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Firefox for Android is expanding its limited extension support with 10 nice additions

Firefox for Android is expanding its limited extension support with 10 nice additions

When Mozilla launched its completely rewritten Firefox for Android, we found a lot of things to like, but where there is light, there's shadow. Due to some unfinished APIs, add-on support is severely limited, so as of now, only nine hand-picked extensions are available for Mozilla's mobile browser. That's about to change, as the developers have announced that ten more add-ons will make their way into the browser soon.

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15 Chrome productivity extensions to work smarter, not harder, on your Chromebook

15 Chrome productivity extensions to work smarter, not harder, on your Chromebook

Extensions are among Google Chrome's most powerful tools, but it can be hard to weed out the ones that are actually good and helpful versus those that might be resource hogs or woefully outdated. And while web apps are great, extensions work across basically the entirety of the Chrome browser, making them, in a way, the "native" apps of Chromebooks. We know a thing or two about doing work on the web (hi, welcome to our blog!), and we all tend to use Google Chrome for a lot of that work. We've picked up a few extensions along the way that we think you're going to love, so here are 10 of our favorites for working smarter, not harder.

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Chrome OS 83 released with Assistant media playback control and renameable virtual desktops

Chrome OS 83 released with Assistant media playback control and renameable virtual desktops

The coronavirus pandemic ruffled Chrome and Chrome OS releases quite a bit, so Google paused updates for a short time, even omitting version 82 altogether. But now the company is getting back on track and has announced the release of Chrome OS 83. It'll start rolling out to first people this week, and it brings a whole slew of neat improvements to the table. None of them are as big as the addition of gesture navigation we've seen in version 81, though.

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Chrome Web Store cracks down on spam extensions and review manipulation

Chrome Web Store cracks down on spam extensions and review manipulation

The Chrome Web Store is still something of a wild west — seemingly every month, there's a story about some popular extension stealing user data or doing something else it's not supposed to do. Google has already made several policy changes lately, and its next target is spammy extensions.

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Chrome Web Store will ban extensions with deceptive installation tactics starting July 1st

Chrome Web Store will ban extensions with deceptive installation tactics starting July 1st

Browser extensions have always been a two-edged sword. On the one hand, they offer invaluable services to power users by enabling them to customize their web surfing experience as needed, but on the other hand, I still remember the toolbars of old and how some more regular users added dozens to their browsers, bugging down their machines. Many people don't even know that they've installed them, as they're offered with deceptive tactics. Thus, Google has already removed the often-abused inline installation option from Chromium last year. And on Thursday, the company also announced that it's further restricting deceptive installation tactics.

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Firefox pushing out update that restores add-ons after huge bug [APK Download]

Firefox pushing out update that restores add-ons after huge bug [APK Download]

Firefox faced a major cybersecurity-related outage this weekend that caused all browser add-ons, themes, search engines, and language packs to be disabled, which left many Tor users potentially exposed to tracking. However, Mozilla was quick to react and published an update to version 66.0.4 on Android and Desktop OSs that reinstated said features yesterday.

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