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eBay Feedback: Changes Coming Soon

Friday, March 14th, 2008

eBay Feedback: Changes Coming Soon

So, tell me, are you an avid eBay user? Perhaps you do a lot of buying on eBay or maybe you just like to sell. Either way, eBay is a very popular organization and one of the things that makes it so likeable is its feedback system. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, you can always leave feedback about your experience with eBay… Continue reading

IE 8 Beta Unveiled

Friday, March 7th, 2008

IE 8 Beta Unveiled

Nope, that’s not a typo. Even though it may be a little hard to believe, I made no mistake when I said Internet Explorer 8. On March 5, 2008 (just this past Wednesday), the Microsoft Corporation announced the arrival of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 and told the public it is now available for download. Isn’t that amazing?! It hasn’t even been two years… Continue reading

IEFix

Friday, March 7th, 2008

IEFix

IEFix is a general purpose repair utility for Internet Explorer that repairs it by registering its core DLL files and reinstalling them by using the IE.INF file. IEFix is suitable for Windows 98/ME/2000 and XP systems.

IEFix can fix the following problems:

  • When you click a hyperlink in an e-mail message or on a Web page, you may experience one or more of the

Foxmarks

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Foxmarks

Today, we’ll be covering a Firefox extension called Foxmarks! I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I absolutely love it. I’m so excited to share it with you, so let’s get right to it!

If Firefox is your main Web browser, you probably have it installed on all the computers you use regularly, right? However, a problem with your bookmarks may arise. For example, all of… Continue reading

AIM Privacy

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Q:
I use AIM quite a bit to talk to my family and friends, but lately, I’ve been worrying more and more about my privacy. Are my instant message conversations kept private or am I putting myself at risk? Please explain!

A:
Oh, I’m so glad you asked! I know a lot of WorldStart’s readers use AIM (AOL’s instant messaging program) and some of you may even use… Continue reading

Do You Need Those IE Updates?

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Q:
I no longer use Internet Explorer or Outlook Express, but of course, updates from Microsoft still come through for them each month. Do I really need those updates or can I disable them completely?

A:
As you all know, Microsoft sends out their Windows Updates at the beginning of each month, which help to keep our computers safe and secure. Often times, those updates include material for… Continue reading

Firefox Security Warnings

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Firefox Security Warnings

I know we here at WorldStart have brought you several Firefox tips in the past and while we’ve covered a wide range of topics, I ran into something the other day that we have never gone over. Now, I’m a huge Firefox fan and even though I use it religiously, I have never noticed this feature before. I figured some of you might be in… Continue reading

New Release: Firefox 3 Beta 3

Friday, February 29th, 2008

New Release: Firefox 3 Beta 3

Before I begin, I just want you all to know that I am a little behind in getting this information to you and I do apologize for that. But, it’s better late than never, right?! As you may recall, awhile back, I told you about Firefox 3, a brand new version for the popular Web browser from Mozilla. I then went on… Continue reading

Firefox Reaches Milestone

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Firefox Reaches Milestone

Okay, so today’s quick tip is a little different than what we normally do here at WorldStart, but I saw this mentioned on our message board the other day (thanks HARLEY!) and I just had to share the news with all of you! I know several of you use Firefox as your main Web browser, so I thought you would get a kick out of… Continue reading

Just Released: Opera 9.26

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Just Released: Opera 9.26

I’ve got great news yet again for all you Opera lovers out there! I know it’s only been a couple months since the last version was released, but the Opera team noticed some problems and they fixed them right away. And that’s why we’ve all been graced with a brand new version! Yep, on February 20, 2008, Opera 9.26 was released and it is… Continue reading

New Firefox Extension: Personas

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

New Firefox Extension: Personas

One of the features Firefox users seem to love is the themes, right? I mean, we all get tired of the same old boring Windows colors after awhile. However, having a lot of themes installed in Firefox can sometimes slow it down as well. Even more, when Firefox has to update, it may have to update 10 to 15 themes, which can take a long time… Continue reading

Flock Update

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Q:
I heard there was a new update for Flock. Do you know anything about that? If so, please share!

A:
Wow, you guys don’t miss a thing! You’re absolutely right, there is a new version of Flock on the loose and I’m telling you, it’s one you do not want to miss. If you recall, I told you about Flock for the first time a couple weeks… Continue reading

Grouply Safety

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Q:
In yesterday’s newsletter, you had an article about Grouply, which struck me as odd. I heard that Grouply is a phishing site and that I shouldn’t use it. Can you please explain that to me?

A:
Wow, I’ve gotten so many questions just like this one in the last 24 hours, I think I’ve lost count! It seems like most of you sent me an e-mail as… Continue reading

Grouply

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Q:
Do you know what Grouply is? If so, please explain!

A:
Well, all I can really say is, “I do now!” I actually received an e-mail the other day from a loyal reader asking about Grouply and I have to be honest, I had not heard of it until then. But, I promise, as soon as I read through the e-mail, I went on another research frenzy… Continue reading

IE 7 Cache Limit

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

IE 7 Cache Limit

Do you use Internet Explorer 7 for all of your Web browsing needs? Are you a new Internet Explorer 7 user? Either way, among other things, you have probably noticed some changes in IE 7′s cache size, compared to version 6. And that makes sense, because there is a huge difference! Microsoft basically revamped the cache feature in IE 7 and they… Continue reading

Yahoo! Toolbar for eBay

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Yahoo! Toolbar for eBay

Are you an avid eBay user? If you are, this tip is going to be very helpful to you! I am introducing the latest eBay toolbar, featuring Yahoo! The eBay toolbar featuring Yahoo! is a free tool you can add to your Web browser. This toolbar allows you to access your My eBay account, your My Yahoo! account and your Yahoo! e-mail. It also features Account… Continue reading

Log In Dos and Don’ts

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

“Your Password or Username is Invalid. Please Try Again.” Does that sound familiar? Or, how about the two images below? Do those look familiar?

Do you often get errors when you’re trying to log in to certain accounts, such as your e-mail account, for instance? An error message will say something like “Your password or username is… Continue reading

Redesigned: Firefox Tabbed Browsing

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Redesigned: Firefox Tabbed Browsing

As you probably know, tabbed browsing has been around for a number of years. I first came across it when exploring the Mozilla Firefox Web browser that came bundled with Ubuntu Linux. A relative latecomer to the tabbed browsing party was Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7, but to Microsoft’s credit, they have produced a fine implementation of the technology.

In particular, IE7 offers two exceedingly useful features… Continue reading

New Release: SeaMonkey 1.1.8

Friday, February 15th, 2008

New Release: SeaMonkey 1.1.8

So, tell me, are you ready for yet another brand new update? Yesterday, I brought you Firefox and today, I’m bringing you SeaMonkey! If you use the all-in-one Internet suite of SeaMonkey pretty regularly, you may already know about this, but for those of you who haven’t heard the news, allow me to fill you in. On February 7, 2008, SeaMonkey 1.1.8 was released… Continue reading

New Update: Firefox 2.0.0.12

Friday, February 15th, 2008

New Update: Firefox 2.0.0.12

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve written about a new update for the Firefox Web browser, so when I heard about the new version being released, I jumped at the chance to include it in today’s newsletter! I know many of you are avid Firefox users, so you may already be enjoying the new release, but just in case you’re a step… Continue reading

Additional AIM Features

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Additional AIM Features

For all of you avid AIM users out there, I have many new and exciting features and updates to show you for the latest version of the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) program (AIM 6.5!) In addition to the basic features of setting up status and away messages, sending instant messages and texts via AIM, sending files, talking, sharing videos and pictures, there are additional functions… Continue reading

Greasemonkey Scripts for Flickr

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Greasemonkey Scripts for Flickr

Have you heard of Flickr? (You can read all about it right here if you haven’t). I’m sure several of you probably use it, right? Either way, Flickr is a great new photo sharing Web site owned by Yahoo! and I absolutely love it! And today, I’m going to show you some Greasemonkey scripts that will help you in adding even more functionality to… Continue reading

Paste and Go in Firefox

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Paste and Go in Firefox

Are you an avid Firefox user? Do you refuse to use any other Web browser? Well, if you like Firefox that much, I have something for you today that will make you love it even more! It’s another Firefox extension called Paste and Go 2 and when I checked it out for myself, it just blew me away. This add on really has… Continue reading

Cutting Down on IM Spam

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Cutting Down on IM Spam

As you have probably figured out, living in an electronic age has its downsides, with one of them being swamped by unwanted e-mail in our Inboxes. Those who indulge in such an act are called spammers and they are growing by the minute, making our lives much more difficult. There are several different kinds of spam going around the Internet these days, but one of… Continue reading

Flock

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Q:
Do you know anything about a new Web browser called Flock? If so, please scoop us on all the details!

A:
You know, I actually just heard about Flock the other day. I’m always looking for new Web browsers to use and when I heard there was a new one in town, I went and checked it out right away. And all I can say is, it’s… Continue reading

NoScript

Friday, February 1st, 2008

NoScript

If you’re big into using the Firefox Web browser, you probably already know about NoScript, but just in case you’re new to Firefox or if you haven’t started using it yet, here’s a brief description for you. We here at WorldStart have actually mentioned NoScript in a couple other tips before, but we’ve never really focused in on it as much as we should have. And I… Continue reading

IE 7: Now Required?

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Q:
The other day, I heard something about Internet Explorer 7 now being required for every computer user. Is that true? Can Microsoft really do that? Please explain!

A:
Oh, I’m so glad you asked! I was going to go over this today one way or the other, so it’s great that you brought it up. If you’re an avid Internet Explorer user, you have probably already heard… Continue reading

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