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Ad blockers can sometimes cause web pages to malfunction

Many sites tell you when ad blockers are preventing them from functioning properly, but not all do. If, for example, you click a link and nothing happens or the page doesn’t load correctly, try temporarily disabling your ad blocker and reloading the page. If the issue persists even after disabling the ad blocker, consider checking […]

Both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge collect your browsing data, but Mozilla Firefox doesn’t

If you’re concerned about privacy, of all the major browsers, Mozilla Firefox collects the least amount of personal data. The only information it collects from you is basic, anonymous usage data tied to a random identifier — not a name or email address, as every other major browser does. This makes Mozilla Firefox a remarkably […]

Examine the permissions requested by browser extensions.

These extensions offer a plethora of indispensable features, ranging from swift page-saving methods to diverse filters that eliminate intrusive content. However, it’s crucial to understand the extent of information they can access. Some extensions even possess the capability to read and modify data on every page you visit. Always ensure the extension is trustworthy before […]

Consider a second monitor to boost your productivity

Have you ever found yourself constantly jumping between browser tabs because you need to look at two things at the same time? Maybe you’re writing an email or document and need to refer to another tab for reference. Rather than jumping back and forth between tabs, a second monitor enables you to view two screens […]

Avoid downloading anything you didn’t explicitly seek out

When you’re browsing the web, you might be tempted by a pop-up ad to install some kind of program, usually a security one. But to be on the safe side, it’s best to avoid downloading any programs you weren’t actually looking for. This will help keep you away from any suspicious software that, even if […]

If a web page isn’t working properly, ensure your browser is updated

Browsers get updates all the time for a variety of reasons, from improving functionality to tightening security. Sometimes, a web page will fail to load or won’t function like it should if your software is outdated. If your browser doesn’t automatically update, you may need to check for updates periodically. To update a browser, you […]