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Another revolutionary multiplatform utility by me: add "find in page" support to most mobile web browsers!!!


I’ve long been complaining about the lack of any “find in page” functionality in most mobile Web browsers.

Block pop-ups in Safari


 If you’ve browsed the Web, you know how annoying pop-ups can be. Fortunately, modern Web browsers, including Safari, allow you to block pop-ups. From the Home screen go to Settings >Safari and turn on the button next to Block Pop-ups. This screen also allows you to turn on/off JavaScript and Plug-Ins, change your search engine, choose to accept or decline cookies, clear your browsing history, and delete any cookies that have been downloaded to your device.

Use Yahoo! as your search engine


 Safari’s default search engine is Google. To search the Web, tap the search field (on the right side of the title bar), type in a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for, then tap the Google button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

To set Safari to search using Yahoo!, go to the Home screen and select Settings >Safari >Search Engine, and then choose Yahoo!.

Organize “mobile” Web sites into special folder


As the number of iPhone and other smartphone users increases, more and more Web sites are offering “mobile” versions of their Web pages. Because these pages have a simpler design and fewer graphics, they require less bandwidth to download. It’s true that Safari can display almost any Web page, but it will download these mobile pages more quickly and you’ll have to do less zooming and scrolling to access the information. Save Web sites optimized for the iPhone in a special “MobileSites” bookmark folder.

Slacker streaming radio — Slacker Pro giveaway


Slacker is a service that, like Pandora, lets you identify the type of music you like and then creates a personalized station that streams this music. And Slacker, like Pandora, makes it super easy for you to create your station, beginning simply by naming your favorite song or artist. These two websites are hugely popular, and both offer a free iPhone app that lets you access your stations or create new ones.

Fast, Easy Ways to Access Web Content

Web Content

While I appreciate Safari’s ability to access full-sized Web pages, scrolling around the screen and zooming in and out all the time can get tedious. When I’m using a mobile device to access the Web, I prefer to go to “mobile” Web sites that have been designed with smaller screens in mind. They not only fit the screen better, they’re easier to use and load faster. In addition to mobile sites, there are specialized apps available that make it easier to access Web sites. I want to touch on some of these opportunities in this article.


Help us make iPhone Life iPhone friendly!


 As a Web developer for the iPhone Life site, one of the projects on my to-do list is to make this site iPhone-friendly.  That sounds like it would be a top priority, but what with one thing or another it's been delayed.  Probably the most influential excuse is that the mobile Safari browser does a pretty good job of navigating the site without any adaptation.  But now it's becoming a top priority, and I'm realizing, I don't know which way to go about it would make the most people happy.  So I'm asking you!

Placing a Web page icon in the Home screen


Place a web icon on your ipod or iphone's home pageYou can add more than app icons to the Home screen (Fig. 11). If you find a Web site that you really like, you can not only Bookmark it in Safari, you can add an icon for the site to your Home page. The procedure is simple. Open Safari and browse to the desired Web page. Then, zoom in on an appealing element of the page. This might be the name of the site or a graphic associated with the site.

Sharing Web Links from Safari


Share web links from SafariIf you are browsing the Web using Safari and find an interesting Web page you’d like to share with a friend or associate, you can e-mail it to the quickly by following these steps:

Display info about hyperlinks before you go to the site


Display the link title and Web address of the linkHyperlinks to other Web pages appear in Safari, Mail, and other applications—tap on them to go to the linked Web page. The hyperlink may appear as a highlighted word that doesn’t tell you much about the site it links to. You can find out more, before going to the site, but touching and holding down on the hyperlink. This will display the link title and the actual Web address of the link (Fig. 9).

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