How to open any web article without ads and other annoyances on your iPhone

The reading mode available on iPhone can be used automatically so that every web article you open on Safari will strip it down of unwanted stuff like autoplaying videos and ads.

For many years, Safari had a so called reading mode, that you can easily enable by holding down the aA button on its address bar. But, there is an option to always make Safari load articles in this reading mode. Read more

How to use Picture in Picture for YouTube on Safari (Mac)

Picture in Picture is a well hidden feature of Safari that you need to dig a little bit to discover. But once you know what to do, it’s really convenient. 

Safari for Mac offers the option of watching YouTube video Picture in Picture, but how to use the option is not that obvious. Read more

How to make Safari for Mac to open links in a new tab

Use this Safari option to make it open link in new tab when holding the command buton.

Sometimes, when you read an article and encounter a link that lead to a related story, you want to open that link without losing progress on your current page. Read more

How to block access to your location on Safari for Mac

For more privacy and peace of mind, you can block access to your location for all websites you visit on Safari.

As with most of modern web browsers, Apple’s Safari has plenty of privacy options. Among those, there are options regarding access to location data. Read more

How to Switch to and from Compact Tabs in Safari on Mac

If you love or hate the new Compact tabs on Safari, this is what you need to to.

The Compact tabs mode on Safari, be it on the iPhone, iPad or Mac, is a but controversial. Some people really hate it and want to go back to the previous state.

Fortunately, Apple added the option to freelly between the two modes. Whatever your preference is, you can set it up in Safari’s settings page.

Here’s how to do it:

  • With Safari focused, click the Safari menu on the macOS’s Menu bar;
  • Click Preferences;
  • Go to Tabs;
  • Pick between a Compact and a Separate tab layout.

Don’t know about you, but I for one prefer the new Compact mode, as it gives me more screen estate for the actual websites.