Wednesday

Three Technology Help Sites

As a baby boomer and IT worker, I have been around electronics and computers for longer than I care to admit, and I can still be baffled. That's part of the challenge, though - even if there are days you may not particularly want to be challenged. Folk who don't use computers regularly - or are leery of them in the first place - can sometimes get stuck attempting so-called "simple" tasks; it frustrates them and drives them further away. I post some helpful how-to articles on this site from time to time, and I try not to use TLA's (three letter acronyms} without explaining them. In addition, here are three other useful sites that can help with everyday computer stuff.


The guides below are straightforward and contain as little gobbledegook as possible. The GCF site in particular is well-suited to fledgling computer users.

GCF LearnFree - written, animated and video tutorials on many topics including Apple and Windows computers and a growing section on mobile apps. They also include non-tech topics, such as Math.

WikiHow - a collection of wiki-type articles on help with all kinds of computer, smartphone, and electronics related tasks.

Malware Removal Guide - more of an extended article than a site, but it tells you how to get rids of the nasties when they strike, and it's updated regularly.


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