Have you ever wondered what may be slowing down your computer’s performance? Here’s a free program called WinDirStat to help you analyze your drives to see where you could possibly free up some space. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered just how secure your computer is? Do you struggle with pinpointing exactly where flaws could be and how to fix them? Well, I have a found a free advisory tool that will tell you exactly what problems may be lurking in your computer and in what places. The best part of this program is that is is 100% FREE! Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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