Google updates Chrome for iOS with full screen option


What’s New in Version 26.0.1410.50

Fullscreen for iPhone and iPod touch
• Scroll the toolbar off the screen to enjoy the full page of content.
• Quickly re-access the omnibox by scrolling back down.

More stuff I would like Apple to do with Safari on iOS.

Exploit lets websites bombard visitors’ PCs with gigabytes of data

Ars Technica:

As its name suggests, loads an almost unlimited amount of data onto hard drives of people who access the site. It requires no user interaction and works with the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari browsers. It adds 1GB of data every 16 seconds on a MacBook Pro Retina equipped with a solid state drive, according to Feross Aboukhadijeh, the Web developer and computer science grad student who created the proof-of-concept site.

Firefox is the only browser unaffected.

Amazon now selling MP3s directly to iPhone, iPod touch users

The Verge:

You’ll need to use mobile Safari to do so, but Amazon says its iOS store has been designed using HTML5 and should offer customers everything they’ve come to expect: recommendations, user ratings, and discounted $5 albums / $0.69 songs are all offered via the new site. Additionally, purchases will be available for immediate streaming and download from within Amazon’s Cloud Player iOS app.

Plus, that gives you access to cloud storage for your music, this is very cool.

Safari is released to the world

Don Melton, with a very interesting post about the day Safari was demoed at a Steve Jobs Keynote.

There’s nothing that can fill your underwear faster than seeing your product fail during a Steve Jobs demo.

I can only imagine…

Apple Safari is 10 years old today


The first version of Safari was released as a public beta exactly ten years ago today. The app was designed by Apple to replace Microsoft Internet Explorer, which was the default Mac browser up to OS X 10.2.

Internet Explorer…thank goodness they changed that. Also, Google Chrome is based on WebKit, developed by Apple, so two of the four most used browsers are a result of Apple’s work.

iOS 6 bug reenables JavaScript in Safari without user consent

Apple Insider

The new “Smart App Banner” feature in iOS 6 is designed to allow developers the ability to promote App Store software within Safari. The Smart App Banner detects whether a user has a specific application installed, and invites them to view the software on the App Store or open it on their iOS device. But for users who choose to turn off JavaScript in the Safari Web browser, the appearance of a Smart App Banner on a website will automatically and permanently turn JavaScript back on without notifying the user.

When I first heard the name “Safari”

Don Melton, Retired Apple Engineer recalls the process of selecting the name for the Mac Browser.

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.

Of course, all I could think about was, “Please don’t let us name the browser after a feminine hygiene product!”

Go to his blog and read the entire thing, very interesting.

Via 9to5Mac


Google agrees to pay $22.5M for Apple browser breach

Washington Post:

Google Inc. agreed to pay a record $22.5 million to settle allegations by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it breached Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser.

The fine, the largest ever the FTC has levied against a company, represents the first by the agency for a violation of Internet privacy as the agency steps up enforcement of consumers’ online rights.

Chump change.

Google agrees to pay $22.5M for Apple browser breach

Introducing Pulse for the Web

This is a great app on the iPhone and iPad, now on your computer too.