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Run Command Prompt as Administrator

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Eleanor writes:

I went to do something the other day on my computer and it asked me for an “elevated prompt”. What is that?

Hi, Eleanor! Thanks for writing.

I don’t know how long you have been using your computer, but if it’s been more than 24 hours, you should have run across some

Laptop Recalibration

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

As a laptop gets older, it starts to slow down a little. You may notice that pages load slower, videos take longer to start playing, and general slowness of the machine. Unfortunately, thousands of people a year replace their laptop batteries without performing any monthly recalibration on it at all. If you want to get the best performance out of your laptop, here are a few

Checking Website Modification Updates

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

One of our readers sent us the following tidbit.

When visiting a website, just type (or copy and paste) the following into a browser’s address bar, to learn when that site was updated last.

javascript:alert(document.lastModified)

Here’s an Internet Explorer 9 address bar showing the WorldStart home page.

Turning Windows Features On and Off

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

“Always hidden.”  That’s what Microsoft’s motto about its operating systems should be. Something like this:

If you want it, if you need it, it’s always there. Always hidden.

Microsoft Windows. The world’s biggest treasure hunt.

So last night, I am fiddling around with things because I am just that daring (you

Downloading the Free WorldStart Wallpaper

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Can you please offer a step-by-step on how to download and install your monthly wallpapers?

There are several ways to get there, but this method shows how to get the wallpaper, starting at the WorldStart home page, using Internet Explorer.

First, scroll down and click on WorldStart Wallpaper.

Travel Apps

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

iPhones and similar smartphones are becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. Smartphones are incredible tools, great for keeping track of appointments, listening to music, and surfing the internet. Few, however, utilize the iPhone’s incredible versatility, not realizing its value as a travel companion. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of apps that any traveler should keep on their iPhone.

Google Chrome Offline Installer

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Google Chrome browser has risen to be one of the most popular web browsers, with a nifty set of features that have impressed Internet users. The support for add-ons known as extensions, the support for tabs, speed dial on the home screen and an awesome speed, takes Google Chrome to the very next level and beyond what many other browsersare currently offering. Behind the scenes, Google

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

Welcome to Spatulatta, an amazing cooking resource for kids online. What drew me to this site is the fact that they have 350 step-by-step video recipes that will make it very easy for your kids to learn how to cook!

Setting Default Font Sizes in Outlook

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Trish asks:

How do I reset the default font size for typing out emails in Microsoft Outlook 2007, as I have to type it in Word for me to be able to read the email I am sending and copy it into Outlook to send?

In an earlier tip

Flower photography is probably the most explored area of amateur photography, but the results for many people are never in touch with what they saw.

This article intends to give you the basic understanding of what can be done to get pictures of flowers that will make your friends envy you. Yes, exposure has to be right

Scirus

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Scirus

Scirus is a comprehensive, science specific search engine. I definitely suggest you check out the About Us page, to learn more about why you would use Scirus – over say, Google. At its core are 410 million science websites that you can search via the search field on

Tara writes:

I did a search the other day in Windows Explorer in Vista. When the results came up, for some reason I had the preview pane on the right side. I don’t want it there and can’t find out how to get rid of it. Can you help me?

Tara, there is nothing

Our Amazing Planet

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Our Amazing Planet

Welcome to Our Amazing Planet, a site that helps you to discover the planet by Land, Water, Sky, and Life!

Navigation is easy! Just select one of the featured articles on the main page, or choose from the navigational tabs: Land, Water, Sky

Tweet More Consistently with Buffer

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Tweet-tweet-tweet-tweet! Don’t worry, we haven’t gone cuckoo here at Worldstart…yet. This snappy little tip is going to show you how to get your life back from a tweet hungry twitter account.

“But we’ll lose followers if we don’t keep updating our status throughout the day!” Never fear, there are simpler ways to keep a steady flow of tweets other than constantly

Google Chrome Task Manager

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

While searching for an answer to a reader’s question about Google Chrome (an answer that was never found), I ran across the Chrome Task Manager. Since, for a couple years, Chrome was my default browser, you might think I’d have noticed this before. You’d be wrong.

The Task Manager in Chrome is very similar to the Windows Task Manager, in that

Adding Space to Dropbox for Free

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

How to Earn Additional Space Easily in Dropbox

Dropbox is the best file backup solution out there. It allows us to backup files over the cloud in a reliable and safe manner. I recently discovered that the vast capabilities of Dropbox extend beyond being a simple file backup solution.

With Dropbox, you can synchronize

The Virtual Body

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The Virtual Body

I was shown this site by a nursing student at my school, and I thought it was really neat, so I wanted to share it with all of you.

When the site loads, select the language you want to view it in

Copy a Google Doc to MS Word

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Nancy from Wisconsin, asks:

How can I copy a Google doc. into Microsoft Word?

Nancy, this is an interesting question. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways of copying a Google document into Microsoft Word. Let’s take a look at them.

Method 1 – Simple Copy and

Sparky the Fire Dog

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Sparky the Fire Dog

When the weather gets nice, one of the first things I think about is warm weather activities like barbeques and bonfires! We used to have bonfires all the time in spring when the weather started getting warm but wasn’t quite warm enough yet. Then I got

In the News 4-13-11

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Hey Harry, want to go phishing?

If so, check this out:

Are you one of the lucky computer-using people that – in a split second of an overdue update – got hacked and lost all of the money that you had in

Add Sites to IE9 Popular Web Sites

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

You know, I was an Internet Explorer browser (pun intended) for a long, long time. I was loyal and faithful and all those gushy adjectives until Internet Explorer 7 started giving me the cold shoulder by freezing me out nearly every time I jumped on the internet, at which time I switched to Firefox and have had a great time browsing ever since. (By the way

Musictonic

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Musictonic

I am in love with this site! I love to watch music videos and discover new artists, and now I can do both in one place!

To get started type in one of your favorite bands or artists and click the blue search button

Online Photography Tools

Monday, April 11th, 2011

There are many photography websites and blogs that offer the best of both worlds: text and visuals. You’ll find a list below that may interest you, if you are into photography. Continue reading

Easy BCD

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Time can be our worst enemy or our most loyal friend. I find it frustrating to waste time in front of my PC. And what is even more frustrating, is the fact that there are unpredicted things that steal seconds and minutes from a schedule that I’ve carefully analyzed and set for myself.

You lose time when you have a bad

Richard from Illinois asks:

Can you tell me the significance of the folder “everywhere” found under “owner – search” in the folder ladder diagram. I show 5000 items that consist of deleted e-mails,copies of still active files, and what appears to be programs. what is it for and can & should it be cleaned out?

Dornob-Design Ideas Daily

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Dornob – Design Ideas Daily

I love to get neat design tips that I can integrate or recreate in my home. Dornob offers new design ideas daily, and there is always something new and exciting to see when I visit.

To navigate the newest design ideas, just

Cooking with Kids

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Cooking with Kids

This is a fun site that is filled with recipes for kids to make! One of the children I babysit is obsessed with cooking – he just adores it! If he stays this passionate about cooking, he might just grow up to be a chef!

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