Showing posts with label Chrome Extension. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chrome Extension. Show all posts

Friday, May 1, 2015

This Chrome extension lets you add fancy formatting to your tweets


Ever wanted to add bold text to your tweets or really underline a point?
Now you can. Bedazzle is a Chrome extension that adds the rich text editing features that Twitter currently lacks. Well, sort of…

What the add-on actually does is add a new box to the compose window on Twitter.com. When you select a word and choose a formatting option, it replaces the characters with their unicode equivalents.
It’s a little janky but fun nonetheless, and from my testing, your fancy tweets will show up just fine in most Twitter clients. There are other tools that let you add formatting, but this one does it right in your browser.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Google Chrome Extension Lets Users Send Encrypted Emails

Google has plans to make its email more secure, using add-on encryption software that will work like any other extension for Google Chrome.

On its security blog Tuesday, Google announced it’s preparing a Chrome extension called End-to-End to make heavy-duty encryption easier for anyone to use.

Google already offers HTTPS, but its own email stats show only about half of Gmail messages are secured this way.

HTTPS does protect Gmail messages while they’re in transit — the TP in HTTPS stands for "transfer protocol." The OpenPGP standard Google is using in End-to-End will help secure Gmail messages while they’re at rest on the sender or receiver’s machine.

They’ll have to be encrypted and decrypted with public and private keys — so not quite as easy as refreshing your inbox — but as Google says, it will probably appeal to “those who need added protection.”

Google has released the source code for community review before it goes live.

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