By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 19, 2017
Whenever you make a Google search query while being logged in to any service from the company, your search is saved to your Google account’s activity. This is designed to help improve your search experience by increasing the amount of relevant things you’ll see.
For the most part, this depends on how you use your Google account, and if you’re more of an iOS user, then you might not tap into these features as much as, say, an Android user would.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to view and delete your Google search query history, a step you can take to increase your privacy by preventing others from seeing what you’ve searched for. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 17, 2017
If you use Safari as your default web browser on your Mac, it’s possible to delete your browsing history for a just a specific date, while still leaving all the rest of your browsing history intact.
Not only will this appear less fishy when someone looks into your browsing history than deleting everything would, but it also lets you annihilate only a chosen portion of your web browsing history, which can be infinitely useful for protecting your privacy depending on how you use your machine to browse the web. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 10, 2017
Apple has come to the conclusion that a hidden setting in Safari caused the odd battery results in Consumer Reports’ MacBook Pro review that kept the publication from recommending the laptop. In a statement to AppleInsider, the company said it worked with CR’s team over the holidays and determined that its testing methods were flawed. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 2, 2016
If you use Parental Controls on your Mac, it’s possible to see a list of websites visited in Safari or another web browser by any of your controlled users and see the date and time those websites were accessed.
This comes in handy in a number of scenarios, but perhaps the most obvious is when you’re a parent and you want to make sure your kids aren’t doing things they shouldn’t be while online. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2016
YouTuber EverythingApplePro has has been sharing a bug in iOS which causes any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to glitch out after playing a malicious video link in Safari. The device will first slow to a crawl before freezing or crashing altogether, requiring a hard reset. This appears to be a longstanding bug because iPhones and other iOS devices running iOS 5 were found to be affected by the glitch.
As noted on Reddit, the top level domains that are currently hosting the glitchy video are vk.com and testtrial.site90.net. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 7, 2016
Have you ever received an animated GIF image from someone before and then had trouble trying to view it on your Mac?
That’s probably because the Preview app, which is the default image viewer on macOS, isn’t built to properly handle animated GIFs. Instead, you’ll have to try another workaround. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 3, 2016
Safari, like just about all other web browsers, lets you set a home page to load every time you open the app. Most people think this feature is limited just to only websites, but that’s not the case at all. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to set an image file as your Home page in Safari. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 3, 2016
If you’re an avid Amazon user like me, then you probably check the site for deals before you buy from other online sources and before driving to your local stores.
Amazon keeps a history of everything you look at on the website, so in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can hide or remove items from your browsing history. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 2, 2016
iOS 10 provides only a few iPad-specific enhancements, among them an incredibly useful feature that Apple buried in the menus which permits you to view two tabs at the same time on your iPad using Split View in Safari.
Side-by-side Split View and Slide Over multitasking modes debuted more than a year ago with the release of iOS 9. As you know, Split View lets you select two apps to run simultaneously on an iPad.
Before iOS 10, however, you couldn’t select two documents within the same app to view them side by side. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to open two webpages in Safari using Split View mode on any supported iPad. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Nov 1, 2016
Gmail is one of the most powerful third-party email clients by far; even many Apple device users have Gmail accounts.
One of the useful things you can do right from Gmail is create rules via filters, and this lets you do all sorts of things with your email inbox for customizing your experience. We’ll show you how to do that in this tutorial. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 28, 2016
Web browsers are invaluable tools, but to get to one on your iPhone or iPad, you first need to unlock your device.
That is, unless you’re using the new LockBrowser jailbreak tweak, which puts a full-blown web browser right on your Lock screen. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 27, 2016
It’s been a little more than two weeks since Photoshop maker Adobe released a security update for its Flash Player for macOS which fixed a bunch of critical vulnerabilities and now another critical security update for Flash Player got released this morning. According to Adobe, the vulnerabilities in the current version of Flash Player could allow an attacker to take control of Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS machines. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 27, 2016
Apple will be streaming its “Hello Again” keynote event from its home campus in Cupertino, California today.
If you want to tune into the event to see everything Apple brings to the table, then this post will have all the information you’ll need to learn how to stream the event live. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 17, 2016
If you keep certain pages bookmarked in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and want to export those same bookmarks to your Mac or PC, then you’re in luck because there’s a way you can do this without wasting too much of your time.
You don’t need to use Safari as your main web browser on your Mac or PC to do this. We’ll show you how so you can do it on both your Mac computers and your Windows computers. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 12, 2016
Adobe today released a new security-focused update for its Flash Player software in an effort to patch a series of vulnerabilities that could give attackers control of your computer. Although Safari on macOS Sierra disables web plugins like Flash by default, Mac owners who have a standalone Flash Player installed on their system are at risk, even if they’re using Flash Player that’s built into Google’s Chrome browser. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 4, 2016
MinimalisticUI is a new free jailbreak tweak that aims to make the UI throughout iOS a little less noticeable while you peruse through content in various apps.
The tweak can be used to adjust the transparency and more of tab bars and navigation bars so that they appear to ‘fade’ away as you scroll up and down. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 18, 2016
In iOS 10, Safari hasn’t received a major facelift like some other Apple apps have. That’s not saying Safari doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve that make browsing the web a more pleasing experience for everyone. One of the little things about iOS 10 that I’m sure many folks will appreciate is the ability for Safari to play videos inline on the iPhone and iPod touch, too.
This feature has been present on iPads for years.
Thankfully, iOS 10 now lets you watch most web videos inline on your iPhone and iPod touch, even while multitasking in Safari. Telling Safari to play a video inside the webpage isn’t as obvious as it could have been, so here’s a little tutorial to get you up to speed. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 13, 2016
There are going to be times when you’re browsing the web on your iPhone or iPad and you will have more than one browsing tab open in Safari, but you’re not going to want to keep all those tabs opened forever.
Up until now, you had to close each tab individually, which proved to be rather time consuming. Rather than tapping on the close button for each and every individual one, iOS 10 has two new actions you can use to close out of all opened tabs at once, and we’ll show you each in this tutorial. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 11, 2016
Because your iPhone doesn’t have as large and immersive of a display as your computer does, every single last pixel you can squeeze into a website as viewing space can make the web browsing experience better, depending on the circumstance.
A new free jailbreak tweak called SafariFullScreenScrolling cleans up the interface of Safari while you’re scrolling around to give you a much nicer full-screen effect. Read More