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’ve 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.
You keep 34 browser tabs open and your laptop’s battery life sucks. Well, apparently Opera has a solution in the shape of a new power-saving mode, which it claims will extend a laptop’s battery life by up to 50 percent compared to Chrome.
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.
Dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires firing up separate—often paid-for—software or plug-ins while you’re browsing. Now, though, Opera has its own free VPN baked right into the desktop browser.
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…
I know, Microsoft Edge is still haunted by ghosts of IE past, and for that reason alone most people stay a full barge-pole length away from Window’s default browser. But thanks to some upcoming changes, it might stop sucking so bad.
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.
Opera has just released the latest developer version of its browser, and it has an interesting new feature: built-in ad blockers that are claimed to make it faster than other browsers with third-party alternatives.
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…
If you’ve been using Microsoft Edge and hoping that all your private browsing was actually, you know, private, then think again. Turns out that it may be possible to reconstruct the site history of the browser, whatever mode it’s in.
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 favorite websites to the menu bar in OS X. That means your favorite website will be a click away…
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.
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…
It’s been a long time coming but, as of January 12th, Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10. Rest in peace, IE.
Weirdly, there’s never been a 64-bit version of Firefox until now. But if you’re running Windows 7 or later, you can now explore the internet with the browser while using twice its current 32 bits.
The chrome://flags page is a strange and wonderful trove of hidden settings for Google’s browser. It lets you peek under the hood of the application and tinker around with some experimental options not yet ready for prime time. Here are 16 of the most useful flag settings you might want to tweak.
Whether it’s a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today’s web want to get going without any input from you—and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren’t expecting. Here’s how to tackle the issue in…
After months—if not years—of bellyaching over slow speeds and shaky stability, Google finally announced an array of improvements to Chrome that could improve the lives of millions. The company says the browser will now offer users “a faster and more efficient web.” Well, Google certainly couldn’t make it slower or…