Posts Tagged ‘Safari’

April 1st, 2008
Safari Browser Stats for March are…

...not as good as I thought they would be. Apple brought Safari 3.1 out of Beta in the middle of March, and shortly after that they started to push Safari out to all of the Windows users who already had iTunes or QuickTime installed.

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March 28th, 2008
In 2 Minutes You Can…

...brush your teeth, grab a cup of coffee, email a friend, or hack a MacBook Air. Just like last year the CanSecWest conference is currently going on, and tons of hackers cram in to see who can be the first to hack one of the laptops that are provided.

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March 27th, 2008
Safari Illegal to Use on Windows?

After all that talk about Apple pushing the Safari "update" on Windows users (here and here), as it turns out, it's actually "illegal" for Windows users to install it! Read the first sentence in the image below and you'll see what I mean:

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March 27th, 2008
Apple’s WebKit Scores 100/100 on Acid3, too

I definitely wasn't expecting to see this today, but it looks as though the WebKit team has pushed hard to get a public nightly build of the Safari browser out that gets a perfect score on the Acid3 test. This is hot on the heals of Opera's announcement yesterday that they currently have an internal build of their own browser that is successfully passing the test.

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March 26th, 2008
CyberNotes: Browser Performance Comparisons

We've been asked for quite awhile to provide a performance comparison of the different mainstream browsers out there, and so today we are going to show you the stats from several different areas that users generally find to be the most important. Things like memory usage, page load time, and JavaScript performance will all be covered below.

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March 24th, 2008
Mozilla Comments on Apple’s "Update" Practices

Last week we wrote about how Apple was trying to push the Safari "update" on any computer with the Apple Software Update installed, regardless of whether Safari had ever been installed before on the machine.

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March 20th, 2008
Apple Pushes Safari "Update" on Windows

Apple is obviously trying to attract some new users to the Safari 3.1 web browser that was just released on Tuesday, but I would say that they are using questionable methods to do so. I'm not sure how well you remember the World Wide Developers Conference last year when Steve Jobs announced how they planed to distribute Safari for Windows.

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March 19th, 2008
CyberNotes: Browser Stats

We realized that we've never really done an article diving deep into the history of browser stats even though we have shown you screenshots of browsers from long ago. Thanks to Net Applications we have about a year and a half worth of data to look at, and it is interesting to see the rise and fall of the different browsers.

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March 18th, 2008
Browsers Start to Take Notice of Acid3 Test

Earlier this month the Acid3 test was released to give browsers the push they need to stay on top of the constantly evolving web standards. Almost all of the mainstream browsers now support the Acid2 test, and so it only makes sense that a new one would be released to give developers something to shoot for.

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March 18th, 2008
Download Safari 3.1 with Speed Improvements

I don't think anyone was really expecting to see a new release of Apple's Safari browser today, but it has dropped down the tubes for all to enjoy. Apple is once again boasting the performance of the browser when stacked up against the other mainstream alternatives, and according to them Safari comes out well on top in terms of HTML performance and JavaScript performance.

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March 5th, 2008
CyberNotes: Acid3 Browser Results

The other day, the Web Standards Project released the Acid3 test that will push browsers to a new level. I'm sure many of you are already familiar with the Acid2 test which has become famous because of the often discombobulated block-like smiley face most browsers produce.

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February 14th, 2008
StumbleUpon Available in Opera and Safari!

If you're a regular reader of CyberNet, you probably know of my love for StumbleUpon, the popular service which helps users discover and share web sites. I've been a fan ever since I installed the Firefox extension for the very first time a couple of years ago.

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November 15th, 2007
Safari 3.0.4 for Windows – Spelling and Grammar Check

Apple released a pretty big update to the Safari 3 Beta browser for Windows this morning. One of the most notable additions is the spelling and grammar checking, which can be done inline if you so desire.

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September 27th, 2007
Mockups of the Firefox 3 Safari Theme

One of the goals of Firefox 3 is for the Mac version of the browser to feel like a real Mac application. Mozilla tried to show a little bit of love to the Mac fans in Firefox 2 by making it fit in a bit better, but all the Mac users I know are still running it with a Safari-like theme.

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September 7th, 2007
Is Apple Better Than Microsoft?

There are a lot of Apple fans out there these days, and I have nothing against them. I don't use any Apple products aside from the iPod, but I do think it is good that they are emerging successful in the computer market so that there is more competition. And good competition often means that the consumers win.

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August 30th, 2007
OS & Browser Stats for Bloggers

WordPress.com is the home of nearly 1.4 million blogs, and in a days time they receive upwards of 12 million pageviews. There’s roughly 75,000 new posts among those blogs each day, along with 30,000 comments (not including the ones caught by Akismet). For that reason WordPress.com is an accurate measure of what tools the blogosphere is using.

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July 23rd, 2007
Firefox Password Manager Exposes Passwords – Most Secure Browser?

We’ve shown you how easy it can be to retrieve passwords stored in your browser, provided that someone has access to your computer. Well, that’s not the only way for a hacker to gain access to some of the information stored in the Firefox Password Manager.

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June 15th, 2007
1 Million Copies of Safari for Windows Downloaded

It’s been just four days since the public could get their hands on Safari for Windows.  Ryan reviewed Safari earlier this week and noted the features that it has to offer, as well as some of its shortcomings including security concerns.

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June 13th, 2007
CyberNotes: Is Safari the Best Browser?

The new Safari on Windows is boasted as one of the fastest browsers available for the Windows operating system. Well, that might be a little biased considering that it is according to Safari’s homepage, but I’ve tinkered with it over the past day and it is among the fastest browsers that I’ve used. It also has some shortcomings though...

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June 11th, 2007
WWDC 2007 — Safari coming to Windows!

The Worldwide Developers Conference 2007 (WWDC) started today, but there weren’t many new things revealed as I had expected. A large majority of the time was spent going over features that users can expect to see in October when Mac OS X Leopard is released, but the coolest thing in my opinion is that Safari is coming to Windows. More on that below...

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