Although our staff here at iPhone Alley doesn’t get to review every single worthwhile application that undoubtedly bombard the App Store each and everyday, we keep an eye out for those that promise potential. Our limited number of reviews isn’t reflective of our eyes that are constantly searching the broad
A 9to5mac reader noticed a new feature on their device’s safari which just could save you some time and keep you from cursing every time you navigate to an unwanted webpage. Google relatively recently added a new feature to their engine that allows you to preview pages that pop up
Sites featured include Vimeo, CNN, New York Times, Time, Major League Baseball, and TED. And while the list of iPad-compatible video sites is quite a bit longer, you can check out Apple's list of iPad-ready websites on Apple.com.
Over in this week's "Pwn2Own" hacking contest in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, virtually every major browser and operating system had vulnerabilities exploited. According to CNET, researcher Charlie Miller, the principal security analyst with Independent Security Evaluators, took home the $10,000 prize after he hacked Safari on a MacBook Pro without having access to the machine. Miller also cracked Safari in Mac OS X last year, taking home the $5,000 prize in addition to hacking a MacBook Air in 2008 at the competition.
This year, Ralf-Phillip Weinmann, from the University of Luxembourg, and Vincenzo Iozzo, from German company gained access to an iPhone that was not "jailbroken," a procedure that allows users to run unauthorized code and unlock the handset for use on unapproved carriers.
As great as Mobile Safari is, there are times when a web site is formatted poorly, and it is just too difficult to read comfortably on the iPhone. Enter Readability, a free and easy to use bookmarket that will reformat any web site, making it much more enjoyable on your small screen. There are three simple options: Style, which include options like newspaper or eBook; Size, from extra small to extra large; Margin, extra narrow to extra large. After you specify your preferred reading format, add the bookmarklet to your bookmarks. The next time you're browsing a page you simply tap on your bookmarklet and the site is instantly reformatted to your preferred style.
Last week Apple updated the iPad SDK, which most notably added Safari to the iPad simulator. While it's certainly not the same as surfing the net on a for-real iPad, it's really cool to see how it works. So to show off all that new shiny, our friends at 9 to 5 Mac recorded a quick walkthrough video of Safari on the iPad. Take a look:
Mozilla, the company synonymous with their free open-source web browser that's helping to take back the internet for desktop machines, has announced that Firefox will not be coming to the iPhone. Responding to questions from ElectricPig.co.uk, Mozilla's European president, Tristan Nitot, said that Firefox on the iPhone isn't an option with Apple's current restrictions on web browsers that would compete with Mobile Safari.
Ever since my first iPhone, there was always one feature I thought Safari was lacking; the ability to open links in a new page. I mean, Safari for iPhone let you have multiple pages open, but there was never a way to explicitly open a link in a new page! Every competent desktop browser can do this. Thankfully this feature was finally added in iPhone 3.0. To make it work, simply tap and hold a link to bring up a nice little dialogue which allows you to open the link in a new page. Hooray, perfect for Google searching across multiple sites!
An Estonian website recently published an interesting bug with the iPhone's Mobile Safari web browser that could potentially use excess data and potentially run a hefty bill if their reasonable use limit is breached. The problem is that when you browse to a website with a Motion JPEG for streaming video over the internet, it continues to stream the video after you close the app.
According to The Mac Security Blog, the iPhone OS 3.1 update released earlier this week adds an anti-phishing feature in Mobile Safari similar to the one in it's desktop counterpart. The feature, which is not active in the update but still present, should warn users when they are visiting a known malicious website and asks if they want to continue.