Most blogs today offer news feeds using a technology called RSS. These feeds provide an easy way to stay updated whenever new articles (or tips) have been posted to your favorite blog.

We’ve created an animation showing how this process works in the latest version of Apple’s Sarafi web browser. The rest of this tip includes more detailed step-by-step instructions.

Step 1: Click on Safari’s RSS Feed Icon.

If you are reading this tips blog using the Tiger version of Apple’s Safari web browser you may notice a small blue RSS icon on the right of the address bar. Click on that icon and Safari switches over to a special feed reader. Recent headlines and articles are listed in a simplified layout.

Tip: Most blogs will include an RSS or “News Feed” link somewhere on the main page. You can also click on this icon if the icon is missing from Safari’s address bar.

Step 2: Bookmark the RSS Feed.

Drag the feed’s address to Safari’s bookmark bar to subscribe. Safari will ask you to type a name for your bookmark. Keep the name short to take up less room.

Tip: You can also bookmark the page by choosing Add Bookmarks from the Bookmarks menu.

Step 3: Safari shows when there are new postings.

Safari will add a number to the right of the bookmark every time new articles or tips are posted. So you’ll always know when there is something new you might be interested in. Clicking on that link will take you to Safari’s news reader where the newest article should be at the top of the list.