It's almost hard to remember what the web browser landscape was like on the Mac back in 2002, when Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 dominated and Apple hadn't yet launched Safari, a product which owes a lot to Camino.
As cloud storage becomes more and more commonplace in our lives, it's often hard to know which one is right for families. Pogoplug is making that decision much easier this week by introducing the $29 per year Pogoplug Family.
Safari 6.0 is amazing. It's super fast, the new omnibar is clean, and it brings us a ton of great new features like instant sharing and offline reading. But, there are a few features power users of Safari 5.0 might miss. For instance, fonts can't be changed as easily, and users can't readily subscribe to RSS feeds. And, there are a few features Apple has implemented specifically for extension makers. Here are five useful Safari extensions that bring those old features back and make Safari better than ever.
If you're anything like us, your browser's homepage has remained set to iGoogle since--well, long enough you probably don't remember using anything else. Alas, the powers that be at Google have decided to axe the service, with the web version shutting down November 2013 (the mobile version will disappear at the end of the month). But there's no reason to freak out just yet; a multitude of alternatives are waiting to fill the void. Here's just five of our favorites.
There are only a few apps we’d want to take with us on a desert island, but one of them is 1Password, the acclaimed cross-platform login and password manager for desktop and mobile devices. Now, security expert Norton has decided to challenge the best with its new Identity Safe.
If you’re an Apple purist, then Firefox and Google Chrome just won’t cut it. Since Safari’s been updated to version 5, more third-party developers have created add-on extensions for Apple’s browser, so you can customize it to your liking. Our favorite Safari add-ons take it from just another browser to an ultimate internet companion.
Safari 5 has given us plenty of reasons to steer clear of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and with the addition of extensions late last year, it's become a mecca for third-party developers looking to get their app to other browsers. However, no matter how much we love the browser for its intrinsic simplicity, we can't help but notice that sometimes it needs a little booster to do things the way we like them done. Here are six Safari extensions that are worth the download to make your internet browsing experience a little simpler.
As you've probably already noticed, sometimes I like to use my space in Free App Friday to feature a few apps that have really tickled my fancy. There's nothing better than discovering an app that really does something wonderful to either simplify your life or give you a little smile. This week, I'd like to introduce to you three free web services that have helped me increased my productivity and enjoy the internet just a little bit more. Because in the mess of trolls, immature Redditors and salacious headlines, we all need a little refuge from the harshness of the 'net.
Well despite some sad pandas in the financial prediction racket, Apple is hot hot hot. Sure, their last quarter sales were a wee bit lower than expected, but that was merely the collective intake of breath before the new model iPhone debuted. Naturally you wait until the new handset is out and with the iOS device line driving Apple's profitability, who didn't predict this? Apparently Wall Street. Anyway, Apple's hot whether they like it or not and here's some more weekly hotness.
Whether you use Google Chrome or not, you're most certainly familiar with web-apps -- functional sites that you can use in lieu of the apps in your dock. Chrome has made these sites particularly handy by making them easily accessible through your Chrome home screen and easily searchable through the Google Web Store. And, as with any other app store, there are lots of amazing apps in the Google Web Store, and some that are just plain worthless. Here's a round up of the best Chrome apps for Mac users.