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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

My, that’s a funny word to open a newsletter up to see, isn’t it? What is this word, you ask? Well, Wolfram|Alpha is an answer engine that just went live recently.It’s much along the lines of Yahoo Answers, but here’s the catch: You can put in equations, questions and just about anything else you can come up with, and actually get a real answer! No… Continue┬áreading

Form Self-Filling Programs

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

As the World Wide Web became popular in the ‘90s, browsing evolved from being a part-time to full-time activity. The World Wide Web offered many conveniences to the point that you wouldn’t even need to get off your chair. There is one key ingredient to this “one-stop” Web experience, and that is registration forms. You are frequently required to register information before you can avail yourself of all the features… Continue┬áreading

Facebook Tutorial Day 4

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Ah, here we are at the last day of our Facebook series. It’s almost bring tears to my eyes to see it go ­čśë Let’s explore groups and applications today! You may have heard Facebook lets you find people you might have so much in common with all around the world. Let us check it out!

1. Once you are on the homepage, in the right pane… Continue┬áreading

Facebook Tutorial Day 3

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I promised you I would be back, and here I am! Hopefully you’ve been checking on your Facebook account; adding photos, and adding friends. As you confirm more and more friends on Facebook, you will begin to notice your news feed will fill in. You’re news feed lets you see what you’re friends are up to; what they’re saying, if they’re posting pictures, etc. Here’s an example of what a… Continue┬áreading

Facebook Tutorial Day 2

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Hello again! We are going to pick right back up again where we left off by going into part two of Facebook Week! As I said, today we will be dealing with customizing your Facebook profile with information, images, and more. Hopefully, some of your friends that you requested on Tuesday will have accepted by now. If they have, you will see a little red notification in the lower right… Continue┬áreading

Facebook Tutorial Day 1

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Welcome to the wonderful world of Facebook! Facebook seems to be the new sensation that’s sweeping the nation. You may have heard many things about it, and it might seem overwhelming but over the next few days, I’m going to show everything you need to know to become a Facebook expert! If you are already a Facebook user, you too will also be able to learn a couple tips and… Continue┬áreading

IE Favorites Center Shortcuts

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Do you have any keyboard shortcuts for the Internet Explorer Favorites Center?

But of course! Just consider us your one-stop shortcut shop!

Let’s talk a little bit about favorites, shall we? Internet Explorer has something called the Favorites Center, where all of your most loved and cherished websites can be stored and accessed. Perhaps you knew about that… Continue┬áreading

Tab Switching in Firefox

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Multi-tab browsing in Firefox makes managing multiple web pages a breeze! Remember how Ctrl + T opens a new tab? Well, what about Ctrl+ Page Up and Ctrl+Page Down to switch between those tabs? Want to navigate between tabs even faster? Check these out:

Ctrl+1: Switch to the first tab
Ctrl+2: Switch to the second tab
Ctrl+3: Switch to the third tab
Ctrl+4: Switch… Continue┬áreading

If your Internet is down, you probably can’t read this! It would be better if you save this page locally for a rainy day! This page will also give you a better understanding of what goes behind the scenes that makes your net… work…!

At first you need a brief introduction of how your Internet works. You, as the user, are given a… Continue┬áreading

Unsend E-mail

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Q:Help! I sent an e-mail in AOL or Gmail and realized I shouldn’t have! What can I do?

A: Sometimes we send out emails that we wish we hadn’t or had hoped we could un-send. Well, now there is an option to do just that! This feature is in Gmail and there is also one for AOL, although it can only be used for AOL clients. The… Continue┬áreading


Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Today I have found an awesome new email client that just might replace Outlook Express. The program is called PostBox and it combines all of the features you see in most mail clients with some awesome, new and innovative features. PostBox was easy to download and install. This is a must for me. I downloaded it and opened the file. From there, PostBox handled the rest. It even imported all… Continue┬áreading

Internet Explorer 8 Features pt. 1

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

March 19th saw the release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8; the first major release of the famous Internet browsing software since 2006. Aside from offering enhanced security, IE 8 is also the default browser for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 as well. Let’s take a gander at some of the features included this time around, and see what they mean to you!

Suggested Sites: This is a pretty cool… Continue┬áreading

Red “X” Remedies

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Q: Why are some of my images showing up as a red x when I try to view them? It’s so frustrating!

A: Good golly, I sure do get a lot of questions about this! I’m glad that I finally get to set the record straight about the mysterious (and annoying) red X, once and for all! Here’s a list of the top reasons for the red X and… Continue┬áreading

About Us Internet Wiki

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Have you ever wanted a guide to the internet? Well, aren’t you in luck; you’ve found one! About Us is a wiki style guide to the internet. I suggest getting started by taking the Introductory Tour, found here.

If you’d like to contribute to the wiki entries you will need to sign up. Registration is really easy! Just click the Sign Up button at the top of main… Continue┬áreading

The Truth About Conficker

Monday, March 30th, 2009

I woke up yesterday morning, like I do most mornings, to my annoying clock radio. Well, that day was just a little more annoying than most, just because of what I heard when I woke up. To my surprise, I heard the “morning personalities” blabbing on about this terrible worm called “Conficker“. They were saying that the worm could possibly strike on April first and cause “all kinds of… Continue┬áreading

Middle Mouse Button Magic!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

So there I was, taking advantage of the precious few moments I get to spend at home these days; catching up on my e-mail, and using Firefox to browse a few websites I consider daily staples. I found out awhile ago that if I created folders for all of my favorite bookmarked sites that I could access them without scrolling down through all the “in-betweeners” that I use every great… Continue┬áreading

Organizing Your IE 7 Favorites

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Organizing Your IE 7 Favorites

Another reader asks: Ever since I downloaded Internet Explorer 7, I can’t seem to get my favorites organized like I had them before. Can you please help me?

As a matter of fact, I can! I hope that makes you feel a little better already. You know, like someone is giving you a ray of hope when it comes to your Favorites. Okay, so that… Continue┬áreading

Troubleshooting Vista Browsing Issues

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Troubleshooting Vista Browsing Issues

Have you ever had an issue where you continually get DNS errors when trying to browse the Internet with one Windows Vista computer, but another computer on the same network works just fine? If you have, you know how frustrating that can be! Well, more than likely, the problem is you need to reload your DNS cache on the computer that’s not working. I know that… Continue┬áreading

Better GCal

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Better GCal

By now, many of you know I’m all about making good Web sites even better! I love to use Greasemonkey scripts and Firefox add ons to add new features to my favorite Web sites. So far, we’ve covered YouTube, MySpace, Digg, Wikipedia, eBay, Amazon, Gmail, Flickr and Google Reader. Whew! That’s a long list, but I have even… Continue┬áreading

Tips By Number

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Tips By Number

Here’s something new about WorldStart’s Web site you may not have known about before! Did you know you can search for certain tips on our site by simply typing in a number? That’s right, each tip we record in our archives is assigned a number and it’s a very easy way to go back and search for them later on. So, if you ever have… Continue┬áreading

Troubleshooting and Fixing Errors

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Troubleshooting and Fixing Errors

Every now and then, we all get an error message on our computer screen and most of the time, we don’t know what it means or how to fix it. Am I right? I’m sure you agree with me when I say we can all use some help from time to time with the error messages we receive. That’s especially true when you have to get… Continue┬áreading

Best of Both IE and Firefox

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Best of Both IE and Firefox

As you can probably tell from some of my past articles, I’m a big supporter of Firefox! So, when I see people using Internet Explorer, I try to introduce them to my Web browser of choice. Often, I’m told they don’t want to change over, because they like the look and feel of Internet Explorer 7. Well, we all know Firefox is flexible, so… Continue┬áreading

Opera 9.6: Speed Dial

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Opera 9.6: Speed Dial

Here’s another dose of the Opera Web browser for you! If you didn’t already know, the people over at Opera recently released the new Opera 9.6 and it’s now available for download here. Opera claims to be the only browser that comes with everything you need to be productive, safe and speedy while online. Let’s take a quick look at the Speed Dial feature available… Continue┬áreading

Google Earth 5

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Awhile back, I was telling you about the release of Google Earth 4. Well, lucky for you, Google has released version 5! The new version has some really cool new features you just have to check out!

If you’ve used Google Earth before, you probably already know about many of the features, such as being able to look up anywhere on the planet and see awesome aerial satellite photos. Well… Continue┬áreading

Google Knol

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Google Knol

According to Google, a knol is “a unit of knowledge, an authoritative article about a specific topic.” The Google Knol service just reached 100,000 articles and it’s finally being recognized as a potential competitor to Wikipedia. If you’d like to learn more, here’s how you can get started reading and contributing to Google Knol!

Reading It

Reading a Knol is simple! All you have to do is point… Continue┬áreading

More Opera Features

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

More Opera Features

I know there are several of you out there who are proud Opera Web browser users. I just started using Opera a few months ago and even though it hasn’t replaced Firefox for me yet, it boasts some neat features you may not even know about. So, I’m here today to tell you all about them. Let’s get right to it!

If you’re completely new to Opera… Continue┬áreading

Google Privacy Concerns

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Google Privacy Concerns

Ever since the Google Street View program was released in May 2007, many people have been complaining about the privacy issues associated with it. Apart from seeing their houses on Google’s Web site, people have reported seeing themselves on the Internet as well. Now, I’d say that’s taking it a bit too far. If you agree, here’s how you can keep your home and yourself a little… Continue┬áreading

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