makeuseoflogo There is no shortage of how-to guides online, but loyal reader Stan Beck pointed out a particularly nice collection of free manuals – each one short enough to be appealing but long enough to have useful details. If any of these titles sounds appealing, you might want to take a look.

  • Internet Guide for the Movie Addict (“anything you’ve ever dreamed about knowing related to movies on the web”)
  • Internet Guidebook for an Audiophile (“all you need to know about free internet listening to music, streaming audio to your computer, and free download music sites to get all your favorite songs and albums in a whim. Learn how to share music with others and track a band’s performance and album releases!”)
  • The Incredible Free Manual for Every Mac User
  • The Underground Guide to the iPhone
  • Twitter: Best Practices & Tips
  • The Ultimate Guide to Your Windows Mobile Phone
  • A Computer Geek’s Smart Productivity Guide (“the most common productivity mistakes, as well as a number of applications to improve your touch typing, your time organization, and your global workflow”)
  • Building a Media Center for Your Home
  • The Only Easy Guide to Computer Networks
  • The Big Book of BitTorrent
  • A Newbie’s Getting Started Guide to Linux
  • The Idiot’s Guide to Photoshop
  • The Big Book of iTunes
  • The Idiot’s Guide to Building Your Own PC
  • Laptop Buying Guide for 2009

The web site,, provides daily updates on web sites and programs. It looks good – I’m going to add it to my RSS reader.

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