Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 03:23 pm PT (06:23 pm ET)
Apple updates Safari with enhanced push notification, new security featuresApple on Tuesday rolled out an update to its Safari Web Browser for Mac, with new features like enhanced push notification settings coming to users of OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Perhaps most significant among Safari version 7.0.3's new features is greater control over push notifications, which in the past required per-website management.
With the latest release, users can simply uncheck a box for "Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications," which effectively disables all incoming push attempts. In addition, the update includes a fix to an issue that could block the receipt of push notifications.
Support for webpages with new top-level domains, like ".cab" and ".clothing," has also been added, allowing Safari to move directly to a webpage instead of initiating a Web search.
Other fixes include an problem that could cause a webpage to load prematurely when typing a search term into the address field, credit card autofill compatibility and several security issues.
Safari 7.0.3, or Safari 6.1.3 for those running older OS X versions, is a free download from the Mac App Store or Software Update.
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