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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

Hypercam

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Hypercam

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes like to take a video of what’s happening on my computer screen. You know, just so you can keep track of what’s going on. And to do that, I’ve got two options: either take a video using your digital camera or make a slideshow using screenshots.

Neither one of those catch your fancy?

Then try this better solution!

Hypercam is a… Continue reading

Windows Calendar

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Windows Calendar

If you’re like me, you’ve got a lot of events to go to and people to see everyday. I used to keep a journal to manage all of my appointments, but now, I just use Windows Calendar! It’s really easy to get started and once you’ve got it going, you won’t want to stop. Let’s check it out!

To start up Windows Calendar in Windows Vista, go to… Continue reading

Windows 7

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Windows 7

I’m sure most of you have heard about Windows 7 by now, but just in case you haven’t, I’m here to fill you in! Just recently, I started hearing about Windows 7 more and more, so I figured today would be a good time to tell you all a little more about it. It seems like there’s a new story about it online everyday, so it’s… Continue reading

Vista Program Compatibility: An Update

As you may remember, last week, I wrote an article about the Windows Vista Program Compatibility Wizard you can use if you’re having trouble getting some of your programs to work on your Vista computer. (If you missed out on that tip, you can read it right here). After it appeared in the newsletter, I received several e-mails and even a… Continue reading

How Our Homepage Works

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

How Our Homepage Works

As you all know, we here at WorldStart debuted our new homepage a little over a month ago and ever since, it seems like there has been quite the confusion about how it works. We get numerous e-mails and phone calls everyday about it, so I wanted to take some time today to explain exactly how our new homepage operates. It’s really easy to… Continue reading

Screenshot Captor

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

So many people have asked me about an easy way to make screenshots. You know, taking a picture of what’s on your screen so that you can show it to others. Well, in the past, I have always made my screenshots the hard way. I would take the screenshot by pressing the Print Screen button on my keyboard, open up my photo editing program, paste in the image, crop the… Continue reading

Control Panel Views

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Okay, so I know we’ve gone over this one before, but a lot of you have been asking about it recently and it seems like many of you are still having trouble with it, so I thought I’d go over it again today. What am I talking about? Well, you may or may not know that the Control Panel on your computer has two different views. That’s right, it… Continue reading

New XP SP3 Features

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Q:
So, now that the Windows XP SP3 has finally been released, can we expect any new features from it? That information would be very helpful as well. Thanks!

A:
I’m so glad you asked! We’ve been going back and forth with the release of the new Windows XP Service Pack 3 for so long, it looks like we here at WorldStart forgot to mention its new features… Continue reading

XP SP3: Still On Hold

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

XP SP3: Still On Hold

Several of you have been asking me about this and after doing a lot of research, I think I’ve finally figured out what’s going on. As you all know, in a prior issue of the newsletter, I told you the Windows XP SP3 would be released to the public on April 29, 2008. Well, that day has come and gone and there’s still… Continue reading

Issues with Vista SP1

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Issues with Vista SP1

As you know, the Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Vista is an important update for the Vista operating system. The Vista SP1 includes improved security, reliability and other feature updates for Windows Vista. However, while most programs will continue to work as expected after you install the SP1, you may experience a loss of functionality with a few others.

Here’s a basic list of some… Continue reading

XP SP3 is Coming!

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

XP SP3 is Coming!

Have you heard the good news?! Talk about this has been spreading like wildfire all over the Internet, so I’m sure most of you already know, but just in case you don’t, allow me to fill you in. Microsoft finally made the announcement that the Windows XP Service Pack 3 will make its debut on April 29, 2008 (that’s only a few days away!)… Continue reading

A Few More WorldStart Features

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Q:
I’ve been using your new gadgets and checking out your new homepage pretty much everyday and I was just wondering if you guys are working on anything else. I love everything you put out, so I just wanted to make sure I’m not missing anything. Thanks for all your help!

A:
Well, thank you very much for asking! Over the past few weeks, we here at WorldStart… Continue reading

Vista Update Wreaks Havoc

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Vista Update Wreaks Havoc

Are you a Windows Vista user? If so, have you been experiencing some problems with some of your USB devices within the last couple of days? Perhaps your keyboard and mouse just stopped working or maybe you’re having trouble with some of your other devices. Either way, what a pain, right?! I mean, how are you supposed to get any of your work done… Continue reading

Just Checking In

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Just Checking In

So, I know we here at WorldStart have thrown a lot at you in the last couple of weeks and I just wanted to take a little time today to go over everything one more time. We’ve been getting a lot of phone calls and e-mails about our new features, so I just want to make sure everyone’s clear on everything that’s going on. We’ve… Continue reading

Getting the Most Out of Your Webcam

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Getting the Most Out of Your Webcam

With the Internet catching the fancy of millions and video conferencing becoming a norm, it’s now more important than ever to make the most out of your Webcam. And below is a simple guide you can follow that will help you do just that. Let’s get started!

Lighting is Everything

Using a Webcam is really nothing more than… Continue reading

Microsoft Extends XP’s Life

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Microsoft Extends XP’s Life

As you may remember, a couple weeks ago, we ran an article in the newsletter that basically said Microsoft is cutting off Windows XP completely starting on June 30, 2008. I know most of you read that article, because I received tons of e-mails from all of you with comments, concerns and even some complaints. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much I could say… Continue reading

More on Vista’s Snipping Tool

Monday, April 7th, 2008

More on Vista’s Snipping Tool

As you may recall, last week, I wrote an article about the Snipping Tool found in the operating system of Windows Vista. After it was featured in the newsletter, I received several e-mails with complaints of it not working. I didn’t understand why that would be happening, because when I tried it out, it worked just fine. Well, I got to… Continue reading

Windows XP: Going Off the Market?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Windows XP: Going Off the Market?

With Windows Vista’s popularity still on the low side, Microsoft is trying anything they can think of to boost their new operating system’s sales. Unfortunately, they have found one method that most of us will have a hard time accepting. On June 30, 2008, Microsoft will basically “kill off” their famous operating system of Windows XP, taking it off the market all together.

This… Continue reading

Windows Vista Battery Saver

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Windows Vista Battery Saver

You may not be aware, but it is widely believed that the Windows Vista Aero interface drains the battery completely from your system. But, along with many others, I dispute this claim! Several users have asked me if turning off the Aero interface will help save a few precious minutes of battery life. Well, let’s go and find out!

It just so happens that there is… Continue reading

MacBook Air

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Q:
Can you tell me a little about the MacBook Air? I’ve been seeing the commercials on TV for it, but I’d like to know a little more about it before I consider getting one. Thanks for all your help!

A:
Oh, I’m so excited that you asked this question! I, too, have seen the commercials on TV for the new MacBook Air laptop and it’s pretty much… Continue reading

Copying Error Messages

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Copying Your Error Messages

What do you do when you receive a cryptic error message? Most computer users search for the error on the Web with their favorite search engine. However, that means you have to copy down the entire error message and then go off and search for it. Well, not anymore! Today, I’m going to show you a little trick that makes this procedure so much easier. Let’s… Continue reading

A Little Ease of Access: The Keyboard Way

Have you ever wondered if everything on your computer could be done with just your keyboard and no mouse use at all? Well, I’m happy to report that yes, it is indeed possible with a cool little feature in Windows Vista called Ease of Access. So, come along with me as I take you through the steps needed to configure this new… Continue reading

A Cheaper Vista

Friday, March 7th, 2008

A Cheaper Vista

Are you among the many who still haven’t made the switch over to Windows Vista? Well, you’re definitely not alone. Thousands of individual users and businesses alike are still using older operating systems like Windows XP. Some say they just don’t want to have to learn a whole new operating system, while others say they’re just waiting until the Vista SP 1 is released. Some… Continue reading

Handling Your Laptop with Care

Friday, March 7th, 2008

There are some things people do to their laptops that can put them in great danger. One major example is letting their laptop charge for longer than it needs to. Most laptop owners are under the impression that if they leave their laptop on the charger for as long as possible, they’ll be able to get more “juice” (power) out of it. And that’s just simply not true. In reality… Continue reading

Vista SP 1: Pushed Back?

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Q:
I just heard that the release of the Vista SP 1 has been pushed back even further. Do you know anything about that? What’s going on? Please explain!

A:
Ah, yes, the infamous Windows Vista SP 1 question! It’s no surprise that you asked this question, because it’s been one of the most popular for the past couple of days. And since so many of you want… Continue reading

Quicker File Transfers

Friday, February 29th, 2008

How would you like to boost the speed of file transfers in your Vista or Windows 7 computer? Luckily, there’s a fix that will allow you to increase the speed every time you need to transfer large files from one partition to another. So, how does it work? Well, let’s check it out!

Since one cause of slow file transfers in Vista and Windows 7 is the… Continue reading

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