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Software Review: SeaMonkey All-In-One Web Browser
Latest release of the all-in-one Internet suite builds on the same Mozilla platform as Firefox 52.7.3 ESR, and includes HTML5, hardware acceleration and improved JavaScript speed. When Netscape first appeared on the scene decades ago, most users were probably too thrilled to even be on the internet to worry... Read more
Weibo Reverses Gay ‘Clean-Up’ Ban After Online Public Backlash
Popular Chinese social media platform had targeted content that it deemed ‘illegal’ including ‘videos with pornographic implications, promoting violence or (related to) homosexuality’. Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media sites, stated that the new guidelines were solely put in place to “create a bright and harmonious community... Read more
Google Says No To Cryptomining Add Ons
End announced to all cryptocurrency mining extensions in Chrome Web Store. Google has announced an end to all cryptomining extensions in its Chrome Web Store after a slew of other extensions were discovered to have cryptomining capabilities. The issue, which stems from the company’s extensions function policy, allowed developers... Read more
According To New Research Men Don’t Shop Online As Much As Women 
Survey claims that women like shopping online more than men, but men still prefer bricks and mortar shopping. Seeing and touching items is more important for men, apparently. According to newly released study by tech shopping consultancy, First Insight, the female of the species are increasingly more likely to rely... Read more
YouTube Ban On Gun Vloggers Pushes Them To Adult Site
True Story: YouTube’s ban on gun bloggers has led them to post on PornHub. Just don’t Google ‘guns on Pornhub’, trust me…but if you do, you might be surprised to find that recently firearms are being used as more than sexual props.This follows the news that YouTube has announced... Read more
Mozilla To Bring Ad Blocking To Firefox
Mozilla 2018 roadmap shows ad blocking coming to Firefox Mozilla, the company behind popular Internet browser, Firefox, has revealed details of its ad ‘filtering’ plans for 2018. While lots of its intentions are mired in technical terminology, some of it also of interest to the average Firefox user, the... Read more
Windows 10 Is Forcing Users To Edge
Even If It Isn’t Their Default Browser Even if it isn’t their default browser. Microsoft looks for ‘feedback’ regarding new change that will open all email links in the much maligned Edge Browsers, regardless of users personal choice. Microsoft has revealed that it’s to trial another attempt to get... Read more
Google To Ban Cryptocurrency Adverts
Ads for all cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency affiliates will be banned from Google AdWords program from June 2018. Google’s move to ban cryptocurrency advertising follows a similar ban by Facebook earlier this year, and recent warning from IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde. While the brief post by Google relates to part of... Read more
Study Finds Fake News Travels Faster Than The Truth
Massachusetts Institute of Technology research studied 126,000 fake Twitter ‘stories’.  A famous quote often attributed to Mark Twain is the one that goes “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”. Twain apparently wrote that in 1919. His death almost a... Read more
Hearprint Software Adjusts Volume To User’s Needs
New Google Chrome extension is part of a campaign by Cochlear. No two people see or hear the world in exactly the same way, according to the developers of a new software called Hearprint. Issued in part as a campaign by Cochlear, makers of the well-known implant, this software... Read more
Why Illegal Downloads Aren’t Worth It In The Long Run
It’s never been easier to access free media online. However, if you download free software from illegitimate sources, it may not be worth it in the long run. Illegal downloads have proliferated since the internet moved from dial-up to higher speed broadband. However, if you download free software or... Read more
Speed Up Your Downloads With Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Manager is a brilliant bit of software with loads of features… …but it’s let down by the fact that after 30 days users have to pay utilize all the features. But that shouldn’t put you off trying it – here’s why. Despite its name, you will not... Read more
Plans Underway For Lunar 4G Network
Vodafone and Nokia to create first 4G network on the moon. Not too long ago, finding a business that offered a public Wi-Fi connection was like hitting the jackpot. But now, with internet connectivity basically falling on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, it might be more rare for consumers to... Read more
Vivaldi Browser: Better Than Chrome? Is It The Next Big Thing?
Vivaldi could be the best internet browser most people have never heard of. And that’s hardly surprising, as in internet terms, it’s relatively new. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try it out. You really should, as it’s rather good. Vivaldi is a feature rich web browser that... Read more
Is Google Chrome The Be All And End All Of Web Browsers?
It may be the most popular, but is Google Chrome really the best web browser out there? Here are some thoughts, stats, and comparisons for you to chew over. Google Chrome remains by far and away the most-used web browser, accounting for well over half of all web traffic,... Read more
Dodgy Downloads – What to Look Out For
Protect yourself from dubious downloads with our handy guide to staying safe online.  The internet’s great, isn’t it? Infinite variety and everything you want is just a click away – what’s not to love?! Well, as many of us have experience first hand, sadly all that glitters is not... Read more
Half Million Users Infected By Harmful Chrome Extensions
Click-fraud browser extensions pulled from Google’s Chrome Web Store. In much the same way that smartphone apps help you personalize your device to your own specifications for productivity and enjoyment, browser extensions help you use the internet with your own key personalizations. These extensions are typically downloaded from the... Read more
Comodo Dragon Internet Browser: Fast, Versatile, Secure.
We review Comodo Dragon browser – a solid choice for increased online security and privacy. Comodo’s Dragon browser is a free internet browser based on exactly the same Chromium browser engine that Chrome uses. New users therefore should feel right at home instantly, especially if they’ve ever used pretty... Read more