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Internet Explorer 10 Drops Vista Support – Slashdot

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Internet Explorer 10 Drops Vista Support – Slashdot. The reaction on this Slashdot thread seems like a knee jerk reaction. Lets compare to how Apple does things.

Apple limits Safari to which OS it wants to support. The most current version of Safari supports 10.6 and 10.5. It doesn’t support Tiger 10.4. So for IE 10 which is the next browser and really planned for Windows 8, it breaks down as follows. Current OS support, check. Previous OS support Windows 7 check. Previous to that (Vista) or 10.4 equivalent no support. Whats the problem?

Safari vs. Firefox 4 vs. Opera vs. Chrome

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I have written about a security problem with Safari before and my problems with Firefox. Since I normally use Chrome I have been experiencing more weird behavior lately. Times where it will freeze on non flash pages and crashing. So I thought it was time that I tested Opera again. I haven’t used it for several years. It just seemed that its rendering problems in the past were too big to deal with.

So I downloaded it and using it now. I am very impressed. I immediately noticed how good the text looked. The speed is on the same level with Chrome, and it enforces policy even more strictly than Chrome does. For example I tried to log into StumbleUpon with Opera and Opera told me that its TLS was inconsistent and that it couldn’t establish a good secure connection. I had installed an extension called Redirect to HTTPS and it gave me this error, when a similar HTTPS force extension on Chrome did not warn me. Very good!

I am going to continue to use Opera for at least a week. If it is better I will probably make another post and let everyone know the equivalent extensions for safe, and ad-free targeting for the average joe. Have a great Friday everyone!

Safari browser at risk for Certificate deception

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This is a concerning and surprising thing that Apple would do. I can understand they want the best performance but that risk is too big to take. I tried Firefox 4 yesterday and it was slow and buggy. So it seems Chrome would probably be the fastest and safest browser for the Mac at present. You can read more at this article including a link to a fix:

Digital certificate theft shines spotlight on Safari limitation

No Safari and no YouTube after updating iOS 4.2.1

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JimHdk has the most likely solution.

You may have turned on restrictions for Safari & Youtube.

Go to Settings > General > Restrictions

If this is not the case do a Restore of your S/W via iTunes.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – No Safari and no YouTube after updating ….


Late Afternoon at Upper Proxy Falls photo

Sort of a metaphor for life. The rockiness can make things beautiful.

Safari/Youtube/iTunes/App Store All Not …

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via Apple – Support – Discussions – Safari/Youtube/iTunes/App Store All Not …. disel vdub suggestions worked.

You tried resetting all settings on the device by going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings?

There is no reset in iTunes, are you stating that you did a restore? If you did a restore, did you restore as a new device or from your backup?

What you describe sounds like an issue in the settings of your device. If you have not already, restore as a new device.


Chrome, Safari reach record browser share highs

Chrome, Safari reach record browser share highs Browsers. I wonder if web designers are excited about this.  I know that many are frustrated with the way that IE does business.

Macintoshes are still vulnerable to one-click takeovers

TidBITS Safe Computing: Apple’s Security Past Defines Its Future. Concerning isn’t it? The article states:

Just yesterday I saw engineers at security software maker Immunity (in a Web-based demonstration) exploit an up-to-date version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard via Safari using a new, unpatched, WebKit vulnerability. All it took was a clicking on a single link to give the attacker full control over the Mac.