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The Best Extensions To Make Google Maps Even More Awesome

Google Maps is easily one of the most popular and powerful mapping tools on the internet. It doesn’t have to do all the legwork alone, though. Here are some of the best extensions you can add to your browser to make Google Maps that much more awesome.


TagSpaces Is A Cross-Platform, Tag-Oriented File Manager

Windows/OS X/Linux/Android/iOS/Chrome/Firefox: Each platform has its own file manager, and they all come with a unique set of features. TagSpaces offers a single manager for everything, with a focus on tagging your files.


Fokus Highlights Selected Text On The Web And Dims Everything Else

Chrome/Firefox: Much as how Turn Off The Lights lets you focus on your videos and dims everything else in a web page, Fokus highlights selected text and darkens the rest of your Chrome or Firefox window.


Top 10 Apps And Services Made Better By Add-Ons

The internet is filled with great apps and services to help you get things done. Alone, those services are powerful — but with a few choice add-ons, they’re unstoppable. Here are ten services you can power up with extensions, scripts, and other apps.


Geo-Unblocking Extension Media Hint Goes Paid-For

Australian web users are all too familiar with the dreaded “This content is not available in your country” message when trying to access US-based services such as YouTube, Hulu and others. In the last few years, browser extensions have saved many the effort of setting up a proxy to side-step these restrictions, with Media Hint being a popular option. Unfortunately, the once-free geo-unblocker now requires users to pay for its benefits.


Make Firefox's Tab Groups Better With This Extension

Firefox: If you find the default tab grouping in Firefox to be a mess, try Tab Groups Helper. It’s faster, more streamlined, and has easy keyboard shortcuts to switch between your groups.


Read At 400 Words Per Minute In Your Browser With Squirt

If you’re a slow reader, then reaching 400 words per minute or more might seem like an impossible task. That’s not taking into considering reading comprehension — what good is being fast if you’re not absorbing anything? One way to improve your abilities is computer-assisted speed reading, something you can get right now in your browser with a bookmarklet called “Squirt”.


Disconnect Search Leaves Beta, Makes Web Search Private And Encrypted

Android/Chrome/Firefox/Web: We mentioned Disconnect Search when it came out for Chrome and Firefox, and when it launched for Android. Now the privacy-protecting service is out of beta, faster than ever, and packing a few new features to make the web more secure.


No Browser Left Standing At This Year's Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

All three major browsers — Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox — fell to hackers at this year’s Pwn2Own, held late last week in Vancouver. And it wasn’t just Microsoft, Google and Mozilla who were left on the battlefield, with Adobe’s Flash and Reader products also failing to hold up against attacks.


Mozilla Has Dumped Firefox For Metro

At the start of the year, Mozilla made the decision to push the release of Firefox for Metro to March 18, though no reasons were given by the organisation for the change in schedule. Now, just days before the new deadline, Firefox vice president Johnathan Nightingale has announced the Windows 8 flavour of the browser is off the table.