Free VPN

The one free iPhone and Android app you need to use if you care at all about privacy

By on December 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM.

The one free iPhone and Android app you need to use if you care at all about privacy

If you’re a somewhat savvy Internet user, you surely know by now that a good VPN service is absolutely essential to ensuring that your privacy is guarded while you surf. A VPN solution, or virtual private network, funnels your Internet traffic through an intermediary server and hides your real IP address from the sites and services you use online. This means that you remain anonymous to websites, services and perhaps most importantly, advertisers, so that they cannot track your browsing habits to build profiles and serve you targeted ads.

There are plenty of VPN services out there that are worth paying for, but some people simply won’t cough up the cash no matter how much they value their privacy. Well lucky for them, there’s a terrific free unlimited VPN option out there that will safeguard you without costing an arm and a leg. More →

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Best Chrome Extensions

10 completely free Chrome hacks that will change the way you use the Internet

By on December 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

10 completely free Chrome hacks that will change the way you use the Internet

Last week, we told you about 10 free Chrome extensions that hack your browser in ways that could be game-changers for many users. We covered all sorts of functionality, from protecting your web browsing with a completely free VPN service to watching YouTube videos in a tiny picture-in-picture box above whatever you’re browsing. The response to that article was terrific, and many people emailed us with recommendations for more Chrome extensions that can hack the web browsing experience.

Part of the beauty of Google’s Chrome browser is that it’s so flexible thanks to a great third-party extension ecosystem, but finding good extensions isn’t always easy. In this post, we’ll show you another 10 free Chrome hacks that will change the way you surf the web. Of course, don’t forget to check out our earlier post for 10 more great Chrome extensions you need to check out. More →

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Chrome Extensions

10 free Chrome hacks that will change the way you browse the Internet

By on December 4, 2015 at 9:41 AM.

10 free Chrome hacks that will change the way you browse the Internet

Google’s Chrome web browser accounted for 31.41% of global desktop browsing in November, according to Net Marketshare. That makes it the second most popular browser in the world behind Internet Explorer, which had a global market share of 50.03% in November. IE and Microsoft Edge’s combined share continues to decline each month despite continuing to ship on millions of computers. Meanwhile, Chrome has enjoyed consistent growth as more and more people abandon the alternatives.

But as good as Chrome is, there are plenty of simple ways to make it better. In this post, we’ll tell you about free 10 extension for Google’s Chrome browser that will change the way you surf the web. More →

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Chrome Extension Internet Browsing Surveillance

Computer scientist live-streams the websites he visits to explain new U.K. surveillance law

By on November 12, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Computer scientist live-streams the websites he visits to explain new U.K. surveillance law

Legislation that would force Internet service providers to store more data about their customers’ browsing habits, as well as ban encrypted devices including the iPhone, is currently being discussed in the U.K. where the government is looking to expand its powers when it comes to surveillance programs. To show what kind of information the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill would offer secret agencies, one developer created a Chrome plugin that records all the sites you visit. More →

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Chrome Vs. Firefox Battery Life

Chrome is killing your computer’s battery life

By on October 20, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Chrome is killing your computer’s battery life

Want better battery life on your laptop? You might want to consider using a browser besides Chrome. Digital Citizen has tested popular Internet browsers across multiple Windows 10 laptops and has found one major common denominator: Chrome is by far the biggest battery hog. More →

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Malware Scam eFast Browser

Latest malware scam attempts to uninstall and replace your Chrome browser

By on October 19, 2015 at 12:59 PM.

Latest malware scam attempts to uninstall and replace your Chrome browser

We’ve become accustomed to malware that invades our browsers — showing us ads we don’t want to see and collecting our information without any warning — but there’s a new scam worth watching out for.

Last Thursday, PCrisk was one of the first sites to warn users about the eFast browser, a malware browser that seeks to replace a user’s Chrome browser entirely, promising more relevant search results and better deals while shopping. More →

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Shove Chrome Extension

Let your friends take over your browser with this crazy Chrome extension

By on October 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Let your friends take over your browser with this crazy Chrome extension

Sharing links on the Internet is already exceptionally simple, but a small group of developers has found a way to take even more steps out of the process. Officially released late last month, Shove is a browser extension for Chrome that allows users to instantly open tabs on one another’s browsers without any prompts or warnings.

Terrifying, right? More →

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Google Chrome 45 Update Features

Google finally starts fixing Chrome’s memory-hogging, battery-killing features

By on September 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Google finally starts fixing Chrome’s memory-hogging, battery-killing features

It may be one of the best Internet browsers you can get your hands on, but it can also be pretty annoying, especially when it comes to energy efficiency. Google, however, got the message, and it started fixing the Chrome browser, releasing a version that’s supposed to offer you a “faster and more efficient web.” More →

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Google Chrome Autoplay Videos

Google Chrome is finally fixing the most annoying thing about browsing the web

By on August 31, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Google Chrome is finally fixing the most annoying thing about browsing the web

When Google Chrome finally added a speaker symbol to open tabs that were playing music or other types of audio, the Internet rejoiced. But as great as this feature was, it didn’t solve all of our Chrome frustrations.

If you happen to be one of those people who have multiple tabs and windows open when browsing the web, sometimes searching for that lone and mysterious tab with the speaker icon can itself be frustrating. Thankfully, Google has now come up with a way to solve this nuisance once and for all.

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Google Self Driving Car

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

By on August 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

Google over the past few years has been hard at work developing all sorts of cool and futuristic self-driving car technologies. With an extensive array of sensors, Google’s autonomous cars are designed to safely navigate through city streets with ease. From changing lanes to avoiding pedestrians at a moment’s notice, Google’s self-driving cars are intriguing and certainly give us a glimpse into what the future of driving may look like. To date, Google’s collection of futuristic cars, which include modified Lexus SUVs, have accumulated more than 1.7 million miles on the road.

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Google Chrome Auto Block Flash Ads

Google Chrome drives another nail in Flash’s coffin

By on August 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Google Chrome drives another nail in Flash’s coffin

Ding, dong, Adobe Flash is almost dead! With execs at major tech companies calling for Adobe to set a firm death date for Flash, Google has taken a more proactive step to push Flash into its grave. Ars Technica informs us that starting on September 1st, Google’s Chrome browser will start auto-blocking any ads that use Flash as their programming language. Videos that use Flash will still work on Chrome, however any “non essential” bits of Flash will be blocked. More →

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Netflix Shared Viewing

Brilliant free app lets you watch Netflix remotely with your friends

By on August 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Brilliant free app lets you watch Netflix remotely with your friends

With the rise of Netflix and the advent of binge watching, watching TV has arguably become something of a solitary affair. That’s all well and good, but if you’d like to be even just a tad more social while otherwise camping out on your couch and watching Netflix alone, we’ve got you covered.

Showgoers is a nifty little Chrome extension which lets friends watch the same Netflix programming in real time. The extension itself is rather simple insofar as it links up user Netflix accounts and lets viewers send out invitations to friends asking them to join a stream. All in all, Showgoers is a great way to have a virtual viewing party when people can’t otherwise get together.

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