Now that Apple has made it clear that felines are on their way out with OS X Mavericks, the company showed off big improvements to the speed and performance of the next-generation Safari web browser that comes along with it.
Earlier this afternoon, reports of a browser-based trojan infecting Mac OS X users started sprouting up around the internet. The malware installs itself as a plugin on browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. Now that we're all aware, you can avoid getting infected by taking some simple precautions. But what if Yontoo is already blowing up your browser with ads?
Just like you've gotta eat, iPhone and iPad users gotta use apps, but some people don’t venture too far past the packed-in options or maybe whatever’s at the top of the App Store charts. But maybe you’re settling for a plain old cake donut when you could have a mouth-watering strawberry and Nutella crepe — and a much better experience. We set out to replace your everyday apps, the workhorses you rely on. Sample from this buffet, and you won’t save any calories, but you will have an even better time using your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Still bummed about the forthcoming loss of third-party Twitter client Echofon on the Mac? Then get your iTunes Store account warmed up, because Tweetbot just flew into the Mac App Store -- but it will cost you a cool 20 bucks for the pleasure of using it. Why so steep? It seems Twitter's new policies are to blame, and you can click on to read all about it.
August is here and so far it's been a crazy ride this week, with plenty of updates for our favorite gadgets as we start to wind down our summer. Of course, the rumor mill continues to barf up speculation on the next iPhone and the mythical "iPad mini" and now AT&T is being accused of having salesmen discourage customers from buying Apple's handset. So let's get past this hump day with a handful of other news for this wonderful Wednesday, August 1, 2012!
Remember the scene in John Carpenter's sci-fi classic, They Live, where the hero dons a pair of special sunglasses and finally sees how the world around him really is? Using Google's awesome new iOS version of its Chrome browser offers a similar type of reality check, shining an ugly spotlight on how Apple holds back third-party browsers on the platform. If you've used Chrome on the Mac, you pretty much know what to expect from the iOS app: Fast omnibox search or URL entry, unlimited tabs, Incognito mode for private browsing, and the ability to sync open tabs, bookmarks, and passwords to a Google account in the cloud.
With its stellar support for HTML 5, WebKit, and many Google-related features, it’s no wonder that many users are making Google Chrome their go-to browser. If you enjoy the desktop browsing experience that Chrome provides, then you’ll no doubt enjoy the mobile browsing experience that the recently released Chrome for iOS provides. From syncing your browser data to storing your passwords, we’ll give you a full walkthrough of Chrome for iOS, and how to perfectly pair it with its desktop counterpart.
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.