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How to quickly translate web pages in Safari for iPhone and iPad

How to quickly translate web pages in Safari for iPhone and iPad

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can easily translate web pages in the Safari browser thanks to the Bing app and its action extension. Instead of cutting and pasting links or text, or switching apps, you can simply go to the page you want to translate, tap a couple of buttons, and watch as the...
Safari updated to fix sync, password issues on Yosemite

Safari updated to fix sync, password issues on Yosemite

Apple is pushing out an update to Safari on Wednesday, bringing it to version 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite users. The new update addresses usability, stability, and security. Here is the change log detailed in Apple's software update: Fixes an issue that could prevent history from syncing...
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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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...
Apple fixes WebKit security issues in Safari for Mac update

Apple fixes WebKit security issues in Safari for Mac update

Apple has issued a security update for Safari for Mac today, addressing a couple of issues with WebKit. The updates clock in at version numbers 8.0.4, 7.1.4, and 6.2.4 for OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion respectively. Here's the full breakdown from the changelog: Impact: Visiting...
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....
Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Secret Safari shortcuts: Ten gestures to speed up your iPhone browsing!

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac and was one of the very first fully functional web browsers ever to hit mobile. Taking all that power and making it simple and accessible for the masses meant that, over the years, a lot of shortcuts and time savers got hidden away behind gestures....
How to quickly translate web pages in Safari for iPhone and iPad

How to quickly translate web pages in Safari for iPhone and iPad

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can easily translate web pages in the Safari browser thanks to the Bing app and its action extension. Instead of cutting and pasting links or text, or switching apps, you can simply go to the page you want to translate, tap a couple of buttons, and watch as the...
How to view websites on your Mac that require Internet Explorer (or a PC)

How to view websites on your Mac that require Internet Explorer (or a PC)

Once upon a time, the Mac and the Internet did not always get along. Long before Safari came along, Netscape and Internet Explorer were busy waging a war to define the future of browsing — a future that didn't often include the Mac. Most of the time, Mac users were stuck using browsers one or two...
The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

The case for a 'Safari view controller' for iOS 9

Web views are an incredibly convenient way to handle in-app browsing. Since they're WebKit, you get the same kind of experience and performance as Safari, but you don't have to send people hurtling out of your app and into Safari simply to show them a link. However, web views can't store cookies...

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