Disable Java In Your Browser, On Windows, Mac OS X Platform [Complete Tutorial]

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With more and more zero-day vulnerabilities are uncovered which is affecting Oracle's Java plugin, users are now often asking how to disable Java or remove Java from their Windows computers or Mac platform. First, let us clear the confusion which arises among most users about Java and JavaScript, keep in mind that both are different. Java is a programming language and computing platform that powers programs including utilities, games, and business applications, which was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995, now developed and maintained by Oracle. While, JavaScript is an open source scripting language used to create dynamic websites and enhance user interfaces. Looking at the increasing number of zero-day flaws that are getting uncovered, its advised that you do not to install Java at all, if you never felt the need of it. If you need Java for some important work, then you should only enable it when you need it. For the rest of the time you …
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Secure Your Web Browser using BitDefender TrafficLight

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Web browsers are the primary application used to browse the Internet by all users. Hence, it's attacked the most from various forms of malicious threats. The most common example that we can see is when computer systems are getting infected without user's knowledge during web browsing. Even though most security systems are capable of blocking this attacks but, isn't it a better idea to prevent the infection from the browser itself? BitDefender TrafficLight warns users about malicious websites and filters malicious web traffic. Although, almost every major antivirus company offers similar solution today, but BitDefender TrafficLight has one key advantage over them: it's available on all five major browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. …
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Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts [Quick Tip]

Facebook is the most popular social networking site today. It's interface is evolving everyday and is one of the most easy to use one. If you like doing everything using the keyboard and seldom use the mouse or if you want to experience Facebook faster, then you should try the keyboard shortcuts that Facebook provides for keyboard-only users. All these shortcuts are available in the Facebook Help Centre > Accessibility and Assistive Technology help page. (source) Below is the excerpt of the keyboard shortcuts available, simply replace the # with the numeric digit shown in the Map section for the surfing the desired page in Facebook. So suppose if you want to return to the Facebook Home page and you are using Internet Explorer 7, simply press Alt + 0. Firefox for Windows users should press Shift + Alt + 0. Firefox and Safari for Mac users on the other hand should press Ctrl + 0. …
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Xmarks Bookmark Sync Service Shutting Down [Plus Xmarks Alternatives]

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Xmarks is a bookmark sync browser add-on that lets you synchronize all your bookmarks, passwords and other data over several computers, across almost all popular browsers. I am a Xmarks user myself and use it to sync my bookmarks across all the browsers that I use. Sadly, this awesome bookmark sync service will be shutting down service on January 10, 2011. According to the blog post update on the official Xmarks blog, from today Xmarks will start sending notifications to its users (I still haven't received one) that the service will be shut down in 90 days. The reasons for the shutdown are explained in detail in the blog post. It can be understood that the main reasons behind shutting down Xmarks are funds running out and Xmarks being unable to find a viable business model or a buyer. …
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Google Scribe Helps Speed Up Text Typing

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Google Scribe is a new Google Labs project that helps you speed up text typing. Google Scribe basically provides text completion service. Using information from what you have already typed in a text field, Google Scribe provides related word or phrase completion suggestions. In addition to saving keystrokes, Google Scribe's suggestions indicate correct or popular phrases to use. You can use Google Scribe on any active text field in a webpage. For example, you can now type faster in Twitter to send updates faster, fill comment form of a blog, compose email, be it GMail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, or any other email, etc. With the handy keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures you can now fasten up text typing while also cut typing errors. …
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AVG LinkScanner now Available for Mac [Freeware]

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AVG Technologies has unveiled AVG LinkScanner for the Mac operating system. AVG LinkScanner for Mac is the first free AVG product designed for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard and supports Internet browsers Safari 3.x, Safari 4.x, Safari 5.x and Mozilla Firefox 3.x and higher. According to AVG research, 99 percent of all malicious threats are delivered through the web and cannot be stopped with traditional antivirus software. These threats can come and go within hours and can live on familiar, big-name sites and even on third-party applications on popular social networking sites, without users even noticing. And with the growing popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and others, the bad guys are using these sites as their main vehicle for spreading malware. …
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Common Browser Keyboard Shortcuts (IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari)

I always use a number of browsers for surfing. The main reason is the features that I like in one but is not present in the other. One more reason is I test My Technology Guide by loading it into different browsers. This helps me to make My Technology Guide appear and work as flawlessly as possible in different browsers. Once before, I covered a nice small portable application called "Browser Chooser" which helps me dynamically assign default browser. Which is very handy for anyone who is having a number of browsers installed. Today, I will share with you a few keyboard shortcuts that are common to all the common browsers, viz. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari. Just remember these keyboard shortcuts and use them in any of your favorite mentioned browsers. After all using keyboard shortcuts is always faster than with the mouse! :) …
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