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New Release: Opera 9.25

Friday, December 21st, 2007

New Release: Opera 9.25

Have you been having some trouble with your Opera Web browser lately? If so, it could be because it’s time for an update! Yep, on December 19, 2007 (just this past Wednesday), Opera 9.25 was released and it is now available for download. The Opera team has said that it is a recommended security upgrade, so keep reading for all the details and then… Continue reading

2007 Top Searches

Friday, December 21st, 2007

2007 Top Searches

As you may recall, at the end of last year, I gave you a list of the most popular Google searches for the year 2006 (you can read that tip here). Well, I was looking over that list a few days ago and I got to thinking that you all might enjoy a new list for 2007. I know 2007 isn’t over quite… Continue reading

Google Gdrive Update

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Q:
Awhile back, you ran a tip about something called the Gdrive from Google. I remember reading about it and finding it very interesting, but I never heard anything else about it. Do you have any updated details on it? Any information you have would be a great help. Thanks!

A:
Ah, yes, Google’s Gdrive. That’s a name I haven’t heard in quite some time, but I definitely… Continue reading

Remove It Permanently

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Remove It Permanently

On your favorite Web sites, are there elements, such as pictures, images, text and animations that you’d like to remove? I mean, they can be so annoying and inconvenient that you just want to send them to the grave for good. Ever feel like that? Well, I have found a great Firefox extension called R.I.P. (a.k.a. Remove It Permanently) that will help you do just that. It… Continue reading

Done, But With Errors on Page

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Q:
When I visit certain Web sites, I often get the error message of “Done, but with errors on page.” What does that mean and is there anything I can do to fix it? Please help!

A:
Well, to begin, this error usually only shows up in Internet Explorer and it mainly has to do with JavaScript. If the Web site you’re trying to view uses JavaScript, you… Continue reading

Two New Updates

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Two New Updates

I just received information about two new updates and I thought you all might like to know about them as well. Yep, that’s right. Today, you’re getting not one, but two awesome updates! The first new release is for the Firefox Web browser and the second is for the all-in-one Internet suite of SeaMonkey. So, if you’re an avid user of either of those applications… Continue reading

BookBump

Friday, December 7th, 2007

BookBump

I have been using iTunes for quite some time now and I am absolutely in love with it! Of course, there are programs that are better looking and more functional, but what draws me to iTunes is the effective way I can organize all the music I have. Now, I have always wondered if I could have something similar for my books too. I read a lot of books… Continue reading

New Release: Firefox 2.0.0.10

Friday, November 30th, 2007

New Release: Firefox 2.0.0.10

That’s right, another new version of the Firefox Web browser has just been released! On November 26, 2007 (just this past Monday), Firefox 2.0.0.10 made its debut into the Mozilla family. It hasn’t even been a full month since the last version (2.0.0.9) was released, but when Mozilla sees some changes that need to be made, they don’t waste any time! I know it’s… Continue reading

Updated Browser Test

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Q:
Is there any way I can check my Web browser for security? I’m just interested in knowing where it stands. Thanks for any advice you can give me!

A:
That’s an excellent question and I commend you for asking! Most of us use a Web browser on a daily basis and if you think about it, all of our security is wrapped up in it. I mean… Continue reading

Update: Firefox 3

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Update: Firefox 3

If you recall, awhile back, I informed you that the Mozilla company was going to be releasing a new version of Firefox in the very near future. Well, the waiting period is now over! Yep, on November 19, 2007, Mozilla released the first beta version of Firefox 3 and it is now available for download. If that doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know what… Continue reading

eBay Buying Tips

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Q:
I like to buy things on eBay sometimes, but I never seem to win any auctions. Do you have any tips you can give me that might help me with my eBay purchases? Please help!

A:
That’s an excellent question! I know a lot of you are eBay users and being one myself, I know how frustrating it can be to see an item you really want… Continue reading

WorldStart Diggs

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

WorldStart Diggs

If you’re one who enjoys looking through our tip archives, you may have noticed a little something new we’ve added to each article. I know at least some of you have, because I’ve been getting several e-mails from you all asking about it. Well, a few weeks ago, we here at WorldStart decided to add a Digg marker to each of our tips so that… Continue reading

FireShot

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Q:
What is FireShot?

A:
Oooh, I’m so glad you asked! FireShot was actually mentioned on our message board the other day by user “sharber60″ and after trying it out for myself, I instantly fell in love. FireShot is definitely one of my favorite new programs. So, what is it? Well, FireShot is a new Firefox extension that allows you to take your own screenshots of Web pages… Continue reading

YouTube QuickLists

Friday, November 16th, 2007

YouTube QuickLists

If you’ve ever used the video Web site of YouTube, you know it has millions of videos for you to see! YouTube does a great job of making these videos visible to you. For example, if you go to view a video about the new Apple iPhone, to the right of the video, you will see other videos uploaded by that user, along with more videos related to… Continue reading

eSnipe

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

eSnipe

Are you an eBay user? If so, have you ever been involved in bidding wars and lost multiple times? Well, if you have, this tip may be very helpful to you! Today, I’m going to introduce you to a Web page linked to eBay, called eSnipe. eSnipe is designed to help solve all of your bidding problems, to guarantee you a win almost all of the time and to… Continue reading

Online Shopping Safety Tips

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Q:
As we all know, Christmas is right around the corner and I’m one who likes to start my shopping early. I’m planning on doing quite a bit of it online this year though and I was wondering if you could give me some safety tips. I haven’t done a lot of online shopping in the past, so I want to make sure I do it right. Thanks for

New Release: SeaMonkey 1.1.6

Friday, November 9th, 2007

New Release: SeaMonkey 1.1.6

It’s been less than a month since the last version of SeaMonkey was released, but that doesn’t mean much when updates need to be made! And that’s exactly why another new version of SeaMonkey has just been released. On November 5, 2007 (this past Monday), SeaMonkey 1.1.6 was released to the public and it is now available for download. As you may recall, version… Continue reading

3D Virtual Chat Worlds

Friday, November 9th, 2007

3D Virtual Chat Worlds

Virtual 3D chat worlds are the new type of chat sites emerging almost everywhere on the Internet today. They are making use of 3D images and characters to give users a sense of a virtual world where they can move around and meet other people. You can create your own unique identities in these chat rooms by creating avatars and you can develop relationships… Continue reading

Prevy

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Q:
Can you talk a little about the search engine of Prevy.com? It seems like a really good search tool, but I would still like to know a little more about its features, etc. Thanks for your assistance!

A:
Of course I can! Prevy.com is actually one of my favorite new search engines, so I’ll have no trouble whatsoever telling you all about it. We all know there… Continue reading

Deleting IE 7 Cookies

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Deleting IE 7 Cookies

Lately, several of you have been asking about deleting cookies in Windows Vista and while that’s a valid question, I think we all may be a little confused about this whole thing. For starters, cookies don’t really lie within your operating system, rather they come from your Web browser. So, even if you’re using the new operating system of Vista, your cookies are still… Continue reading

Now Available: Firefox 2.0.0.9

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Now Available: Firefox 2.0.0.9

If you recall, in last Wednesday’s issue of the newsletter, I informed you that Firefox version 2.0.0.9 would soon be released. At that time, it wasn’t finished yet, but I told you it would be on its way very soon and well, it has arrived! The new Firefox 2.0.0.9 was released this past Friday (November 2, 2007) and it is now available for download… Continue reading

Google Secrets

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Q:
I saw something online the other day about some hidden features in Google. Do you know anything about this? If so, what’s it referring to? I would love to know!

A:
Well, I’m not sure where you got your information, but I do have some Google secrets of my own that I can show you. My source for this is actually from one of WorldStart’s message board… Continue reading

LaptopLock

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

LaptopLock

Having gone through the unnerving experience of having my laptop stolen a few months ago, I know how devastating it can be. My whole life for the past few years virtually disappeared in one moment of carelessness.

So, when I came across the following free service, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out and now, I want to share it with all of you!

It’s called LaptopLock

Web Site Certificates

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Can you please go over what Web site certificates are? I’m having a little trouble understanding their purpose. Thanks for all your help!

Wow, you guys come up with some really great questions! I have to tell you, the Q&A section of the newsletter is my favorite, because often times

Coming Soon: Firefox 2.0.0.9

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Coming Soon: Firefox 2.0.0.9

If you’re a huge fan of the Firefox Web browser, you may have already heard about this, but just in case you haven’t, I’m here to fill you in! If you recall, it’s only been a couple weeks since the Mozilla company released a new 2.0.0.8 version of Firefox to address a couple security issues that popped up in the previous version. Well, come… Continue reading

Resizable Text Boxes

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Resizable Text Boxes

Awhile back, we talked about using resizable text boxes as a feature in Firefox. But, what about all of you who use Internet Explorer or Opera as your main Web browser? You all want some resizable text boxes too, don’t you? Well, that’s exactly what I’m going to show you how to do right now!

First of all, to refresh your memory, let’s go over what resizable… Continue reading

A Little Shorthand

Friday, October 26th, 2007

A Little Shorthand

Here’s a fun one for you!

If you send and receive a lot of instant messages (IMs), e-mails and text messages or if you visit chat rooms, message boards or discussion boards on a regular basis, this tip is just for you! When you’re dealing with those kinds of things, you may not realize how much Internet shorthand is going on, but it’s everywhere these days. And… Continue reading

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