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Google Chrome to make your settings searchable

Updates to Chrome Canary tend to fly under the radar a lot of the time -- many of the changes are subtle, and Google doesn't blog about Canary the way it does Chrome's Dev, Beta, and Stable channels. One visible addition to Chrome Canary 9.0.591.0 is the arrival of a search box on the tabbed settings page. As Chrome continues its evolution from mere browser into a 'platform,' the settings page...

Facebook for iOS gets privacy settings

Users of the Facebook app for iOS can now access their privacy settings without firing up Safari. Following the update to version 3.2, you can tap the account button on the app's main screen to jump to Facebook's controls. The update also adds two-tap access to your Facebook profile settings and the Help Center -- also via the Web. As AppAdvice points out, native controls would have been a nicer ...

Chrome code shows beginning of Google Dashboard integration

Many of you might not even be aware that you have a Google Dashboard -- but it's there, even if you're not using it. In essence, it's a single, centralized location to manage various settings for the myriad of Google services you're signed up for -- Gmail, AdSense, Blogger, Buzz, Picasa Web, YouTube, etc. When it was unveiled back in November of 2009, I figured it would integrate nicely with A...

Easily import and export your Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5 workspace settings with this script

Rejoice! No longer must you hack and slash at your preferences folder to backup or share your workspace -- there's a script to do it for you! Simply grab the script, unzip it, then Files>Scripts>Browse in Photoshop. The ingenious engineers at Adobe are obviously hard at work on CS6, and this script is likely an early example of what we can expect in the next iteration of the Creative Suit...

Mark Zuckerberg reveals Facebook's simplified privacy settings

Facebook promised users that it would simplify their privacy options, and now Mark Zuckerberg is delivering, speaking to the press at a conference in the company's Palo Alto offices. The new privacy controls feature an at-a-glance look at what you're sharing, and a way to turn off all applications. Your block lists are easier to find, too. They've also cut back on the info that must be visible...

A guide to protecting your information on the New Facebook

By now, you've probably heard that Facebook has made some big changes that affect your privacy. However, you might not know what they are. So far, the changes have been explained in the language of the people that they benefit: companies and app developers. What about us, the end users? Here's a handy collection of the best tips that we could find for protecting your privacy on Facebook's wild ne...

Facebook introduces detailed privacy settings for applications

When Facebook revamped its privacy settings back in December, users gained the ability to control the audience for each individual item they published. Links, status updates, photos ... all shareable with specific groups and people. Unfortunately, there was still one big loophole: apps. They could publish stories to your feed with none of the privacy controls you'd get on a regular item. Faceb...

Nocturne switches your Mac's display into night time mode

The Universal Access preference pane on a Mac allows you to invert the colors on your display, but a neat little app called Nocturne goes a lot further, providing a highly-customizable way to deal with issues of colorblindness or eye strain. Nocturne has two modes -- day and night -- and you can change the color and brightness settings on each to suit your individual demands. If you have a MacBoo...

Open source, portable Mail Browser Backup does what it says

Looking for a simple way to back up (and restore) several different Windows email clients and web browsers? Open source MailBrowserBackup supports a lengthy list: Browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Flock, Internet Explorer (Favorities ONLY), Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera (browser profile and mails), Apple Safari, Google Chrome, SRWare Iron EMail: Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook 2003/2007 Instant M...

NetSetMan Makes Managing Windows Network Settings Easy

If there's one thing I hate having to talk a user through over and over, it's how to change their IP settings in Windows (especially Vista). NetSetMan provides a simpler way to manage these settings. It allows you to set up profiles for any number of networking situations. Need to hard code an IP or leave it up to DHCP? Alter your hostname and workgroup? Map a printer and network drive? Create a...

Google Reader gets UI face lift, settings page

Google Reader has received a major UI overhaul and joined its sibling Google apps with the introduction of a full-blown "Settings" page. Users finally have a powerful management panel for their Subscriptions and Labels, allowing batch operations for deleting, renaming and shuffling subscriptions around. The Google Reader team even went so far as to allow you to toggle whether animations play whe...