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Go Forward & Backward in Safari Browsing History with Swipes in iOS

Mar 28, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Go backwards with a swipe left to right gesture in Safari for iOS

If you’re a fan of using gestures for navigation, you’ll be pleased to know that you can navigate browser history in Safari for iOS (versions 7+) by simply swiping back and forth. This basically functions as an alternative to the traditional Back and Forward buttons in Safari, allowing for quick swipes to go forward or … Read More

Fix a “Safari Can’t Verify the Identity of the Website…” Error Message

Mar 26, 2014 - 6 Comments
Safari can't verify identity of the website error

While Safari usually works just fine for browsing the web, there are times you may encounter a persistent error message about verifying the identity of a particular website. The precise error message may read something like this, and appear on almost any site, where “URL” is a variety of domains: “Safari can’t verify the identity … Read More

How to Preview a Link’s URL in Safari for iPhone & iPad Before Opening It

Feb 20, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Preview a URL in Safari for iOS before clicking it

How many times have you been reading an article on the web when you tapped on a link that sent you somewhere you weren’t expecting? Maybe it was to an article that wasn’t anticipated, or maybe it was to another website entirely. Sometimes we just want to know where we’ll be going before going there, … Read More

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

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