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How You Can Still Download Chrome Extensions Without Using the Chrome Store 

I can’t recall the last time I didn’t install an extension from the Google’s Chrome Web Store. However, developers—up until now—have been allowed to offer their extensions as inline downloads. In other words, they could drop a download button on a website, you’d click on it and see a typical installation confirmation…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Sync Netflix Streams With Far-Away Friends Using This Chrome Extension

A few years ago (7 now, actually – yikes!) I moved across the country, a time zone away from my family and most of my friends. Moving across the country comes with a number of challenges, but the biggest of those ended up being the whole friends thing. Going from a decently large network of […]

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Use Smooz to Actually Browse the Web One-Handed

I’m not a big fan of browsing the web on my phone, mainly due to my browser’s terrible control scheme. Everything is too spaced out. The keyboard’s at the bottom of the vertically oriented display, essential controls are tucked into hard to reach corners, and I don’t want to risk dropping my phone by performing […]

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Moving Your Passwords From Google Chrome to a Dedicated App Just Got a Lot Easier

If you’ve been using Google Chrome to store all of your logins and passwords, that’s great—a lot better than scribbling your passwords on sticky notes and attaching them to your desktop monitor or laptop. Third-party password managers are even better (cross-platform, in many cases), and a new Chrome setting now makes…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Improve Your Reddit Experience With These Chrome Extensions

Reddit’s endless stream of memes, comments, and self-referential jokes can be intimidating to newcomers. Even if you’ve been reading the site for years there’s still plenty of new subreddits to discover. But no matter how well you know Reddit, you could be having an even better experience by installing a few extra…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Use Google Chrome’s Task Manager to Figure Out What’s Slowing Down Your Browsing

Frozen webpages, a precursor to the ever-frustrating dead tab, can be intensely frustrating—all the more so when you can’t accurately identify what’s causing the slowdown or random dead tab. If you want to learn more about what windows or processes are demanding too much of your memory and processing power, technology…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Set Your Homepage as a Countdown Clock to Your Death

We only get so much time in this life, and yours is running out, friend. That might seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be—it can be motivating. Sometimes you just need a reminder that you need to make it count. This tool sets your Google Chrome homepage and any new blank tabs you open […]

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Why You Should Switch From Google Chrome to Firefox

Since its debut, Chrome has grown in popularity, though its once-stellar reputation has taken a bit of a hit as of late. Examples of Chrome-only sites are more and more common, reminiscent of the days when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominated the web browser market. It’s been shown to be a massive memory hog as…Read more… […]

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Watch YouTube Videos From Any Country Using This Chrome Extension

Getting a link to a music video on YouTube from a friend, only to find yourself unable to view it, is a real bummer. You can get around YouTube’s location-based restrictions with a dead-simple extension that, frankly, everyone should install. It’s called F*ck YouTube (because of course it is).Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Reset Chrome to Stop Automatically Opening Apps

Apps opening automatically from Chrome is supposed to be a convenience—but sometimes it’s just annoying. Dealing with an intrusive iTunes window when you just wanted to see an app screenshot can be irksome, especially since iTunes doesn’t even handle apps anymore. Sometimes you just want to copy an email address, or…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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