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AdDetector Alerts You To Sponsored Posts And Native Advertising

Usually it’s not too hard to spot a sponsored post — also known as an advertorial — on the sites you visit, but it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to recognise such articles without reading the fine print. If you’re after a more obvious way to highlight this kind of content and your browser of choice is Chrome or Firefox, you’ll want to give an extension called AdDetector a whirl.


Lifehacker Pack For Firefox 2014: Our List Of The Essential Extensions

Firefox may not be as popular as Google Chrome these days, but it still has one of the best extension libraries around. Here are the essential Firefox extensions you need to bend the web to your will.


Silent Tab Opens Links In New Tabs But Doesn't Load Them

Firefox: It’s annoying to open a YouTube link in a new tab and have it start playing right away, while you still want to browse your current page. Silent Tab is a simple fix for this common frustration.


Disconnect's Privacy Icons Simplify Complicated Privacy Policies

Chrome/Firefox: Privacy policies are long and complicated legalese, but they’re important to review if you want to know how a company will handle your data, whether they will sell it, or whether they will respect your rights. Disconnect’s new Privacy Icons make those policies visual, with icons you can understand at a glance.


How To Try Firefox OS Apps On Android

Android: Mozilla is best known for its web browser, but the company also produces Firefox OS for a limited number of handsets. You can try some of its apps in Android with a little sideways thinking.


Fauxbar Brings Firefox's 'Awesome Bar' To Chrome

Chrome: Firefox and Chrome both have their pros and cons. If you prefer the way Firefox’s address bar works, Fauxbar brings that functionality to Chrome.


Reply Now For Gmail Reminds You To Respond With Coloured Timestamps

Chrome/Firefox: Sometimes, small apps add a feature that changes how you use a technology. Reply Now is one such extension that turns Gmail’s timestamps from raw data to a relative measure of how long ago you got any email.


Tab Grenade For Firefox Turns Tabs Into A Shareable List, Saves Memory

Firefox: Have too many tabs open? Tab Grenade lets you shut them all in one click without losing them. It saves them as a list, so you can open them when you want, and even share them with others.


Kindle Cloud Reader Now Available For Australian Amazon Customers

Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader app, which allows users to read ebooks through their web browser, is now available to all Amazon.com.au customers. In other words, you no longer need a Kindle device to read Kindle ebooks if you have a local account. Hurrah!


The Best Extensions To Make Amazon More Awesome

Amazon is the undisputed king of online retail, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. The site has a utilitarian interface that can be clunky at times. Fortunately, browser extensions can add functionality and simplify some tasks, making shopping on the world’s biggest internet store even more awesome.