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iOS 15: How to Customize Your Safari Start Page

Monday September 13, 2021 9:37 pm PDT by
First seen in macOS Big Sur, Safari's redesigned Start Page in iOS 15 is a one-stop shop for all of your Bookmarks, Favorites, Frequently Visited sites, Siri Suggestions, iCloud Tabs, Reading List, and Privacy Report. The Start Page also features several customizable options, such as the ability to choose your own Start Page wallpaper. You can even optionally sync your Start Page appearance...

iOS 15: How to Download and Install Safari Web Extensions

Friday September 10, 2021 5:19 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Safari now supports third-party web extensions, which can be downloaded and installed through the App Store. Extensions can change how Apple's Safari browser works in useful ways, or even add extra functionality to it. For example, third-party Safari extensions can include content blockers, VPNs, and more that can make browsing more secure, more private and less intrusive. In...

iOS 15: How to Quickly Refresh a Webpage in Safari

Friday September 10, 2021 5:18 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has completely redesigned Safari with easier-to-reach controls in mind when you're browsing the internet. For example, the URL address bar can optionally sit at the bottom of the screen instead of up top, which makes it easier to access when you're using your iPhone with one hand. Within the address bar, Apple still includes a refresh icon that you can tap to reload the...

iOS 15: How to Turn Off Website Tinting in Safari

Thursday September 9, 2021 5:42 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually provided options so that users could customize the browser to suit their own preferences. Website tinting off (left) versus tinting on One of those...

iOS 15: How to Switch Back to the Original Safari Design

Thursday September 9, 2021 5:41 pm PDT by
During the beta phase of iOS 15, Apple added a new Safari design element that moves the URL and tab interface to the bottom of the screen, a decision that was immediately controversial with iPhone users. After listening to a chorus of feedback from users who didn't like the change, Apple eventually added a toggle that sent the address bar to the top of the iPhone screen instead of the...

iOS 15: How to See All the Web Links Shared With You in Messages

Monday July 19, 2021 11:40 am PDT by
iPhone and iPad users enjoy sharing web links with each other over Apple's Messages app, and in iOS 15, Apple has acknowledged this popularity by adding a new section in the Safari app called Shared with You. If someone shares a web URL with you in the Messages app, it will show up in Shared with You in Safari. You can find this new section as a display option in the main Start Page that's...

How to Clear Safari's Cache

Tuesday March 23, 2021 5:32 pm PDT by
Whenever you browse the web in Safari, the browser stores website data so that it doesn't have to download it again each time you revisit a site. In theory this should speed up your browsing experience, but there are some scenarios where you might want to clear the cache and start anew. Keep reading to learn how it's done on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. There are a couple of situations where you...

How to Delete Cookies in Safari

Tuesday March 23, 2021 5:30 pm PDT by
When you browse the web on your devices, websites will often leave cookies on your system so that they can remember you and what your preferences are. Some cookies are genuinely useful, as they allow sites to save your personal information (such as your login credentials) so that you don't have to keep entering it every time you visit. However, for the same reason, cookies can pose a...

How to Import Your Safari Bookmarks to Chrome

Monday March 22, 2021 9:05 am PDT by
Apple's native desktop browser is Safari, but just because it comes pre-installed on every Mac doesn't mean you have to use it. Chrome is actually more popular than Safari by far, and if you're new to Mac, it might already be your preferred browser. If you've tried out Safari and decided you want to switch to Google's equivalent, you can easily import any bookmarks you've used in Apple's...

How to Disable Tab Previews in Safari on Mac

Monday March 8, 2021 4:05 pm PST by
In Safari 14, Apple introduced a new feature called tab previews, where hovering your mouse pointer over a non-active browser tab shows an image preview of the tab's contents. Apple doesn't provide an option in preferences to disable tab previews, which isn't great if you find the feature less than useful or downright distracting. Fortunately, there's an undisclosed but fairly simple way to ...

How to Clear Safari Reading List

Monday March 8, 2021 3:53 pm PST by
In Apple's Safari browser for iOS and Mac, the built-in Reading List feature is a great way to save web pages that you want to read at a later time. Pages added to your Reading List are synced over iCloud to any other devices logged in to your Apple account, and Safari also includes an option that lets you to access pages in your Reading List even when you're offline. But how do you remove...

How to Stop Websites From Asking For Your Location in Safari

Thursday February 4, 2021 6:05 pm PST by
Quite often when browsing the web in Safari, you'll see pop-ups asking you for permission for websites to use data about you, such as your location. There can be good reasons for this – if you're searching for local information such as the nearest grocery store or restaurant, then it makes sense for you to share your location data to get the most relevant results for your area. On the other ...

How to Add a Start Page Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14

Wednesday September 23, 2020 6:39 pm PDT by
Ahead of the release of macOS Big Sur, Apple has released the Safari 14 update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements. One of the most dramatic changes is the overhauled Start Page, which now includes a browsing privacy report, iCloud tabs, Siri suggestions, and more. It also features several customizable options, such as the...

iOS 14: How to Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone

Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:48 pm PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple introduced a Translate app that can translate several different languages in real-time, and Safari picked up new translation capabilities, too. Thanks to the new webpage Translation feature, Safari will automatically detect if it can translate a foreign webpage you visit based on your Preferred Languages list. Keep reading to learn how it all works. At the time of writing, ...

How to Search a Webpage for Specific Text in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday June 10, 2020 9:46 am PDT by
If you've ever used Safari on Mac to search an open webpage for a specific word or phrase, you've probably selected the Edit -> Find command in your browser's menu bar or used the Command-F shortcut. On iPhone and iPad, the way you search within a webpage in Safari isn't so obvious. There are two different methods you can use in Apple's browser, both of which are described below. Once you've...

How to Choose When Safari Clears the Downloaded File List on Your Mac

Friday June 5, 2020 12:58 pm PDT by
In Apple's Safari browser in macOS, the Downloads pane is where you can find information on things you've downloaded from the web to your Mac's hard drive. You can access it from the Safari toolbar by clicking the Show Downloads button, or by selecting View -> Show Downloads from the menu bar. Once it's open, you can click and drag it to a more convenient location on your screen. The...

How to Change Where Safari Downloads Are Saved on Your Mac

Wednesday June 3, 2020 2:20 pm PDT by
In macOS, Apple's Safari browser includes a download manager that you can use to keep track of any currently downloading files, restart partially downloaded files, and reveal downloads in Finder. By default, Safari's download manager saves files in the "Downloads" folder of on your Mac, but you can easily customize the storage location by following these steps. Launch Safari browser on...

How to Use Pinned Tabs in Safari Browser on Mac

Friday May 29, 2020 3:12 pm PDT by
In macOS, Safari's pinned tabs feature lets you better organize your tabs, especially if find you have too many open at the same time. It's particularly useful if you have certain websites that you tend to visit frequently throughout the day. The neat thing about pinned tabs is that they stay in place, even when you open a new Safari window or quit and reopen Safari. And when you click a link...

How to Watch Picture-in-Picture Video on Your Mac

Wednesday October 23, 2019 1:46 pm PDT by
In macOS, Picture in Picture (PiP) allows you to play video in a resizable floating window that isn't blocked by other windows, so you can watch video while doing other things. PiP is a handy feature supported by apps like Safari and iTunes that allows you to watch your favorite show while you browse the web in another tab or catch up on email. Keep reading to learn how to use it. How to ...

How to Choose an Image Size When Uploading a Photo in Safari for iOS

Tuesday August 27, 2019 6:09 pm PDT by
When it comes to uploading an image to a website using your mobile device, you may be concerned about your data cap or the time the upload is going to take, especially if the original image is in a very high resolution. Happily, in the latest version of Safari for iOS 13, Apple has added an feature that lets you choose what size image to upload. The options include Actual Size, Large, Medium,...

How to Delete Frequently Visited Sites From Safari's Start Page in iOS

Monday August 26, 2019 4:46 pm PDT by
In Apple's Safari browser for iPhone and iPad, every new window or tab you open automatically displays the start page, giving you convenient one-touch access to your favorite websites and any other sites you frequently visit, as well as Siri Suggestions and websites recommended to you by friends and family. Your Frequently Visited sites appear immediately below your Favorite sites. If there's...

How to Save an Open Tab as a Bookmark in Safari on iOS

Monday August 26, 2019 4:42 pm PDT by
Website bookmarks are a great way to build and organize a list of sites that interest you, so that you can refer back to them quickly in your favorite browser. In Safari on Mac, saving a tab as a new bookmark is as easy as selecting Bookmarks -> Add Bookmark... from the menu bar. In iOS, the option is a little more hidden, but once you know where it is, it's just as easy to use. In Safari, ...

How to Customize Your Favorite Sites in Safari for iOS

Monday August 26, 2019 4:38 pm PDT by
In Apple's Safari browser for iPhone and iPad, every new window or tab you open automatically displays the start page, giving you convenient one-touch access to your favorite websites and any other sites you frequently visit, as well as Siri Suggestions and websites recommended to you by friends and family. Your favorite websites appear at the top under Favorites, and you can customize these...

How to Create a New Window From a Link in Safari on iPadOS

Tuesday August 13, 2019 5:32 pm PDT by
In iPadOS, Apple's Split View and Slide Over multitasking features allow you to use one app alongside another app, or view two documents at the same time in the one app. In the case of Safari, Split View or Slide Over can be used to reference two webpages side by side. You can even open a link in another window without navigating away from the original page. Here's how it works. Hold your...

How to Disable Content Blockers for a Specific Website in Safari for iOS

Monday August 5, 2019 4:34 pm PDT by
Web browsing on your iPhone and iPad is designed to be a smooth and enjoyable experience, and not one cluttered by annoying ads, which can take up valuable screen space, slow down webpage loading times, and eat up valuable bandwidth. That's why Apple's Safari mobile browser includes native support for third-party content blockers. Content blockers prevent ads like popups and banners from...

How to Enable Content Blockers in Safari for iOS

Monday August 5, 2019 4:32 pm PDT by
Web browsing on your iPhone and iPad is designed to be a smooth and enjoyable experience, and not one cluttered by annoying ads, which can take up valuable screen space, slow down webpage loading times, and eat up valuable bandwidth. That's why Apple added native support for content blockers to its Safari mobile browser. Content blockers offer a simple one-click solution for preventing ads...

How to Temporarily Disable Content Blockers in Safari for iOS

Monday August 5, 2019 4:30 pm PDT by
Web browsing on your iPhone and iPad is designed to be a smooth and enjoyable experience, and not one cluttered by annoying ads, which can take up valuable screen space, slow down webpage loading times, and eat up valuable bandwidth. That's why Apple's Safari mobile browser includes native support for third-party content blockers. Content blockers prevent ads like popups and banners from...

How to Change Where Safari Files Download in iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:44 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 13, Apple added a Download Manager to the mobile version of its Safari browser that's similar to the one found in Safari for Mac and Safari for Windows. It helps you keep track of any currently downloading files and can be used to navigate to the storage location of your downloads. By default, Safari's Download Manager saves files in the "Downloads" section of the...

How to Change When Safari's Downloaded File List is Cleared in iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:43 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 13, Apple added a Download Manager to the mobile version of its Safari browser that's similar to the one found in Safari for Mac and Safari for Windows. The feature helps you keep track of any currently downloading files and can also be used to navigate to the storage location of your downloads. By default, the Download Manager file list is cleared after one day,...

How to Access the Download Manager in Safari for iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:42 pm PDT by
If you've ever used the desktop version of Safari, you'll likely be familiar with the browser's Downloads pane, which helps you keep track of any currently downloading and downloaded files. With iOS 13, Apple has brought a similar feature to the mobile version of its Safari browser in the form of the Download Manager. Now, when you choose to download a file, such as an image or document, a...

How to Configure iOS to Auto-Close Safari Browser Tabs

Friday August 2, 2019 4:41 pm PDT by
In iOS 13, Apple has added new functionality to its Safari mobile browser that makes it easier for you to manage how many tabs you have open at the same time. The number of active browser tabs in Safari can quickly get out of hand on iPhone because of the way the browser displays tabs in a vertical array when viewed in the popular portrait orientation. Hyperlinks that open websites in a new...

How to Access Website Settings in Safari for iOS

Friday August 2, 2019 4:38 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 13, Apple introduces some additional features to its native Safari mobile web browser. One of the most welcome new changes in Safari is the ability to customize a range of settings for individual websites. Like Safari on Mac, the Website Settings section allows you to configure different viewing and security options for specific websites, and Safari then applies them...

How to Bookmark Multiple Open Tabs in Safari for iOS

Friday July 26, 2019 1:34 pm PDT by
In Safari on iOS, the number of tabs you have open can quickly get out of hand because of the way the browser displays tabs in a vertical array when viewed in portrait orientation. Using the close all tabs gesture is one solution for restoring order to your browser session, but that's no good if you're not finished looking at the open tabs, especially if you're busy researching a project or a...

How to Hide the Toolbar in Safari for iOS

Friday July 26, 2019 1:33 pm PDT by
In the Safari browser for iOS 13, Apple has added a new Website View menu that brings together useful options for browsing web pages, making them less challenging to navigate and easier on the eyes. The Website View menu includes one-tap settings that let you change text size options, request the desktop version of a website, and more. Here we're going to check out the new Hide Toolbar...

How to Make Text Bigger in Safari for iOS

Thursday July 25, 2019 4:57 pm PDT by
In the Safari browser for iOS 13, Apple has added a new Website View menu that brings together useful options for browsing web pages, making them less challenging to navigate and easier on the eyes. This article introduces you to the Website View menu's text size controls, which allow you to adjust the font size of a web page. In many cases, these controls work even if the website doesn't...

How to Perform a Quick Website Search in Safari

Tuesday November 27, 2018 5:02 am PST by
There are several ways to search the web in Apple's Safari browser. In this article, we're going to highlight a way of searching specific websites using a lesser-known Safari feature called Quick Website Search. The option is designed to work with sites that have a built-in search field, like the one you can find at the top of the main page at MacRumors.com. Here's how it works. Let's say...

How to View the Desktop Version of a Website on Your iPhone and iPad

Monday October 22, 2018 4:04 am PDT by
Most popular websites these days come in both desktop and mobile versions, with the latter rendering content in a more responsive fashion for a consistent browsing experience across a variety of tablet and smartphone screens. Mobile-friendly websites are often stripped down and streamlined for easier navigation, with the result that some full-page content isn't displayed at all – and even...

How to Snap Back to Your Search Results When Browsing in a Safari Tab

Wednesday May 2, 2018 12:28 am PDT by
Say you want to look up a topic online, so you type a search word or phrase into Safari's address bar. The first link in the returned results looks promising, so you click it. On the site you're sent to, you see another link about a related topic, so you click that, too. Moments later another link grabs your attention, and you check it out. Soon you're distracted by some other tangential...

How to Make Web Pages in Safari for Mac Easier to Read

Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:04 am PDT by
In Apple's Safari web browser, there are several ways to make viewing web pages easier on the eyes. All of them involve adjusting the font size or the zoom level that Safari applies when it loads web page content, which can be helpful if you're using a small screen or a large display set at a high resolution. To increase or decrease the zoom level of both text and images when viewing web pages ...

How to Use Safari's Private Browsing Mode and Delete Your Browsing History

Wednesday January 31, 2018 10:50 am PST by
This article explains how to use Safari's Private Browsing mode, which prevents your browsing history from being logged on your Apple devices. It's a useful feature if you're buying gifts online for friends or family, for instance, and you don't want anyone with access to your devices to find out what you're up to. Of course, if you've already been browsing where you shouldn't have and didn't ...

How to Use the New Safari Web Browser Settings in macOS High Sierra

Monday September 25, 2017 3:27 pm PDT by
With the public release of macOS High Sierra, Apple introduced some additional features to its native Safari web browser. Here we'll cover just what they are and how you can customize them to make your web browsing experience a more enjoyable one. Individual Website Settings One of the most welcome new changes in Safari 11 is the ability to customize a range of settings for individual...

Safari in iOS 11: Enabling Cross-Site Tracking Prevention to Protect Your Privacy

Wednesday September 20, 2017 4:34 pm PDT by
Safari in iOS 11 introduces a new tracking prevention feature that's meant to protect your privacy and make it harder for companies to track your browsing habits across multiple websites. Disabling Cross-Site Tracking isn't going to cut down on the number of ads that you see, but it will make it harder for advertisers to gather data about what you've been browsing to deliver targeted ads....

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Everything New With Safari in iOS 15: Redesign, Tab Groups, Live Text, Privacy Updates and More

Friday September 3, 2021 2:10 pm PDT by
Apple's Safari app has undergone a number of changes during the iOS 15 beta testing process. Apple started out with a radical new design that moved the address bar from the top of the app's interface and introduced a floating tab bar, but after a multitude of complaints, there were several redesigns that culminated in an option to undo the iOS 15 design entirely. This guide walks through all ...

Safari iOS 14 Guide: Privacy Report, Built-In Translation, Compromised Password Alerts and More

Friday August 7, 2020 2:06 pm PDT by
Apple introduces improvements for almost all of the built-in apps with each new iteration of iOS, and iOS 14 is no exception. For Safari, Apple has added some useful new features like built-in translation and a Privacy Report that provides a rundown on all of the trackers that Safari is blocking. This guide includes all of the new features and tweaks you'll find in Safari 14 for iPhone and...

10 Long Press Tips to Reveal Hidden Functions in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday January 14, 2020 1:54 pm PST by
On iPhone and iPad, a long press (also known as a press-and-hold) gesture will often initiate a different action in an app that isn't immediately obvious, such as revealing an icon's contextual menu. On recent iPhones, a long press will sometimes also offer haptic feedback in the form of a vibration, which Apple calls Haptic Touch. Apple has made extensive use of the long press gesture and...

Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for OS X El Capitan

Friday August 5, 2016 10:27 am PDT by
Every time you visit a website you are sharing information about yourself with the outside world. This article runs through a number of methods you can use to gain more control over what gets shared, and who it gets shared with, whenever you use Apple's Safari browser to access the web on a Mac. It also covers methods you can use to prevent traces of your browsing history from showing up on...

Protecting Your Privacy in Safari for iOS

Thursday July 28, 2016 12:36 pm PDT by
Every time you visit a website on your iPhone or iPad, you are sharing information about yourself with the outside world. This guide runs through a number of methods you can use to gain more control over what gets shared, and who it gets shared with, whenever you use Apple's Safari browser to access the web on an iOS device. It also covers some methods you can use to prevent traces of your...

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Apple Releases Safari 15 Beta for macOS Catalina

Tuesday July 27, 2021 5:24 am PDT by
Apple has released a beta version of Safari 15, distinct from the Safari Technology Preview, for macOS Catalina, featuring the app's redesign that accompanies macOS Monterey. The Safari 15 beta was first spotted by 9to5Mac, but contrary to reports that it is only available to download using the AppleSeed Program via an exclusive invite from Apple, the beta is in fact open to all users with a ...
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Chrome Ditched Redesign That Was Similar to Safari in iOS 15, Says Former Google Employee

Tuesday July 27, 2021 1:26 am PDT by
Apple introduced a sweeping overhaul to its Safari browser's interface on iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, with a redesign that includes an address bar that floats at the bottom of the screen, changes to the way users switch tabs, and more. Apple says this new-look Safari has been "reimagined for the way we browse today." In ‌iOS 15‌, for example, Apple says the new floating address...
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Apple Releases Safari 14.1.2 Update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Monday July 19, 2021 2:00 pm PDT by
Apple today released a new Safari 14.1.2 update that's available for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users. The update likely includes important security fixes, but Apple has yet to outline what these fixes might be. New Safari updates are normally introduced alongside new macOS updates for the current version of macOS and security updates for older versions of macOS, but the Safari...
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macOS Monterey Beta 3: Apple Redesigns Safari Tab Interface Following Complaints

Wednesday July 14, 2021 11:39 am PDT by
In the third developer beta of macOS Monterey, which came out this morning, Apple has overhauled the design of Safari, making the tab bar more similar to the current tab bar in macOS Big Sur. The prior Safari design did away with the dedicated URL and search interface, instead allowing any individual tab to be used for navigation input. Tabs were also all arranged at the top of the display...
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Xbox Cloud Gaming Service Now Available on iOS Devices Through Safari

Monday June 28, 2021 12:30 pm PDT by
Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming service is officially launching today and is now available to be used on the iPhone and iPad through the Safari browser, says Microsoft. As of today, Xbox Cloud Gaming is available to all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with Apple smartphones and tables and Windows 10 PC users. The service can be accessed by visiting xbox.com/play on Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or...
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iOS 15: Check Out Safari's New Tab Bar, Tab Groups, and Tab Switcher

Friday June 11, 2021 5:22 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Safari has been completely redesigned with easier-to-reach controls in mind. Foremost is a new, compact tab bar that floats at the bottom of the screen when you're not inputting a URL address. Safari on iOS has also inherited the Start Page from macOS Big Sur, and you can now create tab groups to allow you to easily access them across devices. Let's take a closer look at how it all...
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1Password Teases Safari Web Extension Already Working on iPadOS 15

Tuesday June 8, 2021 7:43 am PDT by
With the introduction of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Safari extensions that previously only worked on the Mac can also run on the iPhone and iPad. While the feature won't be widely available until the fall when the new updates roll out to the public, 1Password, a popular password management app, has already teased a functional Safari extension on ‌iPadOS 15‌. Shared by 1Password developer Andrew...
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Safari on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Automatically Upgrades Web Connections to HTTPS on Compatible Sites for Improved Security

Tuesday June 8, 2021 7:13 am PDT by
On iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, Safari will automatically upgrade web connections for sites to the HTTPS protocol, in the case they're loaded in HTTP. The new feature largely went unnoticed during the WWDC keynote, but it is highlighted on the ‌macOS Monterey‌ and iOS/‌iPadOS 15‌ feature pages. Apple says that Safari now "automatically upgrades sites known to support HTTPS from...
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iOS 15 'iCloud Private Relay' Feature Won't Be Available in China, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and More

Monday June 7, 2021 5:25 pm PDT by
Alongside iOS 15, Apple introduced an iCloud+ service that adds new features to its paid ‌iCloud‌ plans. One of these features is ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay, which is designed to encrypt all of the traffic leaving your device so no one can intercept it or read it. Apple did not mention country limitations for the feature when announcing it, but Apple told Reuters that Private Relay will not be...
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Apple Releases New Safari 14.1 Update for macOS Catalina and Mojave With Security Fix

Tuesday May 4, 2021 2:32 pm PDT by
Apple today released a new version of Safari 14.1 for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, with the update introducing fixes for two WebKit vulnerabilities that were patched in macOS Big Sur yesterday. Apple's support document for the updated Safari release confirms that it addresses the same WebKit memory corruption issue and an integer overflow bug for users of older versions of macOS. ...
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Security Researcher Earns $100,000 for Safari Exploit in Pwn2Own Hacking Contest

Thursday April 8, 2021 2:36 pm PDT by
Each year, the Zero Day Initiative hosts a "Pwn2Own" hacking contest where security researchers can earn money for finding serious vulnerabilities in major platforms like Windows and macOS. This 2021 Pwn2Own virtual event kicked off earlier this week and featured 23 separate hacking attempts across 10 different products including web browsers, virtualization, servers, and more. A three-day...
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Chrome Used 10X More RAM Than Safari on macOS Big Sur in Recent Test [Updated]

Saturday February 20, 2021 11:52 am PST by
Under normal and lightweight web browsing, Google Chrome uses 10x more RAM than Safari on macOS Big Sur, according to a test conducted by Flotato creator Morten Just (via iMore). In a blog post, Just outlines that he put both browsers to the test in two scenarios on the latest version of macOS. The first test was conducted on a virtual machine, and the second on a 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro...
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iOS 14.5 Beta Directs 'Safe Browsing' Traffic in Safari Through Apple Server Instead of Google to Protect Personal User Data

Thursday February 11, 2021 12:11 am PST by
Starting with iOS and iPadOS 14.5, Apple will proxy Google's "Safe Browsing" service used in Safari through its own servers instead of relying on Google as a way to limit which personal data Google sees about users. Safari on iOS and iPadOS includes a built-in feature called "Fraudulent Website Warning." As Apple describes it, having the feature enabled will prompt Safari to warn users if...
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Apple and Other Browser Makers Ban Kazakhstan HTTPS Certificate Used to Surveil Citizens

Saturday December 19, 2020 12:38 am PST by
Apple has teamed up with Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla to block a web browser root certificate that was being used by the Kazakhstan government to surveil its citizens. The certificate allowed authorities to monitor people's online activity by intercepting and decrypting HTTPS traffic from residents in Nur-Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan. Local ISPs were required to block foreign...
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Safari Translation Feature Reportedly Working in Additional Countries

Sunday November 22, 2020 11:25 pm PST by
Apple appears to be rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to iPhoneSoft, iOS users in France have reported gaining access to the feature, and tips sent to MacRumors suggest Mac users in Sweden are also seeing it show up for the first time. Apple introduced Safari's machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in...
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Safari Webpage Translation Feature Reportedly Working in More Countries

Friday November 6, 2020 1:07 am PST by
Apple is rolling out its Safari webpage translation to more countries. According to 9to5Mac, users in Brazil and Germany have reported gaining access to the feature for the first time. Apple introduced Safari's machine translation earlier this year when it debuted iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur at WWDC in June. The feature allows users to translate the language of websites viewed in Apple's...
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Apple Releases Safari 14 for Mac Ahead of macOS Big Sur Launch

Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:40 pm PDT by
macOS Big Sur didn't launch alongside iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 today, with the update coming later this fall, but Apple did release the Safari 14 update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users. Safari 14 brings improved performance, customizable start pages, a Privacy Report to see which cross-site trackers are being blocked, and a new tab bar design that provides tab...
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Apple Reminds Developers That Safari 14 Supports Extensions Ported From Chrome, Firefox, and Edge

Friday August 28, 2020 8:42 am PDT by
Apple this week reminded developers that they can create web extensions in Safari 14 using the same WebExtensions API used in other browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. A new conversion tool in Xcode 12 beta also allows developers to port existing extensions from other browsers to Safari and make available on the Mac App Store later this year. Apple says developers have two options...
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Apple Releases Safari 14 Beta for Developers and Some AppleSeed Testers

Wednesday July 15, 2020 12:33 pm PDT by
Apple this week provided a Safari 14 beta to developers and some of its AppleSeed testers, a program that is separate from the public beta and is offered on an invite-only basis. Safari 14 is the new version of Safari that's included with macOS Big Sur. It introduces customization options that let people choose wallpapers and start page options, plus it is faster and more power efficient. ...
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UK Regulators Call Google's Search Engine Deal With Apple a 'Significant Barrier' for Competitors

Wednesday July 1, 2020 1:14 pm PDT by
Google pays Apple to be the default search engine on Apple's Safari web browser on iPhones and Macs, which causes a "significant barrier to entry and expansion" for rivals in the search engine market, said the UK Competition and Markets Authority in a report released today (via Reuters). The relationship between Apple and Google impacts Microsoft's Bing, Verizon's Yahoo, and independent...