Apple released a security update for its Safari Web browser on Wednesday. Available for Windows and Mac, Safari 4.0.4 plugs what sound like moderate to severe security holes. Unlike competitors Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome, Apple doesn't rate the severity of its security fixes.
The security fixes address a wide range of problem points. On both Windows and Mac, parsing maliciously written XML content could have led to a browser crash, using shortcut menu options within a maliciously created Web site could have led to the disclosure of local information, and visiting a maliciously built Web site … Read more
Google's Chrome is still the fourth-place browser in terms of usage, but it gained more than others in October when it comes to stealing usage away from the dominant Internet Explorer.
According to Net Applications' browser usage share statistics, Chrome gained from 3.2 percent to 3.6 percent from September 2009 to October. The company bases its statistics on visits to a global network of 40,000 Web sites, dusted with some statistical processing.
Next was Mozilla's Firefox, which rose from 23.8 percent to 24.1 percent. Apple's Safari rose from 4.2 percent to 4.4 percent. Opera was essentially flat at 2.2 percent.
The big loser was IE, which dropped from 65.7 percent to 64.6 percent, according to the statistics. … Read more
A number of Safari users have noticed the Top Sites previews get distorted and appear as gray streaked images with vertical lines that fill the screen. This has been discussed on the Apple discussion boards, with the following video showing the lines filling the Safari window while the web page loads in the background.… Read more
All four of Internet Explorer's main rivals gained a larger share of users worldwide from August to September, new statistics show.
Firefox has steadily won over more users since version 1.0 arrived nearly five years ago, and it continued the trend with an increase from 23 percent to 23.8 percent. Apple's Safari rose from 4.1 percent to 4.2 percent, Google Chrome from 2.8 percent to 3.2 percent, and Opera from 2 to 2.2 percent. Although a few tenths of a percent may sound small, multiplied by the millions of browser users over the Internet, it can mean a large absolute number of people. … Read more
If you're a Mozilla's Camino. Apple's Safari will win a drag race, but it lacks the customizability that comes with an open-source browser like Camino. Unfortunately, both and Camino fall incredibly short against because both are heavy on speed and light on community.with a need for speed, you'll struggle to find a better browser than
Update: Apple has released this knowledge base article addressing this issue. The iTunes 9 iTunes Store will not work with developer's copies of Snow Leopard. In order to access iTMS, users with developer's builds of Snow Leopard must upgrade to retail release versions.
Original Post: The excitement of downloading iTunes 9 yesterday quickly faded as I encountered a strange error. What started as curiosity over the new look of the iTunes Music Store soon became a still unsolved battle with the following error message… Read more
There are a variety of reasons why web browsing can be slow and as such, if this happens you can do several things to help combat it… Read more
After a few hours on Tuesday of playing with the Zune HD that Microsoft sent me, I found a lot of things I like about it--the slim size, the Quickplay user interface feature that gives you immediate access to recently added and favorite songs, the big on-screen volume controls, and the Zune Pass, for example. But the Web browser seems like an afterthought.
I know that mobile Web browsing isn't the same as PC browsing, but I've used Safari on the iPhone for more than a year, and it's great--I actually read articles, for work and fun, … Read more