Safari

Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of Safari and WebKit

As noted in a blog post by Don Melton, the lead programmer behind the development of Apple’s Safari browser and WebKit, today marks the twentieth anniversary of Safari and WebKit. "Safari and WebKit aren’t teenagers anymore. I just want to make note of that,” notes Melton, as he recalls how he arrived at Apple back...

Australian Watchdog to Probe Apple and Google on Browser Domination

After passing the News Media Bargaining Code to make Facebook and Google pay for news content on their platforms, the Australian government has now begun deliberations on the latter's browser domination, also putting Apple under the probe, too. Led by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the new battle is focused on "choice and...

Safari Uses 10x Less RAM on macOS Big Sur vs Google Chrome in Tests

Morten Just, creator of lightweight alternative web browsing solution Flotato, recently published a blog post showcasing the results of tests he ran that revealed Safari uses 10X less RAM than famed RAM-hog Google Chrome on macOS Big Sur (via MacRumors). Just first performed a low-load test with just Twitter and GMail open on each browser in...

Safari 14.0 Download Released by Apple Before macOS Big Sur 11

On top of releasing iOS 14 and more yesterday, Apple also made Safari 14.0 available as a standalone download, before the release of macOS Big Sur 11, expected soon. Safari 14.0 is available for macOS Catalina and Mojave and is the latest release of Apple’s web browser. New features include better performance, improved tabs, privacy...

Apple’s Safari Can Stream Netflix 4K HDR in macOS 11 Big Sur

The fall release of macOS 11 Big Sur will introduce Netflix 4K HDR and Dolby Vision support in Apple’s Safari browser for the first time. According to Ishan Agarwal (via 9to5Mac), he noted, "OMG! Netflix on macOS Big Sur's Safari browser just gave me 4K Stream with Dolby Vision on MacBook Pro! Earlier it was...

Apple’s Safari Adds Support for HTTP3 in iOS 14 and macOS 11

With iOS 14 and macOS 11, Apple has made some changes to Safari, including support for HTTP/3, a faster web standard being adopted by major web browsers. According to Apple, Safari 14 is available for iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and macOS 11, bringing support for Safari Web Extensions for Mac, automatic webpage translate (beta) and...

Apple’s Latest Safari Preview Completely Removes Flash Support

Apple has completely removed support for Adobe’s Flash technology in the latest release of Safari Technology Preview, a move unlikely to have any real impact on users since Adobe has already announced its plans to end Flash support and development in 2020, Engadget is reporting. Apple was the first company to end support for Flash...

Google Researchers Expose Security Flaws in Apple’s Safari Browser

According to an exclusive report by the Financial Times, researchers at Google have exposed several security flaws in Apple’s Safari browser which allowed the hackers to track users’ browsing behaviour, despite the tool’s strict privacy protection features. Back in 2017, Apple rolled out Intelligent Tracking Prevention with the specific aim of protecting Safari browser users from...