MComix is an updated fork of the Comix project, a comic reader that made the top five the last time we looked at the best desktop comic readers. Comix stopped development a few years back, and MComix has been updated with a few new tricks, bug fixes, and stability improvements. It still supports ZIP, RAR, 7Zip, LHA or tar/gz/bz2 archives (as well as any old folder full of plain image files), and it brings tons of great features to the table. The reader was designed to handle sequential images in a simple interface that works really well for comic books. All of the pages run down the left side of the screen, and a large pane on the right shows you the current page. MComix is lightweight, free, open-source, and gets the job done. Comix does require Python, PyGTK+ (or another GTK+ framework), and the Python Imaging Library (PIL) installed on your system before it'll run. Some package managers already include Comix, so installing it may be a terminal command away on your Linux system. … [Read more...] about Five Best Desktop Comic Book Readers
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“Over the last few years, we’ve rethought how Safe Browsing delivers data. We built new technologies to make its data as compact as possible: We only send the information that’s most protective to a given device, and we make sure this data is compressed as tightly as possible,” Stephan Somogyi and Allison Miller of Google’s Safe Browsing team wrote in a blog post. … [Read more...] about Google’s Safe Web Surfing Tool Is Quietly Protecting Apps Like Snapchat, Too
Obviously, we couldn't cover every single start page out there, since there are just so many—heck, we didn't even get to touch on awesome news feed-based start pages like Netvibes. But, if all you're looking for is a prettier, more customizable alternative to Chrome and Firefox's default start pages, you should be able to find something perfect for you with one of the above options. Got a start page extension or service you love, but that we didn't mention? Let us know about it in the comments. … [Read more...] about Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Start Pages for Your Browser
“Spying on your users is clearly a violation of the terms that both Google and Mozilla make extension developers sign. So yesterday I reported these four extensions to Mozilla and Google. Mozilla immediately disabled the extension listings, so that these extensions can no longer be found on the Mozilla Add-ons site. Mozilla didn’t blacklist the extensions however, stating that they are still talking to Avast. So for existing users these extensions will still be active and continue spying on the users.” … [Read more...] about Uninstall These Snooping AVG and Avast Browser Extensions
Overhaul XBMC's Look with a New Skin XBMC's default look is pretty beautiful, but you have a ton of other skins to choose from that give it a different look and feel. To add a new skin, just head to Settings > Appearance > Skin, and click on the skin you're currently using (the default skin is called "Confluence"). It should bring up a menu where you can choose a new skin. By default, you'll only have one skin in this menu, but after clicking "Get More" and installing other skins from XBMC's repository, you can choose other skins from that menu to try out. If you see a skin online that isn't built into XBMC, you can download its repository, add it as described above, and the skin should show up in the "Get More Skins" menu. … [Read more...] about Create a Kickass, Seamless, Play-Everything Media Center: The Complete Guide
Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? Tired of troubleshooting your Windows or Mac? Looking for advice on apps, browser extensions, or utilities to accomplish a particular task? Let us know! Tell us in the comments below or email [email protected] . … [Read more...] about Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Instead of Going to Sleep?