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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

Vista Service Pack 2 on the Horizon

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Vista Service Pack 2 on the Horizon

A few tidbits surrounding Microsoft’s second service pack for Windows Vista have trickled out on the web. Nothing major has been announced just yet, but here’s what we know so far.

First off, SP2 will have the updated Windows Search 4.0, which makes finding files, e-mail and network items quicker and easier. There’s also the inclusion of Microsoft’s new exFAT… Continue reading

Controlling Windows 7

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Controlling Windows 7

Microsoft received a lot of feedback from its users in regards to showing plenty of alerts and messages when using different versions of Windows. Because of that, Windows 7 has been designed in such a way that users are able to take control over the messages they want to see. That’s right, when you use Windows 7, you’re the only one in control. And it’s all thanks… Continue reading

New and Improved: Google Reader

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

New and Improved: Google Reader

Have you tried the Google Reader, but didn’t like it so much? Are you not quite sure which reader you should switch to? Well, have no fear, because the new and improved Google Reader is here! It has a more simple look for less visual clutter and it includes several new features to create a very pleasant experience. Keep reading to learn all… Continue reading

Windows 7 Beta

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Windows 7 Beta

Have you heard the big news yet?! This past Friday (January 9, 2009), Microsoft released the Windows 7 Beta and it is now available as a free download. The new Windows 7 promises to be a leaner and meaner version of Windows Vista, because it was designed with “simplicity, reliability and speed” in mind. Now, before you start downloading it, here’s a little more of what you… Continue reading

News Alert: The Mouse Turns 40!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

News Alert: The Mouse Turns 40!

Here’s a quick and fun one for you!

I know I’m a little behind on getting this news to you, but I figured you’d still want to know, so here you go! The computer mouse celebrated its 40th anniversary on December 8, 2008. It was in 1968 that computer visionary Douglas Engelbart showed off his new invention to an audience of 1,000 at a… Continue reading

Steganography: Hiding Your Messages

Monday, January 5th, 2009

In today’s age of hackers, phishers and identity thefts, you can never be too sure when saving or sending private or sensitive information. Although you might use safe practices, your recipient may not. As you may recall, in the past, I have shown you how to encrypt data using AxCrypt. That’s a good program to use, but if someone were to get ahold of it and realize it… Continue reading

Netbooks

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Q:
Okay, so what’s the catch? I keep seeing these little laptop computers around and they’re so cheap! I saw one for less than $200 the other day. Are they for real or are they too good to be true?

A:
Welcome to the world of “netbooks.” These cute little laptop/notebook computers are starting to pop up all over the place and for some users, they’re going to… Continue reading

A Vista Virtual Store

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

A Vista Virtual Store

There have been a few of you asking about the benefits of the Virtual Store found in Windows Vista. And while it’s a great thing, it seems as if some of you have some concerns about it as well. That’s especially true when it comes to finding some of the programs or applications in the Virtual Store directory even after uninstalling them from your computer. So… Continue reading

Our Homepage Tips

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Our Homepage Tips

As you all know, for awhile now, we’ve been including a couple tips in each day’s newsletter that take you to our homepage. We give you a little sneak peek of the tip and you can then read the rest of it right from our homepage. I know there has been a little confusion about it over the past few months, but I think we… Continue reading

Breaking News: U.S. Broadband Satellite

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Breaking News: U.S. Broadband Satellite

You may have been hearing about a new U.S. broadband Internet satellite for some time now, but new information has just been released and I’m here to tell you all about it today! According to PC World, a California satellite technology provider, ViaSat, has signed a deal to put a broadband Internet satellite into orbit around the United States in the first part… Continue reading

Rate Our Tips

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Rate Our Tips

If you spend a lot of time on WorldStart’s Web site, you’ve probably noticed a little something extra we’ve added just recently. We’ve been thinking a lot about how we can make our site and our newsletters a little more interactive for all of you loyal readers and we think we’ve come up with the perfect solution. From now on, you’ll have the opportunity to… Continue reading

PocketMod

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

PocketMod

Don’t have a fancy Pocket PC or organizer? Well, with PocketMod, you don’t need one! I discovered PocketMod just a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t stopped using mine since. Let’s check it out!

So, what is a PocketMod? Believe it or not, but it’s not another electronic gadget. It’s actually just a piece of paper you can use as a personal organizer. And best of all, it’s… Continue reading

A Few More Windows 7 Features

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

A Few More Windows 7 Features

Did you know that Windows Vista’s most popular features are being completely overhauled to be more customizable in Windows 7? Well, let’s see what we can expect! These four settings will be available:

1.) “Never notify (least secure).” The user is not notified when a program tries to install software or make changes to the computer. The user is not notified when they make… Continue reading

Windows 7 Sensors

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Windows 7 Sensors

Two screenshots of the Windows 7 Control Panel were recently released and one of the features that immediately caught my eye is a new function called Windows Sensors. With it, programs on your computer can communicate with your Windows compatible sensors. Let’s check it out!

Listed in the same menu are Windows Media Player and the Windows Live Inbox. The screen also contains… Continue reading

Working with the Vista Index

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Working with the Vista Index

The new search capabilities in Windows Vista are certainly a significant step up from those in Windows 2000 and Windows XP. For once, you can actually find what you’re looking for in a reasonable amount of time. By default, however, the new Vista search feature only indexes the partition where the operating system is installed, which is usually the C: drive. That’s fine, unless you… Continue reading

Testing Your Remote

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Testing Your Remote

Today, instead of the usual download, I have something else you all just have to see! The other day, I received a phone call from one of our readers. We were talking about testing a remote control and he told me about something I’ve never seen before.

So, tell me, have you ever had a remote control you knew just wasn’t working properly? You know, you point… Continue reading

Vista Search: Date Range

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Vista Search: Date Range

Searching for files according to their date ranges can be very confusing, but it’s actually extremely easy with Windows Vista. The following guidelines will help you get the job done!

Date Range Searching with the Keyboard

If you’re a keyboard junkie, you can easily select a date range by using the following syntax in the search box for any folder: “modified:2/1/2008 .. 2/20/2008” (without the quotes).… Continue reading

FCC vs. Comcast

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

FCC vs. Comcast

As the development of technology increases, consumers expect their devices and Internet connections to run faster and more efficient. Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are advertising high-speed broadband Internet connections, running at an average speed of 2 Mbps and unlimited bandwidth. That may sound impressive and high-tech, but what if your ISP slowed down your Internet connection to certain Web sites, such as their competitors, and blocked… Continue reading

Buying a Laptop: What to Look For

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Buying a Laptop: What to Look For

With laptops being so ubiquitous these days, it’s important to know what you’re looking for before heading out to the store. Laptops can vary depending on your needs, so it’s imperative to buy a laptop while keeping your requirements in mind. Here’s how you can go about it!

Weight Matters

Laptops become laptops only when they can easily be carried… Continue reading

Ejecting a Stuck DVD

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Ejecting a Stuck DVD

Do you frequently use DVDs on your computer? If so, has one ever gotten stuck in your DVD ROM drive? What did you do? Did you press the Eject button several times with no results? Or, perhaps you tried rebooting your computer, but the DVD drive remained shut. What a nightmare! So, is there anything else you can do?

Well, first of all, don’t panic! This… Continue reading

Vista Ad Campaign

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Vista Ad Campaign

Now, before you say anything, I just want to make it clear that I am aware that Windows Vista has been out on the market for at least a year and a half. There’s no doubting that, but according to Microsoft, it’s never too late to launch an ad campaign for their current operating system. Yes, that’s right, as we speak, Microsoft is working on… Continue reading

Quick Update: Windows 7

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Quick Update: Windows 7

It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about the new operating system of Windows 7, so I thought I’d give you a quick update on it today! I know there are a lot of you out there who are anxious about it, because I get e-mails with questions about it all the time. Now, before I go any further, I want to make sure everyone… Continue reading

It’s Official: Mozilla Sets Record

Monday, July 14th, 2008

It’s Official: Mozilla Sets Record

I know I’m a little behind on this piece of news, but I still wanted to share it with all of you, just in case you haven’t heard yet. On July 2, 2008, it was announced that Mozilla has officially been added to the Guinness World Records for the most downloads of one application in one day. The new Firefox 3 Web browser… Continue reading

XP Sales Finished

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

XP Sales Finished

We here at WorldStart have been telling you for months now that Microsoft would be stopping sales of their Windows XP operating system on June 30, 2008. Obviously, that day has come and gone and unfortunately, Microsoft kept their promise. Some of you may have heard rumors about them extending XP’s retail life, but Microsoft senior vice president Bill Veghte confirmed they have stopped shipments… Continue reading

Bill Gates Steps Down

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Bill Gates Steps Down

I’m sure most of you have already heard the news, but just in case you didn’t see all of the headlines, I’m here today to fill you in! As you can see, Friday, June 27, 2008 was Bill Gates’ last day as commander in chief of the Microsoft Corporation. Gates, age 52, decided to retire from the company so that he could focus more… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Windows 7?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Coming Soon: Windows 7?

Well, maybe not as soon as you think, but it is in the works! First of all, allow me to explain what Windows 7 is, just in case some of you haven’t heard about it yet. Basically, Windows 7 is the name of the next big operating system to come from Microsoft. It will succeed Windows Vista by just a mere three years. That’s… Continue reading

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