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Safari 4.0 Final

At WWDC 2009 Apple announced the release of Safari 4.0 final with a same day release.

Here are some of the basic features

  • Top Sites
    See your favorite websites at a glance. Open one with a single click.
  • Cover Flow
    Flip through your site history or bookmarks like you flip through albums in iTunes.
  • Full History Search
    Easily retrieve sites you’ve seen before. Spot the one you want in Cover Flow.
  • Nitro Engine
    Wait less. Browse more. Surf the web with the world’s fastest browser.
  • Windows Native Look and Feel
    Vista and XP users: feel right at home in Safari for Windows.
  • Developer Tools
    Access the best suite of development tools ever included in a browser.
    Continue reading Safari 4.0 Final

WWDC 2009 – Key Points

After watching the video for WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) 2009  can now do the related blog post.
Over all I feel these were the important things that mattered.

Hardware Refreshes

  • 13″ White Plastic Macbook
    Speed Increase ,New Price
  • 13″ MacBook Pro (Previously MacBook)
    Speed Increase ,New extended life battery (non user replaceable) ,SD card slot, Firewire 800, 500gb max HD, 256gb SSD optional ,Line in jack removed ,joins The pro lineup, New price
  • 15″ MacBook Pro
    Speed Increase ,SD card slot, New extended life battery (non user replaceable) ,Express Card slot removed, 500gb max HD, 256gb SSD optional, New price
  • 17″ MacBook Pro
    Speed Increase ,SD Card slot, 500gb max HD, 256gb SSD optional, New Price
  • MacBook Air
    Speed Increase , 500gb max HD, 256gb SSD optional, New Price

Software Refreshes

  • iPhone OS 3.0
    June 17th launch, Free upgrade for iPhone owners, $9.95 upgrade for iPod Touch owners
  • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    September launch, $29 upgrade for 10.5 owners, $49 family pack
  • Safari 4
    OS native theme, faster javascript, cover flow for bookmarks and history, easy access to your top sites

New Hardware

  • iPhone 3G S
    Faster, better battery life, voice control, video recording, 3 megapixel camera, auto focus camera

Alternative Browsers: OmniWeb [Mac]

Ever considered trying a different browser on your Mac? Well OmniWeb may be for you. This browser use to be shareware at the $15 US price but it has been free ever since 5.9.

This browser is feature packed and offers far more than Safari,Firefox and others. It is based on WebKit (Same as Safari).

In my testing its not that bad after you get use to the tabs on the side in a drawer. It even imported my Firefox bookmarks better than Safari did.

Check it out @ http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omniweb/

OmniWeb 5.9

Safari 4 Beta for Windows and Mac

Well it is that time again Apple has relased the Safari 4 beta For Mac OS X 10.4/10.5 and Windows XP/Vista (I’m sure it will work in Windows 7 Beta). This time around it brings a new javascript engine called Nitro that claims to be the fastest. Som more of the new features include: Coverflow in bookmarks manager, 3d style top sites view that shows sites that you view often, top title bar style tabs, and the most important of the features is os native themes (It now looks proper on windows). Yes all of that does sound much like Google Chrome (Except the coverflow bookmarks) but it is done its own style.

The bookmark manager stil exibits the same issues as the prvious versions… the issue is where sometimes titles are not imported right from firefox exported bookmarks.html. Bookmarks access is a pain for those who choose to hide the bookmarks bar due to the auto hide menu bar (Which you can set to always show). And if you hide the bookmarks bar you loose access to the Bookmarks and Top Sites buttons.

Over all it is a good browser but is not enough to get me to switch from my Chrome knock off Firefox setup. For those looking to try another browser you can check it out at apples site (http://www.apple.com/safari/).

Safari 4 Beta for Windows - Classic Safari 4 Beta for Windows - Luna
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Safari 4 Beta for mac - Leopard