Windows Help & Advice, issue 131

SFX263.cover_uk.inddI have a number of articles appearing in the latest issue, all of which centre around a troubleshooting theme. We kick things off with a feature on building a Windows repair disc, which reveals a number of ways in which you can create a disc that gives you access to repair tools and your data should Windows suddenly refuse to boot.

I’ve also contributed a four-page tutorial on using Event Viewer to diagnose and – hopefully – find fixes to problems plaguing your computer, particularly those that don’t have an obvious cause.

There’s also the four-page Support Squad Q&A column before we round things off with a couple of guides to using the new Start menu, Taskbar and Action Centre in the latest version of Windows 10.

The issue is available in all good newsagents, priced £5.49. You can also find out more and order online or over the phone by visiting here.

Windows Help & Advice, issue 130

The January issue of Future’s popular Windows title is on the newsagents’ shelves now, and features two brand new tutorials of mine: a guide to installing a network printer, plus a tutorial on setting up and running a Homegroup. There’s also another outing for my tutorial on recording your family history with My Family Tree, plus my regular four-page Support Squad column, which answers readers’ questions.

The mag costs £5.49 in the newsagents, or you can buy a copy (or subscribe) online by clicking here.

Pi User, issue 1

PIU01The first edition of Future’s magazine for Raspberry Pi users has hit the newsagents’ shelves. The Windows 2016 edition includes my 11-page feature, 20 awesome Pi add-ons, which profiles 20 of the best hardware add-ons for your Pi, from audio DACs and sensory HATs to an arcade cabinet and touchscreen. Please click here for more details and to order.

iPad User, issue 32

iPad User 32I wrote two tutorials for the latest issue of Future’s digital-only magazine for iPad users – and both feature on the cover. There’s a guide to the new collaborative features that have been added to Apple’s iWork suite of apps, plus a tutorial on creating your own photo filters using the clever Mextures app.

You can download the magazine app on your iPad here. Individual issues cost £2.99, or less as part of a subscription (prices start from £5 per quarter).

Windows Help & Advice 129 – home server heaven

wha129I’m a huge fan of media servers, so it’s with great pleasure I introduce you to Windows Help & Advice’s lead feature on setting up an Emby-powered media server on your PC. This ten-page guide will provide you with everything you need to get up and running, streaming movies, music and TV across your network with ease.

Also featuring in this month’s issue is another run out for my guide to accessing the Control Panel in Windows 10, plus my regular four-page Q&A column, Support Squad. Please click here for more details and to order.

Linux Format 217 – Super Pi!

lxf217The latest issue of Linux Format is out now, and my lead feature – Super Pi – adorns the cover. It’s a ten-page guide to building various Pi-related projects, from desktop or laptop PC to media server and IoT add-on. Also in this issue – my latest piece on using the Terminal, this month focussing on running multiple shells from a single window using Screen.

For more details and to order, please click here. Subscribers can also access these and the rest of the magazine content in PDF format here.

Windows Help & Advice 128

wha128The latest issue of Future’s popular title for Windows users is out now, and I wrote both lead features: Your Windows 10 Questions Answered, and Reclaim Ownership of your PC. I’ve also contributed two tutorials on cataloguing your media and improving Wi-Fi performance, and my regular four-page Support Squad column.

The magazine is now available for £5.49 in newsagents, or you can purchase a copy (or subscribe) through the MyFavouriteMagazines website.

APC Mag – In a Land Down Under

apc433My work has featured in Australian magazines since 2003 when I wrote extensively for the Australian edition of the Microsoft Windows XP Magazine. These days, Australian readers can access selected Mac, Linux and Windows articles I’ve written for UK titles within the pages of APC Magazine. Recent highlights include:

To find out more about APC, please visit its website. International readers can also download the magazine’s app from the appropriate app store to purchase individual issues digitally (UK price, £3.99).

MacFormat 305 – two tutorials and two reviews

mac305The Autumn 2016 issue of MacFormat is available now, and features two new tutorials on reusing an old iPhone or iPad as a security camera, and encrypting and digitally signing email using a self-signed certificate (this is a follow-up to last month’s article). I also wrote two reviews, on the Arlo Q Plus Security Camera and Parallels Desktop 12.

To find out more and order, please click here.