Safari Stories September 19
Safari Stories September 15
One of the things I like about Apple is the company’s strong commitment to privacy. By making its money from hardware and chargeable services, it doesn’t need to rely much on advertising, and it can therefore afford to take a strong stand on the issue.
Indeed, the legal tussle with the FBI over the San Bernardino shooting was probably one of the best pieces of PR for the company. It demonstrated that Apple felt so strongly about protecting the privacy of its customers that it was willing to take on the might of the U.S. government.
Taking on the advertising industry is likely even better PR, but while I generally applaud Apple’s attitude, I think in one particular case, it is actually taking things too far: Intelligent Tracking Prevention in High Sierra …
Safari Stories September 11
Spotify’s web player no longer works on Safari on the Mac due to apparent security concern
Spotify’s web player no longer supports Safari. Attempting to use the web player leads to the above message, prompting Mac users to use the desktop app instead …
Safari Stories August 24
Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) may have been sold to users on the basis of faster-loading webpages, but the company’s underlying motivation is to lock publishers into Google’s ad network. For users, it makes it harder to see which site you’re being taken to, and trickier to share links to specific pages.
Apple is now addressing the second issue in iOS 11 by having Safari convert AMP links back into the original URLs when shared …
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Safari Stories August 21
Apple updates Safari Extensions webpage with focus on Mac App Store
Along with releasing beta updates for iOS, macOS, and tvOS today, Apple has updated its Safari Extensions webpage. The redesign includes a prominent link to the extensions available in the Mac App Store, and also features the ability to install extensions from the webpage with a single click.
Safari Stories June 14
Apple releases Safari Technology Preview 33 with AirPods, Netflix, & YouTube fixes
Apple has released its updated Safari Technology Preview 33 for macOS Sierra and High Sierra today. The preview browser is specifically designed for developers to get an upcoming look at the new web technologies that macOS and iOS will eventually receive.