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How to stop sites from requesting your location in Safari

Safari Settings for Website Allow Location on iPhone

While it’s nice that certain websites want to know our location, it’s not always necessary. Sure, you need a delivery service site to know where you are, but not a blog. And if you visit the same sites often, you probably don’t want them asking you every time.

In Safari, you can control websites asking for your location. You can allow certain sites to always know where you are, like in the delivery service example. And you can disallow sites you never want to know, like a blog. Here, we’ll show you how to do this on iPhone, iPad, and Mac so websites will stop requesting your location in Safari.

How to enable reader view in Chrome on Mac

Chrome Reader Mode Webpage

Safari and Firefox both offer a reader view by default. So if you want to read a webpage without all the extra banners, ads, navigation, and such, it’s just the click of a button. But for Chrome users, it’s not that easy.

Google offers a hidden flag you can use for reader mode in Chrome. While this is still considered an experimental feature as of this writing, it is still an option. As an alternative, you can install a Chrome extension for reader view. Here, we’ll show you both methods so you can enable reader mode in Chrome on your Mac.

QuickSearch lets jailbreakers search the web from anywhere on their iPhone

Not a moment goes by that my inquisitive mind doesn't fancy researching something in depth, and for that reason, I think that the internet can be an incredibly valuable resource. Other people in the same boat would probably agree, however picking up their phone to do some research can be a cumbersome, multi-step endeavor.

QuickSearch is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak created by iOS developer iCraze for the sole purpose of making it easier to search the web from literally anywhere on your pwned iPhone or iPad. It achieves the aforementioned goal by allowing the end user to summon a search bar with the help of an Activator action.

How to automatically make new tabs active in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome

New Tab Concept

If you’re tired of your new tabs opening in the background, it’s time to make a change. You can have a new tab become active immediately, which moves you right over to it to do what you need. It’s one less click and one less thing to slow you down when you need to open tab after tab.

Why wait or have to click the tab yourself? Here’s how to automatically make new tabs active in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on your Mac.

Summon a floating web browser from anywhere in iOS with Megane

Any time you feel like browsing the web, it’s essentially as easy as launching the Safari app and beginning a web search or asking Siri to search the web for you. But if even these two methods are too much effort for you, or you’d rather stay in the app interface you’re already in instead of closing that app to visit Safari, then we might have just the right solution for you.

Enter Megane, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer sugiuta that allows users to summon a floating web search interface like the one shown in the screenshot example above from just about anywhere in iOS with a gesture of their choosing.

How to send Siri web search results from HomePod to iPhone

Siri HomePod Web Results on iPhone Lock Screen

Siri can be super handy on HomePod and can do plenty of things for you. But one thing that was always a bit difficult was getting information that Siri didn’t have at hand. You might end up hearing something like, "Sorry, I can’t help with that".

With the iOS 14.1 update, HomePod also got a bit of a boost in abilities. You can use Apple Music for an alarm sound, check out the Intercom if you own more than one HomePod, and yes, have Siri send web results right to your iPhone.

Where to find the best iPhone icon packs for your Home Screen

Customized iPhone Home Screens with Icon Packs

While iOS 14 came with some terrific new features, Home Screen customization seems to have taken off as one of the most talked about. You have Home Screen widgets that can be personalized, come in different sizes, for third-party apps, and can be put most anywhere.

Along with that and even though not new, creating custom app icons with Shortcuts has become more desirable. So if changing the app icons you see on your Home Screen is something that interests you, how about making sure you have the icons you want? Sure, you can use a photo of your pet or picture of your pal, but if you want to go with a theme, an iPhone icon pack is a terrific option.

Here are some awesome spots to find iPhone icon packs.

How to use Tab Groups in Google Chrome to organize tabs

How to Use Tab Groups in Chrome Mac

If use Google Chrome on Mac and open multiple tabs at once, you’ll like this handy feature added to the browser. Tab Groups let you collect, name, colorize, and of course, group tabs together. This lets you organize your open tabs and keep track of them.

Tab Groups were first announced for Chrome Beta users in May 2020. But even after several months, you may not have even noticed that it rolled out to everyone. If you use Chrome and could use a little help managing your tabs, here’s how to use Tab Groups.

How to refresh website favicons in Safari on Mac

Safari Showing Favicons on Mac

The ability to see favicons for websites in Safari is a convenient. It lets you spot the site you want at a glance by seeing the its icon on your tab, in your bookmark list, and in your history. So, when the feature was added, it was one many people jumped on. But have you ever noticed favicons that go missing or are incorrect, showing the wrong icon?

You can "refresh" the website favicons in Safari on Mac in just a few steps and here, we’ll show you how.

Web-based Parcility jailbreak repository browser officially launches to the public

Repository fragmentation is a growing problem in today’s jailbreak community, especially if you’re a jailbreaker and you’re trying to keep up with all the latest tweak and extension releases from various sources. After Saurik closed the Cydia Store back in 2018, jailbreak tweak developers began flocking to one of the three major repository giants that still support paid packages. Otherwise, they opt to provide their own repositories to host their packages on.

Package managers like Cydia, Installer, Sileo, or Zebra can make it easier to peruse jailbreak repositories, but when using a computer or a non-jailbroken device, you might find yourself visiting a particular repository’s website to learn more about the packages it hosts. We teased a web-based utility dubbed Parcility a few days ago that intended to coalesce information from various repositories into one place, and we’re excited to share that it’s officially available to the public starting today.

Parcility is an upcoming website & API for browsing jailbreak repositories

In most scenarios, someone with the desire to view jailbreak apps and tweaks would need to fire up their jailbroken device and launch a package manager such as Cydia, Installer, Sileo, or Zebra to do so. Sometimes, however, you might fancy searching for specific packages hosted on your favorite repositories even when your jailbroken device isn’t in reach, and this poses unique challenges in and of itself.

An upcoming website and API dubbed Parcility will strive to make all of this information readily available from virtually any web browser, whether you’re using a personal computer or a non-jailbroken device to browse jailbreak-centric repositories. Citing the concept’s release post on /r/jailbreak, Parcility will index more than 600 individual repositories, and this equates to a whole lot of browsing power.