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    • Wren4
    • By Wren4 9th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
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    Out of touch
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    • 9th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
    Out of touch 9th Jan 18 at 2:00 PM
    Over the past few years, I seem to have got left behind a little with new technology for tablets, mobile phones etc., and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a publication, be it monthly, weekly, that would help me get back up to speed. Even a website if there is such a thing.

    I am okay with the basic, but I am hopeless on configuring systems to meet my needs and not what Google and the like seem to force me into.

    Any recommendation would be much appreciated.
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    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 9th Jan 18, 6:33 PM
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    The Dummies Guide series? Should be available in the local library.
    • Wren4
    • By Wren4 9th Jan 18, 7:12 PM
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    Thanks Neil
    • were
    • By were 9th Jan 18, 7:22 PM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 7:22 PM
    YouTube is generally excellent too, not always that deep though, but sometimes the wrong advice too.
    • dipsomaniac
    • By dipsomaniac 9th Jan 18, 7:45 PM
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    not sure what you need to know. its all been about connectivity for the last couple of years. whether on pc, laptop, tablet or phone you can access contacts, messages, calendars, docs, multimedia etc anywhere on any device.

    we are now moving rapidly into ai (artificial intelligence) and the smart home/car with google home and amazons alexa where you can control your heating, lighting, appliance with either your voice or a app on mobile device.

    have a look at the top apps in the app store. the gadget show (ch5) and bbc click (not sure what channel) are weekly programmes on tv to keep you up to date. in the magazine section of the app store you can subscribe to tech advisor or similar
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    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 9th Jan 18, 8:38 PM
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    I've subscribed to ComputerActive magazine for a number of years and find it a really good way of keeping up to date with the type of technology you are talking about.

    It keeps things to a fairly simplistic level in most areas which suits me fine!

    It comes out every 2 weeks.

    You can browse a copy in W H Smith to get an idea of what is provides before you buy (or not)
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 9th Jan 18, 9:17 PM
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    I've subscribed to ComputerActive magazine for a number of years and find it a really good way of keeping up to date with the type of technology you are talking about.

    It keeps things to a fairly simplistic level in most areas which suits me fine!

    It comes out every 2 weeks.

    You can browse a copy in W H Smith to get an idea of what is provides before you buy (or not)
    Originally posted by Neil49
    In my mind there is nothing better than readly for lots of Mags , and I noticed that recently Computer Active has been available I bought the last two in my local shop. Readly is 7.99/month and has Linux Mags, some PC mags and other tech stuff but the biggie for me is that the wife can also read a lot of her mags , it has saved us a fortune and a lot of recycling bags. I believe they still offer a two week trial (free) or two months for the price of one. Works on iTHINGS and android plus PC give it a try
    https://gb.readly.com/ ... Not an advert nor spam just good sense. I even read mags I wouldn't even pick in the Newspaper shop
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    • Heedtheadvice
    • By Heedtheadvice 10th Jan 18, 5:42 PM
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    Also, really aimed at us older folk the web site http://www.silverhairs.co.uk/
    is a good general advice area.
    • hans 2
    • By hans 2 10th Jan 18, 8:28 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 8:28 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 8:28 PM
    Magazines.

    Read them all online free.

    http://magazinelib.com/?s=computeractive
    • emptybox
    • By emptybox 11th Jan 18, 1:06 AM
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    Also, really aimed at us older folk the web site http://www.silverhairs.co.uk/
    is a good general advice area.
    Originally posted by Heedtheadvice
    Looks like the website is designed for those missing the mid '90's?
    • robin58
    • By robin58 11th Jan 18, 2:39 AM
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    Check with your local library;

    Here in Essex the library service allows access to about 100 magazines on different subjects online only for free. There are over 12 computer based magazines on my library's access pages,

    Only problem with this service you must have a valid Essex permanent address.

    Perhaps your local library service does something like it.
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