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How to use private browsing in iOS 7 Safari

How to use private browsing in iOS 7 Safari

By default, Safari saves any webpage you visit to you browser history, and makes them available to all your other Apple devices via iCloud Tabs. If for any reason you don't want certain sites you visit to get saved to history or made available to iCloud Tabs - we don't judge! - you can quickly...
How to set up and start using Reading Lists in iOS 7 Safari

How to set up and use Reading Lists in iOS 7 Safari

Reading Lists is Apple's own take on a read-it-later service. Built right into the Safari browser, you can save any webpage you find interesting but just don't happen to have time for at the moment. Then, you can come back when you're ready, and find all your saved items, all in one convenient...
How to use the Shared Links feature in iOS 7 Safari

How to use the Shared Links in iOS 7 Safari

Shared Links are new to iOS 7. With them, you can see a list of all the links shared by everyone you follow on Twitter, all in one convenient place inside Safari. Think of it as a Reading List populated by people you find interesting. It's a great place to go if you have time and are looking for...

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Yahoo really really wants to be the default search engine for iPhones and iPads

Fire up Safari on your iPhone or iPad today and you'll most likely find Google as the default search engine — but if Yahoo has their way that might change. Users have the option to change from Google to other search providers such as Bing or Yahoo, but Google's had the default spot locked down...
Best alternative web browsers for iPad: Google Chrome, Dolphin, Mercury, and more!

Best web browsers for iPad: Google Chrome, Dolphin, Mercury, and more!

From managing downloads to virtual gaming controls, these are the very best alternative web browsers for iPad! Safari comes built right into the iPad and can sync your bookmarks and open tabs over iCloud so you're always up to date, everywhere. But what if you don't use Safari on your phone or...
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 close all open Safari tabs in just a few taps in iOS 7

How to quickly close all iOS 7 Safari tabs in just a few taps

Safari for iOS 7 allows you to keep up to two-dozen or more tabs open at the same time. That's fantastic... until you want to close them all and quickly. Then you're either touching-and-flinging cards (iPhone and iPod touch) or tapping little X icons, over and over and over again. Luckily, there'...
Google fined $17 million over Safari cookie caper

Google fined $17 million over Safari cookie caper

Apple implemented "do not track" on Safari, Google did an end run around it, the U.S. Attorneys General hauled them into court, and now Google is paying $17 - roughly the amount of money they earn in the time it takes them to write the check - to the states. Alexei Oreskovic, writing for Reuters...
How to use Safari for iOS 7: The ultimate guide

How to use Safari for iOS 7: The ultimate guide

Apple's web browser, Safari has been given some significant updates in iOS 7. They include a new, unified address and search bar that's smarter than ever, a new rolodex-like tab interface on the iPhone, an easier-to-access Private browsing mode, a much-improved Reading List with continuous...
How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

There are some pros and cons to using iCloud Keychain. For example, it doesn't have a separate master password option, so once you unlock your device, anyone you hand it to can access all your passwords and credit cards. Also, the passwords it generates aren't particularly strong. It is, however...
How to clear stored website data in iOS 7 Safari

How to clear stored website data in iOS 7 Safari

Safari, like all modern web browsers, caches data locally not only to speed up access to frequently visited sites, but to let data persist for web apps - including sites like gmail.com - so they can perform more like native apps. However, not only can the stored data build up over time, it can...
How to block cookies and stop iOS 7 Safari from tracking your browsing activity

How to block cookies and stop websites from tracking you in iOS 7 Safari

The Do Not Track policy exists to prevent social networks, analytics, and online advertising from following you around the internet and recording your browsing patterns. Browsers that respect Do Not Track - like Apple's Safari - and websites that respect it, will allow you to surf the web in...

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Yahoo really really wants to be the default search engine for iPhones and iPads

Fire up Safari on your iPhone or iPad today and you'll most likely find Google as the default search engine — but if Yahoo has their way that might change. Users have the option to change from Google to other search providers such as Bing or Yahoo, but Google's had the default spot locked down for some time thanks to the handsome sum they've been paying Apple for the privilege. But Microsoft's Bing is the default search used in Siri, so count that as a win for Redmond. Yahoo isn't too happy that Google holds the crown jewel default search in Safari, and they're apparently aiming to convince Apple to change that.

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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 generic top-level domains.

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Best web browsers for iPad: Google Chrome, Dolphin, Mercury, and more!

Safari comes built right into the iPad and can sync your bookmarks and open tabs over iCloud so you're always up to date, everywhere. But what if you don't use Safari on your phone or your desktop? What if you want more features than Safari provides? What if you just want something different? Well, you're in luck! The App Store has many great browser alternatives to choose from. Here are the very best!

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New OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta, Safari 6.1.2 Seed 2 now available — developers, go get 'em!

Apple has pushed out a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta, and Safari 6.1.2 Seed 2 to developers. They're available in the usual places, via the usual means. If you're a registered developer, they're ready and waiting for you on the Mac Dev Center.

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How to use private browsing in iOS 7 Safari

By default, Safari saves any webpage you visit to you browser history, and makes them available to all your other Apple devices via iCloud Tabs. If for any reason you don't want certain sites you visit to get saved to history or made available to iCloud Tabs - we don't judge! - you can quickly and easily enter Private Browsing mode. Switching to Private Browsing mode will also prevent websites from tracking you with cookies, and autofill from saving or completing any of your personal data. What's more, iOS 7 makes it easier to access than ever before.

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How to set up and use Reading Lists in iOS 7 Safari

If you like to read news and other types of media on your iPhone or iPad, the Reading Lists feature lets you quickly save articles for later that you don't have time to read right now. When you have time, you can pull up Safari's Reading List from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and start reading right where you left off. Here's how:

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How to use the Shared Links in iOS 7 Safari

Shared Links are new to iOS 7. With them, you can see a list of all the links shared by everyone you follow on Twitter, all in one convenient place inside Safari. Think of it as a Reading List populated by people you find interesting. It's a great place to go if you have time and are looking for something serendipitous to read, but you have to know where to look if you want to find it.

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How to use Safari for iOS 7: The ultimate guide

Apple's web browser, Safari has been given some significant updates in iOS 7. They include a new, unified address and search bar that's smarter than ever, a new rolodex-like tab interface on the iPhone, an easier-to-access Private browsing mode, a much-improved Reading List with continuous scrolling between articles, and a similar Shared Links list that surfaces great stuff from the people we follow. Then there's iCloud Keychain, a simple way to generate, store, fill, and sync passwords, and use credit cards, between all your Apple devices. Finding it all, never mind figuring it all out, can take a little time. That's why we make ultimate guides, and why we made this ultimate guide to iOS 7 Safari!

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How to clear stored website data in iOS 7 Safari

Safari for iPhone and iPad stores data about websites for a few reasons, and most boil down to convenience and faster loading times. Unfortunately, this website data can take up quite a lot of storage over time if you never clear it out. Here's how to access it and delete it:

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How to block cookies and stop websites from tracking you in iOS 7 Safari

Some people may not want Safari to track their online activity and hey, we aren't here to judge. Some of us also just value our privacy and want to keep as much information as possible out of the hands of large companies. Regardless of the reason, iOS 7 makes it easy to block cookies and stop Safari from tracking your online activity. Here's how:

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How to clear history and cookies from iOS 7 Safari

If you browse the web a lot on your iPhone or iPad, you can start accumulating a decent sized web history or lots of stored passwords that you may not want saved. Perhaps an iPad in your home is shared between more than one person and you don't want others having access to your accounts or your history. Luckily, you can easily clear it out in just a few seconds, here's how:

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Debug 25: Vicki Murley on evanglizing Safari and CSS transforms

Vicki Murley, former Safari Technology Evangelist at Apple, current founder of Sprightly Books, talks to Guy and Rene about web technologies, speaking at conferences, and beating Dan Brown at the book game.

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How to find web pages, bookmarks, history, and 'on this page' with smart search in iOS 7 Safari

With iOS 7 Apple has brought the unified address and search bar to the Safari web browser. That means not only can you type in the names of your favorite web sites and get taken right to them, directly, but you can type in any terms you like and get back search results from Google, including top results, standard results, history and bookmark results, and even results from the text of the page you're currently on. Because some things have moved around, and it's more tightly packed then ever, it can take some getting used to. But, once you're familiar with it, the unified smart search field should prove faster and more efficient than ever.

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How to enable (or disable) iCloud Keychain on iOS 7

There are some pros and cons to using iCloud Keychain. For example, it doesn't have a separate master password option, so once you unlock your device, anyone you hand it to can access all your passwords and credit cards. Also, the passwords it generates aren't particularly strong. It is, however, easy and far, far, better than nothing. Apple will ask you if you want to use it when you first setup your iOS device, but if you change your mind, or if you want to switch back or switch away, you can quickly enable it - or disable it - in Settings.

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How to quickly close all iOS 7 Safari tabs in just a few taps

Safari for iOS 7 allows you to keep up to two-dozen or more tabs open at the same time. That's fantastic... until you want to close them all and quickly. Then you're either touching-and-flinging cards (iPhone and iPod touch) or tapping little X icons, over and over and over again. Luckily, there's a great work-around that lets you close all the tabs you have, all at once. Here's how!

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Google fined $17 million over Safari cookie caper

Apple implemented "do not track" on Safari, Google did an end run around it, the U.S. Attorneys General hauled them into court, and now Google is paying $17 - roughly the amount of money they earn in the time it takes them to write the check - to the states. Alexei Oreskovic, writing for Reuters:

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Apple reportedly readying Mavericks updates to multiple applications

We already know that Mail in OS X Mavericks isn't playing nicely with Gmail, and reports suggest that an update for this and a host of other Apple applications suffering from issues is on the way. The news comes courtesy of Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac:

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How to generate a password with iCloud Keychain for iOS 7

If you've upgraded to iOS 7.0.3, you've got a fully enabled version of iCloud Keychain now. Aside from saving your passwords, iCloud Keychain can also help you generate stronger ones and sync them across devices. Here's how:

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How to view Shared Links in Safari for OS X Mavericks

If you've upgraded to OS X Mavericks, you may have noticed that Safari has been updated too. The Shared Links feature in Safari can pull from Twitter and LInkedIn so you can easily access all the links your friends are sharing without ever even visiting each respective website. Here's how:

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Safari in Mavericks makes Flash more secure via sandboxing

A blog post from Adobe platform security strategist Peleus Uhley explains that the new version of Safari in Mavericks is actually safer than before, thanks to sandboxing. That finally puts Mavericks Safari in the same boat as Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, writes CNet.

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