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Firefox 2.0.0.5

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Firefox 2.0.0.5

I know what you’re probably thinking. Another new version of Firefox! How can that be? Yes, it has only been a couple months since the last version (2.0.0.4) came out, but it just goes to show that Mozilla doesn’t like to waste any time. So, here are the details. Firefox 2.0.0.5 was released on July 17, 2007 and it is now available to download for any of you… Continue reading

iGoogle

Friday, July 20th, 2007

iGoogle

Welcome to the wonderful world of iGoogle. Let’s check it out!

iGoogle is Google’s attempt at producing a customizable homepage where you can add widgets (similar to little programs or Web sites) to a page, change the way it looks and make it exactly how you want it to be. Basically, it is a page where you can check on certain content, such as your e-mails, appointments, the latest… Continue reading

Lost Toolbars

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Lost Toolbars

Are you one of the many who have a toolbar installed on your computer along with your Web browser? For example, along with my Internet Explorer browser, I always use the Google toolbar. Maybe you do the same or perhaps you use another toolbar, such as the versions from Yahoo! or AOL. Either way, if you’re like me, you probably use those toolbars on a very regular basis… Continue reading

Slingbox

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Q:
Do you happen to know anything about Slingbox? I’ve seen it mentioned in a few articles I’ve read online and it sounds pretty neat, but I don’t fully understand what it is. Please inform us!

A:
Ah, I’m so glad you asked this question! Slingbox is one of the newest and coolest features to hit the Internet in a long time. I mean, of course, the Internet… Continue reading

Google Image Recognition

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Google Image Recognition

Hello everyone! Here’s a tip I know you’re going to love. We here at WorldStart recently talked about a filter in the Google Images search (you can read that article here) that allows you to view pictures with faces only. I thought that was pretty useful, didn’t you?! But, after thinking about it for awhile, I concluded that it’s rather annoying to have to type… Continue reading

An Update on Trillian

Friday, June 29th, 2007

An Update on Trillian

Do you use one or more instant messenger services? Maybe you have friends on AIM or MSN and others on Yahoo! and even more on ICQ.

Whatever your case may be, isn’t it a pain to have to connect each of them, log on and then keep an eye on all of them at the same time? I think it is!

Wouldn’t it be nice if… Continue reading

Google Calendar Updates

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Google Calendar Updates

In case you haven’t already guessed it from the title, yes, Google has added yet another couple new features to its Google Calendar application. And I’m so excited to tell you all about it today! So, what are they? Well, one deals with event reminders and the other has to do with accessing your calendar from your mobile phone. Sounds cool, huh?! Now, you do need to… Continue reading

Sputtr

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Sputtr

It’s true, we’ve talked about quite a few search engines here at WorldStart before, but this new one, Sputtr, definitely takes the cake. In all actuality, Sputtr isn’t even a search engine itself. But, it’s better than your favorites (like Google, YouTube, MySpace, etc.) and that’s because it allows you to search all of them (and more) from one convenient location!

Sputtr has a very cool and sleek… Continue reading

Google’s Image Search

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Google’s Image Search

Recently, the world’s most popular search engine, Google, made a slight, but innovative change to its image search method. Now, as we all know, the Google image search is a great way to find images of virtually anything, whether it’s a snowstorm in Alaska or the picture of your favorite singer. However, a lot of times when you search for a person, you are presented with a… Continue reading

Safari in Firefox

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Q:
I read your article last week about the Safari Web browser now being available for Windows. I looked a little more into it and I like what Safari does, but I really don’t want to stop using Firefox. Is there any way I can get some of Safari’s features in Firefox? Please let me know!

A:
That’s an excellent question! And to be honest, at first, I… Continue reading

E-cards

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

E-cards

Boy, do I have something special to share with you today! This is something everyone can do for either a purpose or for pleasure. There are probably some people you know who have anniversaries, etc. coming up and you are probably going to be in the mood to give or send them a card. Right?! Or, maybe you just want to send someone very special a card just for… Continue reading

Firefox 3

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Firefox 3

Wait! I know what you’re probably thinking. Mozilla just came out with version 2 of Firefox, so how could a third one be on the way already? While it does seem impossible, it’s not! I guess that’s just how the world of Web browsers works these days. There’s always something new coming around for all of us users to try. So, yes, it is true that a Firefox… Continue reading

A Firefox Auto-Reload

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Do you ever watch an item on auction sites, such as WorldStart or Ebay, and wait until it gets down to only minutes left to decide if you want to bid or not? Or how about any Web site in which you tend to hit the Refresh button every couple of minutes so you can see the updated page? After awhile, on auction sites especially

Safari For Windows

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Safari For Windows

If you’re a Mac user, you’ve probably used their Safari Web browser before, right? I mean, it is one of the best for those kinds of computers, so why wouldn’t you? But what if you’re a Windows user? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have the chance to experience Safari too? Well, if that’s what you’ve been waiting on, you don’t have to wait any longer… Continue reading

Let’s Digg!

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Let’s Digg!

In case you don’t already know, Digg is a community Web site where users can submit news items from Web sites, blogs, etc. (You can read more about it here). If you’re an avid blogger or if you have your own Web site, Digg is the perfect solution for adding hits to both of those. This article will help you achieve that by helping you add… Continue reading

Mahalo

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Mahalo

In the already crowded world of search engines, there is yet another new entry that goes by the name of Mahalo. Now, I wouldn’t bother you with yet another article about search engines if it wasn’t for the divine human intervention! Before you get confused about the human intervention bit, allow me to explain. Mahalo is a new search engine that uses extensive human resources to sort through the… Continue reading

CAPTCHA Tests

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Q:
What is this funny word, “CAPTCHA” I keep seeing all over the Internet?

A:
Yes, CAPTCHA is rather odd sounding, but it’s something we all have to deal with on the Internet from time to time. CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing [test to tell] Computers and Humans Apart. It’s basically a kind of response test used with computers to determine if a… Continue reading

A Little Firefox Media

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A Little Firefox Media

A lot of Web sites these days require you to use the Windows Media Player program for playing audio and video content that is actually embedded on the site. Now, if a user is using Internet Explorer, this works flawlessly, most of the time. However, the real problem arises when accessing that kind of content on a non-Microsoft browser. You know, like the ever popular Mozilla… Continue reading

Google Street View

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Q:
I use Google Maps on a regular basis and the other day, I saw a new feature there called Street View. Do you know anything about that? If so, can you please explain it to me?

A:
Oh, my goodness, I am so glad you asked this question! This is another brand new feature from Google and I actually just heard about it the other day too… Continue reading

More Opera Tricks

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Q:
Last week sometime, I believe you did a tip on some Opera tricks and you said that you might put some more in the newsletter in the near future. But I haven’t seen any more since. So, do you have any new tricks we Opera users should know about?!

A:
You are absolutely right. I did say that in the last Opera tip I wrote (which you… Continue reading

More Yahoo! Messenger Features

Friday, June 8th, 2007

More Yahoo! Messenger Features

Yahoo! Messenger is one of the most popular programs used by millions of Internet users, mainly for the purpose of keeping in touch with the people we know. This program not only lets you instant message with your friends and family, but it also provides tools for contacting people through a microphone and a Webcam. You can also send different types of files to them and… Continue reading

Firefox 2.0.0.4

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Firefox 2.0.0.4

If you use Firefox 2 as your main Web browser, I bet you’re using version 2.0.0.3, right? (If you’re not sure, open Firefox, go to the Help menu and click on About Mozilla Firefox. You’ll see the version listed there). Well, as of May 30, 2007, a newer version has been released. That’s right, Firefox 2.0.0.4 is now ready for download! Now, I know what you’re thinking, “What… Continue reading

Start Your Own WordPress Blog

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Start Your Own Wordpress Blog

Let’s talk about blogging today, shall we?! I’d actually like to focus on Wordpress and lucky for all of us, it is seen as the leader in blogs, with Google Blogger trailing right behind. The reason why Wordpress is seen in a higher light (over Google Blogger and other blog services, like Typepad) is because it provides you with a Web site based blog, which… Continue reading

MyEbayFox

Friday, June 1st, 2007

MyEbayFox

Do you use Firefox? How about Ebay? If you use both of those on a regular basis, you’re going to love what I have for you today! It’s called MyEbayFox and it’s basically another version of the Firefox Web browser that has been designed to give you an even better Ebay experience as well. Keep reading to learn all about this awesome new feature!

When you download MyEbayFox, you… Continue reading

Google Web History

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Q:
What can you tell me about Google Web History? Anything would be very helpful!

A:
Well, lucky for you (and everyone else who reads this newsletter), I can tell you quite a bit about it! Google Web History is yet another new feature that Google has recently released. So, if you’re an avid Google user, this is another service you’re definitely going to want to check out… Continue reading

Opera Tricks

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Q:
I just started using Opera as my new Web browser and I was wondering if you knew of any tricks that may help me get more use out of it. I’ve checked your archives, but I’d like to know more. Please help me!

A:
First of all, welcome to the world of Opera! You’ve chosen a good Web browser for yourself and I hope you continue to… Continue reading

MySpace Tracker

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Q:
I must admit that I have a MySpace profile. I use it to stay in touch with my friends and family and I heard something the other day about a MySpace tracking system. Do you know anything about that? If you have any information, please share it with us!

A:
First, I want to say that I hope you’re enjoying your MySpace experience. I know there has… Continue reading

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