Linux bonanza – Linux Format 211 and Linux Made Simple

tms13.coverThe latest issue of Linux Format is out now, and includes two of my contributions: a fleshed-out version of my Pi Zero media streamer project, and a guide to editing configuration files in the Terminal. Both articles are online in PDF format for subscribers to download via the magazine archive, or you can purchase it online.

I also feature heavily in a brand new bookazine, Linux Made Simple. This 148-page tome features my Escape Windows cover feature from a previous edition of Linux Format, plus seven brand new tutorials aimed firmly at Windows switchers and beginners, spanning topics such as identifying how Linux works with drives and the basics of networking to understanding Linux file permissions and optimising your graphics card. It’s £9.99 in print, or £6.99 as a digital download.

Windows Help & Advice, issue 122

Windows Help & Advice 122The June issue of Future’s computing title for Windows users is on the shelves now, and features a number of my tutorials: a brand new piece on keeping two remote folders in sync using Syncthing, plus my regular four-page Q&A column as well guides on editing and organising images using the Windows 10 Photos app, recovering files using File History and free tools for avoiding malware.

For more details and to order the print edition, please click here.

MacFormat 299 – reviews and a roundup

MacFormat 299My latest contributions to Future’s best-selling Mac title can now be viewed in the May 2016 issue. I wrote a group test comparing six smart security cameras, plus contributed a full-page review of Synology’s DiskStation 216+ network hard drive and half-page review of Mountain Duck 1.1. Click here for more details and to order.

Linux Format 210

LXF210The latest issue of Future’s best-selling magazine for Linux enthusiasts is on sale now, and features my ongoing series on learning how to use the Terminal (this issue, navigating your file system and simple file management from the command line). There’s also a single-page review of FlexiHub 2.2, a service for connecting USB devices remotely. Click here for more details and to order.

Windows Help & Advice 121 – spring cleaning, photo management and more

wha121The May 2016 issue of Windows Help & Advice is on the shelves now, and features a bumper crop of work from yours truly. I’ve updated the lead article on spring-cleaning your PC, plus contributed two brand new tutorials on getting photos from your phone to your PC and managing them using Adobe Bridge.

There’s also my regular four-page Support Squad column answering reader questions, while two of my previously published tutorials get new airings, one on recording your family history, and the other on making a fail-safe backup with Macrium Reflect Free. Enjoy.