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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

BugMeNot

Friday, October 6th, 2006

BugMeNot

It used to happen to me everyday. I would click on a link leading to some article on a Web site and it turned out that the Web site required me to log in just so I could view the article. Isn’t that frustrating?! All you want to do is view one article and to have to create a new login ID, validate your e-mail address and then login… Continue reading

RSS Advantages

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Q:
Can you tell me any advantages of an RSS feed over what I already get in my e-mail? I’m not convinced they’re the “next best” thing.

A:
I surely can. RSS feeds have swept across the computer scene and many people have gotten hooked, while others are still leery about giving them a try. We have done several other tips on RSS feeds before, but just in… Continue reading

Snopes

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Q:
What is snopes.com?

A:
That is a very good question and I’m glad you asked about it! I know several of you already know what Snopes is, but for those of you who don’t, let me go over the basics of it with you. Snopes.com is a Web site that is known as the Urban Legends Reference Pages.

This is the site you can visit to find… Continue reading

Firefox Updates

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Q:
I use Firefox for my Web browser and I have it set to check for automatic updates for my extensions along with the browser. But, every time I do an update, it doesn’t seem like my extensions change at all. What could be causing this?

A:
This is an excellent question and I’m very glad you asked. This topic has been brought up a few times lately… Continue reading

Quick vs. Post

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Q:
I was wondering what the difference was between a quick reply and a post reply on your message board. Does it matter which one I use?

A:
This a really good question and I bet several of our other message board users have wondered the same thing. For those of you who don’t know, when you post a question on WorldStart’s message board, the person… Continue reading

Launchy

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Launchy

If you know someone who uses Apple’s Mac OS X, you may know how Apple users always brag about the Quicksilver functionality they have to launch any file, application or directory with just a tap of a few keys. Isn’t it kind of annoying to hear Apple users brag on and on about the many cool functions of the Mac OS and how they are going to rule the… Continue reading

Windows Live Messenger

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Windows Live Messenger

In the last few years, Microsoft hasn’t made very many updates to the MSN Messenger in spite of it being a very popular IM client. Along with Yahoo! and AIM, MSN Messenger shares a huge chunk of the ever growing IM market. Keeping that in mind, it’s almost ridiculous that updates to the MSN Messenger have been few and far between. The most prominent update I can… Continue reading

Duplications

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Q:
When filling out a form online, why do I always have to fill in my e-mail address and password more than once? It’s not hard to do, but it is a hassle. Got any explanations?

A:
I’m sure you’re not the only one who has ever wondered that. It is true. Most of the time when you go to fill out an online form, you’re asked to… Continue reading

Create a Web Page in Word

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Create a Web Page in Word

Well, if you’re a big MS Office user, you’re in luck today, because here’s another tip for you. Two in one day?! Alright! The only difference is this one deals with Web pages as well, so it all works out!

Did you know that you can create your very own Web page using MS Word? Well, you surely can and it’s pretty easy to… Continue reading

Firefox Themes

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Firefox Themes

Another feature that Firefox offers is that of themes. Themes are small files downloadable from Firefox’s themes Web page. They can simply help add to the beauty and the overall feel of your browser. Themes do not modify your browser settings, nor do they interfere with your security or inner features. Instead, they can create a more appealing and pleasant look and style for your browser.

Themes are… Continue reading

Searching a Firefox Page

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Searching a Firefox Page

You know the story. You’re visiting a Web site looking for one thing in particular, but with all the mumbo jumbo on it, you can’t find what you’re looking for very easy. What a frustration! Well, luckily there is a way to cure that. We’ve told you how to search easily in Internet Explorer before, but what about Firefox? Well, that’s what I have for you… Continue reading

Spotback

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Spotback

When I was a little boy growing up in the city, the newspaper was the main source of information for everyone. Understandably, the sources of information were limited and it didn’t take long for one to finish the comics or the sports pages. Today, the scenario is different. We simply have too much information at our disposal. If you are like me, you like reading articles and newspapers online… Continue reading

RSS on Yahoo!

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Q:
How can I add an RSS feed to a My Yahoo! page?

A:
That’s a very interesting question and although we’ve done tips on RSS feeds before, we’ve never covered how you actually add one to a Web page or even how you get one from your favorite Web site. Before I go into the Yahoo! part of the question, I’m going to give you all a… Continue reading

Onfolio

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Q:
Yesterday you mentioned a program called Onfolio. Can you please tell me more about it?

A:
I sure can. That is no problem whatsoever! Here you go!

When I told you about the Windows Live Toolbar, I introduced you to a program called Onfolio. Onfolio is a bookmark manager. It allows you to save links of Web sites in folders called collections. It also allows you to… Continue reading

Windows Live Toolbar

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Windows Live Toolbar

For today’s tip, I’m going to show you a cool new toolbar called Windows Live Toolbar. It’s a new toolbar made by Microsoft that is bursting with magnificent features. In this tip, I’ll tell you all about the features the Windows Live Toolbar has to offer and where you can download it.

First off, I’ll show you what it looks like. Make sure you take time and… Continue reading

Digg

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Q:
What is Digg?

A:
Well, that’s a very plain and simple, to the point question. I like that! I will try to give you the same back in return. Basically, Digg is a recently released Web site that deals mostly with news. It shows emphasis on technology and science, but it also combines other news stories. The only difference between Digg and any other news site is… Continue reading

Yahoo! Voice

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Yahoo! Voice

The following article will show you how to start up and use a voice conversation with Yahoo! Messenger. Sound interesting? Then read on!

Yahoo! Messenger is one of the most common programs used for instant messaging these days. It is a remarkably easy way to keep in touch with friends, family, coworkers and other people who are near, as well as those across the globe. These text conversations… Continue reading

Online Banking

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Q:
Can you give me some advantages and disadvantages of online banking? I’m not sure if I should start using it or not.

A:
That’s an excellent question! I’m sure you all know that you can handle your banking on the Internet now. It’s been around for awhile, but more and more people are taking advantage of it every day. As with anything else on the Internet these… Continue reading

Senior Citizens Sites

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Q:
Are there any Web sites out there today that are aimed directly toward senior citizens? I sometimes get bored with some of the other sites and I would like to try something new.

A:
This is a very interesting question and it’s not something we’ve really touched on before, but I think it will be good material to cover. I know a lot of WorldStart’s readers spend… Continue reading

Bookmarklets

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Bookmarklets

Today I am going to introduce you to something called Bookmarklets. Bookmarklets are tiny add ons simply made for your Web browser. They are basically buttons programmed with JavaScript code that allow you to do useful functions, straight from your Web browser. Bookmarklets can let you modify the way you see another Web site, search more quickly in ways not possible with a search engine, navigate Web… Continue reading

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