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Apple got even tougher on ad trackers at WWDC

Apple unveiled a handful of pro-privacy enhancements for its Safari web browser at its annual developer event yesterday, building on an ad tracker blocker it announced at WWDC a year ago. The feature

MacOS finally gains external GPU support

The latest update to macOS provides support for external graphics card. Apple announced this would hit the OS last June at WWDC and now it’s finally here. The update allows Mac users to increase

Apple starts collecting browsing data in Safari using its differential privacy tech

Today’s public release of macOS High Sierra brings with it some key updates to Safari — including the ability to disable cross-site cookie tracking and turn off autoplaying ads. Arriving alongside

Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on i

Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of mone

Apple adds ad tracker blocker to desktop Safari

No one likes being stalked around the internet by ads for something they once looked at or have previously bought. And Apple has noticed this -- so it's adding an ad tracker blocker for its Safari web

Apple adds auto-play video blocking to desktop Safari

Hate it when sites blast you with auto-play video? Apple is swooping in to fight this scourge with the addition of an auto-play-video-blocking feature to the new Safari browser for its upcoming macOS

Apple patches zero-day vulnerabilities in Safari and OS X

The apparently government-sponsored hackery aimed at activist Ahmed Mansoor last week prompted a quick response from Apple, with a patch for iOS arriving the day of the news. Turns out the three (!) z

Apple lays the groundwork to kill online advertising

Their products help us learn, communicate and navigate the world. The companies behind these innovations are battling for the future of computing. Each one is defending their core businesses while pla

Safari puts yet another nail in Flash’s coffin

Adobe Flash needs to die. And it’s starting to look like 2016 might be Flash’s last year. Starting with macOS Sierra, Apple will <a target="_blank" href="https://webkit.org/blog/6589/next-steps-fo

Apple launches Safari Technology Preview, a new browser aimed at web developers

Apple today announced it’s expanding its efforts in the area of web development, with the launch of a new version of its Safari web browser, designed specifically for developers. Called Safari

Why browser extensions change the way we work

Browser extensions change the way we work. They alter facets of your job by changing the experience of the apps on which you rely so they conform to your workflow -- versus having to open 17 separate

Apple Has Fixed Bug That Was Crashing Safari, At Least On OS X

Just a day after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016/01/25/psa-a-link-that-crashes-safari-is-being-passed-around-on-social-media/">the website that crashes Safari made the rounds on social media

PSA: A Link That Crashes Safari Is Being Passed Around On Social Media

A website that crashes the Safari web browser is making the rounds on social media. The name of the site, crashsafari.com (don't click!), makes its intentions pretty obvious, of course. But pranksters

Skype For Web Beta Now Open To All U.S. And U.K. Users

Skype’s web-based client, along with both IM and video/audio call functionality, is now available to all users in open beta, the company announced today. The web-based version of the popular cha

Your Favorite Browser Just Got Hacked, But Don’t Panic

How can I know what your "favorite browser" is? It doesn't matter, really; if it's any one of the four most popular browsers — Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari — it's just been succes

Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took out their devices and slapped them down on the table. By any measurement, the Context Wars are we

Judge Gives Google An Early Christmas Present, Declares Privacy Suits Must Prove Harm

A federal judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Google, finding no evidence that the search giant’s Internet tracking harmed users. Plaintiffs alleged that Google had “tricked&#82

As Court Releases Files In Case Alleging Google Tracked UK Safari Users, Search Giant Wants To Move Case To U.S.

Some new developments this weekend in the case of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2013/jan/27/google-legal-action-secret-iphone-tracking">12 people in the UK who want to sue Goo

Apple Updates Safari With New Homepage, Sidebar, iCloud Keychain, Improved JavaScript Performance & Per Tab Processes

At its WWDC developer conference today, Apple announced the next version of Safari which will launch with OS X Mavericks. The new version, Apple’s Craig Federighi, will feature significantly imp
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