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Apple is Testing Private Web Ads on Safari So You Feel Less Creeped Out While Shopping

Ads are the bane of the internet. On top of being an eyesore, by now everyone’s had that experience of googling an item, only to find targeted ads for that same product follow you across the web. It’s creepy, and today, Apple announced in a blog post that it’s working on a way to make the ads you see while browsing on Safari truly private. Read More >>

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New Firefox Competes With Chrome on Speed And Privacy

Mozilla launched a new version of Firefox today spotlighting its speed and privacy features as the San Francisco-based open source upstarts continue to compete against Google Chrome’s global browser dominance. Read More >>

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All the New Details About Microsoft’s Rebooted Edge Browser

Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser using the same Chromium foundation blocks that sit underneath Chrome, and thanks to this week’s Build 2019 conference, we now know a lot more about what the revamped browser has to offer. Here are the details you need to know and why you might eventually end up switching to Edge. Read More >>

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Firefox Fixes Borked Extensions for Everyone but Legacy Users

If your Firefox add-ons were borked over the weekend, you’re not alone. Late on Friday, many Firefox users found that many extensions were suddenly useless or impossible to install after Mozilla pushed out an update to version 66.0.4 of its browser. Effectively, it left many users having to figure out their own workarounds to use their ad blockers, password managers, and many other types of extensions. Read More >>

internet
Why You Should Install a Download Manager

While streaming services have cut down on the amount of downloading most of us have to do nowadays, and built-in browser downloaders can do the job for the casual web surfer, if you’re transferring a serious amount of files on a regular basis then a dedicated download manager is worth a look. Read More >>

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Brave Wants to Destroy the Ad Business by Paying You to Watch Ads in Its Web Browser

A browser that works to free its users from pesky ads and pop-ups is rolling out an update to its platform with an opt-in setting to view ads in exchange for reward tokens, which can be used to either support their favourite websites or, in the future, be exchanged for things like hotel stays or gift cards. Read More >>

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Google Plans to Make It More Difficult for Sites to Block Chrome’s Incognito Mode

For the privacy-minded among us, Chrome’s Incognito mode can offer at least some added peace of mind during browsing sessions. But some sites may know that you’re trying to access them in Incognito, and Google reportedly wants to put a lid on it. Read More >>

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Rediscover the Magic of Browser Bookmarks – and How to Keep Them in Order

Between read-it-later services, social media feeds and the unbelievable speed at which a Google search can find the exact information you’re looking for, browser bookmarks have become a forgotten a relic of a previous Internet age. But the basic bookmarking tools built into your browser can still be hugely useful in the modern web era, and we’re going to explain exactly how to make the most of them. Read More >>

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Speed Up Your Web Browsing With These Browser Extensions

You probably spend a lot of your computing time travelling across the web in your browser of choice, which means any ways of speeding up that browser time is going to add a serious boost to your productivity. Install these extensions to supercharge your browsing and get everything done on the web that little bit quicker. Read More >>

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How to Reset All of Your Browsers Back to Square One

Like an operating system reinstall, resetting your web browser can fix all kinds of problems and improve performance at the same time—squash annoying bugs, clear out dodgy and outdated extensions and get a browser that’s good as new with a hard reset. Here’s how to carry it out on all the major browsers. Read More >>

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Microsoft Edge Is Coming to the Mac?

After rumours circulated that such a move was imminent, Microsoft has confirmed that it is indeed shifting from its EdgeHTML back end to Chromium, the open-source project that powers Google Chrome. In confirming the rumour, the company also said it expected this shift could allow it to introduce Microsoft Edge to macOS. Read More >>

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Opera for Android is Now the First Browser With a Built-in Crypto Wallet

Opera has already shown itself to be more than willing to adapt to the new crypto currency fad that's been sweeping the world, with built-in tools that prevent sites from using your device to mine crypto coins whenever you use them. Now its decided that this isn't enough, and has launched a new crypto wallet that doesn't rely on separate apps of extensions. Read More >>

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Chrome Finally Mutes Autoplay Videos by Default—Here’s How to Make Sure It Works

Well, would you look at that. Google Chrome is finally getting its act together, at least when it comes to all those annoying autoplay videos. Read More >>

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Avast Secure Browser Actually Has a Built-In YouTube Downloader

If you're using Chrome, like many people do, you're not allowed to have an extension that can download YouTube videos. Because it's bad, and Google doesn't like it. But anti-virus people Avast have their own browser and that means they don't have to play by Google's rules. So Avast Secure Browser actually has a YouTube downloading tool built-in, among other things. Read More >>

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Mozilla’s Latest Firefox Extension Will Stop Facebook Tracking Your Browsing Habits

Facebook doesn't just peek at what you're doing on its own platform, but that isn't exactly news. It's been known for ages that Facebook uses tracking cookies to peek at your browsing habits, but in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal there's more demand to stop Mark Zuckerberg collecting large quantities of data. Read More >>