One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, boost performance, and fix problems. Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we'd have a difficult time living without.
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Google doesn't just want the Chrome browser dominating laptops and desktops of this world, it wants it on as many mobile devices as possible too. If you have Chrome installed on your iPhone or Android, there are a handful of ways you can make it even better than the default settings. Here's how to make sure you're getting the most from the Chrome browser on your mobile devices.
There's a lot of stuff out there on the web, and you want to be able to get around all of it fast. You can of course make use of your mouse but there are always times when a keyboard combo is more efficient and more convenient. The ones we've listed here have all been tested with Google Chrome, but many will work with other browsers too.
Isn't the web a wonderful place for exploring? Just like any other appealing destination though, if you don't keep yourself safe, the attraction quickly wears off. Thankfully, you don't need a degree in advanced networking to protect yourself online — you just need to read and take heed of these 12 security tips, which should minimise the risk of something going wrong.
Flash is an lingering remnant of an older internet that's basically been on life support for years now. It's buggy, insecure, sucks the soul out of your battery and honestly you should have disabled Flash by now anyway. But Firefox will soon be pulling the plug for you.
Mozilla Firefox was helping web users avoid Internet Explorer long before Google Chrome arrived, and it's still going strong. Like all apps though, it can slow down over time. Here are four quick ways you can try to get the spring back in Firefox's step.
As it often does, Facebook recently tweaked the way its advertising (and privacy) settings work, which means you now have extra options when it comes to stopping your social media activities from following you around the web. Here are the new and old settings you need to know about.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer has long been the most used browser on the internet. But its iron grip began slipping ever since Google launched Chrome in 2008. In 2012, one usage tracker declared Chrome the new champion, but some others still had IE in the lead. Now, all the holdouts are in agreement — Chrome is king.
One great feature we lost in the transition from iTunes to all-you-can-eat streaming services is the smart playlist. When you have 30 million tracks to choose from, queueing up everything you've not heard for six months makes less sense. Thankfully, you can bring the feature to Google Play Music with a simple Chrome extension.
Your browser's private or incognito mode can be useful for many reasons, but you should always know what it is and isn't hiding. Here's exactly what's happening when you launch a private window.
In the land of browsers, Internet Explorer is king — but not for long. The most-used browser in the world is swiftly losing its prestigious ground to up-and-coming web browser, Google Chrome. Computerworld released a report that predicts if Internet Explorer continues its user base free fall, Chrome could become the new browser champ as early as May 2016.
If you're the type of person who opens a million tabs in a single browser window, here's a trick that might bring you some relief: You can reduce tab clutter in Safari (or Chrome or Firefox) by shifting some of your favourite websites to the menu bar in OS X. That means your favourite website will be a click away whether you're in your browser or not.
If you find yourself drowning in an ocean of unorganized bookmarks, then Chrome's recently revamped bookmark manager has one or two tricks that may help. One is the option to search through your bookmarked pages right from the browser's address bar at the top of the interface.
Whether you're gasping at the beauty of Earth or the wonder of modern-day architecture (or both), there may well be times when you need to quickly download all of the pictures on a particular page — even if you just want some new phone backgrounds to use. One such tool for the job is the I'm A Gentleman extension for Chrome.
Briefly: Today's the day that Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. If you're using the old browser, now would be a great time to upgrade to Edge or Firefox or Chrome or anything that's not Internet Explorer.
It's been a long time coming but, as of January 12, Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10. Rest in peace, IE.