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WorldStart Tech Tips 2014-07-29

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Quick Tip

Allen writes:

I have Hotmail but I didn’t know this feature (Office Online Apps) was on Outlook for free. I have an old version of Microsoft office I use now. Is there a downside to using Word, Excel and PowerPoint On line with Outlook?

As I wrote in a previous tip, you can use Office Apps for free online with an or other Microsoft account.  One downside is that you have to have an Internet connection in order to access the apps and use them. Also, these apps are not as fully functional as the full Microsoft Office Suite.

But for everyday documents and spreadsheets, they work pretty well.

~ Cynthia

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Tired of Gross, Smudge-Covered Screens?

Always Hunting For a Pen?

Wish You Could Have An LED Light Anywhere?


ONE DEVICE: Stylus - Ballpen - LED LIGHT!

Precision Writing, Pristine Screens, & Awesome LED Power!

Everything You Need & It Fits Right In Your Pocket!

You're Gonna Keep These ALL Over Your Home!

Cell Phones, iPods, iPhones, Tablets, ANYTHING...

Plus Paper, Notepads, or Sticky Notes TOO!

Any Screen, Any Paper, ANYTIME!


Pen and Stylus... COMBINED!

Have you ever been sitting there, fighting with your phone, just trying to dial in the right numbers? But the touchscreen buttons are too small, your fingers are too big, or the phone just seems not to want to listen to you?

Or maybe you noticed that after just a couple uses, your touchscreen device is COVERED from top to bottom in nasty smudges that look awful and get your screen blurry!

Oh, and scratches? Those are PERMANENT DAMAGE!

And how many times have you been out-and-about, ready to write a check, note, sign something... only to realize YOU HAVE NO PEN! It's infuriating!

Let's not forget how often you're DYING to find a flashlight, too! Whenever you need one, they all seem to disappear!



It's a capactive touchscreen stylus , plus a smooth and precise pen!

And to top it all off, there's an LED light built right in! SWEET!

How has nobody ever thought of this before?!

If you've never used a stylus on your touchscreen device... you're in for a HUGE TREAT!

All those times you couldn't quite hit the right button, couldn't get your phone to "feel right", or were just fed up with all the oily smudges all over... NO MORE! They are PROBLEMS OF THE PAST!

And if you're gonna carry a stylus around... why not make it a pen too?

All of your writing needs = fully covered!

The stylus end is covered in a rubber-tip which glides smoothly across your touchscreen! And because of it's soft-rubber texture, it won't risk scratching your screen!

No smudges? No scratches? FINALLY!

Lightweight Design - Yep! This thing is light as a feather (but still feels solid as stone in your grip) for the perfect touch! Whether you're writing on paper or on your phone... you're gonna LOVE this!

That grip is comfy as a pillow, too!

There's a lot of stylus designs out there... but none of them come CLOSE to this! Not only does it FEEL like a real pen... IT IS ONE!

And to top it all off... if you buy one during this INCREDIBLE limited-time deal... YOU GET ONE FREE!


I know it sounds insane (and maybe it is!) These crazy stylus-and-pen-all-in-one are only $4.97 and if you BUY ONE, YOU GET A SECOND FREE!

Grab 'em here!

PS - These are a special offer for a short time only! Grab yours QUICK before they're all gone! And Wednesday  the price goes up to $8.97!!


Computers 101

Emmy from Australia writes:
How can I take my signature of my Yahoo mail? At the end of each email I send out my phone numbers go with every email and my name. How can I change that in the Yahoo mail system. As you can see when you get this email that my contact numbers appear.  I want to take them away but don’t know how to do that in the Yahoo mail system.
Emmy, first I’m going to explain how an e-mail signature works in Yahoo! Mail for those who aren’t familiar with it and then I’ll show you how to delete yours. An email signature is really just some text inserted at the end of each e-mail. It could include your name or phone numbers or a website or maybe a quote you’d like to share.
Here’s how to add it in Yahoo! Mail. Go to the inbox and click the Settings icon. Then choose Settings from the drop-down menu.
Choose Writing email from the menu at the left.
You’ll see the option to add a signature. This signature will be displayed at the end of every e-mail that you send.
From the drop-down menu you can choose to add a plain text or a rich text signature.
A text box will open and you can type your signature. You can also choose a font, make the text bold or italic and change the color and alignment of the text or add a link to a website.
When you are satisfied with the result, just click save.  If you no longer wish to have a signature, just click that drop-down menu next to signature and choose “Don’t use a signature” and click save.
If you just want to remove the signatures from just some e-mails,  compose the e-mail, highlight your signature in the message and delete it.
Hope that helps.
~ Cynthia

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On The Move

Jim from Oroville, California writes:

I sync my Outlook Calendar & Contacts in my PC, to my iPhone and iPad. I recently upgraded both to iOS7, and now I can’t sync either device to Outlook. Am I doing something wrong, or is it the new Apple iOS?

You’re not the only one who’s been having trouble with iOS7 and Outlook sync! Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on how to fix it. Here are a few strategies that have worked for others, though.

1. Disable syncing with Outlook from your iPhone and iPad, then turn it back on. To disable, go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then tap your Exchange or account.

Turn all of the sliders to the off position, leave them off for a few minutes, and ...

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From The Archives

Windows 8.1 File History: A Realtime Backup Tool

One of the cool features of Windows 8.1 is File History. Once activated, it archives older versions of your files automatically. Now it’s not a total system backup, but it does archive your documents, photos, music and videos.

Here’s how to use it. You’ll need to have an external drive of some kind hooked up to your computer to do this. You could also use a flash drive.

Either just start typing control panel on the Metro/Modern Screen or open the Search Charm and type control panel. Select Control Panel  from the results.

Then choose Save backup copies of your files with File History.


Turn File History On.

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Today's Feature

BeFunky Photo Editor: Filters & Effects

I’ve recently introduced you to BeFunky Photo Editor, a fun and free online program you can use on your PC. I’ve also showed you how you can use its tools to touch up portraits. In this article we’ll look at the filters and effects you can apply to jazz up your images. You’ll find many of these filters and effects on apps for smartphones, but BeFunkly also lets you edit on your PC.

If you aren’t familiar with BeFunky, you’ll want to read my first two articles: BeFunky – Fun, Free Photo Editing For Your PC and Touching Up Portraits With BeFunky Photo Editor.

We will start this article assuming that you already have a basic knowledge of BeFunky and how to open a photo.

Now you’re ready to play and add some special effects. Select the icon that looks like a magic wand on the left.

You’ll see a menu with a large selection of filters you can scroll through.

Let’s choose an effect. We’ll go with...

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Amanda's Coolsite

Ministry Of Clouds

When I was a little girl one of the many things I wanted to be was a painter. I wanted to work in water colors and the only thing I wanted to paint was the sky. Today, I still have a longing to do that from time to time, especially when my breath is stolen by a glorious sunset or the way the light fills the sky and hits the trees on my drive to work. I am not the only person who finds enormous beauty in the sky, the Ministry of Clouds is a collective that is devoted to sharing the beauty of the sky. 

When you arrive at the site you’ll find navigation on the top right with the categories Home, About, Original Work Archive, and Follow the Clouds, but I’d recommend checking those out later and just diving into the content featured on the main page.

The posts featured on the main page are dated with the most entry as of my last visit being July 14th.  Once you’ve clicked into an entry you can just use the arrows on either side of the article to navigate back and forth through them.

What you’ll find is a collective art – paintings, photographs, knotwork, and even multimedia pieces!  

There’s nothing left to do but check it out for yourself!


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One More Big Deal

I am so excited to offer you this amazing kitchen gadget that not only saves water and energy, but gets your dishes and pans cleaner that they've ever been before.

You saw the fantastic user ratings and the rave review from Cook's Illustrated Magazine above. Let me tell you, that really impressed me.

Those guys are brutal when they review kitchen gadgets, so when something gets their Highly Recommended ranking, it has to be great.

My only problem is I don't know what to tell you about first: How much water and energy it will save you or how amazingly clean your dishes will be!

Let's start with the money $$$

Studies show that rinsing dishes under running water for only five minutes before you put them in the dishwasher wastes up to 25 GALLONS OF WATER every time you pre-rinse.

In a year that adds up to more than 9,000 GALLONS!  Not to mention the the money you spend on gas or electricity to heat that water. TALK ABOUT POURING MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN! But you don't want dishes coming out of the dishwasher with food still crusted on. Because then you've wasted water and energy washing them.

Dish Squeegee to the rescue!

This amazing flexible silicon tool quickly removes even the crustiest baked on food WITHOUT USING A DROP OF WATER!

Plus, because it's silicon it won't damage Teflon or other delicate surfaces.

There's nothing worse than scratching an expensive pan. I have one of those enameled Dutch ovens and I accidentally took the finish off the inside while trying to pry loose some stubborn baked on tomato sauce.

Let me tell you... I was mad. That thing cost more than my first car! (Well, almost!) 

Crusty lasagna pans, sticky mixing bowls, caked-on casserole dishes... This takes care of them all.

Because the Dish Squeegee is flexible silicone, it works on hard-to clean surfaces like Bundt pans. No water needed! Seriously. Why pay to wash your dishes twice? 

Can you afford to pour 9,000 gallons of water down the drain every year?

But even if you're made out of money and don't mind paying for the water, you need the Dish Squeegee because your dishes will get sparkling clean in much less time.

You don't need a dishwasher to appreciate Dish Squeegee!

Why hurt your arms scraping off a caked-on mess when Dish Squeegee dispatches the gunk in seconds? And the special ergonomic design is easy on your hands!

You could soak your pots and pans in the sink and end up with a nasty soup of old food... Why not put it in the garbage when it belongs? The less clean-up the better.

Oh, and don't worry about cleaning up Dish SqueeGee! It's dishwasher safe, so pop it right in there with your soon-to-be sparkling dishes!

Dish Squeegee saves you thousands of gallons of water and your dishes and pans will be cleaner than they've ever been!

But the best part is the price: Only $5.97 ! Stop pouring money down the drain! Click the store link below to put one or more of these in your cart.

You know our deals don't last long, but I can't imagine there will be any of these left on Wednesday , but if there are, the price jumps back to $9.97 !


Monthly Wallpaper

July Wallpaper Is Ready!

The featured desktop wallpaper for July is ready to go. Check out the featured images below and stop by the site - hundreds to choose from!

All can be found here and are 100% free:

Oh, and if you enjoy these images, please tell your friends!

Perfect Pounce

I really love coyotes. I know, not everyone is a fan, but I can’t help it – they’re one of my favorite animals. I think the reason for this favoritism might stem from my admiration of the aerial pounce they sometimes use when pursuing prey. Their approach is decidedly cat-like in its execution and incredibly graceful to watch. For example…(More)

Stormy Sunset At Sleeping Bear

Talk about a last chance! We had been trying for three days to get something – anything – at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It doesn’t seem to be a great morning location, so that left us with just three chances - one for each evening we were there. The first evening saw...(More)


The waterfall you see in the photo is the final plunge for Chapel Creek before it empties into Lake Superior. It always makes an interesting cut through the sand – but – you just never quite know what path it’ll take. Most of the time, it likes to wind off to the right, but a gale force weather event pushed the sand back in, making the new cut anybody’s guess. Even with that wildcard in mind, I decided to...(More)

For these and other great selections of desktop wallpaper, head to:

As always, the wallpaper is 100% free, so enjoy!

PS - I also want to thank all the people who helped support the wallpaper with a voluntary contribution over the last few months. Your support helps to keep the wallpaper comin' every month! THANK YOU!



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