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Computer Basics
A good introduction for computer novices from GCFLearnFree.org. These short tutorials cover various kinds of computing devices, operating systems, applications, basic troubleshooting and other useful topics. Choose from text, videos and even interactive "how-to" games.

Internet Basics
Become Internet savvy with these tutorials from GCFLearnFree.org on how to browse smartly, maintain your safety, and network socially while online.

iPhone Tutorials
Links to a series of brief topic-specific text tutorials on using iPhone features.  This site is part of what Think Tutorial calls its "database of simple, easy to follow tutorials covering all aspects of popular computing."

Wireless Basics
Although written from a Mac perspective, much of the information works well as a general introduction to the subject. 

PC to Mac: The Basics
A nice introduction to Macs for those accustomed to using a PC.

      

    Operating Systems

    Android Tutorials
    Links to a series of brief topic-specific text tutorials on using the Android operating system.  This site is part of what Think Tutorial calls its "database of simple, easy to follow tutorials covering all aspects of popular computing."

    Apple
    Video tutorials about iPad, iPhone, the Mountain Lion operating systems, and more from GCFLearnFree.org.

    Find Out How: Mac Tutorials
    A multitude of Mac "how-to" videos and text tutorials from Apple.

    Windows 7
    Although replaced by Windows 8, many computers are still running on the Windows 7 platform. This tutorial from GCFLearnFree.org explains the features of this still-popular operating system.

    Windows 8
    A good tutorial from GCFLearnFree.org to guide users through this completely re-designed version of Windows.

        

      Web Browsers

      Firefox Hot Topics
      Mozilla offers advice on how to use its Firefox browser to its best advantage.

      Google Chrome
      A brief but useful overview of this increasingly popular web browser.

      Internet Explorer 8
      GCFLearnFree.org introduces the functions and features of IE8 a series of of text, video and interactive game tutorials.

      Introduction to Opera
      This guide introduces you to the Opera desktop web browser. It covers general information about the browser itself as well as how to use it for Web browsing, how to use some of its features and how to customize Opera.

      Safari Tutorials
      Links to a series of brief topic-specific text tutorials on using the Safari browser.  This site is part of what Think Tutorial calls its "database of simple, easy to follow tutorials covering all aspects of popular computing."

          

        Searching

        Bing Help: Search Effectively
        Tips to help you formulate more effective searches to get higher quality results. Many of the tips apply to other search engines, too.

        Bing Help: Search Tips & Techniques
        Tips to help search for specific kinds of things, including scientific papers.

        DuckDuckGo Support Center
        Learn more about this general purpose search engine which espouses policies of offering "way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy." For tips on constructing a more effective search, see Instant Answers and Other Features.

        Google
        Useful tutorials from GCFLearnFree.org about some of the many tools and features available from Google.

        Information Savvy
        These tutorials from GCFLearnFree.org will help you improve your search strategies, evaluate what you find and create better end results.

        Recommended Search Engines
        UC Berkeley has compiled this excellent comparison of the Google, Yahoo and Exalead search engines.

        Search Tips & Search Tutorials
        An extensive list of links to tutorials, plus a "What You Should Know About Web Searches" overview, from the SmartLinks website.

        Yahoo! Help: Tutorials
        Step-by-step tutorials on the tools and features of Yahoo!.

         

            

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