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How To Get The Old Hangouts Chrome Extension Back

Google recently changed the interface of the Hangouts extension for Chrome that makes it look a little more like its Android and iOS equivalents. It’s a nice update for some people, but others preferred the older style of floating windows. Here’s how to get the old interface back.

TimeYourWeb Tracks And Analyses How Long You Spend On Every Website

Chrome: There are many time-tracking applications out there, but TimeYourWeb might be one of the simplest we’ve ever seen. It’s a free Chrome extension with no login required, and it comes with some of the handiest charts around.

AccessURL Allows You To Share Your Online Accounts And Still Keep Your Password Safe

Chrome: Maybe you’re working with someone who needs access to your accounts, or maybe you just want to share your Netflix with someone. Whatever the reason, if you want to share your online accounts without giving out your password, AccessURL allows you to do just that.

Focus Blocks Distracting Websites For 25 Minutes, Gives You A To-Do List Instead

Chrome: There are a ton of apps to block distractions online, but most of them only do that one thing. The Chrome extension Focus goes one step beyond, giving you a to-do list and a schedule to get things done as well.

Silent Site Sound Blocker Only Lets Whitelisted Tabs Play Audio

Chrome: We’ve all been there — you open a site in a new tab, and it starts playing audio in the background. Or worse, you open it in the foreground and it starts a video in some random corner of the page while you read an article. Silent Site Sound Blocker puts an end to that nonsense for good.

Ungoogled Chromium Strips Away The Privacy-Invading Features From Chrome

Chrome’s a great browser, but there’s no denying that Google’s got eyes deep inside it to track all kinds of stuff. Ungoogled Chromium is a special build that strips as much of that stuff away as possible.

Signal, The Encrypted Chat App, Is Now Available On The Desktop

Chrome: Signal, the encrypted chat app built by Open Whisper Systems and approved by the likes of Edward Snowden, is now available as a desktop app through Chrome.

Activate This Chrome Flag To See Just How Non-Secure The Web Today Is

By the end of 2017, it’s almost a certainty that the Google-developed Chrome browser will flag all non-HTTPS sites as “non-secure”. Currently, only HTTPS sites lacking certificates (or out-of-date or incorrectly configured ones) earn the red triangle of doom. But what if Google flicked the switch now? What would the web look like?

Chrome Beta 54 Now Lets You Play Video In The Background On Android

Android: Unless you use YouTube Red, playing videos in the background on Android is probably pretty rare. That’s changing in the new Chrome Beta, which allows you to play videos from web pages in the background. Yes, even YouTube.

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