The 200th issue of PC Advisor is onsale now. You can buy the March 2012 issue in all good newsagents and via digital download.
It's our 200th birthday! To mark the occasion, we've prepared a bumper edition, full of tips and tricks, analysis of the best technology of the past 200 issues, and our predictions for the future. Our biggest ever tips guide helps you get more from your desktop PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, printer, camera and more.
We've let PC Advisor editors run loose and fancy free with 200 of the finest virtual pounds to pretend to spend on tech. But you'll be more interested in what your cash will net you - and you'll be amazed by our analysis of the 1995-2012 price crash in memory, storage and software products. A taster: if houses depreciated in value at the same rate as hard drives since 1995, an average two-bedroom semi-detached house in a coastal south Devon town would today cost £155 - and we'd still have £45 left in our budget to spend on tech…
We've also squeezed in more than 50 in-depth product reviews, with our Test Centre busying itself with the latest and greatest smartphones, USB 3.0 hard drives and business PCs. Our Hardware section includes our first look at an Intel Ultrabook, Acer's Aspire S3, while our Software reviews consider some of the products that might help you stay safe online in 2012. We've also got reviews of creative apps for Android and iOS, plus the best tech for your small business.
Our How to section guides you through creating multimedia albums with impact using Blurb Mobile on an iPad, plus how to get the best results from mobile and desktop voice-recognition solutions such as Apple's Siri and Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking. And, as if by magic, we show you how to turn a series of digital photos into an actual physical object you can hold in the palm of your hand. (It's not really magic, of course, but we were still wowed by 3D printing.
All this, plus our unique Top 5 charts, technology news and analysis.
On this month's DVD: Use the full version of O&O Media Recovery 6.0 O&O MediaRecovery recovers multimedia files removed from your PC by a virus attack, program crash or simply through you pressing the wrong button.There's also BullGuard Internet Security 12.0is a complete internet security solution. It protects you and your computer from online threats, including identity theft, credit-card fraud, hackers, spam, viruses and spyware. Other lead programs include Ashampoo Burning Studio 2012, alongside Paragon Backup and Recovery 2011 SE and Serif PhotoPlus 10.0