Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category



CCleaner: New Version

Friday, July 20th, 2007

CCleaner: New Version

As you may recall, last week, one of our freelance writers wrote an article about the CCleaner program (you can read that article here to learn all about CCleaner and what it does). After it was featured in the newsletter, I received several e-mails from all of you telling me how much you love that program. You told me that you really appreciated us putting… Continue reading

Microsoft Surface

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Microsoft Surface

Did you know that using mice on computers is slowly going behind the times? Why, even Microsoft thinks so! It seems as if the latest and greatest tools in the computer navigation world are your fingers. Yep, you read that correctly. Your fingers! Allow me to elaborate a little bit. Microsoft has unveiled a new type of computer in which you can use your hands to do the… Continue reading

Texter

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Texter

If you thought about it, I think you’d be surprised at how often you type the same things everyday. Now, wouldn’t it be much easier to have the computer type those things for you? That would be so useful, don’t you think?! It would save a lot of time too. Well, it just so happens that an application I’m going to show you today will do just that!

The… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Vista SP 1

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Coming Soon: Vista SP 1

If you recall, back in May, we ran an article on whether or not Microsoft was going to release a Service Pack for Windows Vista (you can read that tip here). At that time, we knew a SP 1 was in the works, but there was no other information available about it. Plus, we had no idea when it would actually be released… Continue reading

Mozilla’s Lightning and Sunbird

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Q:
Can you tell me anything about Mozilla’s Lightning and Sunbird applications? I heard a new version was just released, but I can’t find much information on it. If you know anything at all, please share!

A:
Excellent question! If you’ve been an avid Lightning and Sunbird user from the very beginning, I’m sure you’ve been wondering what’s been going on with it. The first version (0.3) was… Continue reading

Vista Photo Gallery

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Q:
What can you tell me about the Photo Gallery feature that comes with Windows Vista? I haven’t gotten Vista yet, but this is one of the features I’m interested in learning more about before making the switch. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated!

A:
Ah, yes, the Photo Gallery. This is actually one of the new features that caught my eye when I first started… Continue reading

A Couple of Warnings

Friday, June 29th, 2007

A Couple of Warnings

Here are a couple of quick warnings for you. I thought they were very important for you all to know about, but I also didn’t want to go full fledged on them, so here are just some brief descriptions about the two safety hazards. This tip will at least give you enough information to avoid any problems you may encounter in the future. Here we go!… Continue reading

Messenger Gadget

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Messenger Gadget

After reviewing many articles done on Windows Vista, I got to thinking about new gadgets I could download and integrate into the Vista sidebar. I was able to find several of them on the Windows Live Gallery Web site and one that I found was the Messenger Gadget. And if you use MSN’s Messenger (also known as Windows Live Messenger), you can download and install it… Continue reading

Best and Worst ISPs

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Q:
Do you happen to have any suggestions on which ISPs are the best or which ones are the worst? I’m thinking about switching to a new one, but I don’t really know who to go with. Please help!

A:
It’s very interesting that you asked that question today. I was actually browsing through our message board the other day and I found a posting from one of… Continue reading

SeaMonkey Extras

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Q:
Awhile back, you said something about SeaMonkey having extensions and different themes you could get for it. Can you please give me some more information about all that? I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

A:
Well, of course I can! And my goodness, you just asked so nicely. There’s no way I could pass up this question any longer. To begin, you are absolutely right. In another… Continue reading

Click What?

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Click What?

Here’s a quick one for you! When you’re working on your computer, how many times a day do you run across something that tells you to right click? I know we use that phrase in our computer tips all the time and I’m always seeing it on different Web sites as well. It seems like an easy thing to do, but what if you don’t know how? Well… Continue reading

A Vista Double Feature

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A Vista Double Feature

Tip #1 – Turning Vista Features Off

Some programs and features that are included with Windows, such as Internet Information Services, must be turned on before you can use them. On the other hand, other features are turned on by default. But don’t worry, you can turn them off if you don’t use them.

In earlier versions of Windows, to turn a feature off, you had… Continue reading

Greasemonkey and Gmail

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Greasemonkey and Gmail

You’ve all heard of Gmail, right? Many of you probably even use it! Gmail is very popular, due to its large storage space, its simple interface and its ability to be easily customized. Using the Greasemonkey add on we talked about yesterday, I’m going to show you how to unlock a lot of cool features in Gmail.

First, you need to get the Greasemonkey… Continue reading

Get Greasemonkey

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Get Greasemonkey

Hello again! In yesterday’s newsletter, we worked with changing the layout and color scheme of your favorite Web sites. And today, we are going to change and add functionality to them as well! To do that, we’ll once again be using Firefox, but this time with a different extension. We’ll be working with an extension called Greasemonkey. So, without further ado, let’s begin!

1.) You’ll first need to… Continue reading

Create Your Own Style

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Create Your Own Style

You’ve probably thought about changing the layout of one of your favorite Web sites at one time or another, right? Many of us have and I know for sure that I have! Along with that, you may have wanted to remove a sidebar, change the colors or maybe even get rid of some of those annoying ads. But, there has never really been an easy way… Continue reading

SeaMonkey

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Q:
I keep seeing the name SeaMonkey everywhere, but I don’t have the slightest idea what it is. Can you please inform me?

A:
I sure can! To be honest, the whole idea behind SeaMonkey had me confused at first too. I had a general idea of what it was, but after doing some research, I wasn’t able to pinpoint down a decent explanation. But after compiling everything… Continue reading

Top Spammer Caught

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Top Spammer Caught

To begin, I just want to let you know that this tip is a little different from what I normally give you, but it was so interesting to me and I thought you all might like to know about it too. I’m sure by now, several of you have already read about this somewhere else, but just in case you haven’t, I’m here to give you the… Continue reading

Surviving a Leakage

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Q:
The other day, my grandson accidentally spilled some water on my laptop. I know he didn’t mean to and I cleaned it up the best I could, but I’m extremely worried about what will happen to my computer. Is there any way of saving it or what do I need to do next? Please help me!

A:
I know you already feel this way, but ouch, that… Continue reading

Vista Program Compatibility

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Vista Program Compatibility

I’m going to take a guess and bet that most of you who have upgraded to Windows Vista are having a little trouble getting your older programs to work. Am I right? You know, programs that worked fine for you with Windows XP (or even older versions of Windows) just don’t work so well anymore. So, is there anything you can do to get the programs you… Continue reading

Service Pack for Vista: Yes or No?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Service Pack for Vista: Yes or No?

If you’ve already upgraded to the new operating system of Windows Vista or if you’re thinking about doing it soon, you’re probably wondering about a Service Pack for it, right? I mean, Windows XP had them, so why not Vista? Well, keep reading to find out the whole scoop on this situation!

By now, it’s hopeful that Microsoft has figured out that there… Continue reading

Vista Compatible: Yes Or No?

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Vista Compatible: Yes or No?

Are you one of the many who have made the switch over to the new operating system of Windows Vista? If so, are you having some trouble finding programs and other applications that will work on your new computer? I know a lot of computer companies (including us here at WorldStart) are working very hard to test their products for Vista compatibility, but with there… Continue reading

Internet Wiretap

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Q:
All this week, I have been seeing stuff about an FBI wiretap. I even saw something about it on your message board, but I’m still not sure what the whole deal is with it. Can you explain it a little more for us? Thanks!

A:
You know, I’ve been seeing stuff about that all week too and I just haven’t had the time to really check it… Continue reading

Two New Vista Tips

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Two New Vista Tips

I thought I’d give you a double dose of Windows Vista tips today. I hope you don’t mind too much. Keep reading for all the Vista action fun!

1.) Using Smaller Start Menu Icons

The new operating system of Windows Vista uses large icons by default in the Start menu. But what if you don’t like them that way? Is there a way to change them… Continue reading

PC Cooling

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

PC Cooling

If you’ve heard of this term before, but you’re not quite sure what all it entails, keep reading, because I’ve got some very interesting information for you today!

A simple definition of PC cooling is that it’s an advanced technology that is used to relieve heat from electronic components. These components usually operate normally and have long lifespans; that is, unless they are overheated. A good example of… Continue reading

Vista Screenshots

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Q:
I am new to Windows Vista and I was wondering how I can make screenshots with it. Is there an easier way than XP had or is it all the same?

A:
Excellent question! In the past couple of days, I’ve realized that several of you have upgraded to Windows Vista and the questions on how to do things with the new operating system are just pouring… Continue reading

Vista 3D Desktop

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Q:
I also just upgraded to Windows Vista and although I really like the 3D desktop, there are some features I’d just like to turn off. How can I do that? Please help!

A:
Here’s WorldStart to the rescue again! I’ve heard so many varying views about the new operating system of Windows Vista that it’s not even funny anymore. Some people hate it, some people love it… Continue reading

Vista AutoRun

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Q:
I just upgraded to Windows Vista and I’m having trouble figuring out how the CD AutoRun feature works. Can you help me with this, please?

A:
Why, I sure can! One of my co-workers here who uses a Vista computer was actually having trouble with that the other day as well. And after I received this question in my e-mail, I figured it must be a common… Continue reading

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: