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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

Google Talk Update

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Google Talk Update

One of the most favored and new IM clients available today has just become even cooler! Yes, I am talking about Google Talk. (Click here to read the other article I wrote about this and then continue to read about its updates). Plain and simple, Google listens to its users. Since many, many people all over the world were requesting for some new features, Google… Continue reading

Skype

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Skype

Have you heard of Skype yet? To be honest with you, I hadn’t really heard about it either until a customer called the other day and asked if one of our products worked with it or not. Chad, our tech support staff member of course knew about it, but I hadn’t really heard any hype about it or anything. I decided to check it out anyway and below is… Continue reading

“The 9″

Friday, August 25th, 2006

“The 9″

Yahoo! has recently launched a video program that can be seen from the comfort of your computer each and every day. This new program is simply called “The 9″ and it promises to show viewers the top nine most interesting and unusual videos, photos, Web sites and stories of each day.

The broadcast is shown like a news channel set and it even has its own host, Maria… Continue reading

Diigo

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Diigo

As a part of different projects I am working on, I am required to be online more than eight hours a day. As much as I love being connected to the Web, the amount of information I come across everyday is simply overwhelming. The tough part comes when I have to organize and save this information for later use. As anyone can guess, the bookmarks folder in my Firefox… Continue reading

Ebay Presentation

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Q:
I would like to sell some things on Ebay, but I’m not sure how to present myself. Do you have any suggestions?

A:
That is a very interesting question and it’s one we haven’t touched much on before at all. I know Ebay is a very popular thing these days and it seems like everyone you talk to has sold or bought something from the Web site… Continue reading

Broadband Trouble

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Broadband Trouble

Here’s your problem: “My broadband has stopped working and I can’t get it going again. What can I do”? Believe it or not, but that’s not an uncommon problem and there are a few tips I can give you to solve this annoying problem!

But, troubleshooting should really be called “trouble prevention,” because there are a number of steps you should take now before disaster strikes, which will… Continue reading

Joe’s Goals

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Joe’s Goals

Do you use technology to get things done? I know I sound like somebody from the cast of Happy Days asking this, but what I mean is, do you use it to organize your time, set goals, try to avoid procrastination, etc.? Today we have calendars, reminders, virtual notepads, SMS reminders and software bundles like Outlook, desktop widgets, etc. It’s extremely surprising that we still can’t manage to… Continue reading

Sluggish Games

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Q:
I like to play some games online, but lately they have been running so sluggish and slow. What could be causing this? Please help, I love my games!

A:
Online games work with your Internet connection and the game’s server by a ping meter reading. Ping stands for Packet InterNet Groper, which is a utility used to determine whether or not certain network data… Continue reading

Google Homepage

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Google Homepage

Don’t you just love the Google homepage? No, I’m not talking about the Google.com search engine page. I am talking about the actual Google homepage. You know? Or maybe you’re saying, “A Google what now”?

Okay, before you drive yourself any crazier, let’s dive into this. For the uninitiated, the Google homepage is your own personalized homepage that you can create according to your needs and requirements. Google… Continue reading

Rollyo

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Rollyo

Do you ever search multiple Web sites when you’re looking for something? I do all the time. I used to have a folder of links and go to each individually. That was, until I found Rollyo. Rollyo works with Firefox and it lets you create a custom search engine by hand-picking links. Then you can either link to it or even add it as a search to Firefox. I… Continue reading

Firefox Memory Savers

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Firefox Memory Savers

In the considerably short time that Firefox has been around, it has become a very popular browser and it might just be your favorite. Some (like Mr. Gates) are still holding onto Internet Explorer, but one of the great things that Firefox does is allow you to customize your Internet experience as you’d like it to be, and not according to someone else’s terms. It lets you… Continue reading

Google Checkout

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Google Checkout

With each passing day, using a credit card for online purchases is a more and more dangerous proposition. No matter how many anti-fraud devices or new advanced and safer ways credit card companies invent to protect customers, an average customer will still have his/her qualms about online shopping. Hence, as a result, the creation of many new “wallet” services that let you do your shopping without disclosing your… Continue reading

Weather Mania

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Q:
I’m crazy about the weather and I love to know first thing in the morning what the day’s conditions are going to be like. Is there any way I can have this information waiting for me on my computer each morning?

A:
That’s a great question. With summertime finally here and the weather getting warmer and warmer every day (in some areas), it’s nice to know straight… Continue reading

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