Collect all the issues of Computeractive from 2012 on one easy to use CD-Rom. You can find hundreds of features, articles and workshops in seconds, browse through each issue at your leisure or view a full year’s index at a glance. Key features include a simple search facility, creating your own files of useful articles, printable format, saving space in your home, browsing individual magazines and an index for every issue.
When running a small business, IT is not the highest priority. However, research from the Federation of Small Businesses has shown technology investment can drive extra profit.
This book demonstrates how to use technology to improve. It’s not about spending money or having the smartest IT people, it’s about using the power of cloud to call on a range of smart applications.
IT for Small Business covers many topics: how to choose software; how to choose a service provider; how to draw up a contract and many more. It’s a book about a new way of working – one that will become the way that all businesses are run in the future.
The Raspberry Pi brings the same opportunities to today’s would-be programmers that the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, Atari and Amiga did to previous generations. A fully working computer the size of a credit card that you can buy for less than £30, the Pi is the ideal platform for learning about programming, everything from games to robots. This guide will get you started as a coder by encouraging you to create your own programmes. So fasten your seat belt and welcome to the world of coders, tinkerers, makers and rocket scientists.
The Android operating system is becoming increasingly popular. Inside this Ultimate Guide, we’ll be showing you how to make the most of Android, whether you’re using it on a phone or a tablet. If you’re still wondering what to buy, we’ll explain the elements you need to consider, too. With plenty of step-by-step workshops, if you’re using an Android tablet or smartphone, you’ll find a wealth of information to help you make the most of your device.
This guide will show you how to use Photoshop to improve your pictures. Walking you through the features and showing you how to use the right tools for the job, you will be able to edit your photos in no time. Designed for absolute beginners and Windows and Mac users alike, you’ll find all the information you need to get started.
The best camera for any job isn’t necessarily the most expensive, the most powerful or the one with the broadest set of features. It’s the one you happen to have on your person when the opportunity presents itself. The most commonly used camera is one that forms part of your smartphone. We live our lives with our phones and our cameras and are taking more pictures than ever before.
If you own a recent iPhone, you have access to a five-or eight-megapixel camera, an easy way to share your photos online courtesy of the built-in social networking tools, and an enviable collection of third-party image editing applications to choose from. You have a complete portable darkroom in one tiny tablet and with a bit of care, consideration and forethought will immeasurably improve your results. This guide shows you how you can enhance your smartphone photography, both by improving your technique and by kitting yourself out with the best tools for the job.
The Kindle goes from strength. With every new release, Amazon proves once again why its digital ebook device is the most talked about reader of all and there’s never been a better time to buy one. There are the traditional e-ink based readers but they’re not your only choice. There is also the other half of the Kindle line; the Kindle Fire HD. In this guide, we’ll help you identify the Kindle that best suits your needs and set it up once you get it home. We’ll show you how to get online, download books and other content, and start enjoying the exciting world of reading without paper.
Not since home computing was truly put on the map with the launch of Windows 95 has Microsoft delivered such a radical overhaul to its world-conquering operating system. Windows 8 has a battery of new features; it’s hard to know which monumental change to the operating system to start with. Fortunately, we’ve got them all covered in this guide – and much more.
This MagBook carefully explains all the major new features in Windows 8. There are step-by-step walkthroughs to help you get to grip with the new features and we help you familiarise yourself with several of the new-style apps Microsoft has pre-installed. If you’re using Windows 8 for the first time or you are a seasoned pro, this guide will make your user experience a great deal easier.
After five years and six generations, the iPhone 5 is with us and it’s the most exciting iPhone ever. The retina display is larger than it has been on any previous iPhone, the camera is brighter, the underlying processors are faster, and there are more applications than ever ready for download from the App Store.
We walk you through the key features on every device including the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 6. Much of what we cover is also relevant for any iPhone 4 or 4S users too. We advise you on how to keep your device secure, how to browse the web, email, edit and share your photos. We also look at how to be productive on the move in iWork, ensure you never get lost with maps and much, much more.