Computer Newsletters and Tutorials

Below are links to some very good newsletters and tutorial sites that Club Members might find useful.

NEWSLETTERS: These consist of various computer tips interspersed with advertisements and are fairly reliable information sources:

http://computerkindergarten.com/ This newsletter teaches you how to use your computer   and educates you on the ins and outs of using a computer.  Perfect for beginners, you will receive emails about computer topics, articles, websites and current events of interest.

http://www.about.com/ This is more of a magazine than a newsletter, having 22 different channels of information, something for everyone. For example, click on Computing and Technology, and you will find some 49 topics related to computers. Each of these topics has reviews, how-to do it, news items, etc. Not too technical, but a good place to start learning about a particular topic.

http://www.howtogeek.com/ This is a nice collection of hints, tutorials, news, and occasional games aimed at the beginner-to-intermediate computer user. If you would like daily email delivery of the column, just provide your email address in the box on the home page.

http://askbobrankin.com/ Bob Rankin is a translator for the technology impaired

— a writer and computer programmer who enjoys exploring the Internet and explaining technology in plain English.

TUTORIALS AND HOW-TO GUIDES:

Facebook Guide — a guide for Seniors who want to use Facebook to communicate with grandchildren and others, offers an important section on Security settings when using Facebook.

http://www.microsofttraining.net/microsoft-training-manuals.php Want to Learn Microsoft Office? These top class training manuals are free.  Best STL is a London-based company that specialises in offering training courses for users of Microsoft Office. The company recently got in touch with me to say that, as well as offering commercial courses, they also make all their training manuals available for free download from their website. There are course materials online for Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 at the moment, all downloadable as PDF files with no registration required. An outstanding find.

http://www.makeuseof.com/another computer web site, from general news to computer lists, hint lists, and a group of 96 booklets on many computer applications. You can see the booklets by clicking on Guides on the toolbar. You can download the guides in either .pdf or epub format. They want you to register so they can send you the password and and also send email messages. If you don’t want to register, the password is    makeuseof .  It looks like a useful resource.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics A large collection of free tutorials on various computer applications and operating systems.

http://internettutorials.net/ This Internet Tutorials site is intended as an introduction for people interested in learning about the Internet and especially the World Wide Web: what it is, how to search it, and how to use it as a research tool. It is very simple to use. Just click on one of the lines and you will be transferred to a more detailed page dealing with that topic.

http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/200-free-online-classes-to-learn-anything/

A high quality education doesn’t have to come at a high cost. In fact, it’s possible to take classes from big names like Yale, MIT, and Tufts without ever submitting an application or paying a cent in tuition. We’ve compiled 200 online classes from these and other respected institutions, and you can take all of them with no strings attached.

http://www.pcworld.com/howto.html

http://www.techsupportalert.com/tutorials

Jerry Cooperman has recommended a website for tutorials and it is free.  The site is http://www.gcflearnfree.org This is a very informative web site with good tutorials and many video tutorials on all kinds of subjects.

SHAREWARE AND FREEWARE: Fairly safe web sites where you can download applications and not worry about viruses or malware.

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/downloads.html

http://majorgeeks.com/

http://download.cnet.com/windows/

http://www.techsupportalert.com/

 

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