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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

IE 7 Tweak

Friday, May 25th, 2007

IE 7 Tweak

With the launch of Internet Explorer 7, more and more users are now looking for other browser options. I mean, a lot of people still choose to stick with IE 7, but why is everyone looking for other choices? Well, there just so happens to be one problem that most of those users face when they’re looking for other browsers.

For some very strange reason, Microsoft allows… Continue reading

Lost Firefox Bookmarks

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Q:
I have somehow lost all my saved bookmarks in Firefox. Is there any way I can get them back? I’m just so lost without them!

A:
Ouch! Losing your bookmarks (favorites) is not very much fun and I’m sure anyone who has ever had this happen to them can vouch for that. I mean, your bookmarks are a big part of your online life, aren’t they? They… Continue reading

Firefox/Vista Erros

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Firefox/Vista Errors

A lot of faithful Firefox users have been presented with a lot of errors while using Firefox with the new operating system of Windows Vista. These intermittent errors can be very annoying, especially when you are right in the middle of editing a very important document with your favorite Web application, etc. So, today we are going to deal with two of the most frequent Firefox errors in… Continue reading

What Web Sites See

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Q:
I know you’ve mentioned before certain things that Web sites can see when we’re online, but they were always mixed in with other information. Can you give us a basic list of them instead?

A:
I sure can! It’s very important to know what Web sites can see when you’re visiting them, so I’m not going to waste any more time. Let’s get right into it!

If… Continue reading

Stay On Longer

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Stay On Longer

Do you Yahoo!? If you’re an avid Yahoo! user, you probably use it for pretty much everything you do online, right? I mean, they have e-mail, an instant message program, games, different groups you can join, music you can download, sports news, the yellow pages and so on and so forth. Either way you look at it, Yahoo! has all your needs covered. Plain and simple.

So… Continue reading

YouGetIt

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about a search engine called YouGetIt? What makes it different than all the others and is it reputable? Please share whatever you know!

A:
What an excellent question! This new search engine was actually mentioned on our message board the other day (thanks pesach!) After reviewing the site myself, I was going to write a tip on it anyway, but once I received… Continue reading

Firefox 1.5 Finished?

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Q:
I heard something about Firefox shutting down support for their 1.5 version. Is this true?

A:
Well, I think the best thing to say to answer your question is, “If you haven’t upgraded to Firefox 2.0 yet, you might want to think about doing so very soon.” It was just recently announced that Mozilla will support Firefox 1.5 for one more security update, but after that, it’s… Continue reading

Fast Food Maps

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about a Web site called Fast Food Maps? I saw it the other day, but I don’t know anything about it. It seems interesting, so if you know anything, please share!

A:
Ha, this is perfect! This question goes along so well with the Q&A tip we had in last Friday’s newsletter about planning your summer vacations. In that tip, I talked about… Continue reading

Google Presently

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Google Presently

Are you one of the many people who use Google for just about everything? I mean, they have e-mail, they offer a chat program, they have photo services, you can create your own homepage with them, they have a document and spreadsheet program, etc., etc. I could keep going, but I think you get the picture. So, what do you think they will come up with next?

Well… Continue reading

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