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Nexus Dock

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Nexus Dock is a great free program that not only helps you organize your desktop, but gives you tons of option to boot! Give this freebie a try today! Continue reading

Grammar Book

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

This Cool Site is a handy and convenient grammar guide, whether you are a native speaker or someone trying to learn how English grammar works. Dive into the various sections this awesome site has to offer and tighten your grasp on the English language today! Continue reading

We’ve all experienced times when we hover over a button on a toolbar and the Help Tip displays but then disappears so fast that we missed it.

Find yourself moving the mouse pointer off the button then back on it in an attempt to actually see what it said?

If you missed it

If you want to temporarily grant standard users elevated privileges in a Windows operating system, you can use the internal administrator account. Windows 7 and Vista come with a built-in administrator. By default, this built-in administrator is disabled. However, you can enable this account through the command line.

Move the cursor to the bottom of the screen and click the Start button.

Changing the Name on a Computer

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Terry from Sarasota asks:

A friend gave me a laptop. Her name is in the PC info and I need to know how I can delete her name and put mine in.

Terry, thanks for the question. Changing the name on your laptop is relatively easy. Follow the directions below

Online Games

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

There are plenty of times when we want to play games but are unable to install them, due to a lack of hard drive space, or perhaps because the computer belongs to an employer. After all,when free time is available at the office, good old solitaire can keep your interest for only so long. So today, let’s talk about a couple of sites where you can

Tag Friends in Facebook Status Updates

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Learn how to tag friends in your Facebook posts with this handy tip! Continue reading

Changing the Registered Owner

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I once had someone give me their “old” computer, and it had Vista on it. I changed the computer name and the system name to mine, but the name of the person who owned the computer before I did (the registered owner) kept popping up (in addition to mine). I figured it would be easy to change, but it wasn’t. And I couldn’t find out how to change the registered… Continue reading

Help Us Help You

Monday, January 17th, 2011

In almost all aspects of life, knowledge is vital. The more that you know, the more you can learn, and the easier it will be for someone to help you.

This applies if you are trying to learn a new recipe, getting your car repaired, or asking a question at Worldstart.com. With that in mind, I would like to offer some suggestions for information that you… Continue reading

Avast Free Antivirus

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I’ve been an AVG antivirus user for several years now, and will probably continue to use it on my own computers. However, after having some problems installing the latest version of AVG on someone else’s XP computer, I decided to try Avast instead. That’s one the beauties of the abundance of freeware available today. If you’re having problems with an uncooperative program, you can… Continue reading

Joy of Baking

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Joy of Baking



This site is my new guilty pleasure. I adore baking and the recipes here are just fantastic! I could easily make it my New Year’s resolution to bake the Top 40 Recipes from 2010, but I’m going to restrain myself and only bake things that

Using the Clipboard in MS Office

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

MS Office 2007 & 2010: I Thought That the Clipboard Could Hold More Than One Item?

You’re right – it can…
you were used to accessing something like this via the Edit menu in older
versions of MS Office:

A clipboard pane where all
the items that have been copied or cut, are stacked in a list… Continue reading

Regular PC Maintenance Tips

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Juan, from Albuquerque NM asks:

I like to perform monthly maintenance on my PCs and I’d like some advice from you regarding getting this task done? I’m using windows Vista and 7. I already clear temp files, cookies, and other basic items.



Juan, maintaining your computer is like maintaining a car. The more you look after it, the better it will run… Continue reading

In the News 1-12-11

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

This week: Cool gadgets that are “in the news”.



A refrigerator to tweet about?


Did you ever find yourself standing at the refrigerator thinking about how much you would love to tweet someone about what you are about to eat?

I am not joking.

Samsung has… Continue reading

Indoor photography without a flash can be a challenging task. Particularly, if you have a point and shoot that has limited capabilities. These nifty tips should enable you to capture arresting portraits of people.

1. Go natural. Nothing like the light from the windows and doors to get the perfect light and shade you need on your subject. What’s… Continue reading

Using Windows Snipping Tool with Word

Monday, January 10th, 2011

In Windows 7, when using the Snipping tool, (one of the greatest features of Win 7), I can copy the snippet OK and place it in MS Word, but I cannot place the object right or center nor can I text wrap around the object. Any ideas?



Back in the days before the introduction of Windows 7 and Vista, if you wanted to take a picture… Continue reading

Website Safety Check

Monday, January 10th, 2011

I received an email from one of our readers about URL Void, a website she’d discovered that checks website safety, and I thought it was worth passing along to you.

At URL Void, just type an internet address (URL) into the field, click the Scan Now button and, within seconds, a report on the site comes back.… Continue reading

Web Sudoku

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Web Sudoku



My mom loves Sudoku! I was searching the net to find her more places where she could play. I really liked this site’s version, so I thought I’d share it with all of you too!

It comes in four different languages, with four different difficulty levels, and they’ve even included variations (I love the JigSawDoku!).… Continue reading

Add Information to Excel Formulas

Friday, January 7th, 2011

MS Excel: A Little Something
More to Say

Ever find yourself working
on an Excel formula and wondering how in the world the person you’re handing
this off to will ever understand some of the more complex calculations?

Short of writing lengthy
documentation, or spending a whole lot of time walking them through things piece
by piece, there… Continue reading

Tiling Windows in XP

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

We recently ran a tip about how to show multiple windows side by side in Vista and Windows 7 (click here for a look at that tip). However, many of our readers wanted to be able to accomplish this on their XP computers.

This is called tiling, and it can be done either vertically or horizontally. For this demonstration, vertical tiling was used. Depending on whether you… Continue reading

Nickelodeon Games

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Nickelodeon Games

Winter brings with it snow days, holiday breaks, and at times bored children. I think that this site can alleviate their boredom on any of those occasions.

I will warn you that on older or slower systems, these games may take some time to load. You will also need to have the latest version of… Continue reading

Read.gov

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Read.gov

Welcome to Read.gov – a site dedicated to encouraging reading by people of all ages. On the left hand side of the page, you’ll find links that break up the site by age level: Kids, Teens, Adults, and then Educators & Parents. That is a great way to get started browsing. Beneath those categories you’ll find even more categories under resources.… Continue reading

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is a nice way to further clean up your computer. It is designed to find duplicate files on your computer that are taking up valuable space. It has the ability to search for many different types of files such as: image, audio, video, archived, and application files.

Not only is this program really useful, but it is really easy… Continue reading

Switching Views in OpenOffice Impress

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


When we create presentations,
the software can show us a variety of views – we can see each slide in
the Normal view for editing, we can access an Outline view of our presentation
content, there’s the Notes view where we can add our extra info that doesn’t
go to the audience… well, you get the idea.

There are a variety of… Continue reading

Customizing Desktop Icons

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Rosa from Oregon writes:

Is there any way to change an icon to something other than what Windows has? Do you know of any good sites where I could get some?

Hi, Rosa! I, too, like different kinds of icons.

There are sites where you can

Windows 7 Memory Diagnostics Utility

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011


If you suspect that your computer has a memory issue, but it’s not being detected automatically, it’s best to make use of the Windows Memory Diagnostics utility that’s built-in to Windows 7.

Here’s how to access it:

Click Start, and in the Search Box type mdsched.exe. You can then either hit the Enter key or click the mdsched icon that appears… Continue reading

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