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🔄 Turn Off the Lights Syncing Safari web extension to iOS & Mac

Turn Off the Lights for Safari with the Atmosphere Lighting effect enabled on the iPad Pro. And the iPhone on the new brand home page.
Turn Off the Lights for Safari with the Atmosphere Lighting effect enabled on the iPad Pro. And the iPhone on the new brand home page.

Today you can get the latest Turn Off the Lights Safari Extension on your iPhone and iPad, that uses the browser extension Manifest version 3 technology. That is better in privacy, performance, and security for the users.

Download the latest Turn Off the Lights for Safari on TestFlight:
https://testflight.apple.com/join/pj7BWqeJ

New features you can try in this major update:

New home page for iPhone and iPad

The new Turn Off the Lights for Safari on iPhone and iPad includes an improved welcome guide. Where the visual images are bigger and with a bit of information about the feature you can use. And with steps on how to enable the Safari extension on your device. Furthermore, the home screen of the app has been redesigned, with an overview of the community and how to be connected with other members.

Syncing Safari web extension across devices and platforms

Last year, Apple introduced Safari extensions on iOS and iPadOS. One of the new features in iOS 16 and macOS Ventura this year is that users can enable extension syncing across their iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices.

In Safari 16 or later, when a user has installed your Safari web extension on one device, they can install your extension on another device directly from Safari Extensions Preferences, without visiting the App Store. When a user enables or disables your extension on one device, the system syncs that change to the user’s other devices that have the web extension installed. The user can disable syncing for a specific extension. Syncing works for all Safari web extensions, including content blockers.

Apple Developer Documentation

Turn Off the Lights for Safari is a universal app, so that means it is free on iOS and Mac. And you can get it on both platforms. So it will be syncing Safari web extension to your iOS device and Mac computer in a seamless way.

How to share Safari extension across devices from iPhone and iPad on iOS 16

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and iPad
  2. Scroll down until you see the menu item Safari, and tap to open it
  3. Next, tap on Extensions
  4. Finally, turn on the toggle switch to enable the Share Across Devices option

Night Mode with a dark filter for all the images

In this new version, you can dim all the images. So the images are not so bright for your eyes (late at night). You can customize the image dimmed layer with dark and grayscale filter options. The feature is available for desktop and mobile users.

Night Mode option to dim all the images with a dark grayscale filter
Night Mode option to dim all the images with a dark grayscale filter

Control your video with your Game Controller

Do you have your iPad at a far distance from you? Then you can use your wireless PlayStation Controller or Xbox Controller to change instantly the volume of that video player, but also to skip or go to the next YouTube video. Now you can choose also on what website you want to allow this feature (such as only on the YouTube website).

You can download the latest Turn Off the Lights for Safari for your iOS 16 today using TestFlight, and it will be released later on the public release date of iOS 16. It is the only free and Open-Source Safari extension that is available for both Mac and iOS. If you love the Turn Off the Lights in Safari extension, please do not forget to support our hard work by making a small contribution. Each contribution will be much appreciated to continually improve this experience and get the app available for everyone at the Store.

🚍 The Best School Laptop for Students 2022 (with huge discount)

Soon it is back to school. But are you still looking for a good laptop for your students? And that works well with the Turn Off the Lights browser extension? We have 2 great devices that are best for school, college, and university.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is one of the Best School Laptop for Students 2022
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Buying a device depends on the educational requirements. For example, Engineering students need a powerful beast computer that can render 3D objects, Adobe, and Autodesk applications. But these days a new requirement is added for all students. That is a good-quality webcam and integrated microphone to get remotely join virtual lessons and conference calls. Because in these new times, hybrid education and hybrid working is a new requirement.

Video conference applications

There are many applications where you can communicate and follow live sessions. Even today most companies stream their live events on YouTube. Here is an overview of these applications.

Google Meet

That is a free video conference application that is from Google the sub-division of the company Alphabet. You can invite up to 100 participants, and meet for up to 60 minutes per meeting at no cost. And it works on all platforms, from the web browser, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Microsoft Teams

That is an application from the tech company Microsoft. That is mostly focused on business communication. This is not just a video conferencing app, but Microsoft Teams is an all-in-one collaboration app, so you can chat and share documents. That works on all platforms, from the web browser, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Zoom.us

It is an application to connect online for video conference meetings, webinars, and live chat. However, the free version is limited to 40 minutes and only less than 100 participants. That is an application from the tech company Microsoft. That works on all platforms, from the web browser, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Cisco Web Meeting

This is mostly used by professionals and companies. That to share presentations, and desktop applications, write on online whiteboards and make annotations. That works on all platforms, from the web browser, Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

The Best laptop for students

If you need now the best laptop for school, then these are the best that meet this requirement for a good video conference:

#1 Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, is the latest flagship machine from Microsoft that is best for all students. It has an excellent keyboard, powerful specs, and with 14.4” touchscreen. You can get a today a discount of 10% off for Surface Laptop Studio – Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel® Iris® X with free shipping.

Requirement for good stable virtual lessons and conference calls:

  • Check – 1080p web camera
  • Check – Studio Mic
  • Check – 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • Check – Quad Omnisonic Speaker with Double Atmos

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

#1 Apple Macbook Pro M1 Pro 14 inch

Apple Macbook Pro M1 Pro 14 inch, is the laptop from the company Apple. That is powerful device and All-day battery that use less battery power than any other laptop. That is because of the power of M1 which is Apple’s own Silicone chip.

Requirement for good stable virtual lessons and conference calls:

  • Check – 1080p facetime camera
  • Check – Studio-quality three-mic array
  • Check – 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • Check – Six-speaker with Double Atmos

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Apple Macbook Pro M1 Pro

Conclusion

If you know the device you want, the store is ready for the Back-to-School Sale. Limited-time offers on select Surface, PCs, gaming PCs, and more. Valid 7/11 – 9/11. Get it Now with the discount!

đź–Ą The Chrome extension to help you reduce eye strain for FREE

When you are talking about eye strain, there are multiple causes of tired eyes. But the important and most eye fatigue today is the use of smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and computers. Because of the long, heavy, and constantly use for more than eight hours a day at home or at work.

Helpful, Turn Off the Lights is the best browser extension to minimize eye strain, that is free on all web browsers. This accessibility tool helps you to dim the screen (and focus the video you are watching on your screen). But also provide your the fully-customizable option to control the web, that to get dark mode on all websites. That makes it visually comfortable for your eyes, and adjust its readability for your eyes when you are having eye pain from the bright light coming from your computer screen.

Here is a piece of valuable information about reducing eye strain for free, starting with what is eye strain and the practical solution to prevent this health condition of your eyes.

What is eye strain?

Eye strain or better known as asthenopia is an eye condition that has to do with your eyes that have been fatigued or tired, pain in or around the eyes, blurred vision, headache, and occasional double vision. Most of these symptoms are caused by the long use of digital screens such as a computer, iPhone, iPad, Android, or any other activities that involve extensive visual tasks. This group of eye and vision-related problems is part of computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain.

The best way to fight eye strain

Turn Off the Lights – the best Chrome Extension to reduce eye strain from your computer

There is no need to download a separate screen dimmer extension, dark mode extension, or a blue light filter extension. When the user installs many separate browser extensions, it can decrease the performance of your web browser. And create a conflicting issue with other browser extensions.

Screen Dimmer (apply dim filter)

This is the default browser lamp behavior when you click on the gray lamp button. It adds a transparent layer on top of the web page, that is readable. If the dark layer is too dark or still bright for you, when you click 2X on the gray lamp button you get a mini settings panel. Here you can adjust the opacity value and his color. And when you click on the dark layer, it shows you back to the regular website.

The complete screen in the web browser is dimmed. That to reduce the bright light that shining from the light website.
The complete screen in the web browser is dimmed. That to reduce the bright light that shining from the light website.

Note: There is an option to keep the dark layer on your screen when you click on a hyperlink or button. That without removing this dark layer.

Night Mode (apply dark mode on all websites)

When you are on a very bright news website, it can definitely cause headaches when reading too much concentrated on this web page. When a single click on the night switch it converts the website stylesheet to your own chosen dark theme color. And when click again, it returns back to the default website theme. This feature works for all websites. To protect your eyes, enable dark mode on any website now!

Convert the current web page to your dark mode theme color that is comfortable for your eyes.
Convert the current web page to your dark mode theme color that is comfortable for your eyes.

Screen Shader (apply blue light filter)

The screen shader filter adds orange color to decrease eye strain, eye fatigue, and to cozy your brain’s day and night cycle. This alters the coloration of websites to a redder color. That tweak the screen display to show you a more red light, with less green light, and considerably less blue light. When you increase this shade layer value, the more the color of the website will be reddened. So the less your computer display will emit blue light.

Orange tint to reduce the blue light that is shining from your digital screen help to reduce the eye strain.
Orange tint to reduce the blue light that is shining from your digital screen help to reduce the eye strain.

Risk Factors For Eye Strain

Eye strain is not for an individual person in a certain geography, but can affect anyone in the world that both children and adults. There are risk factors that make a person more likely to suffer from eye strain, such as existing refractive errors, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. And even further other risk factors include chronic dry eyes, eye muscle problems, prolonged exposure to screens, and reading a text for very long periods of time.

Eye remedies tips for computer work

The use of a computer is one of the common causes of eye strain. So if you work on a flexible or fixed desk, at home or at work. These helpful self-care tips can help you ease the strain on your eyes.

  • Blinking amount of your eyes. When you are on working constantly on the computer screen, you are mostly concentrated and fixed on the screen. Thereby, most users are blinking less with their eyes, and that caused dry eyes. Try to get into the habit of blinking your eyes every now and then when watching on a computer screen. That will bring some tears that will moisten your eyes when you open to close the status of your eyes.
  • Take a Break. When you are working through the 8 hours working day or longer, give your eyes a break that watching instantly on the bright screen. Try to follow the 20-20-20 rest your eyes rule. That means for every 20 minutes, look at something in the far distance that has a distance of 20 feet or 6 meters, and that for at least 20 seconds.
  • Lighting direction. When you have too much lighting shining directly on your device screen, that will create much glare and can cause eye strain. So you will see it difficult to see your other objects. The problem can solve with orient the light on the ceiling in a different direction. Or switch the lamp off that is overhead of you. And do not place your monitor directly in front of a window or white wall. When you are using and desktop monitor you can buy an anti-glare cover over the screen.
  • Setup your desktop orientation. When you are working on the computer, place the computer monitor best in the front of you where you sit or stand, that with an arm’s length away from you. So that reduces the neck pain too to not watch to left or right. And your desktop chair on the correct seat level so that your feet are flat on the ground.
  • Setup your screen settings. Squeezing to read your text on the computer screen is not good. So try to enlarge the font size to make it easy to read the text. That make will reduce the eye strain. And make sure the screen is not too bright that it shining not much light on your face.

Install the latest Turn Off the Lights browser extension

As result, you know what Eye strain is and how to reduce eye strain. Thereby, there is no other free browser extension in the world that provide you with this solution, and that is Open-Source. And there is no yearly subscription and no in-app purchase model to unluck a certain feature for the Pro price level. Such as the basic version, Premium version, Business version, Enterprise version, and Ultimate version. It is one version, that has everything inside.

The Turn Off the Lights browser extension is rich with useful and powerful options to have full control of the web page. And with many options to make it so personal to your style, even paid browser extensions do not have this possibility. Turn Off the Lights browser extension is free and Open-Source. As I believe this accessibility tool should be free for everyone. So you get the best web experience in your favorite web browser, on whatever device, mobile or desktop.

Stefan Van Damme – Developer of the Turn Off the Lights browser extension

It is one unique browser extension since the day the first version went online on 15 December 2009, and it is 100% free on all web browsers that include Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, Brave, Yandex, Maxthon, and Naver Whale. Protect Your Eyes Now. For Free!