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Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Want a fun way to keep track of the weather in a way you’ve never seen before? Give YoWindow a look! It’s this week’s free download! Continue reading


Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Stellarium is an awesome open source planetarium that you can download to your computer! Explore the cosmos, learn new things! It’s free, so what have you got to lose? Continue reading

Earth Alerts

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Are you looking for up to date weather alerts for your computer? Looking for not just local forecasts, but worldwide notifications as well? I have found a very useful tool to keep track of weather updates from around the globe. It’s called Earth Alerts.

When you first open the program, you are greeted with a blank screen asking you to input

Easy BCD

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Time can be our worst enemy or our most loyal friend. I find it frustrating to waste time in front of my PC. And what is even more frustrating, is the fact that there are unpredicted things that steal seconds and minutes from a schedule that I’ve carefully analyzed and set for myself.

You lose time when you have a bad

Magix FunPix Maker

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Have you ever looked at edited pictures posted on the internet and wondered, “How did they do that”?, or thinking,”Hey, I want to be able to do that!” Well you could turn to a program such as Photoshop to similarly edit your own images. But you basically have to be a master (with a wheelbarrow full of money) to create some of those images. On

RootsMagic Essentials

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

RootsMagic is a really useful free program that enables you to lay out your family tree. It has many tools available for tracking information about your family and their ancestry. I found this program to very practical and loads of fun, right off the bat.

Upon initial installation, you’re asked to do an update to get the newest version of the

Capture View

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Whether you’re a computer novice or a person who knows all the ins and outs, having a good screen capture program is essential. If you’ve ever tried to use your print screen function to capture images, you know that the quality is rarely what you wish it would be. While searching for a remedy to this situation, I have come across a program called Capture View.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Pop quiz – Do you know where the installation CDs for your Microsoft Windows and Office are? If you can’t pinpoint them right now, you’re not alone.

In fact, just last week my home computer crashed and I wanted to reinstall Windows, but when I when I went to look for the CDs, they were nowhere to be found! I began

Accounts and Budget Free 6.0.1

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Need to balance your home budget? If you have ever searched for software to assist you with this, you already know how expensive these programs can be. Now who has the money for this, if we need to budget every dollar we spend? Well I have located a good program to assist you with this problem. It is a simple program named Accounts and Budget 6.0

WorldWide Telescope

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

WorldWide Telescope is a free download from Microsoft that offers spectacular views of the celestial wonders of the night sky, provided by the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Center, along with other telescopes based on Earth, and in space. Explore the interactive application on your own, or take the narrated guided tours offered by prominent astronomers and educators.


Auto Clicker Typer

Monday, February 14th, 2011

It seems like in this day and age; computers should be able to do more of our work for us. Just last week, I was working on a project and I had to print 30 different web pages, and set the same special printer settings for each one. Talk about something being painstakingly boring! So, I searched for a solution and found Auto Clicker Typer, which


Friday, February 11th, 2011

Video chatting is the cool new way to communicate in the twenty-first century! One popular video call service is Skype, which we’ve covered before in the newsletter, but I recently stumbled upon another named ooVoo, and it is chock full of useful features, including 6-way video calling! I think many of you will enjoy how you can begin a video call with anyone in the world

AbiWord 2.8.6

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

One of the great things about writing for WorldStart is the opportunity to test free software, something that, as a geek wannabe, I’d already been doing at home for years. And, as it was then, while mining the software fields, it’s exciting to discover a little gem. AbiWord is one of them.

AbiWord is a free, lightweight, open source word processor

Calibre 0.7.43

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Most people are aware that reading a hard copy of a book is becoming a thing of the past. There are many products on the market that enable you to read your favorite books in electronic form. Books such as WorldStart’s Internet Security Survival Guide and many others are now becoming available in digital form, often referred to as EBooks. With all of this new technology, how


Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

There are many types of photo editing programs on the market today. Some of them are so light that they barely provide the ability to rotate images. On the other side of this, are the ones that consume so much of your computer’s resources that they can slow your computer response time. Well, I have found one that finds itself pretty much right in the middle of these

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition is a great program for locating and quarantining spyware in your computer, and it is also really simple to use. As we all know, Spyware can become a major pain, causing many issues within your computer.

Some of the many great features of this program include a Quick Scan, Complete Scan, or even a Custom Scan, which will check for malicious files in areas that you… Continue reading

Avast Free Antivirus

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

I’ve been an AVG antivirus user for several years now, and will probably continue to use it on my own computers. However, after having some problems installing the latest version of AVG on someone else’s XP computer, I decided to try Avast instead. That’s one the beauties of the abundance of freeware available today. If you’re having problems with an uncooperative program, you can… Continue reading

End it all is a free program that allows the user to stop a program dead in its tracks without resorting to the task manager. Continue reading

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