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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 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...
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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...
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If you care about battery life, use Safari instead of Chrome

If you care about battery life, use Safari instead of Chrome

There have been numerous reports, including our own anecdotal ones, about how much better Safari is than Chrome when it comes to battery life on MacBooks. Here's another on, this time from Battery Box: Averaging data from all websites tested, Safari won first place with 6 hours 21 minutes of...
Using the Apple system font in your web content

Using the Apple system font in your web content

Coming with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan is the new Apple system font, San Francisco (technically the SF branch). If you make web apps or use web views and want to make sure they match, there's some good news coming your way. Myles Maxfield on Surfin' Safari: Web content is sometimes designed to...
Safari isn't the new IE: it's the user-centric web

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

Update: Don Melton, who spearheaded WebKit and Safari at Apple, came on the Debug podcast with Guy English, Jim Ray, and yours truly, to talk all about "Safari is the new IE". His response, as you might imagine, was not safe for work. There's an op-ed by Nowlan Lawson that's making the rounds—...
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...
Skype Chrome

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...

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