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Tips to Change your Password – LastPass

5 Tips to Change your Password By Leah Bachmann, blog.lastpass.com

Even though weak, reused and compromised passwords are the cause behind many breaches, people continue to display pretty risky password behavior. In fact, we’ve found that 91% of people know that using the same password for multiple accounts is a security risk, but 59% admitted that they do it anyway.


Using LastPass on iOS: Tricks you Might have Missed By Leah Bachmann, blog.lastpass.com

You want your phone with you everywhere. Don’t you feel the same way about your passwords? With the LastPass iOS and Android apps you have access to all your passwords wherever you go.  


Using LastPass on Android: Tricks you Might have Missed By Leah Bachmann, blog.lastpass.com

We carry our phones with us everywhere, so it’s important our favorite apps are available on-the-go. LastPass offers a great app for both Android and iOS users that lets you access all your passwords and other essential information wherever you need it.  


Password Fatigue and LastPass​ By Joe Siegrist, blog.lastpass.com

John Kelly of the Washington Post had an amusing article today about how much trouble it is to create a new password every 90 days:  So Many Passwords, So Little Time By John Kelly

Google’s New Chrome Extension Alerts You If Your Passwords Have Been Leaked

Google’s New Chrome Extension Alerts You If Your Passwords Have Been Leaked By Cameron Summerson, www.howtogeek.com

We’ve reached a point where new data breaches are announced on what seems like a weekly basis. It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the breaches and your password situation, but a new Chrome extension from Google is here to help.

Chrome’s hidden lookalike detection feature battles URL imposters

Chrome’s hidden lookalike detection feature battles URL imposters By Danny Bradbury, nakedsecurity.sophos.com

Most of us have suffered from fat-fingered browsing before, mistyping website URLs and getting taken to the wrong place. Some of us have fallen victim to hyperlinks that look like legitimate websites at first glance but which are deliberately misspelled. Now, Chrome will try to save us from lookalike sites by detecting them and flagging up a warning.

Speed Up Google Chrome

Speed Up Google Chrome With This Tab-Reducing Extension – By Emily Price, lifehacker.com

I have somewhere around 70 tabs open on my computer right now, give or take a few. I treat Chrome tabs like temporary bookmarks. For instance, a few of my open tabs are for stories I want to read later, and a few others are for SF Beer Week events I’m currently in the midst of planning for. It’s not the most efficient way to work, but it’s the way I’ve chosen. Unfortunately, it’s also a way that sucks a ton of power. 

Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

20 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier – By Evan Dashevsky, www.pcmag.com

Browsers offer us a window into the magical world of the internet, and they do far more than you realize. It's not just about visiting webpages anymore— browsers function as something of an operating system in their own right, which is really not all that far off with Chrome OS now powering Google's Chromebooks.

Audit Extensions You’ve Installed

It’s Time to Audit All the Extensions You've Installed on Your Browser – By David Nield, gizmodo.com

A lot of what we do on our computers goes through the browser, and that means any extensions you choose to add on top of that browser have a very privileged position: They can see where you’re going online, they can see the data you’re passing to and from the web, and they can send and receive data themselves.

Tips and tricks for Chrome on Android

15 tips and tricks for Chrome on Android (2018 edition) – By Corbin Davenport, www.androidpolice.com

Last year, we compiled a list of 15 tips and tricks to get the most out of Chrome on Android. The browser has plenty of hidden features, either tucked away behind flags or simply not pointed out by Google. Since that post was published, several of the features we highlighted have been removed (like the Chrome Home UI), and new ones have been added.

Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock: The complete guide – By Jr Raphael, www.computerworld.com

Think fast: How many times a day do you pick up your phone to look at something? Unless you live in the tundra or have far more self-control than most, the answer probably falls somewhere between "quite a few" and "more than any sane person could count." Assuming you keep your device properly secured, that means you're doing an awful lot of unlocking — be it with your face, your fingerprint, or the code you tap or swipe onto your screen.

Google Chrome tip: Use the built-in Task Manager to find out which tabs are eating your RAM

Google Chrome tip: Use the built-in Task Manager to find out which tabs are eating your RAM By Adrian Kingsley-hughes, www.zdnet.com

That brings up the Task Manager screen. It displays five columns of information by default. The two that we are concerned with right now are Task, which at the top lists the browser, and beneath that all the tabs, subframes, extensions, and the GPU process.

Secret Powers of Chrome’s Address Bar

The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar By Thorin Klosowski, lifehacker.com

Chrome's address bar doesn't do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use it.

We've covered plenty of great Chrome tricks over the years, but the address bar has always been a bit neglected. You can actually do a ton with it though, so let's dig into some of the better tricks.

Google Advanced Protection Program

Google Advanced Protection Program by landing.google.com

What is phishing?
Phishing is a common technique that can be used to trick you into giving away your username, password, 2-Step Verification code, or other personal information. Phishing attacks can happen through a variety of channels, including email, telephone, text message, or in apps.How does Advanced Protection defend against phishing?
Advanced Protection requires you to use a physical Security Key.

Can You Trust Your Browser With Credit Card Information?

Can You Trust Your Browser With Credit Card Information? By Dan Price, www.makeuseof.com

You’re shopping online; you find the perfect item, proceed to checkout, and pay. Your browser remembers your username. It might even remember your password, based on what you’ve entered in the past.

But then it asks whether you want it to save your credit card information. Can you trust your browser with keeping that secure? 

Customize Chrome’s New Tab Page

Customize Chrome’s New Tab Page, No Extensions Required By Justin Pot, www.howtogeek.com

Do you use an extension to customize Chrome’s new tab page? That’s not necessary anymore: you can now customize the default new tab page.


Here’s What’s New in Google Chrome 69 by howtogeek.com

Chrome 69, which marks the browser’s 10-year anniversary, is a huge release. The slick new theme is the most visible change, but there are more new features. For example, you can now personalize Chrome’s New Tab page with background images and custom shortcuts.

Google Chrome Help

Google Chrome Help by support.google.com

How can we help you?


Remove unwanted ads, pop-ups & malware by support.google.com

If you're seeing some of these problems with Chrome, you might have unwanted software or malware installed on your computer:

  • Pop-up ads and new tabs that won't go away
  • Your Chrome homepage or search engine keeps changing without your permission
  • Unwanted Chrome extensions or toolbars keep coming back
  • Your browsing is hijacked, and redirects to unfamiliar pages or ads
  • Alerts about a virus or an infected device

In the future, avoid unwanted software by only downloading files or visiting sites that you know are secure.

Why I Can’t Quit Chrome

Why I Can't Quit Chrome by gizmodo.com

Google Chrome was released to the world 10 years ago today. I’ve been using the browser since it launched on OS X in 2009, and let me tell you what, I feel trapped now. This power-hogging, data-gobbling piece of software is where I spend most of my days, although not necessarily because I want it this way. As hard as I’ve tried, I just can’t quit Chrome.

Google’s New Gmail Features

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live by theverge.com

The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut alongside a substantial visual redesign for Gmail on the web. The new Gmail begins a global phased rollout today, which is to say that it won’t be available to every one of Gmail’s 1.4 billion users right away, and the first to get it will be invited to opt in rather than being able to just turn it on themselves.


Google’s New Gmail Features and How Best to Use Them by tech.co

This year, Gmail’s 1.4 billion users are getting their first major upgrade since 2011. From a game-changing “snooze email” function to the exciting option to make sent messages “self-destruct”, we run through the key features of the new Gmail upgrade.


How to Find Contacts in the New Gmail by howtogeek.com

The new Gmail started rolling out last week, and it’s awesome. But many people are asking the same question: where did Contacts go?

The previous version of Gmail, now called “Classic Gmail,” had a drop-down at the top-left for quick access to Contacts and Tasks.


Google will force you to switch to the new Gmail whether you want it or not — here's when you'll get it by businessinsider.com

Google recently announced a massive update to its popular email platform. So far, it's given personal account holders and company admins (who run company's G Suite accounts) the choice to leave their Gmail inboxes as-is, or to opt into the new Gmail, which comes with a new look and a lot of new features. If they don't enjoy the experience, users and admins are welcome to opt back out.

That's no longer going to be the case in a matter of months, as Google announced


How to undo the Gmail update – and what features you'll miss if you do by independent.co.uk

The new Gmail update features a snooze email function, a fresh design and a 'confidential mode' that protects outgoing emails.

However hundreds of Gmail users took to social media to complain about Google's new design. Fortunately for them, there is a way to switch it back to the old version, but only for a limited time.

 

– Grammarly, an online grammar checking too

Grammarly Review: Is Grammarly Worth All The Hype? by bloggingocean.com

Do you make a lot of grammatical and punctuation errors? Don't worry; you are not the only one to face this problem.

Grammarly, an online grammar checking tool, claims to make writing a lot easier by proofreading your content in real time as you type. Off late, it is gaining a lot of popularity and is being used and recommended by many people.


Grammarly – Advanced grammar and spell checker for iPad and Mac by michaelkummer.com

Grammarly is an advanced grammar and spell checker for iOS and the Mac. It helps me to write better copy at work and in my capacity as a blogger. If you write as much as I do, I would highly recommend to check it out.

Google Chrome Say Websites Are “Not Secure”

Why Does Google Chrome Say Websites Are “Not Secure”? by howtogeek.com

Starting with Chrome 68, Google Chrome labels all non-HTTPS websites as “Not Secure.” Nothing else has changed—HTTP websites are just as secure as they’ve always been—but Google is giving the entire web a shove towards secure, encrypted connections.

In the future, Google even plans to remove the word “Secure” from the address bar. All websites should be secure by default, after all.

Browsing the web in ‘incognito’ mode

There are a lot of misconceptions about browsing the web in 'incognito' mode, researchers say by cnbc.com

Browsing the web in incognito mode isn't as private as most people think.

Researchers with the University of Chicago and the Leibniz University of Hanover recently published the results of a study that included 450 participants. It found that many participants thought "incognito mode" or "private mode" in a web browser protected their online activity much more than it does.

Chrome Tech Support Scam

Watch Out for This Chrome Tech Support Scam by pcmag.com

Even seasoned tech professionals can't help but react badly when lots of big, red text appears on a computer screen proclaiming your machine has been compromised. They are almost always a scam, but unless you know what they look like it can be easy to fall for them. Now a Google Chrome bug has presented scammers with a new opportunity to scare users into paying them to fix a non-existent problem.

How to remove third-party access to your Gmail inbox w/ Google Security Checkup

How to remove third-party access to your Gmail inbox w/ Google Security Checkup by 9to5google.com

There’s been a lot of brouhaha this week about Gmail and the access that it’s giving third-party apps to your email. I already outlined exactly why this is not something to be particularly concerned about and how those headlines might be misleading to some. One of the key takeaways of my argument is that you still have control over your data and who gets to use it, so here’s how to do that…

Factor Authentication (and Sync Your Codes Between Devices)

Factor Authentication (and Sync Your Codes Between Devices) by howtogeek.com

Strong passwords are not enough anymore: we recommend using two-factor authentication whenever possible. Ideally, that means using an app that generates authentication codes on your phone or a physical hardware token. We prefer Authy when it comes to authentication apps—it’s compatible with all sites that use Google Authenticator, but is more powerful and convenient.

Chrome Cleanup Tool

Chrome Cleanup Tool by bleepingcomputer.com:

The Chrome Cleanup Tool is a program written by Google that will scan a computer for programs that cause problems in Google Chrome. The targeted applications are potentially unwanted programs, malware, badware, and adware extensions that cause advertisements or other wanted actions to appear in Chrome.

Using the Chrome Cleanup Tool is very easy. Simply download it, run it, and let it scan your computer for unwanted programs. If it detects any unwanted programs, it will alert you and wait for you to remove them. Once the programs are removed, it will reset Google back to its default settings.

Extensity – Enabling and Disabling All Your Extensions for Google Chrome

Chrome extension that allows you to enable and disable all of your extensions within Google Chrome. Ideal tool to efficiently manage your Chrome extensions.

Tired of having too many extensions in your toolbar? Try Extensity, the ultimate tool for lightning-fast enabling and disabling all your extensions for Google Chrome. Just enable the extension when you want to use it, and disable when you want to get rid of it for a little while. You can also launch Chrome Apps right from the list.

  • Keep your browser fast – disable extensions that you won't use right away.
  • Keep your toolbar clean
  • An ideal companion for extensions collectors.
  • Turn all extensions off (and back on) with a single click.
  • Quick switch between several extensions groups using the Profiles feature.
  • Keep computers in sync with Chrome Cloud Storage support.

Resize Photos In Windows, Mac & Chromebook

Image Resizer Online Is a Fast Image Resizer

Image Resizer Online does all image resizing in the browser, so you do not need to upload any photos to the server to resize the pictures. Not uploading also allows you to keep your photographs secure as all the images stay on your computer at all times as well as using no bandwidth for sending copies to a server which also makes Image Resizer Online very fast. Or visit: https://imageresizer.online/

Installing the Chrome Extension lets you use the tool with a Chromebook.

Or visit the Web Site to use the tool online directly: https://imageresizer.online/

About

Image Resizer Online was created for a simple reason, to make resizing images online as simple, secure and fast as possible. Image Resizer Online does all the image resizing in the browser which means that your pictures stay on your computer at all times, they never get sent to a server to be processed like many other services.

Image Resizer Online is actively being worked on to improve functionality and user experience. We want to make image resizing and conversion as fast and as simple as possible.

Why use Image Resizer Online

  • Works with Windows, Mac, and Chromebooks.
  • Pixel or percentage based image resizing
  • Image Resizer Online can convert images to JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and WebP (Chrome only)
  • Image Resizer Online can compress JPG and WebP images.
  • Very fast. Because Image Resizer Online runs in your browser, it's extremely fast.
  • Batch image processing. Image Resizer Online can batch process images which means that you can select multiple photos and process them all together. 

Need more features check out TinyPNG.

Why use TinyPNG?

PNG is useful because it’s the only widely supported format that can store partially transparent images. The format uses compression, but the files can still be large. Use TinyPNG to shrink images for your apps and sites. It will use less bandwidth and load faster.

 

 

Chrome Has a Built In Malware Scanner

Chrome Has a Built In Malware Scanner, Here’s How to Use It by howtogeek.com

Lots of malware tries to bog down your browser, but Google Chrome isn’t defenseless—on Windows there’s a built-in scanner called Cleanup.

This software runs in the background periodically, but you can manually run a scan right now by heading to the URL chrome://settings/cleanup in your browser, or by going to Settings > Reset and clean up > Clean up computer. Give it a shot, especially if your browser seems sluggish.

* Scan for Unwanted Software Using Chrome

Using chrome://settings/cleanup to Scan for Unwanted Software Using Chrome by .bleepingcomputer.com

Unwanted software, which consists of adware, browser hijackers, fake system optimizers, & tracking software, continue to be a major problem for computer user's of all types. Even worse, many of these programs have crossed the line from being just a nuisance to now performing click fraud, credential theft, or installing miners.

What many people do not know is that Google Chrome includes a tool created by ESET called the "software_reporter_tool.exe" that periodically scans a computer for unwanted software..

 

Best Chromebooks 2018

Best Chromebooks ​2018 by Laptopmag.com

Chromebooks have come a long way, with solid performance available for a couple hundred bucks. Here are top picks for businesses, schools and families.

Chromebooks have become familiar sights on best-selling laptop lists thanks to their low-prices, long battery life and an internet-focused operating system that's easy-to-use. But don't rush right into buying one; there are plenty of questions to ask first, including whether or not aChromebook is right for you. 

Chrome/Firefox Extension of the Week: Grammarly

Chrome/Firefox Extension of the Week: Grammarly by Lifehacker

Even if you’re the next Stephen King or George R. R. Martin—and if you’re the latter, please try to write faster—everyone needs a helping hand with writing. That’s why the world has editors, and copy editors, grammar coaches, ten million books on writing, and most importantly, browser extensions that can help you better your craft.

Let’s face it; you might be a pretty good writer, but self-editing your work can be an agonizing process. While the Chrome and Firefox extension Grammarly can’t…

Noosfeer – One-click Saving of Any Page

Noosfeer Is a Content Reader and Aggregator.

Using Noosfeer you'll have clean articles and personalized recommendations without annoying ads. They load 10x faster, they use 20x lesst mobile data and you can read them offline on any device.

Each time you stumble upon a page you want to read but don't have the time, add it to your reading list. Stop accumulating 'to-read' tabs and links, have them in one beautiful place.

Browser Plug-ins for

When you find something on the web that you want to read later, put it in Noosfeer. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet connection and without downloading an app.

Phone and Tablet Apps

Web articles are over saturated. Lots of annoying ads, slow connections and heavy websites hold us back from staying informed. – Noosfeer simplifies your reading. Use Noosfeer to have simplified articles loading faster, consuming less memory and accessible offline. – And keeps you informed. Create a reading list with your favorite topics and articles. Noosfeer provides suggestions, so you can stay up-to-date and expand your knowledge.

Information overload is slowly killing our productivity and our capacity to stay informed.

A reading list is the best tool to read more and be productive. It is like a to-do list filled with the articles you want to read when you have the time (whilst commuting, on the toilet, eating breakfast…).

Ways You Should be Using LastPass

4 Ways You Should be Using LastPass but Probably Aren’t By Leah Bachmann

If you’re using LastPass as your password manager, you already know how it simply and securely manages all your passwords – so you don’t need to remember them. And now that you’re using it, you can’t imagine how you survived before. Right? Well, there are other LastPass features that are just as helpful. Here are four to help you get more out of LastPass.

Turn Off Autofill in Your Password Manager

You Should Turn Off Autofill in Your Password Manager by howtogeek.com

Advertisers have found a new way to track you. According to Freedom to Tinker, a few ad networks are now abusing tracking scripts to capture the email addresses that your password manager auto-fills on websites.

But it gets worse: they could use that tech to capture your passwords too, if they wanted. This affects everyone using a password manager, whether it’s a built-in password manager like the one in Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, or a browser extension

Set a Default User in Chrome

How to Set a Default User in Chrome by lifehacker.com

If you’re using multiple accounts in Chrome, you know how useful it can be to keep items like your personal and professional emails separate. Unfortunately, if you use one a lot more than the other, it’s a hassle to switch from one to the next every day. By following a few guidelines and creating some shortcuts, you can ensure

Chrome Extension Make Chrome Faster

Top 20 Most Famous Chrome Extension Make Chrome Faster by techvirgins.com

Top 20 Most Famous Chrome Extension Make Chrome Faster. Today we will tell you about the most popular browser in the world developed by Google That’s “Chrome”. yes, 60% population rest of the world using chrome for better search result & Fast.now today we will tell you 20 more chrome extension to more make chrome faster Free.


The best Google Chrome extensions of 2017 by ComputerWorld

From productivity-boosting timers to ad blockers and Android messengers on your desktop, these 25 Chrome extensions make the most popular web browser even more powerful and useful.


The 101 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions by PCMag.com

These are some of the greatest extensions you can and should add to your Google browser.


The Extensions I use with all or my Chrome installs.

 

 

 

 

15 Chrome Extensions by Google

15 Chrome Extensions by Google You Didn’t Know You Needed by makeuseof.com

Who better to provide Chrome extensions than Google? Play it safe with a trusted source. Here are the best homemade Chrome browser addons.

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With all the extensions available for Google Chrome, it can be tough to decide which ones to install. And with so many from unknown third parties, you might be overly cautious. If you want to play it safe, go right to the source — and who better to provide Chrome extensions than Google?

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