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WorldStart Tech Tips 2013-08-22

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Quick Tip

Victor from Alabama writes:

Do I need to change My e-mail account from ” Live Mail ” to ” Outlook ” ? If so , how do I do it?

I’m not sure if you’re talking about a your e-mail address for a web-based account or the e-mail client. But either way Victor,  you don’t have to switch. The changeover to Outlook.com from other Microsoft accounts like Hotmail, refers to web-based e-mail service, not the Outlook mail client that you install on your computer.

Outlook is an e-mail client – a program that you purchase and install on your computer to download and create e-mail messages. You can use Outlook with any e-mail provider you choose. If you are satisfied with Live Mail, there is certainly no reason to change to Outlook

Outlook.com is a free web-based e-mail service offered by Microsoft. All previous Microsoft web-based accounts (Live Mail, Hot Mail, MSN) were switched to Outlook.com automatically. There’s no need to change your e-mail address.

~ Cynthia

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Announcements

"Hey Steve - What's The BEST Backup Solution?"

Duh! The One You HAVE When You NEED IT!

If Your Backup Is On Or Connected To Your PC...

Viruses And Physical Damage Will Get Them TOO!

We Found The Most Secure Way To Keep Backups!

CHECK THIS USB FLASH DRIVE OUT!

It's The Smartest Way To Save Your Data!

2 Sizes To Choose From: 8GB or 16GB!

PRE-LOADED WITH THE BEST BACKUP SOFTWARE OUT THERE!

It Even Has FULL Instructions Right On The Drive!

 

DON'T RISK LOSING IT ALL!

We've said it a million times: no matter what you do, your hard drive IS going to fail. High-speed moving parts + a lot of use = inevitable crashing.

But you were smart! You got an external drive, or a disk imaging software! You backed up your files... then it happened. Maybe it was a fire, maybe it was water damage. Perhaps even it was just theft.

You lost your PC's hard drive... but even worse, you lost your backup too! It seems to obvious now: it was RIGHT next to your computer, of course that flood was gonna wreck the external drive too!

IF YOUR BACKUP IS CONNECTED TO YOUR COMPUTER - IT'LL GET DAMAGED TOO!

Viruses spread from drive to drive, physical damage like water or fire takes everything in sight, and thieves will too!

The BEST backup is the one you keep safe & at the ready.

So why not put it in the one place you ALWAYS keep safe and nearby?

YOUR WALLET!

The Most INGENIOUS Flash Drive EVER!

This is the portable storage they've been talking about!

Those photos you CAN'T replace? The tax documents and financial information that'd cause a nightmare if you lost them? Your e-mails, favorites, and Windows settings?

YOU CAN FINALLY STORE THEM, TRANSPORT THEM, AND HAVE THEM WHEN YOU NEED 'EM!

Whether you get the 8GB or the 16GB, a few things are guaranteed:

  • You can store over 5000 photos.
  • Over 2000 MP3s.
  • And even more than a DAYS worth of video!
  • And that's just the 8GB... the 16GB model DOUBLES that!

Cram EVERYTHING into your wallet... and it won't make it uncomfortable to sit (though that big stack of cash you'll be savin' might!)

When you need to use it, the USB connector just flips out!

It's DUSTPROOF and WATERPROOF! That means it's practically INDESTRUCTIBLE!

THE BACKUPS ARE SO EASY!

The best part of these is that we PRE-LOAD it with everything you'd need for flawless backups!

No installation. No configuration. No spending an hour trying to get it to work.

All you do is plug in and press "Backup!"

It CANNOT get easier than this!

The first time you pop it in, it just asks you what directories you want to backup. After that, every new backup is just a click away.

What's great is that it keeps ALL of your directories and folders right in the order you have them on your PC. So you'll know EXACTLY where to find them on the flash drive or after you back them up to another PC!

AND USING IT IS AS EASY AS A CLICK! LOOK!

Think about everything you have on your computer: TONS of photos. ALL of your favorite music. Family videos and contact information.

How about work documents, important files, sensitive documents. Even your passwords, e-mails, favorite web pages... EVERYTHING!

After a crash, you can't get those photos back. The videos are now distant memories. And your passwords? Good luck remembering the ones you haven't had to type in for years.

BUT IF IT'S BACKED UP, YOU WON'T LOSE ANYTHING! PERIOD!

And with backing up this easy, you won't even have to think about it!

Two Sizes - Two Deals You're Gonna Love!

We know backups are important, so we're gonna let you choose the option that's best for you!

Whether you go with the 8GB or 16GB model, you're gonna get more than enough room to store those essential files safely AWAY from your computer!

It's only $14.97 with FREE US SHIPPING for the 8GB model! WOW!

And the 16GB doubles the size WITHOUT doubling the price - only $19.97 with free US shipping too!

Click the links below to grab the one you want!

http://store.worldstart.com/product/9010 - For the 8GB Model

OR

http://store.worldstart.com/product/9011 - For the 16GB Model

Careful though - The sale on these ends Friday and the prices go up significantly!




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Computers 101

David from CA writes: I’m trying to copy to My Pictures a slide or two from a Powerpoint presentation download. I can save the whole thing, but I only want the images. All the instructions I see say to right-click on the image. I have no option when I right-click.

When you receive a PowerPoint presentation and only need to save a single image, rather than the full presentation itself, there’s actually a pretty simple solution available, even if you can’t right-click the image at first. Embedded images don’t always survive the transition as separate files when being emailed around in a PowerPoint document, which can be fixed by forcing PowerPoint to save the image as a GIF or JPEG.

To start the process, click the image in question so it’s highlighted on the PowerPoint slide. With the image highlighted, navigate to the “Home” tab at the top of the presentation and click the “Copy” button, which is located in the “Clipboard” section of the ribbon.

Copying the Image

Now that you’ve got the picture copied to the clipboard, you can save it as a proper image file by clicking the “Paste” button in the “Home” tab and then selecting the “Paste Special” option.

Paste Special

In the new window that pops up on the screen, click the “Paste” radio button and then select the type of image file you’d like to use in the list of options, such as “GIF,” “JPEG,” “Bitmap,” etc. Click the “OK” button to paste another copy of the image onto the slide.

Pasting the Image

At this point you should be able to right-click the picture, since it has been saved as a specific image type usable by PowerPoint. Right-click the pasted image and select the “Save As Picture” option from the pop-up menu.

Right Click and Save

Type whatever name you want to use for the picture in the text box and then select the type of image file you’d like to save the picture as from the drop-down menu. Click “Save” to save the image to your computer’s hard drive.

Saving the Image

But what if you still can’t right-click the picture for some reason? In this instance, there’s still a way to save the image, although it requires a little more effort. Remember how you previously copied the image to the clipboard? Since it’s still saved there, open up any image editing program that lets you paste images. Even something as simple as Microsoft Paint will work.

Create a new file in the image editing program and then click the “Paste” option at the top of the screen, or press “Ctrl” and “V” to manually paste the image. Now you can save the image as whatever file type you’d like in Paint (or whichever image editing tool you are using).

Pasting an Image

In the event that all these attempts fail, there remains one final option using a keyboard shortcut. Navigate to the slide containing the picture, and take a screenshot by tapping the “FN” and “Prtsc” keys on your keyboard. This shortcut saves an exact copy of everything currently on your screen into the clipboard.

Return to your image editing program and click “Paste” to bring up the screenshot. You can then use the program’s “crop” feature to simply cut out everything on the screen besides the image you need.

~ Ty Arthur

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On The Move

Daniel from New York writes:

I would love to be able to add my personal signature to many things I do on line, but I have no idea how to do that. I can do HTML coding from scratch, but I can’t use most Microsoft programs other than Windows. (not even MS Word). You have frequently sold a product, a 3-IN-1 Stylus Pen with LED Light, through your store. Although you describe many ways to use it, you never indicate its use with word processing programs. Can it be used with those programs alone, or is it necessary to use programs (like Paint) I don’t even bother to install since I have never been able to figure out how to use them in the first place?

Daniel, a stylus pen will work with pretty much any program that’s designed to work with a touchscreen and that includes word processing programs.  I tested out one of our stylus pens in both Windows 7 with three word processing programs and in Windows 8 with the Office 365 programs.

To use a stylus pen, you simply open the word processing program and tap the touch screen device with your stylus pen. (make sure it’s a stylus pen and not a regular pen, you don’t want to draw on the screen)

Working with Word 2010 in Windows 7, I get this symbol on the screen:

If I tap it, I’ll see this window that gives me the option to write on the touch screen with my stylus.

There’s an option for switching back and forth between keyboard and writing.

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From The Archives

Gail from FL writes:

Is there a way to transfer favorites/bookmarks from my AOL account to my Internet Explorer favorites without having to just go in and re-enter them all separately?

AOL’s blog is a fantastic resource for help. Here’s an article detailing how to export the favorites & bookmarks. I’ve included the relevant information for PC users below.

Follow These Steps for Exporting Your Bookmarks:
1. Access Favorites by going to http://favorites.aol.com and select Bookmarks (You will need to sign in first in order to export your bookmarks)
2. In the left pane, click Export Bookmarks at the bottom. An html file will begin to download
3. Click Save, and navigate to the location in which you want the file to be saved
4. Click Save to complete the download

Head on over to WorldStart for more!

 

Today's Feature

Rick in Waulegan, Illinois writes:

Is there a program that will scan text and allow me to copy and paste?  I have a Canon MP560 all in one printer and I can scan text but the results are a .tiff file which turns out to be an image file and I can’t copy and paste the results.

image

Since nobody wants to sit and retype a scanned image if they can help it, a program that turns a scanned document into text can be a life-saver. Especially if you’ve got a stack of stuff to scan in from the pre-digital age. Rick, I’ve got a program that should be able to help you. It’s a free download from Softonic called Free OCR that should be just the ticket for your needs. You can’t beat the price and it really is a nifty little program.

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Amanda's Coolsite

Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature Network serves up daily offerings of environmental news, blog commentary, advice on sustainable living, conservation and social responsibility.  These are things that I’m very passionate about, but I have to confess it was the animal articles that lured me in!

I stumbled up on this site through an article there about the 13 ugliest animals on earth, and then spent an hour or two checking out other articles that were linked to it like Meet Bob: Streetcat, Life Saver, Book Phenom. Today, I checked out articles on animals with prosthetic limbs,  videos of dogs climbing trees, and zucchini recipes (which I needed for all the zucchini we’ve been eating this summer), then I hit up the latest environmental news.

Okay now that I’ve successfully rabbit trailed you onto all the things that distracted me, let’s talk about navigation. On the main page, you’ll find a navigation strip at the top with the following categories: Earth Matters, Health, Lifestyle, Green Tech, Eco Biz & Money, Food & Drink, Your Home, and Family. And then if you scroll down the page you’ll find all sorts of featured articles, blogs, news, and more.

This site is loaded with tons of great information about the environment, conservation, sustainable living, technology, and practical things you can implement in your own home whether it’s trying a new recipe or making your own soap. 

Check it out today!

http://www.mnn.com/

~Amanda

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Send it to Amanda at amanda@worldstart.com

 

One More Big Deal

Your WiFi Connection NEVER Works Right!

Ditch Your Dainty Little LAN Adapter!

YOU NEED A REAL ANTENNA!

You Need... THIS!

This WiFi Antenna Is UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE!

Easy To Follow Instructions!

STRONG SIGNALS HUNDREDS OF FEET AWAY!

Indoor & Outdoor - Weather Resistant With Mounting Kit!

STOP SUFFERING WEAK CONNECTIONS!

No More Drops, No More SLOOOOW SPEEDS!

AND IT'S NOT EVEN 1 FOOT TALL! YES!

Only $29.97 - A Once In a Lifetime Bargain!

This Will ALWAYS Find Available WiFi!

 

The Ultimate WiFi Antenna!

Just imagine - You have your wireless router all setup and decide to use your wireless connection over in the other room... 

BUT WAIT... YOUR COMPUTER ISN'T FINDING THE CONNECTION...

You know it's there - but your computer is too far away and your tiny LAN adapter is just too weak to find it!

It's time for a BIGGER connection - You NEED this Super WiFi Antenna!

The Power You Always Wanted

This antenna FINALLY gives you the WiFi you were dreaming of (and more!) Nothing is going to stand between this WiFi antenna and your connection!

No matter WHERE you want to setup your router, this is the antenna that's going to let YOU use it!

Most WiFi receivers require you to be relatively close to your WiFi output, and even then just a wall or two could spell doom for your signal strength!

But when you're rockin' this SUPER-STRONG device, you're going to be able to get a connection WHEREVER you want!

It's so freakin' strong you're gonna be finding WiFi connections from ALL OVER THE PLACE! From the basement to the bedroom, from the kitchen to the living room - THIS will get the signal!

It can work up to a QUARTER MILE AWAY! That's 1320 FEET!

Getting a WiFi connection THAT far away with THAT many walls and obstructions in the way?

We were SHOCKED at how good this works! IT'S INCREDIBLE!

Use It Anywhere!

You know when you go to a hotel that promises free WiFi... but YOUR room is always "just" out of range? NEVER AGAIN!

Not only will you find the WiFi for your hotel, this antenna will find the WiFi from the nearby coffee shop, the fast food restaurant, and even that guy's house a few buildings down.

IT'S THAT STRONG!

PLUS it comes with really great instructions. Super easy to follow and understand - you'll be setup in minutes!

THIS ANTENNA EVEN WORKS OUTSIDE! Corrosive & weather resistant means you can mount this bad boy outside! If you have a work shed or detached garage, now you can get WiFi out there too!

The mounting pieces it comes with give you TONS of options on where to set this up, indoor or outdoor! It's PERFECT!

WICKED LOW PRICE - IT'S DOUBLE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE!

Getting the BEST WiFi antenna you'll find only costs $29.97 with FREE US SHIPPING!

We looked around to see what other people had these for... IT'S INSANE!

Look at what you'd pay for similar products elsewhere:

But if you think that's bad... wait until you see this...

You KNOW WorldStart beats everyone else on pricing, but this one is gonna BLOW YOU AWAY!

We found a listing for the Super WiFi Antenna from the manufacturer... AND WE'RE EVEN KICKIN' THEIR BUTTS ON PRICE!

But you won't have to pay those ridiculous prices, because WorldStart knows you want the BEST price possible!

You won't find a WiFi antenna like this for $29.97 with free US shipping ANYWHERE else!

If you've seen our other WiFi antenna - this baby is JUST like it! The only difference? Smaller size, WAY SMALLER PRICE!

HEAD OVER TO THE STORE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

http://store.worldstart.com/product/9027

Do NOT miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime WiFi antenna like this! We have to bring the price back to $34.97 when Friday rolls around so order today!




 

Monthly Wallpaper

August Wallpaper

Three new desktop wallpaper selections for ya! Time to dress up your computer for August!

All can be found here and are 100% free:

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

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

After The Storm

This is from one of my favorite overlooks in Smoky Mountains National Park. In fact, I like it so much I tend to stop there nearly every evening when I’m in the area. I’ve literally been to this overlook 20+ times over the last couple years – and the result was never what I thought it could be. Until this image a few weeks back. It had been a very stormy month in the mountains and when the lighting and thunder came though early evening, I knew I had...(More)

Mannis Branch Falls

This is one of those “off the beaten path” waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains – just the way I like it! I’ve attempted this one a couple times before, but never quite got what I was after. However, that all changed this summer. Thanks to an amazing amount of rainfall, the conditions were ideal. So, my wife and I carefully crossed Little River (“little” didn’t seem the right name for it at the time!) and climbed up to ... (More)

Momma Bear

I came across the bear and her cubs in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains National Park. I was out early, and had already seen a bear or two, but nothing I could really photograph. So, I was pretty happy to stumble upon this little group. When I arrived, the sow, (henceforth “Momma Bear”) was crossing the street. The cubs were safely up a nearby tree and she was busy feeding out in the field. Of course, when bears feed it’s tough to get a shot. They aren’t posing and you can wait 10 or 15 minutes between VERY fleeting opportunities. Fortunately, ... (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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