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Topic: Safari

Apple launches new, experimental Safari Technology Preview browser for developers

03/30/2016, 01:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday launched a new developer-focused, experimental version of Safari for Mac, offering a sneak preview of features that may soon come to the browser for OS X and iOS.

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Apple promises fix for Web link crashing bug in iOS 9.3 is coming 'soon' [u]

03/29/2016, 10:03 am

With a link-related bug plaguing some users since the launch of iOS 9.3, Apple has acknowledged that it is aware of the issue, and indicated that a fix will be released in the form of a software update.

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Todoist makes major updates to iOS, Mac & Apple Watch apps, introduces Safari plugin

02/24/2016, 12:02 pm

Todoist on Wednesday refreshed its task management tools across multiple Apple platforms, including iOS, OS X, the Apple Watch, and Safari, the latter of which has a new dedicated plugin.

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Some developers caught unprepared for Apple WWDR certificate update

02/15/2016, 12:02 pm

Despite advance warning from Apple, some developers were taken by surprise after the company's previous Worldwide Developer Relations (WWDR) Intermediate Certificate expired on Sunday, preventing approval for apps and services.

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Third OS X 10.11.4 beta fixes bug with shortened Twitter links in Safari

02/11/2016, 12:02 pm

The third OS X 10.11.4 beta solves issues Safari would encounter trying to load shortened Twitter links, according to a developer in contact with Apple.

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Mac, iOS versions of Safari crashing due to search suggestions feature [u]

01/27/2016, 09:01 am

A number of Mac and iOS users reported Safari crashing on Wednesday, in what appears to be a glitch related to the browser's search suggestions feature. [Updated]

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Web link causes Safari crashes, device reboots on iOS and Mac [u]

01/25/2016, 01:01 pm

A website in circulation as a prank on Safari users is causing the Mac edition of the browser to crash, and iPhones and iPads to reboot, reports said on Monday.

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Safari gets developer-focused tune-up in iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4

01/12/2016, 10:01 am

User-facing features -- like the new Night Shift mode -- stole the spotlight during Monday's surprise preview of Apple's next iOS release, but web developers have a few things of their own to smile about in Safari 9.1.

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Apple's Safari browser turns 13 years old today

01/07/2016, 04:01 pm

Steve Jobs unveiled the "Fastest Web Browser Ever Created for the Mac" this day back in 2003, introducing the Safari web browser that four years later would power a new kind of mobile browsing experience on iPhone.

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Apple search partner DuckDuckGo takes shots at Google, says tracking isn't needed to profit

10/09/2015, 11:10 am

Search alternative DuckDuckGo, which is available as a default search option in Apple's Safari browser, is profitable without tracking user behavior, the company's CEO has revealed.

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Apple releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan with Safari 9, new Spotlight search, Split View, more

09/30/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday released to the public the completed OS X 10.11 El Capitan, making a variety of enhancements to features like Safari and Spotlight, while simultaneously ramping up Mac performance.

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iOS 9 Safari content blockers debut to demand, denouncement & a high-profile delisting

09/18/2015, 11:09 pm

This week's launch of iOS 9 also marked the debut of optional content (read: mobile ad) blockers in Apple's Safari browser. The ensuing firestorm has led to a highly emotional debate over intrusive and annoying ads, versus the need for online publishers to make money in order to stay afloat.

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iOS 9 poised to be 'game changer' as ad blocking already costs publishers $22B yearly

08/11/2015, 01:08 pm

With this fall's release of iOS 9, Apple will allow users to natively block content in mobile Safari for the first time --a change which at least one study believes will be a "game changer" in an industry that already costs publishers more than $20 billion per year.

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iOS tips: Reopen recently closed tabs in Apple's mobile Safari browser

06/29/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple's Safari browser for iPhone and iPad features a somewhat hidden but incredibly useful feature, allowing users to quickly reopen tabs they recently closed. Here's how to access it.

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Apple enables third-party content blockers for Safari in iOS 9

06/10/2015, 11:06 am

Developers building apps for iOS 9 have access to an API that can block content like images, tracking cookies, and pop-up ads in Safari, potentially laying the groundwork for Apple-sanctioned ad blockers.

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Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 to fix WebKit vulnerabilities

05/06/2015, 05:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday released Safari 8.0.6, a minor update of the Mac browser, concentrating primarily on fixing security holes discovered in the software.

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Mac tips: Preview links in Safari with a three-finger tap

04/28/2015, 09:04 am

The three-finger tap is one of OS X's most overlooked multitouch features, but it can also be among the most useful. Here's a great way to use it to avoid tab overload in Safari.

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Apple's Safari claims 55% of US mobile browser usage, 10.5% desktop share

04/22/2015, 09:04 am

In March, 55 percent of U.S. mobile Web traffic stemmed from Apple's Safari, although the browser continued to lag behind in the desktop environment, analytics firm StatCounter said on Wednesday.

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Google loses UK appeal in Safari cookie tracking case, could face trial

03/27/2015, 09:03 am

The U.K.'s Court of Appeal has denied Google's request to block lawsuits from British consumers over the search giant's disregard for Safari privacy restrictions designed to prevent advertisers from tracking users.

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Apple's Safari among browsers taken down at Pwn2Own day 2

03/20/2015, 02:03 pm

Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer were all successfully exploited during the second day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver.

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