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What Is about:blank, and How Do You Remove It?

If you see “about:blank” in your web browser’s address bar, you’re viewing an empty page built into your web browser. It’s a part of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and other b…

How to Clone a GitHub Repository

Cloning a GitHub repository creates a local copy of the remote repo. This allows you to make all of your edits locally rather than directly in the source files of the origin repo. Here’s how to clone a GitHub repository….

How to Get Dark Mode for All Websites on Mac

Now that macOS Mojave has a dark mode, wouldn’t it be neat if all websites automatically switched to dark mode along with the system interface? It’s possible using the Dark Reader extension for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox….

How Can My ISP Tell I’m Using BitTorrent?

Many people have reported getting notices from their internet service providers after downloading files using torrents. How does your ISP know? It’s all in how BitTorrent works. BitTorrent is a lot less anonymous than it migh…

How to Customize Gmail on the Web

Gmail is an enormously popular email provider with an easy-to-use web interface. However, not all preferences and screen sizes work well with the default settings. Here’s how to customize the Gmail interface….

Why You Can’t Block BitTorrent on Your Router

Can you block or slow BitTorrent traffic on your router? It’s a question we’ve gotten many times. Someone else using BitTorrent on your network can slow down your connection and even open you to lawsuits. Unfortunately, there…

How to Create an RSS Feed from a Google Alert

Should you want to eliminate all email notifications you receive from Google Alerts, you can set them up as an RSS feed and bundle them in one place. Here’s how to send your alerts directly to your feed….

How to Make Using Gmail Better

Gmail is already a pretty airtight email service without needing any customization. But if you feel like there’s something left to be desired, there are a few hidden features—and Chrome extensions—to make Gmail even bette…

How to Master Google Alerts

Google Alerts lets you receive email notifications regarding topics you care most about on the internet, without having to actively search for them. Set up an alert for every time a topic, word, or phrase shows up in Google S…

What Is “Military-Grade Encryption”?

Many companies tout “military-grade encryption” to protect your data. If it’s good enough for the military, it must be the best—right? Well, kind of. “Military-grade encryption” is more of a marketing term that doesn’t have…
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