Videos by Category: Web

MacMost Now 540: Bypassing Search Engines
Learn how to find information on the web by bypassing search engines and going right to information-rich sites like WIkipedia, IMDB, AllMusic and Twitter. You can also use map searches and site-specific searches to find information.
MacMost Now 538: Secure Browsing On Public Networks
If you must browse the web using your MacBook, iPad or iPhone on a public wifi network, you will want to use https whenever possible. Many major sites allow you to force https using an account setting.
MacMost Now 526: Google Chrome Browser
Google's Chrome browser is an interesting alternative to the pre-installed Safari browser. The address field and tabs behave differently and you can extend the browser using Google's web store. Take a look at Chrome and then check it out for yourself.
MacMost Now 525: Clearing Your Browser Cache
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.
MacMost Now 511: Debugging JavaScript in Safari
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.
MacMost Now 507: Editing Your Hosts File
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.
MacMost Now 504: How To Install Flash On Your Mac
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.
MacMost Now 453: Beyond Parental Controls with DNS
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.
MacMost Now 452: Browser Cookies
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.
MacMost Now 439: The Mac OS X Downloads Folder
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.
MacMost Now 412: What is HTML5?
If you have been hearing the term HTML5 and wondering what it really means, then watch to find out.
MacMost Now 377: Search Within Web Pages
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.
MacMost Now 367: Safari Bookmarks Bar Folders
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.
MacMost Now 354: Searching Safari History
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.
MacMost Now 337: Strong Online Passwords
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

The 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.

MacMost Now 332: iPhone GPS Location With JavaScript

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.

MacMost Now 314: Web Language Translation
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.
MacMost Now 306: Saving Web Pages From Safari
Gary Rosenzweig looks at three ways to save and view Web pages outside of Safari, from his new book the Guide to Switching to the Mac.
MacMost Now 304: Starting Your Own Blog
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.
MacMost Now 282: Using Network Utility to Find Out Who Owns a Domain
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.
MacMost Now 270: Fighting Social Network Spam
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.
MacMost Now 269: Understanding Safari Security Preferences
Learn about the different options in Safari's security preferences, such as fraud alerts and disabling plug-ins, JavaScript and cookies.
MacMost Now 156: Searching For Yourself
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.
MacMost Now 150: Mac Web Browser Alternatives
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.
MacMost Now 140: Google Search Tricks
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.
MacMost Now 129: Shorter URLs and Hiding Your Email Address
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at two Web services. The first,, will take a long Web address and shorten it to make it easier to send in email. The second,, will hide your email address.
MacMost Now 112: Create a Browser Home Page with iGoogle
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.
MacMost Now 79: Web Browsing Tips
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at three simple techniques that make Web browsing easier: tabs, find-in-a-page, and the bookmarks bar.
MacMost Now 65: Baseball Box Scores
Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at some sites that allow you to follow major league baseball games on your Mac.