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Computeractive quick off the mark with Windows 8 app

01 Nov 2012

Computeractive magazine has published an interactive app for Windows 8 with an exclusive series of video guides.

computeractive-windows-8-appThe Computeractive Windows Store app brings the UK’s leading home technology brand right where it belongs – at the heart of Windows 8, with friendly, clear advice that helps Windows 8 users unlock the many benefits that Windows 8 has to offer.

The app can be installed from the Windows Store onto the user’s Start screen, allowing easy access whenever the user wants help. Complete with over 20 video guides on how to use the new operating system, it highlights the new features of Windows 8 and how to use them in simple, easy to follow steps, and can even be run alongside other programs.

Custom-designed for the new Windows user interface, the app was created in collaboration with Microsoft’s Innovation Programme and can be controlled by mouse or touch. The app has fully searchable and sharable content and includes live news from Computeractive.co.uk.

Marc Hartog, publisher of Computeractive said: “For our readers a new Windows operating system, especially one as different as Windows 8, is huge news. However with a new system comes a new way of doing things which our readers may find confusing. Utilising Computeractive’s core principals of simple jargon-free technology advice, our new app provides the ultimate step-by-step video guide of how to use Windows 8 from simple to complex tasks , which is available as Windows 8 launches, and best of all it is free.”

Anand Krishnan, senior director, developer and platform group at Microsoft UK, said: “Providing an innovative, interactive media experience across multiple form factors is just one of the many things which Windows 8 will bring to consumers. We’re really glad to see the fantastic app that Computeractive has created and think that the magazine’s avid readership will get a great deal of advice and insight from using it.”

The Computeractive app is free and is available now in the Windows Store:
Download app from Windows Store

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About Computeractive
Computeractive is the UK’s foremost consumer technology brand. Since launch in 1998 it has specialised in explaining how to use computers, gadgets and the web, using plain English and step-by-step guides to open the benefits of technology to all.
Computeractive is a fortnightly magazine that has an independently audited circulation of 118,188, costs £1.99 and is published by Incisive Media.

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www.getcomputeractive.co.uk
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About Incisive Media
Incisive Media is a leading global provider of specialist business news and information, in print, in person and online. The company’s principal markets include financial services, legal and accounting services, marketing services, technology and risk management. Incisive Media's market-leading brands include Investment Week, Legal Week, Post, Risk, Accountancy Age, Computeractive and V3.co.uk. Visit www.incisivemedia.com.


For more information please contact
Paul Allen
Editor, Computeractive
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