Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Please read the linked post.
What’s in the app store is called Chrome but it is little more than a skinned version of Safari. Other rendering engines are banned.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
This is a handy tool if you’re messing around with Twitter cards and other metacrap.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
Yay! Different skins for the same rendering engine! Yay!
We’ll never know if it’s possible if it’s never allowed.
Safari is the fastest browser on iOS.
Safari is also the slowest browser on iOS.
(Safari is the only browser on iOS.)
But you’d prefer it Apple users weren’t able to install their browser of choice on their Apple computers?
You’re asking me to name a browser that literally can’t exist because it’s not allowed to exist.
How can a browser for iOS perform better or worse than Safari if no other browsers are allowed on iOS?
Are you angry at Apple that they allow Google’s web browser to be installed on their macOS devices?
If not, why not?
I would love it if the app store rules banned any browser that performed worse than Safari.
But they don’t.
They ban any browser, full stop.
Opera, Edge and all the others Blink-based apps on Windows/macOS are skinned versions of Chromium.
(I agree that the skin can include important user-facing features.)
How does limiting web access to one browser give the web special attention other than in a negative sense?
Can you honestly not conceive that a browser other than Safari could be better for performance and features?
Are you honestly saying that browsers are the only kind of apps that can be bad for battery life? (and therefore it’s reasonable to ban them …but not other apps)
Then why don’t the app store rules ban battery-draining apps instead of specifically banning web browsers?
I raise an eyebrow in your general direction.