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Varying Vista Views

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Varying Vista Views

As you already know from reading above, the new Windows operating system named Vista will be released at the end of this month. (It’s actually January 30th and as if you didn’t already know, I thought I would tell you again!) Of course, as with anything else, with its launch, Vista has been surrounded with criticism and the usual “potential problems.”

With some computer developers being able… Continue reading

Recent Vista News

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Q:
What’s the latest news you have for Windows Vista? Inform us, please!

A:
Have no fear! A Windows Vista update is here! Along with what was discussed up above in today’s quick tip and what you’ll see down below in the tip of the day, today is just going to be all about Vista. So, if you haven’t already gotten enough information about the new operating system… Continue reading

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Have you heard the big news? Windows Vista is on its way, scheduled to be released on January 30, 2007. (That’s only a week away!) As the big day approaches, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering if you’ll be able to get the Vista operating system for your computer or not. Well, there’s an easy way to find out, so you can put all… Continue reading

Make Mine Offline

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Make Mine Offline

Did you know that you can make the contents of any Web site available to you offline? You know, be able to visit any site while you’re not connected to the Internet. That would be cool, wouldn’t it? It would save you from having to connect to the Internet all the time and it would just save on some general energy within your computer. If you’d like… Continue reading

ChaCha

Friday, January 19th, 2007

ChaCha

The search war is officially on. Google has an almost monopolistic stronghold on the market, but other small set ups are coming up with new innovative ways to search the Internet. ChaCha.com happens to be one of them.

The concept is rather new. Most search engines use bots (Web robots that crawl the Internet in an automated manner and analyze pages to be listed in search engines) to do… Continue reading

Adding MySpace Pictures and Videos

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Adding MySpace Pictures and Videos

Do you have a MySpace profile? If you do, you may have seen pictures and even videos on some of your friends’ pages. Think those are cool? How would you like to have some on yours as well? One of the neatest things you can do with your MySpace page is add pictures and videos to it for all of your friends and family to… Continue reading

QuickTime Basics

Friday, January 19th, 2007

QuickTime Basics

You’ve probably heard of it, but do you what all it entails? Well, today, you’re going to find out all about the QuickTime Player, so prepare yourself. Here we go!

Many computer users today use the program from Apple called QuickTime to watch videos and listen to music. With the recent technology of iTunes and the advancement of the Internet, right when you open the QuickTime Player, the… Continue reading

Adding a MySpace Slideshow

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Adding a MySpace Slideshow

Are you one of the many who use MySpace to keep in touch with your friends and family? Well, how do you think they would like seeing all of your pictures right when they get to your profile homepage? I think they would probably enjoy that very much. Well, the best way to do that is to create a slideshow for all of your pictures and… Continue reading

Microsoft Reader

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Q:
What is Microsoft Reader? I saw something about it the other day, but I have no idea what it is.

A:
Great question! This is something we’ve never gone over before and I think today is the perfect time to start. In this article, I will tell you exactly what Microsoft Reader is and I even have a new feature of the program to go over with… Continue reading

Weblogs

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Weblogs

What is a Weblog?

  • An online journal or diary that is frequently updated.
  • A public Web site where users post informal journals of their thoughts, comments and philosophies that is updated frequently, which normally reflects the views of the blog’s creator.
  • Using RSS, content ranges from, news and personal diaries to political campaigns, media programs and corporations, which are posted on a common Web page in

Google Flaw Fixed

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
I read a news story about a Google flaw being fixed, but I guess I must be behind on my news, because I had no idea what the flaw was in the first place. Can you shed some light on this?

A:
You’ve come to the right place! I know many of you use Gmail for your main e-mail program and I know even more of you… Continue reading

Yahoo! Answers

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Yahoo! Answers

Do you know Radio Shack’s slogan, “You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers”? Well, that basically sums up today’s tip, which is about a Web site called Yahoo! Answers. Obviously, there are always going to be some questions that a search engine can’t answer. Maybe you want an opinion or want to ask someone with more expertise on a certain subject. That is where Yahoo! Answers comes in handy.… Continue reading

Cooliris

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Cooliris

With all the time I spend surfing the Web everyday, I find it very frustrating to go through multiple windows and many, many useless links. It used to take up a huge chunk of my time, just to weed out the useless links. Then I installed the Cooliris plug in to my Firefox browser and since then, it all has been a blessing. If you have a half decent… Continue reading

IE 7 and the Clipboard

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Q:
I downloaded the new Internet Explorer 7 and ever since, I keep getting some sort of clipboard message when I’m visiting Web sites. What’s all this about?

A:
Excellent question! This actually came to our attention last week when it happened to one of our staff members. I figured it probably had already happened to some of you too and sure enough, I received an e-mail a… Continue reading

Popular Searches of 2006

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Popular Searches of 2006

Well, the 2006 year has come to an end and 2007 is now upon us. (Where did the time go?!) So, with this being the first day of a new year, I thought it would be fun to sum up the past year with a list of its most popular Google searches. I know it’s not what we normally do here at WorldStart, but I thought… Continue reading

Torpark

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Torpark

There are times in our Internet life when we need to surf anonymously, isn’t there?

Maybe we are visiting an Internet café or using someone else’s computer and we would prefer there not to be a record of what sites we have visited.

Alternatively, we may wish to hide our Internet address from some sites, because it is possible for them to record the address of every visitor.

Again… Continue reading

Musopen

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Musopen

If you love music or even better, free music, I have a wonderful link for you today. As we know, in recent years, a lot of controversy has been created due to music sharing. Most of the artists are against this and the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has created quite a ruckus by prosecuting people who are downloading music illegally from the Internet and sharing it with… Continue reading

Tabbed Browsing Interruptions

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
When I use tabbed browsing in Firefox, I am sometimes interrupted by other applications. How can I make this stop?!

A:
Good question and fortunately, you’re in luck, because I have just the right suggestion for you. I like using Firefox myself and I am a big fan of the tabbed browsing. To be honest with you, ever since I started using the tabbed browsing option, I’ve… Continue reading

Firefox 2 Spelling

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Firefox 2 Spelling

Are you one of the many who downloaded the new version of Firefox onto your computer? Yes, the second version of Firefox came with several changes, one being a spellchecker. Most of us like to use the spellchecker, because it obviously helps us with our spelling, but don’t you find it to be a little annoying at times?

Well, in Firefox 2, the spellchecker goes along with… Continue reading

Blog Traffic

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Blog Traffic

It seems that everyone and their brother have a blog nowadays. No matter how shy anyone might be, they want everyone to come and read their blogs. If you are an experienced blogger, you know that there’s simply nothing more tragic than building up a nice blog, full of interesting content and getting no or very little visitors. After all, wouldn’t you like at least 100 comments to… Continue reading

Session Expired

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
Sometimes when I try to log in to some of my favorite Web sites, I get a “Session Expired” error message. What does this mean?

A:
That’s an excellent question. The “Session Expired” or the “Session Has Expired” error messages have been around for quite some time. They happen to come along whenever you’re visiting a Web site that is maintained mostly by a database, requires login… Continue reading

SearchMash

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

SearchMash

Google is passé. Yes, you heard me right. The day of the Google search engine is nearly over. Says who, you may ask? Well, it wasn’t me, but it was actually Google themselves. Yes, that’s right. Unknown to most of us, Google for some time now has been trying out a new format for their next generation search engine. No, it’s no longer Google. For whatever reasons, they have… Continue reading

IE Menus

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
Whenever I open a menu when I’m using Internet Explorer, they open sort of in an odd manner. Is there any way I can change that?

A:
You’re in luck! There sure is a way to do this, so allow me to explain.

When you click any menu in Internet Explorer, you will notice that it opens with a fade effect. This feature for opening all the… Continue reading

Copying the Links

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Have you ever visited a Web site that you just loved and you knew you had to share it with someone else? Maybe the site had an awesome picture on it or maybe even a video you wanted to share. Either way, how can you manage it so your friend can see the site? Well, there’s a couple of things you can do and they’re both so easy!… Continue reading

Google Answers Stops

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Q:
I enjoyed using Google Answers, but now the site says it’s retired and is no longer accepting any questions. Do you know what happened? I’m very interested to find out.

A:
Yes, it’s true. Google Answers has decided to close up their answering shop once and for all. Google made the announcement just recently, which left several users disappointed and a little confused as to why they… Continue reading

Live Search Books

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Q:
Now that you’ve told us about the Google Book Search, please inform us about Microsoft’s version of a book search. I’m very intrigued to learn more about it.

A:
Wow, you all know a good thing when you hear about it, don’t you?! It was just yesterday that I mentioned something about Microsoft’s new book search and I already had several questions about it from all of… Continue reading

Google Book Search

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Q:
What can you tell me about the Google Book Search? I’m interested in learning more about it.

A:
This topic is perfect for any of you who like to read. If you enjoy reading as one of your main hobbies, you will be so excited by the time you finish this tip. The Google Book Search is one of the coolest features on the Internet today. With… Continue reading

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