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PC Pro

June 2019

The UK’s biggest selling PC monthly magazine, and your source of professional IT news, reviews and tests. Combining in–depth industry comment and analysis with rigorous product testing.

United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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let’s celebrate tech innovation–even the missteps

@PCPROFACEBOOK.COM/PCPROI SIT HERE hurtling towards Paris, on an astonishing piece of technology known as the Eurostar. As I type, a friend sends me a message, direct from his phone to mine within milliseconds, telling me he’s just rented a new house near where I live. He found that house on Rightmove, a service that somehow collates text, photos and mapping information to connect buyers with sellers. And I’m typing these thoughts on a sleek piece of metal and glass that has more computational power than all the computers in existence when I was born back in 1972.We take all this for granted, and that’s fine. How boring life would be if we had to spend the first 30 minutes of every morning saying “wow!” to one another as our eyes…

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Nicole KobieWhat goes on behind Amazon’s closed factory doors? What dirty tricks do companies use to reach the top of the listings? Nicole reveals all from p30Nik RawlinsonNik explains how to breathe new life into an old Android phone – or simply make your current phone much more pleasurable to use. See p40James MorrisIf you want to buy a workstation, James is the man to turn to for advice. We set him the task of picking from ten powerful contenders. From p78Paul OckendenHaving tested almost every wireless camera – or so it seems – Paul puts the latest Arlo and Blink through their paces. Find out which to buy from p113…

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EDITORIALEDITOR-IN-CHIEFTim Danton: editor@pcpro.co.ukEDITORIAL FELLOWDick PountainASSOCIATE EDITORDarien Graham-SmithREVIEWS EDITOR, EXPERT REVIEWSJonathan Bray: jon@alphr.comFEATURES EDITORBarry CollinsFUTURES EDITORNicole KobieBRIEFING EDITORStewart MitchellLETTERS & SOFTWARE EDITORNik RawlinsonART & PRODUCTIONART DIRECTORPaul DugganFREELANCE DESIGNBill BagnallSUB-EDITORMax FiggettCONTRIBUTING EDITORSSteve Cassidy,Dave Mitchell,Jon Honeyball,Paul Ockenden,Davey WinderPHOTOGRAPHYRebecca SteinmanCONTRIBUTORSJames Archer, Tom Bruce,Lee Grant, Bobby Hellard,Alan Martin, James Morris,Nathan SpendelowPRODUCTIONGROUP PRODUCTION DIRECTORRobin RyanNETWORK PRODUCTION MANAGERKerry LambirdPRODUCTION EXECUTIVESophie GriffinCIRCULATION & SUBSCRIPTIONSCIRCULATION MANAGEREmma ReadNEWSTRADE DIRECTORDavid BarkerDIRECT MARKETING EXECUTIVELuke TuttMANAGING DIRECTOR John GarewalDIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING Julian Lloyd-EvansGROUP CFO/COO Brett ReynoldsCHIEF EXECUTIVE James TyeCOMPANY FOUNDER Felix DennisPRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTIONPrinted by William Gibbons.Distributed by Seymour Distribution, 2 East Poultry Avenue,London EC1A 9PT. Tel: 020 7429 4000.PC Pro is produced by Danton Media Limited and published monthly by Dennis Publishing Limited, a company registered in England, number 1138891.…

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will tech’s titans be torn apart?

TECH GIANTS ARE facing the threat of being broken up, with regulators and governments on both sides of the Atlantic losing patience with firms such as Google and Facebook.There is growing political discomfort over the power and scope of the tech giants, and regulators want to rein them in by either breaking them up or giving rivals access to their most valuable asset: user data.The UK government, for example, has asked the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate the dominance of Facebook and Google in the UK’s £13 billion online advertising market, following a damning report into online practices.The 150-page report, Unlocking Digital Competition, commissioned by the Treasury, concluded that tech giants held too much sway and should face greater scrutiny from a new Digital Markets Unit with legal powers,…

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five stories not to miss

1 Virgin launches “Intelligent Wi-Fi” to boost performanceVirgin Media announced a series of Wi-Fi tools that it says should improve download speeds and better allocate bandwidth across devices. Intelligent Wi-Fi, and Virgin’s associated Connect app, are intended to monitor and manipulate signals and assess whether homes need boosters in certain rooms. The hardware will be free for customers on premium tariffs or £3 for consumers on basic packages.2 Android Q includes hidden “desktop mode”Android Q, this year’s release of the mobile OS that’s already in beta, has a hidden “desktop mode” that Google hasn’t previously announced. Spotted by developers, the desktop mode would enable smartphone users to plug handsets into external monitors and navigate through multiple windows for a more PC-like experience. Samsung and other manufacturers have already offered similar…

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Firefox SendBrowser firm Mozilla has revealed a tool for sending large files, claiming its Firefox Send service improves privacy and means the content of files can’t be viewed by third parties.The simple-to-use service works on all of the mainstream browsers, with an Android app in late-stage development. File size is limited to 1GB until users sign in or create a Firefox account, at which point the file restriction is bumped up to 2.5GB.With a focus on security, the process is encrypted from end to end using the AES-GCM-128 system. Users can password-protect files and set limits on the number of times the data can be downloaded – from once to a hundred times.After uploading a file, users receive a link to send to recipients, who regardless of file size don’t…