Safari updated with stability improvements and fixes

Apple released Safari 5.1.2 (Mac or Windows) to users today, adding some fixes and stability improvements to its official Web browser.

A must-download for any Safari user, the update includes various improvements to stability, addresses issues that caused hangs and excessive memory usage, and will now allow PDFs to display within Web content.

The update also addresses an issue that would cause Web sites to flash white while browsing.

The full list of feature enhancements and fixes is not yet available... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Mac , browser , Windows software , Safari , update , Web

Reviewed: Office 365

Office 365, announced today, gives professionals and small businesses a subscription service that lets them work from anywhere using familiar-feeling Web-enabled applications. Combined with hosted versions of Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, Office 365 is designed to enable users to share, collaborate, and communicate in the cloud. In our testing during the beta, we found that the tools worked well across the board (with some hiccups), and expect that many people who use Office on desktop Macs and PCs will... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: video , Microsoft , IM , Windows software , Office , Cloud , sharing , Word , Web , Excel , PowerPoint

Hands-on look at Opera Mini 6 for iPhone and iPad

Opera Mini 6 (universal) was released earlier today for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, bringing this version of the alternative browser to iOS devices for the first time. We have had a chance to put the slimmed-down browser through its paces and think it offers several features that users will like. With the right tweaks, it may even become the favorite over Apple's Safari--if people are willing to give it a try.

The clean, elegant interface hides multiple useful features,... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod , Touch , iPad , Opera , Web , Mini

Opera Mini 6 comes to iPhone and iPad

This morning, Opera announced the release of Opera Mini 6 for Apple's iOS devices, including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad 2. Known for being an alternative Web browser with innovative features, Opera Mini 6 boasts faster page load times than other browsers even when on slower or crowded networks, thanks to compression and its proxy browser technology.

Available for the first time on iOS devices, Opera Mini 6 features an updated design optimized for iOS; smooth pinch-to-zoom and... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod , Touch , iPad , Opera , browser , mobile , Web , Mini

Sling webs and run for your life: iPhone apps of the week

As we close out a week that brought us a new line of iPods, an upgrade to the Apple TV, and news of several new features via iOS upgrades, we're pretty happy here at CNET to be on the eve of a three-day weekend. With the extra day of leisure in mind, I've decided to promote a couple of new (or new to iPhone) games that should give you plenty to do during downtime over the long weekend.

If your... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod , iPhoneappsweek , iPad , Windows software , Web

Exclusive: LinkScanner for Mac

With the enormous popularity of Apple's iPhone, more and more people are switching to Mac desktops and laptops to get the full Mac OS X experience. But as the popularity of the platform reaches unprecedented heights, Macs are beginning to be targeted by malicious attacks, often in the form of drive-by Web site attacks. This means that your Mac could download malicious code just by visiting a questionable Web site.

AVG LinkScanner for Mac (exclusive to CNET Downloads today) protects... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: antivirus , Mac , security , spyware , virus , AVG , Web

Safari 5: First Look video

With all the excitement this week surrounding the announcement of the iPhone 4, it almost seemed like an afterthought that Safari 5 became available on the same day. In fact, Steve Jobs didn't even mention the major update during his keynote speech at the World Wide Developers Conference. But we've had a chance to check out the latest features for Apple's flagship Web browser, and we're impressed with most everything Apple has done.

Check out our First Look video for Safari... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: Apple , Windows , Mac , browser , Windows software , Safari , Web , WWDC

Better Web browsing and feline physics: iPhone apps of the week

It's widely believed that Steve Jobs will announce the "iPhone 4G" at his keynote speech for Apple's World Wide Developers Conference on June 7. This is exciting for a number of reasons, but for me, it couldn't come soon enough.

My trusty iPhone 3G is still working as well as can be expected, but I'm noticing more and more that it struggles to keep up with some of the  resource-heavy games I download. Beyond performance, there's a crack from the base... Read More &raquo

Topics: Mac Software

Tags: iPhone , Apple , iPod , iPhoneappsweek , Touch , browser , puzzle , Web

Microsoft Office 2010 Web apps revealed

One of the biggest new additions to Microsoft Office 2010 (review) is the ability to use Web apps to access your work anywhere. Though they're not as feature-rich as their counterparts in the desktop version, we think many will find them useful for edits, changes, and even sketching out ideas while away from the office.

Microsoft made Web versions of the most used apps in the office suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. All offer enough basic features to... Read More &raquo

Tags: apps , Microsoft , Windows software , Office , Word , Web , 2010 , Excel , PowerPoint , suite