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Search Twitter Feeds on Google

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Google has added yet another layer of functionality to their much beloved search engine. Now you can actually search real-time social networks and watch them update right from your search results!

Here’s how:

Go to Google and do a search, like normal.

After the results pop up, click the plus sign next to “Show Options”.… Continue reading

Firefox 3.6 is here!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Yeah, I know; about as exciting as another iTunes update, right? Hear me out, though, because the new version of Mozilla’s browsing beauty has some pretty neat customization and security features this time around.

Apart from being faster (which is the whole point of an update in my opinion), Firefox now offers protection from out-of-date plug-ins which can leave your computer vulnerable to attack. Don’t… Continue reading

Google Analytics

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

So you’ve created a website. Well Done! Now, maximize profits by turning page views into profits. By using Google Analytics, you can do just that. Read on to know more about Google Analytics and how to sign up for it.

Google has many products that enable you to make more money from your website. Some of these products are AdWords, AdSense, and Website Optimizer. Google… Continue reading

Show Firefox Update History

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Did you know that every time Mozilla updates Firefox from version to version, it leaves a trail for you to see? So, say you want to know what exactly the last update entailed, what do you do?

Simple! Just open Firefox and go to Tools>Options and click on the “Advanced” icon at the top right.

You’ll see a… Continue reading

Automatic Image Resizing in Internet Explorer

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Have you ever been browsing around, looking for images in Internet Explorer and come across a picture that you know won’t fit your screen, but you click on it anyways? Well, recent versions of IE have this neat feature called Automatic Image Resizing, which will shrink large images so they can be viewed with ease.

Today we’re going to learn how to turn it off… Continue reading

Facebook Alt Codes

Monday, January 25th, 2010

An Alt Code is a number, or series of numbers that when pressed in conjunction with the Alt key produces a cute little symbol like a heart or smiley face.

Like this:

You can use ’em on Facebook to show some love or just to spruce up your status updates. Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, Alt+4, Alt+5, etc.… Continue reading

Download YouTube Videos the Easy Way!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

This is a real quick and easy one for all our YouTube users out there. Say you really like a video – I mean, like it enough to want to download it. What do you do?

Bookmark it and come back every time you want to see it?


How about this:

While on YouTube, navigate to a… Continue reading

Enable Autofill in Firefox Address bar

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Somewhere along the line, Mozilla dropped the autofill feature from Firefox. That was when you’d type an address in the address bar (and if you’d been to that particular site before), the rest of the address would pop up. Like this:

With autofill:

Without autofill:

Here’s how you can re-enable autofill in Firefox in a… Continue reading

Facebook E-Mail Reply

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

When you’ve got a dialogue going with someone on Facebook you most likely find out via an e-mail notification if something has been replied to.

Ding, you’ve got a message telling you that someone has replied to your status or conversation. Now click the link, go log in, type your reply, log out…and get an e-mail 10 minutes later with yet another reply. Repeat the… Continue reading

IE Menu Bar

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Some of Worldstart’s tips for Internet Explorer require that you go to the menu bar “file…etc” up at the top, but what if you open up IE and there’s no Menu Bar to be found?

Here’s a simple fix. Open Internet Explorer and right-click on a blank area up at the top. The resulting menu should have a bunch of options… Continue reading


Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Google is the most used search engine in the world today, because of its remarkable performance. The new internet browser, Google Chrome, has Google search capabilities embedded right within the search bar. This is making a lot of people switch from other browsers into Google Chrome. Fortunately, Firefox has an addon called CyberSearch. This addon almost works like the Google Chrome address bar, and makes surfing a lot… Continue reading

Social Networking 101

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

What is “Social Networking”?

I was thinking the other day how much and how quickly the internet changes. Social networking, for example, has exploded with new ways to interact that are introduced almost every day.

For those of you who are new to this concept (I didn’t even know what blog meant until three months after “everybody” was doing it)… Continue reading

YouTube Accounts

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Last time, we explored how to manage your account by navigating with the basic tabs on your Account page! However, there is more to your Account page than just that. Let’s discover the other possibilities together. Once you are signed in, access your Account page by clicking on “Account” on the top right-hand corner of the page.

We vaguely… Continue reading

Find Downloads in Firefox

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Cappy from Arkansas asks:

Help! I just downloaded something in Firefox and I forgot where I put it! Is there an easy way?

There sure is! In Firefox, we have the handy-dandy download screen which displays our recent downloads, but what if you need to find the folder where it downloaded to?

Link Facebook and Twitter

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Are you finding it difficult to manage your Twitter and Facebook accounts? If you link up your Twitter and Facebook IDs you will be able to update your status in Twitter when you are using Facebook. You won’t even have to go to Twitter in order to make the change! Are you interested in connecting your Twitter and Facebook accounts? It’s simple! Just follow this guide.… Continue reading

Google Times Four!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

So, one night awhile back some developers were wondering if the domain name “” had been taken. They did a quick look-up and disappointingly found that it had.
This got their brains working, though, and they instead bought the domain name “” instead.

The result?

Yes, that’s four instances of Google (otherwise known as “Googli”) you’re seeing up there!… Continue reading

Customize the Firefox Toolbar

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Is your Firefox toolbar yawn-worthy? Do you fall asleep sometimes just thinking about how lame it is?

Well, wake up, because today we’re going to snazz it up a bit!

Just click View>Toolbars>Customize. You’ll see this:

Just drag and drop the features you want into Firefox’s toolbar in any order you like to customize. You can add… Continue reading

Search From IE Address Bar

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Does the Internet Explorer Address Bar have any hidden talents?

Well, it can’t juggle or anything, but here’s something you may not have known.

It’s getting to the point where Internet Explorer does Web searches all by itself. Almost. You probably already know that you can search the Web from the search box, and even from the web page with Accelerators. Now you… Continue reading

Google Chrome Add-Ons

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I’m a big fan of Google Chrome but I think it’s just too far behind Firefox in terms of add-ons. Is there any way to get Firefox-style add-ons in Chrome?

Absolutely! There are plenty of ways to get that extra functionality out of Chrome. Although I just love the customisation that you can get from Firefox, Google Chrome’s slick interface is… Continue reading

Windows Live Sync

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The most noticeable disadvantage in using more than one computer is the fact that your files may be left strewn among them, creating difficulty in knowing where any specific file is located at any point in time. However, this is not a given since there are now alternatives for the synchronization of files and information.

Windows Live Sync is a free Internet based file syncing accommodation which… Continue reading

Google Calendar Pt. 2

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

In the previous article, I focused on the basic benefits of Google Calendar and how to share it with either selected individuals or the entire world. Now that you know with whom you want to share your Google Calendar, it is time to focus on how best to share it.

Share your calendar with your domain

Within your domain, each user can set… Continue reading

No More CAPTCHA in MySpace

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Okay, for those of you who may not know exactly what CAPTCHA is, here is a quick refresher. CAPTCHA is a unique image of letters, number, symbols or a combination of all three that web designers use to make sure it is a real person who is trying to access the website or account and not a bot. Some websites may even go as far as to give you a… Continue reading

Google Calendar Pt. 1

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Google Calendar is a free web application offered by the Internet mogul, Google, that allows you to easily publish and share events with friends, family, and coworkers. Whether you are business minded and need to share reservations, appointments, meetings, conferences and trade shows or simply popular and your daily activities attract a huge number of followers your calendar can easily be shared with limited or full accessibility and with selected… Continue reading

Opera 10 Features

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

In addition to popular browsing software like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, Opera has its own loyal users worldwide and has proven to be an efficient tool for surfing the net, browsing pages online and taking a deeper look into cyber-space. The latest release of the program which is version 10 arrived recently and you might want to check it out.

To download the latest release of… Continue reading

Bing: A Decision Engine

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

If you’ve been on Hotmail recently you’ve probably noticed that Live Search is no more! It’s been replaced by Bing (, which, according to Microsoft, is a “decision engine”. Once again, the software giant has rebranded its search engine, completely separating it from the Windows Live group of services. Let’s take a look inside!

Traditionally, search engines have just been a method of finding the material you… Continue reading

MySpace E-mail

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Here’s something new for all you MySpace lovers! MySpace email has finally arrived, so now there is no reason to leave the MySpace website to get your mail! You can even have your very own MySpace email address, like!

Receive and send out email messages to any one with an email address, just like regular email. They don’t have to be a member of MySpace, either!… Continue reading

Ctrl+F to Search

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Are you looking down the barrel of an exceedingly long web page? That’s fine if you’ve got time to spare, but there is a better/faster way!

In most web browsers, all you have to do is hit the key combination Ctrl+F. This will bring up a search box where you can input the phrase you’re looking for. You can also go to Edit>Find, if you’re a bigger… Continue reading

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