Choosing a media player: MPC-HC and VLC

If you’re using the media player that came with your operating system, you could do better. There are two alternatives in particular that would be a step up.

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How to find HTTPS Everywhere

Connecting to websites using HTTPS is much more secure. But knowing which websites support it can be tricky, and it’s a hassle to use sometimes. If you use HTTPS Everywhere, you don’t have to worry about any of that while still reaping the security benefits.

 

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Making Firefox your own with add-ons

Note: This post applies primarily to Mozilla Firefox.

One of the greatest strengths of Firefox is its customizability. Many options are available by default, but Firefox also allows even more personalization through what are called “add-ons.” An add-on is a little bit of code that changes how something runs. It usually isn’t a program all by itself, but it enhances another program. You can think of an add-on like a sidecar for a motorcycle. It isn’t strictly necessary, but can be very useful. Continue reading