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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

Optimizing Week, Day 5 – Ebay and Amazon

Alright, let’s end this Optimizing Week with a bang! Ebay is arguably the most popular online shopping service on the Internet these days and today, I’ll be showing you how you can jazz up Ebay, along with another great shopping Web site: Amazon.com.

Ebay Companion – We’re kicking off today with the ultimate Ebay/Firefox add on! It’s called the Firefox Companion… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 4 – Wikipedia

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 4 – Wikipedia

First of all, Wikipedia is one of the best research utilities on the Web today. I use it all the time and I’m sure you do too! Well, today, I’ll be showing you how you can make this Web site even better. When you’re ready, let’s go!

History – If you’re often researching something on Wikipedia and browsing through several articles at once… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 3 – Digg

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 3 – Digg

Do you Digg? No, I’m not talking about digging holes in your backyard! I mean, do you ever use the social bookmarking site of digg.com? Well, if not, it’s a Web site anybody can use to share what they found on the Internet with the whole world. Also, with Digg, if you like a page someone else has found, you can… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 2 – MySpace

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 2 – MySpace

If you didn’t know already, MySpace is the number one social networking Web site in the country. Millions of people visit it everyday. So, if you have a MySpace account and you want to get the most out of it, just check out these simple tips!

Ad Killer – We’re going to start with fixing one of the most prevalent problems on MySpace… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 1 – YouTube

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 1 – YouTube

Hey everyone! I have some great news for you today. All this week, I will be showing you ways you can make your favorite Web sites even better. That’s right! We’ll be using Firefox and Greasemonkey to customize sites like MySpace, digg, YouTube, Wikipedia and Ebay. We’re kicking off the week with YouTube, so let’s get down to business!

YouTube… Continue reading

MySpace Music

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

MySpace Music

Are you among the many who have a MySpace profile? I know there has been a lot of controversy over the popular social networking Web site since it first started, but it really is a great way to keep in touch with long lost friends or distant family members. At least that’s what I use it for and I absolutely love it. I’ve been able to… Continue reading

SeaMonkey Update

Friday, July 27th, 2007

SeaMonkey Update

Are you an avid SeaMonkey user? If so, I’ve got some great news for you today! On July 19, 2007, SeaMonkey version 1.1.3 was released and it is now available for download. Now, if you know anything about new releases by now, you know that they always come with new features. And well, SeaMonkey is no exception. They have jam packed this new version with everything they could… Continue reading

A Better Tabbed Browsing Experience

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Q:
I like to use Firefox as my main Web browser, but sometimes the tabbed browsing confuses me a little bit. Is there anything you can tell me that will help me get the most out of tabbed browsing? I just feel like I’m missing out on something. Please help!

A:
Sure, that’s no problem! Yes, the tabbed browsing feature that first came out in Firefox several years… Continue reading

Opera 9.22 Released

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Opera 9.22 Released

Well, last week, I told you about an upgrade for Firefox and today, I’ve got good news for all you Opera users out there! That’s right, Opera version 9.22 was just recently released and it is now available to download for anyone who is interested. As with any upgrade, there have been several changes made since the 9.21 version. Let’s check out some of those right now… Continue reading

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

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