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Issue 241

In this month’s magazine you’ll find:

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Our in-depth review of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3; has the company been successful in its attempt to build "the tablet that can replace your laptop"? Find out in this month's PC Pro.


Chromebooks: if you're looking for a budget laptop, a Chromebook could be all you need. We give the lowdown on Chrome OS and search out bargain buys from only £180. We've tested the best eight to help you make the right choice.


20th Anniversary Special

It’s 20 years since PC Pro first hit the newsstands. We cast our dewy eyes over two decades of products and predictions.

All Talk

Voice recognition may have matured on our smartphones and wearables, but there are still some remarkable breakthroughs to come.

Security School

It’s time to take security seriously: here are 35 tips and tricks to help keep you safe online – and out of cybercriminals’ sights.


There are 22 new reviews in this month's magazine, including Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the Samsung Gear Live and the Asus Zenfone 5.


How to switch from iOS to Android

All you need to know to make a smooth transition from Apple to Google – plus advice on making the journey the other way.

Monitoring and managing multiple PCs using Syspectr

Looking after a wide range of computers can be a challenging business. Here, we introduce a handy web-based tool that can help you pre-empt problems and stay on top of events.

Real World Computing

Business feature

How the cloud could prove invaluable in the event of a data disaster.

Advanced Windows and Mac

Microsoft has become such a lumbering behemoth that Jon Honeyball finds himself wondering if the end is nigh for the company

Mobile and Wireless

While Google and Roku’s wireless streaming dongles look similar, they work rather differently. Paul Ockenden gives his verdict

Online Business

Kevin Partner advises on the many avenues to take when determining whether your business idea is a viable one – including the use of Google Trends.

Security and Social Networking

Davey Winder asks whether a social network can ever be truly anonymous, and is horrified by Facebook’s latest announcement.

Office Applications

Simon Jones runs through a few simple tricks in Microsoft Outlook that can help you keep on top of your deluge of email.

Web Apps & Design

How will Adobe’s latest round of updates affect web designers? Tom Arah looks at the latest changes and new capabilities.


Steve Cassidy is taken aback by a rare server failure, and worries about the next generation of network architects.


We examine the specialist anti-piracy policing unit – and reveal how closely it’s working with rights-holders. Plus, we speak to the experts who are keeping self-driving cars on the road, and ask whether it’s fair to ban smartphones from public events.laws, and why we must be wary of the robot revolution.


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