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Google Finally Lets You Mute Autoplay Videos In Chrome—Here’s How Google Finally Lets You Mute Autoplay Videos In Chrome—Here’s How

For several months, Google has teased some updates for Chrome that aim to make surfing the web slightly less annoying. And on Thursday, Chrome developers announced that you can now update your browser and choose to mute those annoying autoplay videos on websites. The update, Chrome 64 beta, also prevents malicious…

8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof 8 Extensions That Should Make Your Browser a Little More Hacker-Proof

The web can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a pretty dangerous place to venture out into—with phishing sites, drive-by downloads and other nasties lurking around every corner. If you’re browsing on Firefox or Chrome you should give your browser some extra muscle for keeping you safe online by installing one or more of…

How to Protect Your PC From Trolls, Hackers and Other Obnoxious Security Threats How to Protect Your PC From Trolls, Hackers and Other Obnoxious Security Threats

It’s a scary fact of digital life that there are a lot of ways your PC can be exposed. Maybe you’ve been hacked by a state agent, or cracked by weird Nazi trolls. Fortunately you’re not powerless, and there are lots of ways to fight back. You don’t need to be a hacker, cracker, or computer savant to protect your…

5 Reasons to Give Microsoft's New Browser Another Chance 5 Reasons to Give Microsoft's New Browser Another Chance

You may be so well used to Chrome or Firefox that Microsoft’s new browser Edge may not be on your radar. It probably should be though, because it was built for Windows 10 and includes a bunch of great new tricks that other browsers don’t have. No matter what your experiences with the old Internet Explorer was like,…

How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You  How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You 

The second you log onto the internet, you start leaving a trace that’s more telling than you think. Browsers can not only identify where you are in the world, but they collect a ton of other data too, such as where your mouse is hovering and when you launch a private browser window. Here’s a way to find out exactly…

How to Mute Specific Sites in Your Browser How to Mute Specific Sites in Your Browser

Having to close a tab with audio blaring from an auto-play ad is one of the web’s greatest annoyances, but at the same time, most of us want to hear videos coming from YouTube or Netflix. How do you mute one without the other? Fortunately, there are a couple of easy solutions available.

4 Easy Tricks to Make Google Chrome Run Faster 4 Easy Tricks to Make Google Chrome Run Faster

Google Chrome is an essential tool for many of us, but it’s by no means perfect. A slowdown in performance is one of the criticisms often leveled against the browser. If you want to quickly improve the speed of Chrome and the sites you’re visiting without delving too deep into its inner workings, you should find this…

9 Secret Google Search Tricks 9 Secret Google Search Tricks

Google is your portal to everything out there on the World Wide Web...but also your portal to more and more of your personal stuff, from the location of your phone to the location of your Amazon delivery. If you’re signed into the Google search page, and you use other Google services, here are nine search tricks worth…

5 Reasons to Use Facebook Messenger for Web Browsers 5 Reasons to Use Facebook Messenger for Web Browsers

Last year, Facebook set up a dedicated web portal for Messenger to match its app for mobile devices. If you haven’t yet put it to good use in your browser, here are a few reasons to give it a try. Messenger for web browsers includes a number of useful features you don’t get through the main Facebook site, and cuts out…

How to Search the Deep Web Safely How to Search the Deep Web Safely

The deep web and its inner recess, the dark web—those less well-trodden parts of the internet beyond the reach of Google and Bing—are not for the faint-hearted or untrained. With the right tools, however, there’s little to fear and plenty to discover. Here’s how you can start exploring the deep web without having to…

5 Reasons to Use to Vivaldi Instead of Chrome or Firefox 5 Reasons to Use to Vivaldi Instead of Chrome or Firefox

At this stage, it feels like the browser wars have been fought and won. Most of you probably use Chrome or Firefox, and a sad few of you may even use Internet Explorer. But there’s a new browser in town, and it actually has some features worth sitting up and take notice of.

How to Make the Most of Gmail's Hidden Labels How to Make the Most of Gmail's Hidden Labels

Gmail is all about labels and search, not folders—and alongside the custom labels you can name and color yourself, there are several hidden ones built into Gmail to help keep your messages organized and prioritized. Here are the ones you need to know about, and how you can use them.

How to Disguise Fun Websites at Work How to Disguise Fun Websites at Work

The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you.…

14 Netflix Hacks to Help You Binge Like a Pro 14 Netflix Hacks to Help You Binge Like a Pro

Netflix had some 75 million paying subscribers around the world—but how many of those people are getting the most out of their subscription? You can supercharge your viewing experience with these browser extensions and online apps that will take your Netflix game to a whole new level.

This Simple Plugin Will Stop Websites from Tracking You This Simple Plugin Will Stop Websites from Tracking You

Everywhere you go on the web, publishers and marketing agencies are trying to keep tabs on what your activity—primarily to fire targeted advertising in your direction. The Privacy Badger extension is a simple, effective way of taking control over the data you give away in your daily journeys across the internet.

How to Figure Out What's Wrong With Your Internet Connection How to Figure Out What's Wrong With Your Internet Connection

It’s a heart-wrenching moment when your web browser reports that it’s no longer connected to the internet. But there’s no reason to panic: We’ve distilled the troubleshooting process into five easy steps. Keep this list close by in case your internet suddenly breaks (or pass it on to friends and family the next time…

A Chinese Consortium Plans to Buy Opera—for $1.2 Billion A Chinese Consortium Plans to Buy Opera—for $1.2 Billion

How much would you pay for an unpopular browser? If you were a group of Chinese companies you’d probably think somewhere in the region of, oooh, $1.2 billion ought to do it.

Search Is Crashing Safari on iOS and OS X (and How to Fix It) Search Is Crashing Safari on iOS and OS X (and How to Fix It)

If Safari is crashing when you search from the address bar this morning, you’re not alone. It seems the browser is facing difficulties on both iOS and OS X.

Chrome Is About to Load Web Pages Way Faster Chrome Is About to Load Web Pages Way Faster

If you like Chrome but don’t think it loads web pages fast enough, you might be in luck. Google has now readied a new compression algorithm for the browser which will squeeze web pages down by as much as 25 percent more than it does right now.

How To View Your Saved Chrome Passwords How To View Your Saved Chrome Passwords

Google Chrome comes with a decent password manager that remembers all of your online login details, if you want it to—you can call them up any time from the Settings tab in the browser. This same database of username and passwords also lives on the web, letting you to bring up a password you’ve forgotten or delete…

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