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Topic: WebKit

Here's how Apple protects your privacy in Safari with Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0

06/20/2018, 01:06 pm

Apple released a new Safari Tech Preview on Wednesday, and it includes the Intelligent Tracking Protection 2.0 that was promised at WWDC. AppleInsider looks at what Apple is doing to ensure your protection and privacy as you go about your business on the web.

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iOS 12 will continue supporting iPhone 5S, WebKit developer reports suggest

04/20/2018, 08:04 am

References to iOS 12, Apple's next iteration of its mobile operating system, have surfaced in development testing reports for WebKit, with the appearance strongly suggesting Apple will be bringing the next major iOS release to the iPhone 5s as the oldest supported iPhone model.

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Apple's WebKit team helps launch Speedometer 2.0 browser benchmark

01/16/2018, 08:01 am

In partnership with Chromium, Apple's WebKit team has released Speedometer 2.0, an updated benchmark for developers testing the performance of browser engines.

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Apple drops Safari Technology Preview 47 with new APIs, Spectre fixes

01/10/2018, 05:01 pm

A new version of Apple's experimental Safari branch was made available to web professionals late Wednesday, bringing a number of API enhancements and folding in patches for the Spectre vulnerability.

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Apple may integrate Service Workers into WebKit, support next-gen web apps in Safari

08/05/2017, 01:08 am

Apple this week began work toward integrating Service Workers, an API that lets browsers run background scripts, into WebKit, suggesting the company might one day support a form of next-generation web app in iOS.

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Nintendo Switch exploit discovered, leverages old iOS WebKit jailbreak method

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Hackers have worked out a way to "jailbreak" the Nintendo Switch by attacking the game console's web browser, a technique that reused a vulnerability discovered in early 2016 commonly used to jailbreak iPhones running iOS 9.3.

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Apple seeks to position Metal as part of new 3D graphics standard for web

02/07/2017, 10:02 pm

Apple's WebKit team on Tuesday proposed a new Community Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that will focus on developing a new standard API, perhaps based on Metal, for accelerating GPU-based 3D graphics and general computation for the web.

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French company sues Apple over incomplete HTML5 support on iOS, macOS Safari

10/07/2016, 11:10 am

A development company is taking advantage of a French law, and is suing Apple over incomplete implementation of the HTML 5 specification in the iOS version of Safari.

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New WebKit policies in iOS 10 to allow autoplay of silent videos in Safari, pause those with audio

07/25/2016, 07:07 pm

In a bid to improve user experience, Apple's mobile Safari web browser in iOS 10 will autoplay silent videos and pause those with sound, a change that enables automatic playback of GIFs -- at least those converted to video -- while halting potentially disruptive content like ads.

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Apple's Safari browser turns 13 years old today

01/07/2016, 04:01 pm

Steve Jobs unveiled the "Fastest Web Browser Ever Created for the Mac" this day back in 2003, introducing the Safari web browser that four years later would power a new kind of mobile browsing experience on iPhone.

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Last minute leaks suggest Apple will discuss CarPlay, WebKit at WWDC keynote

06/02/2014, 11:06 am

With just hours to go before Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, two of the company's talking points may have been revealed after new Apple code appeared in the open-source WebKit project and cars were spotted on display in the Moscone Center.

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WebKit releases new SunSpider 1.0 benchmark to chart the future of JavaScript performance

05/02/2013, 08:05 am

Apple's WebKit team has released a revamped new SunSpider 1.0 benchmark suite for profiling the performance of web browser JavaScript execution, replacing the 0.9 version initially released at the end of 2007.

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Google forks WebKit with new 'Blink' rendering engine for Chrome

04/03/2013, 07:04 pm

Google on Wednesday announced it will be forking the Apple-backed WebKit to create Blink, a rendering engine that will power the search giant's Chromium initiative, and consequently the Chrome Web browser, moving forward.

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Apple, Google nearly tied as top contributors to WebKit as adoption expands

02/11/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple still contributes the greatest number of 'reviewed commits' enhancing its open source WebKit browser engine, but Google is nearly tied in contributions while an active and expanding community assist.

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Apple apparently kills Windows PC support in Safari 6.0

07/25/2012, 03:07 pm

With the launch of Safari 6.0 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and the release of a 6.0 update for existing Safari users on OS 10.7 Lion, Apple appears to have shelved efforts to continue developing Safari for Windows.

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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 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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Apple developing Flash alternative named Gianduia

05/07/2010, 06:05 pm

As Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight duke it out over their plugin-based, HTML-alternative web platforms, Apple is using Gianduia, its new a client-side, standards based framework for Rich Internet Apps, to create production quality online apps for its retail users.

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Apple's WebKit2 will add Google Chrome-like split processes to Safari

04/08/2010, 09:04 pm

A new framework for the WebKit open source Web browser layout engine was revealed Thursday, bringing with it a built-in "split process model" that will keep Web content such as JavaScript, HTML and layout in a separate process in browsers such as Apple's Safari and Mobile Safari.

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Google sneaks WebKit HTML 5 support into Internet Explorer

09/24/2009, 02:09 pm

Rather than waiting for Microsoft to implement HTML 5, Google has released a plugin for Internet Explorer 8 that injects its own WebKit rendering engine, resulting in a ten fold performance boost for JavaScript.

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