Apple Boasts 11 Millions Downloads of Safari 4 in Three Days

dell takes a slice at apple with super thin latitude z dellz closed

Apple has long been shipping its own Web browser Safari with its Mac OS X operating system—and later for Windows PCs as well—as part of an effort started when Microsoft lost interest in developing Internet Explorer for the Mac several year ago. Earlier this week Apple formally rolled out Safari 4 for Mac and Windows at the top of its World Wide Developers Conference…and now the company is trumpeting that the browser has been downloaded some 11 million times in the ensuing three days.

While Safari 4’s download numbers have no doubt been assisted by Apple pushing the browser out to Macintosh users via Software Update, the company claims over than six million of the downloads in the first three days were for the Windows version.

Safari 4 is based on the WebKit browser engine—which is leveraged off of KHTML and also serves as the basis for Google’s Chrome Web browser. Safari 4 rolls in support for features in HTML 5, top-flight CSS support (including CSS Canvas and CSS Effects), and snappy performance (including Apple’s bytecode Nitro JavaScript engine it claims is up to 6 times faster than Internet Explorer 8). It’s also the only browser (so far) that passes the Acid 3 rendering test.

On the feature front, Safari 4 offers a Cover Flow feature similar to iTunes and the Mac OS X Leopard Finder that lets users flip back and forth between pages to find the one the want, a fully searchable history, and a visual overview of user-definable “top sites.” Safari 4 is also due to pick up a speed boost running as a 64-bit application under Mac OS X Snow Leopard, due later this year.

Mobile

Only Google should be mad about having to change Android

Google has been hit with a massive fine in a landmark antitrust case in Europe, and has been told to change the way it manages its Android operating system, or face a heavier financial hit.
Mobile

Apple's third iOS 12 beta may help you save a lot of data

At this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple unveiled its latest operating system, iOS 12. From app updates to group FaceTime, ARKit 2.0, and more, here are all the new features in iOS 12.
Computing

Chrome is still our favorite browser (but Firefox is catching up!)

Choosing a web browser for surfing the web can be tough with all the great options you have out there. Here we pit the latest versions of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to find the best browsers for most…
Home Theater

How to watch Amazon Instant Video on Chromecast or Android TV

Amazon won't add Chromecast capability to its Instant Video app for Android any time soon, and it won't release an app for Android TV. But there's still a way to get that video on your TV by using your computer and a browser extension.
Computing

Don’t like the Touch Bar? Too bad. Apple’s new Macbooks make it almost mandatory

Apple surprised the world by launching the 2018 update of its MacBook Pro. While these new six-core laptops are powerful, we were disappointed to learn that the entry-level models were completely out of luck.
Cars

The Cullinan is truly the Rolls-Royce of SUVs

At a private event in Los Angeles, CA, Rolls-Royce showed off its first-ever SUV. Built for wealthy families or height-inclined executives, the Cullinan is a groundbreaking model for one of the most esteemed brands on earth.
Computing

Google Chrome now consumes more memory due to a new Spectre fix

Version 67 of Google’s Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS now includes a new security feature called Site Isolation. It protects web surfers against Spectre-based attacks on the internet, but for a price.
Mobile

Visual snapshots on Google Assistant provides your day at a glance

Google's artificially intelligent bot, Google Assistant, is available on smart home speakers, smart home devices, iOS and Android phones, and it can do a whole lot of work on your behalf. Here are all of its features.
Computing

Which MacBook is worth your $1,300?

Apple may have new MacBook designs in the works, but some of its existing offerings are still well worth considering. In this comparison, we pit the MacBook 12-inch vs. MacBook Pro 13 to see which gives you the best bang for buck.
Cars

Ambitious but not rubbish: The best 'Top Gear' episodes

Since its relaunch in 2002, 'Top Gear' has become required viewing for any serious petrolhead. The great moments from this show may seem too numerous to count, but we've managed to pick some of the highlights from the first 25-odd seasons.
Mobile

Apple fixes its battery drain issue with iOS 11.4.1 update

Apple's iOS 11 is the latest version of the company's mobile operating system, but it still has some issues to be worked out. We've searched the internet to find the biggest iOS 11 problems, along with some potential solutions.
Computing

Stop dragging windows on your Mac. Here's how to use Split View to multitask

The latest iterations of MacOS offer a native Split View feature that can automatically divide screen space between two applications. Here's how to use Split View on a Mac, adjust it as needed, and how it can help out.
Product Review

The MacBook Pro has been updated with 8th-gen processors, but is it worth buying?

The MacBook Pro is a controversial laptop these days -- and that's unfortunate. Due to some divisive changes Apple made to the functionality of the MacBook Pro, fans are more split. Does the 8th-gen refresh change that?
Mobile

Pop-up cams could be the next must-have feature for phone privacy nuts

Phones with pop-up cameras, such as the Vivo Nex and the Oppo Find X, may be exposing nefarious plans to record our activities using the selfie camera. Certain apps are opening the camera at unusual times, prompting security fears.
Mobile

Want to watch Netflix in bed or browse the web? We have a tablet for everyone

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now whatever your budget.
Mobile

OpenSignal names T-Mobile the best mobile network in almost all categories

According to the latest OpenSignal report, T-Mobile takes first place for fastest 4G download speed. In comparison to its competitors, the carrier also snagged the top spots in almost all other categories.
Computing

Lost without Print Screen? Here's a few ways to take a screenshot on your Mac

Whether you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts or applications such as Grab and Preview, this guide will teach you how to take a screenshot on a Mac. Once you know how, you'll be able to capture images within seconds.
Mobile

These are the best video chat apps to help you stay in touch

Though still relatively new, video chat apps can help you connect with people from around the world. Here are our personal favorites to help you keep in touch regardless of smartphone OS.
Mobile

These might be the best photos shot with an iPhone in 2018

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) announced its official winners of its 11th annual global competition. Each one was selected from thousands of entries spanning over 140 countries around the world.
Computing

Benchmark test shows Core i9 severely throttled in 15-inch MacBook Pro

YouTuber Dave Lee is reporting what we already expected would happen with Apple’s latest MacBook Pro refresh with the Core i9-8950HK six-core CPU crammed inside: Throttling. There is just not enough space in the thin chassis.
Mobile

With a public API, Venmo’s default privacy settings expose private user data

Fans of Venmo may want to consider changing their privacy settings. A security researcher was able to analyze over 200 million Venmo transactions through its public API, which exposed many private details about its users.