Apple releases Safari 5.1.4

Apple has released an update to its leading browser Safari, updating it to version 5.1.4, bringing along several improvements and bug fixes along with it. You can download the update through Software Update or from here. Release notes follow…

Safari 5.1.4 contains improvements to performance, stability, compatibility, and security, including changes that: 

For Lion:

  • Improve JavaScript performance
  • Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
  • Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
  • Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
  • Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
  • Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming
  • Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
  • Improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions
  • Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
  • Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button

For Snow Leopard:

  • Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations or with an intermittent network connection
  • Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows
  • Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs
  • Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages
  • Correct the contents of context menus on webpages that are PDFs
  • Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video
  • Improve stability, compatibility and startup time when using extensions
  • Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing
  • Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button

Safari 5.1.2 out now with bug fixes

Apple has updated Safari to version 5.1.2, bringing along some minor bug fixes which previously affected users’ browsing experience on the browser. The fix enhances your Safari with:

Improved stability
Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
Address issues that could cause webpages to flash white
Allow PDFs to be displayed within web content

You can download the updated Safari either from Software Update or from this direct download link.

Apple updates Xcode 4.2 with iOS 5 and Lion SDKs

Update list: iTunes 10.5, iOS 5, iCloud, OS X 10.7.2. Lion, Safari 5.1.1, iMovie, Remote, Find My iPhone, Pages, Numbers, Keynote AND now Xcode 4.2.

With almost everything updated, how could Apple leave behind Xcode? It is now updated to version 4.2 with SDKs for iOS 5 and Mac OS X 10.7. It is available from the Mac App Store.

Release Notes

What’s New in Version 4.2

– Includes SDKs for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and iOS 5
– Storyboards let you design multiple iOS screens, and define the segues among them
– Automatic Reference Counting (ARC) saves you from manually managing retain/release
– iCloud entitlements are automatically enabled for Mac and iOS apps
– OpenGL ES Debugger graphically analyzes your OpenGL scene directly within the IDE
– Apple LLVM compiler supports C++11 features and the LLVM libc++ standard library
– Older iOS Simulators and device debugging symbols are downloaded on-demand

Enhancements and fixes in previous Xcode updates:

– Interface Builder support for Auto Layout and new Aqua controls such as NSPopover
– Full screen support in workspace, project, and organizer windows
– Project editor can validate and resolve out of date build settings
– Behaviors can be customized and assigned to unique key bindings
– Source control enhancements to pushing, pulling, and management of remote servers
– Assistant editor support for display of generated assembly and preprocessed output
– Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

 

Safari 5.1.1: 13 percent faster Javascript performance

Along with iOS 5, iCloud and OS X 10.7.2 Lion, Apple updated its kingpin browser Safari as well, updating it to version 5.1.1. They say the new Safari brings 13% faster Javascript performance, something which is always welcome.

From the Support Document:

Safari 5.1.1 also contains various fixes and improvements to performance, stability, usability, compatibility, accessibility and security, including fixes that:

  • Improve JavaScript performance up to 13% over Safari 5.1*
  • Address issues that could cause hangs and excessive memory usage
  • Improve stability when using Find, dragging tabs, and managing extensions
  • Improve stability for netflix.com and other websites that use the Silverlight plug-in
  • Add a Show Downloads item to the View menu
  • Improve the consistency of the pinch to zoom gesture
  • Address issues in full screen that affected search suggestions, URL updating, window sizing, and the title bar
  • Address an issue that could prevent East Asian character input into webpages with Flash content
  • Address an issue that could cause Safari to open links in windows instead of tabs
  • Improve PDF handling
  • Address an issue that could affect cookie and data deletion
  • Address an issue that could cause History items to appear incorrectly
  • Correct the text in application download alerts
  • Improve compatibility with webpages with Flash video embedded from vimeo.com and other websites
  • Improve printing from Safari
  • Address an issue that could prevent the Google Safe Browsing Service from updating

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit this site:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Apple also released iTunes 10.5 a day prior.

FlashtoHTML5 for Safari is just the thing you were looking for

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Amazon Cloud Player works on iOS devices!

In a u-turn of sorts, after originally offering no support to iOS devices, the developers of Amazon’s Cloud Player have silently modified their service, adding iOS devices in the compatible devices list. This means you can now stream music from the Cloud directly on your iOS device!

How does it work?

  1. Open your Safari web browser on any iDevice (iPhone 4, iPad, etc.)
  2. You will get a warning telling you that your browser is not supported. Ignore the warning.
  3. Click the music in your drive and enjoy listening

The music works flawlessly, without any hangs or other problems. In fact, its works so smoothly that if you get a Push Notification or an incoming call, the music will be paused automatically. The multitasking controls in iOS are also functioning smoothly, with the usual forward/pause/volume options all usable. The only thing that proves a pain is mobile Safari’s inability to allow you to drag and drop songs to your playlist, making you take the longer way to it.

To sum up, the Amazon Cloud Player is working quite superbly on Apple’s iOS devices. Go try it for yourself. The only concern we have over all this is why the sudden love? Amazon very well knows Apple’s own Cloud service is on the cards soon, and perhaps will even be endorsed by record labels — something which cannot be associated with Amazon’s service — so do they have something evil up their sleeve? But what could it be? Questions…

Mac OS X Lion Preview 2 and Xcode 4 Preview 4 get further updates from Apple

Apple has released a second update for its Mac OS X Lion Preview 2 software, along with an update for Xcode 4 as well, upgrading from Preview 3 to Preview 4. The update (for 10.7 Lion), as heavy as 1.17GB in size, is for anyone with Preview 2 installed.

What’s new?

So, what’s new in the update? Lets take a look…

New downloads menu in Safari

New way to delete apps in the Launchpad

Cleaner control bars

El Jobso confirms AirPlay for Safari in 2011

Another Steve Jobs e-mail has been doing the rounds this past 24 hours which confirms that Apple IS working towards enabling AirPlay for Safari and also for other 3rd party apps. Sounds familiar? Well, you need to look back no further than 3 days as it was on 27th November, 2010 when we said:

“This is big because it means Apple could easily (and will most likely) enable it (AirPlay for Safari and other apps) in future versions of the iOS.”

You can read that article here! That article also shows a ‘hack’ which lets you enjoy AirPlay on ALL apps, including Safari, if you think Apple’s 2011 date is too long for you to wait.

Apple updates Safari to 5.0.3 and 4.1.3 for Mac and PC, tightens your security

Apple has released an update to their popular web browser Safari, which has been upgraded to version 5.0.3 for Leopard and Snow Leopard, and 4.1.3 for Mac OS X Tiger. The Windows version is also updated to 5.0.3.

This update contains improvements to usability, compatibility, stability, accessibility and security, including the following:

  • More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field
  • More accurate results in Top Sites
  • Fixes an issue that could cause content delivered with the Flash 10.1 plug-in to overlap webpage content
  • More reliable pop-up blocking
  • Improved stability when typing into search and text input fields onwww.netflix.com and www.facebook.com
  • Improved stability when using JavaScript-intensive extensions
  • Improved stability when using VoiceOver with Safari

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit this site:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

You can avail the new and improved Safari via the Software Update application on your Mac and PC, or alternatively download it directly from Apple’s website.

Download Youtube Video’s Without any Software on a mac

Just follow the simple step and you will surely be able to download Youtube Video’s Without any Software on a mac.

1. Use Safari to open video

2.After you have clicked on the video and it started to play click on the window tab of safari.

3. Now click on Activity

4. Then choose youtube from the list and expand the list to view sub items of Youtube in List.See Image below to understand better

5. After this you will see whats below

6. Here you will see many things but all would have a fixed size . There will be only 1 which has a moving size. example:10.2mb of 70.50mb

7. This is the one. Double Click to download

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