Are you tired of waiting for web pages to reload every time you launch mobile Safari? If so, you might be interested in this new jailbreak tweak called SafariBlankPage, by Suu (the same developer who did Slide2Kill).
As its name indicates, the tweak forces Safari to open up to a blank page upon launch, meaning you don’t have to wait for anything to load. This allows you to quickly perform searches and open new websites… Read More
One of my favorite features found in Google Chrome for iOS is the ability to build on search queries without initiating the search. Unfortunately, stock Mobile Safari doesn’t have this capability. That’s where Platinum, a new jailbreak tweak available on Cydia, comes in.
Platinum allows you to complete search queries on Mobile Safari with ease. There are no settings or options to configure, just install it and go. Take a glance inside for a look into how it works… Read More
CloudLover is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to easily access your synced iCloud tabs. This tweak primarily exists because the stock method of accessing your iCloud tabs is much too cumbersome to do on a regular basis, so of course, jailbreak developers had to remedy the situation. Read More
PullAll is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to add the same pull to refresh functions from the stock Mail app to any WebView. This means that you can add pull to refresh to any apps that use WebView, including Safari, Twitter, Reeder, and more.
Along with PullAll’s functionality, the animation, too, is pulled directly from the Mail app. PullAll can also be customized to your liking by means of a handy preference pane. Check inside for a few more details as to how it’s all put together… Read More
I use my MacBook and iPhone all day, every day. If I’m not on one, I’m on the other, and sometimes I’m on both. So I’m constantly using features like iCloud’s Safari tab sync to ensure a streamlined experience as I switch between devices.
The sync feature itself, which Apple introduced last year in iOS 6, works great. But I have to admit, it would be nice if it wasn’t buried in mobile Safari’s Bookmarks menu. Luckily, that’s not a problem anymore with this new jailbreak tweak… Read More
The average U.S. smartphone or tablet user spends two hours and 38 minutes on their device, the majority inside an app.
Just over half an hour is spent inside a mobile browser, while more than two hours each day is spent inside apps, such as Facebook.
According to the mobile analytics firm Flurry, games top the list of most-used apps, while Facebook is threatening to overtake Safari, Apple’s dominant web browser, Opera Software’s Opera Mini and other popular mobile web browsers as the most-popular way to access social and other content on the web… Read More
Despite the fact that it has numerous challengers, Apple’s Safari has dominated the mobile browser space. And that continues to be the case today, according to a new report from web analytics firm Net Applications.
The firm’s data, which stems from its web network that sees more than 160 million visits to more than 40,000 websites each month, shows that last month, Safari accounted for 61.79% of the mobile browser traffic… Read More
Remember the good old days, in iOS 5, when you could listen to a video’s audio in the background on your device while multitasking? All you had to do was double tap the Home button, swipe to the left to reveal the iPod controls, and press Play.
But for some reason, Apple disabled this feature in iOS 6, leaving us without a native way to do things like listen to YouTube videos in Safari while texting or browsing Twitter. But the good news is, we’ve come across a fairly easy way to get it back… Read More
What better way to sign off as my weekend starts than a fresh batch of iOS concepts which imagine the capabilities Apple should have long implemented? Above is Shaik Imaduddin’s mockup of a more interactive iOS Notification Center with actionable alerts where you could, say, delete email messages, mark them as read and send new ones, all without ever leaving your iPhone’s Notification Center.
Very doable and frankly, even Android isn’t currently doing that. He’s also envisioning making phone calls, responding to text messages (existing tweaks address this) and setting alerts in Reminders to call back a person. The latter makes me wonder how on Earth Apple missed combining Reminders with the Phone app. I’ve also included a nice iOS 7 Safari mockup right past the fold… Read More
Fans of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser may be hoping to use their browser of choice on iOS, but according to Mozilla, that may not be possible anytime soon.
Mozilla has lifted the lid on the reason that it has yet to port the popular Firefox to Apple’s mobile platform and, unsurprisingly, it’s all down to Apple’s tight control over how things are done on its devices according to Jay Sullivan, the company’s Vice President.
Currently, all third-party web browsers that run on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch have to use Apple’s UIWebView component which is inherently slower than the Nitro used by the company’s own Safari browser. Mozilla says that it will only bring Firefox to iOS when that limitation is removed, and Apple seems in no rush to do that… Read More
Have you ever had Google Chrome on OS X present a pop up message that states: Google Chrome wants to use your confidential information stored in the…blah, blah, blah…in your keychain?
Even if you select Always Allow, Deny, or Allow, the message continues to pop up each time you visit specific sites. I tried disabling password syncing in Chrome’s settings, clearing all saved passwords, etc., all to no avail. Basically, I got to the point where If I saw that message one more time, I was going to rip my hair out!
But I solved the issue, and it was actually easier, and more obvious than I expected. If you’re having the same problem, which apparently many Chrome users on the Mac are, then take a look inside for the fix… Read More
Gestures are all the rage these days, just look at popular tweaks like Auxo and Zephyr for the proof. What about adding swipe gestures to the tabs in the stock Safari browser? Wouldn’t that be a welcomed addition? After trying out SafariSwipez, I can indeed say that it is.
SafariSwipez is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to swipe up or down on a page in tabbed view to close out the tab in question. As you might expect, SafariSwipez is a really simple tweak with no options or settings to configure. Take a look inside for more details. Read More
If you are an avid user of Twitter or Facebook, you likely see ‘pull to refresh’ as an essential part of the smart phone experience. So it’s surprising to see how slow Apple has been to bring the gesture to its internal apps. In iOS 6, Apple finally cued in and included their own implementation of Pull To Refresh in Mail. Unfortunately this hasn’t carried over to every one of Apple’s internet-enabled apps; Safari still lacks the feature.
Although US District Judge Susan Illston recently approved the $22.5 million fine Google agreed to pay in order to settle the FTC claim that it illegally bypassed user privacy settings in Safari, the Internet giant is not yet off the hook over in the United Kingdom, where a group of twelve disgruntled users decided to take the search behemoth to the court over the scandal. A group called “Safari Users Against Google’s Secret Tracking” hired a law firm to file a complaint conveniently timed ahead of the sixth annual Data Privacy Day in the country… Read More
PDF Printer for Safari was a jailbreak tweak originally designed to allow users to ‘print’ from safari to PDF documents in order to neatly archive websites, but it seems the tweak has grown beyond its name.
The latest version of PDF Printer for Safari adds PrintKit integration, which is the native printing library on iOS. This library means ‘printed’ documents will save faster, users can now delete pages from the PDF on the fly, and the PDF Printer now works with the stock Maps app in iOS 5… Read More
In a move to stay relevant in the mobile space, Opera will be unveiling an all-new web browser for Android and iOS next month. The client will be based on WebKit, and will focus on hiding the technology as much as possible, while embracing rich applications.
Of course, Opera already has a browser on iOS. But this new one, dubbed ‘Opera Ice,’ will be much different. Like a lot of apps these days, Ice’s UI is button-less, and all major functions are controlled by gestures. We’ve got a video of it in action after the fold… Read More
Here’s a nice little nugget. Though it’s now taken for granted, the Safari browser was almost named “Freedom”. Yes, “Freedom”, of all the monikers. Steve Jobs apparently considered a bunch of silly names for Apple’s browser that included “Freedom”, “Alexander” and “iBrowse” before settling with “Safari”.
He also spent some time trying “Freedom” because he liked the sound of it and how it signified Apple’s freedom from Microsoft and Internet Explorer. One programmer who worked on the Safari project shares an anecdote describing how he persuaded Jobs to drop the “Freedom” name as it sounded like a “feminine hygiene product”… Read More
It looks like Google may have to start writing out that $22.5 million check soon, to cover the fine it agreed to pay in order to settle the FTC claim that it illegally bypassed user privacy settings in Safari.
US District Judge Susan Illston approved the fine in a San Francisco federal court late Friday, which will go down as the largest penalty ever levied against a company by the Federal Trade Commission… Read More