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Manage & Switch Between Default Web Browsers Quickly with Objektiv for OS X

Feb 7, 2013 - 2 Comments
Objektiv juggles default web browsers in Mac OS X

Between Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Canary builds, Opera, and the myriad of other apps, juggling between web browsers can be a pain. This is even more exaggerated since every browser wants to set itself as the default, and then, to go about changing the default web browser after the fact, you have to open Safari and … Read More

Change the Browser User Agent in Chrome, Safari, & Firefox

Jan 16, 2013 - 5 Comments
Change the User Agent in Safari

A web browsers user agent is how a website knows what type of computer, operating system, and browsing app you are using. Some sites serve different themes, CSS, content, or even different sites to different browsers and OS’s, and many developers often need to change their own user agent to be able to test these … Read More

How to Disable Java in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and System-Wide

Sep 8, 2012 - 19 Comments
How to Disable Java

If you are tired of keeping up with all the Java security updates and potential vulnerabilities, you can avoid a potential problem completely just by disabling Java. For the average user, we’ve recommended keeping Java disabled as one of the primary means of protecting a Mac against potential malware, viruses, and trojans. In fact, the … Read More

Java 7 Security Vulnerability Discovered, Here’s How To Protect Yourself

Aug 29, 2012 - 8 Comments
Java Security Problem

A new potentially dangerous Java security vulnerability has been discovered that could allow malicious code to run on a Java-enabled computer, be it a Mac or Windows PC. Most Mac users will be safe from the vulnerability because OS X Mountain Lion does not include Java by default, and OS X Lion includes an older … Read More

The Best Way to Convert a PDF File to DOC for Free is with Google Docs

Jul 12, 2012 - 6 Comments
Upload to Google Docs button

With the countless paid options that offer file conversions out there, it’s always a huge relief to discover an excellent free service. Today that comes to us from Google, and if you’re looking to convert a PDF file to a DOC, while retaining it’s formatting and serving as a PDF editor too, you won’t find … Read More

Show Download History List of All Files Ever Downloaded Within Mac OS X

Jul 12, 2012 - 29 Comments
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Have you ever wanted to show a list of the entire download history of a Mac? Maybe you know you downloaded a file but you can’t quite pinpoint where you got it from and the “Get Info” trick didn’t work. Or maybe you are trying to track down a file that has been placed on … Read More

Send Current Webpage to Chrome from Safari in iOS with a Bookmarklet

Jul 1, 2012 - 3 Comments
Send webpage from Safari to Chrome in iOS with a bookmarklet

The recently released Chrome browser for iOS is pretty good, and even if it’s not replacing Safari as your primary web browser on an iPhone or iPad quite yet, you may still find this bookmarklet handy which lets you instantly send the currently active web page from Safari into Chrome: From the iOS device, launch … Read More

Chrome for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch Now Available on iOS App Store

Jun 28, 2012 - 9 Comments
Chrome for iOS shown on iPad

The popular Chrome web browser is now available as a free download for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The alternative iOS browser has many features borrowed from the desktop version, but three in particular make Chrome a very nice alternative to Safari: Incognito mode is separate from standard browsing and can be opened as a … Read More

New MacBook Air Freezing & Crashing? Try Using Safari or Chrome Canary For Now

Jun 27, 2012 - 16 Comments
Mac Kernel Panic

We’ve discussed some pretty flattering attributes of the new MacBook Air lately, but here’s one that’s less than pleasant: a sizable amount of users are reporting the machine will completely freeze up seemingly out of nowhere, requiring a hard reset. Though not every new MacBook Air owner is experiencing the freezing issue, those who have … Read More

Remove Chrome “Most Visited” Web Thumbnails

Jun 22, 2012 - 10 Comments
Remove Chrome Most Visited thumbnails

Chrome’s “Most Visited” thumbnails capture snapshots of the websites you most frequently access. These thumbnails can very convenient but they can also be embarrassing, thankfully they are fairly easy to clear out: Quit Chrome From the OS X Finder, hit Command+Shift+G and enter the following path: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/ Look for and delete “Top Sites” and … Read More

Switch Sends All Tabs & Windows to a Different Web Browser in Mac OS X

Apr 3, 2012 - 5 Comments
Switch Tabs to a Different Web Browser

If you spend a lot of time switching between web browsers for development or for whatever other reason, you’ll find Switch useful. Switch is a handy free menu bar utility that transfers all browser tabs and windows between web browsers in Mac OS X. Whether you use Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, you can easily send … Read More

Download SoundCloud Songs as MP3 with a Bookmarklet

Mar 12, 2012 - 5 Comments
Download Mp3 from SoundCloud

SoundCloud is a popular online music and audio sharing service where a lot of bands and musicians will post their music for others to listen to. Frequently they’ll include a download link to songs, but depending on the posters account, they often have download limits that can be quickly maxed out on popular songs. The … Read More

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