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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

Google 411

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Q:
Have you heard anything about a service called Google 411? If you have any information on it, please share it with us! Thanks!

A:
But of course! The service is called Google 411, but it is also known as Google Voice Local Search (that’s a more technical name for it if you couldn’t tell!) So, what can Google 411 do for you? Well, let’s find… Continue reading

Opera 9.2 Released

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Opera 9.2 Released

Are you ready for a new version of the Opera Web browser already? I mean, with Opera 9.1 just released in December 2006, you might still be getting used to that, but in the Internet world, there’s no time to waste when it comes to updates and upgrades. And Opera 9.2 is no exception to that rule. Come along with me as we welcome this new and… Continue reading

Chat Room Safety

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Q:
In the past, you’ve told us how to be safe on certain Web sites, etc., but what about chat room safety? Do you have any tips we all can abide by for that?

A:
I’m so glad you asked! We here at WorldStart are always telling you to be as safe as possible when you’re visiting the World Wide Web. We’ve covered the Internet, social networking Web… Continue reading

Ava Find

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Ava Find

I would honestly have to say that the person who designed Windows’ search feature was probably half asleep when they were doing it. I mean, it’s so very slow! It can take up to one hour to complete a search with just a simple and common criterion. And I don’t know about you, but I am often forced to use it, because I have files scattered all over… Continue reading

IMVironments

Friday, April 13th, 2007

IMVironments

So, you know all about the environment around you and your home, right? So, what about with your instant messenger program? This may seem impossible, but Yahoo! Messenger has found a way to turn all that around. Yahoo! came up with the great idea of creating an environment for their instant messenger program and they just so happened to call it an IMVironment. What all does an IMVironment entail?… Continue reading

New Google Talk Features

Friday, April 13th, 2007

New Google Talk Features

It’s no secret that Google Talk has cemented its place in the crowded world of instant messengers. The fact that it doesn’t come with a bucket load of extra bells and whistles has added to its appeal. So, today, I’m going to tell you all about some brand new features for Google Talk.

For example, I’ll show you how to access Google Talk without actually having… Continue reading

A Few Statistics

Friday, April 13th, 2007

A Few Statistics

Have you ever wondered how the different Web browsers we all use stack up against each other? I mean, aren’t you curious to know which one is used the most often or how popular the one you use is with other users? Maybe it’s just me, but I wonder about that kind of stuff all the time. Well, if you’re with me on this one, let’s check… Continue reading

Speed Up Opera

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Q:
Do you happen to have any tips on speeding up the Opera Web browser? Just wondering if there’s any way I can speed mine up a bit.

A:
Are you surprised we’re doing another Opera tip? Well, don’t be! In the past couple of weeks, I’ve come to realize that several of you use Opera and even though Internet Explorer and Firefox seem to still be on… Continue reading

Google Desktop on Macs

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about a Google Desktop for Macs? I’ve heard rumors, but I wasn’t sure if anything was set in stone yet. If you know anything, please share!

A:
Well, you probably already know that since this question is posted above, I do have something to say about the topic. After all, if you know anything about this newsletter, you know I’m not just going… Continue reading

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