When you are at work, you are more productive if you can see the text messages that you receive on your Android smartphone, on your PC, and reply from your PC. Until recently, this was possible only with paid third-party apps. Now, you can do it for free, using at least two services. Google offers the best of them, and it is named "Messages for web." Here is how to use this service to view the messages from your Android smartphone, send and receive SMS, and MMS messages, using a web browser, on any PC you wish:
If you download Google Chrome from other places than the official website, you might download the wrong version, with bundled extras which you might not want. For example, you may have Windows 10 on 64-bit and install Chrome on 32-bit. Also, you may use an older version of Windows like Windows XP or Windows Vista, and you want a Chrome version that still works on that operating system. If you want to download a specific version of Chrome, read this tutorial:
Do you need to visit websites and web services that rely on the old Java technology? Did you install Java on your computer but your browser says that Java is not present on your system? Why isn't Java working as it should and how do you make it work in your favorite web browser? These are the questions that we are going to answer in this guide. We show you how to enable Java in all the major web browsers where that is still possible. If Java is not working for you on Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, read on:
LastPass helps your security by making all of your passwords different. Keeping up with that data might become essential to your ability to quickly login to many of your accounts. Ideally, you would have all your passwords stored in LastPass. However, there may be situations in which you also have some of your passwords stored in a CSV file. If you find yourself in such a situation, you might want to import those passwords to LastPass.
Web browsers, including popular ones such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and even Internet Explorer, can store your passwords. It is a useful feature to have in your web browser, as it makes it easier for you to sign into your online accounts. However, if you are considering changing your primary web browser, or switching to a password manager, you might want to move all your passwords from the old web browser to the new one. A tedious way is to do it site by site, password by password.
When browsing the internet, you often encounter the term "cookies." Many websites inform you about using cookies, and ask for your approval. Web browsers have many settings for managing cookies and even browser add-ons mention blocking cookies of all kinds. Even though you know that these "cookies" are not exactly a sweet dessert, you may not know precisely what they are and what their purpose is on the internet. This is why, in this article, we explain what cookies are, what they do and how they work, and what kind of cookies are most frequently used on the internet.
Websites are capable of pushing notifications to our desktop with the help of a web browser. When you subscribe to the notifications sent by a website, it can push them to your desktop even when you are not visiting the site. That can be useful if you want to always be in the loop with the latest news. However, it can also be annoying if you clicked on "Allow notifications" by mistake, and you are bombarded with shady notifications that you do not want. Fortunately, if you are using Google Chrome as your web browser, managing or blocking push notifications from websites is easy as pie.
Cookies are a vital part of the internet. Without them, sites would not allow you to create accounts and log in, would not remember your interests, and ads would be a lot less relevant. Everyone has a love-and-hate relationship with cookies, on the web. If you want to see what cookies sites store on your computer, when you visit them in Google Chrome and know how to remove them, read this tutorial:
NOTE: If you do not understand what cookies are, and how they work, we recommend reading this tutorial: What are Cookies & What Do They Do?
Do Not Track or DNT is a web browser setting, that requests that a website or web application disable its tracking of the user. When DNT is enabled in your web browser, the web browser signals all websites that you visit, and the third-party services that they are using, that you do not want to be tracked. Here is an explanation of how DNT works, and how to turn it on in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer:
Third-party cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the websites you visit. However, their origins are on other domains. Most of the time, third-party cookies are used by ad services to offer you targeted ads that are based on your browsing history and your web searches. However, these cookies can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services.