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Windows XP Services – Part 1

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Windows XP Services – Part 1

Have you ever wondered what all kinds of services Windows XP offers? Well, if you have, today is your lucky day, because that’s what we’re going to go over and I’ll be willing to bet that there’s some you’ve never heard of before. Here we go with letters A through N!

Alerter: Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts. If the service is… Continue reading

Command Prompt Screen Layouts

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Command Prompt Screen Layouts

You are probably already familiar with the Command Prompt section of your Windows XP, right? You know, the place in which you can easily access the apparently hidden, underneath layer of your computer, also known as the good ol’ DOS Prompt page. Well, if you’re not sure, let me explain a little. This actually allows many options that can make some surprise changes in… Continue reading

Foxit Reader

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Q:
Since you’ve talked about the Adobe Reader program, can you say a few things about the Foxit Reader? I’ve heard of it, but would like to learn more.

A:
I surely can. First of all, for those who may not know, the reason you mentioned the Adobe Reader program in the question is because the Foxit Reader is also a PDF file reader, which offers similar services… Continue reading

Java Update

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Java Update

Many of you have probably already taken care of this, but for those of you who haven’t heard about it, let me fill you in. Recently, a new update for Java was released and it is ready for install as soon as you get a chance. You probably started seeing the “Java Update Available” message pop up in your taskbar around the second week of January or so… Continue reading

Google Earth 4: Finalized

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Google Earth 4: Finalized

Are you a Google Earth fanatic? Well, if you are, you aren’t alone. Google Earth is one of the coolest programs to come from Google in the last few years. And to top it all off, it just keeps getting better. Awhile back, I told you about the Google Earth 4 beta program. Well, today, I’m here to announce the release of the final version!

Yes… Continue reading

Popup Descriptions

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Popup Descriptions

Have you ever sat and really thought about the little popups that are displayed when you select any item, folder, file name or desktop icon on your computer? Perhaps, this feature is disabled on your Windows XP computer, so you might not be able to experience this feature.

Well, either way, in case you’re wondering, Windows XP offers a fast loading, small sized window that appears over each… Continue reading

Adobe Reader Restrictions

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
After you mentioned the new version of Adobe Reader in your security article the other day, I tried to download it, but it would not work. I have Windows 98. Does the new version not work with the older versions of Windows? Please help!

A:
You are not the only one who has run into this problem. We’ve been getting e-mails and phone calls left and right… Continue reading

Mail Merge

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
Can you please explain to us what mail merge is?

A:
That is an excellent question and you’re actually not the only one who has asked me that in a matter of a couple weeks. To be honest with you all, I didn’t know much about it either, so I figured it would be a good idea to check into it, for all of our sakes! So… Continue reading

Mac Programs

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
I know WorldStart usually only runs tips for the Windows operating systems, but I have a Mac and I was wondering if you could tell me about any applications I might want to look out for?

A:
Yes, you are right. We here at WorldStart usually focus more on the Windows operating systems and to be honest, we mainly do that because most of our readers use… Continue reading

Save That Stuff

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Save That Stuff

How often do you order something online or sign up for something on a Web site? I’m guessing you do either of those quite often, because it’s just the way of the world these days. Almost every Web site you visit either has something you need to register for or they’re trying to get you to buy their products. It’s certainly not bad if you do this… Continue reading

Stuck Pixels

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Stuck Pixels

Do you have a new LCD monitor (or even an old one) that seems to have a “stuck” pixel on it? Let me explain a little more. It could be any point on your monitor that seems to always be a little brighter or duller looking than the rest of the colors. This isn’t uncommon, especially with brand new LCD monitors.

Why does this happen? Well, it’s… Continue reading

Windows Address Book

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Windows Address Book

Have you heard of this term before? If not this exact one, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. The Windows Address Book is basically just another way to describe the address book a lot of us use in Outlook Express. Who knew?!

It is a component of all the Windows operating systems that anyone can use to keep a list of all their contacts. It’s… Continue reading

Comfy Computer

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
When I sit at my computer for too long, my back starts to hurt and my eyes go blurry, among other aches and pains. How can I change what I’m doing so that I don’t hurt so much when I’m finished using my computer? Please help!

A:
I’m sure this is a question that has been on everyone’s mind at one time or another. If the work… Continue reading

Odds and Ends

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Odds and Ends

I was just searching online and I found some interesting articles about upcoming programs, etc. I figured for sure that most of you would be interested in them as well, so I thought I would do an “odds and ends” type of article for today’s Tip of the Day. Hope that sounds okay with everyone else as well. Here we go!

First, I’m going to talk about… Continue reading

Virtual Office

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Virtual Office

Starting a small home business has never ever been easier than it is right now. The Internet and the new technologies/services that have come along with it have made the picture so very rosy for someone who is just starting out. Of course, there’s no doubt that everyone would like a swanky office with nice looking gadgets and everything else, but let’s face it, most people aspiring to… Continue reading

HotKey Shortcuts

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Hotkey Shortcuts

Take a look at your keyboard. Do you see those keys that say F1, F2, F3 and so on? How often do you use those? If you are like most users, it’s probably once in a blue moon. Those keys are called hotkeys and today, I’m going to show you how to make those keys work to your advantage. I’ll do that by giving you the information you… Continue reading

VMWare: Virtual Machine

Friday, December 1st, 2006

VMWare: Virtual Machine

What in the world is this? Just the name of it sounds extremely confusing, but trust me, it’s really not. A virtual machine is almost exactly what it sounds like. A virtual machine is like a whole other computer that you can install on your already existing computer. To explain this more, imagine this program as an illusion. When you use it, you can touch it… Continue reading

Windows Logo Testing

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Q:
What is all this “Windows logo testing” stuff about? Please explain!

A:
Maybe you’ve already run into this and if you haven’t, you probably will sometime in the future. Either way, when it happens, you will get a message that says something like “Software has not passed Windows logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows. Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize… Continue reading

Windows Vista Update

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Q:
Do you have any updated information on Windows Vista? I’m just curious about it and would like to stay informed throughout the whole process, until it is actually released. Any news would be very much appreciated!

A:
Well, you’re in luck, because as a matter of fact, I do have some recent news on the whole Windows Vista phenomenon. Let’s take a gander at what I have… Continue reading

Microsoft Location Finder

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Microsoft Location Finder

Do you travel a lot? If so, when you go to places you’re not familiar with, do you have a hard time getting yourself (and your vehicle) back on track? Well, it happens to all of us at one point or another, so wouldn’t it be nice if you could find out exactly where you are at any given time, without having to invest in a satellite… Continue reading

Computer Batteries

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Computer Batteries

After mentioning the three categories of computer batteries that are used, I thought you all might like to know the different names of some of them that you might be using for your PC. Interested? Then come along with me! Today I’m going to talk about the LI-ION, NICAD, LI-POLYMER, NIMH and SLA battery types.

First, the LI-ION stands for Lithium Ion. This type of battery… Continue reading

Building Your Own PC

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Building Your Own PC

Well, here we are at the end of our computer building journey. This last and final article will explain everything else you need to know to finish creating your own computer. So, with no further ado, let’s get started. You won’t want to miss this last section, trust me!

Part 13

Today, we are going to go over the process of installing Windows XP. Windows XP… Continue reading

Building Your Own PC

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Building Your Own PC

Welcome back! We’re down to the wire now. These last two sections of the series will finish up what you need to do to complete your computer building project. Along with that, I will sum up everything we’ve gone over. It’s been quite a lot of information to swallow, but if you print these tips out and take your time with them, you’ll be a computer… Continue reading

Building Your Own PC

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Building Your Own PC

Did you miss me?! I told you I was going to be back to finish up the last parts of building your own computer, so I hope I didn’t keep you hanging too long. If anything at all, I’ve probably given you some time to get caught up on things, so hopefully you’re now ready to move on and finish this thing up! Here comes parts… Continue reading

Battery Types

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Battery Types

Did you know that there are three different types of batteries that can be used for computers? If you’re a computer owner who knows a lot about the little stuff, you may already know this, but if don’t or if you’re just interested, I’m here to fill you in! All computer batteries fall under three major categories: a backup battery, a bridge battery and a main battery.

The… Continue reading

Building Your Own PC

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Building Your Own PC

Ready for more on building your very own computer? We’ll get started in just a second, but first, I have good news for you today! I will be back next week to bring you even more information about completing this project. For example, we’ll talk about choosing and installing a hard drive and we’ll tie up some loose ends. So, make sure you come back next… Continue reading

Building Your Own PC

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Building Your Own PC

Are you ready for some more computer knowledge? I thought you might be. I’ve been getting some good responses from these articles and it’s great to know I’ve been able to help. Okay, let’s keep going, full force forward!

Part 5

Choosing the Right CPU

There are basically two main brands of processor manufactures: AMD and Intel. Both companies make really good processors and the performance… Continue reading

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