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Member Name: ns1209
Date: 11/11/08, updated on 29/11/08 (148 review reads)
Advantages: Great, easy to use, price
Disadvantages: Price keeps getting higher
Computeractive is a magazine that I have started buying whenever I see it in the shops and it has an interesting feature. The magazine comes out every fortnight and is £1.79. This price has gone up quite a lot from the start but it is still worth it. This is a simple computer magazine and is better for a beginner than a computer genius. All the articles have nice pictures and graphics and the magazine has a nice look.
This is a nice way to find out about the latest technology and is interesting to read. It is not a massive amount but enough.
The magazine has a lot of reviews about the latest technology and this is really interesting to read and if you find a product you like you can research it a bit more.
This section provides you with easy step by step instructions on how to do something on your PC. This varies from how to use Google Earth, to photo editing, to making your webcam a security camera. This is my favourite feature of the magazine and the workshops have different levels to show you how hard they are.
Best buys shows the products that are worth getting, how much you can get it from, a short description, what issue it was reviewed in and how many stars they give it.
This is where they give you a piece of software for free and involves going to their website and downloading it. These are usually quite good and worth buying the magazine on their own!
No problem is a section where readers write in questions and Computeractive answer them. This is great because you might find something out you wanted to know and is interesting to read.
There are many great features it Computeractive including some not listed here. They also have a jargon buster which tells you some of the words you might not understand. If you want a games magazine don't buy this as it has like one page about video games.
The official website is http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ and this has lots of good information and reviews on as well.
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