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How to Set Chrome as the Default Web Browser on Mac

  Matt Cone       February 19, 2022

All new Macs are set to use the Safari web browser by default. If you’d prefer to use Chrome as your default web browser, you can change the default web browser on your Mac in a few easy steps. Setting Chrome as the default web browser tells your Mac to open Chrome when you click links in other applications, like the Mail or Calendar application. Here’s how to set Chrome as the default web browser on your Mac:

How to Use Apple Pay in Safari for Mac

  Matt Cone       February 18, 2022

Apple Pay has revolutionized how people pay for physical and digital goods. With a couple taps of your finger, you can effortlessly pay for virtually anything. Most people associate Apple Pay with their iPhone or Apple Watch, but you can also use Apple Pay on your Mac if you use the Safari web browser. Many websites, like Etsy, support Apple Pay as a checkout method — in many cases you don’t even have to sign in to the website to make a purchase.

How to Sync Contacts Across Your Apple Devices

  Matt Cone       February 3, 2022

The Contacts application that comes with Macs, iPads, and iPhones is useful for keeping track of friends and family. We previously discussed how to add contacts to your iPhone, add contacts to your iPad, and add contacts to your Mac. Now you’re ready for the final step: Using iCloud to sync contacts across all of your Apple devices. When you use iCloud to sync contacts, all of the contacts you’ve saved on one device automatically become available on all of your devices.

How to Change the Default Search Engine on Chrome for Mac

  Matt Cone       January 22, 2022

If you use Google’s Chrome web browser on your Mac, you can quickly and easily change your Mac’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on the Chrome web browser on your Mac: Open the Chrome web browser. From the Chrome menu, select Preferences. From the side bar, click Search engine. The Chrome search engine preferences appear, as shown below.

How to Enable Private Relay on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       January 19, 2022

When you surf the internet with your Mac, your personal information is collected at several points along the way. For example, if you visit nytimes.com, the New York Times web server can log your Mac’s IP address and user agent (Mac), among other technical details that could be used to identify you. That data can be used to track you around the internet and deliver customized advertisements. Understanding How Private Relay Works Apple’s Private Relay feature — new in macOS Monterey and available to iCloud+ subscribers — helps obscure those technical details when using the Safari web browser.

How to Block Ads on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       December 16, 2021

“How do I block ads on my iPhone?” It’s usually one of the first questions that new iPhone owners ask, and for good reason. Internet advertising helps content creators continue publishing content, but ads are everywhere and they’re annoying to look at. As it turns out, Apple has provided several tools that make it relatively easy to block ads on your iPhone, but you’ll need to do a bit of legwork to enable and customize the features.

How to Enable Private Relay on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 25, 2021

When you surf the internet with your iPad, your personal information is collected at several points along the way. For example, if you visit nytimes.com, the New York Times web server can log your iPad’s IP address and user agent (iPad), among other technical details that could be used to identify you. That data can be used to track you around the internet and deliver customized advertisements. Understanding How Private Relay Works Apple’s Private Relay feature — new in iPadOS 15 and available to iCloud+ subscribers — helps obscure those technical details when using the Safari web browser.

Move Safari's Address Bar to the Top on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       September 23, 2021

One of the more dramatic changes in iOS 15 is in the Safari web browser: The address bar moved from the top to the bottom of the screen. But worry not! If you’d like to move Safari’s address bar back to the top of the screen, Apple has given you a setting to do just that. Here’s how to move Safari’s address bar to the top of the screen on your iPhone:

How to Enable Private Relay on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       September 21, 2021

When you surf the internet with your iPhone, your personal information is collected at several points along the way. For example, if you visit nytimes.com, the New York Times web server can log your iPhone’s IP address and user agent (iPhone), among other technical details that could be used to identify you. That data can be used to track you around the internet and deliver customized advertisements. Understanding How Private Relay Works Apple’s Private Relay feature — new in iOS 15 and available to iCloud+ subscribers — helps obscure those technical details when using the Safari web browser.

How to Use Tor Browser on a Mac

  Matt Cone       September 18, 2021

Practically everything you do online with your Mac is logged and traceable back to your computer. Law enforcement officials, internet service providers, and even website administrators can find out what internet services and resources you accessed, when you accessed them, and what computer you used to access them with. If this lack of privacy sends shivers down your spine, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a way to preserve your anonymity on the internet while using your Mac.



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