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How to Change the Default Web Browser on iPad

  Matt Cone       February 16, 2021

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

How to Change the Default Web Browser on Mac

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2021

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

How to Change the Default Web Browser on iPhone

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2021

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

How to Change the Default Search Engine on iPad

  Matt Cone       January 19, 2021

By default, your iPad’s search engine is set to Google when using the Safari web browser. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change your iPad’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iPad: From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap Safari. Tap Search Engine. Tap the name of the search engine you want to use on your iPad.

How to Change the Default Search Engine on iPhone

  Matt Cone       January 18, 2021

By default, your iPhone’s search engine is set to Google when using the Safari web browser. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change your iPhone’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iPhone: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap Safari. Tap Search Engine. Tap the name of the search engine you want to use on your iPhone.

Block Internet Ads with Safari AdBlock

  Matt Cone       December 13, 2007

It seems we here at Macinstruct discuss blocking pesky Internet ads at least every couple months. There’s a good reason for our ad-blocking articles: Advertising is more distracting and pervasive than ever before. Flashing banners and animated graphics can prevent you from focusing on what’s really important – the content. Fortunately, there are ways to block the nasties. Several months ago, we talked about how to use Privoxy to block ads.

Change Your Default Web Browser and Email Client

  Matt Cone       August 7, 2007

You can come across links to web pages and email addresses in everything from Word files to PDFs these days. When you click the links, your Mac opens the website or email message in your default web browser and email client, which by default is set to Safari and Apple’s Mail. But what if you use Firefox or another web browser? What happens if you use another email client to send and receive email messages?

How to Optimize Safari With SafariSpeed

  Janet Fouts       August 2, 2007

Does your online banking website or other service refuse to log you in when using Safari? Believe it or not, a lot of these sites are still optimized for Internet Explorer and not other browsers. You can complain to the IT departments, and some websites are compatible with Firefox, but if you are committed to Safari there is an option. SafariSpeed allows you to enable Safari’s debug menu, customize Safari’s look and feel, and speed it up a little.

How to Use .Mac

  Matt Cone       August 1, 2007

If you’re new to Macs, or if you’re not all that savvy with tech stuff (like creating websites and backing up important information with an online service), you should look into Apple’s .Mac service. It’s a $100 per year service that unlocks a number of cool features built into your Mac. In fact, some of the features are so cool that even seasoned Mac users spring for it. Here are just a few of the features that come with .

A Greenhorn's Guide to the Mac Web

  Matt Cone       July 27, 2007

Google and RSS feeds have fundamentally rewired the Internet in recent years. Instead of visiting our favorite websites on a daily basis, we search for content and sift through it in our RSS readers. But if you’re looking for the most up-to-date content from sources you trust, there’s still no better way to get it than visiting the actual websites. Which websites should you visit? That’s a good question. Until now, we’ve resisted the temptation to provide a links section on Macinstruct.



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