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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

IE 7 Picture Problems

Friday, April 6th, 2007

IE 7 Picture Problems

Are you one of the many who are now using the new Internet Explorer 7? If so, I’ve got some great information for you today, so let’s go check it out!

There are a couple of things one could do when it comes to seeing graphics in Internet Explorer 7. You could configure IE 7 to either display pictures or if you want to save some… Continue reading

Opera Skins

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Q:
Last week, you talked about some widgets for the Opera Web browser and it was so nice to hear about those. So, now I’m wondering if you can tell us about some skins for Opera as well. I’ve been wanting to change mine for awhile now, but I wasn’t sure if there were any new ones out or not. Please fill us in!

A:
You know, after… Continue reading

Snap

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Snap

Look before you leap! You’ve probably heard that phrase before, but did you ever think it could apply to search engines? Well, a feature I’ve found lacking in many search engines is the ability to preview Web sites before you actually visit them. So, I did some investigating and found a great new search engine called Snap.

Snap.com is a search engine that allows you to preview the Web… Continue reading

Opera Widgets

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Q:
Over the years, I’ve noticed that you don’t cover a whole lot about the Opera Web browser in your newsletter and I was wondering if you could change that for at least one day. Do you know of any extensions or add ons that have recently come out for Opera? I’m always looking for new things to add to it and thought I would look to you for

Google Homepage Themes

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Q:
Awhile back, I set up a Google homepage and even though it’s a great resource, it’s a little boring to look at. Is there anything I can do to dress it up a bit? Anything will do, just please tell me there’s something!

A:
I’m really glad you asked, because there is in fact something you can do. Google just recently announced a new addition to their… Continue reading

MSN Messenger

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

MSN Messenger

Today, we’re going to talk about the instant messenger program from MSN called MSN Messenger 7.5. If you haven’t found an instant messaging program that you’re absolutely thrilled with yet, your wait may be over. So, let’s go ahead and check out all the basics of MSN’s version!

MSN Messenger is one of the many popular messengers available for Internet users everywhere. Compared to other messenger providers, MSN… Continue reading

Sending Evites

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Q:
You featured a Web site a few weeks back called Evite.com and I wanted to use it for my family’s Easter gathering, but I’m not really sure how to do it. Can you help? Please!

A:
Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Whenever you’re planning a party or a get together, you know it’s going to be a good time, especially if you’re celebrating something really… Continue reading

Avatar Resizer

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Q:
So, tell us, how can we resize our avatars? I’ve been trying to put one on your message board for the longest time, but it just won’t accept it. No matter what I do, it’s always too big. Please help!

A:
Well, I’m sure you all can guess that today’s question is a spin off from the quick tip up above, but I just had to connect… Continue reading

Gspace

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Q:
Please explain to me what Gspace is. I’ve found some information about it online, but I still can’t get a complete grasp as to what it is. Thank you!

A:
Well, it just so happens that I can do that! It actually goes along perfect with yesterday’s Q&A, because Gspace is another great Firefox extension. You Firefox users are really getting a workout this week, huh?! So… Continue reading

Skobee

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Skobee

Looking for an easy way to make plans with friends? If so, you’ve got to check out this site!

Why would you spend the night playing phone tag with friends when you could already be out having a good time? Yeah, that doesn’t make sense to me either!

Well, you can now use Skobee to make plans with friends, the easy way!

Skobee is a Web site where friends… Continue reading

FoxClocks

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Q:
Can you tell us what FoxClocks is? I’ve heard its name a few times, but I’m still not sure what exactly it is. Please inform us!

A:
Not a problem! I’ve actually been hearing about FoxClocks lately too. There’s been a mention of it on WorldStart’s message board and some other people here in the office have told me about it as well. So, what is FoxClocks?… Continue reading

Camino

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Camino

I know you’ve been waiting patiently, so here’s one for all your Mac users/lovers out there!

How to Install and Customize Camino

Camino is a simple “no fuss” browser created just for Macs. Camino is clean, simple and it lets you browse the Web without a lot of hassles. Plus, no more pop up advertisements! And that’s just one of the great features it has to offer. How cool… Continue reading

Google Groups

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Google Groups

Did you know that Google has added another item to their ever growing list of Internet products? Well, they did and this one is called Google Groups. Google Groups was launched in October 2006 in the beta stage, but it came out of beta in a full version in January 2007. So, I thought now would be a perfect time to tell you all about it!… Continue reading

No Access: Why?

Friday, March 16th, 2007

No Access: Why?

Have you ever tried to access a certain Web site and weren’t able to get through? I mean, no matter what you did, you just could not get access into the site. If this has happened to you before, I’m guessing that it happened while you were either at work or maybe even at a school. Here’s why I’m so confident in my accusation.

A lot of… Continue reading

Private History

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Q:
I get a little nervous sometimes about how the search engines I use can track a lot of what I do when I’m on my computer. Is there any way I can keep this information private? I’m not saying that I search for anything out of the ordinary, but it’s nice to know I can have a little privacy when I want it.

A:
I agree with… Continue reading

Internet Explorer Tab Shortcuts

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Q:
I’ve been using Internet Explorer for quite some time now and I think I’m getting pretty good at working my way through it. So, I was wondering if there were any keyboard shortcuts you knew about that I could start using?

A:

Now, most of these shortcuts deal with using tabbed browsing. That’s one of the main features that came along with Internet Explorer 7… Continue reading

Adding More Google Toolbar Buttons

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Adding More Google Toolbar Buttons

Have you heard about all the buttons you can add to your Google toolbar? If not, you have come to the right place. This article will tell you all about the buttons (or shortcut icons) that can be added to your Google toolbar!

First things first. Let’s define what the Google toolbar is. The Google toolbar is an Internet browser toolbar that is available for… Continue reading

New Firefox Themes

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Q:
Have there been any new Firefox themes added to the list recently? I’ve been wanting to change mine for awhile now, but I wanted to see if there were any new ones first. Please inform me!

A:
Well, let me tell you what. You’ve come to right place, because it just so happens that Firefox has welcomed a few additions to their theme list just recently. And… Continue reading

Shutterfly

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Shutterfly

Go ahead and picture this with me: An easy way to share your photos for free! How does that sound? If it sounds as good to you as it does to me, come along with me as we experience Shutterfly together!

To begin, Shutterfly is a free way to share photos with friends and family. You can share as many photos as you want. Plus, Shutterfly is very family… Continue reading

Brand New Firefox Extensions

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Brand New Firefox Extensions

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written about my favorite Web browser in the whole world: Firefox. So, today, I decided to do a piece on some of the new Firefox extensions that have come out recently. If you didn’t know this already, let me tell you that one of the best things about Firefox is that it lets you add on various extensions, themes… Continue reading

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