Kids seem to know how to do everything on computers these days, and make it seem easy. Now there is a new website full of information to help you, as parents or grandparents, learn too. It utilizes short videos to explain things in a variety of categories, and covers a lot of the basics. Just go to teachparentstech.org/watch. Many of the videos on the website show you information about a subject in under a minute. On the home page, there is even a way to send a help video to your parents or friends to help them learn too. Here are some examples of what the site offers to teach you:
The Basics: Copy and paste, adjust your computer clock, change your screen background, make text bigger or smaller, take a screen shot and change your screensaver.
World Wide Web: Create a strong password, upgrade your browser, make book marks, make a blog, shorten a long URL, change your home page, create an online calendar and browse the web with tabs.
Communication: Set up an e-mail auto-responder, change your e-mail address, translate text, make calls from your computer, stop getting newsletters, chat, video chat, get a new phone number, create a mailing list, create an e-mail signature, learn if an e-mail is real and check your e-mail on a phone.
Media: Resize a picture, share a big file, attach a file to an e-mail, share photos, crop photos, share videos, transfer files between computers, keep track of frequent flier numbers and create a fat32 hard drive partition.
Finding Information: Check the weather, find a pizza restaurant near you, get movie showtimes, find the definition of a word, get driving directions, track a flight status, convert currency, use Google as a calculator, find a business phone number, get stock quotes, find restaurant reviews and view live traffic.
It’s 2013. When was the last time you backed up your files and photos? If you have a topic you would like to learn more about, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit business360photos.com to tour the White House!
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