Cliqz, a German company owned by Burda Media and Mozilla, has acquired the popular anti-tracking tool Ghostery and the Ghostery brand. We reviewed Ghostery several times here on Ghacks Technology News, the last time in September 2016 when the company behind the product released Ghostery 7 for all supported operating systems. The company did make […]
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Amazon Chime is a new communication service by Amazon that supports video conferencing, calls, chat, and the sharing of content. The product is available for devices running Windows and Mac OS X, and for the mobile operating systems Android and iOS, and as an online version that you can use device-independent. Data is automatically synced […]
The following guide lists tweaks and suggestions on how to speed up the Vivaldi web browser to reduce lag and improve the browser's performance. Vivaldi is based on Chromium, and performance should not really be much of an issue because of this. However, the browser may feel sluggish or laggy at times, with actions like […]
Vivaldi 1.7 Stable has just been released by the makers of the web browser for the supported operating systems Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The new version of the Vivaldi browser introduces several new features and usability improvements to the browser. The big new feature of the release is native support for creating screenshots. […]
The Vivaldi web browser ships with an interesting option to block all keyboard shortcuts on the active web page. It happens that I use keyboard shortcuts accidentally in the browsers that I'm using. Hitting F12 for instance opens the Developer tools, or Ctrl-Shift-B the bookmarks manager (when I intend to hit Ctrl-Shift-V to paste without […]
The Internet Archive site never ceases to amaze me. From the excellent Wayback Machine service to view archived pages of websites, over movie and video offerings, to ebooks, images, and plenty of games for Amiga, DOS, and all sorts of other devices. Part of the site's vast collection of texts and ebooks are archived copies […]
Whisply is a free online service that enables you to transfer files in a secure way to others using the cloud storage providers Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive. You have plenty of options when it comes to the transferring of files to others. Use email, FTP, a cloud storage provider, snail mail, personal meet and […]
Vivaldi 1.7, the upcoming next version of the popular web browser, will ship with better audio muting controls that users can utilize. Most web browsers support audio muting by now. Most display audio indicators in the tab bar of the browser. Some let you control audio directly through those icons, usually to toggle the audio […]
Webrecorder is a free online service that you can use to create recordings of web browsing sessions on the site independently from your browser. You can use the service anonymously and make use of the majority of functions that it provides including downloading sessions to your system. Users who create a free account get options […]
The Wayback Machine, part of the Internet Archive, is a massive web page archive that holds more than 279 billion copies currently. This makes it an excellent option to look up pages that are no longer available at all, or have changed. You can head over to the Wayback Machine website directly to look up […]
Shopping websites like Amazon support review systems that allow customers to leave reviews for products on the site. Designed to add unique content and information to shopping sites, ratings are often also used when it comes to an item's visibility on a site. Customers who buy online may rely on reviews more than they rely […]
When you install the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, Adobe's free PDF reader, you may notice that it installs a Chrome extension along with the update. Tip: Make sure you disable the offers on the download page to install True Key by Intel Security, and McAfee Security Scan Plus, as they will […]
If there are not any last minute changes, the last days of the once-mighty Yahoo company have begun. Verizon offered $4.8 billion for the Yahoo brand name, core patents, and the bulk of the company's Internet properties, and Yahoo accepted the offer last year. The only major properties not included in the deal is the […]
One of Google Chrome's big usability issues, at least if you ask me, is that you cannot hide extension icons anymore completely in the browser. Extension icons are either shown directly in the browser's main -- and only -- toolbar, or in the menu. There is no option to hide an icon completely, even if […]