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Get instant browser privacy, with HTTPs Everywhere

There is no privacy, sorry. At least not if you’re using your devices normally. But if you want some measure of protection, and want the NSA (National Security Agency) out of your personal communications as a matter of principle, then check out free browser extension HTTPs Everywhere. HTTPs Everywhere is a browser extension for Chrome

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Dragdis: a read (or watch) it later service that you should check out

Dragdis is a web-clipping tool of sorts that can save browser items (clips, bookmarks, images, and videos) and organize them in virtual folders. It is a familiar concept that we’ve seen before in many guises, and Dragdis has some formidable, well known competitors (Pocket, Instapaper, Springpad, Evernote, Kippt, and others) but it deserves a look

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How to use a custom background image on the Google Search Homepage in Chrome

A few months ago, Google removed the option to add custom images and wallpapers to the Google search homepage. If you loved this feature or if you like the idea of customizing your Google homepage, try ‘Background Image for Google Home’, a handy Chrome extension that allows you  to use custom wallpapers on the Google

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‘Status Snapper’ provides a quick way to ANONYMOUSLY share Facebook Statuses

Ever come across a Facebook status (a.k.a a post with the discussion underneath) that you wished you could share publicly on the internet, while preserving the anonymity of the people who liked it and/or left comments underneath? If so, then ‘Status Snapper’, a free Chrome extension, can provide a quick and easy way to capture

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Writer is a word processing alternative that strips away all the clutter

As a professional writer, I am always on the lookout for new tools that can make my work easier or just more interesting. Writer is one that happens to do both. If you’re the type of person that uses a word processor on a regular basis, you may occasionally long for the good old days

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Fact Check dubious claims in forwarded emails instantly, with LazyTruth

Do you get forwarded emails from friends and family that often contain half-truths, are riddled with erroneous ‘facts’ and other mythical information? What if you could weed these out instantly, but more importantly, discover the actual truth about the subjects within? If so, you will want to check out LazyTruth, a FREE software that provides

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Voice Ace surfs the web at your voice command for free (Chrome)

Do you ever wish you could talk to your computer like Star Trek and have it do what you want? While the programming and other considerations for that kind of advancement is still in the future, you can actually do an awful lot through voice recognition these days, and it’s not like it was in

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‘Listen’ to print articles and RSS feeds on-the-go as MP3 podcasts, with SoundGecko

Do you like reading articles but just don’t have the time? Would it be more convenient to LISTEN to the many articles you want to read as podcasts on your daily commute? That’s where modern technology comes in to bring us programs like SoundGecko. No, it’s not a program to insure your MP3 files, it’s

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Get notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and others in a single stream, with Chime for Chrome

We all have accounts on multiple online services like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc, all of which can send alerts and notifications. If getting a handle on all of these is getting a bit too labor intensive then check out ‘Chime’, a very handy extension for Chrome that allows users to receive notifications from multiple online

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Open all images on a page in a single tab, with Img2Tab browser extension

This comes in handy when browsing image rich websites and forums like Reddit, Pinterest, or Flickr, where instead of going to each and every image link or thumbnail and opening it individually, you could open them all at once, photoblog-style, in a single tab. Img2Tab is a FREE addon for Chrome and Firefox, and a

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How to create and share your own customized Chrome themes

Are you one of those folks that loves to customize the heck out of everything? From your custom cell phone cover to your airbrushed t-shirts and everything in between and beyond, there’s a way to customize just about anything these days. Browsers are no exception; Chrome, for instance, allows you to use any of a

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Clip and Share Specific Content From The Internet with Pluck for Chrome

If you share content on Facebook and Twitter, then we have good news for you. Imagine if instead of sharing entire web page you could simply share precisely that paragraph or photo or video or whatever you want without worrying about other elements such as ads or navigation or what-have-you. Pluck is a free Chrome