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WebKit spools up FTL, seeks to make JavaScript even faster

WebKit spools up FTL, seeks to make JavaScript even faster

WebKit, the open source rendering engine that powers Apple's Safari and is the basis of most mobile browsers today, is looking to once again escalate its level of JavaScript performance. Dubbed FTL — not "faster than light" but "fourth tier LLVM" — it's now spooled up and ready jump onto OS X and...
Safari updated to version 7.0.3 in the Mac App Store

Safari updated to version 7.0.3 in the Mac App Store

A quick point release update for Safari on the Mac is now available for download from the Mac App Store. Version 7.0.3 brings a number of improvements, including fixes for the search and address fields prematurely hitting return, credit card autofill with numerous websites and websites with...
How to add and remove dictionaries on iPhone and iPad

How to add and remove dictionaries on iPhone and iPad

The Define option in the iPhone and iPad text selector popup gives you dictionary definitions for most common words. It's convenient because it can be accessed in only a couple of taps. But what if you're in England and the U.S. dictionary keeps coming up? What if you also speak Italian or...
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Apple updates Safari with improved security and memory handling

Apple updates Safari with improved security and memory handling

Apple rolled out an update to its Safari browser today, which is available for OS X Lion and Lion Server 10.7.5, OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks. The update resolves some crashing issues when users visit a "maliciously crafted website" as well as addresses memory corruption...
How to restrict music, movies, TV, web, and more with parental controls on your iPhone or iPad

How to restrict music, movies, TV shows, apps, and more based on age-ratings with parental controls for iPhone or iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. That includes the ability to block content based on its age rating. For example, iTunes Store music or podcasts based on explicit...
How to restrict Siri, AirDrop, and CarPlay with parental restrictions for iPhone and iPad

How to restrict Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, and more with parental controls for iPhone and iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. That includes disabling access to Safari, Camera, FaceTime, Siri, AirDrop, CarPlay, and more. With those restrictions in place, you...
How to manage web notifications with Mac Safari

How to manage web notifications with Mac Safari

Beginning with OS X Mavericks Apple added the ability for web sites to push updates directly to your desktop. Such updates appear in Notification Center, and when you click on them, Safari will open and load the page. But what happens when you receive notifications you don't want anymore? Here's...
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Google will warn if a mobile site's lousy with Flash content

Google has announced it is adding a new feature to its search results that will indicate if a web page will have issues being viewed on certain mobile devices such as an iPhone or iPad. While the vast majority of web pages can be viewed in full on a modern mobile web browser like Safari,...
Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

Safari in OS X Yosemite: Explained

While there are a number of web browsers available for OS X, only one is included: Safari. That makes Safari an incredibly important application for Apple, because it's one of the first things Mac users will use, and for many of us, it's the only web browser we use. So Safari is getting some big...
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Revamped Safari for Yosemite shown off at WWDC

At today's WWDC keynote Apple took the wraps off a brand new release of its Safari browser. Designed around the new, simpler, translucent OS X 10.10 Yosemite visual style, the new Safari features a single short toolbar, allowing more space for content, among many other features. The favorites...
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Safari hits version 7.0.4 with security improvements, now available in Mac App Store

Just a quick note here — Safari has been bumped up to version 7.0.4 in the Mac App Store, bringing with it security improvements. This update won't have as many user-facing changes as 7.0.3 did, but any update that improves security is going to be worth the install. The latest version is...
WebKit spools up FTL, seeks to make JavaScript even faster

WebKit spools up FTL, seeks to make JavaScript even faster

WebKit, the open source rendering engine that powers Apple's Safari and is the basis of most mobile browsers today, is looking to once again escalate its level of JavaScript performance. Dubbed FTL — not "faster than light" but "fourth tier LLVM" — it's now spooled up and ready jump onto OS X and...
Should modern web browsers show the URL or just the site name? [Poll]

Should modern web browsers show the URL or just the site name? [Poll]

Should web browsers stop showing URLs? A recent Canary build of Google Chrome replaced the uniform resource locator (URL) of websites with the domain name of the website. So, for example, instead of www.imore.com/should-modern-web-browsers-show-url-or-just-site-name it would only give you imore....

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