Apple has pushed Safari 5.0.1 out the door for Mac OS X (10.5 or newer) and Windows, patching security issues—including a problem that could see the browser’s AutoFill forms functionality reveal personal data and (potentially) Address Book information. However, perhaps more significant in the long rung is that Apple has finally unveiled its Extensions Gallery, a collection off add-ons for Safari that can be used to extend the browser’s functionality, by doing things like tying it into social networks and cloud services, news updates, photo sites, mapping services, and more.
“Safari 5 has been a big hit, and user response to the innovative new Safari Reader has been fantastic,” said Apple VP of Mac OS X marketing Brian Croll, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to see so many leading developers creating great extensions and think our users are going to love being able to customize Safari.”
Apple’s Safari browser works on Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.2 or later; for Windows, it requires Windows XP SP2 or later.
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