Do you Vista and 7 users out there wonder what the Windows Experience Index is? Well, search no further, folks! This tip outlines what it is, and what it means to you! Continue reading
I’ve gotten a couple of questions recently concerning the upkeep of LCD screens. Those flat-panel beauties are a joy to look at, for sure, but once the power is turned off all sorts of streaks, smudges and other detritus appear. How is one to keep their super-cool, modern monitor looking it’s best without permanently damaging it with harsh chemicals?
Well, let me tell you.
There are cleaning… Continue reading
How well do you know the insides of your PC? I mean, it’s all enclosed in a shiny case for the most part, and barring anyone out there who has a window cut into the side (and there are those out there that do), looking into the abyss of the home computer is just not something the average user is apt to do! So, say you want to upgrade the… Continue reading
If you’ve gotten a new computer in the last few years, it more than likely came with USB ports. If you’re not sure, USB ports are the little slots on either the front or back of your computer that you can use to plug in certain devices, such as a flash drive or digital camera. USB ports come in two different speeds: 2.0 and 1.0, with… Continue reading
Monitors: LCD vs. CRT
There’s a fierce battle raging in the world of computer monitors these days! It’s basically old technology pitched against a constantly evolving new technology and there’s no telling who will eventually triumph over the other. It will more than likely be LCD, but for now, let’s take a look at the following factors before favoring one over the other. Here we go!
Size Does Matter
There’s… Continue reading
USB Disk Ejector
I saw this posted on WorldStart’s message board by user “Bazcaz” and I thought it was a neat little application that you all might enjoy as well. It’s called the USB Disk Ejector and it’s just a simple little program that makes working with your USB devices a little bit easier. So, if you use flash drives or other USB devices regularly and you’ve been… Continue reading
Buying an Inkjet Printer: Dos and Don’ts
Are you in the market to buy a new inkjet printer? If so, I urge you to take the following suggestions with you when you go shopping. They are dos and don’ts that are sure to save you from disappointment! They’re also very simple and easy to implement. Continue reading for the full scoop!
Quality Speaks for Itself
Often times, we ask for… Continue reading
You’ve talked about laptops going through airport security before, but what about other electronic devices, such as flash drives and CDs? Can those be damaged when going through the security line?
That’s a great question and it couldn’t have come at a better time! With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, I’m sure a lot of you will be traveling via airplane to go… Continue reading
Now that you’ve told us what to look out for in a faulty power supply and how to go about replacing it, can you please tell us how to install a new one? That’s the only thing you haven’t covered yet. Thanks for all your help with this!
Of course I will! As promised from yesterday’s newsletter, I will tell you exactly how to install your… Continue reading
The Power Supply
So, tell me, has your computer ever made a noise that sounds like one of your fans is dying? I’m sure you would know if it has, because it can be pretty loud and it usually just sounds awful! Well, either way, I’m willing to bet that your fan really isn’t the culprit here. Nope, it could be your power supply instead. If you have… Continue reading
I have a quick question about the fans in my computer. I’m not sure if they’re working properly. Can you give me some information on how they should be acting? Thank you for your help!
That is an excellent question and I’m so glad you asked! I’m sure you’re not the only one who has ever wondered about this either. So, in a sense, I’ll be… Continue reading
The other day, you mentioned something about checking a computer’s sound card for any audio problems we may be having, but you didn’t say anything about how to locate our sound card to check it out. Can you please give us instructions on how to do that? I appreciate your help!
You’re absolutely right! I did fail to mention that information in the tip I wrote… Continue reading
We here at WorldStart have sold several flash drives in the past and because of that, it seems like I’m always being asked exactly how to use one. That being said, I thought I’d take the matter into my own hands today and give you a brief overview on how to use a flash drive. They’re very easy to use and I think once you’re done reading/watching this tip, you’ll… Continue reading
Where’s That Button?
I hope you don’t mind, but we’re going back to the basics today! It seems like I’ve been asked this question over and over again for the past couple of weeks, so I figured it would be a good idea to take a step back and explain it to all of you at the same time. We have done a couple tips on this in… Continue reading
Have you ever tried to play a game or use software that involves a lot of graphics or anything of the sort, only to get a pop up message telling you that you need to lower your screen resolution? Or, maybe even lower your color quality. Either way, if you have, you probably find this extremely annoying, am I right? Well, this pop up can happen for a number of… Continue reading
Fixing Your Flash Drive
I’m sad to report that one of my flash drives suddenly died today. Has that ever happened to you? It all happened when my Windows XP suddenly froze for some reason. After rebooting my computer, the device was dead. It just simply would not work anymore. XP detected it as a 0 MB device (and attempted to format it as such), but nothing worked. What could… Continue reading
You’re always talking about having a second hard drive on hand and I was thinking about getting an external one, but I’m not sure what to look for. Can you give me some hints? Thank you!
Oh, what a great question! After reading through this question, I immediately went and did a search in our archives, because I thought for sure we had done a tip… Continue reading
Since I’ve pretty much started a wireless theme for this week, I thought I would keep going with today’s quick tip. Today, we’re going to talk about wireless channels. After going over the whole setup for a wireless keyboard and mouse yesterday, I got to thinking that you might also run into some trouble with the channels, so I definitely wanted to cover that right away. So, without… Continue reading
I ordered a wireless keyboard and mouse set from you awhile back, but I’m having a little trouble getting it ready for my computer. Can you please help me?
First of all, wireless keyboards and mice aren’t able to receive power from your computer like the wired ones do. Therefore, they need batteries to operate. And that’s the first thing you… Continue reading
Do you use a wireless keyboard or mouse? I know some of you do, because you’ve ordered them from us before! If you do, I’m sure you know that they come with a receiver. Right? Right! Well, if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, allow me to explain it a little more. Basically, the wireless receiver is the component that is used to connect your computer with… Continue reading
The mouse I use has a scroll wheel on the top of it and lately, the wheel has not been working properly. Do you know of anything I can do to fix it? Please help, I really miss my mouse!
any version of Windows, the first thing you need to look at is the Mouse Properties window. To get there, go to Start, Control
Laptop USB Connections
Do you use a laptop as your main computer? If so, do you ever get tired of the small keyboard that comes with it or do you struggle with the touchpad mouse? I know both of those things have really hindered my laptop experience. That is, until I found out there was a way to work around all of that and now, I couldn’t be happier with… Continue reading
Protect Your Keyboard
I know it’s only Wednesday, but so far this week, I’ve gotten several calls and e-mails from all of you regarding the letters on your keyboards. Most of you are telling me that certain letters are starting to wear off and therefore, you’re having a hard time getting your typing done. The majority of you have told me that only a few of your letters are starting… Continue reading
If you’ve ever been a little confused about the whole headphone buying process, this tip is sure to help. Read on!
Headphones are important, but then, so are your ears. So, it’s important that you invest in a good pair of headphones. And even more importantly, that you know all the features associated with headphones so you can make an informed choice. Well, that’s what I’m here to… Continue reading
Fix Those Scratches
If you have a large CD (or DVD) collection, I’m willing to bet that at least one of them is scratched at this very moment as we speak. You may not know it (because I’m sure you don’t have time to take each CD out and look at it everyday to make sure it’s not scratched), but it does happen from time to time. Yes, CDs are… Continue reading
Are you having trouble getting the keys on your keyboard to do what they’re actually supposed to do? Perhaps they work some days, but the rest of the time, you just can’t get them to do anything. Well, if this sounds familiar, you either have a big or a small keyboard problem. Come along with me as I go over both scenarios. I’m here to help you get… Continue reading
Are you one of the many who use a flash drive these days? I mean, really, how can you resist? They are so simple to use and just as convenient as can be. So, tell me, when you go to remove your flash drive from the USB port it’s in, how do you do it? Do you just yank it out of there and go on with your… Continue reading