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WorldStart Tech Tips 2014-04-23

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Quick Tip

Ted from Cameron writes: 

If Microsoft XP and Microsoft Office 2003 is past support life, does that mean I can use the same license on numerous computers now?

Sorry Ted, it does not. Nothing has changed about the license to the product. It will still function on your computer, but Microsoft is no longer providing security support. And even if you could, it really wouldn’t be a great idea to put programs with no security support on multiple computers. Unless you were planning to keep all of those computers offline permanently.

There are several office options out there for you for office programs on multiple computers. An Office 365 Home subscription will give you 5 licenses for office products for $99 a year. You can use Microsoft Office Apps for free online or you could try LibreOffice for free. These are all much better choices than using an unsupported program.

You can also check out this article that outlines XP upgrade options.

~ Cynthia

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Got Windows 7? 

It's time to get the MOST out of it! Steve here, and we have some absolutely amazing software that's going to be a godsend for EVERY Windows 7 user!

This ingenious software will show you everything you need to know about Windows 7 - in a fully interactive, easy to understand hand-on way!

There's never been a more complete and informative tutorial before... EVER.

I gave this tutorial to my friend (who claimed he's a Windows expert...) a few days later he called me back and was SHOCKED at the sheer volume of new things he never even knew he could do! It's THAT thorough!

And hey, I'll admit it...

I even found a new trick or two and I've been at this stuff for DECADES now!

If you've ever been fed up trying to get Windows 7 to work how you need it to, you are NOT alone! It doesn't matter how much experience you have with computers, every version of Windows changes so many things!

Stop the headaches and get control of your computer!

Over 170 Lessons!

YES! When we say “complete”, we mean CRAZY COMPLETE! Every nook and cranny of Windows 7 is put into an interactive, multimedia instructional to make you tech savvy.

Did I Say Multimedia?

Yep! You aren't just sitting there reading some text on the screen, you get fully-engaging audio and visual presentations that make you feel like you have Bill Gates sitting right next to you!

Every topic and every click is covered fully so you aren't EVER confused or left guessing!

Tired of figuring out what these computer terms are? Professor Teaches Windows 7 includes a full glossary of ANY key terms it uses or you need to know.

And it features a simple list and alphabetical search to find out what you need!

It even highlights keywords you may not be familiar with during the lesson so you can quickly look them up and not fall behind!

Hands-On Learners Rejoice! I don't know about you, but I have a WAY easier time learning when I can try it myself. And that's why I LOOOOOVE  these tutorials! They don't just tell you what to do, they give you realistic simulations and have you ACTUALLY go through the process, step-by-step!

That's two HUGE advantages - One, anyone will remember better by actually performing the tasks... and two, because it's a simulation, you can't mess anything up! No risks, no worries!

Think you have it down? Take the quiz at the end of the chapter and find out for sure! If you're missing something, it's easy to go back and review. 

And with the Professor Answers quick assistance, if you forget something down the road, you'll have an informative lifeline to get you the answers you need!

There's simply no smarter or easier way to learn Windows 7.

Check Out This Small Selection of the Lessons!

  Windows 7 Basics
  Using The Desktop
  Working with Files and Folders
  Personalizing Windows 7
  Printing and Printer Features
  Working with Applications and the Internet
  Creating Shortcuts
  Working with Desktop Gadgets
  Personalizing the Desktop and Folder Settings
  Searching for Files and Folders

Wow! That's a lot of information... and this is just a tiny taste of the 170+ potential lessons!

Maybe you don't need every lesson! No problem! You are completely free to pick and choose each individual lesson! Each section covers a very specific topic, so just hit Next to skip the stuff you already know!

Oh, how long will it take? No worries - each chapter gives you an estimated time to completion!

Done with the basics? Step it up to Windows 7 ADVANCED topics! Give yourself the edge when using Windows 7 and make sure that your time at the computer is as quick and simple as you want it to be!

It's no surprise how fantastic this software is when you look at the facts: Professor Teaches has been a huge name in tutorial software for YEARS! You don't get respect like this for nothing:

I can't stress how much you get with this software. There's simply no FASTER or EASIER way to learn Windows 7! Novices and pros alike will get SO MUCH out of just a small amount of time spent with it!

You spend hours and hours with your computer - why not make those hours 100X more enjoyable by simply LEARNING how to use it better??

It really is the ultimate upgrade!!

Oh, and check out this price - it's the lowest ever! Make yourself a Windows 7 master for only $9.97 with FREE SHIPPING IN THE US! WOW!

PS - WARNING - This was a one-time buyout for this price and once these are gone, you'll be lucky to find this for under $35!  If you don't grab a copy quick, they might be all gone! And on Thursday the sale ends, sending the price back to $14.97


Computers 101

Terry writes:

Changed passwords for everything to secure passwords. Having trouble now when paying on eBay. Internet Explorer is remembering my PayPal password and I don’t want it to! Can’t see where to change that.

Terry, here’s how to make IE forget to remember your passwords. Open up  your browser and choose the gear icon. Select Internet Option from the drop-down menu.

When the Internet Options window opens, choose the Content tab.

Under AutoComplete, choose Settings.

Uncheck the box next to User names and passwords on forms and make sure to click the Delete AutoComplete history button.

 ~ Cynthia

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On The Move

Facebook Changes Mobile App - Get Most Recent Posts Back

I opened up Facebook on my phone the other day and noticed a good portion of the posts that showed up on my newsfeed were from yesterday. I realized that yet again, Facebook for Android has updated, and forced its users to see the “Top Stories”, rather than most recent. Once again, they made it difficult to change the settings. Now, instead of simply pressing an option on your newsfeed, you have to do a little more work.

First, you have to click on the icon at the top of your screen that looks like three little horizontal lines to get to your settings.

Then, you need to scroll down until you see the Feeds section. Tap on Most Recent and it will open your most recent feed. (You can also use this to view posts by groups you have set up, as well, by clicking on See All.)

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From The Archives

Ray from Ft. Worth, TX writes: What does snap apps mean in Windows 8? How you do it?

Snap apps means the ability to view two open apps at the same time in Windows 8. Snapping the apps can be a tricky process until you get used to it. To snap an app, you’ll need to have both apps you want to use open.  In this example, I’m in Word and am going to open a video program as well.  For a touch screen, you swipe in from the left edge of the screen and you’ll see a thumbnail of the app you wish to place. Keep moving it to the right with a slight motion back to the left and the app switcher bar will appear. With a mouse, put the cursor to the upper left corner and then move the cursor down the left edge of the screen to display the app switcher.


This is what the apps will look like when snapped...

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Today's Feature

Dale from Kentucky writes:

Since Microsoft won’t support XP any more, I think it’s time for more people to switch to a company that supports its products and doesn’t try to gouge you for money every few years like Apple.

Dale, many people are very happy with Apple’s OS X operating system, but you should know that no company will support an operating system forever.  As I mentioned in a previous article, Microsoft promises security support for operating systems for 10 years from the time they hit the market.

Apple doesn’t clearly spell out his support period , but usually will offer bug and security patches for a period of around four years. Usually Apple will only offer patches for the newest version of its operating system and the one before that. 

Apples quietly retired support for Snow Leopard this year, which left around 20% of Macs open to attack. Apple is not longer charging users to upgrade to the next operating system, but that doesn’t mean your computer can be upgraded. If it doesn’t have the specs to handle the upgrade, you’re in the same boat as an XP user. Apple makes their money when you upgrade to a new device as opposed to selling you the operating system or licensing it to other manufacturers.

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Amanda's Coolsite


This is a fun site for kids and grownups alike, it features a portable animation and sound kit that you control with your keyboard.

It’s very easy to use, just press any letter between A to Z or your spacebar to make visual  music. From my experience playing with it, the spacebar changes the color and sound theme and the letter keys make the sounds for the scheme you’re in.

My favorite was a light grey background, I just start by pressing the space bar till I get to it. And then I go to town on the letter keys.

Some people are actually really awesome at it (those people are not me) and you can check out some tunes that other people have made by clicking Tunes at the bottom or going here.  They’re YouTube videos, and the Patatap is embedded above them if you want to give it a try with the sheet music provided beneath the video. 

This was just really fun so I wanted to share it with you all. Go forth and make music!


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One More Big Deal

 This Deal Will Be Gone in a FLASH!

An 8 Gig Flash Drive... FOR JUST $4.97!!


EVERYONE Needs a Couple Flash Drives!

Take Your PC's Data Anywhere...


Bottom Line: Get This Before They're GONE!


This flash drive is proof that begging and pleading works! We wanted to feature a HUGE 8GB flash drive in the newsletter today, but MAN - almost EVERYONE'S price on these is just CRAZY! So, we talked to every supplier we knew and told then what we were trying to do - and we almost gave up!

But then...

One of them came to the rescue with an absolutely insane deal! So, for today ONLY, we're giving you a chance to grab a whoppin' 8GB flash drive for just
$4.97 WOW!

Do you know how much "stuff" you can put in this baby? We're talkin' thousands of files here - it has the capacity of 11 CDs! On ONE little drive!

This 8 GB flash drive is the Grand Canyon of the storage world! You can store up to...

2 7 4800 Photos
6 2000 MP3 Songs
5 24 Hours Of MPEG4 Video
4 400,000 Typical Size Documents

Massive storage in the palm of your hand!

Plus, these are some tough & durable flash drives (with a protective connector cap) so you KNOW it's gonna be good - talk about built to last!

Then to top it all off, it's the best price we've ever been able to offer on an 8GB flashdrive! $4.97 - that's insanely LOW! In fact, I was at a local Target store last night and guess what - they had a 4Gb flash drive - HALF THE SPACE - for four bucks MORE than what we want for our 8GB drive!

OfficeMax was even WORSE at $27.99 for a puny 4GB drive!! That's like paying for a large pizza and getting a small!!

I was also at Best Buy so I checked there too - and almost fell over from sticker shock! How do these people sleep at night?

We're talking BIG BUCKS for a "geek squad" 8GB flash drive - and here we are nearly giving this away for just $4.97 - and if your order is over $5 we even ship it FREE in the US!

Pass on this one and they'll have to admit you to the asylum for the financially insane!

Grab yours today:

PS - This amazing once-in-a-lifetime deal is ONLY good for today, while supplies last (which won't be long!). So don't mess around - grab yours NOW!


Monthly Wallpaper

April Wallpaper Is Ready!

Here it is - our free desktop calendar wallpaper for April! Enjoy!

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Rock Bridge Falls

Rain. That was the story for this shot – and the whole day in fact. We heard the first drop hit the camper the night before and it didn’t slow down till nearly lunch the next day. In fact, we had lunch and it was still drizzling. We figured it was about to quit, and with the amount of rainfall that was just delivered, Rock Bridge was bound to have a pretty cool waterfall going on. So, we…(More)

Snowy Egret Sweeping In

I gotta say, I think snowy egrets are among my favorite birds. I love their attractive plumage, their bright yellow eyes and feet, but most of all their impetuous attitude. They may be half the size of their larger cousins, but they seem oblivious to the fact and don’t hesitate to grapple and squawk over a prime fishing spot. That’s what was...(More)

King Of The Mountain

This robust-looking bull elk was photographed one crisp fall morning in Yellowstone National Park. I had plans to get a bit deeper into the park, but when I saw this guy and his harem running around on the side of the mountain, I knew it was worth a stop! It started off with just a few nice captures of the bull on the mountain, but nothing very impressive. I was about to move on when... (More)

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