browsers

Instead of Firefox Quantum

Posted on February 22, 2018. Filed under: browsers, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: |

HowToGeek has a post on what to use safely instead of Firefox Quantum (if you want to keep using your extensions).

Apparently Pale Moon and other alternatives based on Firefox are not good ideas.

Use Firefox ESR instead.

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10 Useful Google Keep Extensions for Chrome and Firefox

Posted on April 10, 2017. Filed under: browsers, Chrome and Chromium, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: These Chrome and Firefox extensions make Google Keep even better. Get fast access to your notes and save information quicker. Note-taking has never been easier.

Source: 10 Useful Google Keep Extensions for Chrome and Firefox

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How to Turn Any Website into an Android App in Seconds

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: browsers, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Security | Tags: , , |

MakeUseOf has a post: Android has a problem. The Play Store is filled with apps that are notorious for invasive permissions, and many apps keep running in the background even when not in use, draining your device’s battery. The culprits are some of the biggest and most popular apps out there. Facebook is definitely ruining your Android. Snapchat, Google+, and others constantly work in the background even if you’ve shut the app, silently guzzling battery.

But while Facebook has TinFoil and Swipe, what can you do about your other apps? A new tool called Hermit is the answer. Hermit is essentially a browser, much like Chrome or Firefox. Its job is to take any website you point it to and turn the website into an app that resides on your homescreen.

NOTE: this is a new app, and free at present. It may change to charging for the app later.

Source: How to Turn Any Website into an Android App in Seconds

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How to Enable Private Browsing on Any Web Browser

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: browsers, Everything | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Private browsing has been around in one form or another since 2005, but it took some time for every browser to get behind it. Now, no matter what browser you use, you can surf the internet without leaving behind a local trail of history, passwords, cookies, and other assorted bits of information.

Source: How to Enable Private Browsing on Any Web Browser

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How to Force Cortana to Use Chrome & Google in Windows 10

Posted on August 1, 2016. Filed under: browsers, Everything, voice recognition, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on Windows 10: Cortana has many masters, but her real Master Chief is no other than Microsoft. In April, Microsoft made its Edge browser and Bing search engine the exclusive choice for Cortana search results. In other words, Cortana will ignore your default browser setting. Microsoft may have good reasons, but it should be your choice whether or…

Source: How to Force Cortana to Use Chrome & Google in Windows 10

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Tor Browser Bundle 6.0

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: browsers, Everything, Security | Tags: , , |

Neowin posts on Everything you need to safely browse the Internet. Protect your privacy. Defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis.

Source: Tor Browser Bundle 6.0

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How to Use Java, Silverlight, and Other Browser Plug-ins on Windows 10

Posted on July 14, 2015. Filed under: browsers, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , , |

The HowToGeek tells How to Use Java, Silverlight, and Other Browser Plug-ins on Windows 10.

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Privacy Badger add-on from Electronic Frontier Foundation

Posted on May 8, 2014. Filed under: browsers, Freeware/Shareware, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

Privacy Badger is an add-on for your browser from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.  Advertisers that seem to be tracking you will be blocked from loading any more content into your browser (like bits of code that allow them to track you).

 

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Chrome : Dead Simple Screen Sharing

Posted on March 4, 2013. Filed under: browsers, Chrome and Chromium | Tags: , , , , |

The Chrome browser web store has an app for Dead Simple Screen Sharing.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Waterfox: The fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox!

Posted on February 23, 2012. Filed under: browsers, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Waterfox is billed as the fastest 64-Bit variant of Firefox.

This is Firefox optimized for 64-bit systems, which many (most?) Vista and Win7 systems are.

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How to remove your Google Web History

Posted on February 23, 2012. Filed under: browsers, Google, Security, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

CNet has advice on How to remove your Google Web History.

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Tor Project: Vidalia

Posted on February 22, 2012. Filed under: browsers | Tags: , , , , , |

From the Tor Project for keeping your web activity anonymous, comes Vidalia to provide a simple graphic control for using Tor.

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Skip ads on YouTube — a Chrome extension

Posted on January 31, 2012. Filed under: browsers, Chrome and Chromium, YouTube | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf suggests the Chrome extension for skipping the ads at the start of YouTube videos.

This could be especially handy for faculty using YouTube.  Freeware, for the Chrome browser.

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web2phone — Web bookmarks for Android

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: Android, browsers, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

web2phone lets you save your Web bookmarks for Android devices.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

Registration required and the “web2phone” app installed on your Android device.

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CloudMagic for GMail/Docs/Contacts

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: browsers, Freeware/Shareware, Gmail (Google Mail), Google, searching | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

CloudMagic is a free addon for Firefox and Chrome which speeds up searching your GMail, Google Docs, and Google Contacts.

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Chromium browser

Posted on April 11, 2011. Filed under: browsers, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , |

Chromium is from The Chromium Projects.

Imagine the Chrome browser, only without any oversight of your activities by Google.

‘Nuff said.  Freeware.

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DropMyRights to limit the damage

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Anti-Virus, browsers, Freeware/Shareware, Security | Tags: , , , |

DropMyRights is a freeware program that lets you limit rights in specific programs, so your browser/email/etc. can’t do certain things (such as download malware without permission!).

You, however, are unhampered in your other activities.

More information on how to use it is here at TechSupportAlert.

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Readable is what the web can be

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: browsers | Tags: , , , , |

Readable is a web app that you add to your browser like a bookmark.

Click on it and transform a web page into a plainer, more readable version.  Handy for smaller screens, or just to remove all the distractions.

For multiple browsers; freeware.  Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Kylo Browser

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: browsers, Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , |

Kylo Browser for your TV.

Want to put your computer screen up on your big TV?  But your favorite browser is not exactly suited, is it?  Enter Kylo, freeware designed for use with a big TV-sized monitor.

“It’s been developed to be used on TVs. Kylo’s menus, icons, fonts, general overall user interface is specifically designed to be viewed on your big, wide, flatscreen set (plugged into your computer’s video-out connection), as you sit about six feet away on your couch. A notable, very cool feature of Kylo is its on-screen virtual keyboard.  Wireless keyboards and mice are suggested for use with this TV Web browser.”

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10 Google Chrome extensions

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: browsers, Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , , , |

TechRepublic has a post on 10 Google Chrome extensions worth checking out for Google Chrome users.

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