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Safari appears to be crashing for some when creating searches in the address bar

There appears to be an issue plaguing select iPhone and Mac owners, which results in Safari crashing when attempting to search for entered text using the address bar. Reports have been published by those rocking iOS and OS X hardware who have been able to reproduce the crash. Luckily, there appears to be an easy temporary fix if you happen to be among those affected.

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Apple aware of Crash Safari code, looking into a fix

There's a web page out there called Crash Safari that uses JavaScript to put your browser into a loop, crash it, and potentially crash your device as well. Apple is aware of the page—and more importantly, the code—and is looking into a fix.

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Secret Safari shortcuts: Speed up your browsing now!

Once you know how to long-tap (touch and hold) and swipe your way around, you'll be using Safari for iPhone faster than ever!

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Stop Twitter from destroying your links with this OS X command!

If you use Tweetbot on the Mac and Safari is your default web browser, clicking on a Twitter link—which the company insists on shortening to t.co—can result in errors, hangs, and general misery. Luckily, there's a workaround that can help make the process seamless again.

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Mozilla launches Focus by Firefox ad blocker for Safari on iOS 9

Mozilla will launch Focus by Firefox, an ad blocker made specificlaally for Apple's Safari web browser running on iOS 9, later today. The company said it will allow Safari users to block web content trackers that are on Disconnect’s open source blocklist.

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App indexing coming to Google searches in Safari on iOS 9 by end of October

Google has announced that its app indexing feature for Google searches is now compatible with Safari on iOS, and users should start seeing relevant app links in searches starting at the end of October.

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How to request the desktop version of a website for your iPhone or iPad

While many websites in this day and age have embraced responsive design, which rescales a full webpage to properly fit on smaller screens, there are still a pesky number who insist on serving "slimmed down" mobile versions to iPhone and iPad users. Thankfully, you can disregard the website owner's wishes and get whatever version you prefer with a quick Safari trick.

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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.

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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.

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

There's an op-ed that's making the rounds with a fairly provocative and sensational tile: Safari is the new Internet Explorer. What Safari actually is, however, is the new user-centric web.

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