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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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading


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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

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 reading

Resolving PayPal Disputes

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Resolving PayPal Disputes

To begin, I have a scenario for you. You see an item you like on eBay and you decide to bid on it. Two days later, you find out you won the item. You decide to pay via PayPal. Sure, that’s a great idea! However, when your purchase arrives, it seems as if the seller sent you the wrong item. But when you e-mail the seller to… Continue reading

Web 2.0

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Web 2.0

So, tell me, have you heard about Web 2.0? It’s a term you see applied to a lot of Web sites on the Internet these days, but today, I’m going to go a little more in depth about its meaning. Web 2.0 describes the changing trend in the use of the World Wide Web technology and Web design that aims to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration… Continue reading


Sunday, January 25th, 2009


So, tell me, are you an avid Twitter user? I mean, do you just have to know what your friends are doing at all times? If so, TwitterFox is the perfect Firefox extension for you! It lets you know when your friends post updates to their Twitter accounts. If you’re interested, here’s how you can install it!

1.) First, go here and click on the Install

Removing Google SearchWiki From IE

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Removing Google SearchWiki From IE

As you may recall, awhile back, I told you about Google SearchWiki and how you can remove it from Firefox using a Greasemonkey script or by adding a few letters to the end of your searches. Well, what if you use Internet Explorer as your main Web browser? Wouldn’t you like to know how you can remove SearchWiki from it as well? Then… Continue reading

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