Ars Technica: Google turbo-charging the back button with Chrome’s new “back/forward cache”. “Google is developing a new cache for Chrome (via CNET) that should make some page loads extremely fast. The only catch? They’ll have to be pages you’ve already seen and are revisiting after hitting the browser’s back button.”
Make Tech Easier: 4 Ways to Block Websites on Chrome . “Google Chrome is great, but it can also get in the way. Whether we’re procrastinating and our hand auto-pilots our mouse to the Facebook bookmark, or if sites show up in our Google search results that we know are probably fake news but click through anyway because the headline told us to, there are plenty of good reasons why we’d want to block websites on Google’s browser. In this article we take you through every way we could think of to bar certain sites for life (or at least until you unblock them again).”
Make Tech Easier: 4 of the Best Internet History Tracking Apps You Can Use. “Viewing Internet browsing history has many uses. You can do online research, keep track of idle surfing and prepare mental notes. While parental control solutions can achieve the same goal, the focus of this article is not surveillance. Instead, it is about gaining a bird’s eye view of the websites you surf. Here are some of the best Internet history tracking apps you can use.”
MakeUseOf: How to Really Block Time-Wasting Websites: 3 Tips That Work. “When you’re trying to get some work done online, you might find the web too big and too fascinating a distraction to ignore. But you can sideline it with the help of tips and tools that block time-wasting digital content for you. Let’s explore them below.”
Slashgear: Research: 4 new ways browser history can be exposed. “A recent study by the University of California, San Diego, showed four new ways to expose Internet users’ browsing histories. They also showed the ways in which these histories could and can be used to target internet users with various attacks. Most of these attacks take aim psychologically, targeting the trust users have in details to which they believe only their closest friends and family have access.”
TechNadu: StumbleUpon Alternatives that still work in 2019 (and reason for its shutdown). “In 2018, StumbleUpon, our favorite content curator on the internet, stopped its services forever after being active for straight 16 years. Many think it’s the result for being inadaptive to the new generation social media trends. The website was stale and irresponsive on mobile. Often the content from the other site didn’t support its interface. It was time for a change. Now, upon visiting the StumbleUpon’s website, it redirects the user to a new website mix.com, which also, at the moment, is our top StumbleUpon alternative. After its exit, many of StumbleUpon’s alternatives came into the scene to organize your various interests at one place. Here, we are listing our top 10 alternatives of StumbleUpon.” Some standards here (Reddit, Digg) and some you may not have heard of.
Smashing Magazine: I Used The Web For A Day Using A Screen Reader. “A sighted user puts himself in the shoes of a non-sighted user. Chris Ashton experiences first-hand difficulties that visually impaired users face and describes what we can do as web developers to help.”