Safari 5.0.1 brings plethora of extensions, patches vulnerabilities

July 29, 2010 weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- After the release of Safari 5 last month, Thursday, July 28th, Apple introduced a smoother, more efficient version, deeming it Safari 5.0.1.

The new and improved net application has downloadable features for the browser and a Safari reader that allows multiple web pages in a single window without the lag you might normally experience, among other perks.

The new Safari 5.0.1 can be accessed from Safari or a dedicated Apple website, with many extension categories such as News, Entertainment, Search Tools, , Shopping and more. With the click of the mouse, extensions can be downloaded directly from the gallery without re-starting the browser.

Though, some have noted a lull in certain buttons still not up to par, one of the bigger complaints regarding Safari 5, is the extensions' slow-load time and the ever-looming fear the tabs would lock or close when more than one is open at a time. There are still certain obstacles with some extensions, such as the lull or testy buttons, Apple addressed the performance issues head on and seem to have made a dent in the vulnerability department overall. One major issue de-bugged in particular is the Auto Fill feature that may have contributed to the use of harvesting by hijackers, which will give all Safari users peace of mind when browsing.

With competitors such as Chrome, , and , Safari fights to see the number one spot, and with Apple developers continuously working to improve already sustainable versions, it may very well happen.

Explore further: Nokia develops a new browser for Series 60 by using open source software

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