Browsers are hugely important in modern computing. A decade ago, you might have launched one to check the occasional website, twiddling your thumbs as content downloaded painfully slowly over a dial-up modem. Today, most Mac users are on broadband 24 hours a day, and accessing news, entertainment, and even work on the internet is their main function. Modern browsers must be robust, fast and dependable, especially if you've replaced Office with Google Docs, or Mail with Gmail.
When it comes to synchronizing bookmarks and browser data, Safari seems to get all of the love on the Mac. With iCloud, you can sync your bookmarks on Safari between iOS devices, but if you don't use the Mac's native browser then you're out of luck. Fortunately for Firefox users, there's an alternative. We’ll show you how to use the built-in Firefox Sync to synchronize your browser data between all of your devices, including another Mac, iOS, or Android devices.
The Dock. It's chilling on the side or the bottom of your screen, or maybe tucked away hidden, but it's always there. Some users keep it exactly the same as how it shipped, and some tweak it to heaven and back -- the Dock is super customizable, and it holds more powers than just a place to stash app icons and folders. These 10 tips, from basic to advanced-ninja, will make the Dock work harder for you.
Assuming there are any MacLife.com readers out there today who aren’t skipping work or school to go see The Avengers, the tech world is still churning up news on this fabulous Friday. Exploding iPhones, iPhoto map attribution, FTC fines, Walmart pricing goofs and even a Slippery Seal make up the news for this Friday, May 4, 2012 -- so assemble your own avengers and get to reading, won’t you?
I have a wireless network at home that I always connect to with my iOS devices; however, when I’m on 3G and away from my home network, my device keeps asking me to connect to open Wi-Fi hotspots when I open Safari. Is there a way to disable this feature and have my iOS devices only connect to my home wireless network?
As if Friday wasn’t busy enough for everyone trying to get their hands on a new iPad, developers had an extra treat waiting for them when they returned home: A second beta of the forthcoming OS X Mountain Lion, adding iCloud sync for Safari tabs and requesting permission before accessing contacts.
We all love Safari for iOS, but that doesn’t mean we can’t check out the competition from time to time. There are a fair number of options available in the App Store--many for free and most for less than a buck--all promising performance to rival Apple’s bundled browser.
By default, Apple’s Safari browser is set to block cookies from third parties as well as advertisers, but it a new investigation has turned up evidence that this may not be preventing Google and others from simply ignoring the setting to better track the ads they are serving up.
The web is an inherently unsecure place. Fortunately, with a few tips and tricks, you can safely navigate your way through the digital wild west. Read on to learn how to digitally secure your Mac and enhance your safe web browsing habits.
Safari is a great web browser that is fast, based on WebKit, and provides many great Apple-supplied features, such as Reader. However, there are a lot of hidden features and tricks that Safari has up it's sleeves. We'll expose these features in this article.