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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

John from Turlock, CA writes: In Yahoo Maps, how do you set the Default location? Currently Stockton CA is the location that the site opens to. Answer: Here’s how to do it, John: Continue reading

Mozilla has decided to hold off on a plan to automatically block third-party cookies by default with a patch in Firefox 22. Many advertisers had complained saying that blocking cookies would damage small business. Continue reading

Google is now offering its own streaming music service called All Access. The service is available for Android phones and tablets and for the web. Continue reading

Don from Illinois writes: I recently purchased a HP desktop with Windows 8. When I go to a site that says remember me and check that option and come back to that site it does not remember me. Also when I check save preferences or other items on a site it does not remember them next time I visit the site. Is there anyway to fix this. With XP I didn’t have this problem. Continue reading

Rick from TN writes: When there’s an update for AVG, Firefox, etc., I click on download and the little box comes up asking if I want to save the file. When I click on it, nothing happens. The box that usually appears in the upper left hand corner where the green line goes across and then you click in it twice doesn’t show up anymore thereby nothing gets downloaded. Have any ideas as to what may be wrong? Thanks. Continue reading

Luis from Puerto Rico writes: How do I block an intruder in my WiFi? Great question Luis! It’s very important to secure your home WiFi network and it’s equally important to make sure you are secure when you use a public WiFi network. This is the perfect opportunity to toot our horn here at WorldStart. Did you know we have thousands and thousands of articles on our website full of useful information? If you have a question, consider going to worldstart.com and searching the topic. Continue reading

How Do I Clear My E-mail Password?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Mary from Phoenix, AZ writes: Help, when my husband was signing into our email account, he accidentally put the password along with the email address. So when I go and sign in a box comes up with the email address and password, how do I delete this, or do we need to make up another new password? To delete it once, you simply need to highlight the text, hit delete and then enter the correct information. But to keep the wrong password from popping up every time, you need to stop your browser from remembering the incorrect information. Continue reading

Question: Hi! I would like your help on how I can set a timer like they do at the Public Library with their computers so that when my kids turn on the PC it will shut off or prevent them from using it after a certain time. Can you help me? If you’re using Windows, you can control a variety of settings for the kids. Continue reading

Hilda writes: I have recently bought a Chromebook and I just can’t figure out how to do the downloads. I am not that computered with these things. I have no idea how to download games or programs and photos. Hopefully you can figure out what I”m talking about. Sincerely, Hilda. Continue reading

Tired of watching those commercials that run before videos online? A new service called SkipIt lets you bypass some of those commercials, but it’s going to cost you. Continue reading

Why does my URL text become garbled?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Abner from Boynton Beach, FL writes: Whenever I type a URL, instead of the letters I wanted to insert, I get a garbled set of letters that resemble nothing I entered or anything else that make sense. Answer: An add-on is likely the culprit, here’s how to find the one responsible. Continue reading

IKE from Sterling, AK writes: How fast does high speed Internet access have to be to watch Internet TV without waiting for buffering? I have DSL but have to wait for loading and buffering to watch YouTube videos. Continue reading

Tony from New York City writes: I use a desktop computer with OS Vista and IE 9. On some websites, I am told that I am using an out dated browser. I am using the latest browser for Vista. Do you know why I am getting this message and what can I do about it? One site in particular, AMC, does not even let me use at all because it says my browser is too old! Continue reading

Question: How do I get rid of the commercials that play before I watch a video online? – Thomas Continue reading

Twitter Launches #music Service

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Social networking site Twitter has launched a new music service called #music. The service mines people’s activity on Twitter to find out which songs are the most popular and to find new artists who are rising in popularity. Continue reading

Need a feed reader to replace Google Reader? This tip explains how to quickly export all your Google Reader subscriptions to a different RSS feed reading program. Continue reading

Question: I’ve been receiving an-email newsletter for several years and suddenly two weeks ago, they stopped coming. I went to the website to sign up for the newsletter again, but it says that I am already subscribed. What’s going on? Answer: The most likely culprit is that the spam filter for you e-mail service or program decided that the newsletter looked like a piece of unwanted junk mail or spam. Here’s how to fix it. Continue reading

Flixster Now Available On Xbox Live

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Popular movie app Flixster is now available to Xbox LIVE subscriber in the United States. Users will also have access to their UltraViolet movie collections and access to movie rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster joins Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, epix, ESPN, GameSpotTV, Hulu Plus, Netflix and other video services along with multiple music services and, of course, games. Continue reading

Google Fiber – Google’s super-high speed internet service which is so far available in the Kansas City area – is taking on Cable and Satellite providers by adding a long list of premium channels to the list of service available. Continue reading

Firefox Autofill Not Working

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

I started using Foxfire and have a problem. Using Explorer my standard fill in forms retained my data and all I had to do was click to pull it up. With Fox Firefox only some forms will retained the data. Do I have a switch set wrong? If so how to I fix it. Firefox HELP has not given me an answer. Continue reading

Changing ISP: How To Forward E-Mail

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Roy from Texas writes: I am considering changing my ISP which will change my email address. I know I can notify all my mail contacts but there are other places, all of which I probably don’t know. Is there an easy way to redirect mail to my new provider until I get everyone notified? Continue reading

More and more Americans are saying goodbye to watching traditional television. Are you ready to cut the cord to the antenna, satellite and cable to become a Zero TV home? Continue reading

Richard asks: When I tag a photo of someone on Facebook, it won’t go to their site. How do I fix this? Answer: If I understand you correctly, when you tag someone in a photo, you’d like it to post on their News Feed or Timeline. Here’s how it works… Continue reading

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