Category Archive: Safari

Jun 23 2012

Mac OS X, Safari and New Tabs

Just a short note for today. One annoying that I have found with my MacBook Pro is that when I am using Safari and open a new tab the cursor is not in the address bar ready to accept a web address. This is quite annoying given that I have just hit “Command + T” to …

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May 19 2012

Raah Tracker – GPS Tracking for iOS

A while ago I was contacted by Dhruv Chopra to check out a new GPS tracking iOS app that he had in development. Initially, he had built a web app but it has now evolved into a full blown app for iOS devices. Firstly, I’ll cover the web app. This is great as you can …

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Apr 23 2012

Skip Back and Forward Multiple Pages in Safari for iPad

A quick tip for the iPad users out there. Perhaps one of those hidden features that can save you some time is the ability to skip back and forth multiple pages in your browsing history for each tab. All you need to do to this is hold your finger down on either the back or …

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Apr 08 2012

Safari Shortcuts at Your Fingertips Under Mac OS X Lion

Here’s a quick tip for those Mac OS X Lion users out there that prefer Safari as their web browser. There are some really great touchpad gestures to speed you your web browser and keep you from mucking around with the mouse cursor or the keyboard. If you want to go back to the previous …

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Jan 27 2012

Browse More Efficiently on Your iPad or iPhone Using the Reading List

Browsers these days are blessed with the ability to have many webpages open across a number of tabs and mobile devices are no different. However, in the case of iOS devices you’re not going to be able to open perhaps the twenty or thirty tabs you might do on your desktop or laptop computer. Furthermore, …

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Jan 15 2012

Use TweekDeck Without Local Installation

For a lot of people using Windows the Twitter client of choice is TweetDeck however it can be a problem to get running if you are unable to install Adobe Air on the computer (which is often the case in corporate or enterprise environments). Otherwise, if you are staunchly against installing Adobe Air on your computer …

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Jul 09 2011

Windows Phone 7 and Google’s Artificial Limitation of Multiple Calendars

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If you happen to use more than one calendar in Google Mail or your corporate e-mail then you might have realised that Windows Phone 7 only seems to support the primary calendar for some reason over Exchange ActiveSync. This is despite other EAS compatible devices such as the iPhone and iPad having worked with multiple …

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Mar 18 2011

Webroot Social Media Sobriety Test

Some of us may have regrets of posting a message on one or more social media websites after having had a big night on the grog. Whilst I don’t drink (and as a result don’t have this particular issue) I can possibly see some merit in a sobriety test for social media sites for those …

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Jan 27 2011

Don’t Need It? Don’t Install It!

These days with gigabytes of RAM and terabytes of hard drive space inside our computers it can be all too easy to give in and install anything and everything without much regard for the impact upon the performance of your system. Furthermore, it is still fairly common to receive new laptops and desktop machines full …

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Sep 29 2010

Xmarks Shutting Down in Early 2011

Back in June, I blogged about a great piece of software called Xmarks (previously known as Foxmarks when it was originally written as a plug-in for Firefox). In a nutshell, it allowed you to sync your bookmarks and your website credentials up to the cloud (over a secureand  encrypted connection) and then sync them down …

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