Leaving Chrome for Safari on iOS

Federico Viticci wrote an in-depth article about why he left Chrome and returned to Safari on his iOS devices. One comment I’d like to add to his piece is about using Reading List. I’ve been using Safari’s built-in read later feature too and I kind of like it. I suppose it’s as much for the convenience of having my saved articles available across all devices as it is for the feature itself. I do use Instapaper and have the apps, but sometimes it’s just easier to have everything in one app.

Safari dominates mobile Web browsers

Safari for iOS was responsible for 61.79% of total mobile internet traffic during the month of March, an increase from 55.41% in February. Safari’s closest competitor for mobile browser dominance was Google’s Android browser, which had a 21.86% share of Web traffic in March.

Once again this brings up the obvious question — what are all the Android people doing with their phones?

When Steve Jobs introduced Safari

Don Melton:

Steve started the Safari presentation with, “So, buckle up.” […]

And for the entire six minutes and 32 seconds that Steve used Safari on stage, I don’t remember taking a single breath. I was thinking about that network failure during rehearsal and screaming inside my head, “Stay online, stay online!” We only had one chance to make a first impression.

What a great story.

Safari was almost called “Freedom”

Don Melton:

I don’t recall all the names, but one that stands out is “Freedom.” Steve spent some time trying that one out on all of us. He may have liked it because it invoked positive imagery of people being set free. And, just as possible and positive, it spoke to our own freedom from Microsoft and Internet Explorer, the company and browser we depended on at the time.

I just love these types of stories.

Subscribe to feed Safari Extension

Daniel Jalkut:

My beta-quality, more-or-less unsupported Subscribe to Feed extension adds a handy button to the toolbar that, when a page offers RSS or Atom feeds, can be clicked to easily open the feed:// link, which should automatically open your favorite news reader.

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∞ Apple updates Safari, releases Mac OS X security update

In addition to releasing iOS 4.3.2, Apple on Thursday also released an update for its Safari Web browser and a security update.

There are a number of security updates available, depending on the operating system you use. There are updates for Leopard client and server and one security update for Snow Leopard.

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