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APC October 2018

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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what’s your digital privacy worth?

The old adage that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has perhaps never been more true than in our current age of ubiquitous ‘free’ digital products and services. As we’ve all been rudely made aware over the last few years, the price of services like Facebook and Google is, at the very least, some degree of your digital privacy. The big tech companies do allow you to request a copy of all the data that’s been collected on you and, if you’ve been using a service for years, that can often add up to gigabytes of information. And it’s not just your search habits and likes that are being tracked, but also your movements in the real world. Google, for example, keeps a log of your location whenever you…

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exclusive software

ISSUE 459, OCTOBER 2018 Please note that these exclusive APC & TechLife magazine downloads will only be available for a limited time, from 10/09/2018 to 28/10/2018 MAKE YOUR PHOTOS PROFESSIONAL GRADE TWEAK AND OPTIMIZE IMAGES WITH ASHAMPOO PHOTO OPTIMIZER 2018 FULL VERSION WORTH $30 Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 2018 makes your images look better. Automatic optimization is at the heart of the program and enhances images at the click of a button. This is achieved through detailed image analysis that reveals possible weak points. Pale colours, incorrect exposure settings or wrong colour temperature — Photo Optimizer’s algorithm finds them all. The new version also features automatic white balancing and contrast spreading for even better results. Naturally, Photo Optimizer 2018 also includes indispensable image editing tools to adjust colours, rotate and mirror or resize and crop images.…

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inside apc

APC is Australia’s oldest consumer technology magazine — having been consistently in print for over 35 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 — it’s in our name, after all — 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, online services and beyond. We have two main goals: to track down the best of modern tech and also to help our readers make the most of it. We’re also an open church in terms of platforms. We know most people aren’t wed to a…

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tech notes

Encrypted communications targeted by new Australian anti-crime laws Big tech will be forced to assist law enforcement. Back in July 2017, the Australian Government stated its intention to introduce new legislation that would force companies to decrypt secure messages, and the details surrounding the proposed laws have finally come to light. While Australian telcos already offer a degree of assistance to the country’s law enforcement, providing user data in investigations relating to high-level crime, the government’s concern is that the same cooperation isn’t currently provided by big tech companies that offer encrypted messaging services. An exposure draft of the Assistance and Access Bill 2018 has revealed legislation that will allow certain high-ranking security officials to formally request access to encrypted communications from the providers of those services. While the companies being issued the…

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number crunch

$ billion 2.39 AMD HAS HAD ITS BEST FINANCIAL QUARTER SINCE 2011, COURTESY OF RYZEN AND EPYC Q2 of 2018 was a very exciting time for AMD, as the microprocessor manufacturer celebrated its strongest financial quarter since 2011. Thanks in no small part to the continuing success of Ryzen and Epyc CPUs, which saw a 64% ‘ryze’ (ahem) in revenue from Q2 2017. Overall company revenue was up 53% from $1.56 billion to $2.39 billion year-on-year, bringing the net income back into the black after last year’s $57 million loss. 1 in 5 PORTION OF AUSSIES THAT THINK THEIR SMARTPHONES ARE SPYING ON THEM Ever thought that the targeted advertisements you were seeing were a little... too targeted? Finder.com.au asked thousands of Australians and found that nearly 20% of them believed their phone…

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wearables that can save your life

It’s all well and good to crow about the latest in-depth sports features included in your smartwatch or the extra two minutes of battery life that the manufacturer has managed to squeeze into its latest flagship, but what technology could actually make the biggest difference to the way people live their lives? While smartwatches are indeed making big strides towards non-invasive health monitoring, it’s the dedicated devices that still have the edge on keeping track of your wellbeing. From malaria to asthma, diabetes to broken bones, there are numerous inventions out there to monitor your health, alert you of any abnormalities or even physically act to keep you safe. Here are five such devices that we’ve recently found. ActiveProtective smart belt Hip protection for the elderly If only clothes were a bit more…