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Browse the Web from Your Wrist with µBrowser

Josh Centers:

Have you ever looked down at your Apple Watch and thought, “I wish I could browse the Web from my wrist!” OK, probably not. But now you can anyway, thanks to the $0.99 µBrowser from developer Arno Appenzeller, who specializes in fun little utilities like PiPifier and TV Maps.

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Other than the custom font quirk and the tiny screen, the main annoyance is that you must tap through a “Sign In” prompt every time you load a website, even though you’re not signing into anything. Arno explains during µBrowser setup that this is an Apple requirement, and you’re not actually handing over any personal information when you do this. Hopefully, Apple will eliminate this requirement soon.

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This is awesome. Because sometimes you may need to access a web site to sign for whatever reason, etc and you do not have nor want a mobile phone. Apple should also develop Safari for Apple Watch.

> Because sometimes you may need to access a web site to sign for whatever reason, etc and you do not have nor want a mobile phone.

Apple Watch doesn't work without an iPhone (though after initial setup, you could stop using the iPhone, I suppose).

Apple doesn't seem to think "wants a smartwatch but not a phone" is a particularly large slice of the market. (Of course, they also have a vested interest in making the two devices interdependent.) I guess it's possible we'll see an iOS 5-like change to watchOS at some point where a Watch can be set up autonomously, but as of 8.0, it wasn't happened.

*hasn't

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