Videos by Category: Web

3/7/11
Your browser temporarily stores images and data in a cache on your hard drive to speed up reloading web pages. But sometimes you may wish to clear your cache to load fresh content. Learn about the cache and how to clear it on the Mac in Safari, Firefox, Chrome and on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
2/2/11
Learn about the developer tools in Safari. You can view JavaScript error messages, send output to the console, and step through your code using the debugger.
1/24/11
Web developers should know that they can edit their Mac's hosts file to supersede DNS and point a domain name to a different web server. This is very useful for testing out sites before launching them or switching DNS.
1/17/11
Some newer Macs may not come with Adobe Flash installed. You can install this popular browser plug-in yourself by going to Adobe's site and downloading it. Flash allows you to view some video, game and other interactive content in your web browser.
9/20/10
You can block web sites and protect all of the devices in your house using DNS controls. A service like OpenDNS allows you to prevent any computer or device on your network from going to categories of sites or a specific site. You may also be able to block sites using your DSL or Cable Modem's controls.
9/17/10
Your web browser uses to store bits of information associated with the web sites you visit. There are misconceptions about what cookies do and how they are used. Learn how to examine your browser cookies and set your cookie storage preferences.
8/18/10
Take a look at the Downloads folder and the Safari Downloads window. Learn how to locate files you have downloaded and keep the Downloads folder clean. Also see how you can save files to other locations.
6/18/10
If you have been hearing the term HTML5 and wondering what it really means, then watch to find out.
3/26/10
You can use Find to search within a Web page in Safari or any browser. This simple technique can make it much easier to locate information.
3/4/10
You can use the Safari Bookmarks Bar to store you more often accessed bookmarks. But you can also use folders there to store larger numbers of bookmarks and groups of related bookmarks.
2/5/10
Go beyond bookmarks by using your Safari History as an endless bookmarking system. The trick is to learn how to search your history to find pages you have visited hours or days ago. This powerful feature of the Web browser is often overlooked by new Mac users and long-time users alike.
12/28/09
Do you use a dictionary word, date or common password for your online accounts? Then it is only a matter of time before your accounts are compromised. Learn how to use strong passwords for your online accounts to protect yourself. You can use the Mac OS X Password Assistant to create random letter and number combinations. Read more about online password security at http://macmost.com/online-password-security.html.
12/28/09

The MacMost.com Guide to Online Password Security
When you create an account at a Web site you are usually asked to provide a password. What do you choose? Your child’s name? Your dog’s name? Your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Choosing a weak password opens your account up to being invaded. Someone could mess around with your Facebook status and spam your friends. Someone could order gifts for themselves on your Amazon account. Someone could drain your bank account or credit card. Or, worse, they could steal your identity and cause problems that could last for years.

12/16/09

Web developers creating pages specifically for the iPhone can ask for GPS location data on their Web pages with some simply JavaScript. See a basic example that can be used to get the latitude and longitude of the iPhone viewing the Web page.

11/4/09
Find out how you can use the Web to translate pieces of text or whole Web pages. Learn how to use the two main translation services: Babel Fish and Google Translate.
10/16/09
Gary Rosenzweig looks at three ways to save and view Web pages outside of Safari, from his new book the MacMost.com Guide to Switching to the Mac.
10/12/09
Learn how to start your own blog using a free blogging service. Get tips about which topic to choose, what to do to get off to a good start, and learn about common blogging mistakes.
8/21/09
Use the Network Utility application on your Mac to find out who owns a domain name and which ISP hosting service it is located at.
7/24/09
Spam isn't just for email inboxes any more. You can also get spam on your social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Learn how to cut down on the amount of junk you get. Find out what works and what doesn't.
7/22/09
Learn about the different options in Safari's security preferences, such as fraud alerts and disabling plug-ins, JavaScript and cookies.
11/7/08
Wondering what people are saying about you or your company online? You can search Google for yourself, or have regular search results sent to you via email or RSS with Google Alerts. You can also search Twitter and Flickr, or use a service like Filtrbox.
10/24/08
http://macmost.com/ Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at some alternatives to using Safari or Firefox on Mac. They include Camino, Flock, Opera, Web Kit Nightly Builds and OmniWeb.
10/1/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at some of the different ways you can search using Google. You can search inside a Web site, related Web sites, locally, define words, convert numbers, stock prices, quotes, and local times.
9/4/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at two Web services. The first, http://tinyurl.com, will take a long Web address and shorten it to make it easier to send in email. The second, http://tinymail.me, will hide your email address.
7/28/08
Gary Rosenzweig shows you how to create a special home page for your browser with iGoogle. You can include news and information that you can quickly see at a glance.
5/9/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at three simple techniques that make Web browsing easier: tabs, find-in-a-page, and the bookmarks bar.
4/7/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at some sites that allow you to follow major league baseball games on your Mac.
3/10/08
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at phishing: conning someone out of their personal information using deceptive email. Learn how to recognize and protect yourself against phishing.
2/22/08
Gary Rosenzweig looks at the Web sites where you can find full episodes of new television shows that you can watch for free on your Mac. Check the post at MacMost.com for a list of links.
12/26/07
Gary Rosenzweig shows you some places where you can find cool Web sites. Suggestions include Stumble Upon, Del.icio.us and the net@nite podcast. Also, the free online games at http://gamescene.com.