From the Editor

Computer Active editor Daniel Booth Hello...

The most important part of my job as Editor of Computeractive is to make sure every issue is packed with computer, phone and tablet advice you’ll find useful. To do that, I have to make sure we explain everything in plain English. I know how frustrating it can be to read confusing tech ‘help’ that only ends up bamboozling you.

That’s why you’ll find easy-to-follow advice and tips on every page of Computeractive, from the product reviews to the workshops to the problems solved. And it doesn’t matter what phone or tablet you have, or what version of Windows you use - you’ll find tips on all of them.

If you’re considering subscribing to Computeractive then it’s a fair guess that computing is your main passion. I understand - it’s mine too. Like you I realise that PCs aren’t just gadgets. They’re indispensable machines that make life much easier. We’re here to help you make the most of yours.

Daniel Booth

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Why Computeractive?

Your friendly guide to PCs, gadgets and the web

Computeractive magazine

Computeractive is your friendly guide to PCs, gadgets and the web. Our aim is to demystify the world of technology and make its benefits accessible to all, no matter what your level of experience with computers.

Our tips, guides and reviews are written in language that everyone can understand - that's why we have been endorsed by the Plain English Campaign since our launch in 1998.

In every issue you will find a wide selection of projects ideas, software guides and explanations of how to take advantage of the best free online software and services.

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Regular features include:
News and expert analysis of the issues that affect home PC and internet users
Independent product reviews that tell you what to buy
Our pick of the best downloads and websites from the internet
A Projects section including step-by-step workshops, with expert hints and reader tips
No Problem - our Q&A pages where our experts solve your problems

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