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Get the Privacy You Expect in Firefox Focus by Disabling These Features

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Firefox Focus is a great web browser for iPhone and iPad that basically defaults to being in private browsing mode, meaning there are no cookies, browsing history, or other browser data kept or maintained.

But despite being a privacy centric browser, Firefox Focus defaults to sending browser usage data to Mozilla, along with a studies feature that may share browser data as well. If you’re expecting to use Firefox Focus with privacy in mind, you’d probably want to disable those two settings on iOS or iPadOS.

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Use Brave Private Browsing with Tor to Hide IP Address

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If you’re looking to browse the web with a bit more anonymity and privacy than usual, the Brave browser offers a unique feature going beyond standard private browsing modes; and that is private browsing with TOR.


Brave’s Private Browsing with Tor has all the standard private browsing mode features, like no cookie and browser history storage, but in addition it also uses Tor as a web proxy so that your IP address is hidden when browsing the web. This approach is different from Tor and does not include all the other protections offered when using the…

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How to Make Brave the Default Web Browser on Mac

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As the Brave web browser gains popularity, Brave users and privacy-centric Mac users may wish to adjust the default web browser in macOS to Brave. That’s super easy to do on the Mac, so let’s check out how it works.


If you’re unfamiliar, Brave is another cross-platform web browser option, but what makes Brave unique is a focus on privacy, with a variety of privacy-first features. This includes things like built-in tracker blocking and ad blocking, which not only can help protect your privacy on the web, but also can really speed up the web browsing…

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How to Set Brave as Default Browser on iPhone or iPad

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The privacy-centric Brave web browser is gaining popularity, so it’s reasonable for iPhone and iPad users to wonder how they can change their default web browser to Brave in iOS or iPadOS. Fortunately, it’s really easy.


For the unfamiliar, the Brave web browser has many privacy focused features, including built-in tracker blocking, ad blocking, and other features that can help to improve your online privacy. It also performs well and web pages tend to load quite fast with Brave, partially because it’s blocking so much of the activity going on under the…

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How to Clear Cookies on Firefox or Opera on iPhone & iPad

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If you use Firefox or Opera web browsers on iPhone or iPad, perhaps even as your default browser, you may eventually want to clear the cookies. Fortunately, the procedure is pretty simple for both Firefox and Opera browsers in iOS and iPadOS.

If you’re not sure what browser cookies are, they’re basically just bits of information that includes your saved login information, website preferences, and other data to improve your browsing experience. Cookies are website-specific and you’ll have to accept cookies for sites individually. Typically, when you clear…

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How to Take a Full Web Page Screen Shots on Mac the Easy Way

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Need to take a full web page screen shot on the Mac? There’s a very easy way to do it, but it does not include using the Mac screenshot tools since the feature is not currently available in macOS. Not to worry though, as we have a very easy approach to capture full page screenshots of websites.

The simplest way to take full page scrolling screenshots on a Mac is, currently, to use the Firefox web browser. Firefox offers the most direct way on the Mac, though you can also take full page screenshots on Mac with Safari, and with Chrome too, and even with paid…

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Decide What Browser to Open Links with Browsersaurus for Mac

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If you juggle multiple web browsers for development, work or research, you know that sometimes you don’t always want to open a link in the default web browser.

This is where Browsersaurus comes into play; it sets itself as the new default web browser, and then when a link is clicked from a non-browser app, you will see a menu showing available web browsers to open the link in.

For example, maybe you’re clicking a link from Messages, Slack, Notes, or Tweetdeck, and rather than open that URL in Safari, you’d like to open it in Chrome or Firefox. With…

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Summon an Overlay Web Browser by Keystroke with Bonsai for Mac

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Bonsai is an interesting free app that allows you to summon a web browser anywhere on the Mac by keystroke. It’s intended for researchers and programmers, but due to the convenience of an instant web browser accessible from anywhere, it may have utility for other users too.

Once you download the app, you can use Option + Spacebar to open Bonsai.

You can use Bonsai in overlay mode by clicking the two overlaying boxes icon near the URL bar, or as a full screen web browser (the default), and there are built-in search/find and spatial organization features to…

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How to Customize Safari Start Page on Mac

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Do you use Safari as the default web browser on your Mac? If so, you might be happy to know that Safari’s start page is now customizable, as long as you’re running a new version of Safari on the Mac.


With Safari 14 and later, start page customization allows users to set a background image, choose the sections that are displayed like Favorites or Frequently Visited, and more. These modern Safari version are available on macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, and macOS Mojave, so as long as you’re on a modern macOS release you can get started.

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How to Reopen Closed Tabs in Chrome on iPhone, iPad, Mac

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Do you use Google Chrome to browse the web on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac instead of Safari? If so, you’ll likely be interested in knowing how you can reopen closed tabs within Chrome.

Chrome is the most popular web browser among Internet users, so whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, or Chromebook device, you may be using it actively or at least familiar with it. Regardless of what browser you use, people tend to close tabs accidentally with some regularity, which can be frustrating if you lose the web pages they opened on their…

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