safari

  • Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

    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 well under way. But neither Apple or particularly Google seem to realize what Twitter does — that notifications are the way to roll up both armies in the battle for user… Read More

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

    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” Apple’s Safari browser into accepting digital “cookies”, which allow companies to track browsing behavior and sell it for targeted advertising. Avoiding a… Read More

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

    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 12 people in the UK who want to sue Google for secretly tracking their online activity by working around privacy settings in Apple’s Safari web browser. The UK courts released court documents related to the case, giving for the first time more details of the allegations; and Google has apparently finally issued its own response: it wants… Read More

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

    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 improved JavaScript performance which Apple says will beat Chrome and Firefox. Safari will now also support OS X’s new Power Nap feature, which will significantly reduce the browser’s… Read More

  • Blink, Servo And Rust: A Good Week For Browsers

    Blink, Servo And Rust: A Good Week For Browsers

    It’s sure been an interesting week for this of us who cover browsers. Last weekend, we heard that Internet Explorer 11 will probably support WebGL and SPDY. Then, on Tuesday I got an email from Mozilla, asking if I had time to get on the phone with Mozilla’s CTO Brendan Eich to talk about the organization’s next generation browser engine Servo and the Rust language it is… Read More

  • The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture

    The Pros And Cons Of A WebKit Monoculture

    The news that Opera is shutting down the development of its own browser rendering engine and moving to the open source WebKit engine cause quite a stir earlier this week. With WebKit powering the built-in browsers of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, it’s already the de-facto standard engine for the mobile and it has the potential to do the same on the desktop. Worldwide… Read More

  • Apple And Google Still Lead WebKit Development, But More Smaller Companies Contributing

    Apple And Google Still Lead WebKit Development, But More Smaller Companies Contributing

    Apple and Google still represent the bulk of reviewed commits contributing to the ongoing development of WebKit, the open source web browser engine that powers Safari and Chrome, among others. Google accounts for the bulk of commits, having overtaken Apple in that regard back in 2009 (though Apple still does much more with fewer authors actually writing code), but the more interesting story… Read More

  • Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers

    Twelephone Is A Telephone That Connects To Your Twitter Feed And Your Customers

    Twelephone is a new service for making calls right from your Twitter account. The service is one of the first to use the new WebRTC standard, which allows for real-time communication in the Chrome browser via JavaScript APIs. The enterprise will serve as Twelephone’s business model. The idea: a customer with a problem with a product or service gets reached through Twitter. The consumer… Read More

  • AJAX Web Apps In iOS 6 Are Sort Of Broken

    AJAX Web Apps In iOS 6 Are Sort Of Broken

    I noticed some odd behavior in mobile Safari on iOS 6, and while I thought it to be just a minor quibble on my part, it turns out that it’s actually something of a notable bug, now affecting web developers targeting the platform. The problem I noticed is that little, spinning loading indicator (or whatever you call it) at the top of mobile Safari which tells you when a site has… Read More

  • Did Apple Just Quietly End Development Of Safari For Windows?

    Did Apple Just Quietly End Development Of Safari For Windows?

    Safari 6 brings improved performance and many new features to OS X, including offline reading lists, a unified search field and support for Do Not Track. What seems to be completely gone from Apple’s site now, though, is any mention of the Windows version of Safari. Indeed, it looks like Apple has removed all download links for Safari from its site for the time being. This could be… Read More

  • New Version Of Safari Adds Gestures, iCloud Tabs, Twitter & Facebook Integration

    New Version Of Safari Adds Gestures, iCloud Tabs, Twitter & Facebook Integration

    Getting Retina-ready isn’t the only big change coming to Apple’s web browser Safari today, it’s also getting a revamp which introduces a number of new features. Included in the list are faster search suggestions, a new unified smart search field, iCloud syncing (this one we knew about already), a new feature called TabView which uses gestures to navigate through tabs, and… Read More

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