Sunday, February 1, 2009

Computer Tips [ A New World Wide Web? + Mystery Operating System + Get Rid Of Telemarketers ] 02/02/09

Computer No, this isn't Steve. You can tell because Steve never wears a suit :-)

Quick Tips

E-mail Recall

We've all done it before. We prepare an e-mail message and we're 100 percent sure it's ready to be sent off, but as soon as we click the Send button, we realize we made a big mistake! Either you addressed it to the wrong person, you forgot some important information or you forgot to make some minor corrections. Whatever the case may be, you're probably wondering if there's any way you can recall that e-mail and try again.

Well, to be honest, there really isn't. Unfortunately, in most e-mail programs, once the e-mail is sent, there's no way to retrieve it again. There's no way to do it in Outlook Express or any of the more popular Web based e-mail clients, such as Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail or AOL. The only program that allows it is Microsoft Outlook. If you're one of the lucky ones who uses Outlook, you can read here for instructions on how to do that.

As for the rest of us, what can we do? First off, forget about getting the e-mail back, because it's just not going to happen. Once it's sent, it's gone. However, there are a few things you can do to prevent it from ever happening again. One of the best things to do is address the e-mail last. Go ahead and type out your e-mail first and put the recipient's e-mail address in the To: line last. Your e-mail program won't send the e-mail without an address, so once you see that, it will make you think harder about who you're sending it to. Also, that may lead you to look over the e-mail one more time so that you can make sure it's error free. So, even though you can't get certain e-mails back, you can keep yourself from making the same mistake twice. Yes!

~ Erin

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February Wallpaper!

Here's this month's free calendar wallpaper! As always, it's 100% free, so head on over and grab one!

Snowy Deer

This girl was in a group that I managed to slip into. It was snowing pretty good and she was curious about me and got within 8 feet for this close-up! If this isn't a February shot, I don't know what is!


I shot this just last month in the Valley Of Fire State Park - just about an hour from Las Vegas. We were going to another spot just down the road, but couldn't resist stopping for this shot. Timing on one like this is really tough, so dumb luck came to my rescue.

Summer Stream

Here's one that's a little different. It was shot in the Smokies last summer, but instead of giving you the straight shot, I added a soft-focus / dreamy effect to it. I hope you enjoy it!

All can be found here:


Don't stop now! Keep reading to learn how you can easily find out important information about your computer, find out how you can solve the case of the missing ruler in MS Word and learn all about the computer term Web 2.0. Also, find out how you can do some simple tricks with your wheel mouse with today's video tip and of course, don't miss out on Amanda's Cool Site of the Day!


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It's Time To Stop Struggling With Windows XP!

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If you're tired and frustrated with Vista, you're not alone! It's really a great system, but it's juuusssst different enough from previous versions of Windows to make you pull-your-hair-out-crazy trying to make it work the way you want! Come on - Why not say goodbye to all the headaches and take control? Learn Windows Vista Today is just the ticket out of frustrationville!

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 Plus, you'll really love the way the presentations progress too- they won't leave you behind scratching your head! You'll start off with the basics, then move on to more advanced topics as you learn. Of course, you can always skip back and review, but let me tell ya, as good as this software is, you probably won't need to! Plus, if you need a quick fix to a problem, you can skip to any topic at any time! PLUS this includes an amazing Index section too - just skim till you find the topic you want to learn and click! 

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Using The Sidebar Area
Getting More From The Start Menu / Taskbar
Working With Files & Folders
Managing And Maintenance
Working With Files And Folders
Organizing Everything
Showing Pictures
Making Movies
Playing Movies, Songs, And More
Web Browsing Tricks
Staying Safe Online
Using Windows Mail
Adding Hardware & Software
Customizing Windows
Setting Up Multiple Users
Maintaining Your System

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Why is this so cool? Why am I so excited? Why are you gonna love this? Let's consider a few scenarios that happen all the time!

First, have you ever ran out of memory on your digital camera's card? Sure, everyone's taken that train to frustrationville! Wouldn't be fantastic if you could simply transfer your pictures to a USB flash drive and empty that card without the hassle of getting a computer out? Am I crazy? Nope -  With this handy gadget, you just plug your camera in on one side, then stick in a flash drive on the other side!  Press a button and your images are magically transferred right from your camera to the flash drive - no computer necessary! Then, just clear your card and keep on shooting (you can even have this device clear your card after you're done if you like!)!

Memorex TravelSync Portable Transfer Device

Ooohh, yeah - here's one that happens ALL the time - and we've all been there! Have you ever needed a copy of a file someone else has? You know, maybe you just need a copy of a document, maybe you want a quick copy of a photo, maybe a favorite song - whatever. It may be on a friend's flash drive, camera, MP3 player - you name it, but you want that file!

Well, with this you just plug in the device that has the file on one side (could be a flash drive camera, external HD, memory card, ect) then select the file you want from the list. Next, plug in your flash drive (or whatever USB storage you prefer) into the other side and a couple button presses later you have the file! Seriously - No booting up the computer, no opening up the flash drive, no copying the file over to the desktop, no opening up the other flash drive, no copying to the new flash drive, no shutting down! Once you go the direct copy route with this little guy, you'll never go back!!

OK, want another example? What about this - do you have a external hard drive for backups or extra storage? With this, you could actually transfer your photos, files, music, ect directly to your hard drive from your camera (flash drive, memory card, MP3 player) without ever booting up your computer! Talk about a time saver (and a brilliant way to do quick backups)!

Oh, and what if you come home from a trip with a bunch of memory cards in your pocket you want to backup to that same external HD? Don't mess with your computer - just plug a memory card reader into one side of your TravelSync and your HD into the other! Again, just a button press or two and your files are all transferred from your card reader to the external HD! Couldn't be easier! This would be just spectacular if you're on the road and want to quickly backup those once-in-a-lifetime trip photos on a portable HD!!

It's not just for photos either! Got MP3s? Then you'll LOVE this! You want to transfer the music on your MP3 player to another MP3 player? Guess what? This can transfer your files with no computer required! WAIT! Want to put your MP3s on a flash drive, external HD, or memory card? Yup, you guessed it - this is your go to device!

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This is really one of those devices that once you have it, you'll wonder how you lived without it!

How much do these go for?  You won't believe your price, but first I gotta tell you "their" prices! Get this - right this second Memorex has these listed on their site for $50 and Amazon is at $48.99! Looking around, I couldn't find ANYONE less than $41 for these things - and pretty much everyone was charging shipping on top of it! And frankly, it's really worth the money they're asking too - it's that good. But....

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Computers 101

I just bought a computer from a friend of mine and they didn't know a whole lot about it. Therefore, I don't even know which operating system it has. How can I determine that?

Don't feel bad! That sort of thing happens to a lot of people. Whenever you make a deal on a computer from a friend or family member, chances are, you're not going to know much about it until you start investigating. And while there's nothing wrong with that, it can be a bit frustrating until you figure some things out. Another situation could be that you bought a computer a long time ago, but never really used it. You may not remember certain things from way back when.

Either way, one of the most important things you need to know about a computer is what operating system it is running under. Without that information, you won't be able to do certain things, you won't know which programs will and won't work, etc. So, it's pertinent for you to find out that little piece of information first. While that sounds easy enough to do, you may not be sure how to go about checking on it. Well, I'm here to help you out with that, so let's get started!

There are a couple of ways you can do this with any computer. Now, before you begin, you must know that the computer does have a version of Windows. It can't be a Mac or be using Linux, etc. If the computer has anything other than Windows, this tip won't work.

Okay, here's the easiest way to check which operating system you have. Go to Start, Run and type in "winver" (without the quotes). Press Enter on your keyboard. That will bring up a new window that has all the information about your computer's operating system. It will give you the version (98, 2000, XP, etc.), the build information and the Service Pack version, if one is installed. It will look something like this:

Now, there are other ways you can go about doing this as well, just in case you couldn't get it to come up with the above directions. For one, right click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and choose Properties. Under the General tab, you will see the operating system information and some data on the actual computer. What you see here is a little different from all that you get with the first option, but it still gives you the basics.

The next one I have for you works if you're using a mobile device for your computer (it's probably rare, but it might just help some of you out). If you have Windows CE on either a cell phone or a PDA, you can find out which version you have by going to Start, Control Panel. Click on the Systems icon under the System Properties section and you'll see from there which version of Windows CE you have. It will also give you some of the build information.

Either way you do it, you'll be able to find the information you're looking for and you can then be on your way to making the computer you want to have. It's nice to have options, isn't it?!

~ Erin

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MS Office

The Case of the Missing Ruler

Today's tip comes from a recent question posed by a reader. It seems as if, while working in MS Word on a letterhead template, the reader realized the vertical ruler on the left side of the screen was missing.

So, the obvious questions were "Where did it go?" and "How do I get it back?"

While I can't be positive as to the exact steps taken by any user to create a situation, I do have an educated guess!

In older versions of Word (not the 2007 version), there's a Normal View choice located in the View window.

That view doesn't tend to show as much while editing as the Print Layout view does. For example, it doesn't display headers or footers on the page and it only shows the horizontal ruler across the top of the page.

If you want to see the vertical ruler, you need to switch to the Print Layout view under the View menu.

That view displays both rulers, allowing you to double check that the vertical spacing is correct for items such as letterheads and other special papers.

Case closed!

~ April

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More Cool Stuff

Awesome! Turn 1 USB Port Into 4!JustCom USB 2.0 4-Port Hub

Brilliant "Stand Up" Design Keeps Wires More Organized!

Stop Crawling Around On The Floor!

Set This On Your Desk And Always Have A Place To Plug In!

Jaw-Droppin', Mind-Blowin' Deal Too!

Know what you can never have enough of? USB ports! You know how it is - everything you want to plug into your computer requires what? A USB port! It's really easy to run out of those little buggers, ya know? Well, that's where this amazing idea comes in!

We have these really cool, really new 4 Port USB 2.0 Hubs that magically turn 1 USB port into 4! David Copperfiled doesn't have anything on these babies!

Oh, and look at these - instead of laying down on their side like some kind of lazy hub, they stand up! Why didn't I think of that? What a brilliant idea! Just wait till you try it! The ingenious design makes surprisingly easy to plug in (and yank out) your USB cords! I tried one out at home and was pleasantly surprised at how much more organized all the cords stay - no more rat's nest!

Know what else is really great about these? They sit right on your desk so no more crawling around on the floor playing contortionist while you're trying to plug a USB cord into the back of your computer! Yeah, you know the game - you wiggle around on the floor, pull one USB plug, replace it with your new gadget, then get back to your computer, then figure out that you accidently unplugged your mouse, you go back under, unplug your new gadget, plug your mouse back in, unplug something else, plug your gadget back in - isn't enough, enough? Stick this hub on your desk and stay off that floor!


Oh, do you have a laptop? Ever hook it up to a regular keyboard and mouse? What about a flash drive? An external HD? An MP3 player? Want to make it easier? Just get this hub and plug your accessories into it - Your mouse, keyboard, and whatever else. Now, next time you need to use your laptop, instead of playing musical USB ports with your accessories, just plug this 4 Port USB hub into your laptop! A single plug and you have up to 4 accessories running! 

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The Shocking Truth About Your Hard Drive!

Don't Throw Out That Old Hard Drive!!

Don't Give Away Your Old Computer!

You Gotta Read This - It'll Scare The Heck Outta Ya!

News Flash!

Recent studies show that 74% of hard drives sold, given away, or thrown out (in the computer or out) contain data that can be easily read and recovered - and 36% of those hard drives had even been reformatted. You absolutely, positively, have to permanently get that data off of there!!

Do you have an old computer you're thinking about giving away? Maybe an old hard drive that needs to be thrown out? Well, if you do, you MUST GET THAT DATA OFF THERE!!!!

Well, we have some really easy to use software that will keep you safe called DriveScrubber. Just pop the CD into your computer (or make a floppy if you still have a drive for one of those) and reboot. Even if you can't boot to Windows, you can still erase that drive with this software!

Think about it - you wouldn't toss paperwork with credit card, bank, or social security numbers in the trash without shredding the heck out of 'em would you? Of course not! However, day in and day out, people toss out old computers and think that just deleting or formatting a drive is going to get rid of all the personal info they had on it - not a chance!

WARNING - When you delete a file, it's not really gone. You might want to read that last sentence again because it's really important. The area where the file lives on your hard drive simply gets tagged as free space, but until it's overwritten, that data is VERY recoverable. I formatted a test drive and ran recovery software on it awhile ago just to see what would happen. Nearly EVERYTHING was easily recoverable! No problem at all!

If you've ever used your computer to check on your banking, buy a product online, or anything that involves your personal info, then that info might be easily available when you get rid of your old hardware! Yikes!

Don't think it can happen to you? Well, two MIT students did a study. They went and purchased 158 used hard drives for less than $1000 from a web swap-meet type site. When they went through the drives, they found over 5,000 credit card numbers, medical reports, lots of personal and corporate financial information, and gigs of personal e-mail. And get this - 60% of the drives had been formatted!!!

There are people who look for old computers at the curb or in the dumpster just to pull info off the hard drive or sell the drives to others! Plus, if you just "donate" an old computer you have no idea what really is going to happen to it! If this doesn't scare the heck out of you, then you shouldn't be using a computer!

Once you insert the Drive Scrubber disk, your computer will boot to the CD or the floppy, and has an easy to use interface that makes wiping a drive a snap. Just select the drive and select the "erase" button. ALL the info on the drive will be gone - permanently and forever! You can still reformat the drive and install Windows again once this is done - but any info you had on the drive will be completely gone. No worries about anyone ever using your hard drive or old computer to steal you personal info! It's great!

I personally have a couple of old hard drives sitting around that I just didn't want to throw out. Now I'll be able to completely erase them and toss them into the trash knowing that no one will EVER be able to recover any of my personal data from that drive.

Your cost for all this protection? Just $6.97 and US shipping is FREE! Sure, it's not a program that you'll use every day, but everyone with a computer WILL need to use it someday! For this kind of money, it's insane not to be safe. Check it out:

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What's the Version?

So, tell me, do you know the version number for all the different programs and applications you use on your computer? If you said yes, I'm very impressed, but I'm guessing most of you said no. I mean, do you even know where to look for the version number? It's usually printed on the disc somewhere, but sometimes it's hidden or it's just really hard to find. Well, if you'd like some help in finding your version numbers and getting them all written down, you've got to read through the tip on our homepage today. It's all the help you need!

Inspiration Line

Are you going through a rough patch right now? Maybe some things have happened in your life recently and you're just having a hard time dealing with them. Life can definitely throw you some curve balls from time to time and it's completely understandable to be upset for awhile. But there are things that can help you as well! One example is the cool site we're featuring on our homepage today. It's called Inspiration Line and it's filled with positive vibes, including laughs, quotes, facts, trivia and more. It's perfect for a little pick-me-up!

Here's the link you need: Enjoy!

Tip of the Day

Web 2.0

So, tell me, have you heard about Web 2.0? It’s a term you see applied to a lot of Web sites on the Internet these days, but today, I’m going to go a little more in depth about its meaning. Web 2.0 describes the changing trend in the use of the World Wide Web technology and Web design that aims to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the Web. Those Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development of Web communities, social networking sites (MySpace and Facebook), video sharing sites (YouTube), wikis (Wikipedia) and blogs (Blogger). Wow! You probably use Web 2.0 Web sites more than you thought, am I right? Well, let's learn even more about it!

A Web 2.0 Web site doesn’t have any technical specifications. It refers to the revolution of using the Internet as a platform. That is, using a Web site to perform a task instead of a program on an operating system. The 2.0 refers to a rebirth after the end of the 2001 dot com bubble, which I’m sure you heard about in one way or another.

In addition to the popular ones listed above, we’ve covered many Web 2.0 Web sites in the WorldStart newsletter in the past. Just to name a few, Rollyo, Passpack, Project Playlist, Remember the Milk and RSSFWD. If you're interested in learning more about Web 2.0, this link has a complete directory of 2.0 Web sites. Check it out!

~ Neil Patel

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Today's Feature

Wheel Mouse Tricks - Video Tip

Do you have a scroll wheel mouse? If so, did you know you can do some pretty awesome tricks with it? It's amazing what that little wheel can do for you! It can help you move around your documents and the Web sites you visit much faster and it can even help improve your eye sight! Want to know more about what I'm talking about? If you're intrigued, just click on the link below to read all about it and learn for yourself!

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Amanda's Coolsite

Phone Spam Filter

Telemarketers seem to be even more annoying these days! Not only do they call you during dinner time, but they manage to get their hands on your cell phone number and they gladly start bothering you there as well. Plus, the calls on your cell phone eat up your minutes and cost you extra money. What a nightmare!

But not anymore! Now, you can do your part to help stop telemarketers. It's really easy too! All you have to do is type the telephone number of the telemarketer into the blank box on the left hand side of the page. Then click Go.

If the phone number comes up and there's already a complaint for it, you can add your complaint by clicking on the Submit your Own Complaint About the Number link. That will take you to a form to fill out about the telemarketing calls you receive.

If it isn’t in the database, you follow the same process and fill out the form. Or, you can skip that and just click on the Complain tab near the top of the page. You can then fill out the form from there.

You can also browse the database by area code or do a reverse look up with the links at the top of the page.

Note: If you click into any section on the right side of the page, you’ll find the Latest News. There you can read articles about telemarketing fraud and changes in the laws surrounding telemarketing.

Start fighting back against telemarketers today!

~ Amanda

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Monthly Wallpaper

February Wallpaper!

Here's this month's free wallpaper! As always, it's 100% free, so head on over and grab one!

Snowy Deer

This girl was in a group that I managed to slip into. It was snowing pretty good and she was curious about me and got within 8 feet for this closeup! If this isn't a February shot, I don't know what is!


I shot this just last month in the Valley Of Fire State Park - just about an hour from Las Vegas. We were going to another spot just down the road, but couldn't resist stopping for this shot. Timing on one like this is really tough, so dumb luck came to my rescue.

Summer Stream

Here's one that's a little different. It was shot in the Smokies last summer, but instead of giving you the straight shot, I added a soft-focus / dreamy effect to it. I hope you enjoy it!

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