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The Best Extensions For Safari In iOS 8

When Apple unleashed iOS 8 on the world, it didn’t exactly break down the boundaries of its walled garden — but it did put in one or two windows. Apps can now share with each other more easily, and there’s improved integration for third-party tools in Safari thanks to the new extension support. Here are 8 of the best compatible apps currently available, and what they can do for you.


This Chrome Extension Replaces Tony Abbott Photos With Cats

Tired of seeing our stammering Prime Minister all around the web? Relieve the burden with Stop Tony Meow: a Chrome extension that replaces photos of Abbott with cute cat photos.


An Adorable Lion Cub Waves Hi To A GoPro Camera

Well, it looks like a hi and then it winds into a gentle smack. But still, the lion cub who stumbled upon this GoPro camera is just so adorable that I wouldn’t mind getting pawed around by the little prince of the jungle.


Mac OS X Mavericks Is Here Today, And It's Free!

When Apple introduced the latest version of OS X back in June, it did so with little bombast. Mavericks, as it’s called, is no iOS 7 in terms of radical overhauls, but it is full of subtle however powerful behind-the-scenes changes. And the best part about it? It’s free, and it’s available right now.


This Extra Lens Is Like A Megaphone For Your DSLR's Pop-Up Flash

It might occasionally come in handy as a bit of fill light for a shot, but your DSLR’s pop-up flash is a poor substitute for a dedicated flash perched atop your camera. It makes sense why it sucks; it’s designed to be small and compact enough to fold away. But with Rogue’s Safari Flash Booster added to the mix, all of a sudden your DSLR’s pop-up flash isn’t so crappy any more.


Opera Coast: A Stripped-Down Browser Built Just For iPad

Web browsing on the iPad — or any tablet for that matter — is far too frustrating of an experience for what’s really one of the device’s most basic uses. Safari for iOS was designed with an iPhone in mind, so anything larger becomes an awkward mix of sweeping gestures and pointed tapping. Opera’s newly launched iPad-only browser, Coast, wants to fix that.


What The Most Popular Web Browser Is From Each Country In The World

The green is Chrome. The blue is Internet Explorer. The orange-ish colour is Firefox. If you can see any red or grey that would be Opera and Safari respectively.


The New Safari: Your Power-Saving Google Reader Replacement

Apple updates Safari every year, but now they might actually have made something that people will actually want to use with the help of Intel’s Haswell processor. At about a third the energy usage of Firefox and 1.44x faster than Chrome, this might just do it.


Bringing iPhone Safari Up To Speed

Safari is technically a platform on its own, separate from the iTunes App Store. Until the day that Gatekeeper comes to iOS, it will continue to be the most open way for users to access information on Apple’s mobile devices. But besides iCloud Tabs and Reading List, Mobile Safari has remained basically unchanged since its unveiling in 2007.


US Judge Approves FTC's Largest Ever Fine, To Be Paid By Google

Nine months on from the Wall Street Journal spotting a massive Google privacy issue — namely, that it was circumventing cookie privacy settings in Safari — the search giant’s fate is now sealed. A judge has approved the FTC’s largest ever fine, in the process rejecting appeals from a consumer-rights group that the sum should be higher, which means Google is set to pony up a cool $US22.5 million.