Tag Archive: Browsing


Go Forward & Backward in Safari Browsing History with Swipes in 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

Reduce Data Usage When Web Browsing on iPhone with Chrome

The latest versions of Chrome for iOS offer an optional data compression feature that uses Google servers to further compress web pages visited before accessing them from your iPhone or iPad. Put simply, toggling this setting can help to reduce your cellular data consumption when browsing the web within the Chrome app for iOS, and … Read More

Fonts For Mac Offers Beautiful Type Browsing And Organization

Remember Mac font managing apps? I do: I hated them. Extensis Suitcase caused more problems with my old G5 PowerMac than anything else, ever, and I was fairly conservative in my font use back when I worked as a designer.…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Security Sweep For Your Email, Backup, Browsing, Contacts and IMs

This article first appeared in the Cult of Mac Newsstand magazine Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. But short of installing an air-gap, what can you really do to improve security on your iDevices?…Read more ›    [Read More…]

How to Use Private Browsing with Safari for iOS 7

Safari icon for iOS Private Browsing is an optional Safari browsing mode that causes no data from the browsing session to be saved, this means no cache files, cookies, or browsing history will be stored or collected in iOS, making for a fairly anonymous session on the client side. It’s a popular browsing choice for a wide variety of reasons, and it’s now easier to use on every iPhone, iPad, and  [Read More…]

Protect Your Privacy – Clear Cache Files, Browsing History, And Cookies From Chrome [iOS Tips]

Chrome SettingsGoogle’s Chrome for iOS is a heck of a browser on iOS, and a great alternative to using Safari, except for the fact that it’s not quite as integrated into the experience as Safari is. Because of that, if you use Chrome and want to clear out your browser data to keep others from checking […]

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Cell Carriers May Sell Your Location & Browsing History, Here’s How to Opt Out

Privacy Cellular carriers in the USA are looking to start selling customer usage data to third parties and marketers, this is being done in an effort labeled as ‘personalization’ and using some other boring sounding descriptions. Though the information is supposedly aggregate and anonymous, it still may include fairly personal details like what apps you use, your location data, and web browsing history, and other bits of info that privacy conscious  [Read More…]

ISO500 Is A Beautiful iPhone App For Browsing 500px

As Flickr is to Instagram, so 500px is to Flickr. 500px is a photo-sharing site that focusses (huh…) on showing only your best pictures. To this end the website and various apps bring beautiful hi-res images to your iDevices (it’s especially good on the Retina iPad), and the account upgrade options are geared towards professional portfolios.

But the quality of the official apps hasn’t deterred the folks behind ISO500, a brand-new iPhone  [Read More…]

Clear Your Browsing History And Web Data From Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

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With all the sites we visit on a daily basis on our iPhones and iPads, we are capturing and storing where we visit in the background of every web page we see. You may want to clear your browsing history or other stored web data from your iPhone from time to time, if you’re of a security or privacy turn of mind.

iOS makes it fairly simple to do  [Read More…]

Firefox 20 For Mac Goes Live With Tabbed Private Browsing And New Download Manager

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Mozilla has released Firefox 20 for Mac users, and this major update brings several new features and improvements to the web browser. Two of the biggest features are “per-window” private browsing and a redesigned download manager.

You can now open a private browsing tab instead of having to open an entirely new window and close the current session. The new, Safari-like download manager is a little  [Read More…]