With all the excitement this week surrounding the announcement of the iPhone 4, it almost seemed like an afterthought that Safari 5 became available on the same day. In fact, Steve Jobs didn't even mention the major update during his keynote speech at the World Wide Developers Conference. But we've had a chance to check out the latest features for Apple's flagship Web browser, and we're impressed with most everything Apple has done.
AOL says it's hiring hundreds of journalists, which they seem to do all the time, and then they're never heard from again ... hmm. In other news today, Pulse seems to have a pulse again, while the New York Times is on life support and doesn't even know it, and we're putting together a little hit list of doomed Twitter-related apps. Oh, and if you pirated the "Hurt Locker" movie, we totally know your IP address.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
One of Safari 5's new features that Apple is touting is the "Safari Reader," which allows you to focus on the content of an article and leave out flashing advertisements, links, and polls, and other sidebar information that accompany most Web content these days. The feature is welcome, but some people are having a confusing time figuring out exactly how it works and when it will work.… Read more
Apple has released the latest version of its Safari browser that includes fixes for four dozen security holes, mostly in the open-source WebKit technology and many of which leave a computer open to compromise by drive-by-download attacks from visiting a malicious Web page.
The release updates the browser to display a warning before navigating to an HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) or HTTPS (secure HTTP) Web address containing user information, to better … Read more
After installing version 5.0 of the Safari browser, a few people are reporting the program crashes whenever they try to open it. Even after trying some general troubleshooting steps the browser still crashes, which could mean something small has been overlooked, but also could mean there was a problem with the installation.… Read more
On today's show, Podfather Adam Curry joins us for gloves-off battles about everything from whether Apple should put out the iPhone for Verizon (Adam says no) to what Nokia used to produce (boots, turns out), and just what exactly is wrong with Nokia. Be warned, today's episode pushes the boundary of indeterminate length!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
As anyone who loves technology knows, an Apple keynote is like the Super Bowl. No one expects to make much noise in the sporting world immediately following the biggest game of the year.
Nevertheless, there are still news stories moving and shaking. From Tuesday morning's edition of Loaded:
Apple launches Safari 5 for Mac and Windows PCs
Adobe partners with Greystripe to bring Flash to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch in a roundabout way
Sanyo shows off 3D projectors
Nike launches … Read more
UPDATE: This problem was swiftly addressed by Netflix.
Safari 5.0 has been out for about a day, and some people have found that a few websites do not work properly with the new version. One highly used site that is having problems is Netflix, where the streaming video feature has stopped working for people who have upgraded.… Read more
Monday's debut of Apple's Safari 5 Web browser was one of the Worldwide Developers Conference rumors that preceded the event over the weekend, and it surprised many Steve Jobs prognosticators that he left the stage without announcing it. Then came an Apple press release on PRNewswire.com, but no browser. Then the press release disappeared, apparently a second stumble following a rare trip-up for Steve Jobs' tightly controlled message machine during the iPhone 4 announcement, and shortly after that the browser made its debut.