The Fantastic Hundred WebsitesWhether you're a student, a professional, or a homemaker, I have hand-picked one hundred most useful websites for you --- to get things done, or to spend time with, or to find something interesting. And no, it doesn't include the Facebooks and Amazons of the world.
Adblock & Adblock Plus: A Brief HistoryAs you probably know, the two most popular ad blockers for Google Chrome are AdBlock and Adblock Plus. What's the difference? Well, it sounds similar but they are two different extensions developed independently. Apparently, AdBlock was inspired by Adblock Plus itself when it was just a Firefox only add-on. Now 'AdBlock Plus' is also available for Google Chrome, Android, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, etc. and 'AdBlock' is available for Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, and iOS. Adblock Plus is the most popular Firefox add-on with over 21 million users (it's got the first-mover advantage on Mozilla Firefox) and AdBlock is the most popular Chrome extension (it's got the first-mover advantage on Google Chrome). By the way, both AdBlock and Adblock Plus claims that it's the most popular ad blocker and both have over 40 million users. However, AdBlock has almost 2x more ratings than Adblock Plus on Chrome Web Store, so I guess it's safe to assume that it's the most popular ad blocker on Google Chrome.
Google Chrome's Omnibox (or the address bar) is not something new to you and me.It allows us to navigate to a webpage or search the web from the address bar. And yeah, it even acts as a search engine to browse your own search and Chrome browsing history.
But did you know that it's much more than just an address bar? That it can easily boost your productivity by helping you create and add your own custom search engines?
If you're a Web 2.0 fanatic then I'm pretty sure that you often use the search engines by the popular (and biggest) web 2.0 sites like Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, etc. But the problem is, every time you want to use its search feature, you have to actually visit those websites and then use its search function.
Of course, Google Chrome automatically adds all those custom search engines when you visit those websites (even if you don't want to). That is, when you visit Amazon.com and uses its search engine, Chrome automatically adds a custom Amazon search to its list of search engines.
It's a nice feature, right? Well, not necessarily. The problem arises when you need tailored search results and a custom shortcut key (or known as the keyword in Google Chrome's custom search engines).
A disposable address lets you create up to 500 temporary email address within Yahoo Mail. You can create a disposable address any time and delete it after use. It's a good thing if you don't want to reveal your "real" email address to anyone.It's a feature that is really missing in Gmail or Outlook.com but both Gmail and Outlook.com support sub-addressing though it's not as useful as disposable addresses. Anyway, I didn't want to switch to Yahoo Mail only to get that feature. But a few years back I realized that an iCloud email address (@icloud.com) is also useful --- and interesting --- as it supports both sub-addressing and disposable addresses (sort of).