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Computer Tips [ Become A Multimedia Master - We Show You How + Customize Your Homepage The Way You Want + Sharing Your Favorite Videos Made Easy ] 11/17/2011

Computer Tips

Worldstart Computer Tips 11-17-2011

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Quick Tips

Organize the Yahoo Homepage

We’ve talked before on how you can customize the Yahoo! Sidebar, but the most recent update to “that other search engine” now allows some pretty cool interactions.

For example, you’ll now notice that if you mouse-over the top of each section (except the main headlines section – that’s locked), you’ll get an option to move or delete the section altogether. So, if you want your weather closer to the top, just mouse-over the top of the section until your cursor changes, and drag to a new location. If you want to delete the section, just mouse-over and click the little circle-x.

…and if you want to add a new section, simply scroll to the bottom and hit the Add section button and press the plus sign next to the section you’d like to add to your homepage.

It’s that easy!


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One GOOD LOOKIN' Strontium Flash Drive...


JUST $22.97!

Tough As Nails! Awesome Design! It Gets NO Better Than This!

We've NEVER Sold 16 Gigs for This Ridiculously Cheap!

You Can Pay $40 - $50 Somewhere Else...


When we got the new pricing for these, we were completely blown away!! I have seen 16Gb flash drives go for at least $50 all over the place! I've had staff - and even some friends - say things like "Really, these are 16GB's - brand new?" My answer is always the same - "Yep - you got it!"

These are AWESOME
16 Gig Strontium Flash Drives and they are gonna FLY outta here!

I just did some checking around to see what 16gb flash drives are going for retail right now - here's what I found: the "big box" stores are getting no less than $40 - $50! So when I say it's pretty amazing that we're able to do these for less than $23, you know that's not just a line, it's a fact!!

STRONTIUM is a KNOWN Name Brand - This beast is NOT a Generic!

These aren't second rate drives, they're Strontium drives so you know they're top of the line!

Plus - With 16 GB of space, it's like the Grand Canyon of flash drives! This is equivalent to carrying around 20- Count it -20 - CD-Rs!!

That's AMAZING!!

It is definitely your smartest portable storage solution, allowing you to carry a HUGE 16GB of your documents, spreadsheets, files, programs, photos, videos, music, and important back-up material, all in one extremely small device!

Just look at all this can hold! Amazing!

1 Up to 9600 Photos!
1 Thousands Of Documents And Files!
1 4000 MP3 Songs (that's over 8 days worth!)
1 48 Hours Of MPEG4 Movies!

Oh, and setup is soooo easy! For XP, Vista, and 7 computers, you just plug it and you're good to go. The drive will show up under My Computer. Just drag the files over you want to put on the drive! That's it!


Again, the price is AMAZING, so now's the time to buy! Just $22.97 and US shipping is FREE! $40-$60 retail!! It's crazy not to grab a few a this kind of price! Here's the link:

PS - We're not sure how long our inventory is going to last on these as it is a limited time deal! So, get to the site as soon as you can ~ before our supplier increases the price!!

Warning - The price will increase to $32.97 IF there's any left get to ordering!

Computers 101

George from Trinidad asks:

Is there a way to put a list of items in alphabetical order in Open Office?

Hi, George.  I hope that this answers your question.  If not, please feel free drop by the comments section and let me know.

The easiest way to alphabetize a list in OO is to use the “Calc” program.  For instance, say that I wanted to alphabetize the following list of animals:






I would simply enter them into the same column in Calc, thus:

Next, I would click on the “sort ascending” button found here:

Now I have this:

You can also sort from z to a by using the “sort descending” button, found here:

This also works for numbers.  If you want to do multiple columns, the best way is to go to your toolbar and click the “Data” tab, and go down to “Sort”.

This will open a window that looks like this:

Now you can enter your parameters and sort several columns at once.  This trick also works with Excel.

Hope that this helps.

~Randal Schaffer

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MS Office Writer: Left to Right or Right to Left - You Choose

There are languages that are read right-to-left, such as Hebrew and Arabic, and if you need to work with them it’s a necessity to use a word processing program that will deal with such situations.

While I have never worked with that type of situation, it doesn’t mean that others aren’t in dire need of a program that will allow them to switch between left-to-right and right-to-left then back again.

If you need this particular feature and are thinking that you’re going to have to pay the big bucks to have a program that will get the job done, then you’re definitely in for good news. Writer will work both ways… and once you’ve enabled that feature it’s just a matter of a button on a toolbar to switch back and forth.

Enough with the preliminaries… if you’re with me this far then you’re ready for the “how to”.

We’ll need to navigate to the Options dialog box. (Tools menu / Options choice)


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Tip of the Day

How to Upload Videos to Your Google Docs Account and Share Them with Your Friends

Google Docs is one of the best online office applications, as it lets users create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, drawings, charts, etc. from a web browser. The best part about Google Docs is that the online office suite is available for free and can be used to store any kind of file to your Google account, not just documents.

If you are new to Google Docs and haven’t given it a shot yet, be sure to read our earlier guide – what you can do with Google Docs

But what about videos? What if you don’t want to use video sharing websites e.g YouTube, DailyMotion or Facebook, and want to use your Google Docs account for storing videos online and sharing them with friends?

In this article, we will learn how to upload videos to your Google Docs account and share the video with selected friends or family members.

Upload Videos To Your Google Docs Account

First, go to Google Docs and login with your Google account credentials. When you are in, click the Upload button, as shown below:


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Today's Feature

Remix all of your media with Stroome

Stroome is a simple to use online tool that allows you to remix your personal media into videos.  You can collaborate with any media that has already been uploaded or you can upload your own.  It’s incredibly useful for giving your photos or videos of that special day with your family a special touch.  This tip will take you through how to get started with Stroome as well as delivering some ideas on what to use it for.

Just click here to go to Stroome’s home page. To get started, click “Try Now! It’s Free” in the top right of the screen.

Get the how-to by clicking here!

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Amanda's Coolsite

The Animal Detector

Welcome to The Animal Detector, a site where the author tries to capture video of the nocturnal animal activity in his neighborhood.

Navigation is setup blog style. So you just scroll down the page to see the previous entries. You’ll notice on the right side of the page, the headings: Our First Try and The Videorecording Version – beneath them you’ll find a description of the process of how the site came to be, and their methodology for recording.

You can even find a downloadable .PDF file that will show you how to set up your own, under the heading Make Your Own.

In order to watch the videos of their nightly animal encounters that their cam caught, just click on the video to start it playing. They’ve videotaped cats, possums, wasps, birds, a fox, squirrels, and more! They have video of over twelve different species who have visited their backyard.

While it doesn’t appear that they’re still updating the site with new nocturnal visitors, I found that I really enjoyed exploring the content that they have already posted.

Check it out today!


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Monthly Wallpaper

"Everyone Wants My Earbuds!"

Your Poor Ears Haven't LIVED - Till They've Tried On These Babies!


Take One Part Absolutely Remarkable Sound, One Part Ultra-Comfort...

And You Get THESE Phenomenal Earbuds!

Noise Reduction! Extra Bass!

Sends Every Other Set Of Earbuds Cryin' For Their Mommas!

If you've ever tried to listen music with hard plastic earbuds, you've probably had the same gripes that I've had with 'em. Yeah, they're lightweight but the trouble is your ear has to be just the right size to fit them. You have to jam them in your ear - hoping and praying that they stay. But they always end up falling out... so you have to jam 'em so far into your ear that they're REALLY uncomfortable.

That's why I was so excited found the PERFECT solution! We've just come across an incredible set that sound GREAT (YES...they're STEREO, have EXTRA BASS & are NOISE REDUCTION! ) and are VERY comfortable.

Let's face it, if earphones aren't comfortable, who cares how they sound, cuz you'll never wear 'em to ever find out! Well, these stream-lined earphones really deliver not only on great sound but comfort too!

Here's why these Stereo Earbuds work:

Each earpiece features a soft silicone earpad and they will fit in almost any ear. They create a slight suction - so when you place the earpiece in your ear it stays there ...comfortably, and doesn't fall out!

These truly are a have a great set of earphones that you can take where ever you go! In fact, you can use these at your computer desk if you're working on your computer late at night or early in the morning and you need to keep the sound down.

And the cord is long enough (4 foot) without being too long so as to get tangled and in the way (another small point but something I've noticed as a problem with other earphones I've tried!)

And in case you were wonderin', this is the common plug (3.5 mm) that fits into the front and your computer and most other audio devices, like portable radios, laptops, cd /dvd/mp3 players, iPods etc.

Do NOT let the low price fool you on this. We just happened to get a great deal on these so we're passin' along the savings! Believe it or not, today these are just $8.97 and shipping in the US is FREE!

PS - At this price, might want to consider picking up 2 or three of these so you have one at your computer, one in the car and one you can stick in your pocket or purse for walks or bike rides!

Warning - This price is set to increase soon! Don't pay $14.97 for 'em later - grab 'em today!

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November Wallpaper!

Ready for November? Yeah, neither am I. However, time marches on and we have some new wallpaper for your to check out :)

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Mosquito Beach Stormy Rainbows

This was easily one of the toughest photos I’ve ever created.

It was taken one cold, rainy morning in Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore along Lake Superior - Mosquito Beach to be exact. I had backpacked in and set up camp to facilitate... (More)

Blue Hen Falls In Autumn

This is one I’ve been trying to bag for awhile – since my film days in fact! See, each time I’d stop to shoot the falls (usually in autumn), I’d end up with VERY little water flow. Instead of the nice robust waterfall you see here, I would typically... (More)

Stormy Sunset At Sleeping Bear

We had been trying for three days to get something – anything – at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The first evening saw a sunset that was blocked by clouds, the second was clear and colorless, so this was our last chance. If we didn’t get something here... (More)

It can all be found here:

~ Steve



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