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CDBurnerXP

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Q:
My computer came with CD burning software, but throughout the course I lost it. Now I dont have any software for copying and burning disks! Are there any free programs out there for burning CDs?

A:
I get asked that question all the time. Until now, I could not find a quality CD burning program that was absolutely free. I looked far and wide and finally came… Continue reading

Vista Service Pack 2

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

You heard me right. For those of you out there with Vista, the second service pack is now available for download from Microsoft. This service pack will provide all of the MS updates since Service pack 1 plus quite a few new enhancements to (hopefully) make your Windows Vista experience better. Some of these enhancements include:

  • An upgrade to the Bluetooth protocol, bringing it to bluetooth 2.1.
  • The

AdAware Anniversary

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the best rated free anti-virus program. That article got such a great response that I figured I should write about another very high rated free program that will protect your computer.

I’m sure that some of you have heard of AdAware. This program was one of the first anti-adware and spyware programs out and it has continued to lead the pack in terms… Continue reading

Avira Antivir

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

I’ve always been a big fan of knowing what is the best. As a matter of fact, I look forward to the monthly arrival of my Consumer Reports magazine so I can read all of the comparisons and ratings, just to keep my edge.

Well, this month’s issue arrived just a couple days ago and the headline title was about computers. You can only imagine my excitement! I raced to… Continue reading

Wise Registry Cleaner

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Last week I wrote about a free program called Wise Disk Cleaner. This handy little application was made for cleaning unused files on your system, and I must say, it does a great job. As a matter of fact, I liked it so much that I decided to try another program made by Wise. This one is called Wise Registry Cleaner, and once again, I am… Continue reading

Wise Disk Cleaner

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

As a general rule, I like to think that I keep my PC in pretty good shape. I run regular cleanings, scan for viruses and check for updates on a pretty regular basis. So, when I came across this weeks free download I thought “Yeah right, this probably won’t do much for my pc”. Boy, was I wrong! This program found 126 un-needed files on my computer!

This weeks… Continue reading

VLC Player

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

I get a lot of e-mails every week about how to open files. I know that there are a lot of file extensions out there and it can be difficult to find the right program to open them all. Well, today I have a program that will help tremendously, at least in the media department.

The program is called VLC player and it opens almost any video file you can… Continue reading

How to Rip DVDs with ImgBurn

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

If you know about using the VLC player to rip a DVD to an MPEG-1 file, then remember it’s not the only way. Technically, this gets the job done, but there are other options available. Storage is very cheap, so why not retain the full image quality and size as well as all the menus, languages, subtitles and bonus material from the original DVD? Using ImgBurn for… Continue reading

Postbox

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Today I have found an awesome new email client that just might replace Outlook Express. The program is called PostBox and it combines all of the features you see in most mail clients with some awesome, new and innovative features. PostBox was easy to download and install. This is a must for me. I downloaded it and opened the file. From there, PostBox handled the rest. It even imported all… Continue reading

Internet Explorer 8 Features pt. 1

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

March 19th saw the release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8; the first major release of the famous Internet browsing software since 2006. Aside from offering enhanced security, IE 8 is also the default browser for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 as well. Let’s take a gander at some of the features included this time around, and see what they mean to you!

Suggested Sites: This is a pretty cool… Continue reading

End it all is a free program that allows the user to stop a program dead in its tracks without resorting to the task manager. Continue reading

Windows SteadyState Part 1

Monday, March 16th, 2009

A while ago, we wrote an article about a new Microsoft program called Windows SteadyState. For those of you that missed it, the article gave a quick description of the program and explained that it is a great way to secure your computer if it has multiple users. Expecially if those multiple users happen to be the kind that might mess up your computer!

Well… Continue reading

Recuva to the Rescue!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Have you ever deleted a file that you wish you would kept? Have you ever lost a file? I know I have. It seems like i get questions about this a lot. Is it possible to recover a deleted file? Well, the answer is yes and I have a free download for you called Recuva that will do the job.

This program is SIMPLE to use. Just… Continue reading

Screen Capture With Jing!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

It ends up that there are several options out there if you are looking for more than what the simple PrtScn button offers. Just a few months ago, I wrote an article about a program called Screenshot Captor. This is a good program for additional features and you can check it out here. Also, almost 3 years ago, we wrote an article about a… Continue reading

Safari 4

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Safari 4

How many of you out there use Safari as your main Web browser? Well, if you do, you might be interested to know that Apple has released Safari 4 Beta! If you don’t use it now, this would be a great time to check it out. The new version packs a big punch with only a couple drawbacks. Let’s check it out!

First, the new version of Safari… Continue reading

Poladroid

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Here’s a fun little download for those of you who like to experiment with your photos! How many of you have old Polaroid cameras? Those cameras are now a dying breed with digital cameras taking over, but many people miss the fun those photos used to provide. You know, you take the picture, shake it for five minutes and hope it turns out okay!

I’m sure not… Continue reading

PhotoScape

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

PhotoScape

Here’s a great program for all you photo enthusiasts out there! The program is called PhotoScape and it has a ton of features!

PhotoScape is a free program that does just about everything when it comes to photos and images. It can edit, alter, resize, crop, frame, combine and so much more. I couldn’t even find enough time to go through everything this program does! The makers of the… Continue reading

Google Earth 5

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Awhile back, I was telling you about the release of Google Earth 4. Well, lucky for you, Google has released version 5! The new version has some really cool new features you just have to check out!

If you’ve used Google Earth before, you probably already know about many of the features, such as being able to look up anywhere on the planet and see awesome aerial satellite photos. Well… Continue reading

Evernote

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

For this week’s download, I found something for those of you who want to keep your ideas organized. The program is called Evernote and it’s much more than just a program! Evernote can be installed on your computer, visited on the Web or even installed on some cell phones, like the iPhone and a few Blackberrys.

Here’s how it works! When you install… Continue reading

Revo Uninstaller

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Have you ever had a program that just would not uninstall? I get a lot of questions about stubborn programs that just will not come off a computer. In the past, we’ve covered this topic but I definitely think it is worth revisiting.

One thing I can’t stand is having a computer full of programs that I don’t use anymore! Extra

Find and Run Robot

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Many people out there would say that Windows XP’s search feature isn’t anything to be desired. And I would have to agree. Also, many people would say it’s hard to find a program via your All Programs menu. I would also agree with that statement.

Well, all of those difficulties can be solved with a free download called the Find and Run Robot. Its little box allows… Continue reading

Securing Your E-mail – Part 2

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Securing Your E-mail – Part 2

As you probably remember, yesterday, I wrote about how you can secure your e-mail using a security certificate (you can read that tip here if you missed it). That process required both parties to be using an e-mail client, such as Outlook Express or MS Outlook. Well, today, I’ll talk about another method of e-mail encryption that allows you to send secure… Continue reading

Windows Installer Cleanup Utility

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Today, I’d like to share a little Microsoft utility with you that just might save your day! It’s a free download and it’s called the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. It has a couple of small, yet helpful features if you ever happen to find yourself in a bind. Let’s take a look!

Have you ever started up your computer and had the Windows Installer open automatically and try to install… Continue reading

Google Video Chat

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I have some good news today for those of you out there who use Gmail! Just a few days ago, Google announced that the Gmail chat program will now support video and voice chatting. That means if you have a Webcam, you can video chat with all of your friends and family who have Gmail too!

Setting up the video chat is simple and free. All you… Continue reading

Picasa 3

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Picasa 3

When it comes to an easy way to share, edit and organize your photos, Picasa is the only way to go! We have written about Picasa here at WorldStart before, because it’s a great free program made by Google that packs in a lot of power.

And not too long ago, Google announced the arrival of Picasa 3. The new version offers even more features than the previous… Continue reading

Gmote

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Gmote

I have a really cool free program for you today! It’s called Gmote and it allows you to open and control your programs with simple mouse gestures. Here’s an example of what Gmote can do.

I set my Gmote program to open Internet Explorer. If I hold the right mouse button down and draw an “e” on my screen, Gmote will automatically open Internet Explorer and take me to… Continue reading

Vista Shortcut Manager

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Vista Shortcut Manager

Some time ago, Steve wrote a tip about removing the little arrows you see in the corners of all your icons. Those arrows indicate that the file is a shortcut, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying! Now, just in case you’re not quite sure what I’m talking about, here’s a sample picture:

That tip was great and it has helped many people, but it… Continue reading

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