“DIY” Computer Training

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This humorous State Farm commercial reminds us that you cannot believe everything you read on the internet.  But, for the discerning user the internet can be a great source of information.  That fact is especially true in the area of computers and technology.  Even most manufacturers today have stopped providing printed manuals and instead give them to consumers via their websites.

Novice to advanced computer users can learn out about virtually any topic in which they have an interest.  Many people provide instructions in print or video formats via their own websites or You Tube channels.  One such You Tube channel is Instructor Gadget.  These websites can be found by using a search engine like Google or Yahoo.

Let’s say you would like to know how to move files from your computer to a flash drive.  You could search for “transfer files from flash drive to computer”.  To improve your search results you should know that putting words in quotation marks will give you results for that exact phrase.  That trick can be key in finding exactly what you need.   In this example, however, quotation marks are not necessary.  In my search the first result ends up being Inspector Gadget’s video called “How to Copy or Transfer Files from a USB Flash Drive to a Computer“.

Another great online training tool called Grovo teaches people how to use certain web applications like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Flickr and many more.  A basic account is free and easy to set up, but if you need help there is a video on You Tube called “How to Use Grovo” to get you started.

If, however, you find that these methods don’t work for you or you can’t find the exact information that suits your need, The Computer Monkey can help.  Click here to request a remote training consultation.



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