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Issue: 152 | July, 2010

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Australia's premier computer magazine, PC Authority gives you the facts, opinions and insight to make informed PC and tech purchasing decisions. Every issue is packed with the latest products, reviewed by an expert team of technical writers and guarantees more Aussie exclusives and first looks than any other Australian PC magazine.

Trusted for its reliable & objective product reviews, the foundation of the magazine is the comprehensive and thorough evaluations of every product tested by the tech team in our Labs. Its readers are both PC enthsusiasts at home and small-medium business decision makers at work.

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We’ve put together 50 amazing free downloads every PC user should know about. An absolutely essential arsenal of amazing, incredibly useful software for PC, Apple, Linux, Windows, Solaris and Irix.



iPAD OUR DEFINITIVE REVIEW
It’s here but is it there yet? Is it just an oversized iPhone or the future of personal computing? After all the hype, we can finally decide for ourselves.
 

DIY PROJECT: RECORD DIGITAL TV ON YOUR PC
Adding a TV tuner to your Windows 7 PC can transform it into your family’s primary source of entertainment, especially in combination with an Xbox. Adam Turner shows you how.



NEW SECTION: THE ART OF PC BUILDING
Ever wondered how the PC Authority team goes about building a new system? Zara Baxter gives you the lowdown, and some ideas for your next system.



On the Disc: Bonus apps pack
We’ve collected a selection of the best free software to go with our cover feature on the 50 most amazing free programs.
 


On the Disc: Xobni
Searching for emails in Outlook can be a slow & unrewarding experience. Now with Xobni’s instant search, emails you’re looking for appear as you type.
 


On the Disc: Ashampoo Uninstaller 4
Improved Uninstaller and Windows cleanup toolbox removes the digital garbage from redundant program components.
 
 

Head to your nearest newsstand now and get your copy!

 

What's on the Disc?

Bonus apps pack
Xobni add-on for Outlook
Ashampoo Uninstaller 4
Ubuntu Lucid Linux (Beta)
Wizzle Physics-based scrolling puzzle game

Articles in this issue

Acer Aspire 8943G, a gigantic and powerful laptop at a reasonable price

Huge and over the top, but the Aspire offers tremendous power at a surprisingly sensible price.

Adobe's InDesign CS5 is an excellent choice for would-be publishers

Improved graphics and text layout make InDesign CS5 the professional publishing choice for both page and screen

Apple MacBook Pro 17, how does it really compare to other big laptops?

Sleek, graceful, and a glorious 17in screen. See how the Apple MacBook Pro 17 compared to other desktop replacement laptops in our latest roundup.

BlackBerry's Curve 8520 goes without GPS

If you can go without HSPDA or GPS, then the BlackBerry Curve 8520 could be the phone for you.

Borderlands: A first person shooter for freaks and geeks

Freud would have a field day with Borderlands. It's a first-person shooter that thinks it's a role-playing game.

Build your own PC: Part 1, budgeting

Here they are - the absolutely essential things to think about when building your next system.

Build your own PC: Part 2, future proofing

More absolutely essential things to think about when building your next system, including warranties, USB 3 and SATA 6GB/sec

Football Manager 2010 - looks like just a tweak

Having spent more time at the top of its genre than most players have spent bitching about referees, Football Manager fans are always worried about complacency setting in.

Gigabyte's GA-890FXA-UD7 is our new A-List motherboard

Gigabyte's GA-890FXA-UD7 ships with an interchangeable water block and large passive cooler for the north bridge.

HTC's Magic misses the mark because of poor battery life

It might be getting on in age, but the HTC Magic is still good value. But poor battery life is a sore point.

HTC's Touch Pro2 is a good value business smartphone

Another decent phone, the HTC Touch Pro2 is a great handset for business users with specific requirements.

HTC, iPhone, Nokia and more: 17 Smartphones reviewed and tested

It’s been a crazy year for smartphones: we put 17 of the best smartphones on the market to the test

Nokia's N97 lacks design flair, held down by unresponsive keyboard and ...

The Nokia N97 still fails to live up to the hype - making it hard to recommend.

Olympus' PEN E-PL1, a retro-styled Micro Four Thirds camera

With more sensible pricing, the latest addition to the PEN range is definitely a step in the right direction

Our review of Apple's iPad:an oversized iPhone or the future of personal ...

After all the hype, we can finally decide for ourselves. Read our full review and find out what we like and don't like about Apple's iPad

PC Project: Choosing a TV tuner card to record digital TV

There are dozens of types of TV tuners on the market. If you're building a media centre for recording and watching digital TV, where do you start?

Photoshop CS5, still manages to impress after 20 years

Major improvements throughout and extraordinary pixel processing magic see Photoshop CS5 firing on all cylinders

RIM's BlackBerry Curve 8900 wins us over with decent battery life

The RIM Blackberry Curve 8900 goes without HSDPA, but a strong battery saves it.

Samsung's R580 is a good value Core i3 laptop that's under $1000

A Core i3-powered laptop that combines striking looks, solid performance and an alluring price.

The Hexa-core is here: AMD's latest CPU, the Phenom II X6 1090T is reviewed

Hexa-core is here, but how does it stack up? John Gillooly assesses AMD’s bid for the hearts and minds of desktop builders.

Time for faster wireless? 12 latest 802.11n routers reviewed

We put 12 of the fastest 802.11n routers through our real-world tests to find out which performs best

Toshiba's Tecra A11 notebook offers solid business value under $1400

Performs well in this company: the Tecra A11 is a solid business laptop for a competitive price.

Why Creative's Vado HD 3rd Gen is our latest A-list pocket camera

Improved quality and an attractive price help Creative catch up with its main rival.

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