Safari archive

  • Internet Explorer 8 growing strongly
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    Internet Explorer 8 growing strongly

    By 6 July 2009

    According to metrics company StatCounter, Internet Explorer 8 is going rather well for Microsoft, having grown from 1.55% to 11.09% market share, globally, since its launch in March. Usage of Firefox 3 has remained steady at around 34%, and use of IE7...

  • Microsoft launches IE-only treasure hunt
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    Microsoft launches IE-only treasure hunt

    By 17 June 2009

    There was us talking about how Microsoft is nowhere to be seen in the browser market, and up pops word of an Australian competition that the software giant is running. The company says that it's hidden AU$10,000 "somewhere on the internet", but that the...

  • Safari 4 sees 11 million downloads in 3 days
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    Safari 4 sees 11 million downloads in 3 days

    By 12 June 2009

    Apple has announced that its latest version of its Safari browser has been downloaded more than 11 million times in the first three days of its release. This figure, Apple is no doubt delighted to reveal, includes more than six million downloads of Safari...

  • Snow Leopard detailed
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    Snow Leopard detailed

    By 8 June 2009

    "What a big hole Microsoft has dug - they're trying to get out of it with Windows 7," said Apple's VP Bertrand Serlet as he detailed the company's new operating system Snow Leopard. The new operating system, which is due out later in the year, promises...

  • Safari hacked within seconds at Pwn2Own contest
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    Safari hacked within seconds at Pwn2Own contest

    By 19 March 2009

    In just day one of the annual Pwn2Own hacking competition, IE8 and Firefox were cracked within a matter of hours, and Safari floored within seconds. The champion of the day was a master's student from the University of Oldenburg, who made hacking all...

  • Apple announces Safari 4
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    Apple announces Safari 4

    By 24 February 2009

    Apple has announced the public beta of Safari 4, describing it as the world's fastest and "most innovative" web browser for Mac and Windows PCs. New features include top sites, for what's said to be a "stunning visual preview of frequently visited pages",...

  • Apple issues big security update for Mac OS X
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    Apple issues big security update for Mac OS X

    By 13 February 2009

    Apple has issued software updates for its Mac OS X operating system, Safari for Windows and Java that patch over 50 bugs. The 44MB "Security Update 2009-001" software update for Mac OS X addresses a massive 28 security issues. In addition the Java for...

  • Apple sued over Safari
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    Apple sued over Safari

    By 25 November 2008

    Apple is being sued for patent infringement over its Safari browser. The lawsuit claims a technology the iPhone uses to surf the Web infringes on a patent by EMG Technology LLC. EMG Technology LLC, based in Los Angeles, is a company owned by real estate...

  • Apple releases Safari 3.2
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    Apple releases Safari 3.2

    By 14 November 2008

    Apple has updated its Safari browser to version 3.2. The update is for both Windows and Mac users and there are versions available for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple's latest operating system, and Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. The update is recommended for all Safari...

  • iPhone flaw found
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    iPhone flaw found

    By 27 July 2008

    A security expert is claiming that using the iPhone Mail and Safari browser application could leave owners vulnerable to phishing attacks. Security researcher Aviv Raff has revealed the problem in his blog. He explains that by creating a specially crafted...

  • Microsoft issues Safari warning
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    Microsoft issues Safari warning

    By 2 June 2008

    Microsoft has issued a warning to people who use Apple's Safari browser on their PCs. The note reads: "Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a blended threat that allows remote code execution on all supported versions of Windows XP and Windows...

  • Samsung back pedals on Safari browser claim
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    Samsung back pedals on Safari browser claim

    By 30 May 2008

    Earlier this week Samsung launched a new mobile phone called the L870 that they said would come with "Safari browser (full browsing)" as a feature. The new handset, due out in Europe in August that will run the Symbian S60 operating system was said to...

  • iPhone browser heads to Samsung L870
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    iPhone browser heads to Samsung L870

    By 28 May 2008

    Samsung has launched a new mobile phone called the L870 that will come with Apple’s Safari browser found in the iPhone. The new handset due out in Europe in August later this year will run the Symbian S60 operating system and will feature Apple's Webkit-based,...

  • Apple releases Safari 3.1
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    Apple releases Safari 3.1

    By 18 March 2008

    Apple has introduced Safari 3.1, describing it as the world's fastest web browser for Mac and Windows PCs. The claim is that Safari loads web pages 1.9 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and 1.7 times faster than Firefox 2. Safari also apparently runs...

  • PayPal: Steer clear of Safari
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    PayPal: Steer clear of Safari

    By 29 February 2008

    PayPal has dealt a devastating blow by stating categorically that internet users who don't want to get their ID stolen or their money swipped, should steer clear of Safari. The eCommerce expert has released its list of recommended browers and Apple's...

  • Apple releases iPhone v1.0.1 update
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    Apple releases iPhone v1.0.1 update

    By 1 August 2007

    Apple has released the first update for the iPhone. The v1.0.1 update, available through iTunes, does not appear to have added any new features to the phone. Instead, it addresses the security issues with Safari that potentially left iPhone users vulnerable...