Inside PC Pro magazine next month
In next month's issue:
In the next issue (March) on sale 10th January:
- Apple, Google, Microsoft: pick your team
With the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft joins Apple and Google in offering consumers products that can work together, from smartphones right up to desktop PCs – and under the TV. Do the benefits of buying entirely into one family of products outweigh the drawbacks? Or is a mix-and-match approach the key to a smooth-running home? We find out.
- Has Amazon lost it?
Amazon recently reported its first quarterly loss in more than five years. It makes little to no profit on its Kindle hardware, yet it seems intent on pushing ebook prices into the ground. With DRM scares and questionable tax practices making the headlines, are we seeing the first cracks appear in its business model?
- Toddler tech
A growing number of colourful, cheap tablets are being aimed at young children, and Microsoft has acknowledged the need for child safety with its Windows Phone 8 Kid’s Corner feature. We look at some of the best and worst kit to give to a toddler and try out the most effective educational apps.
- Can you vanish from the internet?
Facebook, Google and Twitter know a lot about us, and we haven’t given all the information knowingly. We look at how to be safer with personal data, investigate who holds (and passes on) the most information about us, and find out what we can do when we decide enough is enough.
- Security suites
Security comes under the spotlight as we put the 2013 packages to the test. We weigh up detection rates, performance and ease of use to help you decide whether it’s worth investing in a feature-packed suite – or whether you should stick with a free, lightweight virus scanner.