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The function of browser extensions, add-ons, plugins and how to increase their popularity

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Ever since 1999 when Microsoft introduced the first browser extensions for its Internet Explorer 5, browser plugins and extensions have been growing in popularity and today the other internet browsers have followed Microsoft’s initiative and support numerous types of add-ons developed to enhance and extend the functionality of the leading web browsers, such as: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and others.



The terms used for these clever software additions to your browser are: extension, plug-in or add-on. There is a slight difference between these terms, for example: a plugin cannot make…

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The questions to ask yourself when choosing a mobile app development platform

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With the advancement of mobile technology use, it comes to no surprise that more organizations and individuals are interested in developing their own mobile app or apps. The problem is that there are a growing number of options for mobile app development platforms (MADP) to choose from.


Here is what to consider when picking the most suitable platform for mobile app development for you or your organization:

  1. The type of devices, operating systems and tools which will support the app.

Most mobile app development platforms can let users make apps which work with…

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A browser add-on will help you make more ethical choices when shopping online

A browser add-on

You may consider yourself a principled person who wants to lead an ethical life, in line with caring for the environment, in alignment with your moral, social and political values, but chances are that if you do some or most of your shopping online, you are not being as ethical as you want to be.



There are a multitude of reasons why you should be more careful about the stores, manufacturers, brands and products you shop from if you want to have a guilt free conscious and feel good about…

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13 months after its release, Microsoft Edge now has over 70 browser extensions

Microsoft Edge browser extensions

Microsoft’s latest  Edge browser doesn’t have the extensive number and variety of browser plugins available which the other popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and others provide for their users, but the company has meticulously been working for the continuous improvement of the capabilities and usefulness of the add-ons which it offers its users.


Celebrating an anniversary from the introduction of its Edge browser, Microsoft has been providing more extensive information in regard to the over 70 browser extensions it has available for its users, and…

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Over 37,000 Google Chrome users have downloaded a phony AdBlock extension

phony AdBlock extension

Some worrisome news has surfaced in regard to the cyber security of tens of thousands of Google Chrome browser users recently. It turns out that up until just a few days ago, a phony Chrome extension available at Google Chrome web store which has been already downloaded by more than 37,000 users has put into danger their personal data and online security. The browser add-on mimics the popular add blocking browser extension AdBlock Plus, according to the anonymous Twitter account named @SwiftOnSecurity.



The question remains about how Google has…

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A new browser extension will help curb your impulse shopping sprees

a Chrome browser extension Icebox

Impulse shopping has been a thing for decades, but with the boost of online e-commerce and the ease of making purchases online be it at home or at the move via a smartphone or mobile device, the share of purchases made due to impulse shopping has surged in the last few years. An estimated $17.78 billion have been spent in the US only for impulse purchases, according to analysis done by



The shocking impulse shopping statistics

About 88.6% of the adult population of the US have shopped…

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The browser plugins which will really help you make money while shopping

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If you are like the majority of consumers, you will always feel fulfilled when you know that you have found the best deal, and have taken advantage of all discounts, coupons and other promotions when purchasing the items of your choice. Thankfully, in the day and age of the boost of online and mobile shopping, there are numerous ways to ensure that you get just that each time you buy something online. Even better, now you don’t need to spend hours and sleepless nights surfing the Internet in order to compare and find the best prices and deals, as…

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Easy tips on how to get back some of your money from your holiday shopping

cashback browser extensions

We all know the expenses which the holiday shopping spree is associated with. Why not earn some cash back from the money you spend next time you shop for gifts for your family and friends? There are certain browser extensions which can help you do just that.



Join a cashback website

Start of by signing in to some of the leading cashback websites, such as: TopCashback or Ebates. These site will give you back cash or points for shopping through them. After you create an account you just need to look…

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Two security flaws can be compromising your browser extension list

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Online security experts have recently unveiled two flaws which affect the Internet browser extension system. These serious flaws have been found in the extension system of most major internet browsers including: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and others.



The problem with these flaws is that attackers can exploit them to get a 100% full list of all extensions which are installed on a user’s browser. Such information can be used for malicious fingerprinting of users and for unmasking those users who are browsing behind a VPN or for Tor traffic…

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Should you invest in a Mobile App Development Platform – look at the basics here

Mobile Application Development Platforms

You are thinking about investing in a Mobile app development platform (MADP) for your new enterprise mobile app, but how to you make a financially wise decision amongst the various types of MADP products available today, and is making such an investment actually worth it for your specific business, goals and ideas?



Here are some general guidelines, which will help you decide on paying for a MADP, and choosing the best MADP to serve your purposes of planning, developing, testing and maintaining your enterprise mobile apps

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