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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

Organizing Your Bookmarklets

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Organizing Your Bookmarklets

At the end of yesterday’s tip, I promised you we’d discuss organizing your bookmarklets and that’s exactly what I intend to do! You may be feeling that with all of the bookmarklets you’ve acquired, there is no room left for your regular favorite links. Well, after today, that will no longer be the case! We will be solving that problem by creating a special folder for all… Continue reading

Five Brand New Bookmarklets

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Five Brand New Bookmarklets

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written about one of my favorite topics: bookmarklets. Bookmarklets, if you don’t already know, are little buttons that sit in your Web browser’s Links toolbar. Bookmarklets do an extremely wide variety of things, such as letting you modify the way you see another Web site, navigating Web sites more effectively and much, much more. Today, I’ll be… Continue reading

New Release: CCleaner 2.04

Friday, January 25th, 2008

New Release: CCleaner 2.04

Have you heard the news?! I’m sure you all can probably figure it out by reading today’s headline, but just in case you missed it, I’m happy to announce that a brand new version of the ever popular CCleaner program has just been released! That’s right, CCleaner 2.04 made its debut on January 17, 2008 and it is now available for download. So, if… Continue reading

More AIM 6.5 Features

Friday, January 18th, 2008

More AIM 6.5 Features

Everyday, more and more users are using the instant messaging program of AIM to keep in touch with their friends, colleagues and co-workers. And with the latest version of AIM (6.5), there are many more features that are not only easily accessible, but a whole lot more useful. With just a short overview of some of these features, using AIM 6.5 will be a breeze… Continue reading

Five Firefox Tricks

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Five Firefox Tricks

It’s been so long since I’ve written about everyone’s favorite Web browser of Firefox! This time, instead of talking about how you can install such and such application to customize such and such feature to increase functionality by 200 percent, etc., etc., I thought I’d just write about five quick tips you can use in Firefox. Here we go!

1.) Keyboard Navigation

Do you get sick of… Continue reading

Stop That Clicking Sound

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Stop That Clicking Sound

Have you ever noticed that when you click a link in Internet Explorer, there is a distinct “clicking” sound that plays through your speakers? As if the actual click of the mouse button wasn’t realistic enough! If you’ve never heard that sound, you should consider yourself lucky, because by default, it is always activated. At first, it’s unnoticeable, but as you become more experienced with surfing… Continue reading

Remember the Milk + Gmail

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Remember the Milk + Gmail

Hello again! As you may recall, yesterday, we discussed using Remember the Milk to organize your tasks. Well, Remember the Milk also has a Firefox extension for Gmail, which makes organizing your schedule even easier. So, for all of you Gmail users out there, let’s get ready, get set and go!

1.) First, click here and follow the instructions to install Remember the

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