browsing

Wed
25
Feb
John Lister's picture

Google to Block and Ban Sites With Risky Downloads

Google has added a new measure to protect users from visiting risky websites. It's now going to warn users about bogus downloads, even before they go to the website concerned. The changes will affect Google Search, users of the Chrome browser, and ... advertisements provided by Google to third-party websites. Safe Browsing Warnings Extended to Chrome Google's Chrome browser will now contain special warning messages built into the web browser. The warnings are part of Google's Safe Browsing Service , which is also available as a third party API (application program interface). Parts of the ... (view more)

Wed
13
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

PC Sales to Continue Downward Spiral in 2013: Study

New reports indicate that the rate at which consumers are flocking to mobile computing devices -- including smartphones and tablet computers -- could threaten the PC market. According to recent consumer polls, people are increasingly using mobile ... devices for their Internet browsing. More specifically, 27 per cent of tablet owners admit to using their PCs far less for online browsing, while 20 per cent said that their PCs are being used less often for accessing Facebook. Furthermore, 27 per cent of smartphone owners claimed they use their PCs far less regularly for both Internet access and ... (view more)

Mon
12
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

'Open Firefox In Private Browsing Mode', and 'MoveMe'

Open Firefox In Private Browsing Mode Being in Private Mode while surfing the Internet is a must nowadays, especially if you surf from a public computer. However, in some situations it's even important to erase your tracks using a home computer. ... This guide will direct you through steps leading to a safe, secure, and above all: a private PC. http://www.webtlk.com MoveMe MoveMe allows you to resize, move and center any dialog, window, or form on-screen with easy key shortcuts. It even allows you to hide/show the taskbar with a simple key combination. http://www.damnsoft.org Today's fresh ... (view more)

Fri
29
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Arming IE8's Privacy Power to the Teeth

Like covering your tracks online? Then you'll be happy to hear that Microsoft has recently announced a host of new privacy tools for Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) capable of better protecting users' privacy during and after their surfing. It's a major ... step for Microsoft, which has in the past been criticized for failing to improve IE's privacy settings. With a dominant market share over primary competitor Firefox (from Mozilla), it seemed the impetus for change simply wasn't there. Now that Firefox presents a greater challenge to Microsoft's browser dominance than ever before, the Redmond-based ... (view more)

Wed
09
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

MetaProducts Inquiry Review

Synopsis: What's the ultimate research engine? Answer: MetaProducts Inquiry! If you need a fast and easy way to save and analyze web pages for later offline browsing, then MetaProducts Inquiry is just what the doctor ordered! With MetaProducts ... Inquiry you can collect, organize and view information from the web quickly, easily -- and with little effort. MetaProducts Inquiry comes fully integrated with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) as a service toolbar, plus it offers right-click context menus for IE, Mozilla, Netscape, and Opera Browsers. Coupled with an unparalelled ability to grab almost ... (view more)

Tue
17
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Which web browser is the most secure?

Infopackets Reader Suzanne 'arial0197' writes: " Dear Dennis, I thoroughly enjoy your newsletters! Every day I find myself at your website browsing through the older issues to learn something new. I don't have a dilemma for you today, but would be ... very grateful to hear your opinion on what you think is the best web browser. In the last few months, I started using Mozilla Firefox. I absolutely love the 'tabbed browsing' feature that enables me to open up and flip to another web site without having umpteen different browser Windows opened up in my tray bar. Prior to Firefox, I used ... (view more)

Wed
28
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Tabbed browser: browse multiple web sites at once

Infopackets Reader Charlotte R. writes: " How can I get individual browser windows to open on top of each other without wiping out the previous web site I was visiting? " My response: If you are browsing the web using Internet Explorer and would ... like to open a new browser window, you can: a) Click File -> New -> Window. Alternatively, you can press CTRL + N on the keyboard to open a new Window; and b) You can also open a new window by launching Internet Explorer from the Desktop. Side note: If you have a PopUp Stopper installed on your system, you may need to temporarily ... (view more)

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