Safari 8.0.2

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User-friendly and fast web browser that provides OS X users with a minimalist interface and a fast website rendering engine for getting to get any content available through the Internet as quickly as possible
NOTE: Safari 8.0.2 can be installed ONLY via the Mac App Store AND if you update to OS X Yosemite.

Safari
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Apple's lightweight and smooth-running internet browser is well known for its impressive performance and user-oriented interface.

Moreover, Safari enables you to quickly and effortlessly explore the web, watch videos, tweet webpages, email them to your friends, post them on your Facebook page or share them via Messages.

Unfortunately, the latest version of Safari is only available through Apple's Software Update, that automatically finds the newest version and allows you to make the update.

The first thing you will notice about Safari is its unified Smart Search field that allows you to use a search engine in order to find webpages or terms. Safari also uses your browsing history and bookmarks in order to suggest a Top Hit and auto-fill the rest of an URL.

Once you start using Safari to browse your favorite websites, you will be able to easily and effortlessly view all your open tabs and swipe between them thanks to Safari's support for multi-touch gestures.

Another useful Safari feature is the Reading List side panel that helps you save the URLs of multiple webpages you might want to revisit and read leader.

Beside being able to send tweets or post content on your Facebook page from within Safari, you can also continue to read a webpage on your iPhone or iPad thanks to the iCloud integration.

If you are concerned about privacy, you don't have to worry while using Safari because it comes with the private-browsing feature which is designed to hide your tracks.

Safari manages to launch and load pages in a matter of seconds thanks to the Nitro JavaScript and improved hardware acceleration. As a result, Safari needs under five seconds to launch and even less to load and navigate between pages.

In conclusion, Safari is a unobtrusive, smooth-running and fast web browser that in spite its lack of customization options manages to offer a secure and pleasant web browsing experience.

Reviewed by , last updated on December 12th, 2014


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Editor's Review
EXCELLENT
file size:
47.2 MB
price:
FREE!
license type:
Freeware
developed by:
Apple
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
binary format:
Intel only
category:
Home \ Internet Utilities
download hub:
Web Browser
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What's New in version 8.0.1
  • ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING SECURITY FLAWS:
  • WebKit:
  • Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.1
  • Impact: Style sheets are loaded cross-origin which may allow for data exfiltration
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Safari provides with all-new ways to find and enjoy the best of the web. It works with iCloud to give you a seamless...

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