Yesterday Apple released an update to Safari, which it claims, among other issues, fixes two prominent ones that resulted in high memory usage and periodic instances where loaded pages would flash white (seen when switching to a different window or at times when interacting with the page).
Unfortunately even though Safari no longer flashes loaded pages white, there may still be instances where you can encounter similar behaviors. With version 5.0, Apple split Safari's process into two components: a main Safari parent program, and a child process called Safari Web Content that is responsible for rendering the scripts … Read more
A must-download for any Safari user, the update includes various improvements to stability, addresses issues that caused hangs and excessive memory usage, and will now allow PDFs to display within Web content.
The update also addresses an issue that would cause Web sites to flash white while browsing.
The full list of feature enhancements and fixes is not yet available at Apple's Web site at the time of this writing, but we'll update the Safari … Read more
The Internet is full of useful information. It's also full of lots of distractions that can prevent you from being productive at work or at home. If you're curious what sites you spend the most time on, or are concerned with how much time you spend not working on the job, follow these five steps to monitor your browsing habits.
Begin by downloading and installing Gold Limiter. When installing, you will be given the option to add the Internet monitor and filter, or just the Internet monitor. Chances are, you're only interested in the monitor, so select … Read more
Android has taken the lead among business users, at least according to the latest State of the Web report from cloud security provider Zscaler.
Among the three top mobile platforms, Android captured 40 percent of all mobile transactions seen by Zscaler on its network during the third quarter. That marked a healthy gain from the second quarter when Android captured just 17 percent. In comparison, RIM's BlackBerry accounted for 37 percent, while Apple's iOS took home just 22 percent.
Those percentages are derived from the Web traffic generated from millions of business users around the world who access … Read more
We are still finding hidden features in iOS 5. … Read more
The new YouTube design is slowly rolling out to users, but if you aren't the waiting kind, there is a way to enable it right now. … Read more
Microsoft is trying to give Google a run for its money by offering a translation tool that can display any Web page in your native language.
Available as a bookmarklet for your browser, Microsoft Translator identifies the language used on a Web page and then re-displays the page with all text translated into your own language. You can select from a variety of languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Russian, among others.
Tabbed browsing in Safari is one of the best features iOS 5 brought to the iPad, but did you know that you can easily restore recently closed tabs? It's so simple and useful, you'll wonder why you never knew it was there.
If you accidentally closed a tab, to reopen it, simply tap and hold the new tab button. That would be the button with the + sign on the right. A small window will pop up, with up to five of your most recently closed tabs. Tap on one of them, and it opens in a new tab. … Read more
A newly-discovered security hole in Apple's iOS opens up the door for third-party applications to add unapproved features, even after they've gone through Apple's App Store approval process.
Forbes today reports on new findings by Accuvant security researcher Charlie Miller, who next week is taking the wraps off a new iOS exploit he found that lets applications download unsigned code that's able to change their functionality after it's installed.