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How to Automatically Delete (Some) Cookies in Your Browser

Browser cookies are useful in some instances; unpleasant in others. While they can save you from having to go through a complicated authentication process whenever you’re trying to access your favorite sites, they can also store data on what you’ve done on a particular website—which can then be used to serve you more…Read more… Continue […]

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Determine if a Craiglist Apartment Listing is Fake With This Chrome Extension

Last year my boyfriend and I began our search for a new place in San Francisco. In addition to having an exceptionally competitive and expensive rental market, the city like most others our size also has a huge issue with listing fraud, especially on Craigslist which is still “the place” to find an apartment.…Read more… […]

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Record and Share Videos of Your Screen More Easily With Chrome’s ‘Loom’ Extension

Suppose you’re trying to troubleshoot a family member’s computer, you want to show a friend some issue you’re having with your system, or you want to make a quick recording of some crazy thing you’re about to do in a game. With the Chrome extension Loom, it’s incredibly easy to capture and share a quick […]

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How to Stop Google Chrome’s New Update From Autoplaying Videos

So you just installed Google Chrome—that, or you’ve cleared your cache and history because you wanted to save some space on your PC or fix some website issue involving cookies. You go to pull up your favorite website and, suddenly, a sound starts blasting out of your speakers. The dreaded autoplaying video returneth.Read more… Continue […]

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The Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity

It will come as no surprise that, as the editor of a website devoted to productivity, I’m obsessive about refining the details of my tech life to be certain every element is helping me get the job done. While I have software that I swear by (WriteRoom, Deckset, Evernote), I’m more of an evangelist for […]

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How to Tell Legit Chrome Extensions From Malware

We all fall victim to the dangerous belief that if an app or extension is listed in an official repository—be it the App Store, Google Play, the Microsoft Store, Mozilla’s Add-Ons directory, et cetera—it must be legitimate. After all, the big tech companies surely use lots of automated systems (and real human beings)…Read more… Continue […]

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Mute Autoplay Videos With the Latest Chrome Update

Chrome 66 is out, and if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t really care when your web browser has a new update, you might want to rethink that approach for this version. Though your browser will automatically update to Chrome 66 (technically, 66.0.3359.117), you should manually trigger that update right now for…Read more… Continue […]

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Visit New Places Every Day in Your Browser with This Google Earth Extension

Not every Chrome or Firefox extension you use has to be one-hundred-percent dedicated to productivity or utility. Sometimes, it’s just nice to look at something pretty. And in the case of Earth View from Google Earth (Chrome, Firefox), I don’t really care if it eats up my browser’s memory or otherwise impacts its…Read more… Continue […]

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Why Is Porn I Never Googled Showing Up in My Search History?

No question is too strange, and no issue is too small for Tech 911. This week, we explore a question from a reader who is finding things pop up in her Google history that she (claims) she never searched for… and it only gets more interesting from there.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Chrome/Firefox Extension of the Week: Grammarly

Even if you’re the next Stephen King or George R. R. Martin—and if you’re the latter, please try to write faster—everyone needs a helping hand with writing. That’s why the world has editors, and copy editors, grammar coaches, ten million books on writing, and most importantly, browser extensions that can help you…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Lock Down Your Social Media Data With the PlusPrivacy Chrome Extension 

Most connected people use services from at least one, if not most of the major tech companies. And while they generally make it easy for you to figure out what data you’re sharing with them and other third-party services, sometimes you need a big, red warning flag—like PlusPrivacy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Google’s Big Ad-Blocking Update Comes to Chrome Tomorrow: Here’s What We Know

It’s been in the works for nearly a year and Google’s great ad-pocalypse is now upon us. On Thursday, the Chrome browser will begin to automatically filter out ads that don’t meet certain quality standards. Your browsing experience is about to change a little bit. Here’s what you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Open Chrome Links With Your Keyboard

We wrote about Vimium, the Chrome extension that adds customizable keyboard shortcuts, back in 2010 and 2012. But I think we buried the lede: If you install Vimium, you can open links without using your mouse, and without hitting the tab key over and over. If you browse the web a lot, you probably use […]

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Replace ‘Racially Charged’ With ‘Racist’ With This Chrome Extension

Some things might really be “racially charged” without being racist. But in mainstream media, the former is usually code for the latter. If you’re sick of seeing racist bullshit excused as merely “racially charged,” install the Chrome extension You Mean Racist?. Then whenever you see a site using the phrase “racially…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Fix SoundCloud’s New Streaming Format

SoundCloud recently switched its music streams from 128kbps MP3 to 64kbps Opus. Many users hear a drop in sound quality in the higher frequencies. So artist Joseph Lyncheski, aka Direct, built an extension for Chrome and Firefox to force the site to stream in its old format. (For now, Safari is still streaming in MP3.)Read […]

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