I personally check RSS-feeds every day and ever since Google Reader got discontinued a while back, I’ve found a viable alternative, The Old Reader. The service easily allowed me to import my old feeds through an OPML-file, and even gave me instructions how to export my Google Reader feeds.
The service does not (yet) offer any iPhone app, or Andriod equivalent that I know of. However, since it seems to be already optimized for mobile browsers, it is not an issue of mine. Simply create a iOS homescreen shortcut from Safari, and you’re done. Fancy web 2.0 HTML5 site-build adds a nice feel and the controls are what you would expect from an RSS reader.
Apart from the occasional slowdowns, site-downs (I hope you like cats) and internal conflicts within the site crew. I highly recommend it.
I noticed something the other day about Safari 5, There apparently is a new update available! 5.0.1 to be exact. And the best part is that it seems that this update has fixed the high memory usage, hurray!! So if you are having trouble with high memory usage in Safari 5, just update it! I’m not making any promises though, this is what I have experienced, your result might be different. Anyway, it’s nice to see that my favorite browser on Mac is finally working as it should again.
There might be several reasons you might want to backup your bookmarks in Safari, first of course to back them up or move them to another Mac. Some steps in this tutorial might seem complicated at first, but trust me, it’s really simple.
- Open up finder and double click on the folder named “Library”
- Next, double click the folder named “Safari”
- Locate the file named “Bookmarks.plist” and copy it to your desired location.
Now that wasn’t so hard was it? :)
As you probably know, the new Safari 5 has been released, and of course you have upgraded like i have. However I have noticed something really strange about that wasn’t in Safari 4 or 3, It can sometimes hang up, for quite a while. So I decided to check the Macintosh process manager to see if it was hoging the CPU, that’s what i thought, but no, IT HAD TAKEN UP FREAKIN’ 2.5 GB OF MEMORY!!
I really hope Apple will fix this bug or whatever it’s called, cause i really like Safari, it’s the only Mac web browser that I know of that runs 64-bit and it’s really fast to, fast browsing, fast booting.
Getting annoyed by the Safari page loading delay? Then why not decrease it?
It would be unwise to remove it completely, but here’s the terminal command to decrease it from 1 to 0.25
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitInitialTimedLayoutDelay 0.25