Your Family Tree issue 165

YFT165The latest issue of Dennis Publishing’s Your Family Tree magazine includes two of my tutorials as well as my regular reviews page. The tutorials are a hands-on guide to transcribing documents using GenScriber and a guide to moving on from Family Tree Maker. The latter guide was written and published before Ancestry announced it was passing on Family Tree Maker to a new publisher.

For more details and to order, please check out the magazine’s website. Also, please note that the magazine is changing its name from next issue to Your Family History.

Linux Format 207 – Escape Windows, and more!

LXF207Issue 207’s of the UK’s best-selling Linux magazine is on the newsagents’ shelves now, and features no fewer than four contributions from yours truly. I wrote the 10-page lead feature on installing Linux Mint alongside Windows 10, plus two four-page tutorials on encoding video using x264 and setting up virtual machines using VirtualBox. Finally, I also contributed a single-page review of Vivaldi Beta, a new web browser.

For more details and to order a copy or subscribe, check out the official Linux Format website.

MacFormat issues 295 and 296

mac295Issue 296 of the beautifully redesigned MacFormat is now with subscribers, and should be in the shops next week. It features my half-page review of the Synology RT1900ac router, and has to be one of the most brilliant redesigns I’ve ever seen.

In the meantime, you can still pick up issue 295, which featured my co-written (with Nik Rawlinson) feature, 63 great new ways to improve your Mac. I also contributed a two-page guide to adding a secondary layer of encryption to your cloud-hosted data using Viivo and a half-page review of iPulse.

Windows Help & Advice 118

wha118The latest issue of Future’s Windows magazine is out now, and includes three tutorials from yours truly. There’s a guide to using the new Windows 10 Photo app, which previously appeared in a standalone bookazine, plus two brand new step-by-step guides to using the BBC Store and TripAdvisor apps respectively. Things are rounded off with my regular four-page Support Squad Q&A column.

For more details – including how to subscribe – please check out the magazine’s home page.

Blues News

Blues News 2016-06Today’s cut-down edition of Birmingham City’s official matchday programme features my regular On This Day column, which profiles three games that were played on the same day in years gone by. Today’s highlights include three FA Cup victories, including an act of giantkilling against the then mighty Wolves in 1954, when second-division Blues beat them 2-1 at Molineux. Fans can pick up the programme for just £2 at today’s game.

Windows Help & Advice 117 – Home Media Heaven

Windows Help & Advice 117The January 2016 issue of Windows Help & Advice is available now, and my main contribution is the 12-page lead feature, Turn your PC into a Media Centre. It’s a guide to watching DVDs, live and catch-up TV, plus other digital media in Windows 10.

My other contributions include two tutorials on Wunderlist and Duolingo, plus my regular four-page Support Squad column answering reader questions.

Annual subscriptions start from just £20 for digital – print costs £48, and a combined print/digital sub is just £52. Alternatively purchase the print edition through your local newsagent or via the MyFavouriteMagazines website.

TechRadar – Raspberry Pi

TechRadarI’m in the process of updating a host of articles on Linux and the Raspberry Pi for the TechRadar website – this work will continue into January. In the meantime, the first few articles I’ve updated have now been published online:

MacFormat 294

mac294Three of my contributions feature in the latest issue of Britain’s best-selling Mac magazine. I wrote six pages of the cover feature, ‘The ultimate Apple gift guide’, plus contributed a four-page group test on Time Capsule alternatives and a single-page review of Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Mac.

The magazine is available now in shops for £5.99, but cheaper digital editions are also available, as are subscriptions.