9 Free Web Apps to Replace Your Desktop Software

A few years ago, trying to move to an online-only existence wasn’t a practical option, but now long-serving web apps have grown more powerful and you can now do almost everything in a browser that you can do on the desktop (albeit in more limited form). Here’s our current picks for the best online apps out there. »8/05/15 10:41am8/05/15 10:41am

Firefox's New "Forget" Button Will Erase Just Enough of Your History

There are many reasons why you might want to switch on the private browsing mode offered up by your browser, especially when you're on a shared computer or borrowing someone else's laptop. If you forget to activate the private mode before you go surfing then the latest version of Firefox has a feature that can help… »11/14/14 10:13am11/14/14 10:13am

Block Images and Plug-ins To Speed Up Sluggish Wi-Fi

Fortunately, high-speed Wi-Fi is now pretty ubiquitous, especially if you live in a major metropolis. However, there are still occasions when you'll find yourself without a strong Internet connection, whether it's on a long train trip, in a dodgy hotel, or when you're tethering from your phone in a remote wilderness.… »8/14/14 9:54am8/14/14 9:54am

Download BitTorrent Files from Your Browser with BitTorrent Surf Beta

Yo ho yo ho, a pirate's life for me. And for you! And for everyone! Because downloading BitTorrent files just got a lot easier. BitTorrent is finally pushing its torrenting browser plug-in, BitTorrent Surf, to beta for you to try. That means you don't have to deal with pesky desktop clients, your browser (Chrome or… »4/15/13 7:20pm4/15/13 7:20pm