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 9:54am 8/14/14 9:54am

Create a Beautiful Bookmarks Bar of Favicons

Here's a simple hack for your browser that can improve the appearance of your standard bookmarks bar and give you room for more links at the same time. By limiting the sites you save to just their favicons, you can create a row of instantly recognizable shortcuts that's always to hand. Here's how to do it. » 6/06/14 10:22am 6/06/14 10:22am

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 7:20pm 4/15/13 7:20pm

You Can Download BitTorrent Files with Your Browser

Though torrenting files has been around forever, there has always been a relatively high barrier of entry that kept normal people from diving in. Not anymore. BitTorrent just announced Torque, a new JavaScript interface that'll let you download BitTorrent files right from your browser. It's going to be so easy now. » 7/06/12 5:05pm 7/06/12 5:05pm

Yahoo Launches Axis Browser For iOS and Chrome, and It Actually Doesn't…

Just when we thought the browser popularity contest had finally been settled (Chrome, the victor), a new browser tool has arrived on the scene. Its name is Axis, it is a product of Yahoo, and—surprisingly—it does not suck. In fact, it's actually kinda cool. » 5/23/12 9:05pm 5/23/12 9:05pm

As Yahoo forgot one small thing in their rush to…

2.3 Million Internet Explorer 9 Downloads Is Still Kind of Impressive

Microsoft is excited to let all their fans know that Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.3 million times in the last 24 hours. As Ryan Gavin writes, "That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds." That's impressive, but maybe that's not such a huge number. It should be noted that… » 3/16/11 5:46pm 3/16/11 5:46pm