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Windows/Mac/Linux: The latest version of Firefox, Firefox 21, is officially due tomorrow, but you can download it now from Mozilla’s FTP servers. What will you find in this new release? A few major new features, including three “Do Not Track” options, a tune-up tool called Firefox Health Report, and performance-boosting startup suggestions.
Chrome/Firefox/Safari: Whatever YouTube’s virtues, it’s easy to watch one video via a link and then spend the next hour watching related videos and generally wasting time. Cleanr is a browser extension that focuses on the video, and strips out the ads, sidebars, comments, buttons and other distractions.
Chrome/Firefox/Safari: There’s no shortage of ways to save content from the web to review later, but few services handle videos, photos, and text as seamlessly and quickly as Dragdis.
Firefox: If you’ve been known to fat-finger URLs and wind up going to “lifehaker” instead of “lifehacker”, NBar is a Firefox extension that uses string matching and logic to figure out where you meant to go, correct the URL and send you on your way. It automatically corrects not just common URL errors but some more complicated ones as well.
There are lots of browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy, which leads to some natural questions: Which is the best? Do they all do the same thing? What should I really download? In this guide, we’re going to look at the most popular browser extensions that promise to protect your privacy online, and give you our recommendations.
Firefox/Chrome: Disconnect has always been one of our favourite privacy protecting browser extensions. Now Disconnect is even faster, and speeds up the web by shutting down ad-trackers, social widgets and other snooping elements before they load, resulting in faster load times and less bandwidth consumed.
Steam, Valve’s online gaming store, provides a fair chunk of information when you view an item in its catalogue. But it could be working just a little harder. Enhanced Steam, an add-on for Chrome and Firefox, tweaks the layout of Steam’s product pages to display additional info including Metacritic user scores, included DRM and more.