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APC June 2020

For people who love technology, APC is unique: it's the world's longest-published monthly tech magazine. Launched in May 1980, we were there when Apple's Macintosh and IBM's PC were born, and have been at the forefront of tech ever since. With a combination of insights, testing and tutorials APC lets you stay up-to-date with tech as it changes the world.

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13 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
time and evolution

“This issue of APC, our four hundred and eighty first, marks the big four-zero for us. It’s a heck of a milestone by any measure. I’m told we’re also the longest running PC magazine in the world!” A magazine like APC marches to the beat of the ever-evolving PC, and the PC never sits still. Every month, for 40 years, we’ve documented that change and progress, and there’s never once been a dull month. APC magazine exists because the PC is a marvellous, wonderful, world-changing creation – but it thrives because it’s written and read by people that are truly, madly, deeply in love with it. This issue of APC, our four hundred and eighty first, marks the big four-zero for us. It’s a heck of a milestone by any measure. I’m told…

2 min.
exclusive downloads

Please note that these exclusive downloads will only be available for a limited time, from 18/05/2020 to 05/07/2020. Full version worth $30 Encrypt with ease Protect sensitive files with Steganos Privacy Suite 20 Download link: tinyurl.com/APC481Steganos Steganos Privacy Suite 20 combines the award winning Steganos Security software products Steganos Safe and Steganos Password Manager. Users are able to encrypt sensitive data like business reports, TAN lists or holiday photos thanks to a clear and easy menu navigation – on PCs, in networks and in the cloud. Passwords for all online accounts can be created automatically and are easily managed and administrated, regardless of whether it is on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Full version worth $30 Eliminate clutter and confusion Be tidy with Abelssoft File Organizer. Download link: www.apcmag.com/exclusivesDownload ZIP password: April20d Downloads, new photos, current documents: For many users,…

2 min.
inside apc

APC is Australia’s oldest consumer technology magazine – having been consistently in print for forty years, since our first issue way back in May 1980 – and we take that heritage and responsibility very seriously. While our focus is obviously on the personal computer the very definition of the PC has changed and shifted markedly since the early 1980s. As such, we touch on many other areas of tech, too, from smartphones and apps to peripherals, accessories, and beyond. We have two goals: to find the best modern tech and to help you make the most of it. We’re also an open church in terms of platforms. We know most people aren’t wed to a single brand’s products and use a variety of devices. And, like you, APC’s journalists want to…

2 min.
intel launches its 10th-gen comet lake desktop cpu range

Intel has unveiled its 10th-generation Core CPUs for desktop, codenamed Comet Lake-S. The new range is an evolutionary upgrade of the 9th-generation range, with the headline improvements being higher clock speeds, improved overclocking control, a rebalancing of the range to offer better value, and a higher thread count at each respective price point. The flagship Core i9-10900K (KF models come without graphics) features 10 cores and 20 threads, up from the eight and 16 of the 9900K. Clock speeds have also been increased, with up to 5.2GHz now possible, or 5.3 for a short duration if the system cooling allows it. At US$488, it is priced to compete against AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X. Budget-minded users will be pleased to note that the entire Core range, including the i3 and i5 models,…

2 min.
amd’s budget zen 2 processors finally arrive

AMD has launched its Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X CPUs, rounding out its Ryzen 3000 range. Ryzen 3000 CPUs have been very well received but budget models have been absent from the market until now. Both CPUs are built on the same Zen 2 architecture as the higher end models, and bring four-core and eight-thread computing to all but the very cheapest PCs. The Ryzen 3 3100 features a 3.6GHz base clock and a 3.9GHz boost clock. At just US$99 for an eight-thread processor, it looks like a genuine game changer at the low end of the market. The 3300X has a higher 3.8GHz base clock and a 4.3GHz boost clock. It too offers tremendous value at US$120. Both CPUs come with the added value of a Wraith Stealth cooler. Both…

1 min.
folding@home now has dedicated coronavirus research option

UPDATE ADDS AN OPTION FOR DONATING TO COVID-19 RESEARCH SPECIFICALLY. Folding@Home allows people to donate extra CPU and GPU cycles to researchers fighting diseases, including COVID-19, from home. But there hasn’t been an option for users to select COVID-19 researchers specifically as the recipient of their efforts. Now, Folding@Home has added the priority option in its latest update. Previously, there were five options in the web interface for which diseases you could help fight: any disease, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease. The way to contribute to COVID-19 research was by selecting “Any disease” and hoping you’d get assigned work for your cause. Folding@Home assured users that most of the resources sent to “Any disease” would get put towards fighting COVID-19, but it left many users confused.…