Apple released on Monday updates to a number of its software offerings, including OS X, iTunes and Safari. The updates included security patches for all and other feature and design updates for some.
This is the first sneak peek Apple has given Web and app developers of the browser's upcoming features and tweaks, following in the footsteps of Microsoft and other browser makers who already offer developer previews.
Some Mac and iPhone users are reporting a problem that causes Safari to crash when attempting to type in the address bar.
An address-spoofing bug could be used to trick Safari users into thinking that they are visiting a legitimate site when they are in fact connected to a bogus website.
Apple has plugged 17 security vulnerabilities in the Safari browser's WebKit engine, which renders Web pages in the browser.
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Google is launching Blink, an open-source rendering engine spinning out of WebKit, the engine powering browsers including the company's own Chrome as well as archrival Apple's Safari.
The average U.S. consumer now spends an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes per day on smartphones and tablets, dedicating 80 percent of that time--about 2 hours and 7 minutes--to mobile applications and the remaining 31 minutes to surfing the mobile Web, mobile app analytics firm Flurry reports.
Mozilla said it will not expand its Firefox browser to the iOS mobile operating system until Apple relaxes its stance against third-party browser technology.
Opera Software, the company behind the popular mobile browser of the same name, confirmed it will scrap its Presto rendering engine in favor of WebKit, a move to increase its competitiveness on Google's Android and Apple's iOS.