PC & Tech Authority Magazine Issue: September, 2010
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Issue: 154 | September, 2010

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Take a quick look inside the upcoming September issue of PC Authority Magazine, on sale at your newsagency this Wednesday, August 4.








BROADBAND UNLEASHED!
Forget Facebook. Faster broadband with bigger download quotas means the internet just got a lot more interesting. Here are 20 amazing uses for the new beefed-up broadband plans.



IPHONE 4: THE FACTS
A new design and super-sharp display, but is Apple’s new smartphone good enough to pick up where the 3GS left off?
 

COMPACT CAMERA SHOOTOUT!
Sleek metal on the outside, technological marvel on the inside, these top-end cameras are an investment for the future. We test 14 of the best on the market to help make your choice easier.



DIY PROJECT: DIGITISE YOUR VHS COLLECTION
In Part one of our feature on transferring video tapes to disc, we explain how to preserve your collection.




On the Disc: Bullguard Internet Security 9.0 (6 month licence)
Comprehensive protection from viruses and all other online threats.
 


On the Disc: SmoothPay/gold Payroll (one year licence)
Easy and robust payroll processing for small business
 


On the Disc: Lego Harry Potter (Demo)
Experience the all new Harry Potter adventure
 
 

Head to your nearest newsstand now and get your copy!

 

What's on the Disc?

On the Disc:
HDR Darkroom Basic
Cyberlink Power 2Go
Easeus Partition Master

Articles in this issue

20 things to do with a big, fast Internet plan: Edit your photos online

If you're put off by spending upwards of $100 or more on image editing software, free online editors could be useful

20 things to do with a big, fast Internet plan: Listen to Internet radio

Digital radio might offer access to a few dozen stations, but internet radio over broadband brings the world to your doorstep

20 things to do with a big, fast Internet plan: Record TV and store it online

If you've got a fast pipe into your lounge room and a generous data allowance, MyTVR can act as a virtual video recorder in the cloud.

20 things to do with a big, fast Internet plan: Sony PlayStation Plus

This is a great way to ensure that the bulk of your PS3 downloads happen during off-peak times, saving your precious peak time data and potentially saving you money

20 things to do with a big, fast Internet plan: Store your life on the Internet

Some files are irreplaceable - family photos and tax records - which is why you need to take extra precautions when making backups.

20 things to do with a big, fast Internet plan: View cities in 3D

Swoop down amidst the skyscrapers into the laneways of Manhattan, or see the mountains surrounding Machu Picchu from the angle of a bird in flight

5 tips for better digital TV reception

Having issues with your digital TV signal? We’ve got some suggestions

AMD Vision laptops: Lenovo, Dell and HP models reviewed

AMD's updated processor plus graphics chip ‘Vision’ platform comes in Basic, Premium, ultimate and black – but how does the performance stack up?

Avira Premium Security Suite 10, an excellent choice for technical users

Not the prettiest security package, but Avira’s suite is highly configurable and extremely effective

Canon Digital Ixus 210, has enormous touchscreen but what about picture quality?

A competent compact camera with an enormous touchscreen, but spending a little more goes a long way

Canon PowerShot G11, bristling with features and top end image quality

The highly-regarded Canon G11 is designed for keen photographers who want a pocket-sized camera to complement their SLRs. See how it performed in our group test

Canon PowerShot S90, a superbly conceived compact camera

With sumptuous image quality and great controls in a compact package, it’s worth the high price

Kaspersky Pure, the new all-in-one package reviewed

A well-equipped all-rounder, but unfortunately it doesn’t excel in any particular area

McAfee Internet Security 2010 reviewed

Aside from an interface overhaul, there’s little new here, and mediocre malware detection can’t save the day

Microsoft OneNote 2010, a great program that you could use all day

Better integration with Word, PowerPoint and IE, along with improved co-authoring, move OneNote into the mainstream

Nero Multimedia Suite 10, a far cry from humble CD burning

Masses of video-editing power and an excellent backup utility, but it isn’t as flexible as its rivals

Nikon Coolpix S4000, the good and the bad

Extremely slim and with a 3in touchscreen, but it isn’t good enough to stand out from the pack

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, why it could become the price/performance champion

This Nvidia card could well become the DirectX 11 price/performance champion. Read our review to find out why

Pacstar i7 Luxury, tackles HD video editing and gaming without breaking the ...

It lacks a few bells and whistles if you’re looking for a family PC, but it has plenty of power and expansion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, still an impressive camera despite its age

Packed with features, a delight to use and capable of great results. Stiff competition is the only stumbling block

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3, big zoom and high-quality video mode

Lots of strengths, including a long zoom and high-quality video, but image quality is disappointing

PC Building: Building a Mini-ITX system (Part 2)

It’s smaller than a regular desktop, but no less powerful, and it's perfect for some tasks. Here's part two of John Gillooly's guide to Mini-ITX PCs

PC Building: Building a Mini-ITX system (Part 3)

It’s smaller than a regular desktop, but no less powerful, and it's perfect for some tasks. Here's part three of John Gillooly's guide to Mini-ITX PCs

PC Project: Building a Mini-ITX system (Part 1)

It’s smaller than a regular desktop, but no less powerful, and it's perfect for some tasks, says John Gillooly

Project: How to turn your VHS collection into DVDs (Part 1)

It isn't that hard to bring your old VHS collection into the digital realm. In the September issue of PC Authority we show you how to capture your analogue video memories to PC

Project: How to turn your VHS collection into DVDs (Part 2)

It isn't that hard to bring your old VHS collection into the digital realm. We show you how to capture your analogue video memories to PC in part two of our guide

Project: How to turn your VHS collection into DVDs (Part 3)

It isn't that hard to bring your old VHS collection into the digital realm. We show you how to capture your analogue video memories to PC in part two of our guide

RIM BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9105, a Blackberry phone with a difference

Aimed successfully at a younger audience, but also with strong enterprise credentials

Sony VAIO P Series (2nd gen), the only fully fledged laptop that can slip ...

A clear improvement, with some neat design touches and a faster turn of pace, but it’s still hit and miss

ViewSonic VX2739wm monitor boasts a 1ms response time, here's our review

Plenty of ports and good image quality, but Viewsonic's VX2739wm isn’t perfect by any means

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