PCWorld: How to keep a private stash of bookmarks in Chrome. “Incognito Mode in Chrome can keep your browsing history secret unless you have a nosy Internet Service Provider, and you’re not using a VPN. But one thing incognito doesn’t keep secret are any bookmarks you’ve got. If you’ve ever wanted to keep a private collection of bookmarks the Chrome extension Hush is one solution.”
Very interesting! From Marketing Land: How to track Facebook’s ratio of ads to organic posts in your desktop news feed. “Some time this year, Facebook will max out the number of ads it can squeeze into people’s news feeds. But how many ads is Facebook already inserting? To get a better idea, I’ve built an extension for Google’s Chrome browser, called Facebook Ad Spotter, that tracks the number of ads and organic posts appearing in Facebook’s desktop news feed.”
Hongkiat: New Chrome 57 Reduces Power Consumption for Background Tabs . “With the release of Chrome 57, Google’s own web browser has gotten a slew of new features such as support for CSS Grid Layout and the addition of the new ‘Media Session API’. However, perhaps the most useful addition that comes with Chrome 57 has to be its power management system.”
Neowin: Microsoft expands Chrome extension to add a bit more Skype to your life. “Microsoft has released the latest update to its Skype extension for Google’s Chrome web browser, helping to more deeply integrate its communication platform across more of your web experiences.”
Lifehacker: Wildfire Creates Automator-Like Workflows in Chrome. “Automator is one of the easiest ways to automate tasks on your Mac, and the ability to record mouse actions makes it so just about anyone can create their own workflows within seconds. Wildfire is a Chrome extension that attempts to bring a similar feature to Chrome.” Oooooooooooo.
TheNextWeb: This Chrome extension blocks audio and video autoplay on any website. Sounds good to me! “To the dismay of netizens across the world, last week Facebook announced plans to start autoplaying audio on videos as you scroll through your timeline. But fret no more as there’s an app that can block all the impendent cacophony – on Facebook and everywhere else.”