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What’s new in Which? Computing: August 2018

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What’s new in Which? Computing: August 2018

We’re offering a sneak peek at the latest product reviews and investigations tucked inside Which? Computing magazine – the UK’s largest computing and technology title, offering jargon-free advice to help you make the most of your tablet, laptop or smartphone.

Which? Computing is delivered free to Which? Tech Support members, but there’s more on offer than a glossy magazine. Our experts are on hand to guide you through tech troubles through the tech-support helpline, where you can get one-on-one advice from our friendly advisers.

We can also remotely connect to your computer to help with issues, offer email support, and an easy-to-use online hub for guidance, support and further learning.

Read on for more about the August issue of Which? Computing.

Which? Computing: August 2018


Also included in this month’s magazine:

  • How safe is public wi-fi? – If you’re going on holiday, it’s tempting to connect to wi-fi hotspots to get online. We explain the risks.
  • Don’t let your printer ink drain your wallet – Our Computing experts reveal the best brands and retailers for cheaper ink.
  • Browser extensions: what are they and should you install them? – If you spend lots of time online, downloading a browser extension can give you quick access to extra tools.
  • Things you should know about phishing scams – From angler phishing to smishing, we explain how scammers target you and what you can do to stop them.
  • On test: Chromebooks & Ultrabooks – discover the pros and cons, and pick the best models

From the Editor

‘It’s summer and many of us are thinking about our holidays. These days most of us bypass the traditional travel agent and sort out everything online, but there are so many websites and tools and apps that the sheer choice can leave your head spinning, so in the August issue of Which? Computing we’ve rounded up some of the most useful travel apps, from budget airlines and mapping to city guides and translation apps.

Of course, apps can come with a sting in the tail, so we’ve also had a look under the hood to see what you’re being asked to give away in return with the data you share and the permissions you grant when you install them.

Holidays can also mean big mobile data bills, which mean you’ll be looking around for wi-fi to help keep your bill under control. Free hotspots can be a lifesaver, but it’s worth being a bit careful when you connect to them and what you do while you’re connected: we’ve got advice on how to do that as safely as possible.

You might be printing off your boarding passes as you head to the airport, so we’ve also got a round-up of all the best printers and a guide to saving money on printer ink – so that you’ve got a bit more cash to splash when you get to the sun.

Elsewhere in the August issue we’ve got a look at the best new Chromebooks on the market and a guide to getting started if you decide to buy one of these Google-based laptops, as well as a round-up of the best new ultrabooks, and a look at browsers: the differences between them and how you can add more functionality to them with extensions.’

Kate Bevan, Editor, Which? Computing

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