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The quickest way to close all open Safari tabs in iOS 7

When iOS 7 launched with a redesigned Safari tab interface, we showed you how to manage open tabs. But one thing we missed that should have been obvious was a workaround to closing every open tab at the same time. Have you ever tried swiping away 10 or 15 tabs? It's an exercise in frustration, to say the least.

Thanks to a tip posted on Mac OS X Hints, the process of closing all tabs can be done in just a few taps.

Launch Safari and view your currently opened tabs. Instead of swiping each open tab away on … Read more

OneDrive replaces SkyDrive, and adds features in the offing

Microsoft OneDrive is a revamped version of the company's cloud storage service (formerly called SkyDrive) that lets you store files in the cloud outside of your computer or smartphone, so that they're accessible from any device connected to the Internet. With the news, the company also added some tweaks to its accompanying app for iOS.

OneDrive is just one of many cloud services available, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, but has the unique advantage of working flawlessly with Microsoft Office documents as long as you also own the Office app with a subscription to Office 365. Without … Read more

How to enable guest browsing in Chrome for Windows

Have you ever gone back to your computer after letting someone use it for "just a second" and found it in disarray? Maybe they logged you out of all your accounts because they wanted to check Facebook or their e-mail. Or perhaps they did a little window-shopping on Amazon and now you're getting strange product suggestions on the home page. To help you and your guests maintain some sense of privacy while sharing the Web, you can use Chrome's guest browsing mode.

Guest browsing was first available in Chrome OS as a way to let Chromebook … Read more

Review: Browse safely with WOT for Firefox

Like Angie's List and other reputation services, WOT is powered by individuals with real-world experiences to share. WOT for Firefox places WOT's trust meter between Firefox's address bar and search bar for instantaneous feedback about the Web sites you visit. It turns from green to yellow to red as the danger increases and displays site ratings when you click it. You can also share your experiences and views through your free WOT account and social media options.

WOT for Firefox runs not only in Firefox but also Firefox-based browsers; even 64-bit Cyberfox. During the setup process, we … Read more

Review: Add Web of Trust protection to Internet Explorer with WOT for iE

WOT for IE applies the Web of Trust's user-based ratings systems to Internet Explorer. When you browse to a questionable site, WOT for IE's toolbar icon changes from green to yellow to red, based on the site's reputation. That reputation is based on feedback by actual visitors and shared through the Web of Trust, a free, community-based online rating service. It does for Web sites what Angie's List does for plumbers; sort the trustworthy from the unreliable, the incompetent, and the scammers. WOT's social features let you read feedback shared by other users and contribute … Read more

Review: Manage your iOS files with iBrowse for Mac

Most people access the contents of their iOS device on their computer via iTunes, but this method doesn't make it easy to move files back and forth between your computer and your device. iBrowse for Mac is a basic file manager that allows you to view the contents of your iOS device in a tree hierarchy. It's nothing fancy, but it could be just what you need if you want more control over the contents of your iOS device.

Using iBrowse for Mac is easy: just plug in your iOS device and you'll be able to view … Read more

Guest browsing coming to Android Firefox

A slew of new features are being readied for the Android version of Firefox that will bring it closer to its more popular desktop counterpart.

Firefox for Android 25 Beta introduces the recent security addition to desktop Firefox called mixed content blocking, to help tighten mobile browsing security, and adds a guest browsing feature.

Guest browsing protects the primary user's history, open tabs, and bookmarks, while allowing the guest user to take advantage of browsing data that Private Browsing mode doesn't record. When the guest session closes, the browsing data gets deleted and the primary user's session … Read more

Four features to know about in Safari on iOS 7

From a new tab layout to a unified search and address bar, there's a lot to learn when it comes to using Safari on iOS 7. It can be an intimidating experience the first time around, but that's what we're here for. Let's take a look at some things that have changed in Safari on iOS 7.

Smart Search The first thing you'll likely encounter that's different is the address bar. As you can see there are no longer two different text fields, one for entering a URL and one for search. Instead Apple … Read more

Review: Mindful Browsing for Mac keeps users focused while working

As an extension for the Safari Web browser, Mindful Browsing for Mac allows users to block sites they check too often. With its easy-to-use features and seamless integration with the browser, the application successfully accomplishes the task of reminding easily-distracted users what they shouldn't be doing.

After downloading, the free extension installs quickly into Safari, and its preferences appear in the menu without your having to restart the browser. A new icon installs just next to the URL bar. While it is not clearly labeled or obvious in its function, holding the mouse over it does tell the user … Read more

Review: BrowsingHistoryView displays multiple browsing histories in one clean list

BrowsingHistoryView displays history from multiple browsers in one tidy list. The program lets you do just about anything with the links it gives you except delete them from your history.

This program will round up all of your browsing history from the most popular programs. It supports IE, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome, but sadly ditches official Opera support for SeaMonkey. Your history loads in a matter of seconds in the program and is presented in a clean, easy-to-read list. You can organize the list by view count, recent history, and of course, browser. That makes it easy to look for … Read more