Earlier this year, Apple announced new measures that its web browser, Safari, would go to help protect a user’s browsing history and information.
Ad Companies Talk About How the New Safari Update Could Affect the ‘Infrastructure of the Modern Internet’
Apple is bringing some Safari related changes with macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, set to be released on Sep 19 and 25 respectively. Ad companies, however, aren’t too pleased with some of the new additions made with the update, particularly the Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature.
Safari gets quite an upgrade in iOS 11. There are visual changes, new useful features for reading articles and underlying technology changes. Here’s how you can use all the new features in Safari in iOS 11.
Safari’s built-in Reader View is one of the best ways to read on the web. Just like Pocket, it does a really good job of stripping a website of all the formatting and presents you with only the important parts – text and images. Reader View’s design in iOS 11 is even better. On the iPad Pro, in San Francisco font, it’s just gorgeous.
AMP or Accelerated Mobile Pages is open source publishing platform by Google aimed at reducing browsing speeds and improving page scrolling by cutting down advertising and some other parts of a standard URL. Naturally, this has come under severe scrutiny from developers and website owners as it completely erases the original URL when shared. Apple, however, has a workaround for this with iOS 11. Federico Viticci from MacStories discovered that Safari on iOS 11 beta converts AMP links to standard URLs when copied to clipboard or shared around.
Navigating the web via mobile Safari is usually a hassle-free experience, but for those who may take some exception to the way scrolling behaves, there are some changes being made to a future version of the app that may help with that.
Instagram is insanely popular, but it’s never really had a non-smartphone app. There’s no official iPad app. And we didn’t even have a functioning website until recently. If you wanted to post photos to Instagram, for your personal or business account, you always had to go to your smartphone.
It’s incredible how much Safari has evolved since the inception of iOS, known back then as iPhone OS. We’re 10 major releases in and what was once a basic mobile browser is complete with handy shortcuts, superior tab management, and added speed and security.
Unfortunately for Apple, when it launched the new MacBook Pro models, many units suffered from less-than-stellar battery life.
I don’t know about you, but I find myself opening a new tab in Safari at least a dozen times a day. Instead of going through Spotlight search, I directly jump to Safari when I know what it is I’m looking for – checking latest stories on iPhone Hacks, opening a TV show page in Wikipedia, or just googling something.