Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on released by Mozilla that can be used to view not only the sites you’ve been visiting (the sites you knowingly give your info to), but also 3rd party pages that are using some of your information for ads or other purposes (the sites you unknowingly give your info to). Sometimes websites use your information to deliver advertisements – these are normally accepted with a partial smile by most of us because the ads are relevant and sometimes serve us well. However, sometimes this use of our browsing history or other personal data is frowned upon and seen as misuse or theft. See what websites are tracking you to by running the Lightbeam add-on and viewing the 3rd party sites in a visual array of website icons. There are a few toggles and info windows that will be of use, so read on to find out how to use these features.
If you use a screen - a computer, TV, tablet or smartphone - more than 2 hours of a day, chances are you've felt the symptoms of computer eye strain, also known as digital eye strain, an increasingly common condition. Dry itchy eyes, blurred vision, headaches and difficulty refocusing are some of the tell-tale symptoms. While for most people these symptoms go away after a good night's sleep, long-term eye strain can cause permanent damage to your eyes. However, its not too tough to counteract all these negative symptoms. From incorporating eye healthy habits into your day to gadgets that can help, our guide will outline 8 ways to protect your eyes in our ever-growing screen-centric world.
Have you ever entered data in an online form but then accidentally lost it all in the blink of an eye? Maybe you are writing an email or a blog post and hit the back or refresh button accidentally? Or you spent an hour filling out a job application only to have your power go out, losing everything. Forget retyping everything back out by installing Lazarus. It just takes one click to resurrect the data and put you back on track. Lazarus can restore all your data in an instant, instead of typing it all this all over again. Lazarus is available for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox as an extension. Install it to immediately begin monitoring all web form fields. Then at any time, just open Lazarus to restore old data you’ve entered in. Read on to know how Lazarus works.
Just because your Firefox browser is running slow doesn’t mean you need to upgrade your RAM or give up on Firefox completely. If you love using addons and extensions, chances are you may have added one too many and one of them, or a few, are the culprits behind your bogged down speed. Instead of uninstalling each extension one-by-one to see if it improves your browser’s performance, if you have Firefox 24 , there’s now a built-in method that lets you see exactly how much memory each addon and extension is using. Never again will you have to wonder. Our
With every new favorite that’s added to a browser, the odds of one changing or becoming inactive continually increases. To prevent clutter of these useless URLs, it’s important to sometimes sweep the list of favorites for ones that are broken, and therefore of no use. Manually checking every link is out of the question when you have over 100 favorites. Fortunately, AM-DeadLink is a program that can scan four browsers’ favorites for URLs that redirect to a page different than the stated link as well as identify the ones that land on an error page. You can also scan for
A bad extension is never a pleasant experience. It can do very unsavory things to your computer such as snoop on your browsing or steal your credit card number and passwords. Same can be said for a malicious app on your mobile device. Before downloading any extension or app, whether you use Firefox, Chrome or Android – it has become a must nowadays to check for red flags. These red flags are pretty easy to spot too. From taking a look at the developer to reading user-reviews, knowing what to look for and avoiding the hassle of a malicious extension
The latest Firefox Aurora build rolls out a Windows 8 version of the Mozilla browser almost a year after the OS hit the market. Chrome, and other browsers, have had Windows 8 versions available for months now. Firefox users who upgraded or bought a Windows 8 computer have been begging and pleading with Mozilla to release a Windows 8 version, especially since its competitors, like Chrome, have already done so. Let’s look at what the latest Firefox Aurora build has to offer Windows 8 users. What’s New in Firefox for Windows 8? The latest Firefox Aurora build was released on
Are you a concerned parent? Have no fear – every company behind all the popular browsers equally cares about keeping kids safe online. From Chrome and Firefox to Internet Explorer and Opera, the makers of these browsers have added a slew of built-in security features. These features cover it all – from the option to add site exceptions and control cookies, to safe browsing mode and blocking access to certain sites by a user. Our guide will outline how to set-up parental controls in every popular browser. See Also: 10 Extensions for Improved Parental Control in Chrome and Firefox Enable Parental
Whether you’re ordering pizza or browsing rings at your favorite jewelry store website, you never have to pay full price on an item ever again, when shopping online. The latest trend in browser-based apps is coupon extensions. They are pretty useful whether you are a coupon-clipper or someone looking for the best deal available. These coupon and low-price finder extensions take the legwork out of finding lower prices and deals, so you don’t have to put in hours of research yourself to get it. There are even apps that can help you find free shipping. For anyone too busy to
Parents may not be able to control everything their kids do all times, but when it comes to the internet – you can have more control than you think. By using sleuthy add-ons, you can block your kids from anything you deem unfit. There are several parental extensions that have been made for Chrome and Firefox. From a simple add-on that can block offensive pre-determined words using symbols to one that’ll block any site you specify, the parental controls available for browsers are better than ever. Our guide will outline the best extensions and add-ons for achieving better parental control in Chrome and
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