Category: Tips: Google Chrome
If you ever wanted to know what does the Japanese text say on that meme image then your dreams are about to become reality.
Thanks to some kick ass algorithms from Microsoft Research (text detection) and Google’s open source OCR engine Tesseract, a new Google Chrome extension called Project Naptha can be used to select, copy, edit or even translate the text from all kinds of images; the only limitation? Text must be under 30 degrees of rotation, which is not that big of a deal at all.
With the crypto currencies all over the news, what could be better than turning Google Chrome into a BitCoin wallet? Because that’s exactly what a new extension (with a pretty obvious name, “BitCoin Wallet”) does. What do we mean by that?
Come and bypass the censorship.
If you’ve found yourself depressed because some of the best and Oscar worthy videos can’t be accessed anymore then worry no more because the latest extension for Google Chrome will unlock the gates of never ending pleasure.
How? All you have to do is install the add-on, login and enjoy censorship free Internet, the way it was supposed to be.
And it might actually work.
If you’ve been wondering what kind of magic tricks can be self-taught in order to speed up your reading experience, then BeeLine Reader might very well be something worth checking out.
So what is it all about? Basically, once you install the extension and click on a little button that will appear in your bookmarks bar, the text will be reformatted into something like this:
Now here’s something awesome.
If you don’t feel like entering your real email or phone number when signing up with some (especially dodgy) web site, then MaskMe is the extension you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s how it works:
When you install the add-on and signup on any new website, it will allow you to generate “fake email” address, which then will forward confirmation link (or any other information) to your real inbox. The result? You real email address won’t be sold to email marketers and when you do start receiving spam, you can delete the fake one at any time.
The joys of installing everything.
If for one reason or another your browser’s new tab page screen has suddenly changed, there is a high probability that it was just hijacked by the 3rd party extension(s) such as: good-search, conduit, searching4all and similar names.
Fortunately, not all is lost yet and you can claim it back by following these simple steps:
Now here is something for the Google Chrome users. While we wait for the official application by the search giant itself, Atadore Sarl has created Chrync.
What is Chrync? It’s a simple app, which allows you to synch encrypted browser bookmarks, recently visited pages, passwords and even the open tabs from Chrome to your Windows Phone.
On a downside, it does cost $0.99 but comes with a free trial and thankfully, uses the same (and secure) sync mechanism that is also utilized by the Google Chrome itself.
Over the course of last few last days, a huge amount of Google Chrome users have started experiencing crashes when surfing YouTutbe web site. While the search giant is presumably working on a way to fix that, here is what you can do to stop crashes from happening again:
- Right click on the video
- Click “Stop Downloading” before you close the tab
- Job done