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Chris Hoffman

/ Joined 8 December, 2011

Chris Hoffman is a tech blogger and all-around technology addict living in Vancouver, BC. Connect with him on Google+ or Twitter.

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The Top 8+ Security & Privacy Extensions For The Chrome Browser

Browsers

The Top 8+ Security & Privacy Extensions For The Chrome Browser

Google’s Chrome Web Store hosts many extensions that can protect your security and privacy while using Chrome. Whether you want to block JavaScript, plug-ins, cookies and tracking scripts or force websites to encrypt your traffic, Chrome has an extension for you. We’ve written about security and privacy add-ons for Firefox in the past, but Chrome’s add-on ecosystem has taken longer to mature.

04-01-2012
The Top 8+ Security & Privacy Extensions For The Chrome Browser
Play Music Like An Audiophile With Foobar2000 [Windows]

Windows

Play Music Like An Audiophile With Foobar2000 [Windows]

Foobar2000 is the desktop music player of choice for audiophiles, tinkerers and anyone looking for a lightweight, efficient program. We have it listed on our page of the best Windows software for a reason, although it may not be obvious when you first install it. Foobar2000’s default interface is spartan and hides powerful features and nearly infinite customizability.

02-01-2012
Play Music Like An Audiophile With Foobar2000 [Windows]
5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]

Linux

5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]

We’ve previously written about Ubuntu’s Unity desktop environment, which we touted as a “big leap forward” for Linux when it was introduced with Ubuntu 11.04. Unity was certainly a big leap in a new direction, but it left a lot of users behind. Luckily, Linux is all about choice and Ubuntu’s software repositories contain a variety of excellent alternatives to Unity.

28-12-2011
5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux]
Secure Your Files: 3 Encrypted Dropbox Alternatives

Internet

Secure Your Files: 3 Encrypted Dropbox Alternatives

Dropbox brought cloud-based file synchronization and storage to the masses, but it’s been hindered by high-profile security problems. Fortunately, you have another option — an alternative service that secures your files with local encryption and decryption. The encryption keeps your files private, outwitting hackers and preventing rogue employees from snooping around.

26-12-2011
Secure Your Files: 3 Encrypted Dropbox Alternatives
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