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2 Firefox extensions that might make you switch browsers

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I can hardly stop gushing over Google Chrome.  It’s my favorite browser.  Back in 2013, I published my favorite Chrome extensions and I’ve been an ardent evangelist for years. But

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Vivaldi is the newest browser on the block, but is it worth it?

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I love classical music. My first preference is Hip-Hop, not Rap, but Hip-Hop.  There’s a distinct difference between the two.  Rap is full of invective, reminds you of sweaty clubs and smells like acrid cigars and cheap beer. Hip-Hop, on the

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Why is my name in the upper right corner of Google Chrome?

Why is your name in the upper right corner of the Google Chrome title bar?

So, the other day I popped open Google Chrome and noticed my name sitting in the upper right corner of the title Bar.  I mused to myself: Huh? That’s weird.  How did that get there? So here’s the deal: this is

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Why does Google Chrome say downloading proxy script?

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Sometimes you try everything you can to speed up Chrome but it’s still invariably slooow. So here’s the thing: the next time your browser crawls, glance in the bottom left edge of the browser.  Does it say: “Downloading Proxy Script?”  If

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3 experimental Gmail features you need right now

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Oh Gmail!  How can anyone seriously feel any antipathy against this super capable web application?  Sure it’s owned by Google but so what?  If you’re one of those people who avoids Gmail because of privacy issues then let me tell

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