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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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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.

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Microsoft expands Skype for Web beta worldwide with 30 languages supported

Microsoft has announced that the beta test of its Skype for Web client is now available worldwide, rather than just in the UK and UK. It also now supports 30 different languages.

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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 to understand content blocking and what it means not just for my work on the web, but my life on it.

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

Safari View Controller will be coming to iOS, bringing persistent logins to web view within apps.

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