Computer newbies forum: What can the Internet do for me?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) October 29, 2010 2:48 PM PDT

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What can the Internet do for me?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 10/29/10 2:48 PM

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What can the Internet do for me?


I suspect a lot of us less "with it" techies would like to understand more about how to use the Internet--to watch television (on our TVs) and use our telephones more economically via the Web, and other things. I use Skype for calls, but I am puzzled by the other potential offerings and wonder when I can dump my land line, kill the cable (for TV), and even watch European shows. Also what more can I get out of the Internet and maximize use of it to the fullest potential to my advantage. Any hints, suggestions, directions, etc., would be very useful. Or is it better to wait a while longer?

--Submitted by: Ruth M.

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please read all the advice and suggestions that our
members have contributed to this question.

Here are a few suggestions..... --Submitted by: Brawly44
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-5017466.html

What it can do for you --Submitted by: pandrew3
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-5016860.html

Wild, Wild Web --Submitted by: happy2000usa
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-5016875.html

What the internet can do for you... --Submitted by: darrenforster99
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-5016956.html

It's a Brave New World --Submitted by: charleswsheets
http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6121_102-5017321.html

Thank you to all who contributed!

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