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Apple updates Safari with 11 security fixes

On Thursday, Apple released Safari 3.2. Although the update affects both Mac and Windows users, many of the Mac updates were provided in Apple's October update for Mac OS X users. The update includes eight fixes specific to Safari and three specific to Webkit.

Safari 3.2 is available via the Apple Software Update application, the Apple Software Downloads page, or Apple's Safari download site.

Safari-1 This patch affects Safari users on Windows XP or Vista. This update addresses multiple vulnerabilities in zlib 1.2.2 detailed within CVE-2005-2096. Apple credits Robbie Joosten of bioinformatics@school, and … Read more

Searching for Apple's search ambitions

There's little doubt that Apple has thousands of engineers working on all kinds of crazy stuff down in Cupertino, Calif., but are they really planning to take on Google?

That's the theory sort of advanced by TechCrunch on Thursday, with a post titled "Is Apple building a search engine?" Michael Arrington cites "multiple (if thin)" reports that Apple is working on developing its own search technology, presumably to get around using Google as the default search engine in the Safari browser.

The report, however, debunks itself, noting that Apple has not been hiring search … Read more

Prizefight: Battle of the browsers

You thought you had the browser face-off signed and sealed until Google introduced its fleet-footed Chrome browser. Has it been enough to change the game?

With help from CNET Download.com's Seth Rosenblatt and Webware.com's Josh Lowensohn, CNET's Brian Tong takes Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome through a rigorous four-round contest--to determine which contender makes all-around champ.

Sorry, Opera, looks like you're sitting this one out.

Safari Bookbag - Your Library on Your iPhone

Safari Books Online has announced Safari Bookbag, a free App for the iPhone that allows you access to downloading chapters or full books in PDF format from your Safari Books Online library.

Users of the Safari Books Online service can sync their iPhone with the "My Downloads" library from their Safari account. Once downloaded onto your iPhone you tap the title of the book to open it. Books can be downloaded to your iPhone whenever an internet connection is present. They will be stored in and available within the Bookbag App.

More information about Safari Books Online can … Read more

Yahoo plug-in gives brains to browser search

Yahoo has released a plug-in called Inquisitor that gives some new horsepower to the search box in Internet Explorer (download), Firefox (download), and Safari (download).

Inquisitor is designed to help people get to information faster, according to a Yahoo Search Blog posting Wednesday. It suggests search terms as people start typing, showing an updated list of possible Web sites below the search box. The results are individualized too: it spotlights Web pages a person has already visited and customizes search results according to previous searches.

In addition, on Internet Explorer, Inquisitor can help retrieve sites a person has bookmarked.

Inquisitor got its start on Apple's Safari, … Read more

Newer Chrome, Firefox show speed improvements

Correction 12:00 p.m. PDT: This report has been updated to reflect Firefox performance with the TraceMonkey JavaScript engine enabled, in which case Firefox is fastest at the SunSpider test.

With new beta versions out for Firefox and Google Chrome, I thought I'd see how things have changed when it comes to testing the speed of JavaScript, the programming language that powers many cutting-edge Web applications such as Gmail and Google Docs. The answer: both browsers made big strides, but Firefox still beats Chrome on one widely-used performance test.

When Chrome was released, I ran Google's JavaScript speed testRead more

SugarCRM finds its way to Safari

I was really pleased to see SugarCRM announce that its latest release (5.1) now fully supports the Apple Safari browser. When my company first started using SugarCRM I was still using Safari, but SugarCRM worked poorly in Safari. With 5.1, Mac users should have a better experience.

Of course, SugarCRM works great on Firefox, so it's not as if Mac users have been crippled from getting the most from SugarCRM. But this makes SugarCRM that much sweeter. (I see that my IT administrator upgraded us to 5.1 this morning, so I'll give it a spin … Read more

Step aside, Chrome, for Squirrelfish Extreme

Just about every browser out there now is trying to grab the crown for fastest performance for running JavaScript, the programming language that powers many increasingly sophisticated Web-based applications. The latest development is from the programmers behind Apple's Safari.

Mozilla bragged earlier this month about TraceMonkey, a new JavaScript engine due to ship in Firefox 3.1 near the end of 2008. Next came Google's Chrome, a leading feature of which is the performance of its V8 JavaScript engine. Now the WebKit programmers, whose open-source code is used in Apple's Safari browser and the Konqueror browser of … Read more

Gears for Safari now officially available

Google has finally made the Safari-friendly version of Gears available. Savvy Mac users could have downloaded and installed a rougher version of it as early as three weeks ago, however only Monday did the company announce a new version that's been readied for mass consumption.

Like its predecessor, the Mac version of Gears requires version 3.1.1 or higher of Safari, or version 1.5 or higher of Firefox, along with a machine running the most recent build of OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or 10.5.3 (Leopard). It offers the same offline-goodness as its Windows counterpart, … Read more

Buzz Out Loud 801: There's something strange in your USB

In a world where browser tests show all kinds of things but seem to agree that Chrome is fast, where 58 percent of adults don't know what a social network is, and where DVRs are the new marriage counseling, a tiny team of intrepid podcasters stand together to fight back agianst the forces of inaccuracy, rumor, and way-too-serious news. It is we, JaMoToNa. Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 801

Speed test: Google Chrome beats Firefox, IE, Safari http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10030888-92.html

Firefox counters Google’s browser-speed test http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10031278-92.html

Chrome suffers … Read more