Article by Joel Howell Newsletter Editorial BoardEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apple’s latest and greatest operating system, iOS8, has made possible many new refinements. With thanks to many of the usual suspects (Law Technology News, Kim Komando, and the Internet in general), here are some new tricks.
With the new OS comes a new version of Safari, Apple’s browser. With it, you can:
Tap on Private Mode and create a window separate from the main browser that allows anonymous browsing. In this cookie-infested world, the ability to move incognito on the Internet as well as rejecting cookies and automatically erase browsing and search history is a very handy ability indeed. A Private Browsing Tab has dark gray bars at the top and bottom.
Tired of getting tracked by Google? iOS8 Safari now supports DuckDuckGo, a privacy-first search engine with a no-tracking, no-trace policy. Go to Setting->Safari->Search Engine and select it from the list to make it the default engine.
You can also scan the information on your credit card data with an IPhone or IPad camera to save that data and automatically fill in future purchases.
Not until iOS8 could you view the Desktop, as opposed to the mobile, version of a site. To make this clear, try looking at the IMHO inferior version of the Clarion Ledger in an app, then press the “Request Desktop Site” button on Safari and look at the desktop version. (If you’re a subscriber, you should log in under either view).
Finally, if you happen to close any tabs accidentally, press the tabs button at the bottom right of the Safari window, then tap and hold the plus symbol. That gives a list of recently closed tabs that you can choose to reopen.
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