Review of "Computeractive"
I recently purchased an issue of Computer Active magazine for the special offer of a £1. It is a fortnightly publication, and normally retails at a very reasonable price of £1.20.
The issue 've just read has 98 pages. Great value at virtually a penny a page ! And in full colour too .
The pages are not glossy but that dosen't matter a jot to me . I'm more concerned about the content and on that score - Computer Active is excellent.
The magazine is aimed at the everyday person in the street . You don't need a special amount of skill or knowledge to follow the advice given.
Likewise if you have a modicum of knowledge you will still find this useful.
Another interesting page is the netchart page . This looks at recommended websites , and comes up with a site of the fortnight.Computer Active are keen to offer the best deals around for their readership . They often test out and rate products according to price , ease of use and ease of repairs .
They look at internet banking quite a lot and warn of the pitfalls and advantages of this type of banking.
The cybershopper feature they have looks at shopping on line using credit cards and internet sites .
The latest games for PC's are put through their paces , also and they recommend in their view whether or not a particluar game or product is worth buying.
In the middle of the magazine is a pullout section which is great and the best part of the mag for me .
Every fortnight covers a different topic - guiding you through a task in stages with pictures and diagrams .This week it is how to use different fonts and text in word documents .
Other subjects covered include designing your own cards , spreadsheets , using windows ME to get best results. How to password protect your PC.
They have a useful hints and tips page , alongside a letters page with some very relevant and good questions with answers to boot !
Even the adverts are interesting . Mind you the same could be said of other computer mags.
If there is a slight gripe it is that the magazine does contain a lot of ads . But to be fair don't they all ?
Copyright of Lee Senior
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