Introductory guides to help beginners get going.

What is a computer?

A definition plus highlights in its development.

What is a PC?

What it’s capable of and how it differs from a Mac.

What is a Mac?

Find out about Macs and the pros and cons when comparing it to a PC.

What is a tablet computer?

An introduction to the features of this increasingly popular type of handheld computer.

10 top tips for computer beginners

If you know someone who is new to using computers, sharing this guide could really help them.

What is 'online'?

One of the most commonly-used digital terms: make sure you really understand what it means with this easy-to-follow guide.

Computer terms and internet jargon

One of the most alienating things about technology is the language used to describe it.

What is a cookie?

Not the chocolate chip variety, unfortunately.