Tip o’ the Week 470 – Chrome Activities on Time

As many of now know, the Edge browser in Windows 10 is going to change. In short, the browser application will be rewired to use the open-source Chromium rendering engine, meaning that Edge will be every bit as compatible as Chrome is in displaying web pages and apps. It doesn’t mean that Edge will look…

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Tip o’ the Week 467 – Gardyloo, It’s the News!

Edinburghers will know of the term, “Gardyloo” – perhaps a corruption of a French warning that “water” was about to need avoiding, like dodging the gutters in Blackadder. As well as regarding the loos, it’s in everyone’s interest to make sure your source of news is clean and fresh. Not fake. A startup called NewsGuard…

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Tip o’ the Week 458 – Grabbing pictures from websites

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to get the URL of a picture that is embedded on a web page, and some of them don’t even risk breaching the copyright of the image’s owner or page author! Legitimate examples might include things like downloading a company logo from its website so you…

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Tip o’ the Week 407 – e-books in Edge

Books have been an emotive subject for centuries; they further and represent knowledge, belief, culture and a whole lot more. Doing things to books has an impact, too – whether it’s the dramatic (like tomecide, the symbolic burning of books) or just the annoying (ever leant someone a book, then seen how they folded back…

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Tip o’ the Week 392 – distract with GIFs

We’re all used to file formats being associated with programs and the data they work with. Some, like .TXT, have been around for so long and are so cross-platform, they transcend association with any one application, whereas .PPT will always be PowerPoint – though that app has gained notoriety in such phrases as “Death by…

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Tip o’ the Week 331 – OneNote Clipper Edge Extension

Ever since the Edge browser appeared with Windows 10, there have been calls from some quarters to allow extensions of some kind – ad blocking, the main one, though the practice of blocking ads in web pages is turning into a pitched battle between content owners and readers. Oh, and the advertisers too. With the…

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Tip o' the Week 316 – Edge browser and Cortana

A short and sweet tip this week, concerning the Edge browser in Windows 10. If Windows 10 was “Threshold” and the November update was “TH2”, the next iteration of Windows 10 is being referred to as “Redstone”. Rumours have surfaced that the Edge browser is due to get some new features as part of the…

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Tip o’ the Week #292 – Stop the ads on Edge

Advert blocking in Internet Explorer was covered back in ToW #247, highlighting some ways to stop annoying adverts from taking over your browser. The internet has plenty of examples of misplaced advertisement, not all of them online banner ads. There’s a burgeoning industry in providing ad-blocker type extensions for browsers, which basically intervene and elect…

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