Apple added the anonymous search engine DuckDuckGo as a fourth Safari web search option in iOS 8. You can make the privacy-minded service your default search engine by navigating to Settings -> Safari -> Search Engine. From here you can choose between Google, Yahoo, Bing or now DuckDuckGo.
You can enable the "Do Not Track" feature on the iPad by following these instructions:
1. Navigate to Settings > Safari
2. Scroll down until you see the "Privacy & Security" section
3. Tap the Do Not Track slider so it turns white
You can block cookies on Mobile Safari by following these instructions:
1. Navigate to Settings > Safari
2. Scroll down until you see "Privacy & Security"
2. Select "Always," "Never" or "From third parties and advertisers"
A cookie is a small bit of data that allows websites to track when you return to a page. Cookies also help you customize pages that you frequently visit. Some websites will not work while cookies are disabled.
You can enable private browsing on your iPad by following these simple steps:
1. Open the Mobile Safari app
2. Bring up your keyboard
3. Tap the "Private" button on the top-left corner of the keyboard (above the Q key)
You will know you're in Private mode if Safari appears black or dark instead of white or gray.
While Apple does not allow X-rated or adult content on iTunes or the App Store, children can still access it on the internet via Safari. However, parents can restrict access to adult websites on any iOS device. Here's how:
1. Open the Settings app and navigate to Restrictions then select "Enable Restrictions."
2. Enter a pass code that only you will remember. You will need this pass code to enable and restrict any settings in the future.
3. Once your pass code is selected scroll down an tap "Websites".
Follow these instructions to clear the web / browser history on your iPad.
Open the Settings app on your Home page and tap Safari. Scroll down and tap "Clear History." You can also clear all cookies and data and set Safari to Private Browsing mode from this screen.
Open your Chrome app and tap the three bars in the top right hand corner. Select Settings from the drop box and click Privacy. From here you can:
Clear Browsing History
Clear Cookies, Site Data
Adobe has announced the end of mobile Flash development after a long and public battle with former Apple CEO Steve Jobs over the technology. Jobs cited Flash as too inefficient and insecure to run on Apple's devices, including the iPad and iPhone. Initially some questioned the decision but the adoption of HTML5 has skyrocketed along with iPad sales, making Flash less relevant.
Manufacturers of Android tablets have long contended that the inclusion of mobile Flash on their devices makes them superior to the iPad. Now that Adobe is abandoning the technology on mobile devices, some reports have declared a posthumous victory for Steve Jobs. Adobe has already begun to invest in HTML5 technology despite its refusal to acknowledge the limitations of Flash on mobile devices.
In a desperate move to sell more subscriptions, The New York Post has blocked iPad owners from accessing their online content. Safari users are now redirected to a page that instructs new and current subscribers to download the publication's app through the Apple Store.
However, the NYPost.com paywall wasn't very well planned, other iPad browsers like Skyfire and Opera Mini can still access the site for free. Links from the Post's Facebook page also send people to the redirect page.
1. Navigate to Settings -> Safari
Apple has two search engine choices built into Mobile Safari on the iPad. Google is set as the default search engine but Yahoo is an option. To change search engines follow these steps:
1. Navigate to Settings -> Safari -> Search Engine
2. Choose the search engine you wish to use as a default.
iOS 4 adds Bing as a third option.