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Annotate and share the web with Marker.to, a “yellow highlighter pen for the web”

Imagine that you just read something on a webpage that you like and that you would like to highlight and keep, or even share with others. With Marker.to you could simply highlight the content on the page in bright fluorescent yellow, as you would a real marker, and get a shortened URL when you are

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Chrome Remote Desktop provides free remote screen sharing from within Chrome

Have you ever had a friend call you up and ask for help with something on their computer? Many of us have, at one point or another, struggled with the process of trying to lead a friend (or even a customer) through the steps of troubleshooting a program or other issue on their system, when

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Download files straight to Dropbox, Google Docs, and most cloud services with Cloud Save Chrome extension

More of us are increasingly opting to store our files in the cloud. This is not just to use our files on our home and our work computers, but increasingly to access our photos/videos/music and files on smartphones and tablets as well. And (let’s face it) one day most, if not all of our files

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Get these 5 great free games at the Chrome store

If you use Chrome, head out to the ‘Chrome App Store’ and get the following classic free games: (1) Angry Birds, (2) Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2, (3) Cargo Bridge, (4) Steambirds: Survival, (5) Canvas Rider There are tons of free games on the internet, of course, but if you do not want to waste time looking for them and

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Read your favorite web sites from nearly any phone with Tidyread.com

Do you love reading the latest articles on the web? Do you have a phone or other mobile device that can access the web but only in limited ways? Tidyread.com is the answer to your dilemma! Tidyread.com provides a very simple but very powerful service for free: It converts complex web pages that include flash

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Skip introductory video ad clips with AdBlock Video Firefox plugin

Everyone is familiar with the ad clips that are a mainstay of video/news services such as Hulu or NBC, that are shown before the actual programming. Typically 20 or 30 seconds in duration, these are no major nuisance in small doses; except with more and more people increasingly consuming TV programming, news and video on

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Minus: share large files and photos with this stylish cloud hosting app

If I’ve seen one file sharing web service in the past few months I’ve seen a about twenty. But this one stands out from the pack in several respects; most notably its (ad-free) stylishness and support for multiple platforms and devices. Minus is a file hosting service that will let you upload and share large

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Lazarus form recovery: never lose any text or comment typed into an online form again

Ever spent a long time typing in a review or a comment or filling out a long form on a website, only to lose your text unexpectedly when you encounter an error or accidentally move off the page?. If so, this software can help. Lazarus is a free browser extension (for Firefox, Chrome, Safari) that

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Adblock v. Adblock Plus: two Chrome extensions compared

Chrome Extensions are small programs that modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. The two most popular extensions listed in the Webstore are “AdBlock” and “Adblock Plus” – but which one of the two is the better one? This post will explore the differences between the two ad blocking extensions. [Editor’s note: this review

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Play Angry Birds for free in your (Chrome) browser

If you’d like to enjoy the unadulterated addictive fun of Angry Birds on your desktop for free (or if you simply like to destroy little green pigs), you now can. All you need to do is install Google’s Chrome browser, have (or get) a free Google or gmail account, then visit the Chrome App store,

LastPass finally available on Opera

If you don’t know LastPass, I would describe it as the ultimate free cloud-based password manager and form filler. While hitherto available as a plug-in or extension for other browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari), it has finally come to Opera with the release of the new beta of Opera 11, which (finally) introduces support

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ClipNabber: download videos from a wide range of services, on any browser (including Chrome)

I was recently doing research for a post (Twelve Must Have Extensions for Google Chrome) and was surprised that there did not seem to be any simple “download any video from any video sharing site” extensions for Chrome, similar to DownThemAll or Download Helper for Firefox. What I wanted was a plugin that can produce