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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

SHOUTcast

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

SHOUTcast

If you’re a radio fanatic or even just a fan, you’re going to love SHOUTcast! SHOUTcast allows you to listen to any radio station found on the Internet. If that sounds good to you, here’s how you can get it!

Getting Winamp

For starters, you’re going to need the Winamp Media Player. To get Winamp, head on over to http://www.winamp.com and click on the Free Download button… Continue reading

Firefox 3: A Few More Features

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Firefox 3: A Few More Features

As you probably remember from Friday’s newsletter, I told you about some of the new features found in the Firefox 3 Web browser. Well, come to find out, I thought of even more I just had to tell you about, so that’s what I’m going to take care of today. Let’s check them out!

Improved Performance

It’s not flashy and it… Continue reading

More Firefox 3 Features

Friday, August 8th, 2008

More Firefox 3 Features

Want to learn a little more about Firefox 3? Then let’s do it!

First of all, Firefox 3 has stronger filters and protection against malware, phishing Web sites, cookies and other tools that can compromise your privacy and security. A malware warning shows up when you visit Web sites that are known to install malicious software. Plus, by default, Firefox 3 is set up not to… Continue reading

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

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