Technology Q&A

This helpful page has information on Microsoft Word, updating your pc, anti-virus software, the purchase of Skype and help with getting started online. Do you have a question that hasn't already been answered? YourLifeChoices is happy to answer any of your technology related questions. Send an email to questions@yourlifechoices.com.au and we shall get back to you as soon as possible.

Ten best computer assistance websites

wikiHow
With over 140,000 articles on different subjects, wikiHow is the one-stop-shop for finding out how to do… anything! The computer and electronics section of wikiHow provides you with all the information you need to know, from deleting your usage history to securing your wireless home network.
www.wikihow.com

ASCCA
Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) is the national peak body for seniors and technology. ASCCA is represented in every state and territory of Australia and ASCCA associated clubs are a great way to learn new skills or share your computer knowledge.
www.ascca.org.au

Microsoft Support
Micrsoft provides help and how-to information for all of its products including Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Skype, Windows Phone and XBox in one handy location.
www.microsoft.com

Apple tutorials
Having trouble understanding your Apple computer, phone or tablet? Apple offers a video tutorial section on its website and a community forum in which members are more than happy to help you with your troubles.
www.apple.com

PCWorld
Reviewing all your technology needs, PCWorld provides reviews, ratings and prices for the latest laptops, mobile phones, broadband plans and printers.
www.pcworld.com.au

YourLifeChoices
With the help of our trusty technology expert Drew, YourLifeChoices has been answering members’ questions for the past several years. Send your question to webmaster@yourlifechoices.com.au.
http://www.yourlifechoices.com.au

HowStuffWorks
Providing how-to tips and explaining exactly how your technological gadgets work, HowStuffWorks answers questions such as ‘How big a hard drive do I need?’ and ‘What’s the best e-reader to use on a smartphone?’.

electronics.howstuffworks.com

SCAMwatch
Have you been the target of fraudulent actions, or simply want to keep yourself one step ahead of potential threats? SCAMwatch is a website, set up by the Government’s Australia Competition & Consumer Commission, which offers assistance and useful advice.
www.scamwatch.gov.au

YouTube
As the largest source of videos on the internet, if you need a technological question answered, chances are someone has already posted the answer on YouTube. A quick search of ‘how to fix my iPhone home key sticking’ revealed 806 videos relating to this issue, with the top video fixing my problem in under three minutes.
www.youtube.com

Broadband for Seniors
Aimed at increasing the confidence and skills of older Australians in using computers and the internet and helping to build their community participation and social inclusion, the Australian Government has established 2000 free internet kiosks nationally.
www.necseniors.net.au

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Should I buy a cordless vacuum?

Liz’s old vacuum cleaner has died and she wants to know if cordless vacs are ...

Top Stories

  1. Recovering deleted emails in Outlook
  1. When will I get the NBN?
  1. How to follow someone on Twitter
  1. Beginner’s guide to Facebook pages
  1. Tech Q&A: Facetime call problems

Tech Q&A: iPhone or Android?

iphone or android

Tech Q&A: iPhone or Android?

This question has plagued prospective smartphone owners for years.

Make a movie on your smartphone

smart phone movie

Make a movie on your smartphone

Diane wants to know the easiest way to make a movie from her travel videos. ...

Stop a program opening on startup

Stop a program opening on startup

Stop a program opening on startup

Drew explains how to stop specific programs from loading when your computer turns on.

Is PayPal safe?

paypal

Is PayPal safe?

Bobby is trying to buy a gift online, and the only payment option offered is ...

Can you leave your computer on?

Torso of man in a shirt using computer and mouse

Can you leave your computer on?

Do you have to switch off your computer at night?

Should I turn off my tech?

a finger turning off power

Should I turn off my tech?

Beryl wants to know if turning off her phone at night will help it run ...

Join YOURLifeChoices, it’s free

  • Receive our daily enewsletter
  • Enter competitions
  • Comment on articles