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Issue: 173  |  April, 2012

The new April issue of PC & Tech Authority goes on sale today (digital edition for iPad tomorrow and Android later today), jam-packed with reviews, features, expert buying advice and more.

Here's why you should get this month's April magazine at your newsagency:

Your Windows laptop is now a brick

Thinking it's time you got a new laptop this year? Then this issue is an absolute must-read. We've taken the new breed of laptops for 2012 - Ultrabooks - and put them through our torture tests to see which is best.  We also have photos showing inside the guts of the hardware, analysis from John Gillooly, benchmark results, specs, prices….it's a big special.


PC, Mac, PC, Mac, PC, Mac

Flame wars aside, it's more common these days to own both hardware. This month we show you tips for the discerning Mac/PC owner - how to migrate a PC to a Mac, running Windows on a Mac, adding Macs to your network, transferring your iPhone or iPad to a new Mac.


That burning sensation


…is the Speed Test redlining as we clocked 40,000kbps with the first 4G phone we've tested. You've read the hype, you've seen the advertisements, now get the real test data on how Telstra 4G performs on HTC's Velocity phone. It's good, but there's a few things to keep in mind.


Roll your sleeves up

One for those willing to get out the tools. We look at converting an old PC into a spanking new media PC.


Systems: cool fans, cool temps

This month the new member of the team Matt Wilson tells what he knows about 3-pin fans, molex plugs, big fans, small fans, noise levels, a recommended RPM range, mounting fans - it's a lot of useful info you can apply to many PC builds.


In the Labs


Just like every month, you get a shopping guide full of expert advice on printers, monitors, graphics cards, tablets, phones, SSDs, keyboards, speakers and software. Our reviews look past the hype and give you the warts and all.


Flash, microSD, SSD


We're putting more and more data ion these little things - including our most important files. But are they all created equal?


Tutorials - Using a VPN, learn HTML5


By the time you've finished reading, you'll have a headstart on setting up a secure Internet link to the office, and the basics of creating a simple web page in the latest language of HTML.


Demo: Jagged Alliance: Back in Action

We have a soft spot for Bond - somehow this tactical assault title involving an island, evil dictator, and private military evokes the right atmosphere.



A free full version of Ashampoo Burning Studio 2012 on the DVD, great reads on topics like LTE, telcos, Office 365, and all about a special coating that repels water to keep your phone or tablet dry.

Grab the magazine at your newsagency.

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