Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

In The News 12-26-14

Thursday, December 25th, 2014 by | Filed Under: In The News

Apple Wins iTunes Lawsuit

Apple did nothing wrong when they made iPod users purchase their music from the iTunes store. A jury decided against the plaintiffs in a suit brought by individual users and businesses. They charged that Apple unfairly blocked competitors.


Apple argued that the restricted ecosystem was necessary for quality control.  RealNetworks, the developers of RealPlayer claimed that Apple had issued a software update specifically targeted at keeping users from playing iTunes music on devices using the RealPlayer song manager.

Apple said the update was aimed at adding new features for consumers and the jury agreed.


Firefox Asks Users For Donations

Mozilla, the developers of the popular Firefox browser, is looking to raise some money and they’re asking for help on the start page.  The post asks users to donate money if they find the browser useful and offers options of $10, $5 and $3.


You won’t see this option every single time you launch the browser. Users have the option to pay through credit cards or PayPal.  Mozilla took a huge financial hit when its relationship as a search partner with Google ended and Yahoo became the default search engine for Firefox.

Mozilla is a non-profit group that says it received almost $7 million in donations in 2013. If you’d like to help out Mozilla, click here.

Windows Getting Lots Of Feedback For Windows 10

Windows is getting a lot of takers for the technical preview for Windows 10. More than 1.5 million people have signed up and the company says half a million people are using this preview every single day.


The company says they are excited, because the feedback from these users will help them fix bugs and glitches before Windows 10 hits the consumer market.  The number of users is much higher than number of beta testers for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. The compoany says it’s fixed almost 1,300 bugs so far and is making changes to the features and design of the system based on feedback.

Windows 10 features the return of the start menu and is expected to be released in the summer of 2015.

~ Cynthia


Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive