As each new version of Safari is introduced, it’s always intriguing to see which new features designed to make web browsing easier have been included. Safari 7’s major improvements focus on three main areas: the sidebar, password security, and plug-ins. We'll show you how to make the most of these features.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
With OS X Mountain Lion, Apple removed the web server features that had previously resided in OS X's Sharing preferences for many years. Fortunately, there's an easy way to replicate this feature using the web server built into Python (a programming language that comes pre bundled with OS X). This simple HTTP server can be started from any directory containing HTML or other pages that you wish to display in a web browser, and we'll show you how.
The fact that Safari is baked into iOS creates a thorny problem for competing web browsers looking to innovate on the platform. Although Opera has a capable “mini” version of its own product, the company takes a bolder step toward reinventing iPad browsing with Coast — even if it leaves a bit too much of the past behind. Unlike competing browser apps, Coast by Opera abandons the majority of the desktop-style UI conventions that have thus far been a staple on the iPad.
Google is making a big push for Hangouts to be your new best friend, but users of the company's free Voice service are discovering that enabling messaging on their Gmail account eliminates convenient access for the elder service.
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.
For those who thought Google Chrome would only arrive on iOS during a particularly cold day somewhere down below, it would seem that Satan is catching a cool breeze today -- and the search giant is throwing in a Google Drive app for good measure.
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.
Yahoo! isn't exactly the first name in search engines these days, but with Axis, the Web giant has returned to its roots in a big way. If Steve Jobs put the Internet in our hands with the iPad, the App Store's first "search browser" puts websites at our fingertips with a sleek, intuitive interface that turns browsing on its head.
For most of us, Apple’s default iPad browser is perfectly adequate for our Web needs. There’s nothing particularly great about it -- tabbed browsing only just showed up last fall -- but it does its job with enough style and speed to not give much thought to a replacement. But just because we didn’t know what we were missing doesn’t mean we weren’t missing anything. From the moment it’s launched, Dolphin has a clear advantage.