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Monitor With a Dark Half

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

If you have a monitor with one half darker than the other, there are a number of possibilities from monitor failure to cable failure, but there are some things that you can check. Continue reading

After a downgrade to Windows 7 from 8, USB ports and the headphones have stopped working on this laptop. Continue reading

Can I Upgrade My Windows XP Tablet?

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Janice wants to know about options for upgrading a Windows XP tablet. Continue reading

There are several video game options for some fantastic fun offered this year that offer unique twists on gaming. Continue reading

Best Place To Save Converted Videos

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Michael wants to convert hundreds of DVDs to digital and wonders if flash drives are the best storage solution. Continue reading

How Can My Brother Connect To My WiFi?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Lynn’s brother who lives next door would like to use Lynn’s WiFi signal for his Android tablet. Is it possible? Continue reading

Part 3 of Holiday Tech Guide – We find cool gifts that won’t break your budget. Continue reading

Watching Hulu On Your TV

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

If you want to watch Hulu and other video on demand services on your TV, you do have some options. Continue reading

Ron wants to know if he can just install a mirrored external drive into his computer in case of hard drive failure. Continue reading

What Is A Haswell Chip?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

You may have heard the term Haswell, but what does it mean and how does it improve performance? Continue reading

Is there a limit to how many times you can use your Windows 7 disk to re-format your computer? Continue reading

John wants to know if an external hard drive is the best way to preserve files when he gets a new computer. We look at the options. Continue reading

2013 Holiday Tech Guide: eReaders

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Thinking of some new tech for the holiday season? A gift for a loved one or maybe for yourself? Don’t miss Part 2 of WorldStart’s 2013 Holiday Tech Guide where we cover eReaders. Continue reading

iPad Air- Thinner, Lighter & More Powerful

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

iPad Air is thinner, lighter and more powerful than previous versions of the iPad. Continue reading

Will TouchFreeze Work With Windows 8

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Judy has a friend with a touchpad problem and wants to know if TouchFreeze will help. Continue reading

Google is challenging the domination of Xbox and PlayStation with plans for a game console of its own. Continue reading

2013 Holiday Tech Guide: Desktop & Laptops

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Thinking of some new tech for the holiday season? Don’t miss Part 1 of WorldStart’s 2013 Holiday Tech Guide where we cover Desktops & Laptops. Which is best? What do you need to look for? Is there anything to Avoid? The first… Continue reading

The choice of operating system in a new computer build can be a difficult one, especially when more then one modern version of Windows is out. Even if you know what version of the operating system to buy, you may be wasting a lot of money buying the wrong copy. Let’s talk about some of the options out there… Continue reading

Tablet Operating Systems

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Gary is tablet shopping and wants to know about the various operating systems. We take a look at Android, iOS and Windows. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 9: Cooling

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Ever considered putting your own computer together? The cooling solutions you choose can have a dramatic effect on your computer’s longevity and reliability. From case fans to processor cooling to temperature monitoring it’s hard to know what to choose. The first thing you… Continue reading

Logitech’s TV Cam HD plugs straight into your TV and has Skype already built-in. Sounds like the perfect solution right? Or does it? Continue reading

Ever considered putting your own computer together? The graphics card can be a difficult choice because there are hundreds of options. What is GDDR5? Do most computers have PCI-E 6 pin? Is the built-in graphics processor good enough for gaming? The best… Continue reading

Can I Disable My Laptop’s Touchpad?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Use this tip to disable your laptop’s touchpad while using an external mouse. Continue reading

Ever considered putting your own computer together? The hard drive isn’t as easy a choice as it once was. Do you want a magnetic drive? SSD? Hybrid drive? The choice can make a HUGE impact on the real world performance of your computer. The first thing… Continue reading

Why Won’t The DVDs I Burn Play On My TV

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

When Nancy burns DVDs on her computer, she can’t play them on her TV. We look at what could be causing the problem. Continue reading

Build-Your-Own Computer Part 6: The RAM

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Part 6 of Build Your Own Computer. Learn all about RAM, an area where people sometimes get confused. Do memory timings matter? Is faster memory or higher bandwidth memory more important? What about heatsinks and head spreaders? The first thing you should know… Continue reading

Samsung Smart Home – The Future Is Now

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Samsung shows off appliances that are smarter, but also more expensive. Continue reading

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