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Webuser 500

Web User is the UK's favourite internet magazine. On sale every fortnight it keeps you up-to-date with all the latest news, views, best new websites, music, film and games downloads, free software, and all the other developments on the Web. If you use the internet, you'll love Web User. Being Britain's best-selling internet read, Web User is, quite simply, the only internet magazine you'll ever need.

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United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
$3.61(Incl. tax)
$54.46(Incl. tax)
26 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
save a monkey on software

I had a quiet birthday this year, because it coincided with the government’s decision to close all pubs, cafés and restaurants in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. Now, as Web User reaches its landmark 500th issue, we’re in the midst of a nationwide lockdown, which has somewhat muted our celebration – leaving us not so much blowing our own trumpet as sounding a resigned parp! Nonetheless, we decided to mark our big 500 with a special cover feature about one of the things we do best: rounding up great software you can download for free. We’re helping you, our loyal readers, save money on full, premium, paid-for programs with a value of more than £500 (that’s a ‘monkey’ in Cockney slang). Some of the…

1 min.
buying webuser during the lockdown

IN THE SHOPS Many outlets, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, operating branches of WHSmith and independent newsagents, should be stocking Web User as usual. Keep an eye out while you’re shopping for your essentials. Please let us know if you are having difficulty finding the magazine. SUBSCRIBE Superb offers on print, print & digital, or digital only from subscribe.webuser.co.uk. If you have any problems securing an issue, please email subscriptions@dennis.co.uk. ORDER A SINGLE PRINT ISSUE You can order a copy of the latest issue to be delivered direct to your door from Mags Direct at bit.ly/wumags. GET A DIGITAL ISSUE Download the Web User app for Android (bit.ly/webuserandroid) or iOS (bit.ly/webuserios) and you’ll be able to enjoy the new issue on your mobile device. Alternatively, you can find our digital edition on Zinio (bit.ly/wuzinio). Average sales, Jan-Dec 2019, 24,266…

1 min.
5 things you’ll learn this issue

1 How to turn yourself into a work of art by Van Gogh, Da Vinci and other famous artists 2 How to watch the latest cinema releases at home during the coronavirus lockdown 3 How to check your spelling and grammar online using Microsoft’s new Editor tool 4 How to track the current location of the International Space Station from your PC 5 How to call emergency services from your Android phone without typing anything How to use Bitly links We use Bitly links to shorten web addresses that would otherwise be too long to print in the magazine. Type these into the address bar of your browser – not the search box – and you’ll be redirected to the relevant web page.…

4 min.
what’s new online

Turn your photos into works of art You don’t need to brush up on your artistic skills to create stunning paintings on your mobile device. As long as you have Google’s Arts & Culture app and an eye for a decent visual, you can transform your photos into brilliant works of art. A new tool in the app for Android and iOS draws on the talents of some of the world’s most acclaimed artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Andy Warhol and Leonardo da Vinci. Just tap the Camera icon at the bottom of the screen, select Art Transfer and either take a photo or choose one you’ve already snapped. The app then presents you with a collection of 23 styles that you can tap to transform your image. From there, you…

1 min.
new voice commands

Spread some joy A sure way of lifting your mood first thing in the morning is to spread chocolate all over your breakfast. Say “Hey Google, talk to Nutella Creations” for some delicious-sounding recipes. Play tunes from Spotify Apple Watch users running watchOS 6 can now say “Hey Siri, play music on Spotify”. The feature works on all but the very first version of the Apple Watch. Get pregnancy advice The charity Tommy’s has created a new Midwife skill. Say “Alexa, open Tommy’s Midwife” (or Hey Google, talk to Tommy’s Midwife” on Google Assistant) to ask pregnancy-related questions. + Play Google Stadia Pro for free stadia.google.com Anyone with a Gmail account can try Google’s game-streaming service Stadia Pro free for two months. It’s available on Android, iOS and computers. Just remember to cancel before the free trial ends. Read…

8 min.
need to know

Facebook pledges to fight coronavirus misinformation What happened? Facebook is taking steps to fight the tide of false information about the coronavirus that has spread though its network, after a report slammed its efforts. The social network has been criticised for facilitating the spread of misleading information about health, politics and other areas, which has come to a head with the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook has previously baulked at labelling any posts as false, and has refused to ban incorrect information except in ads. Faced with the COVID-19 outbreak, the company changed tack and introduced labels on shared content that its fact-checking partners deemed false and potentially harmful. However, a study by activist group Avaaz (bit.ly/avaaz500) revealed that the labels took up to three weeks to appear on coronavirus posts, and that Facebook had missed as…