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Two mainstream websites on Monday appeared to activate push notifications for Safari, a new feature built into Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks that allows sites to send out updates to Mac users via the Web.

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First spotted by MacRumors, the NBA.com and The New York Times have apparently activated support for the feature, but have yet to send out any notifications. Other sites are expected to follow suit once Apple officially releases Mavericks to the public, which could come soon, as the company is widely expected to announce the new operating system alongside next-generation iPads at a special event in San Francisco on Tuesday.

The Safari push notification service is one of the many new additions Mavericks will bring to OS X. The system works in much the same way as app notifications, such as OS X Mail, which displays a pop-up message box when a new message is received. For the Web-based version, alerts and banners will contain a website's icon, a short text message and clickable hyperlink. Like Notification Center in iOS, users will be able to receive messages even when Safari isn't running.

Currently, OS X Mountain Lion only supports app notifications, which are accessible from the Notification Center. Mavericks will for the first time bring Web-routed notifications to Apple's desktop OS.

In early September, Apple sent out emails urging web developers to "get ready" for Safari push notifications ahead of Mavericks' public debut. The company issued the gold master, or finalized version, of Mavericks to devs in early October, suggesting a rollout is close at hand.

Apple is expected to announce a firm availability date for OS X 10.9 Mavericks at its iPad event tomorrow, with the new operating system possibly being ready for sale shortly thereafter.
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Sounds like we could get a release today.

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would love that!

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That option is being turned straight off. Last thing I want is my desktop being spammed with offers and reminders from websites.
post #5 of 36
Push notification SPAM. Awesome.
It's like going back to the late nineties with browser pop ups and pop unders.
Great idea Apple.
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Is this limited to websites or would I receive all iOS app notifications as well?
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Hey Mac developers, Mavericks is out in less than 12 hours, how come my Mountain Lion App Store is not showing tonnes of app updates so that when I install Mavs all my apps are already ready?

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Hey Mac developers, Mavericks is out in less than 12 hours, how come my Mountain Lion App Store is not showing tonnes of app updates so that when I install Mavs all my apps are already ready?

Because in an OS based on true OOP-APIs the vast majority of apps shouldn't be affected by the OS upgrade and simply inherit a variety of new behaviors.
Of course that won't apply to x-platform junk like what Adobe pushes on people, but they will take until 2020 to adopt 10.9 APIs anyway given their track record of adopting Apple's APIs....
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Is this exclusive to Maverick or it's universal? Like when you allow one website it'll send the notification even when you're on mobile Safari?

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That option is being turned straight off. Last thing I want is my desktop being spammed with offers and reminders from websites.

It's per website. I take it the notifications you'll get from NBA would be sport score related. I.E. Something you'll actually want. As opposed to spam like Full Fat spits out: I had to delete their game for that very reason. That game didn't deserve to stay on my iPhone.
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post #11 of 36

Looks like I have some sort of dogma.

 

Safari just keeps getting better and better (looks like safari 7 is great), with so many great and innovative features, but Google Chrome syncs with my Android device.

 

Oh well, f*ck it, safari it is.

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great. more spam/ads. can't wait to have to disable notifications on every website i visit or have already bookmarked.
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great. more spam/ads. can't wait to have to disable notifications on every website i visit or have already bookmarked.

This is OFF by default, isn't it?  It does seem that many people are over-reacting - I think this could be a really useful feature; turn it on for your favourite restaurant, newspaper, game, flight company, whatever - see if the particular website's notifications are useful - if not, turn it off for that website. Sounds good to me. Am I wrong about the way this works?

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great. more spam/ads. can't wait to have to disable notifications on every website i visit or have already bookmarked.

This is OFF by default, isn't it?  It does seem that many people are over-reacting - I think this could be a really useful feature; turn it on for your favourite restaurant, newspaper, game, flight company, whatever - see if the particular website's notifications are useful - if not, turn it off. Sounds good to me. Am I wrong about the way this works?

Exactly! Finally someone who get's it...

 

Some of these posters have some problems moving forward.

It surprises me there's no one with "Snow Leopard it is, then.".

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This is OFF by default, isn't it?  It does seem that many people are over-reacting - I think this could be a really useful feature; turn it on for your favourite restaurant, newspaper, game, flight company, whatever - see if the particular website's notifications are useful - if not, turn it off for that website. Sounds good to me. Am I wrong about the way this works?

I've read it as on by default.

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I think the service is on by default, but you have to approve every website.  A bit like how location services is on by default on your iPhone, but each app has to request its own permission to use them.  And you can turn off location services globally if you want, just like you'll be able to turn off Safari notifications.

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I think the service is on by default, but you have to approve every website.  A bit like how location services is on by default on your iPhone, but each app has to request its own permission to use them.  And you can turn off location services globally if you want, just like you'll be able to turn off Safari notifications.

Ok, well that's sounds fine to me as well. Thanks for your help.

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That option is being turned straight off. Last thing I want is my desktop being spammed with offers and reminders from websites.

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Push notification SPAM. Awesome.
It's like going back to the late nineties with browser pop ups and pop unders.
Great idea Apple.

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great. more spam/ads. can't wait to have to disable notifications on every website i visit or have already bookmarked.

Are you all getting so much spam from MacRumors, the NBA.com, and The New York Times in your email that you're already making irrational judgements before ever trying it? Personally, I've never once had spam from those sites. At least with this you have control of what sites can send you messages, unlike with email spam where your email address can be sold to other companies or simply guessed by a bot sending out mass spam.
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Originally Posted by ascii View Post
Hey Mac developers, Mavericks is out in less than 12 hours, how come my Mountain Lion App Store is not showing tonnes of app updates so that when I install Mavs all my apps are already ready?

 

Because you don’t know that, first of all.

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Because you don’t know that, first of all.

C'mon, yeah we do. Craig Federighi will demo it, and then say "Available... (dramatic pause) Today."

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C'mon, yeah we do. Craig Federighi will demo it, and then say "Available... (dramatic pause) Today."

 

I figure Friday.

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I've read it as on by default. Dunno.
http://www.cultofmac.com/234967/keep-notifications-off-the-lock-screen-in-mavericks-beta-os-x-tips/

How is that even relevant to the topic?

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I think the service is on by default, but you have to approve every website.  A bit like how location services is on by default on your iPhone, but each app has to request its own permission to use them.  And you can turn off location services globally if you want, just like you'll be able to turn off Safari notifications.

Sorry, misreading your post.


Edited by matrix07 - 10/22/13 at 6:59am
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Originally Posted by Evilution View Post

That option is being turned straight off. Last thing I want is my desktop being spammed with offers and reminders from websites.

 

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Originally Posted by Squuiid View Post

Push notification SPAM. Awesome.
It's like going back to the late nineties with browser pop ups and pop unders.
Great idea Apple.
 
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great. more spam/ads. can't wait to have to disable notifications on every website i visit or have already bookmarked.

 

To those above, and all others claiming "SPAM, great" etc.

1) You have to have Notification Center turned on on you Mac.

2) You have to visit a website and Allow push notifications to be sent to you.

3) You have control, more control, than is out there today

4) Step off the ledge until you see it implemented.

 

Also, it will be the same CNN, NYT, etc alerts you get on your iPhone if you choose to with those iPhone apps.

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Is this limited to websites or would I receive all iOS app notifications as well?

 

This is just websites. You will not be able to get all your iOS notifications on your Mac

 

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I think the service is on by default, but you have to approve every website.  A bit like how location services is on by default on your iPhone, but each app has to request its own permission to use them.  And you can turn off location services globally if you want, just like you'll be able to turn off Safari notifications.

 

Bingo.

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Is there a list of supported sites, anywhere? Assuming CNN is going to take advantage.

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C'mon, yeah we do. Craig Federighi will demo it, and then say "Available... (dramatic pause) Today."

 

And Ireland adds... "For free."  :p

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

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Originally Posted by PScooter63 View Post

And Ireland adds... "For free."  :p

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

 

I like the unintentional joke here of both Ireland the user and the country.

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Are you warmed up and ready for today?  I expect big things out of you...

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Originally Posted by Andysol View Post
Are you warmed up and ready for today?  I expect big things out of you...

 

Ah, warming up; thanks for reminding me.

 

*ahem*

 

… Shut up and go away. Shut UP and go away. Shut up and go… AWAY.

 

Now for some stretches and I should be good to go.

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How is that even relevant to the topic?

oOPS!! Wrong link, but right info. It's on by default. . .1embarassed.gif Thanks for the heads-up
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Are you warmed up and ready for today?  I expect big things out of you...

 

I, for one, hope he is well oiled and ready to go. There are going to be some really, REALLY, stupid comments coming from resident trolls and malcontents who will find fault with every single product that is discussed or released today. They always come slithering out of the woodwork after these events. And we now have the c|net king of the iHater trolls infesting the place. I'm sure we'll hear some lying nonsense out of him.

 

The Tall one is the only member here who has the coconuts to deal with this slime.

post #32 of 36
It'll obviously be turned on as standard and it goes without saying that you'll have to visit the site to get these notifications however, how important will the pop up news be if they don't just update their front page with whatever bit of info it is? It might start off useful but it will become the new pop up. You can't tell me that sites aren't going to start abusing it.
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That option is being turned straight off. Last thing I want is my desktop being spammed with offers and reminders from websites.

I will be doing the same thing, looked like a stupid feature TO ME, just my opinion. 

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Originally Posted by starbird73 View Post

This is just websites. You will not be able to get all your iOS notifications on your Mac

Really? I seem to remember some mention of a notification sync feature.
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This is just websites. You will not be able to get all your iOS notifications on your Mac

 Thank you

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Really? I seem to remember some mention of a notification sync feature.

A lot of people, including me, remembered it that way. Maybe some sites reported it that way. But I think they actually say something to the effect of "just like on your iOS device"

Granted, apps like reminders, mail, calendar, messages, plus Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr (which have account tie-ins to the OS) act a lot more like iOS.
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