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Technology Help For Regular Folk

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. We may all sometimes get stuck attempting so-called "simple" tasks; it can be frustrating, but more often than not there is help available online.

I post some (hopefully 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. Of course you can always "Google it", but here are a few specific sites to get you started 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 you PC, and it's updated regularly.

Welcome To Android - a beginners guide to the ubiquitous mobile device operating system

iOS 8, The Complete Guide - a similar guide for Apple devices running the current iOS 8

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