The developer of the Firefox-based Waterfox web browser revealed today on Reddit how he plans to to deal with the changes Mozilla makes to Firefox. When Mozilla announced the deprecation of the legacy Firefox add-on system, and the focus on WebExtensions, it was clear that any browser based on Firefox needed to come up with […]
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SeaMonkey and Thunderbird developers may join forces to ensure continued development after Mozilla cuts the ties to the projects (Firefox Exit, FirExit) Mozilla announced back in December 2015 that it wants to cut the tie to Thunderbird completely. Mozilla's core reason for doing so at the time was that Firefox developers were held back because […]
Toady, the lead developer of Cyberfox proclaimed the death of the web browser in an article entitled Cyberfox and its future direction. Cyberfox is a Firefox-based browser that is available as processor-specific builds, in classic and Australis styles. It ships with additional features built-in to the browser, but is compatible mostly with Firefox. Cyberfox, and […]
Dmoz, one of the longest standing, human curated, directories on the Internet will be shut down for good on March 14, 2017. Directories played a huge part in the early days of the Internet, especially if they were curated by companies or volunteers. There were several reasons for that. First, because search engines were not […]
Vivaldi 1.8 will ship with a new browsing history design that is easier to use and offers additional information that users may find useful. Browsing history pages are boring in most browsers. They offer a chronological listing of pages visited in the browser, and a search / filter option. Most list the visited sites as […]
Hackr.io is an online search engine designed specifically to find online coding courses and tutorials in virtually any programming language that exists. While you can use any search engine out there to find plenty of programming courses and tutorials, or use YouTube or other video hosting sites for that, a great list of courses and […]
Audiosear.ch is a free online service that enables you to run full text searches on podcasts and radio shows the service has indexed. There are thousands of podcasts out there, and some have produced hundreds of episodes. The majority of podcasts and radio shows don't offer transcripts, so that you are left with titles and […]
One of the VPN providers that I use on a regular basis is NordVPN. Is is popular provider that is offering an excellent service for a reasonable price if you pay annually. While there are certainly cheaper providers out there, I found NordVPN to be one of the best choices when it comes to VPN […]
The following guide explains in simple terms how to remove any element on any web page permanently using the browser extension uBlock Origin. Ublock Origin is a content blocker that works really well out of the box. It supports lists that you can subscribe to, to improve the blocking of certain types of annoyances on […]
Vivaldi Technologies AS released the first development version of Vivaldi 1.8 on Tuesday featuring better audio management and drag & drop note taking support. The Norwegian company released Vivaldi 1.7 last week, and has been busy since fixing bugs and adding new features to the next upcoming version of the web browser. If you are […]
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 […]
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. […]