I have tried to download several MakeUseOf Guides. The www address makes a connection, then nothing. Are the PDFs restricted in Australia?
Try following and let us know if it works:
1- Go to the following page, http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/downloads
2- Choose the guide you would like to download by clicking on it in the menu.
3- Right click on the guide image and use 'Save link as...' option.
4- Save the guide to your computer.
the guides are not restricted anywhere, you should absolutely be able to download them in Australia or anywhere else.
I assume you have the link to our downloads page and tried to open / download a guide from there.
Which browser are you using?
Do you have PDF Reader installed?
Can you open PDF documents from other sources in your browser or were you able to do so before?
Back to our Downloads page, maybe that's where we can locate the issue. There is a numbered text list of PDF Guides on top of the page. If you click on a link, you are re-directed to the guides position further down on the same page. Maybe this link re-directing isn't working properly? Try to scroll down to the section where all guides are shown with a three page preview, then click on the image to download / open the respective PDF.
If you have done that already and experienced problems, try to right-click the image and select 'Save link as...' to save the PDF directly to your computer. Maybe your browser has difficulties displaying PDFs.
Please answer the above questions so that we can help you better. Thank you!