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Microphone Lesson

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Microphone Lesson

Have you ever wanted to talk to your friends through your computer? I don’t mean through typing in an instant messaging program. I’m talking about your actual speaking voice. If that sounds good to you, then listen up!

If your computer doesn’t already have an integrated microphone (a lot of older computers aren’t going to have one), you can just go out and purchase an external microphone to… Continue reading

Copy Protection

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Copy Protection

Have you ever purchased a music CD (or any other CD or a DVD) in hopes of making some extra copies for your friends or family members? Well, despite how “wrong” some people think that might be, it happens all the time. Some people look at it as they bought the CD with their money and they should be able to do whatever they want with the CD.… Continue reading

Installing a PCI Card

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Installing the PCI Card

Have you ever purchased some type of a PCI card for your computer? Well, if you have, you may have run into some trouble with the installation process. Although it’s not very hard to install a PCI card, it can sometimes be confusing. So, here is your PCI card guide.

Before we go into anything else, PCI stands for Peripheral Connect Interface. PCI cards are the… Continue reading

Windows Vista

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Q:
I’ve heard some rumors about a new version of Windows coming out soon. Is there anything you can tell me about that?

A:
Yes, these rumors have been floating around for awhile now. Microsoft’s new operating system, to be named Windows Vista, is fast approaching, so here is some information about it and what you can expect when it finally arrives.

Windows Vista is going to be… Continue reading

Windows History

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Q:
I was just wondering about the history of Windows. When did it all get started? Do you have any facts you can share?

A:
There are some pretty interesting facts available out there today. This is a little different question than we normally get, but it’s kinda fun, so let’s learn about the history of Windows!

You use your computer every day and your Windows operating system… Continue reading

Be A Master Typist

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Be A Master Typist

So, what kind of a typist are you? Are you a touch type or a hunt and peck type? It doesn’t matter which way you type, but either way you do it, you can always improve.

First of all, a touch type typist is one who can type with a keyboard without having to look down at the keys. It may sound harder than it really… Continue reading

Change the Link Bar

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Change the Link Bar

I’m back for one more FrontPage tutorial, so let’s get started! Today I am going to talk about changing the appearance of the link bar on your Web pages. Out of all the themes that are available in FrontPage, there may be a certain one that you just absolutely love. But, there’s one problem. You don’t like the way the link bar looks with it. What… Continue reading

FrontPage Basics

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Q:
You keep talking about FrontPage, but can you give a basic overview of the program? I think I would like to get it to start my own Web site, but I would just like a little more of a description about it first.

A:
I thank you for asking this because it would have been really smart to do this way before we even started the FrontPage… Continue reading

Add New Pages

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Add New Pages

Good news! I’m back for a couple more FrontPage tutorials for you. If you were with me last time when we went over the beginnings of FrontPage, templates, editing and customizing, inserting photos, editing the link bar and feedback, you might just be ready for some more! You’re probably pretty far along with your Web sites… Continue reading

CD ROM Tray Mishaps

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Q:
My CD ROM tray keeps opening by itself at random times. What’s going on?

A:
There are a few reasons why this could be happening. Sometimes this sort of thing happens because of a hardware malfunction. There could have been a problem right from the very beginning when you purchased your computer or something may have happened after the fact. The tray could simply be out of… Continue reading

Wireless Hotspot Safety

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Q:
How can I keep my wireless system safe while I am using a hotspot connection?

A:
That is an excellent question, especially since we went over getting connected at a WiFi hotspot yesterday. Of course, the next thing you would need to know is how to keep your system safe while you’re there. Keeping safe and secure at a hotspot is similar to keeping safe while using… Continue reading

Hotspot Connection

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Q:
I’m an avid wireless user, but I’ve been having trouble getting connected to the Internet when I go to a free WiFi hotspot. Do you have any idea what I am doing wrong?

A:
So, you have mastered using wireless in your home and you want to try it at the local coffee shop, which has a free WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) hotspot. You turn on… Continue reading

Printer Friendly

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Printer Friendly

Did you know that all of WorldStart’s tips have a Printer Friendly version along with them? Well, if you didn’t before, now you do! No matter what tip you’re looking at in our archives, you will find a printer friendly version for it. When you find a tip you want to read, click on it and a new page will appear on your screen… Continue reading

Google Talk

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Google Talk

Here’s another quick Google tip for you! Are you an instant messenger (IM) addict? Or maybe, if you’re away from home, it’s the cheapest way for you to stay in touch with your friends and family? But, you hate how instant messengers are always introducing new features that you don’t even need! You may like using a messenger, but you sure wish they could be better.

Well, fret… Continue reading

Google Reader

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Google Reader

Are you someone who is fascinated by the concept of RSS feeds? Do you constantly find yourself saying that RSS is the best thing invented since DVDs? Then Google has something in store for you!

Google launched a Web based Ajax RSS reader late last year, named Google Reader. To access the reader, you need to have your Google account e-mail and password handy. If you… Continue reading

Google Tips

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Google Tips

Google is by far the most popular search engine on the planet. I think Santa Claus even uses Google to search the names of kids who have been good or bad! However, most people don’t really use Google to the extent they can. People would just rather type in their search query and expect Google to guess what exactly is on their mind. So, here are five little… Continue reading

Google SMS

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Q:
I’ve been hearing about this new text service that allows you to search the Web on your cell phone. Can you tell me more about it?

A:
I’m glad you asked! I’ve just recently heard about this too and it’s super cool. This is the perfect time to share it with all of you. The service you have heard about it called Google SMS (Short Message Service)… Continue reading

Laptop Buying Guide 2

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Laptop Buying Guide – Part 2

Welcome back to the second part of your very own laptop buying guide. If you’re one of the many people who are looking into buying a laptop, hopefully yesterday’s article helped you narrow down your choice a little more. With all of that being said, today we’re going to continue by talking about different types of drives you may need for your laptop, how… Continue reading

Laptop Buying Guide – Part 1

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Laptop Buying Guide – Part 1

Have you been thinking about getting a new computer and maybe you’re leaning more toward a laptop? Well, if you are and you’re wondering some comparisons, different types, etc., this tip is for you. This is a two part tip all about laptops. It will give you some helpful information about laptops and it help you know what to look for when you go… Continue reading

Creating a Basic Animation

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Creating a Basic Animation

Have you ever wished you could create a simple animation to share with your friends or to add to your Web site? Well, believe it or not, but it’s a fairly simple process once you get the hang of it. This tutorial will walk you through the steps, so let’s get started!

The first thing you will need is some sort of animation software and preferably… Continue reading

Guide to FTP

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Guide to FTP

If you are an avid Web site designer and you are thinking about making the transition between free hosting and shared hosting, or simply to a more advanced Web host, you may find an FTP server to be much more efficient than a simple online uploader. FTP is short for File Transfer Protocol. The FTP program allows people to upload and download files from the Internet by… Continue reading

Search For Lost Friends

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Q:
I lost touch with one of my good friends and I don’t have her address or phone number anymore. Is there any way I can search for that type of information on the Internet?

A:
There are several Web sites available today that can offer up this sort of information. If you’ve ever lost touch with an

Reverse Lookup

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Reverse Lookup

Have you ever used an online search database to find old friends or other people you’ve lost touch with? Maybe you’d like to call them up and chat, but you don’t have their phone number. Or maybe you need to find someone’s address so you can send them a birthday card. If any of these scenarios ring true, you can start using a nifty little feature that most… Continue reading

Paint Fun

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Do you know about the Paint program? Well, if you don’t, you should, because it’s very cool! To get to it, go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Paint. A page will appear with a white box. That is your drawing board.

You can use the tools on the left side to create different pictures. Use the File menu to open a new

Web Site Feedback

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Web Site Feedback

Today is the last of the FrontPage tutorials and I must say I’ve enjoyed our time together. I hope you all have learned something as well and I hope your Web site design and creation is well on its way!

The last thing I’m going to explain is feedback. As you all may know, feedback is generally the information you get from someone who has viewed your… Continue reading

Edit the Link Bar

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Edit the Link Bar

We only have a couple more FrontPage tutorials left, so I hope that you all have learned something from all of this. Today, we’re going to work on editing the link bar. The link bar is the set of items you have listed on your page that each have their own links to go out to the different pages of your Web site. You may have… Continue reading

Buying Locations

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Q:
I’ve been wanting to buy some new software for my computer, but I’m not sure of the best place to buy it. What are some of the things I should consider?

A:
When you are buying new software, hardware or even a new computer, you have a few choices of buying locations to choose from. Of course, you can by from a local retailer or from the… Continue reading

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