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DocX Viewer

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Have you ever tried to open a Microsoft Word document created in Microsoft Word 2007 using any previous version? If you have, you have run to the problem that many others are now experiencing. There are converters and other software out there designed to help you with this, but I have found a viewer that is very easy to use and very light. It is a

Earth Alerts

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Are you looking for up to date weather alerts for your computer? Looking for not just local forecasts, but worldwide notifications as well? I have found a very useful tool to keep track of weather updates from around the globe. It’s called Earth Alerts.

When you first open the program, you are greeted with a blank screen asking you to input

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

Capture and Annotate

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

This new add-on, Capture and Annotate lets you markup web pages any which way you please, and then share them fast! Continue reading

This article is going to show you how to get the best part of your favorite song as your personal ringtone! (Unfortunately, it can’t help you with your mid-eighties electro pop taste in music!)

That being said, it will hold your hand every step of the way, from downloading and installing a little program to help you do it, through to

Magix FunPix Maker

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Have you ever looked at edited pictures posted on the internet and wondered, “How did they do that”?, or thinking,”Hey, I want to be able to do that!” Well you could turn to a program such as Photoshop to similarly edit your own images. But you basically have to be a master (with a wheelbarrow full of money) to create some of those images. On

RootsMagic Essentials

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

RootsMagic is a really useful free program that enables you to lay out your family tree. It has many tools available for tracking information about your family and their ancestry. I found this program to very practical and loads of fun, right off the bat.

Upon initial installation, you’re asked to do an update to get the newest version of the

QuickFolders Toolbar for Thunderbird

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Ron from Australia asks:

In the email program, Mozilla Thunderbird, how can I put a shortcut icon to the Inbox on the Mail Toolbar?

Ron, I found nothing native to Thunderbird that would do what you asked. However an add-on is available called Quick Folders that offers that option, and it worked

Capture View

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Whether you’re a computer novice or a person who knows all the ins and outs, having a good screen capture program is essential. If you’ve ever tried to use your print screen function to capture images, you know that the quality is rarely what you wish it would be. While searching for a remedy to this situation, I have come across a program called Capture View.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Pop quiz – Do you know where the installation CDs for your Microsoft Windows and Office are? If you can’t pinpoint them right now, you’re not alone.

In fact, just last week my home computer crashed and I wanted to reinstall Windows, but when I when I went to look for the CDs, they were nowhere to be found! I began

Accounts and Budget Free 6.0.1

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Need to balance your home budget? If you have ever searched for software to assist you with this, you already know how expensive these programs can be. Now who has the money for this, if we need to budget every dollar we spend? Well I have located a good program to assist you with this problem. It is a simple program named Accounts and Budget 6.0

How to Bulk Download Email Attachments

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

How to Bulk Download Email Attachments from Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail to Your Desktop

Managing email attachments across half a dozen email accounts can be a tedious job. You have to remember all the usernames and passwords and regularly check each of the email accounts for new attachments or files.

Another problem with multiple

WorldWide Telescope

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

WorldWide Telescope is a free download from Microsoft that offers spectacular views of the celestial wonders of the night sky, provided by the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, along with other telescopes based on Earth, and in space. Explore the interactive application on your own, or take the narrated guided tours offered by prominent astronomers and educators.

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Auto Clicker Typer

Monday, February 14th, 2011

It seems like in this day and age; computers should be able to do more of our work for us. Just last week, I was working on a project and I had to print 30 different web pages, and set the same special printer settings for each one. Talk about something being painstakingly boring! So, I searched for a solution and found Auto Clicker Typer, which

ooVoo

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Video chatting is the cool new way to communicate in the twenty-first century! One popular video call service is Skype, which we’ve covered before in the newsletter, but I recently stumbled upon another named ooVoo, and it is chock full of useful features, including 6-way video calling! I think many of you will enjoy how you can begin a video call with anyone in the world

AbiWord 2.8.6

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

One of the great things about writing for WorldStart is the opportunity to test free software, something that, as a geek wannabe, I’d already been doing at home for years. And, as it was then, while mining the software fields, it’s exciting to discover a little gem. AbiWord is one of them.

AbiWord is a free, lightweight, open source word processor

SharePod

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Do you ever get frustrated because it seems like your iPod is “tied” to the computer that you sync it with? I know I do! I mean, you can’t add, delete, or download music and videos from an iPod unless it is plugged into your very own computer. If you are using a work, school, or public computer, it won’t recognize your iPod when you connect

Calibre 0.7.43

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Most people are aware that reading a hard copy of a book is becoming a thing of the past. There are many products on the market that enable you to read your favorite books in electronic form. Books such as WorldStart’s Internet Security Survival Guide and many others are now becoming available in digital form, often referred to as EBooks. With all of this new technology, how

StylePix

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

There are many types of photo editing programs on the market today. Some of them are so light that they barely provide the ability to rotate images. On the other side of this, are the ones that consume so much of your computer’s resources that they can slow your computer response time. Well, I have found one that finds itself pretty much right in the middle of these

Split Large Files for Easier Transmission

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

If you want to transfer a file from one place to another, but don’t have sufficient capacity in your pen drive or any other external memory device, it is better to split the file into pieces and transfer the small files one by one and merge them later. HJSplit is the best freeware tool available to Windows users for this purpose.

It supports file sizes of… Continue reading

A Guide to Windows Live Essentials 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Windows Live Essentials 2011 is a suite of free productivity programs that are available for download from Microsoft. They were designed to meet the basic needs of a modern PC user, because they provide a quick and easy to use way to accomplish a variety of essential tasks. Continue reading

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition is a great program for locating and quarantining spyware in your computer, and it is also really simple to use. As we all know, Spyware can become a major pain, causing many issues within your computer.

Some of the many great features of this program include a Quick Scan, Complete Scan, or even a Custom Scan, which will check for malicious files in areas that you… Continue reading

Avast Free Antivirus

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I’ve been an AVG antivirus user for several years now, and will probably continue to use it on my own computers. However, after having some problems installing the latest version of AVG on someone else’s XP computer, I decided to try Avast instead. That’s one the beauties of the abundance of freeware available today. If you’re having problems with an uncooperative program, you can… Continue reading

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a nice way to further clean up your computer. It is designed to find duplicate files on your computer that are taking up valuable space. It has the ability to search for many different types of files such as: image, audio, video, archived, and application files.

Not only is this program really useful, but it is really easy… Continue reading

360Desktop

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Ever feel like you are just running out of desktop space? 360Desktop is here to save you from desktop clutter. This program allows you to dramatically increase your desktop space. There are many perks to this program, such as the ability to download custom widgets, and 360 degree desktop wallpapers. In the upper right corner of the image below, you can see the panoramic view of the full desktop with… Continue reading

CursorFX

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Have you ever used a computer that has one of those really cool cursors, maybe one that’s animated? Ever wondered how they got it, or where? I found a program that will allow you to change your cursor to many different themes. The program is called CursorFX, and it is totally free with the option to pay for an upgrade. The free version has multiple features

Spybot Search and Destroy

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

This program is used for removing those pesky adware / spyware files on your computer. By now, most people understand the vast threat out there when it comes to malicious files that are sometimes tied to programs you download. If you are not aware of the potential threats I will give a bit of an overview.

Spyware is defined as a type

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