Posts Tagged ‘Safari’

Safari 6.0.4 and 5.1.9 Updates

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Apple released updates to Safari today that allow users to enable the Java plug-in on a per website basis.  We generally recommend that users keep Java disabled, but in the event that you do need it, you can now choose when you want to use it.

When using Safari 6.0.4 (Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8) and Safari 5.1.9 (Mac OS X 10.6), if you should go to a site that attempts to load a Java applet, a dialog box will appear on your screen to ask if you want to block or allow the Java applet.  You can also view a list of websites that have attempted to load Java applets by going to Preferences in Safari, clicking on the “Security” tab, and then clicking “Manage Website Settings…” You can then choose to block or allow these sites to use Java plug-ins.

There’s also a Java for OS X 2013-003 update that provides improved security by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_45.  Per Apple’s notes:

“On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled “Missing plug-in” to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.”

Recent Updates: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and Safari 4.0.4

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Many fixes are included in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update, among them a fix for the “Guest Account” bug that was deleting user files.  Users can find the full list and update information on Apple’s website.

Be sure to back up your system before you install the 10.6.2 update.  Tips on backing up your Mac to an external hard drive can be found here.

And bad news for the hackintosh fans: 10.6.2 breaks Intel Atom-based netbooks that have been hacked to run Mac OS X.

The Safari 4.0.4 update addresses “performance, stability, and security.”  Click here to get Apple’s full list of security flaws addressed in this update.

Safari 4.0.2 Update Released

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The 4.0.2 update is available via Software Update or by going to Apple’s website.  The notes in the support section of Apple’s site note that this update has two fixes: one addresses potential cross-site scripting attacks; the other addresses a memory corruption issue in Webkit’s handling of numeric character references, which could allow arbitrary code execution or application termination after visiting a malicious site.

Apple’s Keynote Address – WWDC 2009 Highlights

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Lots of exciting news announced at the 2009 WWDC today!  Some of the biggest highlights from the conference:

iPhone News

  • New iPhone 3GS will be available on June 19th.  Only major improvements seem to be better battery life and faster processor.  Our techs were wishing for 802.11n on the new iPhone, but alas, no.
  • A more affordable iPhone!  The current 8GB iPhone 3G is now $99!
  • iPhone OS 3.0 will be available free to all iPhone users on June 17th.  Has several new features and improvements on existing features.
  • Incredibly useful service “Find My iPhone” will be available to MobileMe customers.  Users can login to MobileMe from any browser and locate their iPhone on a Google Map.  Great theft deterrent!
  • Lost or stolen iPhones can be wiped clean of all data with a remote command.  If the iPhone is found, the data can be restored from a backup.

Apple Notebook News

  • MacBook Air is reduced in price and given faster processors.  The new 1.86GHz is now $1,499 and the new 2.13GHz is $1,799.
  • The 13″ aluminum MacBook is now part of the MacBook Pro line.  It now has a FireWire 800 port AND an SD card slot.  The new 15″ MacBook Pro also has the SD card slot, but the 17″ MacBook Pro is keeping the ExpressCard/34 slot.
  • Prices on the entry level MacBook Pro models have been reduced by $300!

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard News

  • Among the improvements and additions, Snow Leopard will have faster Time Machine backups, better iChat and Microsoft Exchange server support.
  • Snow Leopard will launch at some point in September and will be reasonably priced at $29 for current OS X 10.5 Leopard users.  The regular price for Snow Leopard will be $129.
  • Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard is also scheduled for release in September and will be $499 for an unlimited license.  It appears there will be no 10 user license option anymore.

Safari News

For additional information or if you want to view Apple’s WWDC 2009 Keynote Address, click here.

Safari 4 Beta Tweaks

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Safari 4 beta has been out for almost a week now, and it seems like most people are enjoying the changes.  There have been reports of bugs (not unexpected) and some people have come up with tweaks to revert back to certain features of Safari 3.

I’ve listed a few of the most reported tweaks and bug fixes here:

Return the circular page load progress indicator that vanished in Safari 4.

Fix Growl-related crashes (e.g., Mail.app).

Restore Safari 3 “in window” tabs.

And if you don’t want to deal with Terminal, this site has a “Secret Safari 4 Menu” that is worth checking out.


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