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Benchmark refutes Google's claim that content blockers slow down Chrome

Google released a first draft of the new version of Google Chrome's Extension Manifest in January 2019. The company plans to limit the webRequest API that extensions, content blockers like uBlock Origin […]

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Firefox Extensions to use different storage type in Firefox 66

Firefox 66 is the upcoming stable version of the web browser by Mozilla. The version is currently in the Beta channel and will be moved to Stable on March 19, 2019 according […]

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Integrate Nano Defender with uBlock Origin to block Anti-Adblocker

A fairly common reaction to counter the rising use of adblockers is to implement anti-adblocking scripts to get Internet users to disable the content blocker on websites that rely on advertising revenue. […]

Third Party Web: an analysis of third-party script costs

Third Party Web is an initiative to analyze the cost of third-party scripts on websites to provide Internet users and developers with actionable information. The project has four simple goals: Quantify the […]

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Microsoft changes Windows Update for Business options

Microsoft employee John Wilcox revealed yesterday that Microsoft will remove the Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) option from Windows Update from Windows 10 version 1903 forward. Business customers have two options right now to […]

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SmartAdblock updated: memory optimizations and custom filter support

The developers of the free cross-browser adblocker SmartAdblock have released an updated version of the extension that introduces a number of improvements and optimizations. We looked at the initial release version of […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete Full Stack Web Development Master Class Bundle (95% off)

The Complete Full Stack Web Development Master Class Bundle is a big bundle of eLearning courses that teach you full stack development skills. The courses cover a wide range of skills, e.g. […]

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Opera reveals R3 design changes in latest Opera Developer browser

Opera Software released a new version of the Opera Developer web browser that incorporates some of the upcoming Opera R3, or Reborn 3, changes. The company put up a teaser on a […]

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Block certain recommended videos on YouTube permanently

YouTube Recommended Blocker is a new browser extension for the Google Chrome web browser to block video recommendations on YouTube. YouTube's recommendation algorithm uses the viewing history and other data to suggest […]

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Monitor webpage changes with Distill Web Monitor

Distill Web Monitor is a free browser extension for the Google Chrome and Firefox web browsers that you may use to monitor webpages for changes. Internet users have some options when it […]

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Surprise (not): Extensions may impact a browser's performance

Most web browsers nowadays support extensions that add, change, or remove certain functionality from the browser itself or websites. Extensions may be installed to block advertisement or tracking, add functionality to websites, […]

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Here is what is new in Firefox 65.0.1

Mozilla released Firefox 65.0.1 to the browser's stable channel yesterday. The new release is a bug fix and security release and as such a recommended update for all stable users. It is […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2019 overview

Microsoft has just released security updates and other updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other company products. The updates are available through automatic updating systems, update distribution systems, and also manual download. […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2019 Microsoft Excel Bootcamp Bundle (97% off)

Microsoft Excel is an important program in many work and home environments. The 2019 microsoft Excel Bootcamp Bundle teaches you important Excel skills. It is designed for all users; it includes an […]

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Google publishes official Chrome themes collection

Google published a new themes collection for the company's Google Chrome web browser recently that come directly from the Chrome team. Google Chrome's theming capabilities were limited right from the start. While […]

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Counterpoint: Why I’m keeping my subscription services

Recently my colleague, Martin Brinkmann, wrote why he was getting rid of streaming services. That’s fine, he’s entitled to do what he wants, and if he doesn’t watch them, then, by all […]

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Google finally making Gmail's right-click menu more useful

Google announced recently that an update of Gmail's right-click menu functionality will land in February 2019. Gmail's right-click menu is not particularly useful at this point in time as it provides only […]

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Firefox 67: password manager improvements

Mozilla plans to launch several password manager and password related enhancements in the upcoming Firefox 67 Stable release. The features, which are already implemented in Firefox Nightly, the cutting edge development version […]