Why I Abandoned Safari For Google Chrome

· Charlotte Henry · Editorial

Firefox, Safari, Chrome

Charlotte had been using Safari, but eventually had to abandon it for Google Chrome after encountering too many problems and inconveniences.

Safari Users are Less Valuable to Advertisers

· Andrew Orr · News

A report suggests that Safari users are less valuable to advertisers due to the browser’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention technology.

Former Apple Engineering Director Don Melton - TMO Background Mode Interview

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Don Melton on Background Mode

Don Melton is probably best known as the person who started the Safari and WebKit projects at Apple and his rise to Apple Engineering Director of Internet Technologies. These days he’s an aspiring writer, podcaster and recovering programmer.

Don walks us through his early career starting with his aspiration to become a comic strip or comic book artist. His artistic talent led to a newspaper job which led to information graphics which led to work with Macs. His tinkering with the Mac revealed that he had a special talent for programming, and that ultimately led to his job at Netscape developing the Navigator browser. Later, a relationship with Andy Hertzfeld and Bud Tribble led to his job at Apple in 2001, chartered by Scott Forstall, to write a web browser. Don tells a fascinating story about the development of Safari for Mac OS X and the race to replace Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

10 Features in macOS Catalina You Need to Know

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

MacMost has a good video on YouTube where he shares 10 macOS Catalina features. They’re smaller features that don’t get the same attention or shoutout by Apple, but they’re good to know. The first one he mentions is a feature that I noticed but was annoyed about. When you hover or long-click the green fullscreen button in Safari, it now brings up a menu window to enter full screen or tile the window to the left or right. While it makes this capability more obvious it also adds an extra step, when just dragging the window by the green button was faster. In any case the video is pretty helpful and you can watch it here.

Answers and Tips for iCloud, iOS 13, iPhone 11, macOS, and More – Mac Geek Gab 781

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Answers and Tips for iCloud, iOS 13, iPhone 11, Mojave, and More – Mac Geek Gab 781

Lots of new stuff from Apple this week… and lots of technical landmines to navigate. Thankfully, you’ve been sending your questions into John and Dave, and they’ve been doing the research to get you answers. Listen to the answers to your questions – and everyone else’s, too! Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things… one that might even save your bacon this week!