How to get going with your computer.

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!

Find out more about this free web-based storage system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

An explanation of what you can see on your computer screen, and what each element does.

Moving the different elements of your desktop around.

Whoops! If you accidentally delete a file, don't worry, you should still be able to recover it.

All the important keys, plus tips on how to use them efficiently.

Memory sticks are incredibly handy for transporting and sharing files. Find out how to use these simple storage devices.

Moving and clicking to write in a particular place or open applications and menus.

Accessing the internet can be carried out through most devices as long as they have connectivity to a Wide Area Network (WAN).  This can be done through Wi-Fi which allows them to connect to any WAN wirelessly either public (unsecured) or private

A screenshot is a bit like taking a photograph of whatever is currently on your screen. Here’s how it’s done.

Leaving your computer cleanly, without losing any data.

If you want to listen to a CD or watch a DVD on your computer, here’s how to start.

Saving your files to ensure that they’ll survive even if your computer doesn’t.

Understand how computers are linked together - when, why and how.

An explanation of this document type.

If you want to send a large file, it's sensible to 'compress it' so that it doesn't take so long to send and for your recipient to download. Find out how with our simple guide.

Find out how to use Dropbox to store and share files.

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.

Find out about the ‘arrow’ or ‘mouse pointer’.

What to do when there isn’t a ‘printer friendly’ option.

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