Apple paves the way for ad blockers in Safari for iOS 9

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Safari's new Content Blockers settings in iOS 9.
Safari's new Content Blockers settings in iOS 9.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Apple is planning to open up mobile Safari to “Content Blockers,” according to a new features discovered in the iOS 9 beta. The change could pave the way for ad blocking extensions, which prevent images, popups, and other content from loading as you browse the web.

Get your Safari bookmarks from your Mac to your iPhone

Bookmarks everywhere!
Bookmarks everywhere!
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

I took the plunge and downloaded a password manager today, and when I was researching how to use it on my iPhone, one help page said I needed to put some bookmarklets onto my Mac and then move them over to the iPhone.

Problem was, I wasn’t sure how to make that happen; I figured it was just automatic.

It might be magically enabled for you, but if you’re like me and don’t know how to get your Safari bookmarks from one device to the other, here’s how to get it to work.

Safari exploit allows attackers to spoof URLs

Whatever, Safari. I'm not believing a thing you say anymore.
Whatever, Safari. I'm not believing a thing you say anymore.
Screenshot: Evan Killham/Cult of Mac

Tech-wizard scientists have discovered a crack in the Safari web browser’s armor that will let evildoers trick it into showing false information in its address bar.

The exploit could lead to users giving up sensitive information when they think they’re just trying to buy some pants or something.

Hacked Apple Watch proves the web wasn’t meant for 1-inch screens

Safari on the Apple Watch would suck. Photo: Comex
Safari on the Apple Watch would suck. Photo: Comex

Apple Watch is great at many things like checking weather, tracking fitness and sending notifications. But when it comes to surfing the web, Apple Watch is unsurprisingly the worst device for the task.

An Apple Watch version of Safari wasn’t included with Jony Ive’s smartwatch, but that didn’t stop notorious jailbreaker Comex from hacking a web browser onto the wearable. Comex posted a video of his hacked Apple Watch running a web browser on the Google homepage over the weekend, showing it is possible to browse the web from your wrist — but you’ll never want to.

Check it out: