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Erna from Kentucky writes: Do I have to change my email address on Hotmail to Outlook.com? A lot of people are not happy with the changeover from Hotmail to Outlook.com. There is one bright spot for Hotmail users… Continue reading

No Spell Check In Outlook.com

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

C E from Mobile AL writes: There was a red line under misspelled words in Hotmail, now Outlook does not underline misspelled words, I get a message that says I have misspelled words, but they do not underline them to let me know what the words are. The issue could be with browser you are using to view Outlook. Continue reading

Microsoft Teams Up With NFL

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Microsoft announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL that they say will “deliver truly unique interactive NFL television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One and leverage Microsoft devices and services to evolve the in-game, sideline experience for coaches, players and other personnel.” Continue reading

In The News 5-31-2013

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

In The News for 5-31-2013 – Is a cheaper iPad Mini on the way? Congress demands Google Glass privacy answers and Facebook wants your real name , if you’re going to be mean. Continue reading

What Do I Do With a Flash Drive?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Questions: A lot of your articles for backing up files or moving files around say to use a flash drive, but you don’t explain how to use it. My son wanted some photos from my computer and said that I should copy them to flash drive and just send it to him. I bought one at the store, but it doesn’t have any instructions. What do you do with a flash drive? Continue reading

Windows 8 Users Ignoring The Apps

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

If you are a Windows 8 user, the results of a new study by Soluto probably won’t surprise you. They found that most people using Windows 8 rarely touch the Metro apps. Which doesn’t seem to be particularly good news for a system with an interface built around apps. Continue reading

Facebook Graph Warning: Is It True?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Susan from Ohio writes: I just got this on Facebook. Is it true? Will it work? “FACEBOOK HAS CHANGED THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS ONCE MORE!!! DUE TO THE NEW GRAPH APP ANYONE ON FACEBOOK (INCLUDING OTHER COUNTRIES) CAN SEE YOUR PICTURES, LIKES, AND COMMENTS. The next 2 weeks I will be posting this, and please once you have done it please post DONE! Susan, it’s not accurate and it won’t work. Continue reading

Five Great Free Downloads

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Five great free downloads of everything from a complete office suite to an image editor. Check them out! Continue reading

No Pictures In My Outlook E-mails

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Mary from Phoenix AZ writes: I have Outlook for my emails. When I get an email with pictures, sometimes the pictures don’t come thru, all I get is a gray box where the picture should be. I’m missing out on alot of pictures because of this. How do I correct this problem? Continue reading

Can My Laptop Support Windows 7?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Albert from Tx writes: I have a Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook, and now that XP is being dumped, I won\’t be able to get updates etc… What I need to know is there and upgrade that my laptop can support, its and awesome computer and I don\’t want to retire it yet.. Thanks Continue reading

Your TV screen is the most important screen in your home, according to Microsoft and they’d like to take charge of it with the new Xbox One. Continue reading

Ken from Greer,S.C. writes: You guys and gals at World Start are great when it comes to electronics so I hope you can answer my question. I like to share videos (like YouTube) on Facebook and especially in email. When I click on a video link I receive via email it goes straight to big screen and begins playing. When I share from YouTube it goes to the YouTube page with the smaller version. How do I get the link to go to full screen and auto play? Continue reading

Error 4202 In Windows Live

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Don from Aberdeen, WA writes: I am unable to send or receive messages from Live. error 4202, a newer version of live is available you must install to continue. I put no and yes, rebooted and it still comes up every time.When I try to send questions to you it says kill pages or wait, nether works. Help! Continue reading

John from Turlock, CA writes: In Yahoo Maps, how do you set the Default location? Currently Stockton CA is the location that the site opens to. Answer: Here’s how to do it, John: Continue reading

A new app will let you tease your pets with a laser pointer no matter where you are. It’s called Petcube and it comes with a device that will shoot out a low-intensity laser point for playtime with your animals. Continue reading

Steve from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma writes: I still haven’t figured out an easy way to post pictures in the text of Outlook e-mails. I don’t want to make them attachments. Is that possible? Steve, not only is it possible, it’s pretty easy. Here’s how: Continue reading

In The News 5-24-2013

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

In The News 5-24-2013: Microsoft has plans to take over your living room with Xbox One and Yahoo buys Tumblr, but promises not to screw it up. Continue reading

Mozilla has decided to hold off on a plan to automatically block third-party cookies by default with a patch in Firefox 22. Many advertisers had complained saying that blocking cookies would damage small business. Continue reading

Google Redesigns Google +

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Google has introduced a series of enhancements to Google + in hopes of drawing more users to the service which has 190 million monthly users compared to Facebook’s 1 billion monthly users. Continue reading

Connecting Windows 8 Tablet To PC

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Robert from Rock Hill SC writes: I recently purchased a tablet with Win 8 operating system. This unit has one “micro USB” outlet. I am attempting to connect the tablet to my desktop via a USB connector. The desktop runs on Win 7 Home Edition. Neither unit will acknowledge the other unit. Can you tell me if the issue is because the Win 7 and Win 8 are not compatible. Or, is the problem maybe because of the micro USB? Thank you very much in advance. Continue reading

WS App Review: Spirograph

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

This free Android Spirograph app should bring back lots of childhood memories and prove to be a relaxing time-killer. Continue reading

Typing Is Slow In MS Word

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Hi Steve, I am reading your solutions for more than one year. I’ve a problem. When I type in MS word the character in displayed one by one. I mean the characters are displayed very slow. what may be the reason and it solution. Thanks. There’s more than one thing that could be responsible for the problem. But I do have a handy free tool provided by Microsoft that can help with many Office issues. Continue reading

Those complaining about the lack of apps available for Windows 8 devices, aren’t going to like this bit of news. Google has demanded that Microsoft pull their recently released YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store and disable any of the apps already installed on devices. Continue reading

Carol from Wakefield, MA writes: I have Windows 7 Home Premium and I use Outlook now as it was changed from Hotmail awhile back. I keep reading different instructions to do different things and they usually start with … Click on FILE .. That’s where I am lost! There is no tool bar for Outlook.com that I have ever seen. Consequently, I do not have the word FILE in Outlook.com. I guess my question would be..why don’t I have it? Continue reading

A super quick tip for those frustrated by the lack of a Start Menu in Windows 8. There is a way to pull-up an almost-Start Menu by hitting a couple of keys. Continue reading

Microsoft releases Windows patches on the second Tuesday of each month. As part of May’s “Patch Tuesday,” they offered fixes for 33 separate security bugs in ten patches for programs such as Internet Explorer and Word. Continue reading

Lucille from Ky writes: Have trouble getting my Outlook.com address book. I mean the whole thing. When I want to forward something, it just shows a few. I’ve had quite a few questions about getting to your full Outlook.com address book. Here’s how to do it. Continue reading

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