MakeUseOf is a website I found
entirely by accident while surfing the interweb looking of resources. I subscribe to it to get automatic updates.
Some of the updates you get will be about competitions to win stuff. It’s never happened to me so I have no vested interest in telling you about the site here.
The major attraction of this site for me is their ‘Cheat sheets’ and ‘Guides’.
The site has a long list of cheat sheets – single page documents – full of tips and tricks for all your favourite Web 2.0 applications and more besides. If you’ve just bought a Windows 8 machine, have a look at this, for example to get an idea.
The range of user guides is even more impressive, with guides for everything from How The Internet Works to guides to using Joomla, Photoshop and more.
The best thing about this site is that everything is free in the ‘completely free’ sense of the word. When you consider that you pay money to buy similar ebooks or paperbacks you get an idea of the value of the site. I’m not sure how they make their money – probably through advertising – but it’s incredible that so much stuff is on the site for free.
They have a section on the best Apps available where they list selected Apps for every platform.
I could go on – there’s a lot more free resources on the site (forum, chat, tech help) – but it’s probably better if you go visit it yourself and rummage around. It’s looks a bit like a one-stop-shop for IT know-how. Let me know if you found it useful.
Oh, they ahve a Facebook page too.