Exmouth & District

Category: Grp-Computer

  • What do you think?

    Has this been useful and of interest to you? Is there anything that you didn’t understand? Or anything more that could be added? Any comments on these resources? Does this form of accessing information and using these learning resources work for you? And do you want to compare notes and experiences with other members or… Read more

  • Additional help

    Here are some suggestions on ways to get additional help: Read more

  • Broadband and internet speeds

    Slow or variable broadband speeds can be a problem for many of us. Our U3A Tech Team have prepared a 2-page guide to this which also has some useful links. You can read or download it by clicking or tapping on the image below, or clicking or tapping here. Read more

  • Keeping safe

    Useful information about scams other problems that you may encounter and how to report these is available from the national Action Fraud website at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ (and see especially https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/individual-protection). There is a good booklet called “The Little Book of Big Scams” published by Devon & Cornwall Police which you can read or download at https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-money/fraud/little-big-book-of-scams/.… Read more

  • Anti-virus software

    It is important that your computer or device is protected against computer viruses and malware. Apple devices do not normally require any extra protection, Google Chromebooks have multiple levels of security built in and Android tablets and smartphones are protected by Google Protect software. Microsoft Windows 10 has anti-virus software built in which is in… Read more

  • Computer skills

    Once you have your computer or device, it is advisable to download the manual or instruction booklet onto your device for future reference. Search on your browser for your model number, and then download the manual. It will normally be in a PDF (portable document format) which is an easy-to read version. This should give… Read more

  • Getting connected

    Getting started: There is usually a quick set-up leaflet supplied with your computer or device which will explain how you can connect to the internet. If you haven’t been given one, your instruction manual will explain how to do this (see section below). Whilst you can connect to the internet using wi-fi in a public… Read more

  • What computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to buy?

    There is a huge range of computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones available. Broadly they fit into categories by manufacturer or operating system – mainly Microsoft, Apple or Google. Which you select will probably depend on your budget and what you want to use your computer or other device for. My personal preference for ease of… Read more