It seems like an eternity ago that everyone was talking about RockMelt (including MacLife.com!), then the invitations arrived, folks poked around and the chatter subsided. That may change this week now that the social browser has received its first big update.
In an effort to make your viewing of our newly redesigned website all that it can be, Apple has released an update to Safari 5 for both OS X and Windows versions. The update repairs a problem that, in the past, has prevented some users from submitting web forms and corrects an issue that prevented some web surfers from viewing Google image results if Flash version 10.1 was installed on their system.
It doesn’t happen often anymore, but once in a while I’ll surf to a page that won’t open in Safari, and I get a message saying something like, “Sorry, you are using a browser that isn’t supported. Please use a supported browser.” I’m using Safari 5, if that matters. Should I just stick with Chrome or Firefox all the time?
We've got good news for all you Boxee users out there--according to GigaOm, Boxee Lead Apps Developer Rob Spectre says that Boxee's current integrated browser, which is based on Mozilla Gecko, is going to be replaced by WebKit. The new browser, which will be included in the next major Boxee update, is an attempt to fully utilize HTML5 and should allow users to access even more video content.
Yikes! First Apple's own Snow Leopard cut support for PowerPC processors, and now it's highly possibly that Firefox will follow suit. Firefox director Mike Beltzner himself has proclaimed that he's gathering data on the number of PowerPC users use Firefox, but it's unlikely that they will be supported anymore.
Amongst all the hubbub of the new iPhone 4 and the iOS operating system, the internet overlooked another essential software update--Safari 5. Apple had recently released a press release regarding the launch of Safari 5, with extensions, but a quick visit to Apple's site turns up negative.