Bye Rupert Chrome Extension Blocks All News Corp Australia Sites

Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch hasn’t made himself any new friends with his heartless, self-promoting and inaccurate tweet following the fatal Sydney siege. If you’d prefer not to fill his coffers further, Bye Rupert is a Chrome extension which automatically blocks all News Corp web sites.

Category Tabs For Google Keep Makes Organising Your Notes Easy

Chrome: We love Google Keep, an Category Tabs for Google Keep adds colour-coded categories to make it even more useful. Just install the Chrome extension, and organising your Keep notes will be easier than ever.

Profile Swapper Makes Logging Onto Different Web Accounts Easy

Chrome: If you have multiple accounts for the same website, chances are there’s a lot of logging out just to log back in. Install Profile Swapper to make the switch easier.

Enable The New Hidden 'Reader' Mode In Chrome For Android

Android: Some web sites aren’t easy to read, especially on mobile devices. Chrome for Android now has a hidden “reader” mode that will strip the page of annoying formatting so you can get to the good stuff. Expands Short Links So You Can See Where You're Clicking

Web/Chrome: Misdirection via URL shortener may not be as common as it once was, but you still find people posting, or links in comment threads and on social networks claiming it’s one thing when it’s really another — or, worse, malware. gives you a tool to see where you’re really going before you click.

Chrome's Nasty GPU Memory Leak, And How To Replicate It

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Chrome’s signed distance field setting for fonts and how it seemed to be the cause of a memory blowout in the browser’s GPU process. Unfortunately, the issue was not related to the SDF feature and in fact is a known bug that was introduce a few versions ago.

Deluminate Dims Or Inverts Web Pages To Protect Your Eyes

Chrome: Many websites are almost blindingly bright, with glaringly white backgrounds that could cause eyestrain. Deluminate is an extension that lets you dim or invert the luminance of pages in your browser so they’re easier to read.

Chrome Gets A Faster, More Stable 64-Bit Build For OS X

Mac: Chrome has finally been optimised for 64-bit Macs in version 39, which comes with lots of stability, performance and security improvements.

GIF Blocker Prevents GIFs From Loading Until Requested

Chrome: GIFs are a flexible format for conveying short, silent videos. However, they’re not very efficient and can be slow to load. A page full of them can become unbearable on slower systems. GIF blocker solves that by turning GIFs into on-demand content.

Discover Your Writing Process With Draftback

Chrome: It can be difficult to decipher our own writing processes. Draftback uses Google Docs’ revision history and tracks each keystroke of your document, even ones you made before it was installed.