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    Using Browser Extensions – Internet Safety

    Why Use Extensions? If you are on the internet a lot, and most people are, then why not do it with the right tools available. Now that  Microsoft Edge will be introducing extensions, that means that every major browser out there has extensions that can help you in an endless number of ways. Want to […]

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    How To Use Edge Browser Extensions

    Extensions For Edge Browser The title might be a bit misleading because until the new version of MS Edge is released there are no extensions but get ready, they are on their way. While you might not have the ability yet, it is still great news that Microsoft has finally introduced the ability to add […]

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    How To Change Opera Browser Themes

    Opera Themes If you want to change the background theme in Opera, or create your own, do the following: Right-click on the Speed Dial page and choose Change theme. Here you have some choices. Default themes, My theme, Get more themes, Go to start page. Default themes are the ones built into the browser. Get […]

  • Top 5 Kid-Safe Internet Options for 2016

    Do you worry about your kids searching on Google or other search engines and what they might find? You know when you type in an innocent phrase and the search comes up with something that is not even rated appropriate for an adult? This can be very scary for any parent when you have young kids in […]

  • How to Speed Up Chrome with OneTab

    Chrome, A Memory Hog? If you have ever wondered why your Chrome browser can be such a memory hog, try looking at it in Resource Monitor. To access Resource Monitor: press Ctrl + Shift + ESC to open Task Manager. Now select the Performance tab and then click on Open Resource Monitor shown on the […]

  • How To Use TOR to Surf Anonymously

    What is TOR? Tor is a free software browser that is designed to defend against traffic analysis. Traffic analysis is a fancy way of saying that there are individuals and organizations who monitor your internet traffic and use that information in many ways. By knowing where the traffic originates and where it ends up, others […]

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    The End of Adobe Flash Player

    Gone in a Flash! From it’s humble beginnings as an animation tool, Flash has come a long way. Flash made the internet come alive with movement, from whimsical banner ads to your favorite YouTube video. Flash was ubiquitous in the world of computers. In 2005, it became the most widely distributed media format, overtaking Java, […]

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    Fix News Feed Not Displaying in Edge

    I stumbled upon this issue quite by accident. My old mate brings round his desktop tower because none of his three browsers will open – Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Edge. I set the tower up on my workbench, connect to monitor and peripherals, and when the Windows 10 log-on screen appears I ask him to […]

  • Firefox 43 Automatically Disables Unsigned Add-ons

    Starting with the recent release of version 43, Mozilla is no longer allowing “unsigned” add-ons to run in Firefox and is automatically disabling any such add-ons during the update process. Unsigned add-ons are all browser extensions that have not been submitted to Mozilla for signing, including add-ons integrated into 3rd party software and extensions that […]

  • Chrome & Firefox’s Market Shares Zooming, But in Opposite Directions

    With the latest browser market share statistics now available, it is becoming apparent that the infamous ‘browser war’ is all but over. Market share as at the end of October shows Chrome achieving a new milestone, breaching 30% for the first time, while Firefox’s market share creeps ever closer toward a disastrous single digit: Comparing […]

  • Firefox set to Combat Intrusive Advertising

    With the latest Firefox build (42), due for release on 3rd November, Mozilla is taking a significant step in the battle against intrusive advertisers by adding a Tracking Protection option to its Private Browsing mode. For years Mozilla has tried to get the advertising industry onside with a similar technology known as ‘Do Not Track’ […]