7 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Need to Try

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/QwtAVfOZkjA/ Love it or hate it, Chrome is brimming with features and customizability that rival browsers can only shake their envious heads at. On the one hand you have Chrome Flags which lets intrepid Web users mess around with experimental features made by the Chrome … Read more

Parents: Find Out How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/PN-pPeQD36c/ The online world can be full of dangers for children. Even if its depredation by adults of exposure to inappropriate content, your kids need some kind of filter between their monitor and the uncensored world of the ‘Net. Of course, you need … Read more

Patreon scraps plans to introduce new charges, and apologizes to users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/16/patreon-pricing-change/ Artists’ and creators’ platform Patreon has scrapped controversial plans to introduce a new pricing structure after a vocal backlash from users. The site — used by many artists and creators to raise money — had planned to add a service charge to pledges placed … Read more

What Is Happening with Net Neutrality (And How Does It Affects You)?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/-nb7aZzn8Cw/ How things can change in under two years. On Make Tech Easier, we previously wrote about the US Court of Appeal’s landmark decision in favor of net neutrality, ensuring that all-powerful Internet service providers in the US continued to be regulated so … Read more

How to Mute and Unmute an Email Thread in Gmail

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/3P1KgcNVEYY/ Email isn’t exactly easy to manage. It never stops arriving, and half of what shows up is junk. GMail does what it can to cut down on the amount of junk and spam, but sometimes the responsibility still falls on you. One … Read more

What Is Dropbox Paper, and How Do You Use It?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/yv9dMFk1ax0/ What do you use when you want to share a document online with others? A popular choice is Google Docs, which allows people to upload, write, and share documents in the cloud. This is all well and good if you’re a fan … Read more

Think Your Bitcoin Is Safe? 3 Ways Your Bitcoin Can Be Stolen

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/4C5k73qWNNk/ Although Bitcoin’s blockchain is an immutable piece of magic that doesn’t allow any hackers to manipulate it in any meaningful way, the cryptocurrency is still something you possess. It’s a piece of money like any other that can be stolen from you. … Read more

How to Easily Create a Custom Map and Share with Others

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/0LlhzWb4jqs/ These days, people love using online maps when they need directions. People aren’t so willing to purchase an atlas or travel guide anymore, opting instead to load directions on their GPS and have it guide them. With the new additions that digital … Read more

Why Do Executives Hide Data Breaches?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/HJuJShoroxA/ Whenever a major company suffers a breach, an uncomfortable amount of time – weeks, sometimes months, or even a year – seems to pass until the victims are informed that their personal data might be in the hands of a group of … Read more

10 Interesting Money-Saving Tips to Make Ends Meet

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/Dxpus410wiQ/ Starving yourself isn’t a good way to save money. You can actually save tons of money by simply making the right decisions in your life. There are so many money-saving opportunities that can be hidden, if you just take a closer look. … Read more

Disqus has been acquired by marketing firm Zeta Global

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/06/zeta-global-acquires-disqus/ Interacting with BetaNews — and countless other websites — means making use of the Disqus commenting system. Today the firm has been acquired by “marketing technology company” Zeta Global. Disqus says that “we still are and will remain the same Disqus that you know … Read more

How cyber crime could be improving the internet

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/05/cyber-crime-improving-internet/ War always sparks innovation, and over the years conflict has led to improvements in technology and the acceleration of development in things like radar and the jet engine. So, is the war against cyber crime driving technologies that will improve the internet? Security education … Read more

The Ultimate Starter Pack for Cord-Cutters

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/Z95hl4qdWsI/ With terrible business practices and awful customer services, cable providers have never been a favorite of the American public. And now that the vast majority of content is available through streaming services, ditching cable has become a more attractive option for many … Read more

Sneaky websites continue to mine cryptocurrency even after you close them

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/12/01/drive-by-cryptomining/ With the massive rise in popularity — and value — of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, it’s little wonder that people are seeking out ever more imaginative and sneaky ways to mine coins without having to invest in dedicated hardware. Websites that mine for cryptocurrency … Read more

How to Stop Outlook and Gmail from Marking Emails as Read

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/mXwP5id1bJw/ When you open an email within the Web interfaces of Gmail and Outlook, it will automatically be marked as read. For most, this is a nice feature that does a menial chore for them. For those who want control over what gets … Read more

Spotify vs. Google Play Music vs. Apple Music: Which Should You Use?

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/sOWSDsnSZH4/ The three giants of the streaming music industry are all broadly similar. They have similarly large libraries, nearly identical monthly fees, and similar feature sets. So how do we decide whether Spotify, Google Play Music or Apple Music is the best streaming … Read more

Google launches Datally for Android, a tool to monitor and control mobile data usage

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/30/google-datally-android-data-usage/ For many people — particularly in certain parts of the world — mobile data is an expensive commodity. If you’re someone who likes to keep an eye on exactly what’s using up all of your allowance — and take control of it — Google’s … Read more

How to Delete a Gmail Account Permanently

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/m2cISViDaBQ/ Your Gmail account can feel like an extension of you, and there’s a good chance you’ve had the same one for as far back as you can remember. So deciding to delete your Gmail account is a potentially big commitment. But sometimes the … Read more

Microsoft Edge beta for Android gains password syncing and more

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2017/11/29/microsoft-edge-beta-android-password-syncing/ Microsoft has just given mobile users a more compelling reason to use Edge as their web browser — and heaven knows one was needed. The latest update to the mobile browser brings a genuinely useful feature: password syncing. The announcement that Edge was coming … Read more

How Location Tracking Works Over the Internet

Full Article : Make Tech Easier – http://feeds.maketecheasier.com/~r/MakeTechEasier/~3/EGC9omOMlDs/ The fact that a company knows your location over the Internet is just a fact of life unless you are connected via some sort of proxy and block JavaScript code that might bypass it. Despite the fact that you can’t ever hide … Read more