WorldStart Tech Tips 2016-06-29
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How To Find Mcrosoft Edge In Windows 10
I asked for your Windows 10 questions. This reader wants to know how to locate the Edge browser. “Can’t seem to find the new Windows 10 Browser — Edge. How do I “turn it on”?? Otherwise, I like Windows 10.”
Here’s how to find Edge: If you see the Edge icon on your desktop, click it. It looks very similar to the Internet Explorer icon but is a slightly different color of blue.
Or you can type Microsoft Edge into the Start Menu search box and click on the results.
Or click All Apps in the Start Menu and scroll down to M for Microsoft Edge.
We get asked all the time "How can I extend my WiFi signal through my home?" or "How can I make my signal strong enough so my iPad picks it up upstairs?" You could try an antenna for your PC, but that won't work for your phone or tablet. And who wants to lug an antenna around with a laptop?
But don't worry! After some looking around, we found the coolest solution EVER!
Now I know what you are thinking. You are thinking that this has to be some super-complicated piece equipment! WRONG! It is SUPER-EASY to use.
Just plug it in and hit the special D-Link One-Touch Extender Setup button! That lets your current WiFi connect to the D-Link and EXPAND your WiFi range. IT TOTALLY ELIMINATES DEAD ZONES!
So if your router is in your office, you can plug this guy in the living room and get a WAY BETTER signal through the rest of the house!
I mean you bought that tablet because you wanted to use it all over the house. But if you can't stream a movie or play a game upstairs in bed, what good is it? Your signal should be just as good whether you're using a PC in the office, playing a game on your phone in the living room, or relaxing with a movie in bed. Well now it can be!
You’ll never have to worry about surfing the net! And say goodbye to buffering while you're streaming a movie on your tablet or phone!
This guy keeps your connection ROCK SOLID! Think about it… A wired connection is great, but it limits where you can go! WiFi is great, but sometimes your router just can't get the signal where it needs to be! With this guy you can get an AMAZING Internet connection anywhere in the house!
When we found this deal on these guys – WE WERE FLOORED! Just look at what another online retailer is charging!
Heck, you’re not even gonna pay HALF that, because we got them for just $24.97!!! That's CRAZY cheap! This is such a good deal you'll want to grab yours RIGHT NOW!
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Hide OneDrive In Windows 10
Yesterday, I made the case for using OneDrive in Windows 10. But if you still aren’t sold, there are a few options. You can just ignore it or you can choose to hide OneDrive or disable it. Today, I’ll show you how to hide OneDrive.
First, go to the notifications area is Windows 10. You’ll find it on the right side of your Taskbar next to the time. Look for the cloud icon. You may need to click the Show Hidden Icons arrow to see OneDrive.
Right-click on the cloud icon and choose Settings.
Click the Settings tab and uncheck all the boxes. Click OK to save the settings.
Next, click the Autosave tab. Change the save locations to “This PC only” and uncheck the boxes next to Photos and Videos and Screenshots. Click OK to save the settings.
Click the Account tab and choose Unlink OneDrive. Click OK to save these settings.
Now it’s time to go to File Explorer. Find OneDrive on the left.
Right-click on OneDrive and select Properties.
When the Properties window opens, choose the General tab. Then check the tab next to Hidden.
Now you can head back to the Notifications area and right-click on the cloud icon once again. This time, choose Exit from the drop-down menu. That will remove OneDrive from your Notifications area.
Still not enough for you? Tomorrow, I’ll show ou how to completely disable OneDrive. It’s a bit technical, so you may not want to get into it unless you are very comfortable with technology.
Do you have a question for us? Ask it here!
Apple Watch OS Gets More Features
Many had hoped that the Apple Watch would finally be the product to put wearables on the wrists of millions. While the smart watch is popular, it’s still not an everyday item like a smartphone.
The number one complaint about smart watches is that they just don’t do enough to justify the cost. Apple is hoping to change that perception by bringing a range of new features to Watch OS this fall.
Let’s check out what’s new:
Apple promises that apps will launch much faster and with already updated information. There will be all new dock and users can swipe up from the bottom of the watch to see the Control Center with their most used settings.
Expect a bigger selection of apps and even more choices for customizing the watch face.
Among the new apps is a Home app that will allow you to manage your smart home devices. An SOS app that calls for help anywhere in the world. Plus, you’ll be able to pay for purchases using Apple Pay.
Apple is also ramping up the fitness apps. Users will be able to share their activities with friends and ever complete to see who can achieve their fitness goals for the day first. They’ll even be able to send their current heart rate to friends.
The company has also optimized their Activity app for wheelchair users, allowing them to...
Help! I Can't Open E-mail Attchments In Windows 10
Walt’s having an issue opening e-mail attachments in Windows 10. He writes: “Before downloading Windows 10 I could read email attachments. Now when I try to open them it tells me I have to get Office and that is a costly addition. What has changed?”
Walt, my guess is that you need to set a default program to open documents.
Type “default programs” in your search box and click on the result.
Choose Set your default programs.
Do you know which program you used to open documents in Windows 7? Find that program on the list. If you aren’t sure, I’d suggest finding WordPad on the list of Programs. WordPad, which is included free in Windows 10, is a good choice to select as your default program for opening documents.
Also, if you have another Office Suite, such as the...
Ransomware Gets Smarter & Scarier
Ransomware attacks are getting scarier by the minute. One of the latest targets was the 911 computer system in the Town of Palm Beach. Hackers locked three drives with ransomware. That left dispatchers taking notes with pencils and papers instead of inputting emergency calls into the computer system.
In this case, the community’s IT staff was able to restore the drives. Other places were not so lucky and have actually paid ransom to these crooks to get their PCs back up and running.
Among the targets of Ransomware so far this year, have been colleges and school systems, hospitals, churches, utility services, government agencies, and even pet rescue charities.
Part of the reasons these attacks are so hard to beat is that the latest forms of ransomware are super-smart.
Some are even capable of changing their code as often as every 15 seconds, which makes it very difficult for traditional security programs to detect them.
What can you do? Almost all of these...
Visitors Of Versailles
I love the concept of this site! They’re collecting souvenir photos from people’s trips to the Palace of Versailles.
The collection now spans from the early 1900’s to the present day.
When you arrive at the site click English to enter. The navigation of the site is setup as a timeline that allows you to easily navigate through the images. You can use your mouse to drag the screen to the left and right to browse the images, or you can click on the dates at the bottom of the page.
See a photo you like? Want to learn more about it? Click on the + at the top right corner of the image and it will expand out. The image will become larger and be centered. There will be an information bar on the right side of the page that explains the photo.
Want to go back to the timeline? Click the Back to Timeline button in the lower left corner.
This site is a really neat look into the past! Go check it out for yourself today!
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In fact, I’ve never been more excited about ANY product in our HISTORY!
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See, so many times I have friends, family, and even customers tell me, “You know I wish I had someone who could just come in, sit down, and SHOW me how to use all this stuff! I mean, I hear about all these great new features, but I have no idea how to use any of them. If only SOMEONE would come in and just spend some time helping me get up to speed!”
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The lessons are divided between 7 chapters and each video has a table of contents so you can easily jump to any topic quickly and easily!
Below is just a tiny taste of what’s covered in the over 4 1/2 hours of video tutorials! Keep in mind that it’s easy to just jump to the areas you’re interested in.
- Desktop basics
- Why you’ll LOVE Cortana
- Learn all about the new MS Edge Web Browser
- Discover the new File Explorer
- Discover how the new Windows Update works
- Calendar basics
- How to find out about you PC’s hardware
Whew - and again, this that’s only the tip of the iceberg! It would take page after page to give you a complete overview of everything that I cover in this video!
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June Wallpaper Is (finally) Ready!
The featured desktop wallpaper for June is ready for you to download! I apologize for the delay this month. We're migrating servers and had an unforeseen issue with the wallpaper system. I think we have it fixed now :)
Also, note that my Nikon D500 review was really popular and as a result the site is sometimes running a little slow due to the extra traffic. By the time this hits your inbox, I think things will be back down to a normal roar, but just a heads-up that things may be slow.
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