First established in 1999, TheComputerSchool is an online computer and technology-based training center providing direct, and secure links to thousands of short, user-friendly lessons covering virtually all of today’s most commonly-used technologies, tasks, apps, tablets, devices and software. Gain immediate access when and where you need it.
TheComputerSchool's Technology Training Directory (TTD) contains more than 22,000 safe and secure links to engaging and accurate, quick-format lessons and tutorials. Content is fully categorized, perfectly suited for beginners, intermediate and advanced users, outcome based, and targeted for people of all ages, including mature learners.
Also incorporated into our Technology Training Directory is MyTECHlopedia. A vast glossary containing simple but very detailed explanations of more than 200,000 technology terms and related topics. This continually-updated resource is jargon free and also features one-click navigation for speed and ease of use.
Let TheComputerSchool show you how to greatly enhance your knowledge, confidence and IT skills with this comprehensive, yet user-friendly technology training resource, created by lecturers, teachers and other professionals, specifically to help people develop their computer and technology skills, regardless of age or current skill levels.
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MyTECHlopedia: Is an extensive IT Dictionary/Encyclopaedia specifically for IT professionals, educators and students.
MyTECHIopedia provides simple yet detailed explanations covering more than 200,000 'tech-terms' and related links to additional information. All entries also include images and Wiki links.
The information is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned professionals. With a focus on jargon free, simple and practical explanations. Since the IT world is ever expanding and evolving, the material in MyTECHIopedia is continuously being updated and is verified by multiple sources.
MyTECHIopedia also provides a user-friendly search engine and 1-CLICK navigation providing immediate, relevant and informative short description information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just submit your query and we’ll make sure it is added.
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Computers + Technology (The Basics)
How To use the Internet safely and effectively
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GETTING STARTED LESSONS - AVAILABLE IN MORE THAN A DOZEN LANGUAGES
Learn To Type
Are you still typing with two fingers?
Do you still need to look at your keyboard before every keystroke?
▪ Increased productivity
▪ Increased speed and accuracy
▪ Less 'study-time' and fatigue
Tackling the wide variety of technologies as a beginner can be a daunting and overwhelming task. From figuring out the different aspects of a computer, a mobile phone, an iPad, a digital camera and so much more can put you at a loss in no time. It can be a frustrating venture but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re starting at the very beginning don’t panic, we have what you need!
Our “Computer Basics” page is an excellent place to start. We begin with showing you the basic functions of working a computer and a mobile phone and run you through tutorials that aid in navigating the most commonly used features. Another crucial aspect to gain knowledge on when you first start is cyber safety. So the next module will run you through this important topic so you have it covered. Now you want to get on the internet and start browsing the net, so we’ll show you how to do that as well. If you’re concern is how to type with more than just two fingers, the last learning module in this set is the “Learn to Type” module.
An inclusive beginners learning resource is here at TheComputerSchool to aid you and get you started on a solid footing (Getting started is available in more than 12 languages)
MyTECHlopedia: Is an extensive IT Dictionary/Encyclopaedia specifically for IT professionals, educators and students.
MyTECHIopedia provides simple yet detailed explanations covering more than 200,000 'tech-terms' and related links to additional information. All entries also include images and Wiki links.
"People who do not believe that their children could ever be 'abused' online are living in an unrealistic world. Whether your child is an "A" achiever or not, he/she still has the potential to be 'abused' through online technologies. I think it is very important for parents of all socio-economic status and with all different roles in society to take this problem very seriously."
Melissa Morrow, Supervisory Special Agent, Child Exploitation Squad, FBI
TheComputerSchool has put together resources that aim at educating parents, teachers and kids about cyber predators and the tactics they use to find and abuse kids online. The resources also include precautions parents should take to safeguard their children.
TheComputerSchool offers information and educational material relating to some of the most common categories of Cyber-Scams:
Internet Banking Fraud | Mobile Banking Fraud | Phishing | Scams | Spam | Identity theft
Shopping + Auction Site Fraud | Malware + RansomWare | Mule recruitment
Our training modules offer you the understanding that you need to safeguard yourself from the detrimental losses of Cyber-Scams.
Games + Videos (Safety)
Engrossing and exciting ... but serious and sobering – all at the same time!
Carefully selected content by TheComputerSchool's Child-Safety-Program has been integrated into this one central learning resource providing educational games and videos that teach our children how to protect themselves online.
Cyber-Fraud + ID Theft
Cyber safety is a broad but extremely important aspect to gain knowledge before you get on the internet, especially if you have kids who are doing the same. Being concerned about this topic and getting informed is an excellent first step. With our Cyber Safety suite of learning resources you can learn more about protecting children and yourself from bullying, abuse, fraud, identity theft and much more
We start off with information on Kids Safety so that you can protect your children from any form of online abuse. Cyber Bullying is the next topic, and delves more specifically into adults and other kids who prey on children causing great harm to their self-esteem and sense of security. The topic of Cyber Predators is explored next to give you an understanding of who Cyber Predators are and how they harm others online. Cyber Scams that lead to loss of money, resources and personal information is tackled next along with the topic of Games and Video safety, Identity Theft and Fraud.
We all share a lot of personal information on the internet and expect a high amount of protection, but internet crimes are rampant and you need to take protecting yourself online into your own hands. Internet Safety and Online Security are the last of the two topics. Online security skills and tips are included to help protect the information you share online as well as actual physical devices, containing sensitive personal information regarding virtually every aspect of your life. Stolen devices are more compromising than losing an ATM card (with the password).
Visit TheComputerSchools Cyber Safety resources and make sure you understand many of the implications of being online and using modern technologies and that you are protecting yourself appropriately.
AutoDesk 3DS Max
formerly 3D Studio, then 3D Studio Max is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. It is developed and produced by AutoDesk Media and Entertainment. It has modelling capabilities and a flexible plugin architecture and can be used on the Microsoft Windows platform.
It is frequently used by video game developers, many TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization. For its modelling and animation tools, the latest version of 3Ds Max also features shaders (such as ambient occlusion and subsurface scattering), dynamic simulation, particle systems, radiosity, normal map creation and rendering, global illumination, a customizable user interface, new icons, and its own scripting language.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
is an American multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, an image editing software, Acrobat Reader, the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.
Adobe was founded in February 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell the PostScript page description language. In 1985, Apple Computer licensed PostScript for use in its LaserWriter printers, which helped spark the desktop publishing revolution.
As of 2016, Adobe Systems has about 14,000 employees, about 40% of whom work in San Jose. Adobe also has major development operations in Massachusetts, New York; Minneapolis, Seattle, Washington and California in the United States.
TheComputerSchool has carefully selected more than 2,000 practical Lessons, Tutorials and related links covering virtually everything ADOBE.
Acrobat | Connect | PhotoShop | DreamWeaver | InDesign | Elements | Lightroom | Premiere
is an American multinational technology company headquartered in San Jose California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Its hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, and the Apple TV digital media player. Apple's consumer software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media player, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, and iCloud.
Apple is the world's largest information technology company by revenue, the world's largest technology company by total assets, and the world's second-largest mobile phone manufacturer. In November 2014, in addition to being the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, Apple became the first U.S. company to be valued at over US$700 Billion. The company employs 115,000 permanent full-time employees as of July 2015 and maintains 478 retail stores in seventeen countries as of March 2016. It operates the online Apple Store and iTunes Store, the latter of which is the world's largest music retailer. There are over one billion actively used Apple products worldwide as of March 2016.
Apple's worldwide annual revenue totaled $233 billion for the fiscal year ending in September 2016.This revenue generation accounts for approximately 1.25% of the total United States GDP
Is the developer of the Substance Suite which includes Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Substance B2M, Substance Source, and Substance Share. Substance products enable 3D designers to excel in the gaming industry and have been adopted by Sony Interactive Entertainment, EA Sports and Activision. At the present, 85% of AAA game studios use Substance in one or more aspect of their production.
The Substance Suite revolves around three software platforms. Substance Painter is a 3D painting software that allows for intricate texturing, direct rendering and the ability to export into portfolios and game engines. Substance Designer is a PBR material authoring tool for material authoring and scan processing. Substance B2M uses a single image to generate PBR outputs and allows the ultimate control over the finest details.
Explore TheComputerSchool’s resources and tools to better understand Allegorithmic products and the way in which they can expand and enrich your design and multimedia needs.
Is the developer of a wide range of products geared towards architecture and engineering, product development and manufacturing, and media and entertainment. The media and entertainment collection includes Maya, 3DS Max, Motionbuilder, Mudbox, Character Generator, Recap 360 Pro, and Rendering in A360. Maya and 3DS Max are entertainment industry standards and have been used for Disney animation movies and a multitude of popular games.
The media & entertainment collection is a set of tools that allow animators, modelers, and visual effects artists to create digital worlds that bring their wildest imagination to life. These tools are used to produce compelling effects and highly believable, seamless 3D characters.
TheComputerSchool has compiled valuable resources related to the Autodesk media and entertainment collection allowing you to gain knowledge of the various software tools that are available to you.
Is a free and open source 3D creation suite which can be used at any level of the 3D animation process. Blender is everything you could ever need in one place. You can do 3D modelling, animation, simulation, rendering, video editing and much more. Experience realistic rendering, advanced sculpting and painting tools, raw camera footage tracking, and quick sound to animation synchronization.
Blender runs across a multitude of platforms including Linux, Windows, and Macintosh. It uses OpenGL as its interface to provide a smooth experience across platforms.
Gain more knowledge of the Blender 3D creation suite via TheComputerSchool’s resources on the topic. A comprehensive compilation of educational materials and links gives even the novice valuable insight into this powerful design and multimedia tool.
Is a front-end web development software for HTML, CSS and JS frameworks. It can be used by people with varying degrees of web development skills and is compatible with multiple devices. It easily scales your websites and applications to phones, desktops and tablets without the need for extensive changes in your base code. It can also be adapted to projects of various sizes. It is an open source product that is developed by GitHub.
Get started with Bootstrap by going through the educational material compiled especially for you by TheComputerSchool and learn how to build stunning and interactive websites to meet your individual needs.
You've seen all the craze for learning code. So, What is Coding?
Coding is what makes it possible for people to create computer software,
apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website, are all made with code.
Websites could not exist without code.
Here's a simple example of code, written with the Python language: print 'Hello, world!'
Many coding tutorials will start with that command as one of their first lessons/example,
because it's one of the simplest examples of code that can be written. it 'prints' (displays) the text 'Hello, world!' onto
If you don't know the first thing about coding, or you're
a seasoned professional wanting to further enhance your personal abilities, you've come to the right
place. TheComputerSchool has an extensive array of coding content, covering virtually all of the most
commonly used programs and apps, all available from one easy to use and navigate learning platform.
Is used to produce professional 3D graphics quickly and easily. It is developed by Maxon and designed to be a user friendly tool that, despite its simplicity, creates advanced and intricate graphics. Maxon boasts the simplicity of this product and the ease at which beginners pick up the ins and outs of 3D graphic design. The basis of this simplicity is the logically arranged interface, placing functions exactly where users expect to find them.
Cinema 4D is also known for its stability, with all new features heavily beta tested before hitting the market. It comes in four versions catering to differing industry needs.
TheComputerSchool has learning modules that will give you what you need in terms of understanding and using Cinema 4D. Start your journey to simple, intuitive 3D graphic design here!
Develops numerous software that have changed the way people express themselves in the digital realm. Their products fall into the broad categories of illustration and design, digital painting, photo editing and digital imaging, video editing and DVD playback, and office suites and utilities.
Their most widespread product is CorelDraw, the first comprehensive graphic design software for Windows. CorelDraw allows for advanced graphic design, layout, webpage creation, and photo editing capabilities. They’ve also developed CorelCad, a 2D drafting and 3D design tool for both Windows and Mac. Corel Website Creator is another tool available in the Corel suite that is a code-free website design software. Painter, for Windows and Mac, is their digital art and painting product that offers the largest selection of natural brushstrokes and canvas textures on the market.
These are just a few of their large portfolio of software available today. Learn about the full list of available tools with TheComputerSchool’s Corel learning module to know what is out there and what best meets your personal needs. (See also CorelDraw)
Is Corel’s comprehensive graphic design software for Windows. CorelDraw gives you the capability to perform advanced graphic design, layout design, webpage creation, and photo editing. This powerful software allows beginners, graphic design professionals and small business owners to create a suite of graphically designed products with ease and comfort. The software’s layout is intuitive and easy to navigate and includes a versatile in-product learning resource that gives you the help you need when you need it. Design brochures, posters, logos, websites, magazine ads, social media ads and many other creative projects to your heart’s desire!
Visit TheComputerSchool’s resources and learning materials on CorelDraw to learn more and gain the skills you need to start creating breathtaking, professional looking projects.
Is another graphic design product that allows for the creation of top quality products with ease. Canva includes a huge library of templates and images that you can work with or you can create your own layout and upload your own images. The software also includes thousands of fonts, icons, shapes and elements that are available for use. It has an iPad application that carries all the features of the Canva software, allowing for versatility in the platform you’d like to use for your designs.
The Canva website also includes daily articles, tutorials and tips to get you started and keep you on top of your game. Canva currently has 15 million users and counting!
If you’re interested in knowing more about Canva, getting started on the software, or are a seasoned Canva professional TheComputerSchool has what you need. Explore resources that allow you to dive deep into the Canva world and start your graphic design adventure with confidence.
Adobe Edge Animate, is a Flash-like tool that only outputs HTML (HTML5). That means anything created in Edge is viewable by any mobile device. It uses a stage WYSIWYG environment with a library, properties panel, timeline to animate any object on the stage, output is all HTML, no Flash and no required plugin to run.
Adobe Edge Animate has been touted as a replacement for Adobe Flash. While that might be wishful thinking for many who are ready to move past the Flash era, in 2017 it is still too early to make that call. However, Edge Animate is a powerful, intuitive software tool that enables you to create interactive animations for the web, iBooks, and apps.
Let TheComputerSchool show you how to explore Animate further with our wide-ranging content of tutorials and lessons.
iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment.
As the self-publishing industry grows larger, Apple’s iBooks Author (free) exists as a unique tool for publishing e-books than can reach a large audience of iPad, iPhone and Mac users. The iBooks format is also useful for showcasing and distributing content independent of the iBooks Store.
Apple first released iBooks Author back in 2012, and it was and still is largely geared to the textbook and education community. iBooks has introduced many ways to present and display content, with an audience of over 800 million iPad users across the world. It’s been reported that since mid-September 2014, over one million customers visit the iBooks store every week, which makes for a huge potential market for authors and publishers.
Access detailed tutorials and lessons directly from TheComputerSchool's Technology Training Directory for fast, accurate learning material for this outstanding self-publishing app.
Adobe Creative Suite (CS) is a software suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe Systems. Each edition consists of several Adobe applications, e.g., Photoshop, Acrobat, Premiere Pro or In Design, and Illustrator are the industry standard applications for many graphic design positions.
The last version, Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6), was launched at a release event on April 23, 2012, and released on May 7, 2012. On May 6, 2013 Adobe announced that CS6 would be the last version of the Creative Suite, and that future versions of their creative software would only be available via their Adobe Creative Cloud subscription service.
Adobe Creative Suite ensures cutting-edge designers have the tools they need to get their work done and publish it online, in print, and on all the major handheld gadgets, too, it's an indispensable product line for pros and amateurs alike, and TheComputerSchool has a vast selection of tutorials and lessons covering many of Adobe's design programs.
Edmodo is an educational technology company offering communication, collaboration, and coaching tools to K-12 schools and teachers. The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents.
In 2013, Edmodo was included in the list of "The Top Apps for Teachers" by PC Magazine. That same year, Edmodo acquired the startup Root-1 in an attempt to become the app store for education. Vibhu Mittal, Co-founder and CEO of Root-1, became the CEO of Edmodo the following year.
In 2014, Edmodo launched Snapshot – a suite of assessment tools to measure student progress on educational standards. Edtech digest awarded Edmodo Snapshot the Cool Tool Award for Best Assessment Solution. The company has partnered with two major publishers in United Kingdom, Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press to provide access to educational content on the Edmodo Platform and bring Edmodo Snapshot to the UK.
Edmodo was founded by Nic Borg and Jeff O'Hara in 2008. As of July 2015 Edmodo claimed to have over 51,000,000 users worldwide.
FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application from FileMaker Inc., formerly Claris, a subsidiary of Apple Inc. It integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface (GUI) and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms.
FileMaker evolved from a DOS application, but was then developed primarily for the Apple Macintosh. Since 1992 it has been available for Microsoft Windows and for the classic Mac OS and macOS, and can be used in a cross-platform environment. FileMaker server briefly ran on Linux, but Linux support was abandoned with FileMaker 7, and the server currently runs only on Windows or macOS servers. A client version for iOS devices is available in desktop, server, iOS and web-delivery configurations.
TheComputerSchool offers a wide range of tutorials and lessons covering the FileMaker Pro platform.
Is one of the biggest corporations in the USA based in Mountain View, California and founded in 1996. The company offers a suite of web-based products, online advertising services, communication and publishing tools, development tools, statistical products, and a myriad of hardware merchandise.
Perhaps the most popular tool Google has to offer is Google Search, the number one used internet search engine on the planet. Other popular online tools include Google Flights, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Drive. YouTube is also a Google product and is a worldwide phenomenon when it comes to free video sharing. Google Hangouts provides instant messaging and video chat, while Google Docs, Sheets and Slides are geared towards office productivity. The software giant also developed the Android mobile operating system, the Google Chrome web browser, and Google Photos for digital photo editing.
The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both Stanford PhD students at the time. The current CEO of Google is Sundar Pichai. The company’s newest drive is the hardware industry with products such as Nexus and Goggle TV.
TheComputerSchool has an extensive library of educational materials covering anything Google related all in one easy to access and user friendly interface.
• Available in the Open source community - free to use (like most programming languages).
• Excellent debugging tools are available to help troubleshoot mistakes in codes.
• A huge library, things like: border radius, image slider, design forms, placing grids, and audio/video displays etc.
• Handles cross-browser issues
Learn more about this practical and user-friendly programming tool with TheComputerSchool tutorials and lessons available directly from our Technology Training Directory.
Is a content management system that allows users to build websites and other applications. It is an open source product that is free to anyone. It has won many industry awards and is used by Harvard, iHop and MTV. Its application ranges from social media sites, to ecommerce, corporate websites and blogs. There is a huge Joomla! user community on the web that is a valuable resource when it comes to support and help and has made this product extremely popular. Its popularity is boosted by the fact that it is easy to use, quick to set up and free to download.
If you’re interested in using Joomla! visit TheComputerSchool’s Joomla! page for an extensive range of materials, tutorials, videos and links on the subject.
Is a product developed by Amazon and is a series of e-readers. The device allows you to view e-books, magazines and other digital media that you purchase and download via a wireless connection to the Kindel store. It is the modern day equivalent of reading a novel in paperback or grabbing the newspaper in the morning, only you don’t have to go to the bookstore or the newsstand to do so!
The original Kindle came with no keyboard, but now a keyboard version exists. They have anti-glare screens and allow you to flip through pages easily. Devices in different sizes are now available too.
In addition to the e-readers there now exists Kindle applications that allow you to read e-books on your personal computer or even your phone. These applications are now compatible with most operating systems; Andriod, Windows, Apple Macintosh, Apple iOs and Blakcberry Os.
To learn more about Kindle e-readers and Kindle applications visit TheComputerSchools Kindle page and explore the multitude of educational materials available.
Is the developer of Cinema 4D and Bodypaint 3D; both industry standard 3D graphic tools. Cinema4D is used to create advanced 3D graphics while Bodypaint 3D allows you to edit 3D images. Cinema 4D is widely utilized by production houses and has been used to create Iron Man3, Oblivion, Life of Pi and many more Hollywood blockbuster movies.
Maxon also offers Cineware and Cinebench. Cineware is used to integrate 3D assets in After Effects composition, while Cinebench quickly tests your CPU and graphics performance capabilities. Furthermore, Cinebench is completely free.
Get to know Maxon’s products and whether they are what you need to get the job done by visiting TheComputerSchool’s Maxon page. There are resources available for each product that you could visit to dive into a certain application even further.
Is a 3D animation, modelling, simulation and rendering software developed by Autodesk. It runs on Windows, Linux and mac Os, Maya is used by the most creative artists and studios worldwide to create video games, animated movies and stunning visual effects.
You might have seen Maya in action if you’ve watched Avatar, Finding Nemo, Frozen or South Park. It is a favourite at Pixar and Disney and owes most of its success to a customizable user interface that allows designers the flexibility needed to do such intricate work.
TheComputerSchool has compiled tutorials and a wide selection of educational material to get you well familiarized and proficient in the use of Maya. Explore the Learning Modules to know more.
Is a technology company founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates in 1975 which expanded to dominate the personal computer industry by the mid-eighties. Microsoft developed MS-DOS followed by the Microsoft Windows Os, an operating system that revolutionised the personal computer experience. It is based in Redmon, Seattle with an office building that currently houses 30,000 to 40,000 employees.
Microsoft offers a popular office suite called Windows Office, which includes Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Powerpoint. All of which are staples of any office environment. They also provide online services such as Bing and Microsoft Cloud. The company recently got into gaming consoles with their popular Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. They also launched the Microsoft Surface laptop and the Windows mobile phone and have acquired both Skype and LinkedIn.
Explore the multitude of Microsoft programs and apps at TheComputerSchool and learn how to use these tools proficiently and successfully.
is a digital painting and sculpting software for 3D graphics. Mudbox allows artists to create 3D texture and geometry and is developed by Autodesk. The software allows for direct painting over 3D models, a professional sculpting toolset, texture baking and symmetry tools. It also integrates very easily with Maya, 3DS Max and Softimage. The use of 3D layers allows the user to make changes within one layer with implications to the rest of the work. The interface allows for the creation of movable cameras and the subdivision of models into polygons that allow for higher resolution changes and detailing. The software also includes stamps and stencils.
Mudbox was used to produce the animations for the 2005 remake of King Kong, as well as visual effects for Harry Potter movies, Star Trek, Avatar and District 9.
Get to know and use Mudbox by viewing TheComputerSchool’s collection of educational materials on the subject and gain valuable 3D animation skills right away.
Is a website creation software that dynamically scales to any device. Muse is an Adobe product that is part of Creative Cloud; an all-encompassing collection of Adobe desktop and mobile apps. So for instance you can use images from the Creative Cloud libraries in Adobe Muse seamlessly and easily. With Adobe Muse you can create HTML 5 websites without ever having to right the slightest piece of code. Muse also allows you to add animations to your websites to make them more engaging and dynamic in nature. Create responsive websites that display equally well on your desktop, tablet or phone.
Learn more about this powerful tool at TheComputerSchool. We’ve compiled material that will get you up and running and foster your growth until you become a proficient and speedy user.
Is an Apache office suite that is open-source and completely free of charge. It is one of the better-known open source office suites and includes software for word processing, creating presentations, working with spreadsheets, generating graphics and managing databases. It is fully compatible with most of the common computer platforms and can read and write files from other office suites including Microsoft Office. Chances are any file type you give it, OpenOffice can work with.
The interface is set up to look similar to those of other office suites to allow users who have just switched to OpenOffice to work with something that is relatively familiar. It is also available in a multitude of languages and works on all common computers. The software has a world-wide native language community so you can get support and additional resources in a variety of languages as well.
The office suite was originally designed as one software that evolved over the past 20 years. Because of its unified source, the different products in the suite are highly compatible with each other. OpenOffice is reported as being easy to learn and is widely used in businesses, government offices and educational institutions. It is a one stop shop that is not only inclusive of the most commonly performed office tasks but also highly compatible and consistent. Because it is an open source development process users can report bugs, request the addition of features and provide feedback on any enhancements they would like.
TheComputerSchool has everything OpenOffice related and can get you up and running in no time. Check out how our OpenOffice learning resources can quickly get you up to speed with this versatile and widely-used 'all in one' business and personal software program.
Is one of the most popular and widely used computer programs currently on the market. It is an interactive and object oriented programming language that incorporates modules, exception, dynamic typing, dynamic data types and classes. It is a general purpose programming language that lends itself well to the application of a variety of problems.
As a beginner, it is easy to learn, and if you’re a programmer with experience in other programming languages, shifting to Python is an easy task as well. Python is compatible with LINUX, UNIX and Windows and can be used as an extension for applications that need an interface that is programmable.
Learn more about this powerful tool with TheComputerSchool. Browse through the wide collection of tutorials, educational materials, videos and links to get a better grasp on the topic and to excel in your programming needs.
Is a Microsoft software that is an extremely easy tool for basic graphic creation and augmentation. Paint is included with Microsoft Windows and was one of the first applications of its kind. It introduced early users of Windows to the concept of painting on a computer and is still used for basic functions. Although users usually create simple graphics using Paint, more elaborate products can be produced. The painting can be either black and white or in colour.
Explore Microsoft Paint through TheComputerSchool and gain knowledge and experience using this simple tool.
Is a design and layout tool for print and digital publishing. The software runs in a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) environment for easy use and is compatible with macOS and Windows. QuarkXPress is used by large publishing houses as well as individuals and is available in English and 36 other languages. It is used to produce a variety of layouts, whether simple one-page flyers to material required for printed and online magazines, catalogues, journals, newspapers and the like.
The package provides XML and HTML/XHTML compatibility and supports import and export from PDF formats. Basic font, alignment, spacing and colour features along with advanced typesetting options are available.
Dive into QuarkXpress and learn how to create visually pleasing and professional layouts through TheComputerSchool’s wide variety of educational material on the topic.
In 2012 the Raspberry Foundation released the first model of Raspberry Pis; single-board computers developed to promote basic computer science skills. The Raspberry Foundation, based in the United Kingdom, wanted to create a simple tool that children and people in developing countries could use as an educational, hands-on tool. Their first model exceeded their expectations and target market and is now used in a multitude of settings including robotics. Since 2012, Raspberry Pi has gone through many alterations and upgrades designed to enhance the user experience.
The models all include a broadband system on a chip (SoC) which includes a CPU and a graphics processing unit (GPU, a VideoCore IV). Secure Digital (SD) cards are used in some of the models for memory storage. The models vary in whether or not they have USB, HDMI and composite video output slots.
Learn about the world of Raspberry Pis by visiting TheComputerSchool. Tutorials, educational materials and useful links are included in one user friendly interface to give you more insight on this amazing product.
Is a software program geared towards children aged between 8 and 16 and used to create games, stories and animations through the use of a simple programming language. It is an educational tool that fosters creativity, problem solving skills and collaborative work. The product teaches kids how to create simple computer code and includes an extensive online community that allows children to further their reach. The online community is a powerful resource for the kids and allows them to work in virtual teams from all over the world.
Scratch has been developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab and is free of charge. The motive behind the software is to teach children at a very young age the highly useful skill of computer programming in an environment that is fun and entertaining. Learning through play has been proven to be very effective with children and young adults.
Available in over 40 languages and used in over 150 countries. It is being used in schools from the elementary level onwards. It is also a multidisciplinary tool and is used for teaching math, computer science, language and social studies. Students, scholars, teachers and parents use Scratch as a stepping stone to more advanced computer programming
TheComputerSchool has Scratch resources tailored specifically for parents and educators. If you would like to get your child up and running with this innovative learning tool, we have the material suitable for you. If you are an educator wanting to introduce Scratch into the classroom, material specifically geared towards this purpose is also available.
Is a Microsoft product that is compatible with Microsoft Office. It is a web based application that can be adapted to a certain organization’s needs. It is a document management system that is shared between multiple users. Users can store, organize, archive, track and search a multitude of electronic documents easily within a user friendly interface. The software is usually used within corporations to replace their file server.
Sharepoint also allows for the management of internal and external communication records and provides a collaborative project scheduling platform. It houses OneDrive for Business as its cloud storage server. Its customization capabilities provide additional services in way of prototyping the interface for line-of-business specific needs.
TheComputerSchool has compiled material that will allow individuals and corporations to seamlessly integrate Sharepoint into their document management system.
Is a complete painting and drawing software developed by AutoDesk. It is a professional grade product used by advanced artists, concept designers and illustrators. The software supports multiple platforms including iOS, Android and Windows and works across all your devices seamlessly. Sketchbook (Pro) is a favourite with professional designers and illustrators due to its intuitive interface and its advanced perspective tools. The software has more than 100 illustration tools and allows for the creation of custom brushes and custom colours. It also allows users to import images easily with layers and is available in ten languages.
TheComputerSchool has a wide compilation of learning materials allowing you to explore Sketchbook (Pro) whether you are looking for a general introduction to the topic or would like highly technical and specific help.
Is a computer programming language developed by Apple. It very recently became an open source product and is a fast growing language that can be used to develop safe software by design. Swift is used for general programming purposes and is applicable to projects related to systems programming, mobile and desktop apps, and cloud services.
Swift is designed to be safe, predictable and expressive. Safe coding is engrained within Swift. Developer mistakes are caught before software goes live through a coding regime that is strict but safe. Swift also guarantees predictable and consistent results without limiting a developers creativity and expressiveness.
Visit TheComputerSchool and learn more about this powerful tool. Investigate whether it is the right language for you and learn the ropes of Swift and start coding confidently.
Is a PBR tool for material authoring and scan processing. It allows you to produce material with an infinite number of variations. You can edit texture sets and create substance textures and MDL materials that can be exported into a number of renderers or game engines. Export texture sets straight into Maya, 3Ds Max, Cinema 4D, or Substance Painter. You can also use Substance Designer to create MDL materials for Iray, V-Ray and Adobe Felix.
Additional features include tileable textures and a complete set of tools and filters. These tools include, but are not limited to, Crop Tool, Color Equalizer Tool, Extract Channels filters, Smart Patch Clone Tool, and Smart Auto Tile Tool.
Substance Designer gives you access to Substance Source and Substance Share. Substance Source includes a wide array of physically based, high resolution assets that you can tweak for texturing. Substance Share allows you to download and share community-created content.
Visit TheComputerSchool’s Substance Designer learning module to gain expertise with this advanced and useful software. The module includes links, videos, tutorials and many more resources on the subject.
Is a programming language that claims to be a “Programmer’s best friend”. It is an open-source product that is object based and used for general purposes. Ruby supports many it supports programming paradigms, including functional, object-oriented, and imperative. It runs on a dynamic type system and has automatic memory management.
The language was developed in 1993 by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto who felt that a real object-oriented, easy-to-use scripting language was not available on the market at the time. The product was made available in Japan first before an English version was released and took over the American market.
TheComputerSchool offers extensive learning material on Ruby to allow you to pick up this computer programming language.
is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL ... publishing software with a focus on ease of use, speed, and a great user experience.
WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org. An example of the second case is a local computer configured to act as its own web server hosting Wordpress for single-user testing or learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, on more than 100 million websites.
TheComputerSchool has compiled extensive learning material to help you learn more about using WordPress.
Whether you're a graphic designer, artist, software engineer, web designer, computer programmer or just a novice starting out, our Design + Multimedia modules will prove to be an invaluable resource for you. An incredibly extensive suite of software is explored in great depth to help you at whatever level you may be at.
We’ve left no stone unturned to ensure that whatever you’re looking for you will find it here in TheComputerSchool's Design + Multi-Media learning modules.
Have you always been intrigued by digital photography but haven’t gotten any further than snapping photos with your mobile phone? If so TheComputerSchool can help get you into digital photography tools with introductory material that will guide any novice.
Learn about the different hardware available to you and make an informed choice when picking out your next digital camera. Learn what fits your needs and technical skills and what capabilities each camera offers. Also learn tips and gain skills with digital photo editing programs and get educated on how to manage and store your pictures in an organized and easily accessible way. Want to be able to upload photos to your social network platforms or send them through email? Learn how to do that as well.
Visit TheComputerSchool and start taking and managing digital photos with ease and comfort.
Do you have basic knowledge of digital photography and want to take your skills to the next level? Do you know how to take pictures of family and friends, manage those pictures and do basic editing but would like to refine the process so that you can do much more with tools available on the market today? Do you use the basic features on your digital camera but want to learn how to use it to its full capabilities? Let TheComputerSchool help you with your journey and advance to the next level.
TheComputerSchool has resources that will enable you to do advanced editing and to refine your photos to professional standards. Get tips on the correct lighting, angles, compositions, and more with respect to the photos you snap. Cover all those camera features you’ve never touched before. Learn this and much more today and start excelling in the digital photography world.
Do you outshine everyone you know with your photography skills, or do you take digital photos for a living? Visit TheComputerSchool’s advanced digital photography page to learn professional skills such as how to shoot better portraits, natural landscapes and night photos. Learn how to become proficient at creating macro photos, HDR imaging and time lapse. Once your photos are taken, master editing skills such as perspective, exposure and manipulating images.
Shoot and edit like a pro with TheComputerSchool’s resources and make your good photos go from good to great. Digital photography can be a wonderful creative outlet and while talent goes a long way so does technical proficiency. Gain amazing technical skills in one simple and all-encompassing portal at TheComputerSchool and take your passion for photography to the top level.
Is an Adobe product that allows users to import and edit raw digital images and can be used to work with JPEG and TIFF files. It was released in 2003 and supports a large number of cameras including Apple, Canon, Google, GoPro, Kodak, Konica, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony. The software is included with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop, and is compatible with Adobe Bridge. It is the initial step before raw images can be enhanced and augmented.
TheComputerSchool has material that will allow you to understand the functionality of Camera Raw and how it fits in the bigger picture of digital image editing. You’ll also know how to use the software when you need to.
Is a Japanese multinational company founded in 1937 and headquartered in Tokyo. They currently have over 26,000 employees in their Tokyo office and have branch offices around the world.
They manufacture image and optical products. Their most widely known product is the Canon digital camera but Canon cinema cameras, broadcasting equipment, medical equipment, photocopiers, camcorders, scanners, copiers, printers and award winning projectors are also very widely used. Canon copiers range from small table tops to large printing presses. Their printers also range from office scale models to models used in the printing industry. Canon has also entered into the robotics industry and manufacture 3-D machine vision systems that mix the real world with the virtual world.
Learn more about Canon’s digital photography products at TheComputerSchool. Get acquainted with what’s available and what works for you and then dig into the products you’re interested in to gain deeper knowledge on the topic.
Makes the world’s most innovative digital cameras and drones. Their products are known to be ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and are simple to use and waterproof. Attach a GoPro camera to your helmet and take photos and video footage of you skiing down a steep slope, riding your mountain bike through rough terrain or zip lining over a stretch of the Amazon. Whatever adventure you’re up for, GoPro will be right there with you. Some GoPro cameras even include voice control and wind noise reduction to safe guard the voice quality of video footage.
Explore GoPro products at TheComputerSchool in all their variety of functions. Make an informed decision when purchasing a GoPro and learn how to use your camera with ease and comfort.
Is a digital photography editing software developed by Apple but compatible with both MacOS and Windows. It is in built into any Apple computer purchased between 2005 or 2015?????.
iPhoto allows you to manage your personal photographs and to edit and manipulate them as well. It allows you to import your pictures from digital cameras and is compatible with many popular camera models. It can also import photos from flash drives, external hard drives and CDs. iPhoto can also import videos from camcorders and DVDs.
Explore iPhoto functionalities and TheComputerSchool and become familiar with this photo and video editing tool.
Is a photo editing collection developed by Google that enables users to create stunning photos quickly. The collection includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpner Pro, and Dfine. Analog Efex Pro allows you to create vintage looking photos even if you do not have vintage equipment while Color Efex Pro includes a myriad of filters for colour correction and manipulation. Silver Efex Pro is used to create high end black and white photographs and Viveza allows designers to create enhancements to sections of a photo that automatically blend into the rest of the photograph. HDR Efex Pro lets you work with HDR images, Sharpner Pro sharpens the fine details of photos and Dfine adjusts colour noise and contrast.
Take advantage of this powerful photo editing collection by visiting TheComputerSchool’s NIK Software page. This page includes tutorials, videos, links and references that will provide you with everything you need to start working and to continue to excel in the use of this software.
Is a Japanese multinational company that manufactures cameras, binoculars, lenses, microscopes, scanners and highly technological instruments for heavy industry. They have a number of digital camera ranges including their DSLR Camera, KeyMission action cameras, Nikon 1 and CoolPix compact cameras. They do manufacture two models of traditional film cameras, namely the FM10 and F6.
NIKON cameras come with a multitude of features from waterproof models, shock proof models and models that can connect to your computer or phone through Wifi or Bluetooth. The cameras have easy to use menus, fun creative effects, vibration reduction technology, and HD video capabilities.
Learn more about NIKON cameras and their functionalities at TheComputerSchool. Choose the model that best suits your needs and learn how to use your camera like a pro.
Is a world in and of itself and blends both technical skills with creative flair. Anyone with an interest in photography knows how much further you can take this art with the right tools and the right software. Our Digital Photography learning compilation tackles every aspect with information on the best digital cameras out there and the best software used to manage, enhance, and edit digital photographs.
We start with general learning modules to cater for the beginner, the intermediate, and the more advanced photographers. You can choose which level you’re at and take it from there. Information on photo management tools is included so you can stream your digital camera with your PC for easy storage and management of digital photographs. These tools also allow you to edit and enhance your photographs for a more professional look. The discussion isn’t complete without also adding information related to the top digital cameras on the market to choose from. Learn about the main products and their features so that you are better able to choose what’s right for you and you are able to use your camera to its fullest potential.
All of this is available in one easily accessible place at TheComputerSchool. Roam through our learning material and shoot photos like a pro.
MyTECHlopedia: Is an extensive IT Dictionary/Encyclopaedia specifically for IT professionals, educators and students.
MyTECHIopedia provides simple yet detailed explanations covering more than 200,000 'tech-terms' and related links to additional information. All entries also include images and Wiki links.
Blogs are all the rage these days and are an easy and highly uncomplicated way to get your ideas out into the world. Far from the intricacies of setting up a webpage, blogs can be quickly created by anyone. Blogs usually have an informal feel to them, running more like entries in a diary, and range from personalized renditions of everything from fashion to cooking. Blogs may also have a more serious feel and can be used as an educational forum for highly technical or academic matters.
There are different software you can use to create and upload blogs that allow you to format your content to be more visually pleasing. These software allow capabilities such as fonts, background styles, graphics, photo uploads and much more.
TheComputerSchool blog page gives you all the tools you need to get up and going. A collection of educational materials will guide you on the software available to set up blogs as well as give you ideas of different blog types.
Is the biggest phenomena to hit social media and started the whole trend of sharing thoughts, pictures, links, videos and more to networks of friends on the internet. Facebook allows you to find old friends that you’ve lost touch with a long time ago as well as stay in touch with your current network of friends and family. It’s a user friendly and very simple platform for social media and has multiple features that make the experience more valuable if used properly.
Facebook features include how extensively you’d like your posts to be distributed through the use of filters that stipulate who sees what. Facebook also allows you to filter the posts you see and limit your notifications to those that you deem useful. You can also join groups of specific interest to you, send out invites to events you’ve put together, broadcast important information widely and quickly, and much much more.
TheComputerSchool will guide you through the many features available on Facebook so that you can streamline your experience. A wide variety of material is available in an easy to access and simple format so that you learn what you need to learn when you need to learn it.
Is a community of more than 500 million users who capture and share images and videos online. Instragram can be used on computers, tablets and mobile phones and is compatible with the Windows, Android and iOS. It’s primarily aimed at mobile photography; snap on your phone and instantly share on the web.
Users can “follow” other users, geotag their images, and create online profiles. Profiles feature a collection of personal images, biographical information and other details. Users may also specify who they would like viewing their contact via Instagram Direct. Instagram also has features catered to business accounts and allows for advertising slots on the site.
Let TheComputerSchool get you proficient with this valuable tool. Browse learning modules that include useful links, tutorials, and educational documents to learn how to use Instagram like a pro.
Is an online tool that allows users to organize and share photos and videos. Users can create blogs of images they’ve snapped on their phone, share their photos and videos with loved ones privately, or post their pictures and videos on the web for the whole world to see. Once something is posted and shared, those who view the content can leave comments for you to read and enjoy.
Flikr can upload photos from cameras, the web, phones and computers and is compatible with most media management software on the market. Users can also give family and friends permission to organize pictures on their behalf. This is useful if you are overwhelmed by the task. Organizing also entails “tagging” friends and family that might appear in images so that they are notified that pictures of them have been posted online.
Take advantage of this fun and enjoyable tool by learning the ropes of how to use Flikr. TheComputerSchool has educational modules that will show you how to go about getting up and running with Flikr in no time.
Is an instant messaging software that is VoIP enabled. Users can send messages, take part in instant chat, and make voice and video calls. Users can also conduct group chats. All services are free of charge and can be used via an app on your phone or on your PC with a Windows operating system.
Line allows users to create friend lists and communicate with their friends who are also using Line. It is very similar to Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger but aims to be more geared towards younger users. It includes a lot of stickers that can be added to chats and texts to make the conversation more colourful. Users can also share photos and videos or create a “timeline” which can include pictures and information related to one’s profile.
Visit TheComputerSchool to learn more about Line and all its different features. There is enough material to meet anyone’s need and get you using Line in no time!
Is the largest online professional networking site in the world with more than 60 million users who create profiles that read like CVs and can find and connect with other professionals in their field. LinkedIn also allows for a feed page, where users can post material that is related to their career, or to the business world in general, to keep others informed of the latest news in the field. LinkedIn also posts thousands of jobs and allows companies and recruiters to target a large pool of professionals in one easy place. Likewise users can search for jobs in their field and create filters so that jobs of interest to them can be sent straight to their inbox.
Access TheComputerSchool’s learning material to gain knowledge of this powerful networking and career advancement tool. Many features lie within LinkedIn and the more you are proficient with using these features the more you can use this valuable platform to your advantage.
From 2005 to 2009 MySpace was the largest social networking platform in the world and spearheaded the social networking experience. MySpace allows users to create profiles, connect with friends, create a network of followers, and post videos, thoughts, music and photos in a shared space on the internet. It is a highly interactive environment in which people comment on posts and share posts they like with larger networks of friends. MySpace also has a gaming platform where users can play with other users online.
Visit TheComputerSchool’s MySpace page to access educational material, including videos tutorials and related links, on how to use this interactive and highly entertaining application.
Is a social media portal that allows users to create albums of pictures related to topics from adventure sports, hairstyles, homemade cakes, home décor and much more. Pinterest is for those who prefer visuals over words and users can search any topic imaginable and find collections of pictures on the topic. Users can create online portfolios of topics that interest them as well as “follow” other users that post images of topics of interest to them. It has become so popular and so widely used that businesses include their Pinterest pages on business cards and other marketing material.
Visit TheComputerSchools Pinterest page and learn how to work with this powerful social media tool whether for personal use or to promote your skills or your business.
Skype is now part of Microsoft and is a software that allows you to make free calls, including video calls, and to chat with friends online. Users “add” friends to their contact list and can then interact with those friends. The app is usable both on a mobile phone and through a personal computer. Group calls can be conducted but require a paid subscription. Users can also purchase Skype credits and make phone calls to landlines and other mobile phones who might not have Skype to Skype capabilities. There is even a Skype for Business application with powerful features for conducting group meetings online.
TheComputerSchool has a whole suite of instructional material that will get you proficient with using Skype whether for personal use or a business setting.
SnapChat is a mobile application that allows users to send and receive "self-destructing" photos and videos. Photos and videos taken with the app are called snaps.
SnapChat uses the device's camera to capture snaps and Wi-Fi technology to send them. The app allows the sender to draw or insert text on the snap and determine how many seconds (one to 10) the recipient can view it before the file disappears from the recipient's device. Messages can only be viewed once -- and during the viewing period, the recipient must maintain contact with the device's touchscreen or the snap disappears.
The SnapChat application, which a small team of Stanford University students developed, launched in September 2011 and is available for both Apple iOS and Google Android devices. In May 2013, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against SnapChat Inc. with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleging that the company is misleading users by encouraging them to believe that pictures are permanently removed from SnapChat servers within seconds of viewing.
In September 2016, the company behind the SnapChat app changed its name to Snap Inc. SnapChat was launched on the NYSE in March 2017.
What is Twitter and why is it so popular? At first Twitter just seems like a site where people can blurt out one liners and share it with millions of people. In essence that is what Twitter is, but it has proven to be very valuable in getting information out to people. It’s like reading newspaper headlines or a short message from a friend saying “just a fender bender no need to worry”.
Twitter allows you to create a profile and then “follow” people that might be of interest to you. Plenty of celebrities and even the president of the USA use Twitter and can be followed by people who’d like to stay informed of their Twitter posts. Users can also have people who follow them. It’s a great platform to keep people up to date with what you’re up to without spending time crafting a whole paragraph.
If you’re interested in using Twitter, or are already using Twitter but want to get better at it, TheComputerSchool is the place for you. Come browse the Twitter material and get information on using this platform and all its special features.
Is another instant messaging and voice and video calling software that allows you to stay connected with anyone anywhere. People can download Viber on their phones or PCs and call and chat for free. Users can also send photos and voice messages. With Viber there is no need for an authorization process, the app integrates with your contact list and displays contacts with Viber installed on their phones. In this way you call your contacts instantly without having to search for them and then ask for authorization before you can call.
If you’d like to start using Viber or want to get more proficient at using it visit TheComputerSchool now and learn all you need to know.
Provides voice calls for free to over 1 billion members. Users can call anyone anywhere in the world, instant message, place a video call, or send videos, links, voice messages, and location info. WhatsApp voice and video calls use your internet connection instead of your mobile plan so you don’t have to worry about high phone call charges. The app also allows you to create groups. With group chats you can share messages, photos, music, voice messages and links with up to 256 people at once. WhatsApp can be installed on your phone or PC and seamlessly syncs between the two.
Visit TheComputerSchools WhatsApp page and browse the myriad of instructional tools available to get you up and running with WhatsApp instantly.
Is a video sharing platform that was recently purchased by Google. The site allows users to upload videos, create playlists of videos, leave comments, rate and share videos.
Users can also subscribe to “channels” that combine videos related to a certain topic. Videos range from TV shows, videotaped lectures, music videos, personal home made videos, clips from movies, Tech Talks and much more. Most of the videos are uploaded by individuals but some broadcasting corporations post their videos as well.
TheComputerSchool has compiled learning material to allow you to learn more about using YouTube to its fullest capacity and join millions of other users that already enjoy this online resource.
Social media might seem like an easy thing to pick up and start working with but when one is faced with the immense variety of social media platforms out there the task becomes less simple. Just deciphering the difference between Instagram and Pinterest can be difficult, let alone learning the different features of how to work with each.
Another important aspect of the social media platform is managing how much you want to share and with whom. You’re also probably thinking how to manage what you receive and streamline the experience so that you’re not inundated with info you’re not interested in.
Our Social Media repertoire will first get you accounted with Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and all the rest so you can properly tell one from the other. It will also get you knowledgeable on how to work different features of each application and how to personalize your experience. You’ll learn how to take control of the info you’re putting out on the internet and the information you’re receiving. You’ll also learn how to enjoy these platforms, and use them to their full potential for both work and play, without jeopardizing your safety.
Explore TheComputeSchool’s social media pages and get yourself up and running (to any level) with these entertaining and very productive online communities with ease and confidence.
MyTECHIopedia provides simple yet detailed explanations covering more than 200,000 'tech-terms' and related links to additional information. All entries also include images and Wiki links.
ALL Smart Phones
A SmartPhone is a mobile phone that can essentially do more than just make calls. It combines features you would usually get on your computer with features you would get from your mobile phone. So where as you can make phone calls from anywhere, with a data plan you can also access the internet from anywhere. SmartPhones will allow you to check your emails and browse the internet anywhere you are. You can also download apps on your SmartPhone that allow you to do anything from book a hotel, check your bank statement, or buy a pair of shoes.
SmartPhones have also become an important business tool, allowing you to stay on top of your workload whenever you need to. SmartPhones also include an event calendar, media player, a calculator, a camera, a video recorder and much more.
TheComputerSchool has put together an extensive list of educational material to allow you to find your way around SmartPhones and to understand how they can suit your everyday personal and business needs.
Is Google’s mobile phone and tablet operating system. In the same way that PCs run Windows as their operating system, phones and tablets may run Android as their operating system. The operating system is the software that allows you to run the hardware; it’s your interface to the workings of your phone or tablet. Android’s layout relies on a number of home screens that you populate with apps or widgets. Widgets serve a single purpose like showing you your email inbox or allowing you to snap pictures. Some apps and widgets come inbuilt with your phone and the rest you can download for free or purchase from app stores.
Mobile phones and tablets that have an Android operating system include Samsung, LG, Sony and Nexus.
Learn how to use the Android operating system with TheComputerSchool. Navigating the home screens, using apps and widgets and exploring other features are all explained in user friendly short learning modules that can satisfy anyone’s needs.
A BlackBerry is a smartphone that is known for being business centric. BlackBerry phones started off as a PDA type application with no capability to make phone calls. That has changed and now BlackBerry can handle both call and data plans. Today's BlackBerry phones have come a long way and feature colour screens, plenty of software, and top-notch phone capabilities.
Visit TheComputerSchool’s BlackBerry page and see what this smartphone has to offer. Look through a wide variety of material to learn how to use the functionalities of this phone proficiently and comfortably.
Are Apple’s tablets that allow the user to do more work than they would be able to do on their phone but are light and easier to carry around than a laptop. iPads have data chips and can run on the same data used for mobile phones. They have much larger screens than mobile phones and allow you to browse the net like you would on your PC. They also run apps associated with most of the software you would use on your laptop; namely Microsoft Office, Adobe, NetFlix, Hulu and many other work and personal software products.
Tablets have on screen keyboards but physical external keyboards can be purchases as an accessory to make typing easier. iPads can also be used as eBook readers.
Explore the educational materials available at TheCmputerSchool to learn more about iPads and their functionalities.
Is a smartphone made by Apple that runs Apple’s operating system (not the Android operating system). It has an on screen touch keyboard and does not have a stylus. iPhones can synchronize data on your phone with any Apple product, namely an Apple tablet or computer. iPhones allow for Bluetooth connectivity and are probably the most widely used smartphones worldwide. The interface involves a homepage populated with apps that can be purchased or downloaded for free from the Apple store.
If you’re thinking of purchasing an iPhone, or already have one, consider visiting TheComputerSchool’s iPhone page. Learn about the special features of this phone and how to navigate the device like a pro.
Microsoft’s offers a popular office suite called Windows Office, which includes Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Powerpoint. All of which are staples of any office environment. They also provide online services such as Bing and Microsoft Cloud. The company recently got into gaming consoles with their popular Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. They also launched the Microsoft Surface laptop and the Windows mobile phone and have acquired both Skype and LinkedIn.
Offers a series of smartphones and tablets that run on the Android OS. The most popular of the phone series is the Samsung Galaxy and the Samsung Edge. The phones are sleek, light and have an impressively big screen. Some of the phones have a stylus you can use but most have an on screen touch keyboard. The phones also have very high resolution cameras and video camcorders that allow you to snap top quality media. A number of the newer models are waterproof.
The phone allows users to have a number of one with each homepage personalized with the users preferred apps and widgets.
TheComputerSchool has put together material that ranges from tutorials to videos which allow users to get acquainted with Samsung smartphones. Use the available resources to also get proficient with the use of your Samsung smartphone.
Is any TV with in built internet capability. Your TV connects either via a wire or wirelessly with your modem and can run apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and Pandora without the use of a laptop. This makes your entertainment experience tenfold more enjoyable. Play your favourite music, TV shows, movies and videos with a touch of a button. Some TVs even allow connectivity to social networking sites, messengers and even an internet browser.
Start enjoying this breakthrough in home entertainment by visiting TheComputerSchool. Browse available learning tools to assess which smart TV is right for you and how to use it to its full potential.
Top Google Apps
Google apps are purchased or downloaded for free from the Google store. The top social media and chatting apps include the Facebook messenger app, the Facebook app, Whatsapp, and Snapchat. Pandora and Spotify are heavily downloaded apps for streaming music channels and Instagram and Pinterest are a favourite with users who like to share photos.
Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, Uber, Wish and LetGo are also top on the list.
Learn much more about these top Google apps at TheComputerSchool. Get a more extensive list of these apps and understand which ones are of interest to you and which of your needs they may satisfy.
The market is full of smartphones that fill any niche and any need imaginable. With so many choices it is quite a challenge choosing a smartphone that’s right for you. The top selling smartphones in the market include the iPhone, the Google Phone, and the Samsung Galaxy. But phones are rated for many different things depending on what you deem a priority. Is having a long battery life important to you? Or a big clear screen? Or a high pixel camera that allows you to shoot amazing pictures?
Visit TheComputerSchool to help you choose the smartphone that is right for you depending on what is important to you. Find links that allow you to see how phones are rated and get informed before you make your next move.
Just like smartphones there are a myriad of tablets out there to choose from and you can easily get lost sifting through all the different options. Tablets are rated based on a number of criteria and whether you are looking for an iPad, an Android tablet or a Windows slate you need to know what you want and where to find it. The first major criteria is which operating system are you comfortable with, are you an Android aficionado or do you prefer the Apple iOS? How big do you want your screen? What kind of memory storage and battery life are you looking for? Are your favourite apps compatible with the tablet you’re eyeing? Do you want your tablet to run on WiFi only or would you like a cellular version?
As you can see there is a lot to consider. Let TheComputerSchool make your life easier by visiting our Top Tablet page and getting all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Would you like to purchase a mobile phone or a tablet but cannot make up your mind on what is appropriate to your needs? Or do you have a mobile phone or a tablet that you’re not entirely confident on how to use? Our Smart Phones + Devices learning platform explores all the options out there, from iPhones, to Samsung Galaxies to BlackBerry’s and even smart TVs. Come learn more on how to use these powerful electronics and once you’re comfortable with that explore our pages on apps that you can download and enjoy.
Information is available at TheComputerSchool on the different operating systems out there and the phones, tablets and devices they are compatible with. We’ve even included pages that list the best apps, phones and tablets out there in the market to keep you ahead of the game.
Acrobat | Connect | PhotoShop | DreamWeaver | InDesign | Elements | Lightroom | Premiere
It is a natural desire to want to preserve a memory forever and with the advent of cameras this desire was made a reality. Whereas traditional cameras required developing film into photographs, digital photography lets you have your pictures right away. Digital photography revolutionised photography and with mobile phones, cheap digital cameras and computers snapping a picture has become second nature to almost anyone.
Digital photographs can be produced directly using a digital camera, or can be produced by capturing a frame from a digital video. Scanning actual photographs also produces digital photos. Once a photo is digital you can apply numerous editing techniques to manipulate the image to your heart’s desire. Although the resolution pales in comparison to film based photographs, the speed in which digital photos can be taken and shared makes them highly desirable.
Explore the world of digital photography with TheComputerSchool. Learn about the different digital photography tools and how to take full advantage of them.
Is a shopping approach spearheaded in China that has gained popularity with the advent of the internet. Group Buying websites which offer a “deal of the day” with discount vouchers issued once a certain amount of people sign up to buy the product. The websites strike deals with local merchants and offer a service whereby foot traffic is increased in exchange for discounted products.
Groupon is top of the list of Group Buying Sites in the USA along with LivingSocial, Woot, Eversave and BuyWithMe. Deals range from deep discounts of 50% - 70% as well as deals that encourage repeat visits such as buy 2 get 2 free offers.
Whether you’re a merchant who would like to know more about taking advantage of these sites or just an avid shopper TheComputerSchool has what you need. Browse and learn with our Group Buying Sites page and get involved with this innovative shopping model.
Is a community of more than 500 million users who capture and share images and videos online. Instragram can be used on computers, tablets and mobile phones and is compatible with Windows, Android and iOS. It’s primarily aimed at mobile photography; snap on your phone and instantly share on the web.
Is the largest online professional networking site in the world with more than 60 million users. Users create profiles that read like CVs and can find and connect with other professionals in their field. LinkedIn also allows for a feed page, where users can post material that is related to their career, or to the business world in general, to keep others informed of the latest news in the field. LinkedIn also posts thousands of jobs and allows companies and recruiters to target a large pool of professionals in one easy place. Likewise users can search for jobs in their field and create filters so that jobs of interest to them can be sent straight to their inbox.
An online accounting tool for businesses big and small, MYOB allows you to stay on top of all your accounting needs. It allows business owners to take care of invoices, manage cash receipts and expenditures, help with basic book keeping, and generate financial reports. MYOB also allows you to stay on top of your taxes so there are no surprises come tax season.
It is a powerful yet very user friendly software and comes in different versions depending on your needs. Maximize profitability and make more informed decisions with a real time view of your finances. Save time and increase your productivity and stay up do date with your compliance obligations.
If you want to learn more about this powerful finance management tool visit TheComputerSchool. A large compilation of tutorials are available to get you proficient and up and running with MYOB in no time.
Is an open source platform used primarily for the sharing of information. It is very popular in educational settings and can be used for distance education, e-learning, blended learning, and flipped classrooms. Moodle allows users to organize learning material in folders and sections as well as include video links and taped lectures. It has also been used in business settings. One of its most powerful features is that users can customize their information management platform. Educators and trainers can create private websites with online courses and training modules and can upload a curriculum, presentations, homework, and reading assignments.
TheComputerSchool has put together comprehensive learning material to allow users to get familiar and proficient with this powerful educational platform.
Is an Apache office suite that is open-source and completely free of charge. The office suite includes software for word processing, creating presentations, working with spreadsheets, generating graphics and managing databases. It is compatible with all common computer platforms and can read and write files from other office suites. It is also available in a multitude of languages.
The office suite was originally designed as one software that evolved over the past 20 years. Because of its unified source, the different products in the suite are highly compatible with each other. OpenOffice is reported as being easy to learn and is widely used in businesses, government offices and educational institutions.
TheComputerSchool has everything OpenOffice related and can get you up and running in no time. Check out our wide array of resources in different formats that will suit your unique learning style.
Is an accounting software used by millions of small businesses globally who use QuickBooks to track sales by customers and to manage account receivable balances. It is also used to keep track of purchases and manage account payable balances. Reports generated by QuickBooks can give owners insight into how profitable the business is, their net worth, and their cash flow position. Running payroll in QuickBooks can allow users to calculate payroll checks, send payroll tax payments and file payroll tax returns. Setting up inventory items in QuickBooks can help keep on top of all purchases and sales. And if that’s not enough QuickBooks allows you to simplify taxes. Spend less time organizing receipts and let QuickBooks take care of taxes!
If you feel like QuickBooks could be right for your business but are at a loss as to how to start TheComputerSchool can help you out. With a large collection of teaching material on the subject you can get to understand this powerful tool and start to use it to boost your business and your bottom line.
TheComputerSchool has a whole suite of instructional material that will get you proficient with using Skype whether for personal use or in a business setting.
Is used as a client recourse management (CRM) tool. It is cloud based and doesn’t need IT professionals to set it up. The software gives you the capabilities to manage client preferences, complaints, and any past interactions. This allows you to know and interact with your customers in a way that’s personalized and productive. SalesForce includes features that track customer responses to a new service and product giving you instant analytics on how successful they are. Find leads and close deals faster and more efficiently, and manage the way you’re connecting with your clients via numerous venues such as email, mobile, and more. Predict future trends based on past performance and access your business through any device.
Get up and going with this powerful and innovative tool by visiting TheComputerSchool’s materials on the subject.
Is a popular client resource management (CRM) software developed and distributed by the Sage Group. It tracks clients and prospective clients in a centralized database. It is mostly used in small to medium business and was the first of its kind when it was released in 1987. Sage ACT is compatible with Windows and allows users to manage all correspondence with clients, set up an automated calendar and scheduling tool, as well as automated email alerts. The software also generates analytic reports that allow users to track leads and study business trends.
Currently Sage ACT is available in many languages including English, French and German, and is sold internationally.
TheComputerSchool has a whole suite of learning materials on the subject which will allow you to understand this powerful CRM tool and get you up and running in no time.
If you’re interested in a user, or are already using Twitter but want to get better at it, TheComputerSchool is the place for you. Come browse the Twitter material and get information on using this platform and all its special features.
This large array of content is a powerful tool for anyone wanting to get ahead with managing the day to day workings of a business. Running a business is difficult in and by itself and having the proper technology tools and knowledge is crucial.
Ever wondered how Group Buying Sites or e-Retailers operate? Or how you can use Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Blogs, or Instagram to boost your business? These and many other questions have been answered with learning material that cover a myriad of business technology topics. Learn how to use the powerful LinkedIn platform to it's fullest capacity, an essential tool for business, career advancement or job placement. Explore online accounting tools such as MYOB and QuickBooks. Master client resource management software such as SalesForce and Sage. Become proficient at using office suites such as Microsoft, Moodle and Open Office.
Let the TheComputerSchool aid you in running a smooth and productive business by getting you and your staff up and running proficiently with the latest digital office tools and software.
develops and distributes music creation and performance software and hardware. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released Ableton Live in 2001. The company is based in Los Angeles and Berlin and employs over 200 sound engineers, musicians, DJs and music producers.
Their three products include Ableton Live, Abelton Push and Ableton Link. Ableton Live is a software that allows musical ideas to become finished songs and is even used during performances. Ableton Push is an instrument that gives hands on control of a myriad of sound pallets without the use of a computer. Ableton Link is a technology that allows electronic instruments to play in sync.
TheComputerSchool has put together an Ableton page that allows avid music lovers to explore the software and technology developed by Ableton. Bring your musical dreams to reality with these powerful tools.
Is a digital musical workstation that is compatible with Windows and macOS. As a musical sequencer it is used to compose, record, mix and arrange music. It is also used during performances to play the finished product, a feature that makes it quite unique among music sequencers. It can also be used by Djs because of its inbuilt capability to beatmatch, and crossfade. Live 9 comes in three versions, Intro Standard, and Suite to suit anyone’s need depending on skill level.
Visit TheComputerSchool and learn how to use this powerful tool to make music beyond your wildest dreams. TheComputerSchool will guide you through all levels of proficiency with specific tutorials and links suitable to every user.
Is Google’s mobile phone and tablet operating system. In the same way as PCs run Windows as their operating system, phones and tablets may run Android as their operating system. This is the software that allows you to run the hardware; it’s your interface to the workings of your phone or tablet. Android’s layout relies on a number of home screens that you populate with apps or widgets. Widgets serve a single purpose like showing you your email inbox or allowing you to snap pictures. Some apps and widgets come inbuilt with your phone and the rest you can download for free or purchase from app stores.
Apple – Apps
Apple now has music creation apps that can be used on iPods, iPhones and iPads. In the past these devices were used to download music, manage playlists, and play music. Creating music was difficult without expensive accessories but now music creation apps make the task easier and cheaper.
Some popular apps include BeatMaker designed for a serious amateur or semi-professional. It includes a drum machine, sampler and sequencer, features you’d only expect on a PC. Band is another app targeted at casual users who just want to have fun creating music. The apps Guitarist and Pianist are similar in concept to Band in that they are aimed at the casual user. Beat Loop, Bedrum, BtBx, and iDrum are all drum based apps for those who prefer a drum set to a guitar or piano.
Explore these apps and much more at TheComputerSchool where you can find links and reading material that give you a comprehensive idea of what is available on the market.
Is an open source multilingual audio editor and recorder software. It is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux. It can be used to edit audios, make ringtones, mix stereo tracks, change tapes and records to tracks on the computer or a CD, split records and much more. Although it isn’t catered for pros, but more geared towards amateur users, the functionalities available make it less of a virtual jukebox and more an effective audio editing tool.
If you’d like to know more about Audacity visit TheComputerSchool. The Audacity page has useful information that will allow you to assess whether it is something you’d like to use, and if so, the material will teach you how to use Audacity like a pro.
Is a powerful audio editing tool distributed by Adobe. It is used in music post-production to import and mange media files, work with sound files, make standard waveform audio adjustments, add special effects, clean up audio and create a clear and streamlined final product.
Initially the program was called Cool Edit Pro but the name was changed in 2003. It supports thousands of royalty-free music loops that can be used to compile songs and soundtracks. It is compatible with Windows and is aimed towards professionals in the field of music production.
If you’d like to learn how to use Audition TheComputerSchool has a large collection of resources that can help. These resources include tutorials, videos, and useful links.
Is an American technology and multimedia company that specialises in digital non-linear editing (NLE) systems, management and distribution services. Avid has a number of products that are used in the television and video industry. One popular Avid product is Avid Media Composer, a film and video editing software that can work with both uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD). Pro Tools is another popular product used to create music or sound for film and TV. Another product is Sibelius, a notation software that creates scores for movies more quickly than ever before.
Explore more Avid products at TheComputerSchool to learn what suits your needs and how to use it proficiently.
Is a musician’s best friend! It is a professional grade multitrack DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Cubase can handle MIDI and audio recording for both MacOS and Windows. It was originally called Pro 16 and released in 1984.
Cubase is currently being used by millions of producers and sound engineers around the globe. Due to its immaculate sound quality and unparalleled range of tools, Cubase sets the benchmark for digital music production. It covers all stages of the creative process with intelligent features that catapult your creativity. Compose, record, edit, and mix music with maximum flexibility and superior skill.
TheComputerSchool has a whole suite of instructional material that will get you proficient with Cubase. Choose the learning module that best suits your needs and learn how to use you Cubase like a pro.
Is a music production software or DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that is innovative and easy to use. It allows users to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and master music that is of professional quality. It is highly popular and widely used. With FL Studio you can recreate the experience of being in an actual recording studio without ever leaving your home. Short of needing a microphone to record vocals and instruments, everything else is included in FL Studio.
FL Studio was previously known as FruityLoops and currently comes in three editions. Microsoft Windows, Producer Edition and Signature Bundle.
If you are interested in using this powerful digital audio workstation software visit TheComputerSchool. A large compilation of tutorials are available to get you proficient and up and running with FL Studio in no time.
Apple’s iLife includes GarageBand and ships free with every Mac. GarageBand allows Mac users to record and make music. Features include recording capability, Plug and Play, lessons and jamming. GarageBand’s recording features are a step above the rest in that it allows users to record multiple tracks at the same time. Musicians can now record full live ensembles in a single go. The software also includes a multitude of MIDI instruments that musicians can use to create music but if they’d like to record live instruments they can do that as well. The software also includes a huge Loop Library with a large variety of styles, instruments and genres.
TheComputerSchool will guide you through the many features available on GarageBand so that you can streamline your experience. A wide variety of material is available in an easy to access and simple format.
There are a number of Google apps aimed at recording, creating, and editing music. Some of the more popular apps include Music Maker Jam, an app that gives users the capability to pick from thousands of studio quality loops, beats and melodies to start mixing new tracks. Another app is G-Stomper that features a step sequencer, virtual analogue synth, 24 drum pads, a virtual piano keyboard, a mixer and a pattern/song arranger. FL Studio has a mobile enabled app that can be streamlined from your phone to your PC and carries most of the features of the PC version.
These are just a few of the Android enable apps. TheComputerSchool can introduce you to more so that you can pick what you like and start making music on the go!
Is a very popular portable media player developed by Apple. It was the first, and extremely popular, MP3 player to hit the market. Apple currently has three models, the iPod Classic (with an internal hardrive), the iPod Touch (featuring a touchscreen), the iPod Nano (the sleekest of the models) and the Shuffle.
All models have some form of memory to hold your music and have an easy to use interface to navigate your playlists. Music is backed up and managed on your PC using iTunes. A few models can also play videos and store pictures.
Learn how to use iPods with TheComputerSchool. The iPods page has useful information that will allow you to assess whether IPods are something you’d like to use, and if so, the material will teach you how to use one like a pro.
Is a media management software created by Apple. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows operating systems. It can play and manage both videos and audio files and can be used as a media player, media library, and online radio. It syncs with the iTunes store which is an online store for a huge array of media. Through the iTunes Store, users can purchase music, music videos, television shows, audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and movie rentals in some countries, and ringtones, available on the iPhone and iPod Touch.
iTunes is the software used to manage media on iPods, iPads and iPhones. Users organize their music on their PCs then sync their iPods with the software to upload playlists that have been created.
Visit TheComputerSchool’s iTunes page and see what this software has to offer. Look through a wide variety of learning material to learn how to use the functionalities of this product proficiently and comfortably.
Is a complete recording studio right on your Mac. Logic Pro gives amateurs and pros the tools they need to record, create, mix, and edit music. Virtually any digital instrument, hundreds of sample loops and a beat creator are available. Use Drum Kit Designer to create acoustic drum beats and Drum Machine Designer for electronic tracks. Explore the Sound Library with its thousands of patches and use Smart Controls to shape sound and make simple and elaborate changes. With its 64-bit architecture, Logic Pro provides the power you need to handle projects of any size.
TheComputerSchool has put together a Logic Pro page that allows avid music lovers to access these and many other powerful tools. Explore and expand to create music in a way you could have never imagined!
Has a series of software and hardware instruments related to music recording, creation and editing. Maschine Jam is a production and performance instrument that allows for sequencing and track building as well as an advanced drum, melody, and chord programming workflow. Komplete 11 Ultimate includes 87 digital instruments and effects, a cutting edge synthesizer, a vast orchestral library and innovative sound design tools. It is used by professionals to produce music, create scores and to perform advanced sound design. Strummed Acoustic expands the production of acoustic sounds with vintage digital guitars. This is just a taste of what NativeInstruments can offer, there are plenty of more!!
Explore the full range of NativeInstrument products with TheComputerSchool. A large library of resources is available to introduce you to the range of products and allow you to choose what fits your needs. Once you’ve decided you can dive deeper into a certain product and learn how to use it with confidence.
Is an Avid product that is used to create sound or music for films and TV. It also allows artists, producers, and mixers to connect and collaborate with others in the field. Pro Tools includes a feature called Soundbase which is a loop-based music creation tool that creates the perfect beat. Search, audition, experiment, and explore sounds, loops, and sound effects from any sound library. Create your own customized library of sounds that can be searched and filtered so you find what you need in an instant. Share your projects with anyone like you were in the same recording studio together via the Avid Cloud Collaboration.
Start using Pro Tools instantly by looking through TheComputerSchool’s learning material on the subject. Find information on tools like the Loopmasters, Project Revisions and much more.
Includes a suite of desktop and mobile apps. Their desktop apps include Reason, Recycle, ReFill, and Rack Extensions. Their mobile apps are Thor and ReBirth.
Reason is a user friendly, yet professional software, which can create, compose, mix and finish music. ReCycle can find transients in your sampled material and slice loops. ReFill is a sound library for Reason that includes samples, patches, loops, and grooves. Rack Extension opens up the Reason rack to third party developers allowing the same experience as with any Reason device. And if that’s not enough PropellerHead has powerful mobile apps as well. Use Thor on your iPad to experience the Thor synthesizer at your fingertips. Download ReBirth to add classic drum and synthesizer sounds to your iPad.
If you are interested in using PropellerHead products visit TheComputerSchool. A large compilation of tutorials are available to get you proficient and up and running in no time.
Is a PropellerHead product that allows you to create, compose, and mix music. It is a digital audio workstation (DAW) that includes a synthesizer, a sequencer, signal processors, and mixers. Reason is compatible with Refill, a huge library of loops, patches, sounds and instruments that can be used to create music digitally. It mimics a video rack in which users can plug in various devices. It comes in two versions: Reason and Reason Essentials. Reason Essentials includes less instruments and features than Reason for those who do not need the full suite of options.
TheComputerSchool has a whole suite of learning materials on the subject and will allow you to understand this powerful tool and get up and running in no time. Imagine the music and then make it a reality!
Is a digital score writer that is used to produce music for movies, TV shows, advertisements, and much more. It is compatible with Windows and Mac and is used by any serious musician out there; composers, arrangers, performers, and artists. It can edit and print scores as well as play back the score using digital instruments. Users can also publish scores and share them with others via the internet. At present it is the most highly used software of its kind with hundreds of thousands of users globally.
Visit TheComputerSchool and browse extensive learning tools on the subject. Start creating awe inspiring scores with ease by learning about the world’s best-selling notation software.
Is an Apple application compatible with Macs used to compose and edit music. It is a feature in Logic Pro and Final Cut Studio. It includes over 5000 instrument loops and sound effects. Whether users want to enhance a single clip or create a feature-length soundtrack, Sound Track Pro will have what it takes for the job.
Some of Sound Track Pro’s many features include the ability for users to synchronize instrument loops and sound effects with a video track or add narration to the video. Audio editing mode allows users to clean up audio files and fix common problems for a clear and perfected end product.
Learn these and many more features at TheComputerSchool and start with Sound Track Pro today.
Do you have the passion to create wonderful pieces of music using your PC, mobile phone or tablet or have you made a career out of music production, writing scores for movies, or playing music in clubs and concerts? If so you’re probably well aware that powerful digital music production tools are out there, tools that allow you to recreate the experience of a recording studio anywhere you please.
Our Music education content covers just about every imaginable digital music production tool out there; targeting tools that are used in the music industry at both professional and 'hobby' levels. From Ableton, Audition, FL Studio to Garage Band if it’s being widely used we’ve covered it. Learn about digital music workstations, sequencers, and digital instruments to create, compose, and mix music like a pro. You can also learn how to use these tools to play music in a live performance. Our learning suite includes software you can use on your PC to produce top quality recordings, and also includes tablet and phone apps for the less experienced user who’d like to do something on the go.
Browse our Music content pages at TheComputerSchool and we guarantee you’ll find what you’re looking for. Become a proficient and able digital music producer and start creating music beyond your wildest dreams.
Antivirus (AV), sometimes known as anti-malware software, is a computer software used to prevent, detect and remove malicious software. With the proliferation of malware, an antivirus software is crucial to protect against a myriad of computer threats. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity (privacy) theft, and online banking attacks.
A specific component of the anti-virus software is commonly referred to as the real-time scanner. This feature hooks deep into the operating system's core functions in a manner similar to how certain malware itself would attempt to operate. Any time the operating system accesses a file, the on-access scanner checks if the file is 'legitimate' or not. If the file is considered a malware by the scanner, the access operation will be stopped, the file will be dealt with, and the user will be notified. So you can see how powerful Antivirus software is and how imperative it is for you to have it!
TheComputerSchool will get you acquainted with common antivirus software out there so that you can choose what’s best for you. You can also access information that will describe the need and importance of an antivirus and how to install and operate it properly.
Scientists have discovered that the brain can reorganize itself when confronted with new challenges, even in adulthood. The old adage “Use it or lose it” has never been truer than in the example of the human brain.
When the brain is not challenged and used, it starts to age. With aging comes the loss of memory, the inability to problem solve as sharply, and the loss of agility when it comes to learning new things. Breakthrough research has resulted in a powerful approach that involves stimulating the brain regularly through brain exercises. These exercises are engineered to train a range of cognitive functions, keeping the brain alert, flexible and intelligent.
Online tools make it easier to find the right exercises and with easy access you can practice wherever you are. This ease of accessibility makes staying diligent with the exercises easier and guarantees a higher rate of success. The exercises draw from the latest neuroscience breakthroughs, allowing you to reach your full brain potential with ease.
No matter what your age or background visit TheComputerSchool’s Brain Training resources so you can feel smarter, sharper, and brighter.
Studying hard is an admirable trait but when you do it for too long without giving your mind a break, it beats the point. Regular breaks are crucial to keep you at your best and learning at your full potential. In fact most medical professionals recommend that you take a break every 90 to 120 minutes to ensure that your full potential is being met.
Taking a break can involve walking around and stretching but it can also involve indulging in some entertainment so that you feel light and ready for more. We’ve included some fun videos in our Cool Stuff page to give you a quick 5 to 10 minute cool down. The videos include the Best-Of-The-Best clips featuring incredible feats and entertainment sure to provide some good fun and maybe some laughs.
Visit TheComputerSchools Cool Stuff to make the essential 5 minute break entertaining and fun so you go back to studying feeling refreshed and brand new.
Drones are the biggest thing to recently hit the market and they are all the buzz. The technology is ever evolving and new items are constantly flooding the market. So you might be asking what is a drone? And which one would be of use to me?
Drones are essentially unmanned aerial vehicles that can be used for personal or professional purposes. They are made of light materials to reduce their weight. Drones are navigated remotely through the use of a remote control and include a high resolution camera. For personal use, people use drones for fun. They snap photos and videos from high above to share with friends and family. They are also used by cinematographers to film shots for movies, videos, TV shows and advertisements. They can be used by scientists and project developers to gather data on a certain area of interest.
Drones come in all shapes and sizes but have now been made so economical that you can buy one from any electronic store or order it on-line. Whether you’d like to use a drone professionally or casually TheComputerSchool has what you need. Browse some of the different types of drones out there and learn about their functionalities and various uses.
Is a shopping approach spearheaded in China that has gained popularity with the advent of the internet. Group Buying websites offer a “deal of the day” with discount vouchers issued once a certain amount of people sign up to buy the product. The websites strike deals with local merchants and offer a service whereby foot traffic is increased in exchange for discounted products.
Groupon is top of the list of Group Buying Sites in the USA along with LivingSocial, Woot, Eversave and BuyWithMe. Deals range from deep discounts of 50% to 70% as well as deals that encourage repeat visits like buy 2 get 2 free offers.
Laptops and PC’s are everywhere and you can’t get by in your personal life, school, or your career without one. We’ve put together valuable information on available laptops and PC’s in the market to help you acquire the best knowledge for suitable products to meet your personal requirements.
Understand what the different features are and what’s important to you. Become knowledgeable about things like screen size, memory, battery life, CPUs capability, and the like so you can find the right match. We’ve also compiled data on the most popular laptops and PCs out there as well as tutorials on how to get up and running.
Don’t be phased when going shopping for your next laptop or PC. Be well informed by browsing TheComputerSchool’s material on the subject and make your next purchase with confidence.
We are very proud of our Internet page. We’ve gone all out and compiled an exceptional array of Technology Stats'n Facts.How many websites are there in the world? How many people are using Twitter, or Facebook right now? Government spending, global participation rates, 'the darker side' statistics and information, etc.Up to date with relevant content and very informative. Find out what's going on around the globe today with technology and the internet.
- 3.26 billion internet users (December 2015); more than 40% of the world population.
- Asia, (continent), has the most internet users. Accounts for 48.4% of global internet users.
- China has the most internet users; with an estimated 640 million
this number is twice the entire population of the US..
- China has the highest percentage of internet users (21.97%), followed by the U.S. (9.58%)
and India (8.33%).
- Bermuda has the highest internet penetration at 97.75%; a whopping 63,987 of Bermuda’s 65,461 population uses the internet. In contrast, while a huge 86.75% of the U.S. population uses the Internet. It is only ranked #25 in terms of penetration. The U.K. ranks #15 with an estimated 89.90% of U.K. citizens using the internet.
- Digital interactions influenced retail sales to the tune of $2.4 trillion in 2015-16.
- 2017: There will be more internet traffic than all prior internet years combined
- FaceBook now has 1.55 billion active users | 2.9 billion Google searches are made every day.