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Coffee Break

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Coffee Break

When I write articles for WorldStart, I usually like to give some useful tips you all can use to increase your productivity while working on your computer.

But hey, sometimes you just need a coffee break, right?!

So, for a change in pace, I thought I would point you in the direction of a few different Web sites that will either absorb you or amuse you when you… Continue reading

MySpacetv

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Q:
Can you please tell me what MySpacetv.com is?

A:
Oooh, I’m so glad you asked! If you’re an avid MySpace user or if you just like to watch videos online, I promise you’re going to love MySpacetv.com. This new Web site is powered by the regular MySpace site, but it brings its own flare to the table as well. It reminds me a lot of YouTube, but… Continue reading

Google Presentations

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Google Presentations

Do you remember some time ago when I told you about a new program coming out called Google Presently? It’s been awhile, so it’s okay if you don’t remember (read here if you don’t), but back then, I told you I would keep you updated on it and well, I finally have some news for you! Things have changed a little since I wrote… Continue reading

MySpace Skins

Friday, October 12th, 2007

MySpace Skins

Now that we’ve talked about Gmail skins, we might as well cover MySpace too. So, tell me, are you a MySpace user? Now, don’t be shy! I know there are a few of you out there, because I’ve gotten e-mails from you about it before. Well, either way, I’ve got some great news today for all MySpace users alike. I about flipped when I heard about… Continue reading

More Features of AIM

Friday, October 12th, 2007

More Features of AIM

AOL’s instant messenger program of AIM is one that is widely used by many people of all types and ages. It allows friends, family members, co-workers and even complete strangers to keep in touch with one another from anywhere around the world. In my last article for this program, I talked about how to add and block your buddies on your buddy list, how… Continue reading

Twitter

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Q:
What can you tell me about Twitter?

A:
As a matter of fact, I can tell you a lot about it! I actually just heard about Twitter the other day, but after checking it out for myself, I realized I have been missing out all this time. It’s a really cool Web site and after you all finish reading this article, I think you’re going to feel… Continue reading

Update: Firefox 2.0.0.7

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Update: Firefox 2.0.0.7

If you’re an avid Firefox user, you probably already know about the most recent update Mozilla has made to its Web browser, but just in case some of you haven’t, I’m here today to fill you in! It’s really great news, so make sure you listen up. On September 18, 2007, Firefox 2.0.0.7 was released to the public and it is now available for download… Continue reading

Google Updater

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Google Updater

So, tell me, have you ever heard of the Google Updater before? If you’re a true fan of the Google toolbar and some of the other services Google offers, you probably know a little about it, but if not, it’s definitely something you’re going to want to check out. The Google Updater is a little program that pops up every time you install a new Google… Continue reading

Crazy Browser

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Q:
What can you tell me about a browser called Crazy Browser? It has a very interesting name and I’d really like to learn more about it. Thanks for all your help!

A:
You’ve got that right! That’s the most interesting name I’ve ever heard of for a Web browser. Even without knowing much about it, the name draws me in and I don’t know about you, but… Continue reading

Searching for Posts

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Searching for Posts

Are you one of WorldStart’s message board users? (If you’re not, you really should sign up. It’s free and it’s a great resource if you’re ever having computer trouble!) If you are, I’m willing to bet that you sometimes use it to look for help with a specific problem. Am I right? After all, that’s what the message board is for! It’s there to help… Continue reading

Maxthon Browser

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about the Maxthon Browser? If so, can you please fill us in? Thanks!

A:
Well, as a matter of fact, I can! I have to be honest though. I hadn’t heard of Maxthon until I saw it mentioned on our message board and then again when I received this question in my e-mail Inbox. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is… Continue reading

Firefox PDF Extension

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Firefox PDF Extension

How would you like to be a part of a brand new Firefox extension that allows you to download your PDF files with ease? If that sounds like a good idea to you, this tip is what you should be reading right now! Mozilla just recently came out with a new extension for Firefox called PDF Download and with it, you are able to view your PDF… Continue reading

Awesome Kids Sites

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Q:
My grandkids just started back to school this week and I was wondering if you knew of any good Web sites they could use when they come to stay with me. I’m looking for some educational sites that will help to keep them entertained. Do you have any suggestions?

A:
Of course I do! I’m so excited that you asked this question, because I think it’s so… Continue reading

The Ultimate Searching Experience: Exalead

Friday, September 7th, 2007

The Ultimate Searching Experience: Exalead

The last time we were together, I wrote about an awesome answer engine called BrainBoost. However, in my search for the “Ultimate Search Engine,” I came across another search engine that happens to have a host of useful features that could be considered useful complements to BrainBoost!

It’s called Exalead and it can be found here.

Below is what the homepage… Continue reading

Firefox 3 Testing

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Firefox 3 Testing

If you recall, awhile back, I told you that Mozilla would be releasing a new version of their popular Firefox Web browser sometime in the distant feature. Do you remember that? Well, either way, it seems as if the release date for Firefox 3 is getting closer and closer to being right around the corner. The other day, I received word that Mozilla has already started the… Continue reading

myLot Community

Friday, September 7th, 2007

myLot Community

With blogging becoming a pastime for all, it has grown from just a few Web sites to hundreds of blogging forums. In fact, the word “blogger” is a real term now, not just some word invented from a computer geek! No, the word blogger is even an official job title now, just like typist, writer, etc. There are a plethora of sites allowing people to blog and they… Continue reading

Social Media Four

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Q:
The other day, I heard someone talking about the “Social Media Four.” Do you know what they were referring to? Do you have any additional information you could share with us about it?

A:
Ah yes, the “Social Media Four.” What an excellent question! There has been some talk about this for quite some time now, so it’s definitely appropriate to mention it in the newsletter. I’ve… Continue reading

Final Gmail Video

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Final Gmail Video

Here’s a fun little tidbit for you! If you recall, awhile back, I told you about a contest Google was hosting for their Gmail e-mail program. Well, to refresh your memory, the whole concept behind the contest was to show how an e-mail message travels around the world. Google wanted you to submit video clips with your own ideas on how that happens. The only rule was… Continue reading

Firefox Campus Edition

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Q:
I heard something about a Firefox Campus Edition the other day. Now, what is that all about? Is it something I need to get for my Firefox browser? If you have any information, please share it!

A:
That is an excellent question! I actually saw something about this very thing on our message board the other day and it intrigued me too. After I saw the post… Continue reading

Foxit Reader 2.1

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Foxit Reader 2.1

If you’re an avid Foxit Reader user, you probably already know what’s coming, but to make sure we’re all on the same page, I have a huge announcement for everyone today! Yes, that’s right, a new version of the popular PDF reader has just been released (well, it was on August 23, 2007). It is now going by the name of Foxit Reader 2.1 and lucky for… Continue reading

New Release: Google Earth 4.2

Friday, August 31st, 2007

New Release: Google Earth 4.2

Have you heard the news?! Yep, Google has released another new version of their popular Google Earth application and it is now available for download. Now, if you’re not sure what Google Earth is, you’ll want to read here and learn all about it before you continue on with this tip. Otherwise, make sure you keep reading to hear all about the new… Continue reading

BrainBoost

Friday, August 31st, 2007

BrainBoost

Question: What is the difference between a search engine and an answer engine?

Answer: A search engine (like Google, Yahoo!, etc.) will find Web pages that have your search term somewhere in their text. An answer engine will find Web pages that actually answer your question directly.

Want to know where you can find an answer engine? Well, there’s a wonderful (and it’s free!) answer engine available online called… Continue reading

Google Alert

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Google Alert

Everyone has different things they like to search for in their free time, right? Maybe you’re always looking for new contests to enter or recipes to try. You may do this once in awhile, but often times, we all let it slip and do not keep up to date on the latest information that is available to us. If you’d like to stay on top of the latest… Continue reading

New Release: Opera 9.23

Friday, August 24th, 2007

New Release: Opera 9.23

Yep, that’s right. Another new version of the Opera Web browser has just been released. As of August 16, 2007, Opera 9.23 is available for download! So, if you’re a huge Opera fan, you’re going to want to get in on this one right away. Make sure you keep reading for all the pertinents on this new release!

Of course, with every new program release, there… Continue reading

SeaMonkey 1.1.4

Friday, August 17th, 2007

SeaMonkey 1.1.4

Here’s a real quickie for you! As you probably remember, just a few weeks ago, I told you about how SeaMonkey released a new version of their all-in-one application, which was numbered 1.1.3. Well, as of August 3, 2007 (I know I’m a little late on this one, I’m sorry!), another version has been released. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. Keep reading for all the important… Continue reading

Searching with Head Tags

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Searching with Head Tags

Need a little help getting your Web site noticed? If so, try these tips!

Search engine traffic is the best traffic a Web site can get and obviously, the higher your site is in the search engine listings, the more visitors your Web site will get. Most people will perform a search and then click the very top result. This means, if you are at the… Continue reading

Set Your AOL Homepage

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Set Your AOL Homepage

Here’s one for all you AOL users out there!

For the longest time, I thought it was impossible to have a homepage for my AOL. I thought the AOL Welcome window was all the homepage I could ever get. I mean, it’s always there and it seems hard to get rid of. Did you think the same thing? Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not… Continue reading

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