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Help for New Users - Tutorials - Computer Terms - Internet Service Providers -

 Search Engines - Technical Sites - Tools - Identifying Hoaxes

 

Help for New Users

Collection of resources from NY State libraries


The Internet and buy kamagra Searching


20 Things I Learned

An introduction to the web and browsers in a short, easy to read e-book.


Digital Literacy.gov

A variety of resources for both new and seasoned users.


Evaluating Web Pages

Learn how to quickly find what you need to know about a web page and use a checklist to cialis daily prices evaluate whether the website can be trusted.

 

Get More Out of Google Search

HackCollege offers simple tips for a more accurate Google Search strategy.


Learn the Net: The Web At-A-Glance

 

Navigating the World Wide Web

An introduction to using a mouse and navigating the canadian drugs levitra World Wide Web.


Typing and Using a Mouse

 

New User Tutorial

Practice the basics of using a computer mouse.

 

TypingWeb

Typing lessons and games for beginners.  Registration is recommended to track your progress, but not required.

 

Mouserobics

A hands-on tutorial that will give you a lot of practice using a mouse.

 

Email and viagra uk buy online Software

 

Apple (Mac)

 

iPad Blog (About.com)

iPad information, news, reviews, and tips.

 

iPod (Requires Quicktime to play)


Good Tutorials

Software, website building and photography tutorials.

 

How to Get a Free E-mail Account

Links to the most popular free e-mail sites.


Gmail

Beginner's guide from Mashable

 

Microsoft Office 2007 Tutorials

Online tutorials created by Florida Gulf Coast University for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and FrontPage.


Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc.)


Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, etc.) 

Facebook for Beginners - Mashable

 

Twitter for Beginners - Mashable

 

More Tutorials


Code Academy

Fun exercises to help you learn to write code for building websites, games, apps, and more!

 

Device Simulator - Verizon

Interactive tutorials for any device (tablet or smartphone) supported by Verizon.


Google Docs/Drive

 

OverDrive (downloading e-books and audiobooks)



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Computer Terms

 

NetLingo.com: The Internet Dictionary

A glossary with definitions of canada viagra no prescription online terminology and words.

 

Webopedia

An online dictionary for computer and Internet terms.

 

Whatis

Definitions for computer and Internet terms.

 

Glossary of Computing Terms

University of South Carolina's glossary.

 

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Internet Service Providers

 

Cable vs. DSL

Compares the two most popular high-speed Internet connection types.

 

How to Pick the Right ISP

How to choose an ISP based on your surfing personality and needs.

*There are many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) available in the Capital Region. The library does not recommend or endorse any specific ISPs. For listings and further information, check the Yellow Pages under "Internet Services."

 

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Search Engines

 

Computer Database

Subscription content including articles from popular magazines and journals.  (UHLS library card required.)

 

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

A service that allows users to prices cheapest levitra visit archived versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web.

 

The Pandia Goalgetter: Search Engine Tutorial

This short and buy levitra us easy guide will tell you how to search the getting cialis from canada Web more efficiently.

 

Search Engine Showdown

Detailed analysis of Internet search engines, their features, databases, and strategies.

 

Search Engine Watch

A guide to using Internet search engines and search engine registration and ranking issues.

 

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 Technical Sites

 

All Over Albany

Handy map of WiFi locations in the Capital Region.

 

Annoyances.org

Information, tips, fixes, workarounds, and answers for Microsoft Windows.

 

cnet

Tech news, reviews, and downloads.

 

EULAlyzer

Automatically scan license agreements for interesting words an phrases.  Discover potentially hidden behavior about the software you would like to install.

 

Macworld

A magazine for Macintosh users. Features product evaluations and instructional content.

 

PC World

A computer magazine with many product reviews and comparisons.

 

Smart Computing in Plain English

The magazine's website contains tips, FAQs, and a handy Q&A board.

 

Symantec Security Response

Computer virus threats, security advisories, and hoax information.

 

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Tools

 

Bootdisk.com

Free instructions, tools and downloads for hardware / software recovery and updates.  For intermediate to advanced users.

 

CD Recovery Toolbox

Recover files from damaged or corrupted CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-Ray disks (free).

 

Crucial.com

Want to upgrade your memory to speed up your computer, but don't know which kind to the best site buy?  Crucial has two different tools to help you find compatible memory upgrades for your system.  Please note, this page is about RAM memory, not storage memory.


Document Sharing: Dropbox - DropSend - Google Docs - Scribd - SkyDrive

Use these sites to store documents and media "in the cloud" and share with whomever you select.  Most offer a free account with limited space, with the option to purchase more.


FILExt

Identify which program can open a file.  For example, .pdf files can be opened in Adobe Reader, Nitro Reader, Foxit, etc.

 

Online Converter

Universal file format converter for audio, video, image, document, and e-book files.  No software download required.  100 MB file size limit.


TinyURL

Convert a long link into a short link.  Short links are helpful when working with a limited number of tramadol from mexico characters, such as with Twitter or text messages.

 

Zamzar

Universal conversion site.  Converts all of the formats listed above, plus CAD and compressed files.  Supports download and online viagra conversion of online objects using URLs.  This site also features options to send and manage large files.

 

Identifying Hoaxes

Did you ever receive an email or hear a story you weren't sure you could trust?  Check these sites to see if it is a scam.

 

Snopes.com

 

Scambusters.org

 

Hoaxbusters.org

 

Truthorfiction.com

 

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