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Building Your Own PC

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Building Your Own PC

Are you ready for another lesson on building your very own computer? I hope you enjoyed what we went over yesterday. Today we’re going to dive into even more, so let’s get started. You’re going to love it, I promise!

Part 3

Motherboards

There are hundreds of brands and thousands of choices! How are you to ever know which one is right for you?

In… Continue reading

Building Your Own PC

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Building Your Own PC

Part 1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to build your very own computer? Well, if you’re interested in ever doing that for yourself or if you just want to learn about it, come with me on a computer journey and find out everything you’ve always wondered about! This is just the beginning of a four part series on this topic, so buckle… Continue reading

Saving the Newsletter

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Saving the Newsletter

If you are an avid WorldStart newsletter reader (which I’m pretty sure most of you are), have you ever wanted to save it? Maybe we covered some topics that you really wanted to keep on file for later use. That’s all well and good, but what about all those advertisements we include on the sides of the newsletters? What if you don’t want to save those?

Well… Continue reading

Monitors

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Q:
I’m in need of a new monitor for my desktop computer. What are all the differences between them and what should I look for?

A:
Oh, I love these sorts of questions! I like to give back to all you readers in your time of need. Obviously, the monitor is one of the biggest parts of a computer and if you’re left without one, you can’t do… Continue reading

Organize With Notepad

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Organize With Notepad

Do you use Notepad? Do you like to make lists for the things you need to get done throughout the day? Then this is the tip for you!

Okay, are you ready? This is a really cool trick! Did you know that you can use the Notepad application from Windows to write down any information you need to remember on a day to day basis? You know… Continue reading

Special Characters

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Special Characters

Have you been trying to figure out how you can make certain special characters with your computer keyboard? You know, like a cent sign or maybe a a registered trademark sign (the R with a circle around it). Both of those and more have always been on my list of “How do you do that”?!

Well, I have finally found the solutions and I am so excited to… Continue reading

Windows XP Fax Service

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Windows XP Fax Service

If you’re running Windows XP, you can finally donate that old fax machine to a local charity and use the desk space for something more valuable (like a box of doughnuts, perhaps!) Believe it or not, but an easy to use fax service is built into Windows XP already, so you can send and receive faxes from your computer.

There are a number of advantages of… Continue reading

Gdrive

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Q:
I got wind of something called the Gdrive the other day. Can you tell me anything more about what it entails?

A:
I surely can! After I received this question in my e-mail, I went right out and searched it up. Come to find out, the Gdrive is another little something Google has been working on for some time now. When Google announced the launch of Gmail… Continue reading

Laptop vs. Notebook

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Q:
I would like to buy my granddaughter a computer for her birthday. Can you tell me what the difference is between a laptop and a notebook?

A:
In all reality, laptop and notebook computers are not much different from each other. Back in the beginning years of manufacturing, laptops used to be a little less than 10 pounds and notebooks were known for being even a… Continue reading

WorldStart Tools

Friday, September 8th, 2006

WorldStart Tools

All of us staff members here at WorldStart get e-mails and phone calls every day from people having trouble with one of the features on our Web site. It’s either the software store or the newsletters or even the wallpaper. So, I thought I would just go over with you all today a little about our site. Hopefully by the end, you won’t have any more questions about… Continue reading

Bluetooth Security

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Q:
What type of security does Bluetooth offer?

A:
I’m glad you asked this question, especially since I talked about Bluetooth up above in today’s quick tip. With Bluetooth becoming a household name these days, it’s good to know what kind of security you will get along with it, if you so choose to use it someday. (If you’re still not sure about what Bluetooth is, check up… Continue reading

History of Bluetooth

Friday, September 1st, 2006

History of Bluetooth

Recently, we sold a Bluetooth headset that you could use with any media player and your cell phone, among other devices. Unfortunately, we have sold out of those, but since then, I have gotten several e-mails from people wanting to know a little more information on what Bluetooth actually is. I thought it would be neat to give you some history on this new and interesting technology.… Continue reading

Laptop Screen

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Q:
I have a laptop and just in the past few days, my screen has become very dark. I can hardly use it right now because it’s so dark. Do you have any suggestions for this?

A:
This type of thing seems to happen all the time, unless you happen to be one of the lucky laptop owners who escapes it. Even if it hasn’t happened to you… Continue reading

Uploading Items

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Q:
Can you give me some basic help on how to upload pictures?

A:
That’s an excellent question and it’s not one we have really touched on before. In case you missed it, there is a general definition of uploading in today’s quick tip up above. If you’re not sure what it means to upload, you may want to read through that first. Now, before I go any… Continue reading

Protect Your Laptop

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Protect Your Laptop

So, you have bought yourself a fancy, shiny new laptop that you have been wanting for awhile and you think you are ready to roll. Not so fast! A laptop is a complex machine and there are a lot of things you have to keep in mind when using one. I have seen a lot of people misuse them and then complain about the lack of performance… Continue reading

Instant Messaging on Your Cell Phone

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Q:
Is there any way I can use an instant messenger while on my cell phone? If so, how?

A:
That’s a very good question, because instant messaging with cell phones is one of the most popular up and coming trends of 2006. Just in case any of you aren’t sure, an instant messenger is a program designed for chatting between two or more people.

The most common… Continue reading

Troubleshooting CD Recording

Friday, August 11th, 2006

The main question for this article is, “What if I can’t get my burner to do anything”? And by anything, I basically mean recording material from your burner to a CD or DVD. Yes, that definitely can be a problem, especially since you can’t really do anything if that capability isn’t working right. So, let’s troubleshoot this problem and see what we can come up with. One more thing before… Continue reading

Get the Most Out of Your CD Burner

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Q:
How can I make sure I get the most out of my CD burner? Please give me some tips.

A:
That’s a great question, especially since I talked a little about CD burners yesterday. Hopefully all of you read yesterday’s quick tip about being able to tell if you have a burner or not. By now, you all should know if your computer has one and if… Continue reading

Calling All Game Lovers

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Calling All Game Lovers

Do you play games on your computer? Maybe that’s what you spend most of your computer time doing or maybe you squeeze in a game or two here and there. Either way, computer games are very fun to play and they can really help pass the time if you ever get bored.

So, what all kinds of games are there to play on your computer? Well… Continue reading

Laptop Travel Tips

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Q:
I own a laptop and I’m going to be taking it with me on vacation in a couple weeks. I’m traveling on an airplane and I was just wondering if you knew of any laptop travel tips.

A:
What an interesting question! Over the course of the summer, I’m sure many of you have traveled to your destinations via airplane. Am I right? I know I did… Continue reading

Video Conferencing

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Q:
Can you tell me a little about video conferencing?

A:
That’s a very interesting question and I’ve never really had anyone ask that before. I surely can give you some information on video conferencing and by the end, you may be not be able to hold yourself back from using it! Basically, video conferencing is a new technology that connects users through video and voice communications. Sound… Continue reading

Choosing an ISP

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Q:
I’m thinking about changing my ISP, but I want to make sure I find one that is reliable and can meet all my needs. What are some things I should look for?

A:
Choosing an ISP is very important, because they will have a hand in controlling all your Internet activities once you’re all hooked up and connected. There are some things you should think… Continue reading

Your Computer’s Name

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Your Computer’s Name

Have you ever wondered who’s name your computer is listed under? In all actuality, it should be registered under your own name (or maybe someone else in your family), but if you’re not completely sure, there’s a simple way you can check it out.

To see your computer’s name, go to your desktop and find the My Computer icon. Right click on that and choose Properties. This… Continue reading

EMachine vs. Other Brand Names

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Q:
Is there really any difference between an EMachine and the other computer brand names, such as Dell, HP or Compaq?

A:
This is the perfect question for anyone who is thinking about buying a new computer in the near future. If you are, you’re probably in the middle of weighing pros and cons between the different big name computer brands. You’re probably busy trying to seeing what… Continue reading

Get Me Out of Here!

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Get Me Out of Here!

Have you ever needed to boot your computer up in safe mode for some reason? Maybe you were trying to fix a problem or do some troubleshooting. Well, have you ever had it boot up in safe mode again, even when you didn’t need it to? If that has ever happened to you, here’s a little tip that will help you get “outta there” when… Continue reading

Simple Search

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Simple Search

If you’ve been following along all week, you know that we have already talked about making your computer “eye friendly” and we’ve discussed how to eliminate some of your mouse usage. We’ve done all of this to help you in seeing your computer screen better in case you have any eye troubles and we’ve gotten rid of the mouse for certain procedures, so your hand is less likely… Continue reading

Windows Automatic Updates

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Windows Automatic Updates

As you probably know, the newer versions of Windows have a feature that alerts you when there are updates available for your computer. There is usually a little message that pops up in the bottom right hand corner of your screen that tells you to use the update as soon as possible.

Well, lately I’ve been getting some e-mails from people who have had some trouble with… Continue reading

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