You could argue that other companies whose apps and services I use might have the same data about me: that’s true, but Google has gotten very good at eerily using that data from solid apps and web services against me in ads. Apple has my email, my calendar, my Siri queries, and my browsing history. And yet it’s Google that directly benefits from guiding users through a progressive removal of their online privacy. Twitter and Facebook are based on ads, too, but they don’t make the world’s leading browser, search platform, maps app, video sharing site, and free email service at the same time.
I go back and forth between Instapaper and Reading List just about every month. Safari though, I have been consistently using for years and years. I’ve done stints with Chrome, or FireFox, but they always get in my way.
With Mavericks Safari is finally good.