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Pin Thumbnails in Google Chrome

Friday, May 20th, 2011

If you’re a Google Chrome user, then you’ve probably seen the nifty dashboard screen at one time or another. Among other options, it’s a place that shows you your most visited sites in thumbnails form for quick an easy access. Learn how you can pin those thumbnails in place with this tip! Continue reading

Here’s the fourth and final entry in our Internet Explorer 9 Keyboard Shortcuts series! This one focuses on the “F” keys! Continue reading

Google Images Basic

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Don’t like the way Google displays pictures in a Google image search? Change back to the old way easily by reading this tip! Continue reading

Dropbox Folder Sync

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Do you use Dropbox for online file storage and back-up? Well, you’ll definitely want to read this tip that shows you how to set up the Dropbox Folder-Sync add-on! Continue reading

Start Firefox in Safe-Mode

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Having issues with Mozilla Firefox? Maybe an add-on is causing the problem? Check out this tip on how to start Mozilla’s browser in safe-mode! Continue reading

Firefox Sync

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Much like Google Chrome, version 4.0 of Mozilla Firefox allows you to sync you information like bookmarks, passwords and preferences, so you can have a little taste of home anywhere you go. It’s super-handy, so give it a try today! Continue reading

Google Scholar

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Do you have a friend or loved one making their way through college? Well, hurry up and tell them about Google Scholar! It allows you to search for all kinds of academically published papers, theses and peer-reviews! It’s the ultimate college tool! Continue reading

Checking Website Modification Updates

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

One of our readers sent us the following tidbit.

When visiting a website, just type (or copy and paste) the following into a browser’s address bar, to learn when that site was updated last.


Here’s an Internet Explorer 9 address bar showing the WorldStart home page.


Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

If you want to look at the web in a whole new light, try This online encyclopedia has all the facts and information you need, but it presents them in a unique visual format that will keep you coming back for more.

Each Qwiki is a slick multimedia presentation that typically lasts for no more than a minute

Google Chrome Offline Installer

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Google Chrome browser has risen to be one of the most popular web browsers, with a nifty set of features that have impressed Internet users. The support for add-ons known as extensions, the support for tabs, speed dial on the home screen and an awesome speed, takes Google Chrome to the very next level and beyond what many other browsersare currently offering. Behind the scenes, Google

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

Welcome to Spatulatta, an amazing cooking resource for kids online. What drew me to this site is the fact that they have 350 step-by-step video recipes that will make it very easy for your kids to learn how to cook!


Monday, April 18th, 2011


Scirus is a comprehensive, science specific search engine. I definitely suggest you check out the About Us page, to learn more about why you would use Scirus – over say, Google. At its core are 410 million science websites that you can search via the search field on

Gmail Web Clips

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Get a daily dose of information with your Gmail! Check out this tip on Gmail Web Snippets! Continue reading

Our Amazing Planet

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Our Amazing Planet

Welcome to Our Amazing Planet, a site that helps you to discover the planet by Land, Water, Sky, and Life!

Navigation is easy! Just select one of the featured articles on the main page, or choose from the navigational tabs: Land, Water, Sky

Google Chrome Task Manager

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

While searching for an answer to a reader’s question about Google Chrome (an answer that was never found), I ran across the Chrome Task Manager. Since, for a couple years, Chrome was my default browser, you might think I’d have noticed this before. You’d be wrong.

The Task Manager in Chrome is very similar to the Windows Task Manager, in that

Adding Space to Dropbox for Free

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

How to Earn Additional Space Easily in Dropbox

Dropbox is the best file backup solution out there. It allows us to backup files over the cloud in a reliable and safe manner. I recently discovered that the vast capabilities of Dropbox extend beyond being a simple file backup solution.

With Dropbox, you can synchronize

The Virtual Body

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The Virtual Body

I was shown this site by a nursing student at my school, and I thought it was really neat, so I wanted to share it with all of you.

When the site loads, select the language you want to view it in

Copy a Google Doc to MS Word

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Nancy from Wisconsin, asks:

How can I copy a Google doc. into Microsoft Word?

Nancy, this is an interesting question. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways of copying a Google document into Microsoft Word. Let’s take a look at them.

Method 1 – Simple Copy and

Sparky the Fire Dog

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Sparky the Fire Dog

When the weather gets nice, one of the first things I think about is warm weather activities like barbeques and bonfires! We used to have bonfires all the time in spring when the weather started getting warm but wasn’t quite warm enough yet. Then I got

Add Sites to IE9 Popular Web Sites

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

You know, I was an Internet Explorer browser (pun intended) for a long, long time. I was loyal and faithful and all those gushy adjectives until Internet Explorer 7 started giving me the cold shoulder by freezing me out nearly every time I jumped on the internet, at which time I switched to Firefox and have had a great time browsing ever since. (By the way


Monday, April 11th, 2011


I am in love with this site! I love to watch music videos and discover new artists, and now I can do both in one place!

To get started type in one of your favorite bands or artists and click the blue search button

Yahoo Search Direct

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A new way to search with Yahoo! It’s called “Search Direct”! Give it a look! Continue reading

Dornob-Design Ideas Daily

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Dornob – Design Ideas Daily

I love to get neat design tips that I can integrate or recreate in my home. Dornob offers new design ideas daily, and there is always something new and exciting to see when I visit.

To navigate the newest design ideas, just

Cooking with Kids

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Cooking with Kids

This is a fun site that is filled with recipes for kids to make! One of the children I babysit is obsessed with cooking – he just adores it! If he stays this passionate about cooking, he might just grow up to be a chef!

What Should I Read Next?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

What Should I Read Next

Have you ever finished a book and had trouble deciding what to read next? I know I have! This site gives you a recommendation on what you should read next, based on the title or author of a book you already like.

Five Advanced Google Search Operators

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Like many others, I use Google for searches, but it’s often difficult to find a result among the thousands of returns. Are there any ways to add more focus to a Google search?

Five Advanced Google Operators

We all use Google (well the majority of us do) more or less every time we sit

Synonym Finder

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Synonym Finder

While Microsoft Word has a built in synonym finder, I’ve found it doesn’t have a synonym for every word. That’s when I head over to this site and find a better and less repetitive way of writing what I need to write. This site is definitely

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