- Jul 8, 2017
I have a mid 2014 MacBook Pro - Wondering what is the best browser as far as security and battery saving.
do you use uBlock Origin with Origin Extra?I prefer Chrome because it has the extensions I use the most and like the most, especially HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock Origin, uBlock Origin Extra, TrafficLight, Don't **** With Paste (yes, that's the name), **** Overlays (yes, that is also the name), and the 1Password extension.
Yep... for battery saving, Apple locks users into really using their default apps only. As any other app outside of Apple will be causing more CPU, or battery problems..On macOS - Safari.
Battery utilization is within the control of the app developer, whether Apple or Google, or Mozilla. It's not that Apple locks its users in, but that each developer (or developer community) has chosen to differentiate its product in different ways. Google makes its money by presenting ads, so if they have to choose between being the best platform for their paying customers and being the best platform for energy efficiency... you get my drift. Also, both Mozilla and Firefox are written for Windows as the primary platform - code optimization for Mac is going to take a back seat. Apple has the luxury of building for a single platform.Yep... for battery saving, Apple locks users into really using their default apps only. As any other app outside of Apple will be causing more CPU, or battery problems..
The only thing good abut using Firefox i like is the add-ons, and privacy. as I have not yet come to the conclusion about Safari yet. To me, a company who doesn't make the machine will always handle privacy better.... And it may take some time to convert me
Agreed, but understand that Apple doesn't provide security updates for older versions of Safari (more than one or two versions) and you can't upgrade Safari to a new version except by upgrading the OS.On macOS - Safari.