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Play Nintendo Games on the iPhone from Safari & Web NES Emulator

Feb 17, 2014 - 4 Comments
WebNES for iPhone plays Nintendo games

iPhone and iPad users have long wanted Nintendo games to come to the iOS platform, but thus far Nintendo has stayed away from releasing native games for any Apple hardware. That hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from figuring out ways to play Nintendo classics on their iPhones though, which typically that entails jailbreaking a device then installing … Read More

How to Enable “Do Not Track” in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Feb 12, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Safari Do Not Track in iOS

iPhone and iPad users have the option to enable a “Do Not Track” setting on their iOS devices for Safari, a feature that is aimed at limiting targeting and tracking of web browsing behavior by various web services. When turned on, this causes Safari to make a DNT request to each page it visits for … Read More

Block Specific Web Sites in Safari for iOS with a “Never Allow” List

Feb 10, 2014 - 3 Comments
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The optional iOS Restrictions settings provides a way to limit access to adult themed websites from Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but for some purposes those default restrictions may not go far enough. For those looking to gain additional control over web access, users will find that individual websites can be added … Read More

How to Stop Web Site Push Notifications in Mac OS X

Feb 3, 2014 - 2 Comments
Notifications in OS X

Many websites are using push notifications to send updates and alerts to Mac users. These alerts are signed up for through Safari, and then arrive as banners appearing briefly on the desktop, then fade away to sit in the Notification Center of OS X until they’ve either been cleared out or addressed manually. If you … Read More

How to Block Cookies on Safari for iOS

Jan 17, 2014 - 3 Comments
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The Safari web browser for iOS provides for tremendous user control over how web cookies are handled on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, allowing users to choose to block all cookies, allow all cookies, or selectively block only third party tracking and advertiser cookies.

Instantly Close All Safari Tabs in iOS 7 for iPad & iPhone

Jan 10, 2014 - 2 Comments
Close All Tabs in Safari for iOS

Users of the Safari web browser in the iOS world probably already know that you can close a single browser tab with either a tap of the (X) button, or by swiping the tab away to the left of the screen on the iPhone or iPad. But what if you have a whole bunch of … Read More

Fix Many Common Safari Issues in Mac OS X with a Simple Reset

Jan 9, 2014 - 4 Comments
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Web browsers generally work fine on the Mac, but every once in a while Safari in OS X will misbehave in some way or another. The most common of these issues encountered are typically things like random pages inexplicably being inaccessible or displaying oddly, stale cache being delivered (in normal person terms, that means an … Read More

Store Credit Cards Securely in Safari AutoFill to Shop Fast from iOS & OS X

Jan 8, 2014 - 2 Comments
iCloud Keychain Credit Card storage and autofill

Do you use the Safari browser and shop on the web often from a Mac with OS X or an iOS device? If so, you can greatly speed up your checkouts and online ordering by storing credit cards securely within Safari’s AutoFill Keychain. This makes it possible to instantly autofill card information when ordering on … Read More

Access Top Level Domain (.com .net .org) Shortcuts in Safari for iOS 7

Dec 26, 2013 - 3 Comments
Access Top Level Domains in Safari with shortcut trick

The keyboard in Safari long had a convenient “.com” button, which made going to websites quicker, and if held down revealed more TLD (Top Level Domain) choices, like .net, .org, .edu, and .us. As many have noticed, that “.com” button is missing from iOS 7… at least upon first glance. It turns out there still … Read More

How to Enable Flash Plugin for Specific Web Sites Only in Safari for Mac OS X

Dec 18, 2013 - 2 Comments
Block or Allow Flash Player selectively per website

Safari 7 now provides finely tuned controls over what websites can use which browser plugins, and there are few better uses for such a feature than selectively limiting the Adobe Flash Player plugin to only be enabled for specifically approved websites. Basically this means you can have the Flash player installed on your Mac, but … Read More

Give Safari a Speed Boost on Older iOS 7 Devices by Ditching Web Javascript

Dec 6, 2013 - 6 Comments
Safari icon in iOS 7

It’s a fairly widespread complaint that iOS 7 can feel sluggish running on the oldest supported iPad and iPhone hardware, but with a few tweaks you can usually speed it up enough for the performance difference to barely be noticeable, if at all. Those adjustments are limited to the general iOS experience though, and they … Read More

Show the URL of ‘Safari Web Content’ Process ID in Activity Monitor for OS X

Nov 23, 2013 - 1 Comment
Show the URL of Safari Web Content processes in Activity Monitor

Regular users of the Safari web browser will be pleased to discover a great little trick that has been added to the Activity Monitor app in OS X Mavericks; the ability to see what URL is associated with each “Safari Web Content” process ID, thereby providing the ability to quickly find exactly which web pages … Read More

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