Resources

Contents


Computer Terminology

  • ComputerHope.com – Computer dictionary and glossary.
  • WhatIs.com – Terms related to personal computers.
  • TechTerms.com – Dictionary of computer and technology terms.
  • PC.net – Definitions of computer and internet terms.

Tips and Tutorials

ADSL (Broadband) Internet

  • Whirlpool Broadband Choice – comprehensive information on Internet Service Providers and plans.
  • Whirlpool Forums – ISP and technology discussion forum.
  • Speedtest.net – check your internet speed.
  • ADSL2exchanges – find out what broadband options plans are available to you, your distance to the exchange and estimated maximum speed.
  • TIO – Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Security

  • Stay Smart Online – Australian Government’s cybersecurity website, providing information on how to protect personal and financial information online.
  • Hoax-Slayer – Debunking email hoaxes and exposing Internet scams since 2003.
  • virustotal – free virus, malware and URL online scanning service.
  • AV-Comparatives – independent comparison of anti-virus software.
  • AV-Test – independent comparison of anti-virus software.
  • matousec – independent security software testing.

Phishing

Software

  • Gizmo’s Freeware – reviews and comparisons of the best freeware programs, plus tech tips and forums.
  • Best Windows Software – list of the best Windows software from ‘MakeUseOf’.
  • AlternativeTo – find alternative software, based on user recommendations.

Security Software

Password Managers

  • KeePass – free password manager, 256-bit encryption.
  • LastPass – free password manager, 256-bit encryption.
  • 1Password – another popular password manager, multi-platform, not free.
  • RoboForm – another popular password manager, multi-platform, not free.
  • Norton Identity Safe – multi-platform, free.

Seniors Websites

  • NSW Seniors Week – an annual NSW Government campaign presented by Ageing Disability and Home Care (ADHC). The dates for 2013 NSW Seniors Week are 17 – 24 March, 2013.
  • Broadband for Seniors – funded by the Australian Government to provide senior Australians with access to computers, Internet and basic training to help build their confidence in using new technology.
  • seniors.gov.au – Australian Government’s premier source of information for seniors
  • NSW Seniors Card – find information, access special offers, update membership details and easily locate discounts.
  • YOURLifeChoices (formerly About Seniors) – independent, up-to-date information for those approaching retirement, in retirement and their families.
  • National Seniors Australia – Australia’s largest organisation representing those aged 50 years and over.
  • Older People Speak Out (OPSO) – an all-volunteer group of retired and semi-retired professionals who advocate on behalf of Seniors.
  • Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) – the national peak body for seniors and technology.
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