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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

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

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