Security researcher Jeremiah Grossman discovered a security vulnerability that could give any website the ability to steal user information from Safari's AutoFill feature that grabs user information from Address Book on the Mac. Apple countered Grossman by releasing Safari 5.0.1 that supposedly corrected the issue, but Grossman has found another potentially dangerous way to grab user information from Apple's flagship web browser.
Net Applications is reporting today that in the month of July, iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad, collectively) dominated over the lower portion of the OS trends. In August, iOS shot ahead of Linux with 1.13% to 0.85% respectively. What does this mean? Well, for starters, it means that iOS is now bigger than Linux when counting by web browsing.
This week's tips are for the iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad, with some helpful tidbits on how to rearrange your app icons, delete apps on your iOS devices, save website images to your Camera Roll, and how to reset Safari by clearing its cache, history, and cookies.
After that last huge update, we switched to Safari as our default browser, and we have to say that we're really impressed. For one, the browser's speed and streamlined user interface made surfing the web a whole different experience for us. And all of the new Safari updates, including the Reader, HTML5 support and extensions sold us on switching to Safari permanently.
We kicked Chrome and Firefox to the curb and tried out Safari's extensions for a change. Out of Apple's entire Safari Extensions Galley, we wanted to make sure that our readers steered clear of the most inane ones, and that we chose the best of the duplicates. Some of them are quirky (like a few featured in the miscellaneous section), but the majority are incredibly utilitarian and a great way to add in little short cuts here and there from your browser window. Safari extensions are a tool that you do not want to take for granted. Read on to find out how you, too, can implement these handy extensions into your internet endeavors.
Here's a friendly PSA from the online community--disable your Safari AutoFill as soon as you possibly can! When Safari users visit a malicious website, it is able to uncover all of their information through AutoFill using data from the user's personal record in the operating system's address book.
All the website has to do is extract the Address Book card data from Safari and fill it in where possible. There's no current word from Apple on the vulnerability, but the investigator of the issue filed a private report to Apple on June 17th.
If you're like us, then you're totally obsessed with your Gmail--down to the point where you're meticulously organizing things in all those different folders. Fortunately, for the Google obsessed, the massive Silicon Valley company is announcing that it's releasing a big update in its Gmail interface on the iPad. The compose screen will now be a huge, full screen email form that pops up into its own window and fades out the background, leading to a distraction free writing environment. Google has also fixed any problems that prevented users from scrolling on long messages.
We were a bit surprised when Apple announced the release of Safari 5. We hadn’t heard rumors about the new version, or the features that it contained. This update is not just simply a rehash of the previous version of Safari, though. It includes all new features and some never-before-seen things that make Safari 5.0 our favorite little browser on the Mac.
We recap yesterday's WWDC keynote announcements. Susie and Robbie talk about the pretty Retina Display screen and FaceTime. We even discuss the many face-related names they mistakenly referred to the feature as.
We get excited about the rebranding of the iPhone OS to iOS. Finally we'll be able to talk about the iPod touch without name dropping the iPhone every five seconds.