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Used iPod/iPhone/iPad: How To Reset

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

New is great, but with the yearly releases of electronics a second hand iOS device makes a great purchase. Here’s how to reset an iOS device back to factory defaults. Continue reading

Getting Printed Copies Of eBooks

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Who would of imagined that the two worlds would collide some 20 years later into the eReader and eBook revolution we have today? You can download many popular eBooks at your local public library and buy nearly any text or newsletter in eBook format. Continue reading

Android To Windows 8?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Peter from KY writes:
If you have a Tablet running Android can you upgrade it to Windows 8 and if you can’t, why not? I have never seen upgrade software for Android, Is that possible? Continue reading

DVD Stopped Working – How To Replace?

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

If your DVD/CD drive has stopped spinning discs, the motor may be defective or burnt out. This isn’t that big of a problem if you have traditional desktop computer, as replacement DVD drives are fairly inexpensive. Continue reading

What Is Quality Control?

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Quality control is the process where manufacturers verify that an product conforms to the standard and construction they requested. Almost all factories and manufacturers have some form of quality control but why is it you still receive defective merchandise? Do they quality control employees and systems fail? Is quality control a lie? Is there some other secret to why it always seems like if there is a bad one you’ll end up with it? Continue reading

How many missed opportunities do you think the above people had due to not being able to take credit cards? In today’s world, very few people carry around the amount of cash they used to and want to put everything on credit card or debit card. Continue reading

Joseph Lopez from NJ writes: I have Windows XP. How can I tell if I can run Windows 8 on my PC? Continue reading

Will Windows 8 Enable Touchscreen?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

David Schulz from New York writes:

Do I need a new monitor on my desktop PC to use the touchscreen capabilities of Windows 8, or does the software enable any monitor to be a touchscreen? P.S. I am currently run XP – not Vista or Windows 7. Continue reading

Tis The Season… To Be Scammed.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Tis the season, they say, but what they don’t say is it’s also the season to be scammed. Holiday shopping time is the perfect time for unscrupulous people to exploit peoples holiday cheer to gain access to accounts, steal identities and do other things that should earn them a lump of coal in their stocking. Continue reading

I have an HP p6210f Quad Core (Win 7) with 6 GB of memory installed, however, in looking at the System Info it says I have “Installed Memory 6GB (2 GB Usable). The memory checks good, I swapped slots – no change. I do not think there is a setting to correct this, is there? Maybe it’s the MB and/or CPU? Continue reading

Why Do Cell Phones Cost So Much Money?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In this weeks “I’ve always wanted to know” we explore why cell phones cost so much money. What makes them expensive? What components cost the most? Is that free phone really free? The answers may surprise you. There was a time not too long ago when the idea of having a phone that was always with you and always connected sounded more like science fiction then something you would be purchasing every 2 years. Since the dawn of the cell phone…. Continue reading

WorldStart, always wanting to bring you the latest and greatest tech information, recorded a 2 hour Windows 8 upgrade walk-through video of one of our Intel I5 series laptops. When the upgrade was finished I found an interesting bug in Windows 8 which rendered the PC virtually useless. Continue reading

Keyboard Notifier

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Do you have a laptop or a desktop without notification lights for Caps, Number and Scroll lock keys? Isn’t it infuriating when you go to type something or use the number pad and it doesn’t work as you expected because the lock wasn’t on? Continue reading

f you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a million times: “use a secure password.” Let’s be honest, though – can anyone remember 8gh4LnGpO? What about Hccf9GR2? So what do you do? You write it down or you forget it, right? Not anymore… Continue reading

Windows 8 Upgrade Walk-Through

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Are you considering upgrading to Windows 8? Want to see what the upgrade process will invole? What information you’ll be asked for? How long the upgrade will take and what the results will be? This video may be long but if you want to see the entire upgrade process before you… Continue reading

This Apple Fell Far From The Tree

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Apple has long been rumored to be developing a smaller version of it’s popular iPad tablet and on October 23rd they announced it to the world. This article covers all the tech specs and information but you may be thinking why did I title this article “This apple fell far from the tree” because the specs list seems pretty good. The reason is simple… Continue reading

Do you have any video files on your computer that you would love to have on your mobile phone, tablet, video game console or other device, but the device doesn’t support the format the video is in? Continue reading

Seventeen years ago I stood in a CompUSA at midnight to welcome the launch of the biggest change to computing since the graphical user interface, Windows 95. Windows 95 introduced the start menu and look to the Windows operating system that has endured to Windows 7. On Friday October 26th we welcome Windows 8 and ready or not the world of Windows is about to change again… Continue reading

If you’ve went car shopping in the last few years you’ll see a number of cars now come with the option of a keyless system. The odd part of these keyless system is you still get a key but it’s just a remote control to lock/unlock the car it has no physical key that you must put in the car to open it or start the engine. How do they work though? Is it secure? Can someone walking by record your key number and then open your car using a generic transmitter? Continue reading

Ever wanted to add a bit of flavor to a document? Make text in a photo or video stand out? Make a headline in a presentation really pop? Well, the vast array of fonts in your computer (or if you’ve bought font packs) can help do th Continue reading

Have you ever wanted to schedule your computer to automatically shutdown or power off at a certain time of the day? What about to restart for updates every night at 3 in the morning? Or how about set your computer to go to sleep mode at 10 PM so you can wake it back up in the morning when your ready to use it, without wasting electricity running it at full power all night? Continue reading

Credit or Check Online: Which Is Safer?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

In today’s world the internet has made electronic billing and online ordering a fact of life. Most merchants will offer a host of payment options, and usually included in them is the ability to use a credit/debit card and the ability to pay via check or direct debit from your checking account Continue reading

WS App Review: Dual Level

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Dual Level, from Geometry uses the phones built in gyroscope to provide a dual bubble level right on your phone’s screen! Continue reading

Turning on the ability to view protected operating system files is sometimes required for certain fixes to your operating system or virus removal/spyware removal, however it also shows you files not intended to be seen by the user. Continue reading

In today’s “I’ve Always Wanted To Know” Melanie & Tim talk on camera about the differences between a Tablet and an eReader and why you would choose one over the other. Which is better for books? Which lets you check e-mail and download apps? Want more facts: Check out this… Continue reading

Record Video/Screen Capture Like A Pro

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Have you ever watched a video where everything someone does on a computer screen is recorded so you can see step by step how something is done? Ever wonder how they do that? Ever want to make your own instructions or record someone showing you how to do something so you can replay it next time you need to? Continue reading

VLC Player DLL Missing, Where To Download?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

A reader writes in this week about vlc player.dll missing and what vlc player is anyway? Well we’ve got the answer for him and some info about what VLC Media Player is and why you may want to download it. Continue reading

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