This week, Amazon unveiled its new cloud-based storage solution, which gives everyone 5 GB of online storage for whatever you might need to store. The kicker to Amazon's largess? Any MP3s you have in your space can be streamed anywhere you are, and if you buy an MP3 album from Amazon, they up your storage to 20 GB. The kicker to the kicker? It's for the web and Android; there's no iOS app.
In light of this, we thought we'd take a look at some of the alternatives to this nice new cloud service.
Apple has long offered a way to bookmark our favourite websites to the home page of your iOS device, giving websites the same level of prominence afforded to native apps. This increased visibility now comes at a steep price, however: websites launched via home page links don't get to use Safari's new Nitro engine, which means they run two to three times slower than websites launched directly from within Safari.
Apple’s Safari browser may be fast and the preferred choice of many, but hackers continually show off just how vulnerable it is. This week, a French hacker pwned the brand-new Safari 5.0.4 in only five seconds -- taking home a $15,000 prize as well as a new MacBook Air.
When Apple blocked Google Voice from the App Store, the most hilarious reason they gave was that it replicated a core function of the iPhone. We laughed because there were literally dozens of WebKit based browsers in the App Store, duplicating the functionality of Safari. When Norway's Opera tried to get their browser in the App Store, Apple originally balked, then relinquished. And we celebrated. Well, get out those party hats again because it looks like an upgrade -- a big upgrade -- is coming our way.
If you're a fan of 8-bit graphics -- and who isn't? -- then you should swing by Neven Mrgan's cozy little home on the web and pick up his just-released Pixelfari, which is a version of Apple's Safari browser that renders everything on the internet in glorious "8-bit" stylings!
This weeks tips focus on learning how to get around inside of Safari a whole lot better on our favorite iOS devices. We will look at adding quick access to your favorite websites from your Home screen, tips on scrolling within Safari, and how to use the History features built into Safari to revisit websites we've been to before.
The Apple and Google browsers both hit new highs, as Internet Explorer continued to fall further behind according to new market share numbers. How far hath the mighty fallen? Internet Explorer now only rules 56 percent of Browser Land.
Most of us who use a computer on a regular basis have had the unsettling experience of seeing online ads that fit our shopping and browsing habits follow us around the internet. By closely tracking our site visits, online purchases and web searches, search engines providers and advertisers are able to build up a made-to-fit portfolio of what might be appealing, and then inundate us with the propaganda for those findings no matter where we roam online. This might be unsettling for some.
Fortunately, it's easier than you might think to pull the blinds down on these digital peeping toms. Let Mac|Life show you how to turn your browser's privacy options up to eleven.
Well, by now all our regular readers should have nursed their hangovers into sweet regular living, cleaned up their homes, made bail, and managed to find their ways home from three states over where they awoke the next morning. We don't blame you. Most everyone we know was all too ready to say sayonara to 2010, and no matter what the Mayans say, it's full speed ahead 2011. So pour yourself some coffee and let us take you back in time to the last week of the year, the one you've oh so blessedly blotted from your memories, because after this New Year's Eve, this really was a true case of In Case You Missed It.