[Chrome] Play animated GIFs faster, watch them backwards, or break them into individal frames with GIF Scrubber
If you are like me, you like watching GIF animations on your computer. Maybe you have special sites you go to, or maybe you just stumble across them. Either way, GIFs are all over the internet. The only thing is, I wish I had more control over the GIFs. What [...]Read More »
How many dotTechies use Internet Explorer? If you are an Internet Explorer user, then you probably want to click away because you may not appreciate the humor. If you are not an Internet Explorer user, however, then you will probably have a good laugh at the following comic. Check it [...]Read More »
In today’s world, there are dozens upon dozens of web browsers out there, especially if you factor in browser apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. When looking at just desktop browsers, most of these dozens tend to be forks of the five major ones — Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, [...]Read More »
Firefox and Apple have blocked Java while U.S. Homeland Security recommends everyone disable it, because of vulnerabilities
Late last year Java was hit with multiple vulnerabilities one after another. Earlier this week another Java exploit was discovered, one that is being actively exploited on the internet by criminals. Due to Java’s seemingly endless security issues, and the fact that the latest exploit is being “massively exploited in [...]Read More »
As you already know, Windows 8 provides two version of Internet Explorer (IE) 10 in order to satisfy traditional and touch-screen users. So that, IE 10 in Modern UI has some features, which lacks from IE desktop version, to help users easier navigate and view webpage on their mobile device. [...]Read More »
It looks like the bad news for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer just keeps piling on, with every other day seemingly bringing news about a new security problem for the browser.
This time, however, users of the most recent versions — namely Internet Explorer 9 and 10, can rest easy. A new [...]Read More »
If there’s one thing that Microsoft doesn’t need, it’s more bad publicity for Internet Explorer. The company’s browser has often been criticized to be slow and simply downright inferior compared to other offerings right now. Unfortunately for them, it looks like more bad news is on the way.
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The latest build of Chromium, the open source version of Google’s popular Chrome browser, has been updated with a very intriguing new addition to its code. According to developer François Beaufort, a skeleton framework for showing Google Now cards is present in the latest Chormium code. This means Google Now [...]Read More »
Microsoft admits Internet Explorer sucked but claims “it’s good now”, with new ‘Browser You Loved to Hate’ website
Microsoft has taken a lot of heat for Internet Explorer over the years, and rightly so; compared to other browsers, Internet Explorer is less stables, less open, and a pain to use. Think Microsoft doesn’t know how you feel about Internet Explorer? Wrong. Microsoft knows — and is playing up [...]Read More »
Firefox 17 is out and it comes with one new big feature: Facebook Messenger. Yes, you read it right — Facebook Messenger is now integrated as a native application in Firefox… no add-on required to use it! However, it can be a bit confusing as to how to turn on [...]Read More »
Firefox 17 is out, brings new security feature to protect against outdated add-ons and Facebook integration
Mozilla continues to chug along the Firefox road with the release of Firefox 17. (Now I’m so used to writing this same line every few weeks, I cannot even think of something clever to say.)
As is typical of Firefox releases, most of the major changes/modifications are under-the-hood changes and [...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to always open mouse-optimized Internet Explorer when on computer or touch-optimized Internet Explorer when on tablet or touch-enabled PC
Windows 8 is, in a general sense, a hybrid system that caters to touch-enabled tablets and PCs, and traditional mouse and keyboard computers. As such, Windows 8 has two parts — Modern UI (e.g. the Start screen) and the traditional desktop. As such, Internet Explorer 10 also has two versions. [...]Read More »
Windows 8 comes with Internet Explorer 10. Now Windows 7 users can also enjoy a taste of Internet Explorer’s latest upgrade, Internet Explorer 10 — Microsoft has just released Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 is, for the [...]Read More »
Do Not Track is a semi-new feature in the digital world that allows users to tell advertisers to not track their online activity for the purposes of serving targeted/personalized ads. To use Do Not Track, it must be built into your internet browser and, thankfully, all four major browsers now [...]Read More »
So you have enabled Do Not Track in your browser, but you want to confirm that it has actually been enabled. How do you find out? Easy — you read the following handy dandy guide that shows you how to check if Do Not Track is enabled in your browser [...]Read More »
Firefox is going to start forcing HTTPS usage for sensitive websites, to thwart man-in-the-middle attacks
After reading the title of this article, you must be thinking “sounds like what HTTPS Everywhere does”. No, not exactly.
You see there are some websites out there that use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), a protocol that forces browsers to default to HTTPS when connecting to the website in [...]Read More »
Microsoft has made waves in the online world by declaring that “Do Not Track”, a new option introduced in browsers that tells websites and ad agencies to not track online user behavior, is enabled by default in Internet Explorer 10. As expected, many organizations came out against this move by [...]Read More »
Last year the developer of Adblock Plus introduced the concept of “acceptable ads” on Firefox. In a nutshell, “acceptable ads” are ads that Adblock Plus does not block; ads that the developer of Adblock Plus has specifically vetted to ensure they are:
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- Static advertisements only (no animations, sounds or similar)
Reports are emerging of an extension by the name of “Settings Protector” is installing itself in Google Chrome for some users. It isn’t entirely clear where this extension comes from, how it is being installed, what it does, or if it is Windows-only or affects other platforms too. However, because [...]Read More »
[Chrome, Firefox] Privacyfix allows you to control how Google, Facebook, and other websites track you
A decade ago the internet was just a tiny little speck and online privacy was not a huge issue. Your information was only in a few places and back then we were more careful with what we did. Plus the notion of online privacy wasn’t really popular. Now our information [...]Read More »
Remember that Firefox 16 vulnerability I posted about yesterday? Yeah, well, it has been fixed with the release of Firefox 16.0.1 — it is safe to upgrade now.
If you are curious as to what changes Firefox 16 brings over Firefox 15, there isn’t much for the end user; most [...]Read More »
Update: Firefox 16.0.1 is out now. See this article for more information.
As I was trolling the web to find interesting tidbits to share with dotTechies, I learned that Firefox 16 has been released. I set the story aside for publication later in the day. Once later in the day [...]Read More »
Last year dotTech reviewed an add-on called HTTPS Everywhere developed by the folks at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tor Project. For those that aren’t familiar with it, HTTPS Everywhere forces the use of HTTPS (instead of HTTP) on websites, when available.
The kicker is HTTPS Everywhere needs to [...]Read More »
Let us say that you want to take down a quick note or write down all of your notes for a class all in one place. Quick Note lets you take notes quickly and efficiently so that you can view those notes in any Chrome browser that you are signed [...]Read More »
Sometimes websites have YouTube videos embedded, allowing you to watch the video(s) without having to go to YouTube’s website. However, what happens when you are simply given a link to a YouTube video, such as in an e-mail or on a website that doesn’t embed? In situations like these, yo [...]Read More »
In today’s bigger and faster world, we don’t want a website to load slow. YSlow will tell you if a website is slow and why. This addon is mostly directed to webmasters and hosts rather than the average Joe but it may still be fun to use if you are [...]Read More »
If you are a normal internet user, than you have a lot of passwords. QuickPasswords is a password manager that helps you remember and use all your passwords.
What is it and what does it do
QuickPasswords is an addon that builds upon Firefox’s default password manager by [...]Read More »
Most people these days use email to communicate with a lot of people, which results in a regular stream of new e-mails. With Google Mail Checker you find out how many news emails you have by just looking at the top right corner of your browser window.[...]
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If you look at lots of articles on the web, often you don’t want to see content outside the article like the tabs, other articles, and what not. If you are this type of person, then Evernote Clearly is for you.
What is it and what does it do
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If you are on a touchscreen device, or don’t like your physical keyboard on a non-touch machine, then having an onscreen keyboard is a good idea. Virtual Keyboard by Google gives you that ability in Chrome or Opera with very little fuss.[...]
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If you use a lot of Google products then Google Shortcuts is for you. It lets you quickly get to all of your favorite Google sites.
What is it and what does it do
Google Shortcuts provides a toolbar or drop-down menu (you pick) that lets you quickly [...]Read More »
If you don’t like all of those annoying YouTube annotations that most YouTube producers love to add do their videos, then YouTube Hide Annotations is for you.
What is it and what does it do
This add-on lets you remove those pesky annotations without hassle.
- Gets rid
Firefox OS is Mozilla’s attempt at an HTML5-powered mobile operating system. There are already ways to test Firefox OS on your desktop but all those ways are extremely complicated to setup. So a Mozilla developer put together r2d2b2g, a Firefox add-on that allows users to easily test Firefox OS [...]Read More »
If you are anything like me, you don’t have a satellite or cable TV service; you most likely get your entertainment from sites like YouTube. If you are in this category, or if you like to watch lots of YouTube videos, then YouTube Enhancer Plus is for you.[...]
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