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OS X 10.6.4 released: Safari 5, bugfixes, more

OS X 10.6.4 released: Safari 5, bugfixes, more

Apple has pushed out OS X 10.6.4, an update to their Mac OS which includes various security updates, bug fixes and Safari 5 as standard.  Interestingly, the update is also listed as affecting MobileMe, though there's no mention of any applicable changes.

OS X 10.6.4 should be offered to Mac users via the Software Update tool, though you can manually download it here if you have multiple machines to upgrade.  Meanwhile there's a separate version for OS X servers, which improves file, directory, calendar and mail services, among other things.

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Apple Safari 5 debuts: 30% faster & new Reader mode

Apple Safari 5 debuts: 30% faster & new Reader mode

Now here's a surprise. After filling the WWDC 2010 keynote with naught but iPhone 4 goodness, Apple has slipped out Safari 5, the latest version of their desktop browser.  Packing a claimed 30-percent performance boost over Safari 4, the new version is also apparently three percent faster than Chrome 5.0 and over twice as fast as Firefox 3.6.  Of course, it's still a free download, and is available both for Mac and Windows machines.

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Steve Jobs keynote about to begin!

Steve Jobs keynote about to begin!

You can't have missed the signs: WWDC 2010 is about to kick off, and SlashGear is over at http://live.slashgear.com/ running our customary liveblog of the whole Steve Jobs keynote.  On the cards today is the new, fourth-generation iPhone - tentatively dubbed the iPhone HD - but there's also talk of desktop trackpads, Safari 5 and more.

We'll obviously have full coverage on the SlashGear frontpage, but join us at http://live.slashgear.com/ to follow along with all the news as it happens!

WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

WWDC 2010 Liveblog on Monday June 7th: iPhone HD & more!

Tomorrow marks the kick off of WWDC 2010, Apple's annual developer event, and despite all the leaks, rumors, intrigue and speculation, Steve Jobs is still promising that we "won't be disappointed."  Top of the list of expected announcements is the fourth-generation iPhone, tentatively expected to be the iPhone HD, and SlashGear will be at the Jobs keynote tomorrow morning, Monday June 7th, to liveblog the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/.

After the cut... iPhone HD, Safari 5 with lashings of HTML5, iPhone OS 4.0 and more!

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Apple WebKit2 adds baked-in split process support

Apple WebKit2 adds baked-in split process support

It's not just multitasking and giving the iPhone user-customisable wallpaper that Apple's engineers have been working on; the company have announced that they've developed a new split-process API for WebKit - the underlying engine of Safari and other browsers - which they're calling WebKit2.  Like in Chrome, WebKit2 splits web content such as JavaScript, HTML and layout into a separate process from the browser UI; however, unlike Chrome, Apple have baked WebKit2 into the framework so that use is not limited to Apple's own browser.

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iPhone, Safari, IE8 and Firefox security holes identified

iPhone, Safari, IE8 and Firefox security holes identified

Every year security-minded tinkerers get together with the latest browsers and smartphones to see how quickly they can hack them, with the promise of thousands of dollars to motivate them.  It's all part of CanSecWest, and this year Safari, Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox were all exploited while the iPhone gave up its SMS database in a Pwn2Own hacking contest.

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RealNetworks Launches RealPlayer SP Globally

RealNetworks Launches RealPlayer SP Globally

RealNetworks' RealPlayer SP just got release, and not just in your neighborhood either. Tacked as a global release, this iteration of RealPlayer seems to be aiming for the stars this time around, and following a pretty common strategy now a days: social integration. Users of the new RealPlayer will be able to take their videos around with them, as well as share them on Twitter and Facebook. So here we go on the sharing adventure again.

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Apple Safari 4: crash-resistant and 7.8x faster than IE8

Apple Safari 4: crash-resistant and 7.8x faster than IE8

It wasn't all hardware at Apple's WWDC 2009 event: Safari 4, the company's browser, finally came out of beta, and Phil Schiller saved some fighting talk for all web rivals.  According to Apple, Safari 4 is 7.8x faster than Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8, and passes all 100 of the Acid 3 tests while IE8 languishes behind at 21/100.

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Safari hacked in seconds; IE8 & Firefox fall soon after

Safari hacked in seconds; IE8 & Firefox fall soon after

Security researcher Charlie Miller has shown how he can hack into a MacBook notebook in a matter of seconds, via a Safari exploit that currently remains unaddressed.  The demonstration was part of Pwn2Own 2009, a competition in which hackers attempt to break various platforms in the fastest time possible, taking away both a prize fund (in Miller's case $10,000) and the machine they hacked.

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Apple Safari 4 launched: 30x faster JavaScript than IE7

Apple Safari 4 launched: 30x faster JavaScript than IE7

Apple have launched Safari 4, the latest version of their browser for OS X and Windows.  Claimed to run JavaScript over four times faster than Safari 3 and thirty times faster than IE7, thanks to the new Nitro engine, there's also a number of new features including Cover Flow, to browse through history and bookmarks, and Top Sites, which gives a visual overview of frequently visited pages.

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Google Chrome Gets Out of Beta Really Soon

Google Chrome Gets Out of Beta Really Soon

It was great to see Firefox’s success in the browser war. While IE still dominates the market, Firefox has been chipping away IE’s shares. Now come Google Chrome which many have reported it would be hitting gold release soon. According to TechCrunch, the reason why Google is pushing Chrome to final release milestone is to be able to get PC Vendors to bundle the browser in their systems - as many of them would not accept incomplete software.

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Apple sued over iPhone Safari browser tech

Apple sued over iPhone Safari browser tech

Apple has been sued by LA real estate developer Elliot Gottfurcht over technology used in the mobile version of Safari found on the iPhone.  The suit claims that technology used by the Safari browser to navigate and display mobile-formatted sites infringes on a patent obtained in October 2008 by EMG Technology LLC, a company founded by Gottfurcht and two co-inventors.

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