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Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook Privacy: Stop search engines linking to your timeline

By default, Facebook allows search engines like Google or Bing to index your public timeline. This allows people to search you out even if they are not on Facebook. While they won’t be able to access your profile, you might not want to let your timeline be viewed on search engines.

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Firefox - Mixed Content Blocking

How to stop Firefox from blocking Mixed Content

Firefox 23 added a new feature that automatically blocks mixed content. Mixed content comes into play when browsing secure websites. (i.e. websites with “https”), when the webpage doesn’t serve everything on the https protocol but serves some images on http.

Normally, this isn’t really the big issue. However, if you are concerned about security and especially tracking, then you might want to prevent this happening. Firefox understands that and automatically blocks mixed content. When browsing a secure website displaying mixed content, you might view something like this: “Firefox has blocked content that isn’t secure”.

Firefox - Mixed Content Blocking

As you note in the URL, browsing WordPress.org is likely to throw up this warning. This is because Firefox automatically blocks all active content like scripts that aren’t also served on the https protocol.

Hitting “Disable Protection on This Page” will fix it for the particular page. However, it won’t respect this on other sites. If you’re like me, this isn’t a helpful feature but rather a pain! And, you’ll want to disable this.

Here’s how you do it.

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Army vs. Aliens Defense

Featured Game: Army Vs Aliens Defense

Hollywood has been fascinated by space and more particularly by aliens coming to earth to harvest our planet or wage war on mankind. It’s been the topic of tonnes of movies and TV series including Independence Day, Mars Attack, Stargate, etc. In this Android game, the aliens have come knocking.

Game for the weekend: WordOn HD

In addition to racing games, I also love word based games like Scrabble. One game that has caught my fancy and I’ve been regularly playing for the past few days is WordOn. WordOn HD lets you play with friends (or random opponents) in one of six languages.

Game for the weekend: Despicable Me

Gru’s loyal, yellow, gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest challenge in Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Play as a Minion and compete with others in hilarious, fast-paced challenges in order to impress your boss, (former?) super-villain Gru!

Google Hangouts

How to switch from Hangouts to old Google Chat

Google introduced Hangouts to replace the old Google Chat interface and most likely you’ll be using this interface in your Gmail interface as well as on your mobile devices. Hangouts added a several features missing from traditional chat including the Group conversations. However, I, for one, prefer the traditional Google Chat interface that gives me a one shot view of who is online and not.