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Topic: Safari

Apple iPhone controls over 66% of all mobile web use

03/01/2009, 11:03 pm

In its first detailed look at web market share for cellphones, a research firm has found that Apple's iPhone represents a staggering 66.61 percent of mobile traffic while its competitors have only just gained a foothold.

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Hacking contest to test iPhone's security

02/26/2009, 06:02 pm

After being humbled last year at the high-profile CanSecWest security conference, Apple faces further scrutiny as the same event organizers not only plan to test the Mac's defenses but, for the first time, the iPhone's as well.

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Apple's Safari 4 UI changes hint at plans for Snow Leopard

02/25/2009, 08:02 am

The new public beta release of Safari 4 reveals the deepest look yet at the future of Apple's software, hinting at what's in store for the closely guarded user interface revamp coming in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, as well as appropriating ideas from other browsers and adding some original flourishes, some of which go boldly and decisively past the company's existing human interface design guidelines.

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Apple releases public beta of Safari 4 browser

02/24/2009, 08:02 am

Apple on Tuesday announced a public beta of Safari 4, a new version of its share-gaining web browser that packs a powerful new JavaScript engine and support for the latest web standards.

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Mac web share hits record 9.9 percent in January

02/01/2009, 11:02 pm

Even as the economy has continued to falter, Apple's share of web users has climbed up to a landmark 9.93 percent in the first month of 2009 while Windows' own share continues to slide downwards.

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IE8's JavaScript performance lags well behind Safari, Chrome

01/27/2009, 11:01 am

A release candidate of Microsoft's next-generation Internet Explorer browser made available this week has twice finished last in a five-browser benchmark competition.

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iPhone brief: multi-photo email, iGoogle ends, teaching tricks

01/19/2009, 05:01 pm

In this roundup of recent iPhone news, AppleInsider takes a look at a new app that can send emails with multiple photos, Google's decision to stop supporting an iPhone-optimized version of iGoogle, and a discovery that could teach your iPhone some salty new language.

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Europe revives claims of Microsoft web browser monopoly

01/17/2009, 06:01 pm

Having escaped more severe consequences in the US, Microsoft has been put on notice by the European Union that it may have to detach Internet Explorer from Windows under claims that the web browser has an unfair monopoly.

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Security flaw in Safari's RSS feeds reported

01/13/2009, 09:01 am

An open source software engineer says he's found a vulnerability in Safari for Mac and Windows that could compromise a user's files and passwords if successfully exploited.

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Apple sued over mobile Safari as email retention policy questioned

11/24/2008, 03:11 pm

Apple is facing a new lawsuit over the iPhone's Safari web browser just as the company's lax policy on employee email retention is brought into question regarding a separate suit.

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Apple releases Safari 3.2 with phishing protection

11/13/2008, 04:11 pm

Apple on Thursday afternoon released Safari 3.2, a recommended update for all Safari users that delivers protection from fraudulent phishing websites and better identification of online businesses.

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Microsoft considers adopting WebKit for Internet Explorer

11/06/2008, 09:11 pm

Addressing a developer conference in Sydney Australia, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the idea of using WebKit as the rendering engine within its web browser was "interesting" and added "we may look at that."

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WebKit becomes first browser engine to fully pass Acid3 test

09/26/2008, 12:09 am

Maciej Stachowiak of the WebKit team has announced that the browser engine behind Safari is the first to fully pass the Acid3 test, including the test's condition of smooth animation rendering.

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Apple proposes improvements to Safari browsing experience

09/25/2008, 08:09 am

A pair of new patent filings from Apple include suggestions for improving the browsing experience offered through its Safari Web browser, such as a adaptive media support and a visual history tree that more accurately shows users where they've been and how they got there.

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Apple developers get new builds of Safari 4, Mac OS X 10.5.5

08/23/2008, 12:08 pm

Apple again used a Friday to provide its developer community with new pre-release software for testing during the weekend, including new builds of Mac OS X 10.5.5 client, Mac OS X 10.5.5 server, and Safari 4.0.

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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.4 update, security fixes

06/30/2008, 06:06 pm

Apple on Monday evening released Mac OS X 10.5.4, the latest significant revision to Leopard and a key part of its online strategy. Also, Security Update 2008-004 and Safari 3.1.2 for Tiger address security issues for earlier Mac OS X versions.

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First shots of Mac OS X Snow Leopard show desktop web apps

06/21/2008, 08:06 pm

Although announced less than two weeks ago, screen captures of a Mac OS X Snow Leopard test build show the ability to create web apps in Safari 4 and an update to Address Book with hooks into Microsoft Exchange.

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Apple seeds iPhone build 5A331, OS X 10.6 build 10A96, Safari 4

06/10/2008, 06:06 pm

Apple in the past 48 hours has provided its developer community with a wealth of new pre-release software, including the first external builds of both Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Safari 4, as well as a fresh build of iPhone Software v2.0.

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Mystery Apple boxes; Safari JavaScript boost; thinner 3G iPhone?

06/05/2008, 05:06 pm

Stacks of unmarked boxes are appearing at a Quanta distribution center just days before WWDC. Meanwhile, the WebKit team plans a major performance boost to JavaScript in Safari; the company has released a security configuration guide; and a report claims the 3G iPhone's dimensions are smaller than case makers have previously thought.

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New iPhone 2 build; iTunes video rumors; Safari on Samsung L870

05/28/2008, 07:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday released beta 6 of its iPhone SDK and also issued a new build of iPhone Software 2.0 to select developers. Meanwhile, the company is said to be warming up to variable TV show pricing as it primes a French iTunes video store for launch. And Samsung has chosen Safari as the default browser for its new L870 handset.

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