Topic / Apple Safari

Rumour Mill: Safari, iTunes to merge

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The latest rumour to come from Apple is that Safari and iTunes are about to merge, with Safari – the fourth most popular browser after Internet Explorer, Firefox and WebKit-brother Chrome – piggybacking the success of iTunes to propel it to the top. The rumour is pretty vague itself, but it claims that iTunes controls will be present in Safari and that “Moving iTunes organizational side-bar into Safari isn’t a […]

Apple to live stream September event – for Macs

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Well, after learning from their previous mistakes when trying to demo the iPhone 4 but were not able to because of the numerous wireless connections trying to live blog the god damn event, Apple has decided to live stream their event on its website. Only one problem. You need to be using an Apple product to watch the event, limiting access to those who use Snow Leopard with Safari, or […]

Apple updates Safari, now with extensions

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Well, Safari 5.0.1 has been released by Apple. While it may look like a simple update, this version sees its new promised Safari Extensions turned on. Currently there are a few extensions available – or that we can tell from the website – including some from the New York Times, eBay, Amazon and Microsoft’s Bing. There is also an official Twitter application and some apps that act like separate Greasemonkey […]

Chrome tops Safari as Internet Explorer, Firefox shares drop

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It the end of the month, and May sees Google Chrome topping Apple’s Safari in total market share with a 7.04 percent stake, compared to Safari’s 4.77 percent stake in the browser market share war for third place again, according to NetApplications. However, what makes it interesting is that it is Internet Explorer and Firefox that has dropped, while Chrome, Safari and Opera has gained when compared to last month. […]

Apple announces WebKit2 – Chrome-like process split included

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So, thought Apple’s big iPhone OS 4 announcement would be the only thing that Apple would be revealing? Turns out, developers will be getting some more good news from Cupertino, with the announcement of WebKit2. One big announcement will be that it will have separate processes for web content – including JavaScript, HTML and the layout – to which it points out that it is similar to how Google Chrome […]

Bing could replace Google as Safari default search

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Apple is currently in talks with rival Microsoft to replace Google with Bing as its default search engine on the iPhone, according to two sources talking to BusinessWeek. The deal could also see a small dent to Google’s profits from mobile search, as it currently makes money from showing advertising. However, in order for Microsoft to take over from Google, as BusinessWeek notes, it would have to give Apple more […]

Browser squabbles force W3C to drop codec requirements in HTML5

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The latest revision to the code that makes up the entire Web is set to drop codec requirements that would set specific formats (codecs) on video and audio files that could allow people to distribute multimedia easier as browsers fight over which format should be the standard. The main five browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera) have not been able to agree on the specific format that all […]

WWDC09: Mac OS X Snow Leopard & Safari 4

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Apple has announced the release date for Safari 4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, including announcing new features and updates to the OS core – after saying that they did a “rewrite” of the operating system. Safari 4 is out today, for Leopard, Tiger and Windows. Snow Leopard includes out-of-the-box Exchange support, an updated UI and logo for Quicktime X (10), support for 64-bit programs (and some of its […]

IE drops in market share; IE, Chrome, Safari rise

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Internet Explorer continues its drop in the browser war, but still is retains the number one placing, with 67.55 percent of the total market share, according to Net Applications – down from December’s 68.15%, and it looks likes a continuing trend. Firefox, Safari and Chrome continues to grow, while Opera lost 0.01 percent. Firefox was up 21.53 percent, from December’s 21.34 percent; while Safari grew from 7.93 percent to 8.29 […]

Safari’s new vulnerability may leak personal information – affects both Macs and Windows

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Brian Mastenbrook, credited in finding several security vulnerabilities that Apple patched in its Security Updates, has found another one that could potentially allow a malicious website to read files on a user’s hard drive without the user’s consent. This would, effectively, give a person free control to access a lot of files on your computer, including e-mails, cookies, passwords and other sensitive information kept on the user’s hard drive. Basically, […]

Internet Explorer losing ground – continues to fall below 70 percent

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New data from Net Applications have shown that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the dominant browser around the web, is continuing to drop below 70 percent, to have a market share of 68.15% for the month of December, down from a 69.77% from November. Firefox’s market share increased to 21 percent, while Safari continues to grown to capture a share of nearly 8 percent. Opera, however, has the same market share it […]

Browsers fail password security tests – Chrome and Safari worse than Firefox, IE

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A report by Chapin Information Services (CIS) has said Google’s Chrome and Apple Safari performed the worst, failing all but two of the 21 tests performed. However, effectively, all the browsers did not get a passing grade, with only Firefox and Opera managed to 7 out of the 21 tests, or 1/3 of the tests; and Internet Explorer managed to pass 5 tests. Chrome’s password managed failed three tests which […]

IE falls below 70 percent in Nov. 2008, Firefox 21%

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According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer has fallen from October’s figure of 71.27 percent to 69.77 percent, while Firefox managed to gain from October’s 19.97 percent to have a percentage of 20.78 percent for November – managing to break the 20% margin. Meanwhile, Opera and Chrome still battle for fourth place, while Safari still continues to be in third place. After Google launched the Chrome browser (which is based on […]

Apple Safari… A Security Risk?

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After a few hours of it’s release on Windows; vulnerabilities have been found in the code, with denial-of-service attacks and two issues that would allow an remote execution of a script. I’m not that surprised, since it’s a beta; but it comes from Apple… Meanwhile, Webware has this interesting ‘rant’ about why Mac apps on Windows suck… A very interesting read, but oh so true…

Apple releases Safari onto Windows?

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Yes, it’s true. Apple has announced that Safari will be on Windows, and it’s really up there on the Apple Site. Too bad it’s only a beta; so expect crashes, memory hogs, and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death!!!! Otherwise, you Apple geeks just have one more thing to push your way into the world of Windows. By the way, doesn’t Safari look ugly?