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Lilbits: Google Nest Audio, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, and more

Google announced two new phones, a new media streamer, and a bunch of new software features today. But the company also finally released an update to the Google Home smart speaker that launched almost four years ago. The new Google Nest Audio is a $100 smart speaker that the company says offers louder sound, deeper […]

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Lilbits: Atari VCS is ready to ship, iPhone 12 is coming soon, and more

I know, I’m surprised too. But it looks like three years after it was first announced, two years after its name was changed, and more than a year after it was first supposed to ship, the Atari VCS is actually a real thing that’s about to ship to backers of a crowdfunding campaign. Designed to […]

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Kiwi web browser for Android supports Google Chrome extensions

Kiwi Browser is an Android web browser that launched about a year ago. It’s based on Google’s open source Chromium project, but includes a built-in ad blocker, a notification blocker, a night mode option, and support for background playback for YouTube and other websites, among other things. And the latest version of Kiwi brings support […]

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Soon you’ll only be able to install Google Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Browser extensions let you do everything from blocking ads to saving documents to changing the behavior of your web browser’s tabs, windows, or toolbars. I’d have a hard time getting anything done without the LastPass password manager extension, and I’ve got a few others installed that come in handy from time to time. Odds are […]

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Microsoft launches Windows Defender Browser Protection for Chrome

Microsoft has released a new plugin for the Google Chrome web browser that helps protect you from phishing attacks by alerting you when you click on a link that would take you to a website that’s known to contain malware. It’s called Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome and… it sounds a lot like […]

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Microsoft Outlook for iOS gets add-on support, coming soon to Android

Microsoft Outlook is a tool for managing email, contacts, and calendars. And if you use Outlook on a desktop computer or the web, you can also use add-ins to extend the functionality. Now add-ins are also available for the smartphone and tablet versions of Outlook… for iOS anyway. Microsoft says Android support is on the […]

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Latest Windows 10 preview brings extensions to Microsoft Edge browser

It took a little longer than expected, but Microsoft has finally brought support for extensions to its Edge web browser… kind of. Right now Edge extensions are still a bit experimental. You’ll need to join the Windows Insider Program, sign up for the fast ring, and install Windows 10 Build 14291 to get them. But […]

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Microsoft Edge browser extensions coming soon

The Microsoft Edge web browser was launched along with Windows 10, and it’s a fast, fairly capable alternative to Internet Explorer, which is also still bundled with Windows. Edge has a lot of nifty features, but it’s also missing some things that most other modern web browsers have, and one of the most prominent missing […]

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Lilbits 313: Extensions coming soon to Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft introduces a brand new web browser with Windows 10. The Edge browser is fast, has a simple user interface, and support for some unusual features, such as writing “web notes” on the pages you visit. But one thing Edge doesn’t support? Third-party extensions. Microsoft has said it’s working on adding support for extensions that […]

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Firefox to gain support for Chrome add-ons… and lose support for legacy XUL plugins

Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has undergone some major changes in recent years. Support for unsigned extensions is being phased out. Tabs have moved to the top of the screen and settings menus hide behind a button on the right side of the screen. Overall Firefox looks a lot more like Chrome than it used to. […]

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Firefox 42 won’t support unsigned extensions

One of the things that makes Mozilla’s Firefox browser so powerful is its support for third-party add-ons and extensions that can change the look or behavior of the browser. But some extensions could also pose risks or hijack your browser. Earlier this year Mozilla announced plans to phase out support for unsigned extensions. Among other […]