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Three Vista Quickies

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Three Vista Quickies

Quick Tip #1: Resize Desktop Icons with Your Mouse

I’m sure you’re all aware that Windows Vista supports three default sizes of desktop icons, whereas Windows XP only supports one. But, the real reality is that Vista can support even more than that, with just a simple scroll of the mouse. Follow these directions to resize your desktop icons quickly and easily:

1.) Click on the icon… Continue reading

Going Wireless with Vista

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Going Wireless with Vista

Using Windows Vista to connect a wireless network is much easier and simpler when you compare it with Windows XP. So much so that you can connect your Vista computer to a home wireless network or public network without hardly any trouble at all. Also, Vista is now capable of detecting a non-broadcasting wireless network (hidden SSID), so you’re able to configure it as a preferred… Continue reading

Saving Energy With Your Computer

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Saving Energy With Your Computer

I don’t know if any of you noticed or not, but for one day back in October (2007), Google changed their homepage from a white background to a pitch black background. It was only shown for those accessing Google from San Francisco, CA, but it started quite a stir. Many thought Google was working to save energy, but according to Google themselves, that was not… Continue reading

Vista On Screen Keyboard

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Vista On Screen Keyboard

How many of you remember talking about an on screen keyboard for Windows XP awhile back? Come on, don’t be shy, raise those hands! Well, recently, several of you have been asking about that very same thing for Windows Vista. I don’t know if a bunch of you just upgraded to Vista or if you just now remembered about the on screen keyboard… Continue reading

Disk Cleanup in Vista

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

I’ve been using Windows Vista since it first came out and I think I’m close to using up all my disk space. Can you please tell me how I can clear up some of that space? I haven’t quite figured out how to do it in Vista yet. Thanks so much for your help!

Ordering with WorldStart

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Q:
When I place an order with your company, I usually do it right from the newsletter in my e-mail, but I sometimes have trouble with it if I’m trying to order more than one thing. It’s hard to navigate back and forth between the two. Is there an easier way to do it? Please help!

A:
I’m really glad you asked this, because I know you’re not… Continue reading

Three More Vista Tips

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Three More Vista Tips

You got a triple dose of Windows Vista tips yesterday and guess what, that’s exactly what you’re getting again today. Let’s check them out!

Tip #1 – Moving Folders Made Easy

Personal folders are handy, but they may not live where you want them to forever. Fortunately, you can relocate your own folders fairly easily. To move the Document folder, proceed as follows:… Continue reading

XO Laptops For Everyone!

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Q:
I’ve seen the $200 XO Laptop mentioned several times in the past couple of weeks and I was just wondering what the whole deal is behind it. What is it for? Can I buy one for myself? Please explain!

A:
Why sure, I would love to! No, in all honesty, I think this topic is so cool and it would be my pleasure to tell you all… Continue reading

Three Quick Vista Tips

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Three Quick Vista Tips

Quick Tip #1: Make Text Easier to Read

There’s a strong correlation between high display resolutions and eye strain. All that small text can give anyone a headache. The solution is not to reduce your screen resolution, but rather to increase the text size intelligently. In Vista, go to Start, Control Panel and type “adjust font size” in the search box in the top right corner… Continue reading

PC on Hold

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

PC on Hold

Here’s one for all you dial-up users (I know you’re out there!)

If you’re still using dial-up (like me) and you’re tired of missing phone calls while you’re connected to the Internet (also like me), this tip is just for you! Today, I will show you how you can configure your computer so that when you have an incoming call, you can place your connection on hold… Continue reading

Cleaning Your Computer: 12 Simple Tips

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Cleaning Your Computer: 12 Simple Tips

A stitch in time saves nine! Believe it or not, but this adage works brilliantly for your computer too. Not only will keeping your computer clean help you save on maintenance cost, but it will also keep you stress free so that you can focus on your work and nothing else! So, why is cleaning your computer so important? Well, basically because dust and… Continue reading

iChat Features

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Q:
The new Mac Leopard operating system is coming out very soon and one of the features I’d like to learn more about before I start using it is iChat. Can you please tell me a little more about it?

A:
First of all, I have to say that you have chosen one of the coolest features to be curious about. The new operating system for Macs, called… Continue reading

Creating a WorldStart Profile

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Q:
Can you please run through how to set up a profile on your Web site? I’m having a little trouble with it, but I would really like to create one and order some products. Thanks for all your help!

A:
Of course I can! I know for a fact that there are several of you out there who run into a little difficulty when trying to create… Continue reading

Vista Clocks

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Vista Clocks

Are you a Windows Vista user? If so, did you know that there are two ways you can add additional clocks to your Vista desktop? Well, now you do and here’s how you do it!

Method 1:

1.) Click on the clock in the bottom right corner of your desktop. Next, click on Change Date and Time Settings.

2.) That will open the Date and Time dialogue… Continue reading

Customizing Your Aero

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Customizing Your Aero

One of the most talked about features in Windows Vista is the new Aero Glass interface. Aero Glass requires at least a DirectX 9 enabled video card with WDDM drivers and either AGP 8x or PCI-E. Now, don’t be turned off by those big terms. All you need to do is download DirectX 9.0 and you can do so for free right on this

Flippy Over Vista

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Q:
I just made the switch over to Windows Vista and one of the new features that really intrigued me was the Flip 3D. Unfortunately, I don’t know a whole lot about it though. Can you please tell me all you know? Thanks so much for your help!

A:
Well, I must say, if you’re going to choose a Windows Vista feature to be intrigued with, Flip 3D… Continue reading

Jott

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about a new program called Jott? If so, can you please fill us in?

A:
I sure can! I’m actually really excited that you asked me this, because Jott is a pretty neat program. I haven’t known about it for too long, but I always seem to hear people talking about it (and they’re saying good things about it, I might add!) Jott

Vista: A Double Dose

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Vista: A Double Dose

Here are a couple of great Windows Vista tips for you today. So, if you’re ready for a double dose of Vista, make sure you keep reading. You’re not going to want to miss out on these. Here we go!

Tip #1 – Recovering Previous Document Versions

Have you ever worked on a document and then made some changes to it? Or, maybe you accidentally deleted… Continue reading

Ten Net Commandments

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Q:
Can you tell me what the Ten Net Commandments are?

A:
Here’s a fun one for you!

Okay, I admit it! No one really asked today’s question, but I saw this on our message board the other day and I just had to include it in today’s newsletter. It may seem like a little joke to you, but all the information you’re going to get today is… Continue reading

Vista Diagnostics

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Vista Diagnostics

Windows Vista’s built in diagnostics are a quantum leap forward from anything we ever saw in XP. The Windows Diagnostic Infrastructure (WDI) uses logic to analyze the output from Vista’s internal software routines, which then helps you to troubleshoot your computer problems. Once you summon Vista’s diagnostics, they can often resolve a fault automatically. If that strategy fails, the troubleshooter then shows you a list of possible actions… Continue reading

New Vista SP1 Update

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Q:
I know that a few weeks ago, you wrote a tip updating us on the whole Windows Vista SP1 thing, but I was just curious to see if you knew anything else about it. I would like to upgrade to Vista, but I really don’t want to do it until this service pack comes out, so I’m just trying to find out all the information on it that

Serial Number Locations

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Serial Number Locations

Have you ever been asked for your computer’s serial number? How about for some of your other electronic devices? If you have, you probably already know what I’m talking about, but if you haven’t, allow me to fill you in! These days, every computer, every device, etc. has its own serial number. Why? Well, this is the time when I tell you to keep reading so you… Continue reading

News Update: Vista SP 1

Friday, September 7th, 2007

News Update: Vista SP 1

You may have already heard about this, but either way, I’m here to fill you in! Microsoft finally dished out some news last week about the release of the Service Pack 1 utility for the new Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft has kept a tight lip on this information for awhile now, but they finally fessed up! So, are you ready for the final news?… Continue reading

Just for Vista?

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Just For Vista?

I received a phone call yesterday morning from a fellow newsletter reader who was wondering if the Windows Defender security package only works with Windows Vista. At first, I told him yes, because from what I understood from articles I’ve read in the past, that’s how it’s set up. He then asked me to double check on it and I gladly said I would. Well, let me… Continue reading

Windows Vista Preview Pane

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Windows Vista Preview Pane

Just letting you know, if you’re a Windows Vista user, you’re going to love what I have for you today!

One of the options I love and use most often in Windows Vista is the Preview Pane feature, which is located on the right side of Windows Explorer. It is a very handy and useful tool for anyone who needs to scroll through the contents of… Continue reading

Adobe Reader 8.1

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Adobe Reader 8.1

Lately, it seems as if a lot of the programs we all love and use on a regular basis have been releasing updates left and right. And because of that, our Quick Tip section of the newsletter has been taken over by all of those. Well, today is no exception! It’s my job to bring you the news of the computer world and this one’s just too… Continue reading

Image Maps

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Image Maps

Hello again everyone! Right off the bat, I’d like you to check out a diagram of a computer that I have designed. Be sure to hover over everything and click on all the different parts of the computer. Okay, are you ready?!

To view it, just click here.

Did you notice that when you clicked on a computer part, a tip regarding that piece of hardware… Continue reading

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