PC World in May shows a way out of the swamp of illegal software

This month, we’re pulling the veil off of suspiciously cheap licenses and all the dangers that come with using hacked programs.

We ventured into a hard-to-see, swampy area in search of answers to questions like exactly when a software license is legal, and where the line between the legal gray zone and illegality lies. We even spoke to a Microsoft representative to pour clear water into the glass. Not only do we help you find non-genuine programs on your machine, but we also tell you about them, as it’s worth replacing problematic software, whether it’s an operating system, a user program, or even video games.

However, there is other interesting reading in addition to those mentioned in 2021/05 PC World magazine. For example, we tested Intel’s new processor, addressed QoS technology, talked about the “blessed” activities of profiteers who distorted the hardware market, and what you need to pay attention to from now on after the drone law has been tightened.

Our other topics in detail:

Mobile phones second hand

For some time now, there has been a trend that does not spare our wallets at all, that the pricing of premium devices is breaking new and new psychological boundaries. It is enough that one of the big market players steps in the raise and the others follow. However, you can make significant savings if you look around the second-hand market, but there are also some risks to buying second-hand. But fear not, we will prepare you for any eventuality so that you can make a good decision.

Automated everyday

Probably many are familiar with the feeling that they are starting the tasks on their daily to-do list early on, often falling for them before they are done with everything. Already when they’re done. That’s why we show you tricks that can help you get rid of some of the burden and thus spend more time on others, such as yourself.

Slips and what’s behind them

Barely four months have passed since 2021 alone, but already a series of games premieres, originally this year, have been postponed to next year or the following year. In our article, we analyze the underlying causes and contexts of slippages, including the multifaceted impact of Covid19, from difficulties in hardware manufacturing and logistics to changed conditions for development to e-sports and events.

How to start a podcast?

At first glance, it may not seem like a particularly difficult task to share your thoughts with the world when speaking into a microphone, but if you want to do well, it doesn’t hurt to prepare thoroughly. We help you with tips and useful advice in planning and implementation, from the creation of the format and program structure to the acquisition of the necessary technical equipment.

In addition to the free anti-virus codes (ESET, G Data, Bitdefender) for PC World in May, we will be giving away the key to iFun Screen Recorder Pro and EaseUS Disk Copy Pro, as well as a steam full game as usual. The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav is a genre of point & click style adventure games, and its plot is based on a fantasy world brought to life in the stories (and official novels) of storytellers (and official novels) that are still popular today.

By shaping Geron, a bird catcher with little magical power, we must free the kingdom of Anderghast from the unpleasant effects of a dark prophecy while making friends and enemies, solving puzzles of varying difficulty, and faithfully examining the genre’s traditions, we come across, which are essential for progress.



  • Apple flashed again
  • News
  • Recommended by our editors
  • A storm of opinions


  • PC bleaching
  • Licenses from the gray zone
  • Your friend, Linux
  • The dark side of stolen software
  • Microsoft answers: The secret to cheap Windows keys


  • Mobile phones second hand
  • Intel Core i9-11900K: Attempt to catch up
  • Profiters or victims?
  • HyperX Cloud II Wireless
  • Samsung Galaxy A52
  • Sonos Roam
  • Corsair MP600 Core 2 TB SSD
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano G1
  • Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Master
  • This is how the drone law became stricter
  • Net acceleration at home
  • Marketplace


  • Automated everyday
  • Windows 10 will be renewed
  • Instead of cookies: Google FLoC
  • iFun Screen Recorder Pro (PC World Plus)
  • EaseUS Disk Copy Pro (PC World Plus)
  • Mobile applications of the month
  • Software of the month


  • Slips and what’s behind them
  • Where did VR come from and where is it going?
  • Gift Game: The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav (PC World Plus)
  • Game of the month: Outriders
  • Fallen e-sports games


  • How do I start a podcast?
  • Personalized themes
  • Under the spell of portals
  • Arduinóval media
  • Helpline

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