Checking It Out
Got a computer question but don’t know where to turn? If the question is simple enough, try typing it (or a relevant term) into a search engine.
You’ll be surprised how often you can find an answer to your question. It’s what I do when I get stumped (yes, believe it or not, even I get stumped. More often than I’d like to admit :-). Of course, our message board is an excellent source for searching computer questions too:
Search engines are also a great way to check out hoaxes, viruses, drivers, and tons more. I know it may seem obvious to many of you, but I can’t tell you the number of times in a week I tell people to try this – and how often it works!
My favorite Search Engine? Google. It almost seems to do telepathic searches! You know, you type in what you’re looking for and it finds exactly that. Here’s the link:
If that doesn’t work, I go to DogPile. It’s my second favorite. It’s actually a meta-search engine, meaning it gives you results from a bunch of different search engines for your keyword. Here’s the link for it: