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Old 04-27-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Once. Again, my problem is that the software at certain sights does not support Safari. It even warns me that it does not support Safari.
They may be referencing specific HTML elements that Safari does not recognize and/or hacks used for other browsers that may mess up Safari. Does the page work? Have you updated the browser?


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The PX and my Credit Union are dragged into the 21st Century and get apps
That's not the way it works, there is standards for HTML which technically should work the same in every browser but often there are specific bugs. For example I just came across one that was driving me nuts, width:100% doesn't work in IE8 when applied to an image and that's an important declaration for designing pages that work in small displays like phones. Not only does it not scale the image but it just disappears. This works in any version of IE except IE8.

The goal of course is to make your webpage look similar in all browsers but that becomes a very big hassle especially if you have to deal with something maddening like the bug I just described. Because Safari does not have a wide audience the designers of that site have decided to not support it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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Once. Again, my problem is that the software at certain sights does not support Safari.
Once. Again. There are other browsers out there. Some even let you spoof the User Agent so that the site you're visiting won't even know what browser you're actually using.
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Not chrome, just plain google works better.
This statement doesn't make any sense.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:22 AM
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Chrome is a browser, like Safari or Explorer, but created by Google instead of Apple or Microsoft. I'm not sure what you mean by "plain Google."

I suspect your problem is Flash, not the browser per se. If those sites use Flash, it won't work on the iPad at all, regardless of which browser you use.
I second all of this advice. I prefer Chrome on my iPad, because it enables me to have my bookmarks synced across my computers, my phone and my tablet.

It's also good to have multiple browsers installed on your iPad, because it helps isolate whether problems you are having with a site are due to browser incompatibility or an issue with the site (and possibly, the site's use of Flash).
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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Once. Again. There are other browsers out there. Some even let you spoof the User Agent so that the site you're visiting won't even know what browser you're actually using.

This statement doesn't make any sense.
I suspect the original poster doesn't know the difference between a browser, web site, and search engine.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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I second all of this advice. I prefer Chrome on my iPad, because it enables me to have my bookmarks synced across my computers, my phone and my tablet.
Safari does that too. If it doesn't then I forgot how the browser on my iPad has the exact same bookmarks as on my Mac.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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Safari does that too. If it doesn't then I forgot how the browser on my iPad has the exact same bookmarks as on my Mac.
You're getting bookmark synchronization between two apple products. Chrome will synchronize across Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:51 PM
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You're getting bookmark synchronization between two apple products. Chrome will synchronize across Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
Doesn't that feature require iCloud? Apple has changed its cloud offerings so often, after being late to the party on them in the first place, that I haven't bothered to use their service.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:16 AM
 
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Best Web Browsers for the iPhone: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:18 AM
 
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mercury is a good browser
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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Doesn't that feature require iCloud? Apple has changed its cloud offerings so often, after being late to the party on them in the first place, that I haven't bothered to use their service.
Late to the party?

They've had "cloud offerings" since 2000! They really don't change their services that often, they've just been doing it a lot longer than virtually everyone else (8 years before Dropbox!) and have made changes slowly over time.
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