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Archive for the ‘Using The Internet’ Category



Sue keeps getting a Shockwave Flash error and she wants to know why. We check out some solutions. Continue reading

New research from Nielsen shows that Tweeting can lead to higher ratings for TV shows. Continue reading

Script Error In Internet Explorer

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Ever get this message: “A script on this page is causing IE to run slowly. If it continues to run, your computer might become unresponsive.” Learn how to fix it. Continue reading

Smartbar Has Stopped Working Error

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

“Smartbar has stopped working” error. What it means and what steps you need to take. Continue reading

Can I Put A Photo On My Browser Home Page?

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Robert would like to add an image to his very plain Att.net homepage. We show him how. Continue reading

Elayne is looking for the Google Chrome Toolbar. We explain how to get those functions back. Continue reading

Usage Caps On E-Mail?

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

John has unlimited download privileges with his IP. He wants to know what the rules are for other providers. We check it out. Continue reading

An Instagram Account You Need To Follow

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

See spectacular shots of America the Beautiful on the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Instagram account. Continue reading

Secure and Nonsecure pop-ups causing a problem in Windows XP? We’ve got the solution. Continue reading

Google Glass isn’t available to the general public yet, but Google is already banning certain kinds of apps. Continue reading

Wayne’s traveling in an RV for the summer and wants to find a service provider to keep his laptop connected all over the country. We check out his options. Continue reading

Display Insecure Content

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Are you getting an annoying message in Internet Explorer that says “Only secure content is displayed”? You can get rid of that by changing your Internet Explorer security options. Continue reading

Windows 8 features two versions of Internet Explorer. I’ll explain why and look at some differences between the two. Continue reading

Calm.com Helps You Reduce Stress

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Meditation can be great for our health. Calm.com is a handy site that helps you get started. Continue reading

Caroline can’t find her Firefox bookmarks. We explain how to restore them from the automatic backup file. Continue reading

How do you close down the e-mail and social media accounts of a deceased loved one? We’ll explain the steps for putting their digital affairs in order. Continue reading

Help! How Do I Update Java?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Not sure how to update Java in Firefox? We’ve got a step-by-step walk-through to make sure it’s up-to-date and enabled. Continue reading

Spam From Friends? WHY?!

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you getting spam e-mails from friends? The good news is that they’re not really from your friends. The better news is that you can stop them in their tracks. Continue reading

My iPad has stopped allowing me to download updates or purchases – I get a message box that says I cannot connect to the American site I need to reconnect to the Canadian site. How do I do this? Continue reading

Why Can’t I See My Outlook.com E-mail?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Having issues viewing your Outlook.com e-mail or other programs? One possible solution is to clear your browser’s cache. Continue reading

Google Maps – Webcams!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

I’m taking a trip down south here in a couple weeks, so (like I always do) I went to Google Maps to have a gander at where I’ll be going. Wait until you see what I found… Continue reading

C.L. from Ohio asks: I see Facebook has hastags now, just like Twitter. If I use a hashtag, can anyone see my post or still just my friends? Hashtags – denoted by the # key in front of a word – are a popular way to categorize and search on social media. But can just anyone see your posts? Continue reading

How Do I Get A WiFi Password?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Harry from Auburn, CA writes: I get a strong WiFi signal in my apt, how do I get the password? Thanks, Harry. Answer: I will assume you don’t mean the WiFi signal generated by your own router. In that case you would be the person who set the password. But if you’re just trying to use a secure WiFi network that your computer is detecting in your apartment, you would get the password by … Continue reading

The days of breaking out a photo album at a family get- together have passed and been replaced by sharing photos online with friends and family. One of the popular choices to share images online is Flickr, the free online photo sharing website run by Yahoo. Recently Flickr announced some exciting… Continue reading

Facebook Graph Warning: Is It True?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Susan from Ohio writes: I just got this on Facebook. Is it true? Will it work? “FACEBOOK HAS CHANGED THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS ONCE MORE!!! DUE TO THE NEW GRAPH APP ANYONE ON FACEBOOK (INCLUDING OTHER COUNTRIES) CAN SEE YOUR PICTURES, LIKES, AND COMMENTS. The next 2 weeks I will be posting this, and please once you have done it please post DONE! Susan, it’s not accurate and it won’t work. Continue reading

Five Great Free Downloads

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Five great free downloads of everything from a complete office suite to an image editor. Check them out! Continue reading

Ken from Greer,S.C. writes: You guys and gals at World Start are great when it comes to electronics so I hope you can answer my question. I like to share videos (like YouTube) on Facebook and especially in email. When I click on a video link I receive via email it goes straight to big screen and begins playing. When I share from YouTube it goes to the YouTube page with the smaller version. How do I get the link to go to full screen and auto play? Continue reading

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