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IE 7 Security

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Q:
I downloaded the new Internet Explorer 7, but I’m having trouble recognizing if I’m on a secure site or not when I surf the Web. Did they change something?

A:
They sure did. This may be one topic, among all the others, that wasn’t explained very well when the new Internet Explorer was fully released. Yes, we all heard about how it was going to make us… Continue reading

Google Pack

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Q:
Can you give me any information about the Google Pack?

A:
I sure can! This is actually pretty cool, so I’m really glad you asked about it. If you’re an avid Google user, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. Basically, the Google Pack is a collection of essential Google software that you can download for absolutely no cost. It’s a compilation of the software that… Continue reading

Safe Search for Kids

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Safe Search for Kids

Although most search engines are really efficient at what they do, most of us have probably still noticed offensive links mixed among the search results. As adults, most of us know what links to click on and what to skip over. However, when you are sharing a computer with children, it surely pays off to take as many preventive measures as you can. Today, I am… Continue reading

Is It Secure?

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Is It Secure?

When you’re browsing through different Web sites, do you ever notice that some URLs have the http:// beginning, while others have an https:// start to them? (If you’re not even sure what I changed there, I added an “s” to the second example). So, what is the difference between having an “s” and not having one? Well, let’s find out!

The “https” prefix indicates that you are… Continue reading

Click to Activate

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Click to Activate

I’m sure most of you have run into this little predicament before, but just in case you haven’t or if you’re not sure what to do when it does happen, this tip should help. If a Web site you’re trying to look at has some sort of flash animation included with it, you might receive a pop up message that says something like “Click to activate and

Pay Per Click Providers

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Pay Per Click Providers

As some of you may recall, I wrote an article about a month ago about the essentials of pay per click (PPC) advertising. While the article was probably educational to a great many of you, I thought it was important to elaborate on the examples of the “small” pay per click providers that I mentioned as alternatives to Yahoo! and Google’s PPC programs. Upon… Continue reading

MySpace Attacks

Friday, November 17th, 2006

MySpace Attacks

Now, I already know that many of you think of MySpace as only a joke, but on the other hand, I think several of you use it to keep in touch with your friends and families. Whichever group you fall into, this tip is good to know. Recently, MySpace has been getting hit with a lot of virus and malware material. Basically, they have been hacked… Continue reading

RetailMeNot

Friday, November 17th, 2006

RetailMeNot

I always love to introduce new and exciting Web sites to all you folks who read WorldStart’s newsletter regularly and for this purpose, I continuously scan the Internet one Web site at a time for something useful. But this time, I found a real steal for you! This is especially useful if you shop around a lot on the Internet.

When you shop online, have you ever noticed that… Continue reading

Google Earth Update

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Google Earth Update

Yes, that’s right. There is yet another update to the Google Earth mania. This one is the fourth update to the beta program and is called Google Earth Release 4 – Beta. This update was announced at the beginning of November, so I am little late on this one, but I guess it’s better late than never, right?! So, what’s new with GE? Let’s check… Continue reading

Control Click It

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Control Click It

We all know that pop ups are bad and to help our computers combat against them, most of us have pop up blockers installed on our PCs, right? I know I do! I don’t like to waste my time with those things! But, on the other hand, has a pop up ever prevented you from clicking on a link that you wanted to check out? This has… Continue reading

Search Engine Resources

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Search Engine Resources

So, we all use search engines pretty much on a daily basis, don’t we? Whether it’s Google, Yahoo, Dogpile or whichever one you like the best, we always put them to good use. We expect them to get us the information we need, but have you ever thought about how all of those search engines get their information? Who provides the search results we rely on so… Continue reading

IE 7 vs. FF 2

Friday, November 10th, 2006

IE 7 vs. FF 2

Are you ready for this?! I have been getting several e-mails lately about which browser is better: Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2. Well, I do have some thoughts on this very topic and I’ve been waiting to let them all loose, so I guess now is my time! Before I continue on though, I just want you all to know that this is an… Continue reading

Stop the Animation

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Q:
Some of the Web sites I visit always have some sort of animation going on. Whether it be a scrolling marquee or a picture, it’s pretty distracting. Is there any way I can turn those off?

A:
As a matter of fact, there is! And what’s even better? It’s so very simple to do. Okay, so here’s the deal. You go to one of your favorite Web… Continue reading

IE 7 Requirements

Monday, November 6th, 2006

IE 7 Requirements

So, we’ve been talking about Internet Explorer 7 for quite a few days now and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you might be living under a rock. Along with everything that we’ve already told you, I believe we may have forgotten one of the most important parts: the system requirements for IE 7. If you’re been wondering about that, read on!

First, to be… Continue reading

IE 7 Features

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Q:
I’ve been debating on whether or not to download the new Internet Explorer 7, but I’m just not sure if I want to yet. Can you tell me a little more about the features it offers?

A:
Well, it’s a good thing you asked this now, because I just found out some very interesting news today. According to an article released by The Washington Post, Microsoft is… Continue reading

Multiple Browsers

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Deb from New York asks:

I was wondering if I was able to have two different browsers on my computer? Right now I am using Internet Explorer, but I have heard a lot of things about Firefox and wanted to try it. If so, is there a “how to” on how to set it up?

A:


You may have heard your… Continue reading

Joe’s Logbook

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Joe’s Logbook

Some time ago, I had written a short piece on one of my favorite goal management Web sites called Joe’s Goals. The key to that site is its simple grading system and if you are a user, chances are, you realize the efficiency of the system. Now, the people who are in charge that Web site have gone one step further and have come… Continue reading

IE 7 Help and Support

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

IE 7 Help and Support

After letting you all know that the new Internet Explorer (IE 7) was released last week, several of you have e-mailed me to offer up your concerns, your likes and dislikes, etc. After reading through all of the e-mails, it seems as if some of you are having trouble with the new Web browser. Unfortunately, this is usually the case with any brand new program.… Continue reading

GoodSearch

Friday, October 27th, 2006

GoodSearch

Have you heard of GoodSearch? I know some of you have, because you’ve been e-mailing in questions about it lately. For those of you who have not yet been filled in, GoodSearch is a new search engine that just recently came out, but it’s a bit different than all the other search engines we’ve been using for the past several years.

When you search the Internet with GoodSearch, you… Continue reading

Recent Releases

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Q:
I’ve been hearing about all these new programs coming out recently, such as Windows Defender. It seems like they’ve all hit just since the release of Internet Explorer 7. Can you give me any information on some of these?

A:
Well, you are absolutely right. This week has been a “release mania” time. With Internet Explorer 7 releasing its full version last week, it seems like everyone… Continue reading

Control Panel in IE

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Control Panel in IE

Did you know that it’s possible to open the Control Panel while you’re using Internet Explorer? Well, we all know that Internet Explorer in Windows is used to access Web pages, but apart from that, we can access the Control Panel when using IE as well. Cool, huh?!

Okay, so let’s see how we are going to do this. In the address bar, where you normally… Continue reading

IE 7 Released

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

IE 7 Released

Have you heard the news? It took us all by surprise, but the latest version of Internet Explorer (it’s number 7) has finally been released. We weren’t really expecting it to be completely finished until December, but Microsoft announced its release on Wednesday, October 18.

If you recall, not too long ago, I ran a tip about the most recent beta version of IE 7, called… Continue reading

Firefox Quick Search

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Firefox Quick Search

WorldStart’s regular readers probably remember the Firefox smart keywords tip that is in the archives. For those of you who have already forgotten, smart keywords give you the ability to go to any Web site by typing in just a little shortcut phrase instead of the complete Web site URL. In this tutorial, I am going to take this functionality even further and show you… Continue reading

Internet Explorer 7 RC1

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Q:
Awhile back, you talked about the beta version of Internet Explorer 7, but I haven’t heard much since then. What’s the up and coming news on this?

A:
That’s a very good question! I’m sure several of you have been wondering about this very same thing, haven’t you? Maybe some of you tried the different beta versions Microsoft offered and even though you’ve been using it for… Continue reading

Anonymous Web Browsing

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Anonymous Web Browsing

Whenever you visit a Web site, there is always a lot of information about you and your computer that is released to the owners of that site. This information my contain your IP address, your geographical location, e-mail address, the ISP you are using for your computer, etc. This information then may be used for marketing purposes, logging users (usually to protect against hackers) and possibly for… Continue reading

Clear Type

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Do you ever find that the characters on your screen are difficult to read. They are either not dark enough or a little fuzzy. So, is there anything you can do?

Indeed there is. There is a very simple process you can undertake so that the fonts on your screen are readable. And the best part? The price is free!

Browse over to the… Continue reading

Pay Per Click Advertising

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Pay Per Click Advertising

As someone who is relatively new to Internet marketing and getting the word out on the Web, I have found that it is difficult to distinguish yourself from competitors in a much larger marketplace. Like a newspaper classified section on steroids, search engines like Google and Yahoo feature banners and other ads that are crowded by people who are trying to hit it big with their… Continue reading

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