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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

Another Side of IE 7

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Another Side of IE 7

WorldStart has already written a number of articles about Microsoft’s new Web browser of Internet Explorer 7 and I would endorse their views that it is worth taking a look at. It demonstrates a lot of new features (including that of tabbed browsing, which was so sadly lacking in earlier versions) and it has addressed the growing security concerns over its predecessors.

But, have you… Continue reading

Clusty

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Q:
Do you know anything about the new search engine called Clusty? If so, please fill me in!

A:
Well, to be honest with you, I didn’t know a whole lot until you asked me about it. Once you did, I was intrigued and figured I should check it out. So, I did and let me tell you, I was very impressed! I’m a Google kind of gal… Continue reading

Cancel MySpace

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Cancel MySpace

With MySpace, you either have a love/hate, a love/love or a hate/hate relationship with it. So, for all you out there who love it, I’ll just leave you be, but for all of you who hate it, this one’s for you! If you have a profile set up on MySpace and you want to remove it, you can easily do it in just a few steps.

Start by… Continue reading

Secrets of IE 7

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Secrets of IE 7

Are you one of the many who downloaded the new Internet Explorer 7? If so, you might be having some trouble figuring out certain things within the new browser. There hasn’t been a whole lot of help in that aspect, so that’s what I’m here to do today! Also, since we’ve already talked about some of the new security features in IE 7, I thought it… Continue reading

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

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