A bucketload of TechLife feedback
I’m a subscriber to the mag and would like to make some comments and suggestions on TechLife’s content. Photography series: I’m a real fan of this series. I bought my first digital compact in 2006 and ordered my second last week through having my eyes opened to the impressive advances in the technology in the last decade through reading these articles. I hope they continue. Buyers’ guides in comparative reviews: For a non-tech subscriber, I found these extremely useful and would like to see them extended for people like me who are barely across basics. Reviews of security suites and similar: Include a warning in the buyers’ guide about the need to be aware of the possibility of the subscription page of the website having a deliberately concealed fine print ‘opt out’ box committing the purchaser to automatic renewal of the subscription. I know of two providers who use this trick. With one — Bitdefender — where I missed the box, we had a protracted dispute about an automatic renewal after we had told them we had uninstalled their program six months before when their slow support failed to give us a fix for a false positive with our accounting software. No complaints about performance but their business practices are close to fraudulent in my view. Reviews of Android smartphones: For me, now I know more about the vast range of specialist applications available for Androids, a note of the sensors included with the particular model would be very useful. This is as much a selling point for me as the performance of the camera for example. In this respect, info on sensors is not readily available on some web sites.
[ BRUCE MAJOR ]
Ed replies: Thanks for the compliments and suggestions, Bruce — we’re glad to hear you’re enjoying the mag and we’ll keep your comments them in mind for future editions.