WorldStart Tech Tips 2016-07-01
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In The News 6-30-2016
Opera Wins The Browser Battery Battle
Not too long ago, Microsoft conducted an experiment in the battery life of devices when they were streaming video using various browsers.
In their study Microsoft Edge game out ahead with nearly 7 and a half hours. Opera was second with 6 hours, Firefox third with 5 hours, and Google Chrome dead last with 4 hours and 19 minutes.
The people behind Opera decided to conduct that test again. Not too surprisingly Opera won in their tests. Opera says their browser gets around 4 hours of battery life while streaming video, while Edge comes in second with 3 hours and 12 minutes. Google Chrome is in last-place again with 2 hours 54 minutes of streaming time. It looks like the one thing they can agree on is that Chrome is not the best browser for streaming.
New Dell Monitor Is 4 Monitors In One
I haven’t wanted anything as badly in a long time as I do the new Dell P4317Q monitor. This 43″ diagonal monitor is actually 4 separate monitors in one package.
I love the dual-monitor setup on my desktop, so the thought of having four screens makes me happy as a lark. Since I often need to have programs open while writing about them, this could be just the ticket. This model is designed with financial professionals in mind, but it would also be great for those who work on photography or video. You can also switch from 4 to one big screen at the touch of a button.
The only drawback for me in the $1350 price tag.
BlackBerry Phones Still Struggling
The tech world is fickle. Not so long ago, Blackberry phones kicked off the “always in contact” age and were considered to addictive that they drew the nickname “crackberry.”
Then along came iPhones and Android smartphones and Blackberry fell by the way. For the first quarter 0f 2016, the company lost 670 million dollar loss largely due to disappointing sales of the Blackberry Priv phone. The company had hoped to make a comeback by partnering with Android to introduce the Priv, but the Priv just hasn’t caught on as hoped.
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In addition to startup programs, there's ALWAYS just TONS of files and applications that end up on your PC. Sometimes they came installed with the computer, other times they sneak in through vulnerabilities or hidden in other software.
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Computers always manage to have a ton of errors without any indication of how to solve them. How can anyone expect you to fix a problem when all you get is a string of numbers and a giant OK button. Let System Mechanic take care of it for you!
From unintelligible error messages to mysterious lockups and even full-on system crashes, System Mechanic will find the solution.
The All-In-One Repair Tool came straight out of your dreams and now it's a reality. This program will AUTOMATICALLY fix pretty much any problem your computer throws at it. No error is too obscure for System Mechanic.
This is the total tune-up, repair, supercharge, computer fixing miracle.
EVEN IF YOUR COMPUTER WON'T BOOT PROPERLY! SERIOUSLY! You can use the System Mechanic CD to boot and recover your computer. It's a life-saver.
If just cleaning up junk didn't make your computer as fast as you wanted it, System Mechanic is only warming up. It's got a toolbox FULL of utilities to make your computer so fast it won't be street legal.
SSD Accelerator (BRAND NEW!) - Take your SSD to the next level by automatically maximizing performance and speed without sacrificing anything!
Designated Drivers - Out of date drivers can make your computer run sub-optimally, or sometimes make devices not work at all. Let this utility take the wheel for you and get all your drivers safely up to date.
Memory Mechanic - The more you use your computer, the more memory that will be taken up. Sometimes memory fragments or doesn't release properly and you run into problems that can even cause your computer to shut down. No more! Memory Mechanic will make sure your system memory is operating at full throttle!
Registry Tuner - Errors in system registry can range from causing lockups to total system failure. Registry Tuner will hunt through and clean up as many errors as it can find to get your PC running faster.
Registry Compactor - System Mechanic never leaves a job half-done. After cleaning out the registry, the compactor makes sure that the gaps left from removed bloat are closed so your computer doesn't waste time dialing through empty registry entries.
Just running ONE of these things is going to give you astonishing speed. But when you get them all going? Oh man, you're going to think someone slipped a supercomputer under your desk.
But that's not all, honestly it's barely even HALF of the performance tools alone.
If you use some serious software, or even just want to get the most out of your PC as possible, System Mechanic has the adrenaline shot your computer needs!
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Don't let worthless background processes hog your memory or processor, use them how you want them.
If you do high-quality video, audio, web design, ANYTHING, you'll immediately notice how ridiculously fast EnergyBooster makes your PC.
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With new AcceleWrite, you'll almost never have to worry about disk fragmentation again. By automatically ensuring optimal storage of files, the creeping slowdown that your computer experiences over time from disk defragmentation is a thing of the past!
It does the work for you, which means more time for yourself and a healthier life for your PC.
Slow Internet? That's when NetBooster takes the stage. Each Internet connection is unique and your computer can't be pre-configured from the factory for an optimal setup for YOUR system. NetBooster examines your current connection and makes those specific changes so you get MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE.
And remember, if you don't want to go through these individually, System Mechanic can do pretty much everything on its own. It's impossible NOT to get huge gains from running this software, and it's as simple as a few mouse clicks. What more could you ask for?
Especially nowadays, computer security has become a really big issue. You may think you're secure, but new vulnerabilities pop up ALL THE TIME! Even the tiniest of security holes can spell disaster for your privacy or your computer's ability to function. With so much on your computer, there's no excuse for taking risks.
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After your vulnerabilities are patched up, what about other kinds of intrusions? Unwanted programs, viruses, or malware trying to hijack your system. System Guard will be the shield that keeps your PC defended and in tip-top shape.
System Guard does SO MUCH at once. If new programs try to add themselves to your startup, it will let you know. Dangerous programs trying to run? System Guard stops them IMMEDIATELY.
Browsing can be hazardous, but with System Guard, your computer and browser are protected from even the wiliest of hacking attempts. If you've ever had your homepage suspiciously changed or a new toolbar appear out of nowhere, you'll know how important System Guard is!
Privacy is just as important as vulnerabilities when it comes to security. With System Mechanic, you can make sure nothing you do gets to the wrong hands. With the Privacy Cleaner, anything you do can be erased, from browsing or search history to cookies and chat transcripts that websites or programs often automatically save.
Or maybe you need something deleted? I mean... REALLY deleted. The Incinerator will make sure any of your private files, from old taxes to company memos can't be easily recovered by ANYONE.
System Mechanic takes security seriously, and you can rest easy knowing you have the best programs protecting your PC and files.
System Mechanic is loaded with SO MUCH and if you want to, it can be COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC. But if you want to know exactly what it's doing, you can examine every tool to see what it intends to fix or change.
You'd be INSANE not to take advantage of all these amazing tools, but if you want to, you can pick and choose what you use and how you use it.
But that's not all! It comes with a tool to completely customize your PC's operations. From hiding unwanted icons to making your start menu react faster, there's almost nothing out of your control - AMAZING!
System Mechanic looks too good to be true, right? Especially with all the extra free stuff, how can so much power be packed together into one amazing product? Well, you don't have to take our word for it! With over 36 million users and countless awards tell you all you need to know.
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Create An ISO: Part 2
Yesterday, in part 1 of this series, I explained what an ISO is and how to create one for a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc. Today we’ll explore creating an ISO on your hard drive.
The 2nd Method – Creating an ISO From Files on Your Hard Drive
The ones discussed in yesterday’s article should work fine.
To create a new ISO project click the “Create image file from files/folders” or “Make ISO” button to start the project. After this, choose which files and folders you want to add. Keep in mind to give the project a descriptive name in order to know what the ISO contains.
This process may vary from program to program, but most of the times you can drag-and-drop files and folders into the window.
To begin creating the ISO using the folders and files selected, you need to click the “build” and “copy” button to begin. This process will take some time, depending on the size of the files and the speed of your PC.
When the ISO has been created, you can burn it to a disc, mount on a computer or upload it to a cloud service. Bear in mind that if your ISO file is way too big, it may not fit on a disc.
3rd method – Creating an ISO File Using WinRar
Download the program and install it. WinRar is not a free program, but you can use the trial version to create your ISOs.
Select all of the files at once by pressing Ctrl+A.
Right-click on the selected files and select the option “Add to archive.”
After clicking the option “Add to archive”, a new window appears. Name the archive and make sure it is being saved in .iso format.
This process may take several minutes, but this depends on the number of files you selected.
4th Method – Creating ISO Files From Discs on Windows PC, without programs
Older versions of Windows don’t have a built-in way to create ISO files, but modern versions of Windows, like Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 can create ISO files without using additional programs. ISO mounting is built right into the operating system and all you need to do is use the Ribbon to Mount an ISO image.
If your Windows doesn’t have a built-in method to create an ISO file from your own physical disc, you’ll need to download a program and follow the methods mentioned above.
5th Method – Creating ISO Files From Discs on Mac
For Mac users, Disk Utility can be used to create images of discs. Open it by pressing Command+Space, typing “Disk Utility”, and pressing Enter.
Then, all you have to do is insert a disc, click the File menu and go to New > Disc Image from […]. After that, select the format “DVD/CD master” and disable encryption. You will then get a .cdr file from the disc. This is just as good as an ISO file for Mac users and you can “mount” it from within the Disk Utility application.
App Tells You The Best Time To Take A Bathroom Break
Remember those old iPhone commercials that say, “There’s an app for that?” Well, it turns out that’s absolutely true. I came across one of the funniest ideas for an app I’ve seen in ages.
The RunPee app for Android will tell you the very best time to make a dash for the bathroom during a flick. Going to the movies is expensive, so you hate to waste any of that $12 ticket dashing down the hall to the restroom. But not all of us are blessed with large-capacity bladders.
RunPee offers a constantly updated database that tells you the very best time to scoot to the restroom without missing an important part of the movie. The app is updated the day that movies are released.
There’s even a...
Grandparent Scam Targets Seniors
I’ve mentioned what’s called the “Grandparent Scam” before. It’s when crooks either randomly e-mail people or call them on the phone pretending to be a grandchild.
Sometimes the story is that the grandchild is injured in a far-away place, or sometimes the grandchild is in trouble and needs money for a lawyer or bail.
Back when I worked in television news, I can remember two cases vividly. One was a woman who got a random e-mail saying that her grandson had been injured while hiking in Canada and needed money for medical treatment. In this case, it just so happened that this woman’s grandson was camping in Canada. (The scammers didn’t have any inside scoop, they sent this message to thousands of people.) She transferred thousands to the crooks.
In a second case, a couple received a phone call where the person on the other end said, “Help me, Grandpa. I’m in trouble.”
The man said, “Joey?” thinking this was his grandson. Another man took the phone and identified himself as Joey’s lawyer. He told them Joey had been arrested in Nevada and needed money for an attorney. He also said he wanted payment in gift cards, which these people dutifully went around and purchased from various stores (just as instructed) and mailed off to a P.O. box. Sometimes the scammers want the money wired to them via services like MoneyGram or Western Union.
The story is almost always the same variation. The grandchild is in trouble or injured and the money has to be send ASAP. You get very little opportunity, if any, to speak to the supposed grandchild and ask questions. If you press the matter, the “lawyer” gets hostile with you.
As time has gone by, these scammers are getting more sophisticated. They’re purchasing donor lists for legitimate charities to target people who seem like they have a little cash to give. Then they turn to Facebook to make their scam sound more believable by looking up information on the folks on the list. They’ll scan Facebook profiles with lax security for information like the names of grandparents or grandchildren, schools, hometowns or even the family pet to make their scam sound more believable.
According to the Ohio Attorney General, the average loss in these scams is $4000.
It’s a good idea to a security checkup on your...
4th of July Funnies
Alvin: My family has been an important part of history. My great-grandfather fought with Napoleon.
My great-great-great- grandfather fought with the French.
And one of my Mom's ancestors fought with the Americans at Valley Forge.
What do you call George Washington's false teeth?
Did you hear the one about the crooked George Washington?
How did George Washington speak to his army?
The Deadliest Job
My high school assignment was to ask a veteran about World War II.
Since my father had served in the Philippines during the war, I chose him.
After a few basic questions, I very gingerly asked, “Did you ever kill anyone?”
Dad got quiet. Then, in a soft voice, he said, “Probably. I was the cook.”
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~ Erma Bombeck
“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~ Robert Frost
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." ~ Benjamin Franklin
Happy 4th Of July
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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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