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This is a monthly publication for beginners. If you are new to the web and email then you will find this a very helpful, easy to understand magazine. It contains reviews and workshops written in plain English ( no geek speak!) You can get to grips with email, downloading, searching, chat and all the other things you can do on the web. At least it tells you what all the buttons and commands do. After a few issues (probably a couple of months) you will find that it gets repetitive and covers things that you have already learned. The more you are online, the ,less you will need this publication. I wouldn't recommend buying a subscription to this magazine as you will out grow it long before it runs out. However, if you are new and still find that you are struggling with basics then this is an excellent publication.
I first got hold of a copy of IME about two months before I got a regular internet connection and I must say that I found it extremely useful.It de-mystifies an area of computing that, for the uninitiated, can be both daunting and intimidating. The magazine follows the same format each month, and this is why I doubt that I will continue to purchase it for much longer. Giving workshops and explanations in plain English (usually with accompanying screenshots)is helpful in extremis for the newbie, but once these empires have been conquered there is little to stretch an individual as he or she becomes more confident and accomplished. As such, I doubt whether many would take out a subscription to the magazine as most people will have outgrown its advice and moved on. A good simile would be to compare the magazine to the stabilizers on a childs bike. Once the child can ride then there is no need to put the stabilizers back on again. Once you have mastered the basics of the internet then there is no need to buy this magazine again. However, if you are just taking your first steps into the online community then this is a magazine that I would heartily recommend.
if you are new to the web then this is the magazine to get you started, internet made easy takes you through everything step by step, the magazines is published every 2 weeks. the magazine is priced £2.49 and covers all aspect of the net from e-mail to chat from making a web page to downloading software. in every issue it has a handy pull out for complete begginers. the magazine also rates differnet internet service providers. every couple of months or so you get a free cover disk filled with all the software you need to be a real web wizzard, Happy Surfing
Being a "newbie" is a dunting task... what do all these buttons do? And these menus? Oh my God! What've I done? And WHY WON'T IT WORK?!!! Thankfully, Internet made easy is here to guide us through, explaining the basics in a simple and informative way (hey, even my mum understood it!) With step-by-step tutorials through programmes and basic computer fiddling! With pages and pages of Web listings, the good the bad and the "oooh, that's clever!" sites along with tips on navigation and how to stop yourself drowning in technobabble! It's great! And yet, I can't bring myself to give it five stars. Why...? The models featured on every page! For once this isn't because I'm jealous, but because they are just dressed page three girls! The stiff poses, the over made-up faces, the pretend demonstrations (when you see it it'll make sense!)... they ruin a great magazine, making it look tacky and extremely unprofessional, like something someone threw together on their Mac with their computer knowledge and a few back issues of The Sun!! Computers Made Easy is a great magazine for beginners of all ages, and a bargain at £2.50, but if the production staff would spend a little more on photographs it would be improved no end.