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'Safari view controller' will bring persistent logins to web view in iOS apps

'Safari view controller' will bring persistent logins to web view in iPhone and iPad apps

Filling in your login info from web view in various apps may soon get easier on iOS. If you've clicked a link in an app in the past, you've no doubt noticed that the integrated web view won't store login information for a site that you may be browsing. A proposed solution to this is what is called...
Apple issues WebKit security update for Safari for Mac

Apple issues WebKit security update for Safari for Mac

Apple has pushed out an update for Safari for Mac today that addresses a few of security issues with WebKit. The update applies to Safari on OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion, clocking in at version 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6, respectively. Here's the full breakdown of the issues these...
How to turn on and edit the Favorites bar in Safari

How to turn on and edit the Favorites bar in Safari

A few weeks ago, I received a panicked call from my sister. "My Favorites are gone! I don't know where they went and I don't know how to get them back." The favorites in question weren't Instagram likes or Twitter stars — no, her new work Mac had come with its Bookmarks favorites bar disabled....
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Safari isn't the new IE: it's the user-centric web

Safari isn't the new IE: it's the user-centric web

There's an op-ed by Nowlan Lawson that's making the rounds—Ars Technica re-published it—with the provocative and sensational tile: Safari is the new Internet Explorer. In it, Lawson argues that Apple has become complacent with Safari and is letting it languish by not more aggressively adopting...
Apple seeds first build of Safari 9.0 to developers

Apple seeds first developer build of Safari 9.0

Apple has released the first developer preview of Safari 9.0. This update is available to developers via the Mac App Store on OS X Yosemite, in the Updates section. Safari 9.0 is expected to be available later this year, and will contain a number of enhancements to the Safari experience. This...
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Microsoft expands Skype for Web beta worldwide with 30 languages supported

Microsoft expands access to its Skype for Web beta to everyone in the world, not just the US and UK. Anyone in the world can now access Microsoft's Skype for Web beta test. The company has revealed it has expanded the reach of the beta worldwide after previously limiting the web client to just...
An introduction to WebKit content blockers

An introduction to WebKit content blockers

I'm not sure what to think of content blockers in Apple's Safari for iPhone and iPad browser, and the technology that powers it, the open source WebKit. As someone who makes content, I never block it. That's because I want more content and blocking it will lead to less. That said, I'm trying...
'Safari view controller' will bring persistent logins to web view in iOS apps

'Safari view controller' will bring persistent logins to web view in iPhone and iPad apps

Filling in your login info from web view in various apps may soon get easier on iOS. If you've clicked a link in an app in the past, you've no doubt noticed that the integrated web view won't store login information for a site that you may be browsing. A proposed solution to this is what is called...
Safari in El Capitan

Safari in OS X El Capitan will allow for sites to be pinned to the tab bar

Safari will be getting some new features for OS X El Capitan, including a way to pin sites to its tab bar. During Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote event today, Apple showed off a couple of new features in its Safari web browser that will be included in the upcoming release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan...
How to open links in the background with Safari for iPhone and iPad

How to open links in the background with Safari for iPhone and iPad

Opening Safari links in the background lets you open links without losing your place. You're reading a lengthy article on Safari for iPhone or iPad and you've found a link that you want to check out later. If you tap it, you'll load it and navigate away from the current page, even if you aren't...
Apple issues WebKit security update for Safari for Mac

Apple issues WebKit security update for Safari for Mac

Apple has pushed out an update for Safari for Mac today that addresses a few of security issues with WebKit. The update applies to Safari on OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion, clocking in at version 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6, respectively. Here's the full breakdown of the issues these...
Safari Reader view and instant accessibility

Safari Reader view and instant accessibility

Like many people, I get most of my news nowadays via Twitter. Whenever I find a story that interests me, I usually read it right away using the in-app browser. My Twitter client of choice is Tweetbot. I do this at the expense of a read-it-later service like Instapaper, because I find more often...
Apple releases two new Safari betas for Mavericks and Mountain Lion to developers

Apple releases two new Safari betas for Mavericks and Mountain Lion to developers

Apple has released a pair of Safari betas to developers today for both OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion. Available on the Developer Portal now, the beta releases ask developers to focus testing on a large number of areas, including website and extension compatability, adding Google accounts...

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