Windows Help & Advice, issue 125

wha125The latest issue of Future’s magazine for Windows users is on the newsstands now. I contributed the main feature – 50 best apps for Windows 10 – plus there’s an outing for my command-line feature from Maximum PC (sadly this contains the wrong body copy from a previous feature) and another showing for my guide to managing your email with PopTrayU. I also wrote – as per usual – the magazine’s Q&A column, Support Squad.

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MacFormat, issue 302

mac302The latest issue of MacFormat has now been published, and features another four-page Project of mine for the Skills section: a guide to controlling your smart home using IFTTT to link uncommunicative devices together. I’ve also contributed the group test – a roundup of six large-capacity hard drives – as well as a head-to-head review of two more hard drives and a half-page review of MacFamilyTree 8. For details and to order, please click here.

Windows Help & Advice, issue 124 – you’ll be sick of the sight of me

wha124The August issue of Windows Help & Advice is in the shops now, and I’m afraid I feature rather heavily in it. I wrote both the lead feature, 100 tips and tricks for Windows 10, as well as the secondary feature (originally published in Maximum PC in the US), Make Flawless Backups. I contributed a brand new tutorial on creating and publishing your own eBooks, as well as a guide to backing up your emails. Things are rounded off with my regular four-page Q&A column. If all of that appeals (or at least doesn’t put you off), please click here for more details and to order.

Asus Business – digital signage blog posts

signage-nationaltrust3Around 12 months ago I was commissioned by That Media Thing to write a series of blog posts on digital signage for Asus. I’ve finally discovered that all four have been published online at the new Asus-Business site, namely:

Windows Help & Advice 123

Windows Help & Advice 123The latest issue of Windows Help & Advice is on the newsagents stands now, and features a bumper crop of my contributions:

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Apologies for site downtime

I’d like to apologise for the 36 hours or so my website has been down. This was due to moving it to a new hosting package, which I hope will speed things up for both reader and myself going forward.

If you’re interested, I host with TSO Host, who’ve been incredibly helpful (their support staff are superb) as well as offering great value packages.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, issue 114

wdytya114The latest issue of Immediate Media’s popular family history magazine is on the shelves now and its lead feature, “Build your Family Tree”, has been written by yours truly. This is a group test of the top eight family history programs for Windows and Mac. I also contributed a two-page tutorial, “Create a slick family history slideshow”, which is a two-page guide to using Microsoft Sway to build a genealogy-themed presentation.

Issue 114 is on the newsagents shelves now, and you can find out more at the magazine’s website.

Linux Format 212

LXF212The latest issue of Future’s best-selling Linux title is on the newsstands now, and features my latest tutorial on mastering the basics of using the Terminal, this time focussing on getting system and hardware information from the command line. Please click here for more details and to order or subscribe.