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Luis from Puerto Rico writes: How do I block an intruder in my WiFi? Great question Luis! It’s very important to secure your home WiFi network and it’s equally important to make sure you are secure when you use a public WiFi network. This is the perfect opportunity to toot our horn here at WorldStart. Did you know we have thousands and thousands of articles on our website full of useful information? If you have a question, consider going to worldstart.com and searching the topic. Continue reading

“By adding Google Play to NOOK HD and NOOK HD+, we are offering our customers even more great entertainment on our award-winning tablets,” said William Lynch, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble. “Now with access to more than 700,000 apps and the best reading experience available, NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ are must-see products for entertainment lovers looking for high-quality tablets at incredibly low prices.” Continue reading

In The News – 5-10-2013

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

In The News – 5-20-2013 – XP users are refusing to let go of the operating system, Adobe says goodbye software and hello cloud and the Senate passes an Internet sales tax. Continue reading

Microsoft has completed switching Hotmail accounts to Outlook.com. The switch involved 300 million active Hotmail accounts and migrating 150 petabytes of e-mail in 6 weeks. Not all users have been happy with the switch and Microsoft acknowledged the complaints in a blog post, but insisted that once users become familiar with Outlook.com, they will love it. Continue reading

Ever seen something really cool on your favorite TV show and wondered where you can get it? A new free app for the iPad solves that problem. Get This -is a shopping app that syncs up with a the show you’re watching and lets you know what clothing brands a character is wearing, where that sweet sofa came from or just what is that cool gadget the main character is using. You can purchase the items right from the screen while you’re watching the show. Continue reading

What Is A Product Key?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Question: My friend gave me a CD of a computer program to make cards and posters. It was a brand new CD still wrapped in plastic. When I put it in my computer, it asked for a product key and gave me a box to type a code in. What is a product key and how do I find it? Continue reading

How Do I Clear My E-mail Password?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Mary from Phoenix, AZ writes: Help, when my husband was signing into our email account, he accidentally put the password along with the email address. So when I go and sign in a box comes up with the email address and password, how do I delete this, or do we need to make up another new password? To delete it once, you simply need to highlight the text, hit delete and then enter the correct information. But to keep the wrong password from popping up every time, you need to stop your browser from remembering the incorrect information. Continue reading

Question: Hi! I would like your help on how I can set a timer like they do at the Public Library with their computers so that when my kids turn on the PC it will shut off or prevent them from using it after a certain time. Can you help me? If you’re using Windows, you can control a variety of settings for the kids. Continue reading

New accessibility options for the blind and visually impaired have been added to the Kindle app for iPhones and iPads, making it easier for customers to navigate their Kindle libraries and interact with their books. Continue reading

AT&T Wants To Automate Your Home

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

AT&T wants to automate your home. The company is offering home security and automation services in 15 U.S. cities including Chicago, Dallas, Denver Houston, L.A. and Miami. Continue reading

John from Canada writes: I am looking at the Nexus 10 but would like to be able to play Facebook games Cafe World and Fairyland can this be done with a Nexus 10? Continue reading

C.E. from Mobile, AL writes: How can you get a receipt requested on Email, I know it used to be on the task bar, showing that the email had either been read or deleted without being read. You don’t specify which program you’re using, so I’m offering the instructions for Outlook. Here’s the procedure to get receipts for the more recent versions of Outlook. Continue reading

Hilda writes: I have recently bought a Chromebook and I just can’t figure out how to do the downloads. I am not that computered with these things. I have no idea how to download games or programs and photos. Hopefully you can figure out what I”m talking about. Sincerely, Hilda. Continue reading

Lynne writes: What is the charm bar in Windows 8, and where do I find it? The Charms Bar is simply a menu with icons that that show you what actions you can take on your current screen. It pops up to the far right of your screen in Windows 8. For some reason, the developers thought “Charms Bar” was a better name that menu. There are three ways to pull up the Charms Bar… Continue reading

In The News – 5-03-2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

In The News 5-03-2013 – Is it the end of texting? YouTube offers up more baseball and LivingSocial gets hacked. Continue reading

Are you entitled to Facebook at work? A new study shows some people want access to their social media or else. Twenty-five percent of the workers surveyed by Intelligent Office said they wouldn’t work for a company that didn’t allow social media at work. Continue reading

Ezzie Bromwich from Rapid City, SD writes: I recently bought USB port Diskette Drive and tried to do my disks that I started with in 2004 Is there something I should do to play them? It does not seem to recognize the items on the disks. As a genealogist I have several items on them I would like to get at. Can you advise me on what to do? I have Windows 7 on my puter. Thank you. Continue reading

Tired of watching those commercials that run before videos online? A new service called SkipIt lets you bypass some of those commercials, but it’s going to cost you. Continue reading

IKE from Sterling, AK writes: How fast does high speed Internet access have to be to watch Internet TV without waiting for buffering? I have DSL but have to wait for loading and buffering to watch YouTube videos. Continue reading

As part of a push to encourage girls to pursue science and technology related fields, the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has teamed with Women in Games International to create a new merit badge for young video game developers. Continue reading

Anna from Payson, Utah writes: I would like to get rid of having to type in a long password every time I open windows 8. I have tried several methods to get rid of the password but nothing is working, like typing in a big long thing with lots of letters in it starting with an N I believe then going to settings and user. Can you tell me of an easy way to get rid of the password I must type each time I open windows 8. I am the only user on this computer so I have no need for a secret password. Thank you so much for any help you can give me. Continue reading

Your in-vehicle electronics could get you killed -that’s why the government whats automakers to disable devices that enable in-vehicle texting, Internet access, mapping and other potential distractions. Continue reading

Microsoft announced that it’s ready to reveal the next generation of Xbox on May 21 at a even it promises will reveal a new generation of gaming at an event on the company’s Xbox campus in Redmond Washington n May 21. They have a countdown clock to the big event posted on their website. Continue reading

Tony from New York City writes: I use a desktop computer with OS Vista and IE 9. On some websites, I am told that I am using an out dated browser. I am using the latest browser for Vista. Do you know why I am getting this message and what can I do about it? One site in particular, AMC, does not even let me use at all because it says my browser is too old! Continue reading

Question: How do I get rid of the commercials that play before I watch a video online? – Thomas Continue reading

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