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You Can Bring Back the Tags on YouTube for More Flexible Searches

Back in 2012, YouTube started hiding the tags associated with videos to stop people copying popular combinations. They can still be attached to clips—and they’re still factored into searches—but they’re not visible while you’re browsing around the site. If you find them useful, you can bring them back with the help of… » 8/17/15 1:06pm 8/17/15 1:06pm

You Can Make Cortana Ditch Bing for Google in Windows 10

Cortana makes the jump to the desktop in Windows 10, meaning you can get a more personalized experience through voice commands or the good old mouse and keyboard. But what if kind of hate Bing’s search engine? You can use a browser extension to redirect Bing queries to any search engine you choose. » 8/04/15 11:18am 8/04/15 11:18am

Use the Ballloon Extension to Save Files Straight to the Cloud

If you’re a card carrying member of the cloud storage club then you might opt to save images, links, and other files straight to the cloud rather than your local drive. Ballloon is a simple extension for Chrome to save files directly to Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box and so on. » 7/13/15 10:50am 7/13/15 10:50am

8 Handy Extensions to Tame Your Browser Tabs

The advent of tabbed browsing promised a future filled with super-efficient web wandering, where pages loaded up in a snap and we could all keep up with dozens of sites at once. In reality, many of us are getting bogged down by tab overload, but don’t despair—these third-party add-ons for Chrome and Firefox can help… » 6/05/15 10:02am 6/05/15 10:02am

The Best of Cloud-to-Butt, the Only Browser Add-On You Ever Truly Need

Back in August we happened upon what quickly became our favorite browser extension: Cloud to Butt Plus. And now that we've had a good six months to live in a world where every instance of "cloud" on the internet is replaced with the word "butt," we've amassed quite a collection of clippings. It is glorious to behold. » 2/16/15 12:15pm 2/16/15 12:15pm

Use Ratings Preview For Smarter YouTube Browsing

There's an awful lot of content out there on YouTube and sorting the wheat from the chaff can be a serious undertaking. One way of making your video browsing smarter is to install the unofficial Ratings Preview extension for Google Chrome; it rather handily shows the rating for a clip right alongside every thumbnail,… » 1/22/15 5:03pm 1/22/15 5:03pm

How to Keep Dozens of Tabs Open Without Exhausting Your Browser

Those who lived through the tabbed browsing revolution will remember just how convenient it felt to be able to open up three or four tabs in the background without losing focus from the current one. Now that kind of behavior is taken for granted, but if you queue up too many tabs to get around to later it can start to… » 7/25/14 1:02pm 7/25/14 1:02pm

Force a Little Christmas Cheer on YouTube Trolls with This Festive Censorship Browser App

YouTube comments can be an unmoderated wilderness full of ill-will and lame obscenities the likes of which, well, the likes of which you've seen in YouTube comments. Maybe you're used to it, maybe you don't dare drift that far down the page for fear of losing yourself in the inanity. YuleTube can help change that by » 12/22/12 5:00pm 12/22/12 5:00pm