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Pam from Ohio asks:

“Is there anyway to use outlook express in windows 7?”

The answer to that question is “Yes and no.”

Hope that helps.

~Randal Schaffer

Not enough?

Okay, then we have to start by talking about the behemoth called “Windows Live”.

Microsoft… Continue reading

We’ve all seen and used the standard PowerPoint handouts.

Without a doubt they’re often helpful for the audience but let’s face it, there are times when you want to give your audience a bit more in a handout without actually adding that information to the slide.

Given that situation, you’ve got to wonder if there’s a… Continue reading

Better Pictures with Your Kodak Camera

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Vicki from Wisconsin asks:

When I use my Kodak program to print pictures, they always turn out so dark! Is there any way I can reset the program?

Kodak has a number of driver, firmware, and software downloads. These are each available for many products Kodak carries. Upgrading a current printing program from Kodak can often solve many issues that might be occurring. Each upgrade offers… Continue reading

Run As Administrator Keyboard Shortcut

Friday, September 10th, 2010

It’s a fact that sometimes a program in Windows needs “Administrator Rights” to open up. Thankfully Windows 7 and Vista added a feature that when you right-click on certain programs, you’ll automatically have the option to “Run as Administrator”.

Well, did you know that you can also just hold Ctrl+Shift while left clicking on a program to achieve the same effect?… Continue reading

I Write Like

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Have you ever wondered if your writing is in the same style as that of a famous writer? I have to confess that I have. So when I found this application I thought I should share it with all of you because I had a lot of fun with it.

What you do is paste a few paragraphs of text into the blank… Continue reading

Google Instant Search

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Google, ever steadfast in trying to improve everyone’s Internet experience, announced something called “Instant Search” yesterday. It’s a snazzy new feature that automatically brings up search results as you type. So, instead of pressing Enter after inputting your search string, you now just type and the results appear at the bottom. It has to be seen to be believed!

So, go over to and type something… Continue reading

Windows Game Ratings

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Ever since the bloody first-person shooter, Doom, parents have been super concerned with the content of the video games their children play. Thankfully Windows Vista and 7 have the ability to pull ratings from the Entertainment Software ratings Board (ESRB) and assign them to games you install.

Now, to check the rating of a game installed in Windows you need to open the Windows Games… Continue reading

Install Flash Player

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Norma from FL asks:
How do I download and install Flash Player? I’ve tried a few times, but it just keeps giving me an error.

Thanks for writing, Norma!

Adobe Flash Player is used to add video and animation to Web pages and is used mostly for advertisements, games, and interactivity on websites. Anyone that uses the Web needs to have Adobe… Continue reading

Selene from Georgia asks:

When are they going to discontinue Windows XP?

Good question! Microsoft designed the Windows XP operating system to work in desktop and laptop computers, as well as in media centers. It first made an appearance to the computer world in August 2001 and became one of the most popular versions of the Windows operating… Continue reading

Enable Your Guest Account in Windows 7

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Carl from Columbus asks:
I had a guest account set up in Windows XP. Is there any way to do this in Windows 7?

Note: Video may contain additional information not found in the written text.

Good question, Carl! Are you expecting any house guests this summer? Well, what if they want to use your computer and you’re a little paranoid of any… Continue reading

Software Vs. Hardware

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

John from Manahawkin, NJ asks:

I have been using a computer for over a year now, and would really like to know something: What’s the difference between software and hardware?

Very good question, John. My daughter (she’s 15) spends a lot of time on the computer and I showed her the difference between software and hardware awhile ago. It was like… Continue reading

Now that the transaction is agreeable, it is time to finalize everything. The contract is the actual written agreement between you and the seller. This is going to be the legal and binding part of purchasing a Web site that needs to be accurate. A contract is not supposed to be designed to give anyone distinct power over another. Rather, it should provide equal protection… Continue reading

Only if the shiny new Web site fits into your plan should you proceed with the transaction. The transaction of a Web site deal is the actual process of turning over property that takes place between the buyer and seller. An ideal transaction is quick and painless for both parties involved. The checklist provided below covers different aspects of a transaction that need to be… Continue reading

Wordpad Formats

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Did you know that the version of Wordpad that comes with Windows 7 has the ability to save and open text files from other word processing programs like Open Office?

Well, I didn’t!

It’s true, though! When you go to save a document, use the drop-down menu next to File name: and choose your format! .odt is for open office and .docx… Continue reading

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disk

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Here’s a quick tip on how to create a system repair disk in Windows 7. It’s handy! Continue reading

How to use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The Good Adwords Keyword tool is a free search engine optimization tool (SEO) that allows you to analyze keywords to find which are the most profitable. The Google keyword tool is made primarily for Advertisers and content publishers. The following information shows how to use the Google Adwords Tool to find the most lucrative keywords.


Step 1

Go… Continue reading

Generate a System Info Text File

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Let’s face it! Computers break down and malfunction when you least expect it. It’s something that happens to all of us, regardless of our computer skills and knowledge.

When it does happen to you, you’re left with two choices: attempt to fix it yourself or call support.

Fixing it yourself is one way to do it. However, even if you are computer-savvy… Continue reading

In the video above, Steve and Gary announce worldstart’s new video-style computer tips. Here’s a short summary of what is covered in the video.

1. Worldstart will be making new videos to supplement the text and image based computer tips and newsletter. These videos will cover many of the computer tips by giving a video demonstration of the tip. These videos will not… Continue reading

Even with a fair price, you have to ask yourself if this Web site fits into your business plan? It’s always a good idea to have a complete plan before you decide to purchase a Web site. Try to think of every possible aspect of owning a Web site. Coming up with fool-proof answers to the questions mentioned earlier will be your best defense against… Continue reading

Minesweeper Secret

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Windows XP users are going to love this one! Do you play Minesweeper? Want to impress your friends by scoring the perfect game?

Try this out:

First, close or minimize all the open programs on your desktop and open Minesweeper (should be under “games” in your Start menu).

Now type xyzzy, then hold the Shift

Now that you know the potential SEO of the Web site, you must ask yourself if the seller is asking a fair price? When purchasing virtual real estate, the price can often be a huge determining factor. There are certain questions you must first ask before making the final purchasing decision. The main questions, along with a description of why these particular questions should be… Continue reading

Now that you know the Web site revenue, you’ll have a better idea of how to increase the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) – the name for the process used to increase either the quality or the amount of traffic coming to a Web site. This traffic is gained through search results on major search engines and the closer to the top of the search results… Continue reading

Burn an ISO Image in Windows 7

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Hey, do you know what an ISO image is? Basically, it’s a ready-to-go file that can be burned to a CD or DVD, but there’s more to it – click here if you’re interested. What I’m talking about here, however, is Windows 7’s ability to burn ISO images without any extra software required!

If you have an ISO image on your computer and… Continue reading

In order to produce lucrative high quality content online, it is important to use low competition keywords. According to the SEO experts of Internet marketing, competition is the most important factor of SEO.

Unfortunately, it is not very easy to analyze the competition without having to use expensive premium keyword tools such as SEO Elite and Micro Niche Finder. Fortunately, it is possible to manually… Continue reading

Are you tired of the same old emoticons and winks that Windows Live Messenger has to offer?Well, did you know you can make your own?

Try this:

Start the Windows Live Messenger program click on the Show Menu > Tools > Emoticons.

Click on the Create Button.

1. Click the Find Image

If traffic is the life blood of your Web site, then revenue is the nourishment to sustain it. The total revenue available from purchasing a Web site needs to be broken down in order to determine how much is actually being made. This break-down also provides a visual of where changes can be made to strengthen the revenue. If you are serious about Virtual Real… Continue reading

Have you ever visited a business blog or website and seen a cool logo that you wish you had; especially one that looks like they paid an arm and a leg for? If so, you’re not alone. The great news is that you can make one yourself that looks just as sleek using programs that are most likely already on your computer! Believe it or not, you can… Continue reading

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