Safari 5 and Safari 4.1 Released

. June 8, 2010 . 0 Comments

Apple have announced Safari 5 for Mac and Windows, it is reported to be 30 percent faster over Safari 4, and has the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing search engines. Apple also say “Safari 5 executes JavaScript up to 25 per cent faster than Safari 4. Better page caching and DNS prefetching speed up browsing.”

Safari 5 for Mac OS X requires Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 or later. Safari 5 for Windows requires Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Safari 4 is also updated to 4.1 for Tiger OS Mac OS X v10.4.11.

Both new versions are recommended Security updates.

Safari Reader
Safari Reader removes annoying ads and other visual distractions from online articles. So you get the whole story and nothing but the story. It works like this: As you browse the web, Safari detects if you’re on a web page with an article. Click the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field, and the article appears instantly in one continuous, clutter-free view. You see every page of the article — whether two or twenty. Onscreen controls let you email, print, and zoom. Change the size of the text, and Safari remembers it the next time you view an article in Safari Reader.

HTML5 Support
Web standards are the future of the Internet. The world’s most innovative browser, Safari continues to lead the way in support for HTML5. Safari 5 supports over a dozen new HTML5 features that allow developers to create interactive content and media experiences that work right in the browser — without the need for third-party plug-ins.

Full-screen view and closed captions for HTML5 video.
In Safari 5, HTML5 video can deliver an even richer, more accessible experience. Watch video embedded with the HTML5 video tag in full screen. If the video includes closed captions, simply click the closed-captions button in the controls to display them.

Location services.
Find businesses near you and get directions even faster. With support for the HTML5 geolocation standard in Safari 5, you can choose to share your location with websites that use it to give you helpful location information — like showing you the nearest post office or ATM. Rest assured, you’re always in control of how your information is shared. When you visit a geolocation-enabled website, Safari asks you before sharing your location. And you can turn off location services all together.

Safari 5 info: http://www.apple.com/safari/

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