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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

Windows 98/SE/ME Support Gone

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Windows 98/SE/ME Support Gone

Have you heard the news? Microsoft recently announced that the support for the Windows 98, 98 Second Edition (SE) and Millennium (ME) versions expired on July 11, 2006 (which was Tuesday of this week). This means that Microsoft is cutting off any public and technical support to its customers from now on. This expiration also includes security updates.

The reason Microsoft is doing this is basically… Continue reading

Computer No Nos

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Computer No Nos

Have you ever committed a computer no no? I’m sure we all have at one time or another, but we really should watch ourselves from here on out. To help you pinpoint a computer no no, here are a few things you should never do with your computer. With this list, maybe you can stop yourself in the act next time something comes up!

First of all… Continue reading

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

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