The response to the new site design has been overwhelming! Yet, we here at Worldstart are always trying to push the envelope, make the next turn before the compitition and rasie the bar on expectations. That's why we're happy to announce an even bigger, better and flashier Worldstart.com! Effective today, a new era of design, functionality and excitement await you! Follow the link below to see our new and improved web page!
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That sure was fun, wasn't it? Keep on keepin' on to get the best deals and tips on the internet! Today we'll find out how to tell if you have a 32bit or 64 bit operating system, April's awesome Office Tip on Read-Only files in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and some info on Internet Explorer version 8! We've also got Gary's final entry in the Windows Steadystate series and Amanda's Cool Site, too! Have a great first day of April ;)
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Use What The Camera Pros Use
(But... Get It At A Discount!)
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This is going to be short and sweet: If you have any kind of camera lens, THIS is what you need to clean it safely!
Simple to use:
One end has a convenient, retractable brush made of soft, natural bristles is used to dust away any hard particles or contaminants.
The other end is a long-lasting, specialized "cleaning tip", to wipe away fingerprints and other smudges
Extensive laboratory tests show that the innovative LensPen outperforms other lens cleaning systems. including high quality optical lens tissue and cloth!
See for yourself!!!
Surfaced cleaned for 10 seconds using a high quality optical cloth
Surface cleaned for 10 seconds using LensPen
I could blab on and on all day about how great the LensPen is. But don't take MY word for it. Check out what the pro's have to say!
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"I have two LensPens, one in my desk, and one in my camera bag." Robert Cameron Ward, Photographer
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"We loved our LensPen!" Shainee Gabel and Kristin Hahn - Filmakers/authors
"Within about 8 minutes I had 3 lenses clean and sparkling, both front and rear elements. It looks as though the glass is brand new." Guy Prince
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"...it's the best little gadget I've found for use around the telescope in a long, long time. I've never had a problem of any kind in several years of use and do not hesitate to use it on the most expensive optics!" Rod Mollise, Author of Choosing and USing a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
Heck...even the Critics Love It!!!
"...the special LensPen pad is the most efficient and effective method of removing most damaging materials from the lens surface...On our test bench the LensPen proved to be very effective in removing a variety of common contaminants from camcorder lenses. The pad was by far the most effective in removing fingerprints from the lens surface, out-performing most lens cleaning cloths by a noticeable amount. It's probably the cheapest insurance you will ever purchase." VideoCamera and Electronic Imaging Magazine
Use it for all these types of lenses:
Cameras, Camcorders, Binoculars, Telescopes, Microscopes,Rifle Scopes, even Night Vision!
Here's what you need to know:
If you have a small lens, grab the LensPen "miniPRO II"
If you have a Inter-changeable SLR lenses, grab the LensPen Original!
Might want to do what some of the professional photographers above do: grab a couple!
Your cost?Get this - just $10.97 and US shipping is FREE! For that price, you gotta give it a go!! In fact, with the small size, I just picked up three! That way, no matter where I am, I know my lens will always be clean and my pictures will be sharp! I love it! and I know you will too!
Small Lenspen For Point & Shoot Style Cameras (miniPro II):
Large Lenspen Original for SLR (interchangeable lens) cameras (or binoculars, scopes, etc)
P.S. LensPen may not make you a better photographer, but you'll feel like a Pro while you keep your camera and other lenses clean. Grab 'em while we still got 'em!
WOW! This is like the energizer bunny of the software world! It just keeps going and going! Thank you to the hundreds and hundreds who ordered this week! This is our hottest seller this week by far - if you've been missing out, take a minute and give it a look - you'll be glad you did!
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You know how it is - You've probably been wanting to learn how to use a bunch of programs that you've just dabbled with up til now. Well, here's your chance to really dominate 'em!
And unlock all the bells and whistles that have been lurking under the hood just waiting for you to "Crack the Code"!
So...what programs are we talking about? Well, how about the COMPLETE Microsoft® Office® suite of programs., including:
Pretty impressive, heh? But hang on...we've only just started!
Ever wanted to know how to make your own newsletters, brochures, or fliers? (Got you covered!)
How 'bout sprucing up those digital photos you've got sitting on that hard drive? (Got ya there, too!)
Been thinking about putting together a web page? (Oh yeah...we can get you started on that, too!)
Check out this list of courses that are ALSO covered:
See...told you it was AWESOME! This will keep you busy for quite some time, don't ya think?
And what you're going to find is that this is the Easiest and Fastest way to learn these programs!
This course was created by a company called "LEARN2". Now that may not mean much to you...until you realize that this company's training programs have been used by Fortune 500 companies and leading government agencies to train some of their KEY employees for over a decade! Why? Because their system works!
You see, you don't just sit there trying to learn by reading out of a book. (We all know how well THAT usually works - especially trying to learn a computer program. zzzzzzzz) Well, they do something VERY different. Instead, you watch a series of short, but in-depth video presentations, that shows you what to do and how to do it. Each lesson has step-by-step simulations with easy visual and audio instructions.
The result is this system has proven to increase the rate of retention. In other words, you learn more and you remember what you learn! (How's THAT for a novel concept!)
Oh, and, by the way, this company's training carries the "Microsoft® Approved Courseware" designation. In fact, their training information covers the very same material included in the "MS Certified Specialist" Certification level! So understand...you're running with the very best!
And wait til you see what this course covers. (I think you'll be impressed as we were!)
As you might expect from the title, this program covers the entire suite of Microsoft® Office® programs...ALL of them!
But hang on a second...check this out.
How many times have you tried to learn a program but then the teaching information was for a DIFFERENT version of the program than YOU had? (You know...you've got last year's version, but the program covers the latest version, which (of course) you just don't happen to have!) This program not only has the most current version of MS Office®, but it ALSO has the earlier versions... for each program that makes up MS Office®!
So even if you don't have the latest version of each MS Office® program, you don't need to let that stop you. Learn the version that you have right now. If you decide to upgrade your MS Office® in the future, fine, learn those versions at that time. Or if you really want to increase your job skills, learn all of the programs and become familiar with all of the versions. (Hello, "Super Star" !)
Just so you know, this is T-H-E FULL- BLOWN training course on Microsoft®® Office®®. (There is a "shortened" version of this course that's called, "Learn2 Training Essentials"). This is ain't it. This is, "LEARN2 Training Complete". And there's a reason they called it that.
This program comes with Five!!! (count 'em... FIVE CD-ROMs, each packed with audio and video presentations! And each CD-ROM features in-depth instruction on an Office® program as well as an introduction to Windows® Vista®. There's over 1400 topics covered! The bottom-line: go thru this course, complete the exercises and YOU WILL KNOW Microsoft® Office®.
To give you some idea of the depth covered in these courses, I took some screenshots for you to look at.
Here I opened the section on Microsoft® Access® (the database program). Once inside, you see the Course Menu for Level 1
When you click on one of the modules, you'll see the lessons within that module. (Here you can see the lessons within Module 3.)
Once you click on one of the lessons, you see the presentations within that lesson.
Here's a screenshot of one of the exercises in Access®. As you can see, the training is VERY thorough!
And if you're already familiar with Microsoft® Office® but you'd like to "brush-up" a little or if you'd like to increase your skills in a certain area, no problem. You'll love the way these modules are set up because you can focus on any one specific area you want OR learn any of the programs from the ground up!
Imagine... the pride and feeling of accomplishment you'll feel when you've mastered THE most popular computer programs used today.
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Yikes! The price is going up to $16.97 Thursday! Better order now!!
Q: How do I determine if I have a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system?
A:It's good to know what kind of operating system (OS) you have on your computer, that way you'll be able to download the appropriate kinds of drivers and programs that work best with your configuration. So, how about a tip within a tip for this one? Not only are you going to find out which type of operating system you currently have, but I'll even show you a quick way to get there!
For Windows XP users – Hold the Windows Key, and then press the Pause Key, which is located two keys to the right of the Print Screen key. As if by some form of electronic magic, the system properties window springs to life! I know, I went a little loopy right there, but I just discovered this trick myself, so I'm giddy! This window shows all of the basic info about your computer like how much RAM you have and what-not, but it also can tell you what OS you're running. If it doesn't specifically say Windows XP x64 Edition, then you're running a 32 bit operating system.
For Windows Vista users – Same drill here: press and hold the Windows Key and then hit the Pause Key. Up comes the system properties window and you'll notice a specific field that says “System Type”, which has your OS type listed after it. Vista will actually tell you 32 bit or 64 bit.
And there you have it!
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Read-Only Done the Quick Way
Remember all the hassle it was to make a file Read-only in MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint versions prior to 2007?
You had to save and close the file, locate it through Windows, right-click on it and then you could finally select the Read-only checkbox.
Whew! That's a lot of steps and a bit of a pain.
Well, if you're using a 2007 version then today you're in luck.
In the 2007 version of these programs read-only is just a couple of clicks away.
Once you're done editing the file and are ready to make it read-only simply go to the Office Button, Prepare choice.
Among the options that the Prepare section gives there's one that's "Mark as Final".
Instantly the document is read-only and all the editing features of the Ribbon are disabled.
Truly, the document in this condition is "final".
You'll know that a document is marked as final when you see the Mark as Final icon in the Status Bar.
Need more editing? Change your mind?
All you have to do is to repeat the process used previously to mark it as final and you'll be back into the editing business!
Now that's truly the easy way to make a file read-only!
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Yeah We Got 'Em!
LED Colored "Easter Eggs"...For Your Computer!!!
Color changing "Easter Egg" (OK...it 's NOT really an egg...it's a LED light shaped like an egg. But Easter's right around the corner so we're calling these "Easter Eggs"!)
With all this "serious" computer stuff, we'd thought we'd break things up a little with something that's just A Whole Lot of Fun! Guaranteed to put on smile on the grumpiest of faces!!!
Yep...these "Easter Eggs" actually change colors right before your eyes...automatically! (5 different colors: Purple, Red Light Blue, Green, and Yellow!)
These make a GREAT accent ("mood") lighting OR a TERRIFIC nightlight for the bedroom, hallway, kitchen and even the garage!
Your kids will love 'em!
Your grandkids Will love 'em!
Heck...YOU'LL even love 'em!!!
Simple to use...nothin' to it! Plugs right in to your USB outlet on your computer. Plus, it comes with a 4.5 foot cable to give you some room to move it around your desk if you want to leave it plugged in. Also comes with an "On/Off" switch so you can leave it plugged in if you want.
Oh, and get this - You can also use this unplugged! It has a rechargeable battery built right in!
3.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches
Grab a few for yourself and the kids! Your price is just $9.97 and U.S. shipping is FREE!
P.S. - Sorry...we can't do any "dozen egg orders"...limit of 5 per order!
Special Update!! Save $116 Off Retail!
These went like CRAZY on Friday, over the weekend, Monday, and yesterday! Oh, and check this out - We found the SAME DRIVE at buy.com for $86.47 after shipping! AND - they LIST for $138!!! We have 'em for $21.97 and our shipping is FREE if you live in the US! Killer deal! Take a look!!
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These are just the coolest little hard drives we've ever come across! Not only are they about as good lookin' as a hard drive can get, but they are really tiny too! Just wait till you see yours :-) You're gonna LOVE 'em!
This works just like a flash drive - only it doesn't set you back as much money! Just plug it into your computer and it will show up as an external drive under My Computer. From there, simply drag and drop your files! Works on any XP or Vista computer - no drivers required! WOW!
Why not free up extra room on your computer's Hard Drive? Yeah...instead of jamming EVERYTHING onto the computer (you know...the one you never seem to get around to backing up!), why not keep all your favorite music, photos and other important stuff in one nice, convenient spot? Plus that way, you've got everything together when you want to show uncle Bob all the latest photos from your last vacation?
Oh, and these are FANTASTIC for backups too! You probably have loads of documents, information, spreadsheets, family photos, and music that you just can't afford to lose - Why not back 'em up onto a couple of these handy little drives? Makes it MUCH easier to keep track of and for the price you just can't go wrong!
Or if you've got SOOO many tunes you just "can't live without" and you're juggling three or four thumb drives- well STOP IT!!! (Besides, you're bound to loose one of 'em, poke an eye out or do something else that every mother in the world seems to warn their kids about doing!) Do the smart thing and keep them all together and neat all in one place! (Besides, your mother will be so proud!)
Anyway, in addition to the HUGE amount of capacity, this mini-HD is FAST! (USB 2.0 with data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps!) So when "Uncle Bob" says he just has to have copies of those pictures, BAM! plug right into that USB port and you're done!!! Oh, and this comes pre-loaded with Mobile Launchpad, which is the start menu for your USB HD Drive! So no need to think about drivers, and all that. Again, this baby is 100% Plug 'N Play so you can Rock 'N Roll!!!
And, of course, we can't leave out the fact that this Mini HD looks gooood! Sleek, slick, compact,,,what else do you need.
Oh, and this comes with its own USB cable, a Quick Start Guide AND a travel wallet. (Can you say, "Accessorize"?)
These are going to go out the door in a hurry! I'd say grab one or two while you can for yourself...maybe even one as a gift if we still have any. Also, we just found this exact same drive at buy.com for $86.47 after shipping! Grab 'em from us for just $21.97 and US Shipping is FREE! Here's the link:
PS...You KNOW you're gonna need more storage - grab a couple of these today! Save over $100!
Do you consistently monitor your CPU usage? If you don't, it's not the end of the world, but it is a good idea to keep an eye on that every once in awhile. What do I mean by CPU usage? Well, it's basically the percentage of your computer system (programs, other applications, etc.) being used at a particular time. Stop by the Worldstart site to read more!
Curious about how much caffeine is in the drink you're sipping right now? Would you like to know the caffieine content for hundres of drinks and food? Check out the Worldstart site today and browse over to Energy Fiend. Sleep comfortably tonight, folks! :)
Here's the link you need: http://www.worldstart.com/ Enjoy!
Internet Explorer 8.0 Features
March 19th saw the release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8; the first major release of the famous Internet browsing software since 2006. Aside from offering enhanced security, IE 8 is also the default browser for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 as well. Let's take a gander at some of the features included this time around, and see what they mean to you!
Suggested Sites: This is a pretty cool feature that recommends sites to you based on where you browse most. Say for instance that you're a big fan of FoodNetwork.com. IE 8 will take that into account and offer up other food-related sites to check out! It's only at the user's request, though, and all the information sent back and forth is on a “by session” basis; meaning that you don't have to worry about “big brother” watching everything you do! I took some time browsing around, and by the time I clicked on the Suggested Sites tab, I had racked up quite a few cool destinations to check out!
InPrivate Browsing: Speaking of privacy, Internet Explorer 8 offers something called “InPrivate” browsing, which doesn't store any cookies, passwords or other personal information during an InPrivate session. In, out and undetected; just like a ninja!
Quicktabs: We're all familiar with tabbed browsing by now (thanks, Steve!), but have you ever wanted to see all of your tabs at once? Quicktabs, which was introduced in IE 7, will allow for just that by showcasing all of your open tabs at once in one area. Each open tabs gets it own thumbnail view, making it easy to choose which window you want to pick next. You might have known about it already, but it's still worth a mention!
Web Slices:This is really neat! Web Slices are designed for people who like to keep track of constantly updated web pages like E-bay or online stocks. If a web slice is available on the page you can click on it and add it to the Internet Explorer 8 tool bar. Whenever an update or change occurs the bar will flash, telling you that something requires your attention. I didn't find too many sites that support web slices yet, but I can definitely see the potential!
More to come on IE 8 in the future!
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Windows SteadyState Part 3
This week is the third and final tutorial on Windows Steadystate. If you missed parts one and two, you can view them here: Part 1, Part 2. Today we are going to cover the last two sections of SteadyState. These two area are called "Feature Restrictions" and "Block programs". Lets dive in!
The first section is the "Feature Restrictions" tab. This tab goes beyond the options of the Windows Restrictions tab and covers specific features of windows programs that can be altered for individual users.
As you can see, there are many settings in the tab. Just like the previous section, I unfortunately will not be able to cover all of them, but I will talk about some important ones. The first section is all about Internet Explorer. You will find many useful features in the IE section. Some of my favorites include "Prevent Internet Access". This will simply stop IE from connecting to the Internet. Great for securing a system that has no need to be on the Internet. Another is "Empty the Temp Files Folder when IE is Closed". This will simply clean up your temporary files when you close IE. A third is "Prevent Right Click". This stops users from being able to use the features in the right click menu in IE.
You will also notice the sub menu called "Menu Options". These options are pretty self explanatory. They allow you to remove options that appear in IE menus. The best one is "Remove Internet Options". This make it so a user cannot alter the IE settings and possibly put the computer at risk.
The last part of the feature restrictions tab is the "Office Restrictions" area. This area provides a number of office restrictions including preventing the use of VBA applications in office. I would recommend turning this on unless you specifically use macros. These can cause some harm if they come from an untrustworthy source.
Now we will move to the "Block Programs" tab.
This tab is simple, but powerful. If you don't want this user to be able use a program, simply click the name of the program and click the "block" button. This will make it so the program will simply not work for this user.
So, there you have it. Windows SteadyState is a very useful program that allows you to take full control of your computer. I hope that I have helped explain some of the coolest options that this program has to offer.
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Welcome to Grade Genie the study site devoted to helping you get the best grade you can through study tools.
Registration is easy. All you have to do is fill out the form, select the school you are attending, and agree to the terms and conditions. You can login immediately afterwards.
Once you’ve logged in you will be asked to setup your schedule. Follow the directions they give you to set up your schedule. If it can’t find the classes you’re taking through the search engine you can add them.
Now that you have your schedule added, you can upload notes for that specific course by clicking the upload button. If you don’t have any notes to add at this time to share with other users you can skip this.
To search for Notes – go to the search field and select Notes from the drop down menu. This will give you a search engine to use. Type in the title or tags you want to look for. You can also change the school you are searching for the notes in by changing it from My Schools to one of the other schools listed.
This is an awesome study tool. The more you add notes, and check out the notes that other people have added – the better you are going to do in your classes!
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Now THAT'S A Really Sweet Webcam!
Use It To Chat With Friends For FREE - No More Long Distance!
Flexible Neck, LEDs For Low Light, And It Even Takes Snapshots!
Great Quality @ A Dirt Cheap Price!
Know what time it is? It's time to FINALLY get yourself a webcam! We just got an absolutely amazing deal on some incredible USB 2.0 Webcams W/ Mic and you're gonna love 'em!
I know, I know, folks who've never used a webcam before are always a bit nervous the first time they plug it in - will it work? Is it hard to setup? What do I do with it? Well, rest easy! Just plug in the webcam and install the easy to use software and you're good to go!
As for what you do with it - have I got an idea for you! We use these routinely with Yahoo's (FREE) Instant Messenger's "Webcam" feature! Just install the software, hook up your webcam, and select Webcam from the Messenger menu! You instantly have a way to "Video Chat" online!
Oh, and the best thing? Not only are conversations with friends and family 10X better with a webcam, it's all FREE!!! Think about the endlessly expensive long distance calls or all those cell phone minutes that get eaten up every month. Why not grab a webcam for yourself and a friend and give THIS a try instead? Talk about paying for itself!! WOW!
OK, all the above is great - but this camera has a few really ingenious features I just gotta brag about! First, it's designed to just right ont he edge of your LCD monitor or laptop screen! No more balancing acts - only to watch the camera fall off a few seconds later! It also sits real well on flat surfaces :-)!
Oh, and not only will you be blown away first time you see the quality of the video - this takes it to the next level with built-in lights! The 6 LED lights help enhance brighten the image when you're in a dark office or room! Great for webcamming in low light! The LEDs give really help get rid of that horrible toplighting coming from the ceiling and make YOU look better on the other end :) You'll see!
Plus, get this - you can even take still photos too! Just press the button to snap a photo! If you've ever needed just a quick snapshot of someone or something, this makes it super fast and super easy!
Your cost for all this webcam fun? We're talking just $18.97 and US shipping is FREE! That's not a typo - that's one of the best prices we've ever had on a webcam - and this has the flexible neck, LEDs, and a snapshot feature! Give it a try - you'll love it too!
PS -Yeah, you know how it goes, only a limited quantity available, so make sure you get to the site and order while they're still in stock!
March Wallpaper (April Wallpaper is on it's way!)
Here's March's wallpaper. It's all free, so enjoy!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Computer Tips [ What's Great About Explorer 8 + Better Computer Protection + Got 64 Bits? ] 04/01/2009
Personal & Educational Use Only This blog consists mainly of FREE newsletters from computer web gurus that I receive. I thought you might like to see them all in one place than try to discover them on your own. A moderate amount of editing may be done to eliminate unrelated repetitious ads or unnecessary text which bloat the post. However I have given the authors full credit and will not remove their site links because you deserve to see where it comes from and they deserve to get credit for what they have written. Your use of this site is simply for educational purposes. For more computer-related help go to: CPEDLEY.COM for free software, advice and tips on low cost products which are very helpful. If you want to contact the editor, please go CPEDLEY.COM and check the Contact page for email address.