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Topic: Safari

Safari user sues Google over claimed privacy violation

02/21/2012, 07:02 pm

A user of Apple's Safari, the default web browser of every Mac and iOS product, is suing Google Inc. after it came to light that the world's largest internet company had implemented a tracking system that allegedly violates federal wiretapping and privacy laws.

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Google reportedly ignoring Safari users' privacy settings to better track its ads [u]

02/17/2012, 12:02 am

Google has joined other online advertisers in intentionally circumventing the privacy settings of desktop and iOS Safari users in an effort to better track their web browsing activity [updated with comment from Google].

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Samsung shop features Apple's App Store, Safari icons on decorative app wall [u]

09/23/2011, 10:09 pm

In the midst of a tense legal dispute with Apple, Samsung strangely appears to have borrowed the iPhone maker's icons for the App Store and Mobile Safari for inclusion on a wall of app icons at a "shop in shop" retail location in Italy.

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Briefly: Adobe PDF on iOS; Lion security; WebKit trademark

08/29/2011, 10:08 pm

Adobe has released a new application that allows PDF file conversions in iOS. Also, a security issue related to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol has been discovered in Mac OS X Lion. Finally, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is opposing Apple's application for the WebKit trademark.

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Apple's Safari grows to 8% browser share, WebKit now second only to Microsoft IE

08/01/2011, 06:08 pm

Apple's Safari browser has now exceeded an 8 percent share of web browser use across all devices, powered by strong growth in iPhone and iPad sales.

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Google Swiffy converts Flash files to iPhone-compatible HTML5

06/28/2011, 03:06 pm

Google on Tuesday unveiled a new experimental tool for developers called Swiffy, which converts some .SWF Flash files into HTML5 code compatible with devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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New York Post website now blocking Safari access on Apple's iPad

06/18/2011, 10:06 pm

The New York Post has setup a new paywall targeting mobile Safari users on Apple's iPad and directing them to download the publication's app through the App Store.

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iOS 5 supports speedy Nitro JavaScript for full-screen Web apps

06/17/2011, 03:06 pm

With the release of iOS 5 for the iPhone and iPad this fall, Apple will bring the Nitro JavaScript engine to full-screen Web applications saved to a user's home screen.

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Inside Apple's iOS 5: Safari Reader, private browsing, tabs on iPad

06/07/2011, 01:06 pm

When it's released by Apple this fall, iOS 5 will bring an improved Web browsing experience to iPhone and iPad users, offering new features in Safari like private browsing, Reader, and tabs on the iPad.

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Apple's Safari 5.1 to deliver new process architecture and extension support

06/06/2011, 06:06 pm

Apple on Monday released a developer preview of Safari 5.1, its next-generation browser for Mac OS X that will provide developers with a full-screen API, more powerful extension support, enhanced CSS3 support, and several other enhancements.

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Apple releases iOS 4.3 WebKit source code after complaints from developers

05/10/2011, 12:05 am

After complaints about Apple's delayed compliance with open source licensing requirements for WebKit began gaining traction, Apple released the iOS 4.3 WebKit source code on Monday.

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New malware attacks Mac OS X users through Apple Safari browser

05/02/2011, 10:05 am

Newly discovered malicious software dubbed "MACDefender" takes aim at users of the Mac OS X operating system by automatically downloading a file through JavaScript. But users must also agree to install the software, leaving the potential threat limited.

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'Reading List' feature discovered in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Safari

04/30/2011, 12:04 am

A hidden "Reading List" feature has been uncovered in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that would allow users to store links to read later.

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Safari 5.0.5, Xcode 4.0.2, Mac OS X security updates released by Apple

04/14/2011, 02:04 pm

Apple on Thursday released a number of security and maintenance updates for its software, including Safari 5.0.5, Xcode 4.0.2, and Security Update 2011-002 for Mac OS X.

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Safari on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to include do-not-track tool

04/13/2011, 09:04 pm

Apple has added a do-not-track privacy tool to the Safari web browser in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that would prevent websites from monitoring users' activity, according to a new report.

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Android vs iPhone web page loading speed contest flawed

03/17/2011, 03:03 pm

Test results promoted by Blaze Software that purport to prove that Android is much faster at loading web pages than Apple's iOS 4.3 did so using a poorly performing custom iPhone app, rather than using Safari itself.

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Apple issues Safari 5.0.4 with improved stability for plug-ins

03/09/2011, 01:03 pm

Safari 5.0.4 was released by Apple on Wednesday, packing a number of bug fixes, compatibility improvements, and improved stability for websites with multiple instances of plug-in content.

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Microsoft announces H.264 support for Google's Chrome

02/02/2011, 06:02 pm

In an effort to resolve "uncertainty around video on the web" using HTML5, Microsoft has announced a new plugin for Google's Chrome browser that adds back support for H.264 video playback, blunting Google's attempt to gain traction for WebM.

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Google reaffirms intent to derail HTML5 H.264 video with WebM browser plugins

01/15/2011, 04:01 am

After igniting a hailstorm of controversy over its intent to drop HTML5's H.264 support from its Chrome browser, Google has reaffirmed its intent to push its own open WebM video codec via Flash-like plugins for Internet Explorer and Safari users. The reason: Google wants to ship free platforms without incurring external licensing fees.

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Google drops support for H.264 video in Chrome to push WebM

01/11/2011, 05:01 pm

Google has announced the intention to remove support for H.264 video playback from its Crome browser to "enable open innovation," yet still apparently plans to promote Adobe Flash.

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