The latest issue of Future’s magazine for Windows PC users is now available in print and digital. It features my regular four-page Q&A column, Support Squad, plus two brand new tutorials: block unwanted apps and toolbars, and a guide to backing up email and browser settings. For more details and ordering information for the print edition, please click here. A digital edition for iOS and Android mobiles is also available for £2.49 per issue, or £20 per year.
From 2000 to 2002 I was editor of PC Answers magazine. During my tenure we published a spoof news column on the last page of the magazine, entitled Wireless. As the weekend is almost upon us (as I type), I’ve taken the liberty of publishing some of my favourites, including Last Hope of Humanity Killed in Alien Incursion (based on the Half-Life game), Dr Linux Beats Super Bill in Epic Battle, and Sitting Duck Dies For Thousandth Time in Network Game (based on me playing Unreal Tournament on the office servers at lunchtime).
The latest issue of Dennis Publishing’s family history magazine is available now. In addition to my regular reviews page (this month, Reunion 11 and Genealogica Graphica are both featured), Your Family Tree also includes my four-page tutorial on getting more from your sources. It features the Evidentia software program and looks at the Genealogical Proof Standard, revealing how to take a more critical look at your sources and the facts – or claims – you derive from them.
The magazine is currently running a special subscription offer, with three issues available in print, digital or both formats for just £1. Click here for more details.
My exhaustive guide to building a Plex Media Server-powered Raspberry Pi 2 has now been published on the TechRadar website. Everything you need to know about obtaining, building and configuring your media server is covered here.
The latest issue of Future’s Windows magazine is now available, and features two brand-new tutorials from yours truly, hide and restore program windows with WindowTangler and vet email with PopTrayU. The magazine also features the four-page Support Squad column, which I ghost-write each month. Please click here for details and to order.
Back in May I was tasked with the job of reviewing – with the help of my two daughters – a VEX Robotics spider robotic kit, which is aimed as encouraging STEM learning. The piece has now been published online – please click here to read it.
Imparture has just published a second wave of social media and marketing playbooks, written by a variety of different authors and covering subjects as diverse as Google Analytics, corporate blogging, Conversion Rate Optimisation and SEO. I edited the vast majority of these titles, and also wrote the synopses that now appear for each playbook on the site.
TechRadar has just published my recently revised and updated guide to connecting your laptop or other mobile device to your TV for streaming and display mirroring purposes. Please click here to read it.
1&1 UK has just published my blog post, 10 essential (and free) tools every blogger needs. Featured tools include Content Strategy Helper, WP-Markdown, Shortcodes Ultimate and PhotoPin – links to each of the featured tools can be found in the blog post.
In total, I’ve contributed around 90 posts to the 1&1 website over the past 10 months, covering a wide range of topics from social media and blogging to plug-in roundups and getting the most out of various 1&1 services. Click the 1&1 Internet link at the top of this page to access the latest posts published on the 1&1 US website.
Future’s latest edition of its best-selling Mac magazine is in the newsagents (and on digital devices) now, and features my two-page tutorial on keeping folders in sync across multiple Macs using the open-source Syncthing tool. Find out how to subscribe to print and/or digital editions here, or order the current issue here.