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Zoom Web Browsers & Increase Font Size for Easier Reading on the Web

May 3, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Zoom web pages on the Mac with these keyboard shortcuts

Though most web pages pick a reasonable text size, some are just too hard to read because the font size is either too big, or more typically, just too small. Sometimes it’s not the web sites fault though, and a web page that is perfectly viewable on one computer may become teeny-tiny on another display … Read More

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 Run Firefox OS Simulator

Nov 16, 2012 - 7 Comments
Firefox OS Simulator

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox (yes, the web browser), are working on a mobile operating system called Firefox OS. It’s based entirely on HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and is currently at very early stages of development, with an appearance that’s kind of like iOS meets Android with a side of Ubuntu. Whether or not Firefox … 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

Get FireFox on the iPad (Sort Of) with Foxbrowser

Sep 7, 2012 - 8 Comments
Firefox for iPad aka Foxbrowser

Foxbrowser is a new web browser for iPad that’s basically Firefox for iOS – though not officially – thanks to an open source fork broken off from Mozillas abandoned FireFox Home app. It’s surprisingly fast and best of all has full support for the convenient Firefox Sync feature, keeping your tabs, bookmarks, and history 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

Enable Smooth Scrolling in Firefox to Dramatically Improve Web Browsing

Apr 29, 2012 - 22 Comments
Enable Smooth Scrolling in Firefox for OS X

Firefox is a great web browser but it has a few quirks that make it a less than ideal browser for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion users. A major issue is scrolling performance, which can stutter or appear slow and clunky, it’s noticeable enough that certainly anyone who has used Firefox in Mac OS … 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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