WorldStart Tech Tips 2013-06-18
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Dianne from Florida writes: Since I am now on Outlook, I cannot print my emails anymore. They get cut off.
Dianne, we’ve gotten a lot of questions along this line. Here’s one possible solution. Make sure you are not using the print command from your e-mail browser. DON’T print from your browser’s menu or using a print icon.
Instead, click on the three dots next to Categories at the top of your Inbox. You’ll get a drop-down menu. Select Print.
Give it a try and let me know if it works.
Touchscreens Are SENSITIVE!
Oily Fingers And Scratches Can Spell Disaster!
You Can't Read Through Smudges...
And You CANNOT Remove Scratches!
The Solution: A Stylus Pen!
BUT THIS IS MORE THAN JUST AN ORDINARY STYLUS...
This Thing Is BRILLIANT One Out There!
Use It With iPhones, Tablets, Smart Phones Too!
ANY CAPACITIVE DEVICE!
The Right Touch!
Everything has a touchscreen now! At least, it certainly feels like it. Your phone, your computer, even home appliances!
The great thing is how EASY they are to use...
But you know what else is easy? SMUDGING AND SCRATCHING THEM!
Heck, you could turn a pristine phone screen into a globby mess of smudges and fingerprints in 2 seconds flat! Then you gotta clean them but OH NO! Cleaning the smudges left SCRATCHES!
NOW whaddaya do?
You know what they say: "Prevention is the best medicine." So here's the 'vaccine' for a clean screen!
Smart Pen = Smart User (that's you!)
This does so much, but let's start with the important one: the capacitive stylus! It makes using touchscreen devices a breeze!
Obviously, using a stylus means no more oily fingers smudging your screen. And while it also prevents scratches, it serves a WAY better purpose too: making those tiny buttons easier to press!
How many times have you struggled with your dialer or selecting a button because those tiny phone screens make the buttons practically invisible?
A stylus pen gives you a PRECISE tool to select exactly what you're aiming for!
"Okay... so what else does it do?"
If for some reason you aren't ALREADY as excited as I am... there's an LED FLASHLIGHT and LASER POINTER built right in!
I don't need to tell ya how great an LED flashlight is, right? They last FOREVER, they're bright as heck, and they're really energy efficient! Now we've got a laser on there too? YES!!!
"Come on Steve, this sounds COOL! Gimme the deal!"
You might be ready to pay big bucks for something like this BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO! We got SUCH a good deal on these that we're passing it on to you!
You get one of these AWESOME stylus pens for just $4.97 - Yesyesyes!!!!
And if your order is over $5 you get free US shipping!
John from Florida writes: Your news tip put out the statement that Yahoo was going to close down classic mail. Does that mean they are going to force us to have to pay for some form of Yahoo Mail? I use Yahoo mail, I don’t pay for it currently. Are they just going to start shutting down accounts? I’d like to know so I can start moving stuff off my account folders. I would imagine a lot more people aren’t sure what all this means too. Will you please respond? Thank you very much!
John, no need to worry. Yahoo! is just closing down older versions of its mail service, making sure that everyone upgrades to the new version of Yahoo! Mail, which has a different look. The e-mail service is still free and your account will not be shut down.
One change you may notice is that Yahoo! will now scan messages to show you ads based on the content of your e-mails. This is the same system that Gmail uses.
You can opt out of the targeted ads by heading over to the Yahoo! Ad Interest Manager page here and choosing Opt Out or you can select what kinds of ads you’d care to see. You can’t opt out of seeing advertising, though; only out of Yahoo! scanning your mail content to target the ads to your interests.
Hope that clears up any confusion.
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Xbox One Release Date And Price Revealed
Microsoft has released some crucial details about its new Xbox One entertainment system, when you can buy it and how much it’s going to cost.
The system, which Microsoft is touting as the ultimate all-in-one entertainment system built for the 21st century living room, will arrive in November – just in time for the Christmas shopping season.
It won’t come cheap, The Xbox One launch bundle will be priced at $499 in the U.S. Each system will include an Xbox One console – which features a 500 GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in WiFi – the new Kinect, an Xbox One wireless controller and a free 14-day-trial of Xbox Live Gold.
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CamScanner Turns YourTablet Or Phone Into A Portable Scanner
CamScanner turns your mobile phone into a portable scanner by using the camera to snap pictures of paper articles or documents (receipts, bills, etc.), and converting them to PDFs. It also includes an editor that offers crop and enhance features and–once the editing is complete–the document can quickly be sent via email or SMS, or uploaded to cloud storage.
My first thought, upon hearing about mobile scanners, was, “I can already photograph documents with my phone, why do I need a scanner?” However, in addition to the ease of conversion to PDF, the CamScanner editor creates a clear, crisp, and very readable image of text. The image below was scanned from a book, edited, and converted to PDF in just a few minutes.
Note: The free version is limited to 50 documents, at 10 pages per document. A document limit appears to be built into the free versions of most mobile scanners, but this is the highest number I found.
To begin the process, lay the document on a level surface and tap the camera button.
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Photoshop Tutorial: Bringing Out Color On A Cloudy Day
Sometimes you take a great shot of the sky, but the lighting wasn’t quite right and the image is not what you’d like it to be. But don’t worry, we can correct that. It’s kind of a long process to explain, but not too complicated, so I’ve broken it into two parts. Let’s get started with our tutorial.
Aim: In this tutorial we will be lighting up the sky and the ground to bring out some color and to give your photo a brighter look whilst keeping it looking realistic. See below for the original and the after photos.
This tutorial has been broken up into two parts to better understand how the tools work without being overloaded with too many at once.
What You Need: Use the image provided here or find your own image with similar thundery clouds and a nice patch of ground.
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High Definition Wallpapers
My desktop’s monitor died earlier this week, and after its replacement arrived, I decided I needed different wallpaper for my background because the screen was much larger than I was used to. That sent me off in search of really fantastic high definition and free wallpaper. I found this site!
These images are intended to be displayed on monitors with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200, so that you’re really getting amazing high definition images.
In fact there were so many amazing images, that I couldn’t just choose one, so I downloaded about ten and made a slideshow that changes every two hours.
I tend to favor abstract spectrum images for my backgrounds, so I started in the Abstract section once I started looking past all the amazing images featured on the main page.
On the Main Page you have several featured sections, this is why it was so distracting, you can pick from Popular Wallpapers Today, Summer Wallpapers, Just Downloaded, Popular Wallpapers This Week, and Staff Picks.
Then you can head over to the categories: Abstract, Animal, Anime, Apple, Artistic, Beach, Cars, Cartoons, Celebrities, Computer, Fantasy, Flower, Funny, Game, Girl, Holiday, Movie, Music, Nature, Photography, Space, Vector, and World.
You can also search the site by keyword, just type in what you are looking for in the text field and the click the Search button.
Can’t use wallpapers at this size? Well because each wallpaper is linked back to the site it came from you can easily pick another size there.
That’s a whole lot of awesome right there, and it’s curated from all over the web. Go check it out for yourself!
Send it to Amanda at email@example.com
>LOWEST PRICE EVER - ONLY $20.97<
We've NEVER Had a Bargain Like This Before!
So you've got a closet full of old VHS tapes sitting around collecting dust and takin' up tons of space!
Wouldn't it be awesome if you could put 'em on DVD?. Heck, maybe you've got a ton of home videos that you shot with a camcorder and you have a bunch of home movies you shot with a camcorder and you wish you could transfer them to DVD! (Heck just think of all the closet space you'd free up!)
That's why I was so excited when we discovered an INCREDIBLE little device that will turn your wishes into reality! You just gotta check this out!
EasyCap Video Capture Box takes your videos and transfers 'em to your computer (then onto DVD or Video CD)!
Really, just plug in a couple cords, follow the software prompts, and you're good to go!
Just check out the video at our site - Gary will show you how incredibly easy this actually is!!
If you have a stack of VHS tapes that you want to keep, you absolutely HAVE to get them transferred to something more reliable - and this makes it easy!
That's right - you don't even need a DVD burner on your computer - you can make a Video CD that will play in any standard DVD player!
You'll be able to get things transferred over in no time!
Why let your tapes fade into an analog ether? This can save 'em before it's too late!
For that kind of money, it's crazy not to grab this and start transferring all those old VHS tapes and camcorder movies to your computer or DVD! Heck, this can even record from a DVD player if you need an extra copy of something! Check it out, but hurry - this is something we've had a LOT of requests for and now that it's finally here, it's bound to fly!
PPS - This sale ends on Wednesday when the price will go back up to $29.97!!
I've been hanging out in the south, so I have three "Appalachian" themed shots for you this time - enjoy! All can be found here and are 100% free:
Oh, and if you enjoy these images, please tell your friends!
For these and other great selections of desktop wallpaper, head to:
As always, the wallpaper is 100% free, so enjoy!
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