From the Editor

Computer Active (UK) - - Welcome - Daniel Booth editor@com­put­er­ac­

You’re go­ing to hear a lot about Brian ‘Tomo’ Thompson over the next few months. The Mid­dles­brough shop owner goes on trial in May charged with sell­ing TV boxes with Kodi in­stalled. View­ers can use th­ese to il­le­gally watch paid-for con­tent on­line, such as live foot­ball, TV and films. He claims he’s done noth­ing wrong, but broad­cast­ers will hope for a se­vere sen­tence to de­ter other box sell­ers.

It’s a fas­ci­nat­ing and com­plex case that could set a le­gal prece­dent, but it’s also a dis­trac­tion from what makes Kodi great - which is that it’s an out­stand­ing way to or­gan­ise and (legally) play your mu­sic and videos. We ex­plain how to use it in our Cover Fea­ture (p50), and rec­om­mend the best add-ons to in­stall.

Kodi will give us lots to write about this year, as I’m sure will the im­mi­nent Cre­ators Up­date for Win­dows 10. Call me crazily op­ti­mistic, but I think it will be the best Win­dows up­date for years, if not ever.

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