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10 Tips for Browsing With Chrome on Android, iPhone, and iPad

10 Tips for Browsing With Chrome on Android, iPhone, and iPad | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Chrome is a powerful browser, whether you’re using a desktop PC, smartphone, or tablet. These tips will help you browse faster and take advantage of Chrome’s features on the go.
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How to Prevent People From Viewing Your Browser’s Saved Passwords

How to Prevent People From Viewing Your Browser’s Saved Passwords | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Have you ever saved a password in your browser — Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or another one? Then your passwords are likely viewable by anyone with access to your computer while you’re logged in.
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How to Switch to OpenDNS or Google DNS to Speed Up Web Browsing

How to Switch to OpenDNS or Google DNS to Speed Up Web Browsing | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Your local internet service provider probably doesn’t have the fastest DNS servers, and that can slow down your browsing, since your browser needs to look up the IP address of every web site you try to view.
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How to View and Disable Installed Plug-ins in Any Browser

How to View and Disable Installed Plug-ins in Any Browser | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Browser plug-ins like Flash and Java add additional features web pages can use. However, they can also slow things down when in use or add extra security holes, particularly in the case of Java.
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enable or disable plugins from any browser

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Fix slowness, crashing, error messages and other problems | Firefox Help

Fix slowness, crashing, error messages and other problems | Firefox Help | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it

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Awesome Bookmarklet Collection Ready to Select from and Add to Your Browser - How-To Geek

Awesome Bookmarklet Collection Ready to Select from and Add to Your Browser - How-To Geek | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Bookmarklets are extremely useful additions to have for your everyday browsing needs without the hassle (or slowdown effect) of extensions. With that in mind tech blog Guiding Tech has put together a terrific collection of 21...
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Beginner: How to Clear Your Web History in Chrome, Firefox and IE9 - How-To Geek

Beginner: How to Clear Your Web History in Chrome, Firefox and IE9 - How-To Geek | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
We all have had a time when we have done some private browsing, maybe for someone’s birthday present, on the internet without going into “private” mode. Here’s the beginner’s guide to clearing your web history in any of the major browsers.
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How to See Which Browser Extensions Are Slowing Down Your Browser

How to See Which Browser Extensions Are Slowing Down Your Browser | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Browser extensions are useful, but they can increase your browser’s memory consumption, make it take longer to open, and slow it down in general. But how do you measure the impact a browser extension has on your system?
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Clear Console for Firefox: One Button To Delete All Browsing Data

Clear Console for Firefox: One Button To Delete All Browsing Data | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Clear Console is a Firefox extension for those concerned about privacy who haven’t discovered private browsing mode yet or developers who constantly find themselves clearing their cache, cookies and other stored data.
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firefox - clear browsing data easily

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How You Can Be Infected via Your Browser and How to Protect Yourself

How You Can Be Infected via Your Browser and How to Protect Yourself | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
In a perfect world, there would be no way for your computer to be infected via your browser. Browsers are supposed to run web pages in an untrusted sandbox, isolating them from the rest of your computer.

 

 
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How to Troubleshoot Google Chrome Crashes - How-To Geek

How to Troubleshoot Google Chrome Crashes - How-To Geek | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
If you are regularly seeing the “Whoa! Google Chrome has crashed” message, there is likely a problem on your system. An occasional crash can happen, but regular crashes are probably caused by something you can fix.
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Browse Like Bond: Use Any Computer Without Leaving a Trace with Tails

Browse Like Bond: Use Any Computer Without Leaving a Trace with Tails | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
If James Bond logs on to a computer, he doesn't want to leave a bunch of files, cookies, or his IP address out there for someone to find. It might seem extreme, but sometimes it's a good idea to take the same precautions yourself.
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Control How Links Open & Tabs Behave With Tab Utilities [Firefox]

Control How Links Open & Tabs Behave With Tab Utilities [Firefox] | Techy Stuff | Scoop.it
Tab Utilities is a Firefox add-on that helps you to control the behavior of different links from different locations to the smallest detail.
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