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Chrome 79 adds a new “shared clipboard” option to the desktop and Android versions of the browser, and it’s a welcome feature. It’s now a lot easier to ship notes, links, or reminders between your phone and desktop—no more third-party apps or wonky copy-and-pastes in Google Drive.

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We always recommend keeping your extension list light, because you never know when something might try to siphon data from your browser—especially more data than it should be able to access. That’s exactly the issue Mozilla is raising with four seemingly “good” extensions—Avast Online Security, AVG Online Security, Avast SafePrice, and AVG SafePrice—and you should uninstall them from your browser until they’ve been fixed, at minimum.

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Chrome: One of our favourite Chrome extensions, Sprucemarks, is switching to a subscription model—its creator, Kai Nightmode, announced the news this weekend. There’s a silver lining, however: It’ll only cost $10 to score lifetime access to future iterations of Sprucemarks, which is an incredibly powerful tool for automatically sorting your browser’s messy bookmarks. Best of all, you can use a free version of Sprucemarks forever if you act now.

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Mobile browsers are better than ever, but they’re still cumbersome to use when compared to the desktop versions. Managing open tabs on Chrome, for example, is mindlessly easy on desktop but fiddly on mobile. Google has been making changes to the way tabs work on mobile over the past year, but the most recent update adds a new feature that makes opening and closing browser tabs much easier on Android devices.

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Chrome: I download a lot of things. We all do. In my case, my Windows Downloads folder is basically my catch-all for everything I’m working on, as well as the primary archive for files and folders I need to save somewhere else (but haven’t yet). This means said Downloads folder can get unruly, and I have found a new Chrome extension to fix that.

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Custom search engines are one of the coolest features of any modern browser. With just a few keystrokes, you can search Wikipedia right from your address bar, do a custom Google search for Lifehacker articles, or even get driving directions to a specific location.

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Google Chrome is the world's most popular browser. It's also bloated and resource-hungry, which can lead to a sluggish user experience. Fortunately, Google is looking to fix this via a new inbuilt feature that will automatically block heavy-load ads. Here's what you need to know.

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Chrome 78 is here. With luck, your browser should have already updated by now to the brand-new version, which comes with bug fixes, security patches, and speedier, hovering boxes when you move your mouse over tabs. There are also two fun features buried within Chrome 78 that requires a bit of digging to enable.

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Last week, Google announced that Stadia, its game-streaming platform, is coming out November 19 in the US. While we don't yet have an Australian release date, you still need to sit down and think about whether or not you really want to buy in on its eventual launch day. Here are the details.

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Google Chrome has a lot of amazing tricks under the hood - but first you need to customise the experience with browser extensions. The trick is to find programs that are actually useful. However, with over 180,0000 options cluttering the Chrome Web Store, this can be a daunting task.

Fortunately, it's easy to gauge which extension are best by seeing what other people are using. Here are 11 options that have proven exceptionally popular - from speedy price-comparison tools to the indispensable grammar checker!

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Google recently announced a few new features that give users more control over their data, including three new privacy options for Google Maps, YouTube and Google Assistant, as well as a new tool for monitoring password security. Here’s a quick rundown of each of the new features, how to find them, and why you may want to try them out.

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Google Go has been released from its cage and unleashed on Android devices around the world. It's basically weightless but still maintains useful functionality allowing you to search for things in a smarter way. Let's take a look at what it actually is and if you need to bother downloading it.

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Anyone who has spent enough time on the internet knows not to believe everything you read. But scroll through Google search results and you’ll find yourself confronted with ads masquerading as news articles or other official content. These results are usually tagged with an “Ad” icon that most users will easily spot, but we all know someone who might need a little more help sorting ads from real content (and maybe even real news from fake news, while we’re at it). For those people in our lives who need help identifying ads, we suggest a browser extension like NoDisguisedAdsAnymore.

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Google is finally rolling out a convenient new tool for sharing Chrome tabs between devices. Cross-device tab sharing has been in Chrome Canary builds for a few months, but now appears to be available for many users in the stable desktop and mobile versions as well. We’ll show you how to enable the setting and share tabs from both desktop and mobile.