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Apple on Wednesday rolled out updated versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X, bringing fixes for WebKit corruption issues and other security concerns.




According to the security release notes accompanying Apple's latest Safari versions, the new software address a WebKit vulnerability that could allow for termination of arbitrary code after a user visits a malicious website.

Apple said it patched issues with memory corruption in WebKit by employing "improved memory handling," but offered no further detail on the matter. Looking at the list of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures IDs (CVE-IDs), Apple discovered five issues fixed with today's release, while credit for the other two was given to Google's Chrome Security Team and an anonymous researcher.

A Safari update in May addressed a nearly identical WebKit problem that could cause Macs to unexpectedly crash.

Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6 are free downloads that can be accessed via Software Update. The new software is available for OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks, OS X 10.7.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.8.5 Lion.
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Snappier 1wink.gif
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Snappier 1wink.gif

Wait till you try version 7.1 1smoking.gif

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Seems snappier.

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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post
Wait till you try version 7.1 1smoking.gif

Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead? I’ve never liked that. I suppose the existence of the filter (two orange-yellow pixels) means it’s a cigarette, but that’s no better.

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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post
Wait till you try version 7.1 1smoking.gif

Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead? I’ve never liked that. I suppose the existence of the filter (two orange-yellow pixels) means it’s a cigarette, but that’s no better.

 

I agree; why not a pipe?

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Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead?

 

Because he lives in Colorado?

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I wish Apple would release another Yosemite beta...this Safari issues in the first public beta are beyond annoying...especially the crashing when clicking on the Address Bar and sometimes Tab Bar.

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I wish Apple would release another Yosemite beta...this Safari issues in the first public beta are beyond annoying...especially the crashing when clicking on the Address Bar and sometimes Tab Bar.

 

NEWSFLASH: it's a beta. If you don't want to use a crashing Safari, stick to Mavericks.

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NEWSFLASH: it's a beta. If you don't want to use a crashing Safari, stick to Mavericks.


NEWSFLASH...no shit sherlock! I was just saying I hope they fix it soon. 

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Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead?

He is not the sunglasses emoticon, he is Smokey.  Why would Smokey not be smoking? A better question would be why do forum posters think that Smokey is cool or clever and include it in their post?

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I agree; why not a pipe?

Yeah a crack pipe! And change his skin color to black or brown. /s

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Originally Posted by macxpress View Post
I wish Apple would release another Yosemite beta...this Safari issues in the first public beta are beyond annoying...especially the crashing when clicking on the Address Bar and sometimes Tab Bar.

 

I’ve found that the Address Bar will only crash Safari (and consistently crash Safari) after having deleted history entries (I have iCloud syncing on).

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Because he lives in Colorado?

Or Washington State.1smoking.gif
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I’ve found that the Address Bar will only crash Safari (and consistently crash Safari) after having deleted history entries (I have iCloud syncing on).


Mine, my roommate, and some other friends using Yosemite Beta locks up constantly just by clicking on the address bar. It sometimes does it when clicking on tabs but that more rare. I expect a second public beta to be released soon. I've reported many issues and feature requests to Apple using the Feedback app. 

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Originally Posted by macxpress View Post
Mine, my roommate, and some other friends using Yosemite Beta locks up constantly just by clicking on the address bar. 

 

Ah, the PB. The DPs don’t seem to do that.

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He is not the sunglasses emoticon, he is Smokey.  Why would Smokey not be smoking? A better question would be why do forum posters think that Smokey is cool or clever and include it in their post?

It's actually an e-cigarette, and his presence is to test your tolerance.
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Originally Posted by redefiler View Post
It’s actually an e-cigarette...

 

That’s some awfully visible water vapor.

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That’s some awfully visible water vapor.

Maybe he's just a vigorous consumer?
On a very cold day?
With a festive streamer attached to the end?
While standing on a very powerful exhaust vent?

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Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead?

Because he lives in Colorado?

Rocky Mountain high has such a deeper meaning these days. Yeah, man... yeah...
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Why on earth is our sunglasses emoticon a pothead? I’ve never liked that. I suppose the existence of the filter (two orange-yellow pixels) means it’s a cigarette, but that’s no better.

You know, I never even notices he/she was smoking! Then again, in my mind .. I always hear the immortal words from 'The Mask' ... 'Smokin' when I use it ... so at some level I must have been aware it was. But ... 'Smokin'' doesn't mean 'smoking' to me, it means ... well ... 'Smokin'! If you see what I mean.

Hey I didn't fake my version number!
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He is not the sunglasses emoticon, he is Smokey.  Why would Smokey not be smoking? A better question would be why do forum posters think that Smokey is cool or clever and include it in their post?

Your critisism noted and your un-directed question is answered, hopefully, if you read my post above to TS. Maybe you'll be able to grasp my reason for using at least .... Used in the context I meant, it is very appropriate for a word play referring to a new Safari ...If not watch The Mask.

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Or Washington State.1smoking.gif

or Michigan:smokey:

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I downloaded safari 7.1 and noticed that I don't have the "wayback" button anymore to archive websites. Anybody notice this? 

 

i

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Originally Posted by sc_markt View Post
I downloaded safari 7.1 and noticed that I don't have the "wayback" button anymore to archive websites. 

 

The what now?

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The what now?


This:

http://archive.org/web/

 

There was a button on the last version of safari that I would often use (and sometimes inadvertently hit) that sent the page address you had open to this site where it would save the web page. Its gone I think...

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