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Topic: Safari

Apple's Safari applies differential privacy to ferret out problematic websites in macOS High Sierra

09/26/2017, 01:09 am

Alongside a new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature designed to protect user privacy, Apple's latest Safari web browser incorporates differential privacy technology to collect user data in a bid to identify troublesome websites.

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Apple issues Safari 11 update for macOS Sierra & OS X El Capitan

09/19/2017, 03:09 pm

Though it's included by default with the upcoming macOS High Sierra, Apple on Tuesday released Safari 11 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan, giving people early access to the finished browser's features.

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Apple addresses ad industry complaints over Safari tracking prevention feature

09/15/2017, 07:09 pm

In response to advertising industry objections to Safari's new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, Apple on Friday explained how the service is a boon for both consumers and ad services who use it responsibly.

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Ad industry complains Apple Safari update is 'unilateral and heavy-handed' against tracking

09/14/2017, 04:09 pm

Six ad industry organizations have crafted an open letter complaining about changes coming to Apple's Safari browser, claiming that a new feature -- "Intelligent Tracking Prevention" -- will hurt both them and the public.

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Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple's Safari browser

09/08/2017, 12:09 pm

Streaming music service Spotify has apparently dropped access to its Web Player for users of Apple's Safari, despite it continuing to work on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.

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Safari in iOS 11 strips Google AMP links down to original URL for sharing

08/23/2017, 06:08 pm

When iOS 11 launches this fall, users sharing Google AMP pages from Safari will find Apple's operating system automatically remove Google's proprietary URL in favor of the webpage's original format.

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Apple may integrate Service Workers into WebKit, support next-gen web apps in Safari

08/05/2017, 01:08 am

Apple this week began work toward integrating Service Workers, an API that lets browsers run background scripts, into WebKit, suggesting the company might one day support a form of next-generation web app in iOS.

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Inside High Sierra: Safari's Javascript engine much faster, accursed autoplay videos (mostly) killed

07/07/2017, 04:07 pm

While marquee features like APFS have stolen most of the spotlight, Apple has implemented significant improvements to Safari with the goal of making a user's time with it easier, and less annoying.

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Apple software engineers join WebVR virtual reality accessibility group

07/05/2017, 10:07 pm

A trio of Apple developers have officially joined the WebVR Community Group, a W3C-hosted community initiative that strives to deliver virtual reality experiences through basic web browsers.

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DirecTV Now dropping Safari support for browser streaming in favor of Chrome exclusivity

06/07/2017, 12:06 pm

AT&T's DirecTV Now has started to warn users of its Internet TV service that it will stop supporting Safari on Mac for streaming video at the end of June, with subscribers advised to switch to Google Chrome if they want to continue streaming through a browser on the Mac desktop.

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Apple quietly patched iPhone vulnerability allowing unauthorized collection of sensor data [u]

04/12/2017, 12:04 pm

Apple in 2016 issued a fix for a website-based iOS exploit that could've allowed hackers to collect sensor data from iPhones, and potentially learn many things about their targets -- even their passcodes, researchers revealed this week. [Updated with Apple clarification]

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Google adds Safari-like 'Reading List' feature to Chrome for iOS

03/14/2017, 05:03 pm

Google on Tuesday updated its Chrome browser for iOS with the "Reading List," a feature mimicking an identically-named counterpart in Apple's Safari.

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Apple updates Safari Technology Preview with minor improvements

01/25/2017, 06:01 pm

Apple's experimental web browser, Safari Technology Preview, was updated on Wednesday with a variety of bugs fixes and performance improvements impacting CSS, JavaScript, Web Inspector and more.

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Safari not able to play new 4K videos from YouTube homepage, likely due to VP9 shift

01/12/2017, 03:01 pm

What appears to be Google's shift to the VP9 codec for delivering 4K video on the YouTube homepage is preventing Safari users from watching videos uploaded to the service since early December in full 4K resolution, but not from viewing webpage-embedded videos in the same resolution.

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macOS Safari compatibility added to Amazon Prime Video HTML5 streaming, with limitations

12/12/2016, 12:12 pm

Amazon has made a recent change to video distribution methods, with the company adding Apple Safari HTML5 support on macOS, making the browser fully compatible with Amazon Prime Video streaming without plug-ins for the first time.

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How to reopen tabs in Safari for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

11/27/2016, 06:11 pm

Whether you closed one by accident or simply remembered something else you wanted to look at, reopening a closed tab is an essential task in any modern Web browser. Here's how to do it in Safari for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar currently lets users scrub through YouTube ads

11/16/2016, 09:11 am

In Safari, the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro can currently be used to scrub through YouTube videos -- including normally unskippable 30-second pre-roll ads, owners have discovered.

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Apple Pay holiday promotions offer online shoppers free rush shipping, discounts, rewards

11/08/2016, 12:11 pm

A new initiative intended to drive Apple Pay use on the web, coinciding with the debut of Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro, offers shoppers exclusive offers and discounts this holiday season.

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Twitter tests Safari's 'Reader' mode as default for outside links on iOS

10/31/2016, 03:10 pm

For some users, Twitter's iOS app is now using Safari's "Reader" mode by default when loading links to outside webpages.

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French company sues Apple over incomplete HTML5 support on iOS, macOS Safari

10/07/2016, 11:10 am

A development company is taking advantage of a French law, and is suing Apple over incomplete implementation of the HTML 5 specification in the iOS version of Safari.

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