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WorldStart Tech Tips 2012-12-05

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Quick Tip

Blain asks:

Every time I open Internet Explorer 9, a message pops up at the bottom of the screen, telling me to Manage add-ons, which I’ve already done. Can you tell me how to get rid of this message?

A common complaint about IE9 is the message below, which appears at the bottom of the screen, even if add-ons have been previously set. For information on managing IE add-ons, click here.

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If your add-ons are already managed the way you like, and this message continues to pop up, your IE shortcut may be the cause of the problem. That is to say that your shortcut may be taking you to a version of IE prior to your changes. Mine was. To solve this problem, delete the existing desktop shortcut, find IE in the Start menu, and right-click. From the Send To menu, click Desktop (create shortcut).

For easier access, it can be dragged to the Quick Launch Bar (optional).

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In Windows 7, you can also use the Pin to Taskbar option. Click here for details.

Thanks for the question, Blain.

~Kevin

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Announcements

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!!

That Phone Looks GROSS!

Your Touchscreen Collects a LOT of Residue...

(Can You Even READ Through All Those Smudges?!)

...BECAUSE YOU STILL USE YOUR FINGERS ON IT!

You Need This Stylus/Pen Combo for That Screen!

True Precision & A Pristine Screen!

Stylus On One End - Pen On The Other!

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!

Get all of these birds with one FANTASTIC stone...

With WorldStart's VERY OWN Combination STYLUS PEN!

It's a capactive touchscreen stylus on one end, plus a smooth and precise pen on the other.

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!

WE'RE PRACTICALLY GIVIN' 'EM AWAY!

I know it sounds insane (and maybe it is!) These crazy stylus-and-pen-all-in-one are only $3.97 and if you BUY ONE, YOU GET A SECOND FREE!

And if your order is over $5... US SHIPPING IS FREE TOO! YEAAAAAAAH!

Grab 'em here!

http://store.worldstart.com/product/8403

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

 




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Computers 101

Gmail New Feature: Reply With Selected Text

When creating an e-mail, the default action when you click reply is to include all of the e-mail you’re replying to below your message. This results in incredibly long reply chains and tons of non-relevant information being forwarded along. What if you don’t want to include all of the text, but instead, just the relevant, important parts? Just an important line? A picture? Gmail has improved their web interface to do just that.

This fantastic feature is easy to use. Simply highlight the text you want to be in the reply e-mail, and then click the reply button on Gmail’s interface. You’ll get a reply with just the highlighted information selected. 

Here is an example below of before and after versions of a reply to one of Steve’s premium members only e-mails. In the before e-mail, you can see the header, date, and all non-relevant information. My question about when a sale ended wouldn’t make any sense. In the after e-mail, you can see that just the relevant product information I selected is there.

Before:

After: 

 

-Tim

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On The Move

Enhancing Device Battery Life While Traveling

Let’s face it. There’s more than enough to worry about when traveling during the holiday season. From delayed flights to major traffic jams, we can encounter plenty of obstacles before arriving at our destination. So, why risk the chance of your favorite, most important tech gadgets dying along the way? From smartphones to tablets, there are a number of ways to enhance the battery life of your devices while traveling.

Battery Cases

Aside from boosting battery life, battery cases are ideal for protecting your phone from hazardous drops, slips or bumps. The majority of these handy cases feature connector plugs, designed to match up with the phone’s charging port. This is how extra power is delivered straight to your device. Although highly beneficial, there is one downfall to battery cases: any form of dock-cradle accessories cannot be utilized without taking your device out of this case. Nevertheless, these cases can really come in handy when you’re on the go, and they are also available for an iPad and various other tablet devices.

Find out more about boosting battery life at WorldStart.com!

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From The Archives

Ellen, from Columbus Ohio asks:

How do you delete a corrupt or unrecognized file from a flash drive?


Every now and again, for any number of possible reasons, a file can become corrupt, unreadable and, occasionally, seemingly impossible to delete from your USB flash drive. When these types of files appear, it can be frustrating attempting to rid your drive of the corrupt file(s) with no immediate success. However, with the exception of flash drives which have undergone extreme, usually physical, damage to its internal components, a corrupt file which seemingly cannot be deleted, can typically be removed via a variety of methods; it’s just a matter of finding the right one. So how do you find a method that successfully deletes your corrupt file(s)? Start by following these simple steps:

1. Think of your flash drive like your C: drive, only smaller

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USB flash drives are recognized by Windows in much the same way as your built in C: drive or external USB hard drive. As such, not only will you find most flash drives listed under the My Computer section with the rest of your hard drives, but you will also find many of the same tools used to check, fix, and format standard hard drives work with your USB flash drive just as well.

Find out more by visiting WorldStart.com!

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Today's Feature

Buying A New Computer? Download PC Decrapifier

If you’re in the market for a new computer this year and decide to take advantage of some of the holiday specials, you’ll quickly find that they come preloaded with a lot of junk. Everything from trials and limited functionality software to plug-ins, pop-ups and quick launch programs you either don’t need or won’t want.

PC Decrapifier is the one program solution to removing all of that junk quickly from your new laptop or desktop computer. You can download it by clicking here and it’s compatible with PC’s running Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows 8. Once you install and run the program, you’ll be prompted to create a system restore point, and I HIGHLY recommend you do so. After the restore point is created, you’ll be presented with detected items PC Decrapifier suggests you remove. You can check/un-check the items you want to remove, click next, and follow any uninstall prompts that come up.

Learn more about this useful program at WorldStart.com!

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Amanda's Coolsite

Job Dreaming

Welcome to Job Dreaming! This site wants to help you find the job of your dreams!

How does it work? For all the details, check out the How it Works section, where you’ll learn how Job Dreaming connects job recruiters to you! 

After that, head back to the main page and fill out the cloud with your dream details for a job. Fill in each blank with information (field, location, pay, etc.)  from the drop down boxes until each field is filled. Then type in your e-mail address in the text box provided and click the Start Dreaming button. 

This will let you safely put feelers out there for a better job without jeopardizing the one you have now. You also don’t have to worry about being spammed. You are completely in control of the whole process. You’ll be sent only job matches that match your criteria 100% and then you can decide if you want your information passed along to the recruiter. 

Did I mention the best part? This service is completely free! So, are you ready to start dreaming up your perfect job? Pay a visit to this helpful site today!

http://www.jobdreaming.com/

~Amanda

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One More Big Deal

 

 

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!  

Internet ANYWHERE for a BREAKTHROUGH PRICE!

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!

http://store.worldstart.com/product/7881

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

 




 

Monthly Wallpaper

December Wallpaper Is Ready!

Time to dress up your desktop with some new calendar wallpaper! Pick from the featured photos below or head to the site for a complete selection.

Featured Wallpaper For December:

Polar Bear Taking A Break

This lovely lady was wandering along the shores of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Canada when we spotted her from our Polar Rover. We quickly backed to her position - and she decided it was time to lay down and take a break! She would occasionally look around, check us out, lay her head down, look the other way, and so forth. So, we’d wait on the back of the Polar Rover (in -30F windchill) and ...(More)

Northern Lights Over The Inukshuk

My first Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) photo! This was taken by the inukshuk in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. (In case you haven’t guessed, the inukshuk is the big rock guy holding up the lights ). Here’s the story… We’d just arrived back from a day of Polar Bear photography on the tundra and...
(More)

 

Undine Falls

This gorgeous falls is located just outside of Mammoth on the way to Cook City in Yellowstone NP. Funny thing is, first time I was visiting the area I drove by it no less than a dozen time before I finally bothered to pull into the parking lot. I had expected some long, strenuous hike, but discovered ... (More)

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

http://www.backcountrygallery.com/wallpaper/

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

 

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