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Quick Tip

Control Your iPad Notifications

My wife, bless her heart, is always downloading new apps for our iPad to try out. However, one app in particular likes to play a sound every time there a “reminder” for something – even when the tablet’s just sitting on my desk.

It scares the pants off me, so here’s how to put some control on the situation:

Tap Settings>Notifications. In the resulting screen you’ll see which apps are currently in the Notification Center. These are apps that have permission to make beeps and the like, so tap on whichever one you’d like to silence.

Once in the app’s notification settings, you can flip all kinds of switches. Everything from whether or not the app can show notifications to how the alerts are displayed are at your disposal.

Make your changes, and prepare to enjoy notifications as you like them!



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HATE Your Weak Wireless Connection? 

Painfully Slow Load Times Making You Miserable?

Current LAN Adapter Slow and Outdated?


Plug This into Your Computer for a Jolt of Wireless Power!





Your Old LAN Adapter is About to Look Downright Foolish!

Hope You're Ready...


Unbelievably LOW Price - Our Best EVER!

Perfect for EVERYONE!

If you're like the millions of other people with a computer, you most likely use a wireless network.  Whether you're at home or on the road, most of us have gone wireless for the outright convenience.  But there's sometimes a problem. Sometimes you need to connect to a network and you can't because it's too far away...NOT ANYMORE!

HUGE Range!

If you're lookin' for lightning fast plug & play capabilities, we've got it! 

First, check it out - this has a range of up to 1640 feet! 

That's PURE POWER!  So whether you're in your home, in a restaurant, or out in a field somewhere - if you're within that massive range, you'll be on the internet with BLAZIN speed!

How Can This Little Thing Make Your Life WAY Better?

Go Wireless in SECONDS! 

PERFECT for streaming, gaming, and LARGE file downloads!

100% PLUG & PLAY!

FAST and SIMPLE to use!

Take Plug & Play to a Whole New Level!

Plug this compact little bundle of power into your computer (works on desktops and laptops), wait a few seconds and BOOM!  You're wireless network adapter is already installed and ready to rock!

Now You're Ready to Jump on ANY Wireless Network!

That was easy, right?  Seriously, this thing makes access to a wireless network a breeze no matter where you are!  You could be at a restaurant, a friends house, a hotel, on the road...whatever!  Bottom line is, if there's an available network, it's YOURS! Some people spend hundreds of dollars on wireless cards for their laptops, and guess what?  These are EVEN BETTER at a fraction of the cost!

Wireless Cards Cost a FORTUNE - Don't Waste Your Money!

Get the Adapter That DOES IT ALL!

Check out these specs and see for yourself - this thing is PERFECT!

Outstanding 1640 Foot Range
Compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 hardware
Compatible With ALL Wirelss netsworks - n/g/b
Plug & Play Install
Supports data rates of up to 150 Mbps
Supports All Wireless Security Types

PERFECT for Traveling!

Whether you're using this at home or on the go, it's the PERFECT SIZE!  Going somewhere?  This baby will fit nicely in your laptop bag or even your pocket!  And it's protected by a removable cap, so no worries about damaging the tip!

Oh and installation?  SIMPLE!  


Today this amazing NEW LAN Adapter can be yours for just $14.97  with FREE US SHIPPING included!  That's the deal of the decade, and it's only for today!

 PS: Don't wait!  If you need a new LAN adapter, now is the time to get it! Tuesday, any remaining stock jumps back up to the regular price of $24.97 so get yours now!


Computers 101

Walter from VA writes:

In Windows 7 is there any way to set the time to 24 hour or Military time?

Hi, Walter.  Thanks for the great question.

In previous versions of Windows, setting the clock to 24 hour or “Military” time was as simple a ticking a checkbox.  Of course, like with any advance, they had to make it more complex as it got better.  But the short answer is “Yes there is, and here’s how:”

Click on the clock at the bottom right of your screen, and then click on  “change date and time settings”.

This will open up your clock options screen.  Here, click on “change date and time”.  (Another neat feature on this screen is that you can put more than one clock on your desktop by selecting the “additional clocks” tab and setting up your new clock.)

When the change date and time screen opens, click on “change calendar settings”.  By the way, for those who don’t know, the “change date and time” screen is also where you set your clock’s time.  You can either use the up and down arrows or simply highlight the number that you want to change and type in the new number.

Here you decide if you want “short” time (hours and minutes) or “long” time (hours, minutes and seconds) and click on the arrow to pull down your selection window.  This will give you two options for military time.  The small h indicates 12 hour clocks, the capital H indicating 24 hour clocks.

The first option, with the single H will give you a single digit (for instance, 8 AM will appear as 8:00) while the second option with the two HH’s will give you true military time (08:00).  Click okay and you’re all done!

Hope that this helps.

~Randal Schaffer

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On The Move

Jasmine asks:

I have a Kindle Keyboard and would like to add some photos, but there’s no place to put them. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks for the question Jasmine. As you probably know, the “E Ink” display on the screens of Kindle versions prior to the full-color Kindle Fire–while great for reading–are not well suited for viewing photos. However, the antique styling of the Kindle stock images actually looks good on that screen so, if that’s the look you’re after, the display should provide a decent presentation. Although, as you point out, the Kindle 3 doesn’t include a location to store personal images, but a picture folder can be created, and images can be added to the folder from a PC. It should be noted that, at least on my Kindle, the controls for viewing the pictures are slow and clunky, but they do work…eventually.


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From The Archives

Marcus from IN asks:

How do I determine if I have a 32 or 64 bit operating system?

It’s good to know what kind of operating system (OS) you have on your computer, that way you’ll be able to download the appropriate kinds of drivers and programs that work best with your configuration. So, how about a tip within a tip for this one? Not only are you going to find out which type of operating system you currently have, but I’ll even show you a quick way to get there!


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Today's Feature

We need your help!  Have you always wanted to know how something works in the tech world, but never asked?  Now's your chance!  Email Tim at with your questions and be a part of our "I've Always Wanted To Know..." tip segment!


I’ve Always Wanted To Know:
How does a touchscreen work?


Touchscreens let us interact with computers, tablets, phones, remote controls and a host of other things with great ease but how do they work?

There are two types of touchscreens used in many devices and they work very differently.

Get all of the details over at WorldStart!

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Send it to Tim at


Amanda's Coolsite

Dog Tricks

I was looking for new tricks to teach my dog Gypsy, and ran across this site in my search. She’s a wily Australian Shepherd/Beagle mix, and needs to be kept busy, or she finds all sorts of trouble to make. So far, she has stay, sit, high five, and lay down pretty well mastered, but I want to challenge her more, since it’s cold outside and long walks aren’t happening.

What I like about this site is that it not only has instructions for how to teach your dog the trick, but now it has videos too! I’m a very visual learner, so I found the videos to be very valuable to my learning experience.

Some of the tricks on this site that you can teach your dog are: turn around, crawl, speak, and quiet. Those are just a few of them! There are tons more. Just click on the trick you want to learn how to teach your dog and then follow the instructions. If the trick has a video, watching it is very beneficial. I mean who doesn’t want to teach their dog to be quiet? Until I learned how to teach that command she’d bark at every semi-truck that drove down the street.

Check this site out today and start teaching your dog new tricks! It’s a great way to bond with your dog. At the same time, you can exercise the dog’s mind and keep them from getting bored, while you improve their behavior.


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One More Big Deal


First Thing's First...

We all know what flash drives are good for: Everything. So let's not waste your time or mine telling you what they do or how to use them. They're an essential and practical part of every day life for everyone, from students to business professionals and everyone in between.

We use them to store files, music, pictures...pretty much EVERYTHING. These days, it's pretty much impossible to get by without at least one. Which brings up some food for thought: 

How Many Flash Drives do you Have?

Do you have four 4gb flash drives? One 16gb? Eight 2gb's? Hey, we understand - flash drives aren't cheap, so we accumulate ones with less storage capabilities so our pockets don't feel it as much. 

Well...we're about to change your life! Check this out!

A Flash Drive with 32 MASSIVE Gigs...For an UNBELIEVABLY LOW Price!

Here at Worldstart, we pretty much sell all flash drives from your 2GB up to 16GB. In the history of our existence, we've only sold a 32GB flash a few times.

 It's not that we don't love 'em (we do!) it's just that it's so hard to find them at the prices you've come to expect from us. Well guess what...WE FOUND 'EM!

32GB - Just $26.97!

This is HUGE! To give you a little bit of perspective, we did a little covert ops and went into our local Best Buy to snap a quick picture of how much they sell a standard 32GB flash drive for. Observe: that you understand how AMAZING this deal is, let's get to some logistics here...just how MASSIVE is 32GB worth of storage space?

32GB is Like a Black Hole in Outer Space - Pretty Much Endless!

Just look at all this can hold! Amazing!

1 Up to 19,200 Photos!
1 Thousands Of Documents And Files!
1 8000 MP3 Songs (that's over 2 weeks worth!)
1 96 Hours Of MPEG4 Movies - Better get a MONTHS supply of popcorn!

That's AMAZING!! 

Isn't it? It is definitely your smartest portable storage solution, allowing you to carry a HUGE 32GB of your documents, spreadsheets, files, programs, photos, videos, music, and important back-up material, all in one extremely small device!

Simple to Use - Obviously!

For XP, Vista, and 7 computers, you just plug it and you're good to go. The drive will show up under My Computer. Just drag the files over you want to put on the drive! That's it!


Again, the price is AMAZING, so now's the time to buy! Just $26.97 and US shipping is FREE! Did you expect anything else from US? Get yours now - they won't last!

*Colors will vary  

PS - We're not sure how long our inventory is going to last on these as it is a limited time deal! So, get to the site as soon as you can ~ before our supplier increases the price!!



Monthly Wallpaper

July Wallpaper!

WOW - It's July already! Time to spruce up your desktop with some new wallpaper! Choose from one of the three featured photos below or one of the 80+ others at the site! (Note the shot of Corkscrew Falls below will have black on both sides when displayed on your monitor, but still looks pretty cool)

As always, all the desktop wallpaper below is 100% free.

Prairie Dog Smooch

Ahh, aren’t they cute? We found these two prairie dogs on a hillside in Custer State Park, SD on warm June morning. They were having a great time playing, eating, and in this case, checking each other out.
I knew when I went on this trip that I wanted to get some kind of shot like this. I had actually been trying for... (more)

Coyote Gaze

We spotted this cool coyote one evening in Yellowstone, and since coyotes just happen to be about my favorite animal of all time, well, I had to grab the camera and see about getting a photo.

Now, the tricky part here was the light – we were running out of it – and FAST! I quickly set up the camera and put glass on this guy – but he was blocked by all kinds of brush – arrgh! However, I knew that if I... (more)

Corkscrew Falls

OK, first off, no clue if that’s what the actual name of this falls is. In fact, I think it’s an unnamed falls, so we’re going with Corkscrew. Sound good? Cool At any rate, I had heard about this falls when doing a little Hocking Hills internet research. Getting to it involves pulling off to the side of a little highway, jumping... (more)

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