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  • Apple Unveils Safari 5.0.1 with Extensions and Plugs Security Threat



    Apple has rolled out Safari 5.0.1, the newest tip-top version of its Web browser. Via the newly launched gallery (or straight from a dev's site), users can now download the extensions, which are powerful, sophisticated, and deliver some pretty nifty new features, like web filtering programs and even toolbars that serve up live web feeds.

    Extensions are a great way for you to add new features to Safari 5.0.1. Built by developers, Safari Extensions use the latest HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript web technologies.
    Overall, the update comes as a pretty effective means to advance the browser to where other big players - like Firefox - have been for a while. Jam packed in the update are extensions from Twitter, Bing, eBay, Amazon, MLB, etc. The Safari Extensions Gallery can be accessed from the Safari menu or at extensions.apple.com. Apple points out that you can download and install extensions with "a single click" and without the need to close and re-open your browser. In case you're wondering, extensions are automatically updated and you can manage the extensions according to your preferences - easily enabling or disabling individual extensions as you see fit.

    Amidst heightened security concerns in recent weeks, Apple is making it clear that Safari Extensions are sandboxed. "In addition to activating extensions," Apple Insider noted, "Apple's latest update to the Safari Web browser also plugs a potentially dangerous security hole that could allow hackers to obtain a user's personal information." Fortunately, greater security is backed up by greater stability, with Safari extensions running exclusively in the browser. I'm happy to report a smooth and seamless process in installing and enjoying the new extensions, with user customization as effortless but also as sophisticated as one would hope.

    To get Safari 5.0.1, click here.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Unveils Safari 5.0.1 with Extensions and Plugs Security Threat started by Michael Essany View original post