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How To See If Your VPN Is Leaking Your IP Address (And How To Stop It)

VPNs are great for security, but one of the big reasons many people use one is to mask or change their IP address. This lets you get around location-based restrictions on content, or check if your provider is throttling your connection. Unfortunately, a new security flaw can reveal your real IP address to prying eyes, even if you’re using a VPN, and it’s easy to exploit. Here’s how it works and what you can do about it.


Memory-Friendly Ad Blocker uBlock Now Available For Firefox

Firefox: The last time we highlighted uBlock, a fast and lightweight alternative to AdBlock Plus, it was Chrome only. Now the add-on is available for Firefox as well, and it works well, even though it’s still in beta.


Get Rid Of Annoying Parts Of Firefox's UI With This Add-On

Not everyone can jump into the guts of their browser and tweak it using custom-made extensions or add-ons. While it gives you the most power, you have to get familiar with your browser’s way of doing things, not to mention figuring out the API. At least for Firefox, you can try UI Eraser, which lets you surgically hide user interface elements.


Make YouTube Comments More Bearable With Hide Fedora

No one wants to taint their YouTube viewing experience by indulging in the comments. Sometimes however, the often hate-filled litany can contain links to other, interesting videos that you’d otherwise miss. While there’s no sure-fire way to cleanse YT’s comments section from your browser, you can at least filter out some of the garbage using an extension called “Hide Fedora”.


How To Delete Specific Queries From Your Browsing History

Sometimes, you forget about Incognito mode. You could delete your entire browsing history to make up for that mistake, or you could do it selectively. Here’s how to clear up that history in Chrome and Firefox without deleting everything.


Bypass Adware-Wrapped Installers With This Browser Script

When it comes to downloading programs, you always want to go to the source, however, this isn’t always possible if the application in question doesn’t have its own website and instead is distributed via SourceForge or CNET. In this case, you’ll often have to deal with an adware-wrapped installer and while vigilance will make sure you get the download you want, we all slip up. Fortunately, a simple extension can remove human error from the equation.


SmartVideo For YouTube Fixes Buffer Problems On Slow Connections

Chrome/Firefox: If you’re on a slow internet connection, YouTube is unbearable to use. It never seems to know when to start playing and when to stop buffering. SmartVideo for YouTube gives you control over all that.


WiseStamp Adds Email Signatures To Inbox By Gmail

Chrome/Firefox: Google’s new Inbox is a great way to manage email, but it does have one drawback: No signatures. On mobile, that makes sense (sort of), but in the webapp, it’s a big omission. WiseStamp fills the gap nicely with simple, good-looking signatures.


Firefox Gets An Instantaneous Video Chat Feature, Better Search Bar

The latest version of Firefox is here, bringing an updated, easier-to-use search bar and a signup-free, no-plugin-required video chat feature.


Firefox Developer Edition Has The Tools Developers Need In One Place

Windows/Mac/Linux: Firefox has always been a great browser for development, and Mozilla has now released Firefox Developer Edition. It’s a browser packed with developer-friendly features, such as WebIDE, Valence for cross-browser debugging and responsive design view.