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Windows Help & Advice, issue 133

I feature rather prominently in the latest issue of Future’s popular title for Windows users. First, I contributed both lead features: Lock Down Your PC Now (a guide to protecting your computer and network from hackers) and What Your Computer is Really Up To (a look at the inner workings of Windows through Task Manager).

I’ve also written two brand new tutorials on writing blog posts offline and adding tabs to any window, while there’s repeat outings for a guide to managing photos with Adobe Bridge and planning study time using the free Study Planner app. And, for good measure, there’s my regular four-page Q&A column, Support Squad.

You can purchase the magazine through any good newsagent for £5.49, or click here to order it online. Subscriptions to the magazine start from £20 per year for digital.

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.

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.

Windows Help & Advice 127 – Anniversary Update tips

wha127I feature heavily in this month’s Windows Help & Advice, which is now on the news stands. There are three Anniversary Update themed tutorials for starters, covering tablets, the Start menu/Taskbar and Action Centre respectively. UK users also get to read my guide to making your PC hack-proof, and we round things off with my regular four-page Support Squad column, answering reader questions.

Individual issues now cost £5.49 each, and you can also subscribe from as little as £5/quarter (digital-only).

Windows Help & Advice 126

wha126The latest issue of Future’s magazine for Windows users is on the shelves now, and features my Supercharge your PC feature, which also appears in the current edition of Future’s US title, Maximum PC.

The issue also features two brand new tutorials – self-publish your book with Blurb and create stunning photo collages – as well as my regular Support Squad column.

For more details and to order, please click here. Please note the magazine is £1 cheaper (£5.49 instead of £6.49) when purchased directly through a newsagent.

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.

For details on ordering, 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.

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:

For more details and to purchase, please click here. You can also subscribe for as little as £5 a quarter (direct debit) for the digital edition.

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.

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.