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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

Google Desktop: A Deeper Look

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Google Desktop: A Deeper Look

Have you ever dreamed about an easier way of searching the Web? You know, maybe eliminating the log in process or perhaps not having to type in the address of the Web site you want to visit. Well, today, I will help you make that dream come true! Lucky for all of us, Google has come out with a feature called Google Desktop and it… Continue reading

Fishy Advertisements

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Q:
A lot of the Web sites I visit have advertisements that randomly pop up and while they’re rather annoying, they also always seem to know where I’m located. It’s like they’re targeting me personally. How can that be? Please explain!

A:
Oooh, that’s a really good question! It’s true that a lot of Web sites these days include advertisements for other products and incentives. They’re always trying… Continue reading

ieSpell

Monday, May 19th, 2008

ieSpell

So, tell me, have you ever tried typing out a long message like this:

Now, while you were doing that, did you have enough time to spell check each word individually? Probably not, right? If that sounds familiar to you, I have the perfect Internet Explorer add on for you today! It’s called ieSpell and it acts just like the spell check function in Microsoft Word. It’s awesome!… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Firefox 3

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Coming Soon: Firefox 3

After reading that title, I can hear all of you saying, “Wow!” In all actuality, the second version of Firefox really hasn’t been out all that long, so to think a third installment is almost complete just blows my mind. Now, just to be clear, what I’m talking about today is the Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) and it is scheduled to be… Continue reading

GooglePreview

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

GooglePreview

Do you use Internet Explorer quite a bit? How about Google or Yahoo!? If you do, are you tired of opening Web search results, only to find out they’re duds? Have you wasted enough of your precious time on those broken links? Well, apart from avoiding Web searches altogether, there is a solution and it’s called GooglePreview. Originally designed for Firefox, this handy little gadget (or add on) displays… Continue reading

Yahoo! Messenger Gets Vistafied

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Yahoo! Messenger Gets Vistafied

That’s right, the ever so popular Yahoo! Messenger now works with Windows Vista! So, if you’re an avid Yahoo! Messenger user who now uses the Windows Vista operating system, you’re in luck. You no longer have to live without Yahoo! just because you have a Vista computer. The new release is still in the beta stage, but it works great and it has tons… Continue reading

Linky

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Linky

Do you use Firefox? If so, do you handle a lot of links while you’re surfing the Web or are you always using a bunch of tabs and windows at the same time? If that sounds familiar, I’ve got the perfect program for you today! It’s called Linky and it’s a great little tool that helps you along whenever you’re working with links in Firefox. Let’s check it out… Continue reading

Google’s Phishing Warning

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Q:
I always use Google to search and lately, I’ve been noticing a new warning that pops up under some of my search results. It says something about phishing, but I’m not quite sure what it is. Do you have any ideas?

A:
Yes, I do believe I know what you’re talking about! I actually just heard about this the other day, so I’m glad you asked. An… Continue reading

New Release: Firefox 2.0.0.14

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

New Release: Firefox 2.0.0.14

I have even more great news for all you Firefox users out there! Yep, another new version is complete and Mozilla welcomed it into their family early last week. So, just in case you haven’t heard, on April 16, 2008, Firefox 2.0.0.14 was released and it is now available for download. It hasn’t been too long since version 2.0.0.13 came out, but like I… Continue reading

Internet Explorer 7 History

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Internet Explorer 7 History

Are you a new Internet Explorer 7 user? Or, perhaps you’ve been using it for awhile now. Either way, are you a little curious as to where the History feature went? I know I had that problem when I first started using IE 7. But then one day, I found it and I just knew I had to share my secret with all of you. So… Continue reading

IE 7′s Search Tool

Friday, April 18th, 2008

IE 7′s Search Tool

Chances are, if you’re an Internet Explorer 7 user, you have seen the built-in search box in the top right hand corner. You know, the one that looks like this:

Now, you may be wondering why Live Search is being used and not Google, right? Well, basically, Internet Explorer is a Microsoft-based program and Google is not. And since Microsoft is a pretty smart company… Continue reading

WorldStart’s Brand New Homepage

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

WorldStart’s Brand New Homepage

I have great news for you today. We have finally updated the WorldStart homepage! Just wait until you see it. We’re really excited about all of the changes and great new features!

First off, we have updated the look of the homepage. It’s much nicer now (at least we think so!) We’ve also made it more interactive and dynamic. Instead of just a… Continue reading

Google Experimental

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Google Experimental

Are you tired of the same old and boring Google?

Oh, that just makes me yawn!

Luckily, Google has been experimenting with their search engine and they want you to help them out! It’s fittingly titled Google Experimental and with it, you have access to one of the three search experiments Google is trying out. How cool is that? Let’s take a look!

Alternate Views

1.) Go… Continue reading

Uninstall That, Please

Friday, April 11th, 2008

We here at WorldStart like to share many different Firefox extensions and Greasemonkey scripts with you so that you can try them out and see what’s useful. Sometimes you may like what we recommend and other times, you may not. And that’s okay! Well, today, I’m going to show you how to uninstall any of those Firefox extensions and Greasemonkey scripts you just don’t really care for. Let’s get started!… Continue reading

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Another reader asks: When I go to search on Google, I always see two options: Google Search and I’m Feeling Lucky. What does the I’m Feeling Lucky button do? If you could clear that up for me, I’d really appreciate it!

Oh, this is such a fun question! First of all, if you see the I’m Feeling Lucky button when you’re searching on Google, don’t worry, there’s… Continue reading

WorldStart’s Gadgets

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Q:
You’ve got me intrigued now! What’s the new something special you’ve been working on for us? Please don’t make us wait any longer. What is it?!

A:
I am so excited today, because after nearly a month of work, I finally get to tell you about two great new ways we’re bringing WorldStart directly to you!

One is through our new Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget and the… Continue reading

Opera Mini

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Opera Mini

Are you one of the many who use the Opera Web browser for all your computing needs? It seems like Opera’s popularity grows a little more everyday and why not? It’s a great Web browser and it comes with a few features you can’t find anywhere else. And today, we’re going to talk about one of those in particular. It’s called Opera Mini 4 and it… Continue reading

Opera 9.27 Has Arrived!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Opera 9.27 Has Arrived!

Have you heard the good news?! If you’re an avid Opera user, I’m sure you have, but just in case some of you missed it, I’m here to fill you in. Lucky for all of us, a brand new version of the Opera Web browser has just been released and it is now available for download. On April 3, 2008, Opera 9.27 made its… Continue reading

Firefox 3: It’s Almost Ready!

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Firefox 3: It’s Almost Ready!

For the past couple of weeks, news about Firefox 3 has been spreading like wildfire all over the Web. Users have been desperately trying to figure out when it will be released and more importantly, how much longer they’ll have to wait. Several posts have been made on WorldStart’s message board about it as well and since it seems like so many of… Continue reading

Just Released: SeaMonkey 1.1.9

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Just Released: SeaMonkey 1.1.9

As you can see from this tip’s title, I have even more exciting new release information for you today! Yesterday, I told you about the new Firefox 2.0.0.13 and along with that, there’s a brand new SeaMonkey version as well. That’s right, on March 25, 2008, SeaMonkey 1.1.9 was released and it is now available for download. The updated version fixes all kinds of… Continue reading

Update Alert: Firefox 2.0.0.13

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Update Alert: Firefox 2.0.0.13

Have you heard the news?! Yep, Firefox 2.0.0.13 has been released and it is now available for download. It’s been a few days since Mozilla made the announcement, so I wouldn’t be surprised if most of you are already using the new version, but just to make sure you’re all aware of the changes that have been made, I’m here to fill you in… Continue reading

Introducing IE 8′s New Features

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Introducing IE 8′s New Features

As you probably know, Microsoft recently released Internet Explorer 8 Beta and it already promises its users “the best Web experience ever.” It is now available for download to everyone, but it primarily targets Web developers and designers so that they can test the new tools, layouts and programming enhancements.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta will run on both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of… Continue reading

All Your Faves

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

All Your Faves

So, tell me, how many favorites do you have saved on your computer? Ten? Twenty-five? One hundred? No matter how many you have, you know how important your favorites are. I mean, every time you happen upon a Web site you like, all you have to do is add it to your favorites list and it’s then just a mouse click away. Plus, there are… Continue reading


Q:
What’s the Difference Between Flash and Shockwave?

A:
Flash and Shockwave allow Web sites to deliver the most engaging, compelling and interesting entertainment content on the Web. There are certain Web sites that require either Shockwave or Flash to be installed in order to view their content. For example, many online gambling sites require Shockwave to be able to play free slot games… Continue reading

FF 3 vs. IE 8

Friday, March 14th, 2008

FF 3 vs. IE 8

Ever since I told you about the release of the first Internet Explorer 8 beta, several of you Firefox users out there have been e-mailing me in a frenzy. It seems as if a lot of you are worried that the new version of IE is going to “take over” Firefox. And while I understand your concerns, I still say there’s no way… Continue reading

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