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IE Favorites Shortcut

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Typically, when you add a Web site as a favorite using Internet Explorer, you’re able to access it from the Favorites menu at the top of the page. Of course, there are other ways to get to your Favorites, but that’s the most common way.

On the other hand, a lesser known method is to directly type the name of your favorite Web site into the address bar… Continue reading

Microsoft Live Rewards

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Microsoft Live Rewards

Microsoft has just pulled something new and rewarding out of their hat! You can now earn rewards for surfing and searching on the Web by using Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. The program is called Search Perks and it’s all done by Microsoft. The rewards you can earn include X-Boxes, airplane tickets, T-shirts, cookbooks, free music downloads and a whole lot more. Let’s take a look!

There… Continue reading

Personalized YouTube Homepage

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Personalized YouTube Homepage

If you’ve been on YouTube’s Web site recently, you might have noticed that you can now customize your own YouTube homepage! That’s right, you can make it so that you get your subscriptions, recommendations and even a friend tracker all on one page. Let’s check it out, shall we?!

To begin, here’s an example of a personalized YouTube homepage:

Now, I’ll walk you through the different… Continue reading

Google Bookmarks

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Google Bookmarks

How many of you use a computer at home and a computer at your work place? If so, would you like to be able to access the same Web sites without having to tote around a flash drive or e-mail yourself between the two computers? If that sounds good to you, you’ve got to check out Google’s bookmarks. I promise, you’ll love their organization and flexibility!

Google bookmarks… Continue reading

Firefox 3 Add Ons

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Firefox 3 Add Ons

With the release of Firefox 3, there has been a lot of buzz about all of the new features it has to offer. One of them you may not know much about is the new add ons dialogue box. And that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today, so what do you say we get started?!

1.) In Firefox 3, go to Tools and then… Continue reading

Hotspot Shield

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Hotspot Shield

I tell you what, I’m tired of always getting this message when I try to watch a video on Web sites like YouTube: “This video is not available in your country.” What a nightmare!

I’m also wary of the fact that most Web sites I use have my IP address on file, which can identify me right down to the city I live in and the… Continue reading

Google Sites

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Google Sites

Wow, even Google is jumping on the Web site bandwagon! Google Sites is a new service that allows you to create your very own Web site. Plus, if you have your own domain, it lets you put your site on there too. Let’s check it out, shall we?!

To get started with Google Sites, head on over to http://sites.google.com. If you have a… Continue reading

Downloading Google Chrome: A Little More

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Downloading Google Chrome: A Little More

Are you one of the many who are now using the new Google Chrome Web browser? Well, if you’re a heavy Internet downloader, by default, Google Chrome stores all of your files in the Downloads folder under My Documents. Luckily, it’s very easy to change that location if you’d prefer them to go somewhere else. Simply click on the wrench icon ( ) in… Continue reading

Google Video

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Google Video

While we all know that YouTube is the king of all upload video Web sites, you’ve probably heard about some others out there as well, such as Dailymotion and AOL Video. Since there’s so much useful content on those sites, have you ever wished there was a simple search engine for all of them? You know, like a Google option just for videos!

Well, Google Video is the… Continue reading

Resurrect Your Pages

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Resurrect Your Pages

Have you ever visited a Web site and got the infamous “Page Cannot Be Found” error? You know the site was working a couple days ago, but now, you can’t see it. Or, how about this situation? Sometimes a blog or Web site will recommend another site for you, but when you click on it, you get the same error message. What a nightmare!

So, why does… Continue reading

FeedRinse

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

FeedRinse

How many of you use RSS feeds? Since they’re so popular and common in this day and age, I’m sure many of you do. Well, one of the things you may want to do is filter your RSS feeds. For example, let’s say you get a technology news feed from Yahoo! and you’re constantly getting posts about the iPhone and Windows Vista. But since you don’t have an iPhone… Continue reading

New Release: Firefox 3.0.3

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

New Release: Firefox 3.0.3

I’m sure all you die hard Firefox fans have already heard about this, but just in case you haven’t, I’m here to fill you in! If you’ve been enjoying the new Firefox 3 Web browser, you’re going to love it even more after today. On September 26, 2008 (just this past Friday), the Mozilla team released a new version of Firefox 3. That’s right… Continue reading

Searching with Wikia

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Searching with Wikia

You’ve heard of Wikipedia, right? If so, you may know that in late 2004, the founder of Wikipedia came up with something new called Wikia, which allows you to create your own wiki (a Web site that anyone can edit). Well, even more than that, Wikia just released Wikia Search, which is a wiki search engine. It’s sort of like Google, but it gives you… Continue reading

Google Chrome: A Little Bit More

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Google Chrome: A Little Bit More

Let’s talk a little more about Google Chrome, shall we?! Are you looking for a Web browser that is simple and fast? How about one that is clean and gets you where you want to go? If so, Google Chrome is the choice for you! It comes with so many new features and it only takes a few minutes to download. Google Chrome was… Continue reading

Reporting Bad Web Sites

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

If you’re a regular Firefox user, you’ve probably noticed that some Web sites are designed just for Internet Explorer. Occasionally, you’ll also get a plug-in that doesn’t work in Firefox either. Tired of that happening all the time? Then report it!

To report something that’s “broken” in Firefox, hit the Help button in the top toolbar and then click on Report Broken

Flock: Fashion Edition

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Flock: Fashion Edition

As you may recall, awhile back, we here at WorldStart talked about a Web browser called Flock. Many of you fell in love with it, because it’s a very social oriented browser and it met all of your browsing needs. Well, just a couple months ago, the people over at Flock released a new version of their popular Web browser and I think… Continue reading

YouTube Video Annotations

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

YouTube Video Annotations

Have you noticed that some YouTube videos have silver speech bubbles or boxes in them? Well, that’s a beta feature YouTube is trying out called the TestTube (clever name, huh?!) The silver boxes (also known as video annotations) look like this:

Now, if they bother you while you’re watching a video, you can turn them off. There’s an icon in the bottom right hand corner of… Continue reading

Seven Cons for Google Chrome

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Q:
Now that you’ve told us some pros for Google Chrome, what are the cons? Please share!

A:
I promised you I would, so here you go. The top seven cons for Google Chrome are listed below!

Cons

1.) Google Chrome is still a beta version. You all probably know by now that beta means the program is still being tested. This is the first version of Google… Continue reading

Seven Pros for Google Chrome

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Q:
Can you maybe give us a list of pros and cons for Google Chrome? Thanks!

A:
Great idea! I know there has been a lot of hype the past couple of weeks about the new Web browser from Google called Google Chrome. Yes, it’s great to finally have a browser from Google, but along with the excitement, people are having some reservations. So, yes, the best thing… Continue reading

More on Google Chrome

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

More on Google Chrome

I know we talked a little about this yesterday, but here’s some more information about Google Chrome for you!

As you have heard, Google has finally designed and built a Web browser of its own. And like all Google products, it’s different, yet unique. This past Monday (September 1, 2008), Google announced in their blog that they would be releasing their new open source Web browser… Continue reading

Google’s Own Web Browser

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Google’s Own Web Browser

Just when you thought you had the latest and greatest in Web browsers, along comes another one that changes the competition completely!

I’m talking about the brand new Web browser made by Google, called Google Chrome.

Google Chrome was released on Tuesday (September 2, 2008) as a beta edition and it has already caught the attention of many Web users.

The new browser has so many… Continue reading

Running the Update Scanner

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

It’s true, certain Web sites you may like to visit don’t always update very often. So, you can visit them as much as you’d like, but they won’t change. That can be time wasting and sometimes annoying. Then again, if the site doesn’t update regularly, you may find that you miss out on important updates or news posted on the site. If you’ve ever been in that dilemma, I would… Continue reading

Google Global

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Google Global

Do you sometimes wish you could see what the people in England are seeing on Google? Maybe it’s for search engine optimization or perhaps you’re just curious. Either way, I have a quick and safe way for you to take a peek at the other side of the world. It’s all done through a Firefox add on called Google Global. Let’s check it out!

1.) To begin, click… Continue reading

Twhirl

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Twhirl

So, tell me, do you use Twitter, identi.ca, Friendfeed or Seesmic? If so, you just have to add this new alert program to your collection. It’s called Twhirl and it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s quick and it will save you loads of time. Let’s see what we’ve got, shall we?!

Installing Twhirl

1.) Head on over to http://www.twhirl.org.

2.) Click on Install Now.

3.)… Continue reading

Google’s Going Trendy

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Google’s Going Trendy

Would you call Google a trendy company? While I don’t really think their homepage is all that flashy, I hear Google’s California office, the Googleplex, is a pretty trendy place to work. So, doesn’t it make sense that just a little bit of the Google search should be made trendy too? Well, let’s see what we can do about that!

Google Trends is a nifty… Continue reading

LeechBlock

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

LeechBlock

Have you ever sat down to perhaps write up a document or just to get some work done? Then a few hours later, you find yourself surfing the Internet with absolutely no work done! Well, today, I’m going to help you put an end to that bad habit with the Firefox extension of LeechBlock. LeechBlock allows you to block out certain Web sites so that you can’t access them… Continue reading

Cuil: A New Way of Searching

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Cuil: A New Way of Searching

There’s an awesome new search engine out called Cuil and I’m so excited to tell you about it! It’s pronounced “cool” and according to the founders, it means “knowledgeable” in the Irish language. Let’s check it out!

Layout

Cuil has a different look than most search engines and it’s more organized too. From the color of the site to the way the Web sites… Continue reading

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