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Learn what to consider when choosing an all-in-one PC and how to pick the best computer brand for you. Continue reading

The stakes are high for Microsoft and Sony at GamesCon 2013 as they try to win over the European market with their new consoles. Continue reading

Margie and Mark want to know why 4 GB of memory is too little and more than 16 GB is too much. We explain our recommendations for RAM in this article. Continue reading

Wireless Mouse Double-Clicking

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Harry’s mouse is double-clicking when he only wants a single click. We’ve got an easy solution that could save him the price of a new mouse. Continue reading

Coming soon to your 3-D printer, a cast that’s washable, breathable and fits under your shirt sleeve. Check out this article to find out about a new cast that’s a game changer. Continue reading

Afraid of ELF emissions from your home WiFi? Find out if you need to worry and some solutions. Continue reading

Does The Brand Of Computer Matter?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Wayne from Merced, CA writes: What brand of desktop computer do you recommend to a person who only needs the computer for personal use? People have told me to go to Dell Computers and I wanted your opinion too. Thanks, Wayne Answer: Asking someone which PC brand is best is like asking for an argument. Let’s talk about what you should be looking for in a computer company. Continue reading

Microsoft has released some crucial details about its new Xbox One entertainment system, when you can buy it and how much it’s going to cost. Continue reading

Crys from West Indies writes: I have an HP a6700f Desktop and while using it, the computer freezes for a couple seconds with an irritating sound. Sometimes a popup says the graphics card recovered from a crash and this happens every 10 minutes or so. I’m guessing its the graphics card….but i opened it up an found none. Can you provide any suggestions? Continue reading

Can I Upgrade To Windows 7?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Shirley from FL writes: I have a Compaq laptop with Vista on it. It is about 4 years old, am I able to put Windows 7 on it? Since I can not afford at this time a new laptop I would like to get rid of Vista since I do not like it. Answer: Shirley, I’ve got some great news for you. If your PC is running Vista then it… Continue reading

My Wii Runs On A Battery?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

If your Wii dies, and it hasn’t been mistreated, odds are that it’s your CMOS battery. Here are some simple instructions for finding and replacing your Wii’s CMOS battery. Continue reading

How Do I Get A WiFi Password?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Harry from Auburn, CA writes: I get a strong WiFi signal in my apt, how do I get the password? Thanks, Harry. Answer: I will assume you don’t mean the WiFi signal generated by your own router. In that case you would be the person who set the password. But if you’re just trying to use a secure WiFi network that your computer is detecting in your apartment, you would get the password by … Continue reading

Microsoft Teams Up With NFL

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Microsoft announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL that they say will “deliver truly unique interactive NFL television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One and leverage Microsoft devices and services to evolve the in-game, sideline experience for coaches, players and other personnel.” Continue reading

What Do I Do With a Flash Drive?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Questions: A lot of your articles for backing up files or moving files around say to use a flash drive, but you don’t explain how to use it. My son wanted some photos from my computer and said that I should copy them to flash drive and just send it to him. I bought one at the store, but it doesn’t have any instructions. What do you do with a flash drive? Continue reading

Can My Laptop Support Windows 7?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Albert from Tx writes: I have a Panasonic CF-30 Toughbook, and now that XP is being dumped, I won\’t be able to get updates etc… What I need to know is there and upgrade that my laptop can support, its and awesome computer and I don\’t want to retire it yet.. Thanks Continue reading

Your TV screen is the most important screen in your home, according to Microsoft and they’d like to take charge of it with the new Xbox One. Continue reading

Continuing Your Backup

Monday, May 27th, 2013

When you do a backup, what information is backed up? Does it pick up where it left off, or does it simply back everything up? And how do you know when your destination drive is full? Continue reading

Connecting Windows 8 Tablet To PC

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Robert from Rock Hill SC writes: I recently purchased a tablet with Win 8 operating system. This unit has one “micro USB” outlet. I am attempting to connect the tablet to my desktop via a USB connector. The desktop runs on Win 7 Home Edition. Neither unit will acknowledge the other unit. Can you tell me if the issue is because the Win 7 and Win 8 are not compatible. Or, is the problem maybe because of the micro USB? Thank you very much in advance. Continue reading

Why Keep XP?

Monday, May 20th, 2013

If you’re not using an old computer, is it necessary to keep the operating system on the old machine? The answer is “yes” if you want to run programs, but “no” if you want to remove the drive to use as an external drive to store documents. Continue reading

Luis from Puerto Rico writes: How do I block an intruder in my WiFi? Great question Luis! It’s very important to secure your home WiFi network and it’s equally important to make sure you are secure when you use a public WiFi network. This is the perfect opportunity to toot our horn here at WorldStart. Did you know we have thousands and thousands of articles on our website full of useful information? If you have a question, consider going to worldstart.com and searching the topic. Continue reading

VHS to Computer

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

A lot of us have old VHS tapes lying around that we might look to put on our computer. There are really three ways to do this and I present them in this article from the most to least desirable. Continue reading

Hilda writes: I have recently bought a Chromebook and I just can’t figure out how to do the downloads. I am not that computered with these things. I have no idea how to download games or programs and photos. Hopefully you can figure out what I”m talking about. Sincerely, Hilda. Continue reading

iPad vs Surface Pro: Which To Choose?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Dolores from Wisconsin writes:Pros and Cons or any information on the IPad and MS Surface as my son wishs to give me one. I am mid 80′s and only been using computer for about 20 yrs. Currently using a Wireless PC connected to my LG monitor. Have taken quite a few classes at local community college thru the years and of course, your newsletter is most helpful and informative. Have never use an Apple product. Answer:… Continue reading

Microsoft announced that it’s ready to reveal the next generation of Xbox on May 21 at a even it promises will reveal a new generation of gaming at an event on the company’s Xbox campus in Redmond Washington n May 21. They have a countdown clock to the big event posted on their website. Continue reading

All-In-One PC: Any Downsides?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Wendall from Wisconsin writes: I will be buying a new computer in the next few months. Interested in the all-in-one desktops (computer and monitor) other than price is there any down side to them? I have dialup and basically just read email & bank online. Thank you for any insight! Answer: The All-In-One computers, where there is no seperate tower the parts are integrated into the monitor… Continue reading

Can a tablet keyboard measure up? I check out the Type Keyboard for the Microsoft Surface Pro. Continue reading

What Is Memory Card Class?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Tom from Pennsylvania writes: I use SD cards in my camera and MP3 players and I see them advertised quite often in your ads. The question I have is that they will refer to different classes. Can you give some information as to the differences in class. Thanks – Tom Continue reading

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