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Share and Receive Files Anonymously with ‘OnionShare’

Whether you’re a spy or a geek, there are plenty of ways to share and receive files with others without revealing anyone’s identity. Whatever your reasons for needing this secrecy, whether as the host or the submitter, it’s easy to set up a virtual dumping ground for your data—top-secret or otherwise mundane.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Share and Receive Files Anonymously with ‘OnionShare’

Whether you’re a spy or a geek, there are plenty of ways to share and receive files with others without revealing anyone’s identity. Whatever your reasons for needing this secrecy, whether as the host or the submitter, it’s easy to set up a virtual dumping ground for your data—top-secret or otherwise mundane.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Ditch ‘The Great Suspender’ Before It Becomes a Security Risk

I’ve been a fan of The Great Suspender extension for years. Even when Google would drop new features into its Chrome browser to reduce the resources inactivate browser tabs eat up, I still trusted The Great Suspender to “inactivate” them for me to lessen the load on my system. But The Great Suspender has recently…Read […]

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Ditch ‘The Great Suspender’ Before It Becomes a Security Risk

I’ve been a fan of The Great Suspender extension for years. Even when Google would drop new features into its Chrome browser to reduce the resources inactivate browser tabs eat up, I still trusted The Great Suspender to “inactivate” them for me to lessen the load on my system. But The Great Suspender has recently…Read […]

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Our Favorite Updates to Chrome 87 and Firefox 83

New versions of Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers dropped yesterday, and if you haven’t yet updated, now’s as good a time as any: Visit the “About Chrome” or “About Firefox” portion of your browser, both under each browser’s help menu, and it will start updating automatically. While that’s chugging along,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Our Favorite Updates to Chrome 87 and Firefox 83

New versions of Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers dropped yesterday, and if you haven’t yet updated, now’s as good a time as any: Visit the “About Chrome” or “About Firefox” portion of your browser, both under each browser’s help menu, and it will start updating automatically. While that’s chugging along,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Keep Edge Chromium’s Address Bar From Crashing the Browser

I thought I was losing my mind yesterday, but sometime around the afternoon (California time), I noticed that typing anything into Edge Chromium’s address bar was causing the browser to crash after a few keystrokes. Microsoft claims it fixed the issue, but it just happened to me again earlier today, so it’s time to…Read more… […]

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How to Create a Bookmark That Jumps to Specific Text on a Website

Chrome: I always appreciate a good anchor link—that thing you can click on that zips you off to another portion of the very web page you’re viewing. However, Google is now one-upping this classic navigational element with a new extension that lets you create hyperlinks to specific text within a website.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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These Chrome Extensions Will Declutter Your Overflowing Gmail Inbox

The deluge of emails never ends. Even with ample quarantine time, tidying up your Gmail account and reaching inbox zero feels like a far-fetched fantasy, but it doesn’t need to be one: There are a number of excellent (and mostly free!) third-party browser extensions that will help you sift through that…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Unlock Chrome’s Hidden Bottom Toolbar in Android

Most mobile web browsers keep the URL bar and UI controls at the top of the screen, but this layout isn’t great when using a device with a large screen or certain accessibility restrictions. Some browsers—notably Firefox Preview and Vivaldi mobile—have easily accessible bottom-screen UIs that make the app much easier…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Block Internet Explorer’s Latest Vulnerability With This Workaround

Microsoft disclosed a troublesome vulnerability in Internet Explorer last week, affecting various permutations of Internet Explorer 9, 10, and 11 across Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows 10 (as well as various editions of Windows Server). The bad news is that Microsoft won’t likely patch this problem until February—when the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Firefox’s New Voice Controls Make It As Good As a Smart Speaker

I’m used to yelling at my Google Home and Amazon Echo, not so much my web browser. However, Mozilla is now testing voice-control capabilities for its Firefox browser, and you can join me in screaming at your screen—which is actually a little more fun and useful than it might sound at first glance.Read more… Continue […]

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