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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

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

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