security
8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof

The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of these security-focused add-ons. Read More >>

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8 Ways to Stop Your Web Browser From Crippling Your Computer

Many of us spend most of our time on the web, but all too often browsing sessions can descend into a sprawling mess of memory-hogging, audio-playing tabs that bring your computer and your productivity to a shuddering halt. It doesn’t have to be that way. Read More >>

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The Most Useful Firefox Extensions Ever Made

Firefox was fighting the good fight against Internet Explorer long before Chrome showed up, and since its launch in 2002, Mozilla’s famed browser has been attracting third-party developers in their droves. The add-ons and plug-ins are what make Firefox the powerhouse browser it is, and these are some of the very best you can install. Read More >>

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Facebook Bans Fake News Detector… For A Few Hours

Last month a browser extension called "BS Detector" popped up online, designed to flag links to certain news sites as "unreliable". According to creator Daniel Sieradski, the plugin's website was banned by Facebook today, before being allowed through again a few hours later. Read More >>

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The Most Useful Chrome Extensions Ever Made

One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, boost performance, and fix problems. Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we’d have a difficult time living without. Read More >>

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How to Speed Up Your Netflix Binge Watching

Are you in a rush to get through all the episodes of Luke Cage? Way behind your partner on seasons of House of Cards? You can get through your Netflix queue faster than normal and save yourself some time, as long as you’re prepared to do a little bit of under-the-hood tinkering in your browser. Read More >>

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How to Add a Button to Netflix That Serves Up Random Videos

We’ve all been there. Endlessly searching, and searching, and searching for something to watch on Netflix. Ugh, do I really want to watch Stranger Things a third time? Read More >>

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11 Twitter Hacks to Supercharge Your Tweeting Powers

Twitter may not be having the best of years so far, but it still runs circles around its rivals in so many ways. One of the reasons Twitter is worth sticking with (or making a start with) are the wealth of plug-ins, add-ons and third-party apps built on top of the platform. Here are our favourite tools for boosting Twitter’s usefulness, all of which are quick to set up and free to try. Read More >>

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How to Use One of iTunes’ Best Features in Google Play Music

One great feature we lost in the transition from iTunes to all-you-can-eat streaming services is the smart playlist. When you have 30 million tracks to choose from, queueing up everything you’ve not heard for six months makes less sense. Thankfully, you can bring the feature to Google Play Music with a simple Chrome extension. Read More >>

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Snag All the Images from a Website with One Click

Whether you’re gasping at the beauty of Earth or the wonder of modern-day architecture (or both), there may well be times when you need to quickly download all of the pictures on a particular page—even if you just want some new phone backgrounds to use. One such tool for the job is the I’m A Gentleman extension for Chrome. Read More >>

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This Chrome Extension Will Block Star Wars Spoilers For You

When Star Wars starts screening for the masses later this week, the internet is going to be full of spoilers. Hell, after last night’s premiere in LA, it probably already is. But don’t worry: this Chrome extension will keep you safe. Read More >>

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Use the Grammarly Extension to Avoid Dumb Mistakes When Writing Online

Chances are you do a lot of writing on the web, and the Grammarly extension for Chrome or Firefox can help you keep your spelling and grammar as accurate as it needs to be. The extension promises to detect hundreds of errors that the likes of Microsoft Word would just wave straight through. Read More >>

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The Facebook Unseen Chrome Extension Stops People Knowing You’ve Read Their Messages

One of the most annoying things about Facebook Messenger is that little timestamp that tells people when you've read messages, making it impossible to ignore someone and still read what they have to say. Now, after many years of it being there, someone's made a Chrome extension to get around it. Read More >>

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Google Wants to Teach You About Art While You Chuckle at Dogs Wearing Hats

This painting here is called Calm at a Mediterranean Port. It's by Claude-Joseph Vernet. If you want to take a selfie of yourself standing in front of the original, you have to go to the the J. Paul Getty Museum. Read More >>