Safari

Apple’s Third-Party Browser Restrictions Challenged by Dev Group

A newly-created software advocacy group is challenging Apple's ban of web apps on third-party browsers. A group of software engineers have launched Open Web Advocacy, a group created with a primary goal being to challenge Apple's ban of third-party browsers on iOS and encourage the adoption of web apps, reads a new report from The...

iOS Safari Custom Dark Mode Hinted in WebKit Source Code

iOS Safari users may soon be able to use dark mode on specific websites. Apple appears to be working on an upcoming feature that will introduce a Dark mode user preference for individual websites for Safari on iOS, based on references found in open-source WebKit code, explains a new report from 9to5Mac. WebKit is Apple's...

Microsoft Edge Nears Apple’s Safari in Desktop Browser Wars

Microsoft is narrowing the gap between Edge and Apple’s Safari as the second most-used desktop browser in the world. According to new data from Statcounter (via Windows Central), Apple’s Safari is the second most popular desktop web browser behind the dominant Google Chrome — but it’s unlikely that it will stay that way for long. While […]

‘Vinegar’ Safari Extension Cleans Up YouTube for a Better Video Experience

[caption id="attachment_364420" align="aligncenter" width="915"] Image: App Store[/caption] In a recently published blog post, Daring Fireball's John Gruber spoke very highly of 'Vinegar' — a Safari extension that replaces YouTube's default video player with the HTML video player on both YouTube.com and embedded YouTube videos on other websites. Gruber, an Apple enthusiast and product commentator, called the...

How to Use Private Browsing in Safari on iPhone, iPad [VIDEO]

In a new video published on its YouTube Support channel, Apple has shared how iOS users can use the Private Browsing feature in Safari on their iPhones and iPads, a feature that also blocks websites from tracking users' search behaviour. When you use Private Browsing, Safari does not remember your search history, the pages you visit,...

Apple Criticized for Not Adopting Universal ‘Do Not Track’ Feature for Safari

[caption id="attachment_338814" align="aligncenter" width="701"] Image: Apple[/caption] According to Wired, there's a universal "Do not track me or sell my personal data" button for all websites across the internet that some privacy-focused internet browsers have started to incorporate, but Apple, a longstanding and outspoken proponent of user privacy, hasn't. In 2018, the state of California passed the...

Chrome Mulled iOS 15 Safari Layout, Says Former Google Designer

Apple announced a massive face-lift to Safari and its User Interface (UI) on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey. The redesign features a complete reconfiguration of where UI elements like the address bar are located, how users switch between tabs, and more. According to Apple, Safari on iOS 15 "maximizes your screen space and...