Safari Stories July 15

Safari 16, which is the latest version of Apple’s web browser that comes pre-installed with iOS 16 and macOS 13, brings multiple new features such as web push notifications, Shared Tab Group, new password features, and more. The update, which will be officially available later this year, also add support for the AVIF image format on iOS and macOS.

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Safari Stories July 6

iOS 16 brings some new features to Apple Pay, such as a payment API for CarPlay apps, order tracking in the Wallet app, and even Apple Pay Later. However, it seems that Apple has been working on some other changes as iOS 16 beta 3 hints at support for virtual cards in Safari for online shopping.

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Safari Stories June 24

Following the release of a major update to the Safari Technology Preview earlier this week, Apple is now inviting macOS Monterey and Big Sur users to try out the new Safari 16 beta ahead of the release of macOS Ventura later this year.

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Safari Stories June 21

Two weeks after WWDC 2022, Apple has now updated the Safari Technology Preview with a sneak peek of new features coming with macOS Ventura – which will also be available to macOS Monterey users later this year.

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Safari Stories June 7

Safari is receiving a fresh update with iOS 16 this fall, as announced during WWDC 2022‘s opening keynote. The refresh also comes to devices compatible with iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura at the same time. There are lots of new features and updates coming to Apple devices this year. Let’s take a deep dive on what to expect from Safari, Apple’s web browser.

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Safari Stories June 6

iOS 16 was announced today at WWDC 2022 with several new features, including a completely redesigned lock screen with widgets and enhancements to several system apps. Specifically speaking about Safari, Apple’s web browser will now support web push notifications, extension syncing, and more with the update.

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Safari Stories May 31

A new report shows Apple’s Safari finally crossed the billion users mark, although it still sits far behind Google Chrome in popularity. With that, Safari is the second browser to cross one billion users. Here’s what you need to know.

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Safari Stories May 23

How to clear cache on Mac in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox

Looking to tidy up the browser on your Mac or fix some issues you’re seeing with websites? Read on for how to clear cache on Mac, as well as history, and cookies in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

Safari Stories May 9

Apple has been investing a lot in augmented and virtual reality since the introduction of its own ARKit API. However, when it comes to open standards on the web, Apple is still far behind its competitors. In the opinion of industry insiders, the company “has been a drag on innovation in WebAR,” as Safari still lacks support for the WebXR API.

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Safari Stories May 4

Reincubate launched its Camo app back in 2020 to seamlessly upgrade your Mac’s webcam with the iPhone you already have. Over the last two years, the app has been continuously upgraded, and today brings a major milestone. Camo now has official support to use your iPhone as the webcam in FaceTime, Safari, and QuickTime Mac apps.

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Safari Stories May 3

While no one seemed to care about Internet Explorer, Microsoft is properly doing its homework as its Edge browser just surpassed Safari and became the second most popular desktop browser, according to an analysis.

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Safari Stories April 26

A new Japanese antitrust report into the smartphone market has raised the possibility of new legislation intended to reduce the dominance of Apple and Google. It calls for multiple app stores for each platform.

Additionally, it suggests that the preinstallation of Apple and Google’s own web browsers on smartphones means that competitor apps are disadvantaged …

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Safari Stories March 1

Apple has been facing multiple accusations of anti-competitive practices in recent years, and it seems that there’s more to come. This time, a group of developers has launched a project called “Open Web Advocacy” that challenges Apple to allow other browser engines on iOS.

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Safari Stories February 28

iOS 15.4 has already given us a glimpse of new features to expect with the upcoming Safari update, which introduces push notifications for web apps and support for AR/VR headsets. However, WebKit code has now revealed that there’s more to come, including new settings for Dark Mode and pop-ups.

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Safari Stories February 21

Apple’s Safari web browser has never been as popular as Google Chrome, which dominates the worldwide market share, but it has been consolidated as the second most-used browser for a long time. However, new data suggests that Safari is about to lose its second place in the ranking to its competitors.

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Safari Stories January 31

Apple last week released the first beta of iOS 15.4 to developers and public beta users. The update, which comes with multiple new features, hints at some welcome changes coming to Safari. More specifically, Apple is finally working to enable push notifications for web apps on iOS, as well as the WebXR API for AR/VR headset support.

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Safari Stories January 26

After a beta period of just over a month, Apple has officially made the latest macOS release available for all users. macOS 12.2 arrives with an important security fix for Safari, improved scrolling in Safari for the new MacBook Pro, and a new native Apple Music app.

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Safari Stories January 20

We recently reported that Apple was working on a fix for a Safari bug that led to the leaking of users’ browsing history and Google ID. Luckily it seems that Apple was able to fix the bug with iOS 15.3 RC and macOS Monterey 12.2 RC, which were both released on Thursday to developers and beta users.

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Safari Stories January 18

Earlier this week, FingerprintJS revealed a serious bug in Apple’s Safari web browser that lets anyone extract a user’s browsing history and even Google User IDs. As expected, Apple is now working on a fix for this bug, which is expected to be released to users very soon.

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Safari Stories November 16, 2021

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One of the subtle and valuable additions with macOS Monterey (and iOS 15) is an upgraded password manager in Safari. While there’s not a standalone app yet, a major improvement is the ability to generate and autofill two-factor authentication (2FA) codes. Let’s look at how to use the Safari password manager and 2FA features in macOS Monterey.

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Safari Stories November 10, 2021

The UK’s Supreme Court has thrown out a Google Safari workaround class action lawsuit in which iPhone owners could have received as much as £500 ($675) each.

The case alleged that Google breached the privacy of iPhone owners by secretly installing web cookies even after users had blocked them in Safari’s settings …

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Safari Stories November 8, 2021

YouTube TV now supports Safari for Mac, while website currently works on iPadOS with PiP

Officially, watching Google’s cord-cutting service on the web requires Chrome or Firefox, while Chromium-based browsers — like Microsoft Edge — also work. In recent days, YouTube TV has rolled out support for Safari on macOS.

Safari Stories November 5, 2021

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Apple features a redesigned Safari with macOS Monterey but as it happens, the biggest UI change isn’t seen with the default version. Let’s jump into what’s changed, what’s new, and how Safari in macOS Monterey looks and works.

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Safari Stories October 29, 2021

Hands-on: Here’s how the all-new Safari in iOS 15 works

One of the major changes arriving with iOS 15 is a totally redesigned Safari. The all-new browser aims to make it easier to use with one hand as it shifts the search/tab bar to the bottom, introduces customizable Tab Groups, new start page, and more. Let’s dive into how the new Safari in iOS 15 works.

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