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Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Google trying to kill terrible sites with Web Starter Kit

Have you even been on a tablet or smartphone, following links to websites when you came across one that looked terrible? Moreover, was it just not very responsive on your mobile device as it was the desktop? Google knows that frustration, and has released the Web Starter Kit for Developers.

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Here’s why waiting for a larger iPhone 6 might be a good choice

Here’s why waiting for a larger iPhone 6 might be a good choice

You might be waiting on a larger iPhone, but why? The larger screen is likely going to attract many users, but will it provide a better experience? At WWDC last week, we go our first look at iOS 8. The changes being made are significant, but depending on how you use your smartphone, it might not be necessary to wait for the bigger iPhone.

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iOS 8 will scan credit card info; no more punching numbers in

iOS 8 will scan credit card info; no more punching numbers in

You know that feeling — you get through several screens on a website that has something you want to buy, only to land on a page that wants all your gritty credit card details. You have to get your card out, painstakingly identify the rubbed out numbers on the card, and carefully enter them. One slip and you’re back to square one. In iOS 8, that scenario is going to be a lot easier with credit card scanning.

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Safari WebKit changes mean other apps will get faster, too

Safari WebKit changes mean other apps will get faster, too

When you’re using an app like Facebook in iOS, opening a link up can be a bit of a pain. It opens up in Facebook’s in-line browser, which is nowhere near as quick or responsive as Safari. Part of that has to do with Apple allowing limited use of Nitro Javascript for WebKit, the engine that powers Safari and makes it so quick. Developers now have access to APIs that let them tap into WebKit a touch more, which should speed everything up.

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Apple to add DuckDuckGo as private search alternative

Apple to add DuckDuckGo as private search alternative

Privacy concerns, particularly following the Edward Snowden leaks in recent times, have spurred a push towards more privacy-centric digital options. Among search engines in particular, one known as DuckDuckGo has bid itself as a more secure option than Google and competing search engines, and it will soon receive a big boost from Apple.

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Safari update stripped and share-friendly

Safari update stripped and share-friendly

There’s a new Safari coming with the rise of OS X Yosemite, one that’s meant to make the browser look far more unique than it has in the past. There’s a new way of searching inside of Safari, with Google Search inside. Searching for a band’s name will now result in a Wikipedia entry first on the list, then "Google Search" with similar search possibilities, Search in History, go to site "keyword", and find "keyword" on this page.

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OS X, iTunes, Safari update: 4K display support, better security

OS X, iTunes, Safari update: 4K display support, better security

Apple sent out an update for OS X and iTunes today, both of which are incremental but make necessary changes. With OS X, support for 4K monitors has improved on both the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro 15-inch. Contact syncing also gets a wired update, as well as some in-depth tweaks most will never encounter.

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Google faces new Safari privacy lawsuit in UK

Google faces new Safari privacy lawsuit in UK

The Google - Safari privacy saga of 2012 has continued into this latest year, with a judge in the United Kingdom ruling privacy activists in the nation can sue the Internet giant over its tracking cookies trickery. This is the latest in a long string of legal spats originating from a privacy violation first reported back in February 2012.

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Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update fixes Mail, Safari, other software

Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 update fixes Mail, Safari, other software

Apple's OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 has been released in the wild as of today. The updated software package includes fixes for "stability, compatibility, and security" for the Apple OS. Notably, it addresses a few issues with Mail, Safari, VoiceOver, iLife, iWork, the "Local Items" keychain, and Japanese keyboards. Full update deets after the jump.

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OS X Mavericks final release imminent as Safari Push Notifications go live

OS X Mavericks final release imminent as Safari Push Notifications go live

Some users have noticed an update this week of their Safari desktop web browser app bringing about an OS X Mavericks-specific feature: Push Notifications for their Notifications Center. This feature was spoken about earlier this year at WWDC 2013 and has been active for many users working with the Beta build of OS X Mavericks for some time. Many websites will support this feature in the near future - for now it'll only be working on a few.

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iCloud Beta update brings iOS 7 design to the public

iCloud Beta update brings iOS 7 design to the public

The public beta iteration of iCloud for iOS device of all sorts has been given a reboot today, bringing with it a full user interface redesign to match iOS 7. This is the first time the public - most of the public, that is - will get a hands-on experience with the look and feel of iOS 7, not to mention the relatively sizable move in UI elements to a more flat-faced layout.

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iOS 7 Safari gets slick new tabs, smart search box, more

iOS 7 Safari gets slick new tabs, smart search box, more

A new version of iOS means a new Safari browser, and iOS 7 updates the mobile internet browser with a brand new interface and new features. The iOS 7 Safari is supposedly faster than any version of the app before, and also makes finding information from different sites and services more straightforward. There's a unified address and search bar, just as on Safari on the desktop, with auto-suggestions from Google.

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