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Everything that we do nowadays is somehow connected to our social networks: we get new content from Twitter, we share things on Facebook, we reblog things from Tumblr; so why not just make our iPad web browsing experience a social network in itself?

That’s where Webnote comes in. It’s a brand new iPad app that parts from the concept that everything that we do around the web is social nowadays, so why not make your browsing experience sharing-enabled? Interesting, right? Let’s check it out!
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Apple’s dominant iPad platform does not have a shortage of web browsers. From Apple’s own excellent Safari to Google’s rising Chrome, the iPad enjoys quality web browsers that compete with each other for the use of consumers. While the previous two browsers are certainly among the more popular, there are other applications that compete in other ways. The Puffin Web Browser is on the forefront of these browsers, offering various features not found on any of the more popular choices.

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Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers out there and probably the app of choice for quite a few of our readers. It came as somewhat of a surprise when Chrome for iOS was announced on day two of Google I/O, in between demonstrations of extreme sports.

Taking on Safari in it’s own territory is a bold move from Google, although it signifies the company’s commitment to other platforms than it’s own and will likely put a smile on some die-hard Chrome users’ faces. In this review, we’re going to take Chrome for iPad out for a spin and provide some thoughts on how it stacks up to the native Safari. (more…)

In 2008 Apple opened the iOS gates to third-party developers, but its strict App Store policies severely limited app creativity. App Store submissions were rejected if the app duplicated core functionality of iOS native apps. This meant that the quality of the web browsing and emailing experience was solely controlled by Apple. Web browsers were some of the first applications to slide past Apple’s restrictive policies, and several excellent notables clawed their way above the rest.

Phillip reviewed Grazing a few months ago, and reading the review left me hungry to try it. Unfortunately, I found myself less concerned with flexibility of browsing and sharing and more concerned with download management, something that both Mobile Safari and Grazing lack. This led me to iCab Mobile, a powerful browser by Alexander Clauss.

How does iCab hold up to the competition? Can it counter Mobile Safari’s native advantage?

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Do you like Safari on your iPad? Really?

I’ll admit that it is pretty quick, but that doesn’t make up for the dire lack of extensions – I just want to be able to use 1Password, is that so much to ask?

The question today is, would you use a different default browser on your iPad if you could? You can freely use a whole multitude of different browsers on the iPad, but not being able to set them as the default makes things awkward. That little settings change could mean so much.

You could have that gesture based browser you love always pop up when you click a link in your email, you could even use a browser that supports Flash as your default!

I’ve got a feeling that most people aren’t too fussed about the default browser, and the fact that Safari is pretty good helps to keep people from investigating the other options. But maybe I’m wrong, would you change the default browser if you could?

The alternative browser market is starting to grow as more and more people are looking to branch out from the default Mobile Safari that ships with every iPad. After reading a review on Mac.AppStorm of the Mac version of Sleipnir I immediately downloaded the iOS versions, and I’ve spent enough time to get a feel for the ecosystem.

Will this mythological browser make its way onto your home screen, or should you avoid it like the eight-legged freak that it’s named after? Let’s find out.

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Grazing’s icon gives a sneak peek into what you will experience after tapping the icon. The icon shows grass that leads into an infinite abyss, an infinite abyss of information that can be grazed or consumed at extreme detail.

Yes, Grazing is another browser for iPad in an already crowded niche, but it does have features which make it stand out from the pack. One of the best features of Grazing is that it is touch-optimized. The developer of Grazing, Thinkbitz Software, took the time to re-think how users would use a touch device to surf the web. While there is nothing wrong with the standard way of web browsing in Safari for iOS, it’s not exactly optimized for iPad. The iPad has had some gesture love with the multitasking gestures but that’s about all.

The added bonus of using Grazing as your iPad browser of choice is that ThinkBitz has included features such as sending links to Instapaper, saving a page to Evernote, and sharing a link to Facebook.

Read on to see if breaking free from the fence of Safari and browsing the open web with Grazing is right for you!

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With the upcoming iOS 5 launch expected sometime in early October, a few people may still be wondering how the long battle between Adobe and Apple will pan out, clinging onto the hope that Flash may appear.

I can tell you now that Flash will not appear in an official form on iOS 5 or any other iOS update. Despite Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO, it is clear that Apple find Flash to be buggy and unstable – they are pushing the modern HTML 5 technology. However, that doesn’t necessarily stop you from having access to flash yourself…

The simple fact is that unless you plan on Jailbreaking and using Frash you are limited to Flash enabled browsers. Read on to find out the best way to get Flash on your iPad!

To test Flash we used 3 methods; Video, Flash websites, and Flash Games in order to provide a solid view of general performance.

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I have to be honest here, when surfing on the iPad I’ve never really given any other browser a chance. Safari is perfect for everything I need, I can’t think of the last time it frustrated me.

That Safari synchronises with my bookmarks is merely a bonus that helps it keep its lead.

I am, however, fascinated to know what other browsers people do use on their iPads. There must be reasons that make you want to switch, be it the ability to view Flash or simply the superior functionality, and I’d love to know them! What browser do you use, and why is that your current choice?

Do you use Skyfire because you can’t live without Flash? Or use a different browser in order to go full screen?

What percentage of iPad users stick with Safari as their primary browser? I’m betting it’s pretty high…

Lets get an idea of the top browsers among the illustrious readers of iPad.AppStorm, get involved with the poll just over there. It’d be great to know why you use what you use, especially if you select a browser other than Safari!

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