Here at Maximum PC, we adhere to a few simple maxims: Make it faster! Be thorough. And keep things as simple as possible.
Adhering to that philosophy, we'd like to present to you a mega-ultra-laser-shark mix and mash of features we've published these past couple of months, including some of our favorite websites, Windows Phone 7 aps, and Chrome and browser add-ons that you've been seeing grace the pages of our site recently. Because, after all, we wouldn't want you guys to have to dig around for all these yourselves. Remember. We keep it simple, just for you.
The media (hey, that's us!) has branded Google+ as Google's Facebook clone, but the new service holds an insidious trump card: it's always in your face. Whether you're editing a report in Google Docs or simply looking for a low-carb latke recipe, your Google+ status notifier is splashed across the top of the screen on all of Google's websites, silently inviting you to set your work aside and join the social fun. Developer Nik Cubrilovic ran into the same productivity problem and rather than whining about it, he got proactive and created the BlockPlus extension.
Outdated browser plugins pose a considerable security threat. According to a report published earlier this year by security and compliance management company Qualys, 80 percent of all browser vulnerabilities stem from outdated plugins. The company behind the browser security analysis tool BrowserCheck, Qualys has just ranked different browser plugins based on their affinity for remaining outdated.