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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

News Alert: SeaMonkey Update

Friday, October 26th, 2007

News Alert: SeaMonkey Update

Do you use the SeaMonkey all-in-one application suite to take care of all your Internet needs? (If you’re not sure what I’m even talking about, you can read all about SeaMonkey right here). Well, if you do, I have some news for you today that I think you’ll just flip over! What do you think it is? A new update perhaps? Yep… Continue reading

Opera Security Update

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Opera Security Update

If you’re a big Opera user, you’ve probably been wondering when a new update would be available, right? As I’m sure all of you know, it has been awhile since Opera has made any changes (the last update was back in August 2007). But alas, your wait is now over! On October 17, 2007, the Opera team released a new version of the popular Web… Continue reading

Google Writely

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Google Writely

As you may recall, in the past few weeks, we here at WorldStart have told you about certain aspects of the Google Docs and Spreadsheets program and we have done some tips on the Google Presentations application. And ever since you all saw those articles in the newsletter, you have been asking for more. You seem to really enjoy these programs from Google, so… Continue reading

AOL Greetings

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

AOL Greetings

Are you an AOL user? If so, did you know that AOL has its own set of greeting cards you can use to send to your friends and family? Or, maybe you know about them, but you’re not sure how to use them. Well, either way, this tip is here to help! I, myself, use AOL Greetings all the time and I know you’re just going to love… Continue reading

IE 7 Released Again?

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

IE 7 Released Again?

I know the title to today’s quick tip may surprise some of you (I know I was when I first heard about this), but there is a good basis behind it, so don’t stress out just yet. First, allow me to ask you all a question: If you use Internet Explorer 7, are you truly happy with it? I mean, does it do everything… Continue reading

Creating a Wikipedia Account

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Creating a Wikipedia Account

I’m sure most of you have heard of Wikipedia before, but just in case you haven’t, let me tell you a little about it before we move on. Basically, Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that anyone can use and edit. That’s right, if you want to add something to the Wikipedia database or if you want to edit someone else’s entry, you can do so right… Continue reading

MySpace Privacy

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Q:
I admit that I love using MySpace! I have been able to find so many people I’ve lost touch with over the years and it’s just been great talking to them again. Now, I do have my profile set to “Private,” but I’ve been hearing some rumors that people are able to see private profiles even if they’re not on a person’s friend list. Is this true? How

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

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