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YouTube Account Types

Friday, August 8th, 2008

YouTube Account Types

Have you ever wondered what all the YouTube account types mean? You know, there’s the Director, Guru, Comedian and so many others. Well, if you’ve ever been curious about them, keep reading and you’ll find out!

As you’ve probably noticed, below every channel’s profile picture sits an account type. But what do those types mean? I’ve compiled a list of all the benefits of each account type… Continue reading

Create Strong Passwords – Sing It!

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Sing Your Password

I know we featured a password tip in the newsletter just the other day, but in the meantime, one of our loyal readers (thank you Mr. Kenneth J. Roberts!) sent me another great password idea. It’s the method he uses for all of his passwords and I thought it was so great, I just had to pass it along to all of you as well… Continue reading

An Easier Way to Search WorldStart

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

An Easier Way to Search WorldStart

Do you use Firefox as your main Web browser? And do you absolutely love WorldStart’s computer tips? Well, with Firefox’s built in search engine feature, you can search WorldStart’s tip archive from any page on the Web. This is a must read for any WorldStart tips fan, so let’s check it out!

Here’s how you can do it:

1.) Head on over to… Continue reading

Spell Checking in Opera

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Spell Checking in Opera

Let me see a show of hands. How many of you are avid Opera Web browser users? I know there are several of you out there, because I’m constantly getting questions about doing certain things in Opera. And recently, one of the most popular topics has been “how to spell check in Opera.” Now, I’m fairly new to Opera myself, so I had to… Continue reading

IE 8 Beta 2

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

IE 8 Beta 2

In August 2008, Microsoft will be shipping out Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, which is the second major milestone for its upcoming Web browser. Whereas Beta 1, released in March 2008, focused primarily on developer features, Beta 2 will be all about end users. I’m talking about the new and improved security features that will debut in IE 8 Beta 2. Those features constitute the bulk… Continue reading

Hot Off the Press!

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Hot Off the Press!

The past week has just been jam packed with new releases, so I thought we’d go over a few of those right now! If you’re an avid Firefox or SeaMonkey user, I’m sure you’re already a step ahead of me, but just in case you haven’t heard the news, allow me to fill you in. Here we go!

Let’s start with Firefox, shall… Continue reading

Session Restore Intervals

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Session Restore Intervals

As you may recall, last week, I told you about the Session Restore feature found in the Firefox Web browser. (If you happened to miss that article, you can read it here). After that tip ran in the newsletter, I saw a posting on WorldStart’s message board that took the Session Restore function one step further. So, if you’ve ever used the Session Restore… Continue reading

Firefox Session Restore

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Have you ever heard of the Session Restore feature in Firefox? If you’re an avid user of Mozilla’s browsing beauty, it’s likely you’re already using this feature, but just in case you don’t know what it is, I’m here today to fill you in!

The Session Restore feature basically restores a browsing session for you if Firefox happens to crash or your computer shuts down unexpectedly. For… Continue reading

New Releases: Opera and SeaMonkey

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Q:
Is anything new going on with Opera or SeaMonkey these days? I’m just curious to know!

A:
Oooh, good question! It just so happens there is a lot going on with both of those programs these days, so it’s a good thing you asked. If you’re an avid Opera Web browser or SeaMonkey user, please read on. I think you’re really going to like what I have… Continue reading

Tour of Firefox 3

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Tour of Firefox 3

As most of you already know, the new Firefox 3 Web browser was released on June 17, 2008 and it has been going strong ever since. I know there are still a few of you out there who haven’t installed it yet though and there may even be some of you who are using it, but don’t know a whole lot about it. If you fall… Continue reading

New Release: Firefox 2.0.0.15

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

New Release: Firefox 2.0.0.15

As I’m sure most of you already know, another new version of the Firefox 2 Web browser was released early last week. Yep, Firefox 2.0.0.15 made its debut to the public on July 1, 2008 and it is now available for download. The new version is part of Mozilla’s stability and security update process that has been ongoing since Firefox 2 was first released… Continue reading

Google Apps

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Google Apps

Do you have your own Web site? If so, why don’t you Googlefy it?! Even if you only have a domain name and not a real Web site set up yet, you can still get a free e-mail address tailored to your domain (for example, me@example.com) in the Gmail interface, Google Calendar, Google Docs and so on, all for free. You can even get your own e-mail address… Continue reading

Better GReader

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Better GReader

I’ve tried out many different RSS feed readers, but there’s one that definitely stands out from the rest and that would have to be Google Reader. If you’ve ever tried Google Reader, you know how easy it is to read, prioritize and add your feeds, but today, I’m going to show you a whole slew of great new Google Reader features. Ready, set, let’s go!

The way I’m… Continue reading

Opera Speed Dial

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Q:
I just started using the Opera Web browser the other day and if you can, I’d love to learn more about the Speed Dial feature. Please share any information you may know. Thanks!

A:
Oooh, great question! I, too, am a relatively new Opera Web browser user and at first, I didn’t quite understand the Speed Dial function either. But once I sat down and really tried… Continue reading

Firefox 3 Dos and Don’ts

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Firefox 3 Dos and Don’ts

By now, I’m sure you all know that Mozilla recently released the third version of their ever popular Web browser Firefox. Yes, Firefox 3 has been available for a couple of weeks now and while most people were in a big hurry to install it for themselves, there may be a few of you out there who are waiting just a little while… Continue reading

Gmail Labs

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Gmail Labs

Attention all Gmail users! I have some great news for you today. Gmail Labs have recently added all types of new features and I can’t wait to show them to you. So, without further ado, let’s check them out!

First of all, Gmail hasn’t updated all of the Gmail accounts to include these new features, so to see if your account has the new functionalities, simply follow the… Continue reading

Firefox 3 Must Have Add Ons

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Q:
I just downloaded Firefox 3 the other day and while I like it the way it is, I was wondering if you had any suggestions for add ons I could install to go with it. Thanks for any help you can give me!

A:
If Firefox 3 add ons are what you’re after, you’ve come to the right place! Just the other day, there was a post… Continue reading

Firefox 3 Hits Record

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Firefox 3 Hits Record

As you may recall, when I told you about the new Firefox 3 Web browser being released last week, I mentioned that Mozilla was trying to beat the Guinness World Record for the most downloads of one application in one day. Well, needless to say, they did that and even surpassed it by several million. June 17, 2008 was proclaimed Download Day and I… Continue reading

43 Things

Friday, June 20th, 2008

43 Things

From taking a few college courses to getting out of debt, everyone has at least a few things they would like to do with their lives. So, why not keep track of them? And with today’s topic of 43 Things, it’s even easier!

43 Things is a social networking Web site with a twist! With it, you can meet new people and share your… Continue reading

New Tool for YouTube

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

New Tool for YouTube

Do you use YouTube quite often? Are you a YouTube member? Do you post videos on YouTube all the time? If you do, are you ever curious about who’s watching your videos? I mean, wouldn’t it be nice if you could see how many times your video is viewed and by who? If that’s something you might be interested in, there’s a new YouTube tool… Continue reading

New Release: Opera 9.5

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

New Release: Opera 9.5

I know I’m a little behind on this, but I literally just found out about it. I don’t know how it slipped past me, but thanks to all of WorldStart’s message board users, I’m in the know again! If you’re an avid Opera Web browser user, I’m sure you’re already using the new version, but just in case you didn’t hear the news either… Continue reading

Firefox 3 is Here!

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Firefox 3 is Here!

If you’re an avid Firefox user, I’m sure you already know all about this, but just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, I’m here to fill you in! Ever since Firefox 2 was released, there has been talk about a third version. And well, that day has come! Firefox 3 was released on June 17, 2008 (just… Continue reading

More on IE 7 Cookies

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

More on IE 7 Cookies

We’ve talked about Internet Explorer 7 cookies before, but I have more news about them for you today. So, if you use Internet Explorer 7 as your main Web browser, I urge you to listen up. Here we go!

Do you ever worry about your privacy when using Internet Explorer 7? It’s a common thing to think about, but in all actuality, what you should… Continue reading

Firefox 3 Update

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Firefox 3 Update

It’s been a few days since I’ve told you anything about Firefox 3, so I figured I’d give you a quick update today! I know a lot of you are avid Firefox users, so I’m sure you’re anxious to hear all about what’s been going on with it in the last week or so. As I’m sure you know, the Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1

Xippee

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Xippee

Have you ever completed a search on Google (or whichever search engine you like to use), only to find that the search results have nothing to do with what you’re looking for? I think that’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another, but luckily, I have found a solution that will change that forever. It’s called Xippee (pronounced zippy!) and it’s truly amazing. Let’s check… Continue reading

Powerset

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Powerset

There’s definitely not a shortage of search engines these days and it goes without saying that search technology has gone way past what we expected even five years ago. Still, most of us face the problem of not getting the exact answers we need. For example, you would have no trouble finding information on the history of the New York Knicks, but if you were searching for something about… Continue reading

Now Available: Firefox 3 RC1

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Now Available: Firefox 3 RC1

Here’s a quick update on what’s happening in the world of Firefox 3 these days!

As you may recall, last week, I told you the Mozilla company was planning to release the Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 in late May 2008. Well, they kept their promise, because it is now available for download! It made its debut on May 16, 2008 and… Continue reading

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