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Issue 46 - January 28th 1984
Micropaedia
Modems - Everything you need to know about micro-to-micro communications via the telephone.
REGULARS
Monitor 2

Apple peels off its Macintosh - page 2; Full report from Which Computer? Show - page 3; Commodore set to relaunch 700 again - page 4; ACT plans bumper harvest - page 5.

PCN Charts 7
The bestsellers in hardware and software.
Random Access 9
£10 for the best of your letters.
Routine Inquiries 10
Your questions answered on Spectrum, Oric and Commodore.
Microwaves 12
More tips and routines for the popular machines.
Readout 16
The new books reviewed.
PCN Programs 65
ZX81: risk life and limb in the Caves of Treasure, a full adventure for the 16K machine.
Clubnet 73
A complete guide to clubs and user groups throughout the British Isles.
Billboard 82
More bargain buys in our weekly micro marketplace.
Quit/Datelines 88
Coming events of a computing nature at home and abroad.
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Apple's Big Mac 18
Hardware editor Ian Scales gets an exclusive look at this son of Lisa, complete with icons and mouse.
PCN SPECIALS
Mail moves 22
Buying by mail order is a notoriously hazardous enterprise. John King looks at some of the pitfalls and possible safeguards.
More Memotech 25
If you've bought a Memotech and found the manual doesn't answer all your questions, take a look at Keith Hook's two-part feature starting this week.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
All aboard the BBC 34
David Janda looks at a sideways ROM board that needs no soldering.
Interfacing the 64 36
Barry Miles looks at two new products tha will expand the horizons of your 64.
Portable print 38
Brother's latest offering breaks new ground with quality print and 4K of RAM in a portable typewriter. You can also plug it into your micro.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
Bridge builders 50
Need a fourth for Bridge? What about a third or second? Two new packages could solve your problems with help from your Spectrum or Dragon.
BBC record library 52
A useful filing program for your Model B on tape or disk.
Spectrum steps out 54
Move beyond Basic with this assembler tutor under the scrutiny of Ted Ball.
GAMEPLAY
Spectrum: Burger bars and gangland machinations. 56
BBC: Walk the golf course or race around a building site. 58
Commodore 64: To battle stations in Blue Moon and Quintic Warrior. 60
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