Apple’s Safari Tops 1 Billion Users, Still Distant Second to Chrome

Apple’s Safari is now the second most popular browser on the market, with more than 1 billion users, although it still comes in a distant second to Google Chrome.

Open Web Advocacy Is Taking On #AppleBrowserBan

A new organization is trying to challenge Apple, calling for the company to allow third-party browser engines on iOS.

Apple Users Should Update Their Devices Immediately

Apple has released updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS that fix a major vulnerability in Safari.

PSA: Update to iOS 14.8 Immediately

Apple has released iOS 14.8, just days before the anticipated release of iOS 15, and the update fixes two serious security issues.

Apple’s Privacy Hypocrisy: The $15 Billion Google Deal

Google is continuing to pay Apple to remain the default search engine in iOS, a deal that benefits Apple to the tune billions of dollars.

Third-Party Cookies Get a Stay of Execution as Google Postpones Plans

Google is pushing back its plans to eliminate support for third-party cookies, buying the advertising industry more time to adapt.

Firefox Update Brings Fresh New Look, Improved Experience

Mozilla has announced the latest version of Firefox, sporting a new look and improved user experience.

iOS 14.5 Safari Will Mask IP Address From Google

Apple is ramping up its efforts to protect user privacy, including a feature in iOS 14.5 that will mask IP addresses in Safari.

Fortnite Coming Back to iPhones and iPads…Sort Of

Apple and Epic may be fighting it out in court, but it appears a path has been cleared for Fortnite to return to iOS devices.

WWDC 2020 Part 3: macOS Big Sur

Apple unveiled the next version of macOS, named “Big Sur.” The design of the OS features a number of refinements.

Apple Safari Now Blocking All Third-Party Cookies

Apple’s Safari web browser joins the Tor browser as one of only two that fully block all third-party cookies.

DuckDuckGo Releases Tracker Radar to Expose Hidden Tracking

DuckDuckGo is the preeminent privacy-oriented search engine and the company is taking it a step further by releasing a tool to help expose hidden tracking.

Safari Will Stop Accepting Security Certificates Older Than 13 Months

In an effort to improve web security, Apple’s Safari browser will only accept HTTPS security certificates that expire in 398 days or less.

Apple May Allow iOS Users to Change Default Apps

Apple may (finally) be on the verge of allowing other apps to be set as the defaults in iOS.

New Google Chrome Feature May Drive Users to Firefox

The Register is reporting on a new feature in an upcoming version of Google Chrome that has privacy-conscious users worried. A recent API called getInstalledRelatedApps may allow websites to determine what apps are installed on a user’s device. At first…

Google Responds To Yahoo’s Firefox Deal On Earnings Call

Google released its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday with full year revenue up 19% year-over-year at $66 billion and revenue of $18.1 billion for the quarter, which was a 15% year-over-year increase. During the company’s conference…

Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested…

Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox?

Google may be in danger of losing a major deal for its search engine, which could result in a reduction in market share. Google has already lost out to Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla’s Firefox browser in…

Shareaholic Browser Report: Safari Is On The Rise

Shareaholic has released its latest Browser Share Report, which indicates that Safari is creeping up in market share. The data comes from 250 million web users visiting over 200,000 publishers in Shareaholic’s network. Here’s how it shook out over the…

Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’

Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far…