From the Editor
Around this time of year you get lots of predictions from tech ‘experts’ who are paid far too much to imagine what the future might look like. Their utopian forecasts usually involve more robots, more driverless cars, more talking gadgets and so on. Rarely do they focus on the ‘boring but useful’ stuff that ordinary people rely on – software, extensions, apps, downloads. I guess that job falls to Computeractive, and we’re happy to take it on. In our Cover Feature we recommend tools (all free) that’ll be particularly useful throughout 2018.
One tech boffin whose judgement I do trust is Simon Brew, former editor of Micro Mart. In his new Keep Your Brain Active column (page 74) he’ll be testing brain-training games that claim to keep you mentally fit. I hope you enjoy it.
I’d like to thank you for reading Computeractive in 2017, and for your many emails, which provide me with priceless insights into what interests you. Merry Christmas!