Using a computer

How to get going with your computer.

  • Programs installed on your computer will need occasional updates to keep them current and fix any issues. Our simple guide shows you how to install these updates easily.

  • If you’re used to using PCs and have recently changed to an Apple Mac computer, there are some subtle differences to get used to. Soon, you will probably wonder how you ever coped with the old way of doing it!

  • You’ll hear this word used constantly in association with computers.

  • A handy guide for completing online forms to enter competitions or place online shopping orders.

  • Want to understand more about the boxes that pop up with messages from your computer?

  • There are a lot of online file storage services but here are a few of the top free online options.

  • Easy-to-follow instructions on activating your computer and what to do if it doesn’t react.

  • If your computer is increasingly slow, this guide has suggestions for ways you can free up space and help your computer run faster.

  • Leaving your computer cleanly, without losing any data.

  • Computers can freeze or ‘hang’ for a variety of reasons, find out what to do next.