Quite some days back, Google introduced encrypted Google searches. The concept of encryption comes into play when Internet services use secure socket layers, better known as SSL connections to encrypt the information that travels between your computer and their service. An encrypted service is recognized by a web address that starts with “https” and this […]
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We’ve previously covered Greasemonkey, an unbelievably useful Firefox extension that allows you to run user-created scripts that enhance what Firefox can do. Now, these scripts are no longer confined to Firefox. Chrome, Opera, and Safari also have support for user scripts, although sometimes with limitations. These scripts provide a huge range of capabilities, like revising […]
If you are into eye-candy and are always looking for ways to impress your non-geek friends with 3D graphical effects, here is another one to add to your collection. FoxTab is a Firefox extension that transforms Firefox into a 3D browser with Compiz-like graphical effects. The good thing about FoxTab is that it is cross […]
The Firefox address bar can be put to good use and you can tweak it according to your needs. You can hide the search suggestions, interchange the position of Firefox awesome bar and the address bar and do a lot of creative things from the address bar itself. Here is a list of 5 simple […]
As we all know, the Google Chrome is famous for its minimalist approach to laying out the interface. There is no menubar and statusbar and the tabs are located out of the window rather than inside the window. One of the important component that it has successfully discarded is the search bar. Instead, there is […]
Anyone surfing the Web these days can tell you they are hard pressed to find a site that doesn’t have or isn’t linking to video. Many of the videos embedded on sites are hosted on Youtube or a similar site. Most of these sites do not offer many options to share the actual video. Sure […]
If you are a frequent torrent user, you will come across magnet link. Magnet link has been around for quite some time, but it is only recently when the Pirate Bay confirmed that it would switch to DHT, PEX and magnet links that makes people start to wonder what magnet link is all about. You […]
KDE’s default web browser is Konqueror, and many users love it for its speed, integration with KDE, and its host of features. Nevertheless, some sites do not perform as well as they do in Mozilla Firefox, and some users prefer the large number of available Firefox add-ons. Furthermore, users who move from Windows to Linux […]
Out of the total time you spent online, how much time did you spent in searching and social networking site? A lot, I would say. In fact, I won’t be surprised if that take up the bulk of your Internet time, at least it is for me. Being a blogger, most part of my time […]
When you are writing for a website of any kind, the overall goal is to get traffic. If you don’t get traffic to your site, then it isn’t really worth your efforts. SEO or Search Engine Optimization is something you need to consider if you rely on “organic” search engine traffic to feed your site. […]
User profiles are a set of information for a browser that includes bookmarks, addons, passwords, browsing cache, general settings etc. This user profiles let you use different instances of the browser from a single installation. This post will help you create multiple user profile for two mostly used browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Like most everything Google does, they give you the core product and let other people create the tools to use it; Google Wave is no exception. If you would like to read more about Google Wave, Joshua did an outstanding job in a couple earlier posts. Read them here and here. Below are the most […]
If you have a web site or blog, you probably rely on web analytics to understand about your visitors. It provides a way for you to know 1. How they found your site 2. The items on your site they find interesting and 3. Location information about your visitors. The best known and most widely […]
Update: This extension is no longer available. Having a visual view of something is usually helpful to many people. It’s one of the reasons that charts, graphs, and mind maps are widely used as an aid to represent data that would just be numbers or text. Browsers (e.g. Chrome, Safari, and Opera) have started to […]
How would you like to be able to customize the layout of the Google homepage? How about add better video controls and a download button to YouTube? Or set a profanity filter that works across all websites? Maybe remove all the “What type of leafy vegetable are you?” quizzes from Facebook? These are very few […]
Not too long ago I started looking around for an easy way to post to some of the blogs I write for. The first thing that came to mind, since I was already using it to write, was to use the publish option in Google Docs to post. If you use the free hosting sites […]
Like many of you, I use a LOT of different computers. Some at home, some at work, some in between. Many of these computers have more than one operating system installed, and those operating systems may have more than one browser. All this leaves a LOT of places you may have saved your bookmarks. What’s […]
If you keep up on tech news, you’ve doubtlessly seen all the hype surrounding Wolfram|Alpha, the new not-exactly-search-engine that’s making big waves in the web search industry. Your traditional search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc all work on the same basic principle: finding web pages based on keywords. Wolfram|Alpha isn’t about bringing web pages […]
If you travel to foreign countries, Firefox has the annoying habit of returning search results in a language based on the nationality of the service provider. Before I did this trick, when I was at home in France I’d default to Google.fr, but at work in Switzerland it would default to Google.ch. Follow these instructions to always force Google.com in English.
A feature of Firefox that often gets overlooked is the keyword system. Firefox can be set up to accept keywords to do things like open a favorite page or search a particular website. Today we’ll try out some of the things you can do with keywords.