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TechLife Xmas 2018

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TechLife is a tech mag with a difference. It focuses on how technology can help you rather than on product specs. In an era when the tablet and smartphone have joined the personal computer as essential devices in our lives, TechLife shows you how to get the most from them.

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Future Publishing Ltd
$6.99(Incl. tax)
$39.99(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
judge all the things!

IF YOU’VE GOT A STRONG OPINION YOU REALLY WANT TO SHARE, PLEASE LET US KNOW - WE’RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO GET LETTERS AND EMAILS. QUITE A FEW pages of opinions, in fact, starting on page 50 of the very magazine in your hands. I and the rest of the TechLife crew – ably assisted by our pals at APC – have put our heads together to find the best of... well, everything! Best smartphones? We’ve got you covered. Best networking gear? Sorted. From smarthome devices, to laptops, to storage devices, tablets, and a whole mess more. On top of that, we’ve listed our favourite apps, mobile games, console titles, AAA PC and indie games, in a massive list of software. The list has been all year in the making, and it’ll probably…

1 min.
exclusive software

EDIT AND PRESENT PHOTOS LIKE A PRO VIEW, EDIT AND ORGANISE WITH ASHAMPOO PHOTO COMMANDER 15 FULL VERSION WITH US$49.99. The new Ashampoo Photo Commander 15 is the comprehensive solution to view, edit and organize your photos, geotagging included! Bring order to your photo library, batch-optimize multiple files at once or create and design your own calendars, greeting cards and slideshows with ease. Control and navigate through your slideshows on your PC while the slides appear on an external display or beamer! With just a few clicks, beginners, amateurs and professionals alike will achieve stunning results. Download link: www.ashampoo.com/techlife STREAMLINE YOUR SYSTEM SEARCH TOOLS SEARCH MORE RAPIDLY AND THOROUGHLY WITH ABELSSOFT FIND MY FILES FULL VERSION WORTH $16. Find My Files impresses with high speed and accuracy, based on a specially developed search syntax for NTFS index technology.…

3 min.
the wall

Smart kid I thought you might be interested in this. My seven year old grandson has been reading TechLife magazine for some time now. He borrowed them from the local library. THERE HAVE BEEN HUGE ADVANCES IN THE YEARS SINCE I FIRST STARTED USING A COMPUTER AND I STILL FIND I AM LEARNING. IN FACT, SOMETIMES I HAVE TO ASK MY GRANDSON SOMETHING ABOUT MY IPHONE OR IPAD.HE KNOWS MORE ABOUT BOTH OF THEM THAN I DO. Often he will ask me if I have seen a certain app or do I know such and such. He seems to have a good understanding of technology and certainly appears to comprehend what he is reading. He seems to be a lot smarter than me. It must be the new generation who grow up with…

8 min.
google pixel 3 & 3 xl

FOR THE LAST few years, Google’s Pixel handsets have offered the closest thing to an iPhone-like experience you’ll get for Android – and this third generation makes them more appealing than ever. These aren’t iPhone clones, however, and there are no direct attempts to ape iOS, as you’ll often see on Chinese Android handsets. What the Pixels deliver is plain but sturdy hardware with the latest version of the Android OS – 9.0, aka Pie – creating an elegant and consistent smartphone experience and one which, generally speaking, “just works”. This is Android exactly the way Google intends, which means there’s no dodgy customisations and you’ll get OS updates as soon as Google releases them. As before, both handsets are high-end end devices that share very similar core hardware – this…

6 min.
essential tech news

ADELAIDE GIVES THE GREEN SIGNAL FOR DRIVERLESS CAR TESTING ON CBD ROADS LOOK, MA, NO HANDS! Adelaide has become the first Aussie city to allow the testing of driverless car technology on its CBD roads. Two self-driving Lincoln MKZ sedans that can communicate with each other and traffic lights are taking to streets that will be blocked off as part of the trial. The tech, developed by Cohda Wireless, also enables the cars to sense pedestrians, even around blind corners. The technology aims to reduce the number of people getting hurt on our roads due to human error. [SS] AUSTRALIA TO GO TO THE MOON AND BUILD A BASE THERE. Australia’s new space agency has only been in business since July 2018, and already the CSIRO has drawn up plans for the fledgling organisation to…

2 min.
the news in numbers

000000 KANYE WEST EXPOSES HIS ALARMINGLY SIMPLE IPHONE PASSWORD IN THE WHITE HOUSE While visiting the White House to chat to President Trump, Kanye West accidentally revealed to live TV cameras that his iPhone password is just a series of zeros. We recommend you avoid using one of the world’s most commonly used lock-screen codes. Anyway, here’s a quote from the rapper during his chat: “This is our president, he has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the best factories, and we have to make our core be in power.” 30 million DUCKDUCKGO’S DAILY SEARCH VOLUME HAS INCREASED BY 50% SINCE LAST YEAR Although it took privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo seven years before it was hitting 10 million daily searches, its next two milestones didn’t take quite as long. In the next…