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Ask LH: Should I Care About Microsoft Edge?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m curious about Microsoft’s new browser for Windows 10 which I’ve yet to upgrade to. What’s new? Should I bother using it instead of Chrome or Firefox? Or is it just Internet Explorer with a new paint job?


Add-On Developers: What You Need To Know About Firefox's Upcoming Changes

Building extensible software is a tricky business. On one hand, you want your platform to be as customisable as possible, while on the other you want the flexibility to update APIs to make them faster, more secure and feature-rich. These aims aren’t always compatible, as we’re now discovering with Mozilla and the fundamental changes it’s making to Firefox’s add-on infrastructure.


Mozilla Is Adding More Privacy To Firefox's Private Browsing

Firefox could get an injection of super extra privacy should tests of an enhanced Private Browsing mode prove successful. Currently incorporated in a “pre-beta” version of the browser, the new mode will go a step further by shutting down page elements that might be snooping on your activities.


Lifehacker Pack For Firefox 2015: Our List Of The Essential Extensions

Firefox is still a strong browser, and with Chrome getting heavier than ever, many are looking back to their old friend Firefox as an alternative. Plus, it’s still got one of the best, well-vetted extension libraries around. Here are the essential Firefox extensions you need to bend the web to your will.


Update Your Mozilla Browser To Avoid Exploits From Malicious Ads

Mozilla has warned of a new exploit on its Firefox browser exploit that can steal your sensitive files, uploads them to a server in Ukraine and leave no evidence. It was first discovered coming from an advertisement on a Russian general news site.


Adblock's RAM Usage Dramatically Reduced With Firefox's Upcoming Fixes

Adblock Plus has a reputation for inflating browser memory usage, so much so many disgruntled users have long since replaced it with the lightweight uBlock. That hasn’t stopped Firefox’s engineers from making some under-the-hood tweaks to help Adblock Plus run leaner.


Evernote's Web Clipper Now Works Better With Gmail, LinkedIn And YouTube

Evernote’s Web Clipper extension is a great way to save clips from the web to your Evernote account, and now it works a lot better with Gmail, LinkedIn, YouTube and Amazon. Better still, the Clipper can now grab attachments from Gmail.


Open With Firefox Bridges The Gap Between Your Two Favourite Browsers

Chrome: The battle between Chrome and Firefox as our favourite browsers has raged for years with no clear winner. If you’d rather not commit to just one browser, Open with Firefox allows you to quickly jump out of Chrome. You can also get Open in Chrome for Firefox for the reverse process.


Turn On Tracking Protection In Firefox To Make Pages Load 44% Faster

Even if you don’t care about the privacy implications of tracking cookies and other technologies sites use to identify us online, you might want to turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox anyway for a potential big speed boost.


Disable Pocket Integration In Firefox To Save Memory

Firefox is a great browser, and Pocket is a great tool for saving articles to read later. But if Pocket’s integration with Firefox (currently in Beta and Nightly versions) doesn’t thrill you, here’s how to disable it and keep it from eating your precious memory.


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