On today’s web it’s hard to set a (digital) foot online without it attracting dozens of trackers and log entries, as companies look to learn everything about you and sell that data on to advertisers. To hide you’ve got a few tools at your disposal, many of which we’ve talked about in the past, and all of which add up…
The simple HTML websites of old knew their place in your browser, but today’s sites are bursting with video, audio, and notifications that can be a constant distraction.
You can’t move on the modern-day internet without bumping into a spoiler or two. Whether it’s Game of Thrones, The Force Awakens or the ending to Citizen Kane, it’s all too easy to trip up over a plot point that you’d rather not know about. If you’re desperately trying to stay in the dark about an upcoming movie or…
Google’s Chrome browser has a neat history erase tool that lets you blitz your browsing logs from the last hour, day, week or month—or from the beginning of time. However, that history can be useful to search back through, and if you only want to exorcise one site from Chrome’s memory, here’s how to do it.
Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube all let you watch whatever you want, whenever you want. But if you wanted to watch with friends or family, you had to figure out when and where to meet in real life. Rabbit fixes that with a browser-based video chat service that lets you watch whatever you want with friends, no matter where…
We're no strangers to helping you secure your computer, but there are some computer security myths and stories that keep getting passed around, even though they're clearly not true. We sat down with a few computer security experts to separate fact from fiction.
If you read a bunch of websites that do not relate to your work whatsoever while you're at work, well, here's the one chrome extension worth downloading: Panic Button. It quickly hides all of your open tabs in Chrome and lets you open them up all later. Like, when your boss isn't around.
Most shopping catalogs seem to be aimed at our moms, but Google Catalogs has signed up some younger retailers whose products can be browsed easily in the app, such as Urban Outfitters, Sephora, Macy's, Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn.
Wall Street Journal has amassed a sizeable infographic containing all the ways top websites track your data. While nearly all websites send your data to third-party trackers, some are worse than others. Luckily the main offenders are websites that suck.
Firesheep, the packet-sniffing Firefox plug-in that grazes on (and then BURNS!!!) public Wi-Fi networks, could leave your Facebook or Twitter account compromised. FireShepherd arrived last week to protect Windows users, but now Mac users have a defense measure: BlackSheep.
New browsers might be hatched almost every day, but new browsers that sound like a sandwich one might find in Philadelphia—and that everybody seems to be talking about—don't. What is RockMelt?
Ever used Safari? Chrome? An iPhone? Android? Then you've used WebKit, the rendering engine that powers most of the best browsers in the world. Up next: WebKit2 with a new "split process model." it's going to be awesome. Subtly!
The mad scientists at Google Labs have unleashed their latest concoction: Google Reader Play, a new way to look at your feeds one Google-suggested site at a time. It's actually pretty neat! And would be perfect for the iPad.
This is even cooler than it looks: Fav4.org starts your browsing off with your four favorite website's icons already queued up. You can customize from among the 34 current offerings, and it looks as though they'll be adding more soon.
If you're a Google Chrome user, you may appreciate new Artist Themes—skins for Chrome by various famous fashion labels and designers.
Chrome 2.0 isn't that different from Chrome 1.0, despite what its bold new version number might imply. It is, however, a healthy upgrade: rendering speed is up a full 25-35%, stability is improved, true full-screen has been enabled, and the smart New Tab Page and autofill functions have been revamped. Mac and Linux…