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TechLife April 2019

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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.
stream of consciousness

WELL, SOME OF you spotted it, some of you didn’t, but regardless, a little error slipped through our production process last month that resulted in the cover reading that it was the February issue - again! These things happen sometimes, so apologies for any confusion we may have caused. And a special apology to all the confused librarians whose filing methods have been put out of whack - thank you all for getting in touch! Thankfully I can assure you this is very much the April issue, and it is a cracker. We’re taking a look at it all, this month, focusing on the past (with a guide to how you can prepare for Windows 7 being officially declared at the end of its life shortly), the present (Nvidia’s RTX cards have…

1 min.
exclusive software

PERFECT YOUR DIGITAL PHOTO LIBRARY ORGANISE, OPTIMISE AND EDIT WITH ASHAMPOO PHOTO COMMANDER 15. FULL VERSION WORTH $12 The new Ashampoo Photo Commander 15 is the comprehensive solution to view, edit and organise your photos, geotagging included! Bring order to your photo library, batch-optimise 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 KEEP YOUR DRIVE SPICK AND SPAN ORGANISE ALL YOUR FILES WITH ABELSSOFT FILEORGANIZER. FULL VERSION WORTH $25 Downloads, new photos, current documents: For many users, these files first end up directly on the desktop. This is where the naked chaos soon…

2 min.
the wall

FOR US THE PRICE WAS THE MAIN KILLER, WHILE MANY OF US IN THE OFFICE ALSO PREFER THE PIXEL 3’S CAMERA - I’M LOOKING AT THAT AS MY NEXT UPGRADE, IN FACT. What about video? Hi, I read your magazine on a tablet. I enjoy each issue and also that you include topics that are a bit left field. I do not know what proportion off your sales are paper or electronic , but has there been consideration about including video in your magazine. I seem to recall your predecessor magazine that had video in its last year Just a thought. PAUL CAMFORD David says: Hey Paul, thanks for getting in touch, and we’re all very glad you enjoy our at times ecelectic mix of content! We have quite a few readers who follow our digital editions,…

2 min.
inside techlife

TECHLIFE IS AUSTRALIA’S most practical mainstream technology magazine, having been in print since 2012, when we launched as a redesigned and modernised version of Australian PC User. The latter was first printed in 1990, and we take that 25-year heritage seriously and strive to be both ethical and transparent in our coverage of technology and any other topics we broach. Like our sister magazine, APC, we have two main goals here at TechLife: to track down the best of modern tech and to help our readers get the most from 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 in their lives. And like you, TechLife’s journalists want to know what’s good in…

5 min.
sony alpha a6400

SONY SAYS THE build quality of the Alpha A6400 has been upgraded over the A6300, although it’s not clear exactly how or where. Either way, the Alpha A6400 features a magnesium alloy body which is sealed against dust and moisture. Sony’s also bolstered the shutter, which has a lifespan of 200,000 cycles – double that of the A6300. There’s a pretty decent-sized handgrip, with the body of the A6400 following a virtually identical form factor to other A6000-series cameras. The A6400 also features an identical control layout to the A6300, with a good amount of well-marked controls at the rear, along with a free-moving control wheel that enables you to navigate menus and scrutinize images with ease. However, as on all Sony’s other cameras, touchscreen functionality is limited to tap focus,…

1 min.
one in five email attacks uses compromised accounts

ACCOUNT TAKEOVER-BASED (ATO) attacks now comprise 20 percent of all advanced email attacks according to new research from the email security and protection company Agari. This rise in popularity is largely due to them being more difficult to detect than traditional attacks and their ability to bypass email filters since they are sent from a real sender’s email account. Senior Director of Threat Research at Agari, Crane Hassold provided further insight on the threat posed by ATO attacks, saying: “Credential phishing was already a huge risk for organisations because of the potential for data breach, but now there is a new wave of account takeover attacks leveraging compromised accounts to commit additional fraud.” According to Agari’s Cyber Intelligence Division, brand impersonation remains the most common attack vector and this technique…