By Christian Zibreg on May 3, 2016
On any given day, I browse the web a lot—be it catching up on the news, doing research on future stories or skimming through my favorites to learn what’s the latest. And more often than not do I find myself struggling to make my way back to an article I stumbled upon a few hours ago.
Locating a specific item in browsing history can feel like finding a needle in the haystack, especially if you’re on the go.
Yes, I could just tap Safari’s back button multiple times or swipe to go back a single webpage at a time until I found the webpage I was looking for, but that’s a time-consuming process which unnecessarily wastes my iPhone’s cellular data.
As you’ll discover in this tutorial, Safari provides a very handy, though not immediately obvious shortcut which allows you to quickly jump to any previously visited webpage. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 27, 2016
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2016
Apple is hard at work on adding support to its Safari browser for cross-platform audio/video communications capability that won’t require any special plug-in, enterprise computing blog No Jitter learned yesterday.
The Cupertino firm’s reportedly decided to incorporate support for the open-source WebRTC project, a real-time video and audio standard originally created by Google.
Microsoft’s Edge and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers have adopted this technology recently, which lets web developers create messaging applications that run in a browser and offer two-way audio/video communications capability without a plug-in. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 13, 2016
Safari Technology Preview, a special version of Apple’s desktop browser designed to give developers their first look at upcoming new features and future enhancements, today received the first official update since its release two weeks ago.
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 8, 2016
Following yesterday’s release of Microsoft’s new Hub Keyboard for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with Office 365 integration, the Windows maker today issued a refresh to its Translator app in the App Store.
Bumped to version 2.13, the software has gained support for a total of 34 new languages alongside a pair of crucial feature additions: offline mode and a brand new extensions for Safari which lets you translate webpages with a tap. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 30, 2016
Wednesday, Apple announced immediate availability of a brand new browser created specifically for web developers. Safari Technology Preview, as it’s called, resembles an ordinary Safari browser with a distinctively purple app icon in the dock. With Safari Technology Preview, web developers can get their hands on improvements to WebKit and other web technologies and optimize their web code before these technologies trickle down in future releases of iOS and OS X.
“Get a sneak peek at upcoming Safari web technologies in OS X and iOS, and easily experiment with these technologies in your websites and extensions,” writes Apple. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 20, 2016
Apple will be streaming its ‘Let us loop you in’ media event live on the company’s website. The Cupertino-based company is expected to unveil a number of new products related to iPhone, iPad, and the Apple Watch, but we’ll have to wait and see to know for sure.
If you’ll be tuning in to watch the Apple event live on your computer, there are some requirements you’ll have to meet, and we’ll touch on those requirements in this piece so you’re prepared for it. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 17, 2016
If you’re a parent whose kids frequently play with your iPhone, or your iOS device is used by other people in your household, you might want to restrict certain websites in order to increase your privacy.
Blocking websites on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad isn’t as user-facing a feature as it should have been. Regardless, you can make it work like a charm assuming you don’t mind poking around in the options within the stock Settings app.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to restrict Safari and other WebKit-based browser in a way that will prohibit anyone from visiting websites on your device that you haven’t whitelisted specifically. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 5, 2016
When you visit a website on your computer, such as iDownloadBlog or Google, you’re using domain name system (DNS) protocol to exchange information between your computer and the server providing you with that website.
Depending on the DNS server you’re using on your Mac or iOS device, you might not be experiencing the best speeds and web securities that you could be. In this piece, we’ll tell you why you may want to consider switching to a new DNS and we’ll even show you how to do it. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 4, 2016
SafariHistory is a handy new jailbreak tweak that is now available for free in Cydia and it will give Safari users that don’t use Private Browsing mode an easier way to delete their Safari history in bulk.
Although Safari on your iPhone and iPad includes a ‘Clear’ button to quickly delete all of your browsing history, the only way to delete individual history items is to swipe to the left on them to reveal the red “Delete” button, and this can take forever.
SafariHistory instead makes it easier to remove individual items in bulk without clearing your entire Safari browsing history, as you’re about to see in this review. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2016
In addition to finding all occurrences of a word within any webpage, Apple’s Safari browser for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac includes a nifty little feature called Quick Website Search which lets you get your answers from within a specific website as long as you’ve used its search box before.
Safari keeps tracks of the webpages as you surf the web so you can later find anything within a previously visited website, right from the Smart Search field.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to leverage Safari’s Quick Website Search feature to search within a website. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 15, 2016
Apple’s Safari browser has a unified search/address field at the top of the page, called the Smart Search Search field, which lets you enter a URL or search term, access search suggestions, history items and more.
We’ve already detailed the process of turning off Search Engine Suggestions for those who don’t want to see suggested search terms and today we’re going to take a closer look at a setting that permits you to select your default search engine in Safari. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 11, 2016
If you’re tired of always having to log in, Safari will happily save web passwords in your keychain. Even better, the browser can automatically fill in your user names and passwords the next time you visit your favorite websites.
And with the iCloud Keychain feature, your saved passwords can be synchronized across devices in a safe, secure manner. In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to search saved Safari passwords without needing to visit their websites, view your saved logins, as well as add, delete and manage saved passwords. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 10, 2016
Safari for iOS and OS X lets you mark websites you fancy as your Favorites, so they’re easy to access when you select Safari’s Smart Search field at the top. Your Favorites also appear on new tabs and windows, are listed in your bookmarks, appear on a dedicated Favorites page and can be added as a bar below Safari’s toolbar.
It’s a convenient feature which enables a more productive browsing for those who remember to file websites they frequent as their Favorites.
On the downside, people starring at your iPhone, iPad and Mac will get to see your Favorites every time you open a new tab, type a URL or search. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of removing your Favorites from various Safari views on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 10, 2016
An annoying issue pertaining to broken Twitter links, which has persisted in Safari for Mac since November 2015, has been fixed in the third beta of the forthcoming OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan software update, according to user reports on the Apple Support Communities forums.
The “Safari can’t open the page because the server where this page is located is not responding” error page no longer appears when clicking shortened “t.co” Twitter links with the secure HTTPS protocol in Safari and third-party apps like Tweetbot. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 10, 2016
A virtual private network, commonly referred to as a VPN, is a type of connection you can use over the internet that helps to secure your identity as you surf the web.
Often times, they’re used to improve your security and privacy on public Wi-Fi networks, but they’re also used for a wide variety of other reasons. If you’ve been considering using a VPN on your iOS device(s) or Mac(s), then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to tell you all about why you should consider using a VPN and how to use them to your advantage. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 9, 2016
Safari’s Smart Search Field is tremendously useful. This unified search and address field performs functions of the separate address and search fields found in older editions of the browser.
The Smart Search Field lets you type in either an URL to visit or a search query to send to the default search engine. It’s also a place where search suggestions automagically pop up as you type. Suggested search terms are supplied by the search engine selected in Settings → Safari → Search Engine.
With this cool feature, you can type just the first few letters of a query and rely on the search engine to help you complete the search term without needing to type out the rest of your query. Bt certain users may not be fond of this feature for privacy reasons.
If you’re among them, use step-by-step instructions provided in this tutorial to turn suggested search terms off in Safari for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 6, 2016
One of my pet peeves with YouTube is how after completing a video, the service shoves a new video down your throat with a feature called “Up Next,” which gives you a 15-second time frame to click the “X” button at the top right of the video before the next video starts to play.
Sound familiar? If you feel the same way, then you’ve stumbled upon the right tutorial, because we’re going to be showing you how you can disable this feature right from the YouTube website without installing any plug-ins, hacks, or other crazy stuff. Read More