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Edit Typos in Your Tweets Using This Chrome Extension

For someone who writes for a living, my Twitter feed has an embarrassing number of typos. I typically notice them the second after I hit post, and am immediately faced with the decision “Do I delete this tweet and pretend it never happened or just roll with the typo?”Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Keep Track of the Sites You Visit Each Day With This Browser Extension for Windows 10

Windows: When Microsoft debuted its new “Timeline” feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 update, I was a bit bummed to find that this feature—which you can use to see what you were up to on any given day—isn’t very helpful unless you’re using the Edge browser. Fun as it is to look back at […]

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Stop Netflix Trailers and Bump Up Your To-Be-Continued Content with ‘Netflix Tweaked’

Chrome, Firefox: One of the more annoying aspects of watching Netflix on your laptop or desktop computer is the trailers the service likes to automatically play on your behalf. I have nothing against interesting trailers for movies or TV shows I might care about. And everyone suffers through trailers they’re not…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Fix Chrome’s Checkboxes and Buttons in macOS Mojave

It’s a pretty specific issue, but an annoying one. If you’re playing around with the latest public beta for Apple’s macOS Mojave—as of when we wrote this article—and you’re a big fan of Chrome, you might have wondered where your checkboxes and (some) website buttons have gone. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Haggle Online With ‘PriceWaiter’ for Google Chrome

Chrome: The PriceWaiter extension—a name-your-own price system that almost sounds too good to be true at first—is only available for Chrome right now. (Sorry, Firefox users.) And when you install the extension, you’ll probably notice… absolutely nothing, at least at first.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Fight Fake News with This Chrome Extension

Chrome: The same open-source software company that wants to keep crappy advertising out of your browser also wants to keep “fake news” from enriching your life. Or, at the very least, Eyeo wants to show you whether your favorite news sites are full of FUD and bias. And If that’s your cup of tea, take […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Messy Chrome Bookmarks

Woe is the Chrome user who has an overflowing Bookmark Bar—or worse, that single folder they use to store anything interesting they see online. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Clean Up URLs Before You Share Them with the ‘Tracking Token Stripper’ Extension

How many times have you gone to share an interesting story (or comic) with a friend—a pretty standard process—only to find that the short URL you thought you were copying and pasting is actually one giant, messy paragraph of text. You can thank all the services and sites that append a ton of extra junk […]

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Organize Your Excessive Browser Tabs with ‘Toby’

I recently stumbled across the extension Toby (Chrome, Firefox), and I’m surprised at how much I love it. So much so that it has replaced the pretty Chrome Delight and Earth View from Google Earth extensions I’ve been using whenever I open a new tab. I’m one-hundred percent Toby now, because it’s one of the […]

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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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