You may have noticed in your travels around the internet that your browser's address bar occasionally turns green and displays a padlock -- that's HTTPS, or a secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, swinging into action. This little green padlock is becoming vitally important as more and more of your online security is eroded. Just because your ISP can now see what sites you browse on doesn't mean they have to know all the content your consuming.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
When Google originally launched Chrome, it made a point of promoting the browser's performance over its competitors. But that was almost 10 years ago and both Chrome and Apple's desktop OS have changed... a lot. Given this large chunk of time, has Chrome remained on top of the pile when it comes to grunt? The answer is "mostly".
Picture-in-picture is one of the best new features in macOS Sierra, but when you try to move the video around your screen it automatically snaps to the closest corner. OS X Daily points out you can move it where you want by holding down the Command key.
Most services you might use to save links for future reference or reading are part social network and part sharing service. They're designed to help you share those links, or make big lists. LinkLocker is none of those -- it's completely private, and the only person who can see your bookmarks is you. It's perfect.
Chrome/Opera/Safari/Firefox (Beta): It's been a while since we highlighted Gmelius, the add-on that cleans up Gmail's interface. It's grown since then, and now has features to send emails later on a schedule, snooze them, bundle in useful reminders and block email trackers.
Google's search predictions that pop up in the URL bar of modern browsers are often useful, but they're just as often an annoyance. If you'd prefer to ditch them altogether, it's really easy to do and it just depends on which browser you're using.
iOS: In previous versions of iOS, to find a keyword on a page you needed to tap the URL bar in Safari and type in your search. In iOS 9, it's a little easier with a button tucked away in the share menu.
iPad: The split view multitasking feature in iOS 9 is great, but you can't run two instances of the same app. With something like a web browser, this is kind of a bummer. Sidefari makes that possible.
iOS 9 has a ton of great little hidden features, and over on iDownloadBlog, they point out another one with "Paste and Search" and "Paste and Go," two new clipboard options that make searching in Safari a little more pleasant.
Mac/iOS/Safari: Pushbullet is easily one of the best apps for bridging your devices together. The one hole in its support, however, has been Apple devices. Today that's over. Pushbullet now has support for Macs, iDevices and even Safari.