One of the reasons users jailbreak their iOS device is the ability to add custom settings shortcuts directly to their home screen, or, with iOS 5, the notification tray. … Read more
Social-bookmarking site Delicious, under new ownership, is staging a comeback with the help of old features and new additions.
When users first head to the newly relaunched Delicious, they'll find much of the same. The branding is the same, and, as before, finding links to bookmark is as simple as inputting a URL from the site or clicking the service's bookmarklet, which can be added to the browser toolbar. From there, users can assign links a title and tags, and share them with others on the site.
I had the chance to take Delicious for a quick spin, … Read more
Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer are the three most popular Web browsers, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses. If you find yourself primarily using one browser but occasionally having to switch back to another for a specific purpose, Lunascape might be just the browser for you. Lunascape combines rendering engines from Firefox, Chrome, and IE and makes it easy to switch between them.
Lunascape has a sleek tabbed interface that doesn't exactly resemble any one browser, but it's familiar-looking enough to be intuitive. It comes with three rendering engines: Trident (from Internet Explorer), Gecko (from Firefox), … Read more
For Web junkies who fancy themselves as "in-the-know," reading news across the Web takes up a significant portion of the day. They tether themselves to their gadgets and mobile devices, soak up new posts on their favorite Web sites, and of course, maintain their presence on all the usual social media channels. It's a sometimes taxing cycle of knowledge breeding hunger for more knowledge. Well, we at CNET are certainly no strangers to the plugged-in lifestyle, so we thought we'd take the time to share a couple of Android apps to help manage it.Now most … Read more
Essentially a short-term bookmarking tool, Read It Later for Android helps you better manage your online reading across all of your different devices, regardless of platform. With it, you can put lengthy articles away and queue them up for reading later, from any of your devices. It even lets you continue your reading offline.
Once you've signed up for a required Read It Later account, saving articles to your Reading list from your Android device is incredibly simple. Let's say you're doing your daily reading in your default Android browser, and you come across a lengthy article … Read more
FTC, Senate rachet up Google antitrust probes Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Senate appear to step up their antitrust investigations of Google, a development that follows formal investigations already under way in Europe. More
RSS Ticker is a free Firefox extension that displays your subscribed RSS feeds in a scrolling toolbar. It's easy to use, customizable, and an effective way of staying on top of things without cutting away from your browsing.
We installed RSS Ticker and restarted Firefox. RSS Ticker began scrolling preloaded headlines along the bottom of our browser window. A pop-up notified us that our saved RSS feeds would appear shortly and also offered a link to instructions for adding new feeds, which is as easy as saving a page in Live Bookmarks. We browsed to some news sites and … Read more
Whether you're checking your e-mail, looking through bookmarks or trying to find things on the Web, these extensions are built to save your precious time. Check out the list below and give them a spin.
1. Mail Checker Plus for Google Mail. If you have Chrome open often, there's no need for the desktop Gmail notifier once you have this extension. A chime will sound as a new e-mail arrives, and the icon will do a little dance back and forth. Not to mention the fact that you can pick from a range of color options indicating … Read more
Having multiple computers can be great when one of them is a laptop for mobile computing and another stays at home for the family. Fortunately, Google Chrome lets you sync your bookmarks and extensions so you don't have to add or transfer them to your other computers. So how can you turn on this feature? Follow these five quick steps for enabling sync on Google Chrome:
1. Open the Settings menu in your Chrome browser (the wrench icon off to the right) and choose "Options."
2. In the new Options tab that opens up, choose "Personal … Read more