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Experience the web with Safari. Apple makes this the fastest, easiest-to-use web browser.

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      26.03.2010 19:26
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      Its the only browser you need

      This is a review of the Safari Application for the Iphone and Ipod touch.
      *Requires internet connection

      Safari is the base browser for apple , and so it appears as one of the set applications on the Iphone when you get it and is unable to remove.

      The app is shown by the safari compass logo, and start up is instant ( of course , you need a internet connection ). The fact it opens up straight away is brilliant if your in a hurry and you just want to search for something without the waiting around.

      Safari itself is very basic , the build up of the page is, at the top is a the website box e.g. www.google.co.uk , a search box ( which searches through google ). Then in the center is your webpage, and at the bottom 5 buttons. A backward and forward button to switch between pages that you have been through, a plus button , a bookmark button and a multi-window button.

      The plus button opens up a box over the web page with the options of adding that page as a bookmark , adding that page to your home screen as a direct link, mail link to this page and cancel.
      Adding that page to your home creates a app logo of that page so you can press it and go straight there.
      Mail link opens a tab over the page so you can send a message and carry on with your browsing.

      The bookmark button brings up a list of bookmarked sites , as well as your history and useful links e.g. google, yahoo, apple, web apps and user guide. As well as this there is a edit button allowing you to delete bookmarks and make folders for them .

      The multi window button allows you to have around 7 tabs , pressing the multi-window button allows you to flick through them and tapping on one wil open it. Great if you are looking at different products and want to compare. There is also a new page button to add a tab , and the done button to return to the last open site.

      Safari also works in both landscape and portait all over the web , and full integration of the qwerty keyboard means it is very easy to type in searches or details. Safari is also a good browser as it supports pages in a way that makes them as freindly as possible for Iphone users , this makes all the buttons and search boxes more streamline, and easier to touch so you dont feel like its a chore to use internet on the Iphone.

      With the addition of the 3.0 update , Safari supports copy and paste , making it simple to copy a web link into notes or any amount of text/images. To do this , double tap at the end of the sentence and drag across it , upon release you will have the option to copy or paste.

      Safari also allows you to change the size of the web page , by using a pinching motion with your thumb and index finger. Pinch and drag out for bigger and in for smaller.

      Pressing on a image or link gives you the option to open it , open it in a new page , save the image or copy it.

      So thats safari on the Iphone , Its the only browser available for it but it does everything it is supposed to very well. Using it is a breeze and learning how to use it is a peice of cake , even if you havn't used an Iphone before. Not only that but it comes with the Iphone and its free , I really cant complain.

      P.S Holding the on/off switch and the home button together, makes the Iphone take a screenshot, very handy if you want to read an internet page when not connected to wifi.

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        04.11.2009 21:05
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        Highly recommended web browser from Apple providing quick and easy access to the internet

        Safari is Apple's hit Internet browser allowing for quick and easy access to the web with a load of extra features thrown in too.

        Setting up Safari is very easy, if you have a Mac it will come pre-installed so you'll be able to browse the web instantly. If you have a Windows based computer however you'll have to download it from apple's website. The install is very quick, without the need for a restart, so you'll be ready to go as soon as possible.

        When you first launch Safari you'll be treated to a quick welcome sequence that only happens the first time and then you go straight into the browser. Safari itself is very clean cut (especially on a Mac), a very efficient and minimalistic design much like Apple's other products, makes navigating the Internet so much easier.

        The browser itself offers many features common to other modern browsers such as bookmarks, tabs and private browsing, but you also get some bonus features thrown in without the need for add-ons such as pop-up and ad blockers as well as integration with other Apple software such as iPhoto and Mail.

        As well as these features if you have a Mac you are also treated to 64-bit running (which can be switched back to 32-bit) and a very intuitive crash resistance. Usually if something crashes in the browser the whole thing will shutdown, however with crash resistance it finds and isolates the crashed plug-in and terminates it before it crashes the whole browser, meaning you can continue to work and then just refresh that page if there's a problem.

        Safari also performs the best out of the major new web browsers. Surfing the web has never been quicker and the extra features make it a worthwhile switch. Inclusion of the design for cover flow makes browsing through your history so much easier and appealing, and the little things like an integrated search bar just add to the ease of use.

        The best thing for me about Safari 4 is the panoramic top sites page, activated by a small icon on the left hand side of the browser. This presents a panoramic display of your most visited sites, or the sites you want to choose and customise. You can also change and edit the appearance by having 24, 12 or 6 top sites.

        The only issue I have with Safari is that after upgrading to Snow Leopard some of the plug-ins such as Divx web browser aren't compatible in 64-bit mode meaning you have to switch back to 32-bit mode and lose features such as crash resistance.

        Overall though Safari is an amazing web browser and my personal favourite, speedy, efficient and full of new features, browsing the web has never been so enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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        07.10.2009 10:56
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        Try it for 5 minutes, but you'd be better off using Firefox

        I'm a Windows user and so my experiences with Safari have been limited. However, as a web developer, it's part of my job to know about all different web browsers and so I've been playing around with Safari for the last few weeks. My conclusion: I don't like it much.

        For anyone that doesn't know - Safari is a web browser along the lines of (the awful) Internet Explorer, (the brilliant) Firefox and (the pretty good) Google Chrome and Opera. It's available for Windows and Mac as a free download from apple.com/safari, although like most Apple software it's a prett hefty download at around 27mb without Quicktime or a hefty 47mb with Quicktime. Installation is fairly straight-forward.

        My first (and biggest) gripe with Safari is the fact that it takes so long to load up. Chrome and Opera load in a flash for me, Firefox has no problems (even with all the extensions and add-ons I have installed), but Safari seems to take an absolute age. The loading issue isn't helped by Apple's default start page that takes an age to load in itself.

        However, once it's going, Safari does seem to be a fairly stable browser. Pages load relatively quickly (although still noticeably slower than Google Chrome) and I don't think I've ever had it crash on me (although I don't give it as much hammer as I do to Firefox).

        Safari includes most of the features that you'll find on other browsers nowadays, including the ever-so-useful tabbed browsing. There's a small range of add-ons that you can install, but nothing like the plethora available to Firefox users.

        Safari retains the default Apple skin which will be familiar to Mac users, however it doesn't really work for me on a PC - my machine isn't cool enough to pull it off! There's also an iPod-like "cover flow" for your favourite websites, but this doesn't really do much for me as I never use Cover Flow on my iPod.

        To be honest, I can see why Mac users like Safari, but it's just too slow and clumbersome on a PC for me. If you're interested, my top web browser recommendations are:

        1. Firefox
        2. Google Chrome
        3. Opera
        4. Safari
        5. Death
        6. Internet Exploder

        Edit: just as a footnote... why is this a discussion (sorry, dooyoo lounge) category and not an actual product!? Grr!

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          03.10.2009 18:00
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          Get firefox it's much faster!

          I am no expert at the Safari browser and recently have discovered that my local college has apple mac's installed and open for use. On my first go of the Safari browser I found it odd and unuseful, and unfortunately I still find that today.

          One main reason why I hate the safari browser is you cannot open more than one at once! instead you get tabs and to get to each different tab you must endure 20 hours of mouse clicking! (well not 20 hours but something like that)
          Also I have tried and tried to make the Browser slightly bigger but it always ( yes, Always) disallows me from doing this. Me personally I like my browser to cover the whole screen but this won't allow me too.

          Aswell as this it has attempted and failed at trying to copy the Internet explorers 3 right hand corner buttons. Instead it has 3 buttons in the left hand corner, one red, one green and one yellow. The red means delete, the green cannot be used in the explorer but the yellow can and it means minimise.
          A funky way to copy!

          But this 'funky' way would be 'funky' if the browser wasn't so slow and unresponsive!
          It is like handling a Raging bull!

          But don't get me wrong I think this is a development for apple on they're over-expensive and over valued computers, slowly it is getting there and maybe one day they will shock the world.
          But I wouldn't recommend you to go and buy one just yet

          Thanks for reading

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          05.08.2009 01:58
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          People who know me will agree on one thing. I absolutely despise everything Apple. However, in the Safari browser I have found a shining light in what I otherwise consider as a corporation who designs for the lazy.

          Safari is a web browser much like Firefox or Internet Explorer that boasts that it is the fastest browser available. With some skepticism I decided to download the newest version, Safari 4, and give it a try on my PC.

          On installation you are confronted with the usual gimmicy Apple rubbish however following installation you encounter a browser that is not only what it claims to be, but so much more. I was surprised how much quicker the Safari browser powers up compared to its closest rival Google Chrome. Furthermore, i was impressed at the variety of measures Apple have taken to make this browser more friendly to Windows users. With built in integration with Windows XP and Vista themes, this browser no longer feels like an Apple branded product (something which annoys me about most of their products).

          In terms of features, the Safari browser posesses those which you would expect of your average browser and yet, Apple have managed to work in some of the better features from their other products as well.

          Macs are known to use Widget, small gadgets that sit on your desktop that allow you to do all manner of things. In Safari, there are built in Widgets and also many downloadable options that work on both Mac and PC. These can be incredibly useful shortcuts in performing certain tasks and can be fairly useful. I however believe they clutter up your desktop, but I shall not judge upon that.

          Another feature of the Safari browser is the Itunes coverflow design used to navigate through your recent browsing history. This is a new approach as opposed to the lists used in other browsers and is very unique. However, everytime I encounter it I think is it really practical or just for show?

          I'm not going to lie to you, Google Chrome was and possibly still is my favourite browser. However I find myself using Safari 4 more and more hoping that it will slip up in some way. So far it has not.

          It pains me to say it, but I think I was wrong in previously declaring either Firefox or Chrome as the king of browsers. We have a successor...

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          20.07.2009 14:12
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          A good browser which can only get better

          Back in the day you either used Netscape or Internet Explorer, now everyone's at with the likes of Google and Apple throwing their names into the realm of Internet browsers.

          I'm not really fussed about what browser to use but I was finding Internet Explorer slowing up with the current demands of the Internet and the share weight of whistles and bells advertisements that seem to litter web pages you visit on a daily basis.

          I had read that Apples latest release of Safari offered a good speed of internet browsing so I thought I'd give it a try and went for the free download.

          Taking on a similar mantle to the browsing used on their ipods and iphones, I found Safari a very slick looking operation. The most popular websites you frequent are all listed in small frames on the browser enabling you a one click option to go to the place where you frequent, pretty handy but if your computer doesn't take kindly to processing graphics speedily then it can slow down the whole operation. On the whole though I like the touches and ease of use it brings to browsing.

          But does Safari deliver on speed or is more of an ambling trek through a desert of Internet pages. Well I've certainly found it faster than Internet Explorer. Pages load faster, anything with Java in seems to process quickly and overall there's a lot less hanging around. If you're running mobile broadband dongle then you can sometimes get speed drops that really make the Internet a chore. Safari seems to help overcome some of those problems and frustrations.

          But I'm afraid to say I've also had some incompatibility issues with Safari in comparison to Internet Explorer.

          Problem 1 -

          BBC's Iplayer seems to have some response issues. I tried to play the latest Mayo/Kermode movie reviews and despite getting all the graphics there was zero response to hitting the play button. Something that didn't happen when loading the same thing into Internet Explorer.

          Problem 2 -

          Safari can't seem to access my online banking with Abbey. At first I thought the url's had changed, thus outdating my bookmarks. But this wasn't the case as again the same address had no problem in Internet Explorer.

          I've also experienced some crashing when visiting sites where there are flash applications or similar programs. It would appear that there are still teething problems with this browser when to comes to being compatiable with applications. But then that's the wonder of computers and software in general, there always some problems somewhere.

          I'm still continuing to use Safari and hopefully these little niggles get ironed out once they receive feedback from users. It's certainly a good browser and offers good response.
          It's just a shame that sometimes I still calling on the help of Internet Explorer which is somewhat cumbersome in comparison.

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            11.07.2009 14:28
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            You will never look back to your previous browser when you get this!!

            After getting prompted to download safari when updating my itunes i thought that i might as well do it to try it out. Being a little skeptical at first by the claims that it was the fastest browser ever i started to use and to my surprise it was very fast. There and then i set it to be my default browser and have been using it regularly ever since.

            It has a fairly plain interface and im not sure if you can change it but to be honest i dont really mind. One of the most useful things about the browser besides its speed is the fact that you can add tabs up the top to open your favourite pages (which i never had for Internet Explorer).

            There is not much to say about this software other than it is amazingly fast at opening pages and is very easy to use. I hear that it might not be as safe as firefox but i have never had any problems with it.

            Overall i would definently reccomend.

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              10.07.2009 21:53
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              The world's fastest and best Internet browser

              Safari is the world's fastest Internet browser, and with a recent update, Safari is now more efficient and pleasurable to use. You can download Safari for free, whether it is for Mac or PC. The latest version of Safari is version 4, and my current version is 4.0.1. It has the same look as version 3, however has a few of the more recent innovations seen in the iPhone integrated into the browser such as cover flow to show your top sites as well as cover flow to view your bookmarks.

              The Safari window has a grey toolbar at the top. The window is adjustable with the striped bottom right corner. To the very top left of the window, there are close, minimise and maximise buttons in red, yellow and green respectively. The top of the window will display the page name when you are browsing. Below this is another very simple row of features. Starting from the left are two back and forward buttons, used to skip between Internet pages. Just to the left of the address bar is a plus sign, which is used to bookmark current pages to the bookmarks bar or bookmarks menu. The address bar itself is in the middle of this row. On the left is where the symbol appears of the web page you are viewing. You can click this, which simply highlights the address bar so you can type a new one in from there. If not, you can click where you want to edit the address at ease. On the right of the address bar is a cross or circular arrow, which can be clicked to either stop loading or refresh the page.

              The compact design where one space has two functions enables the Safari window to look simple and conserve space compared to other browsers filled with toolbars. On the right hand side is a Google search bar. There is a symbol of a magnifying glass and an arrow to the left, which can be clicked to view past searches in this panel. If the Google search bar has not been used, 'Google' is displayed in faint grey writing to show you what it is.

              Below this main bar is the bookmark bar, where you can easily access bookmarks saved here. On the very left is an image of an open book, which can be clicked to view lists of your bookmarks. All of the options are under the title 'Collections', where you have: History, Bookmarks Bar, Bookmarks Menu, Address Book, Bonjour, All RSS Feeds. Most of these are self-explanatory but I am yet to use the Bonjour feature and the Address Book feature. Under History, the date is shown as well as the name of each page. Next to this is the address itself and you can double click any of the rows to access the page again. You can view your History and Bookmarks in cover flow where you can use a sideways mouse scroll or use the bar to slide across the pages. Each page is displayed in a mini panel and using cover flow, you can smoothly flow through the pages and see what they look like. This way, if you're looking for a page you visited, you may recognise the look.

              Next to the open book image is a 4x3 grid. This can be clicked to open up a large 4x3 grid that fills the Safari window. Here you can view your Top Sites in a modern cover flow designed page. You can also search your history from here, which is quite useful. The rest of this row contains all your bookmarks chosen for the Bookmark Bar. Clicking 'Bookmarks' when Safari is open can quickly access the ones chosen to be in the Bookmark Menu. You can also view your history quickly by clicking this heading when Safari is open.

              I find that using Safari is very efficient and simple. The window looks compact and neat and this really evokes a sense of simplicity. The browser is very fast and you can see a page loading in the address bar, as when you press enter, the blue highlighter fills up the address bar to show the loading progress. The page really does load once this highlighter reaches the end, compared to other browsers where the loading box is full, but the page still takes a while to load. Safari seems to be honest and accurate when it shows the progress of loading pages! When it comes to downloads, a simple grey download window will show up. You can press the clear button to erase your previous downloads. The bottom of the window shows the total number of downloads, which can be useful.

              That's pretty much all there is to Safari. It's very simple and the superb design echoes this. It's extremely fast and efficient - ideal for use by simple people. It does the job, and it does it well. It has every feature and more compared to other browsers, but with the added bonus of a superb design and lightening fast speed. Safari is known to be the world's fastest Internet browser, and I hope it stays this way as I have always enjoyed using this browser.

              Thanks for reading,

              Dan ©

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                14.02.2009 23:38
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                Apple's official internet browser - very quick, simple and easy to use

                The Safari browser is the official internet browser for Apple. You will find it pre-installed on all Macs and the iPod touch/iPhone too. The current latest version is 3.2.1 and this is the one I will be reviewing. Overall, I am very pleased with the browser as it is quick, simple and efficient. The browser starts up almost instantly once you click it to open it.

                The window has the Apple theme so contains the Apple-style 'close', 'minimise' and 'maximise' buttons at the top left (not right) in red, yellow and green respectively. The top of the window will read the web page title. Just below this is a line of all the important stuff. Starting at the left, you have the back/forward buttons. Next to this is a refresh button and there is then a button, which allows you to open a part of a page in the dashboard (on the leopard operating system, this is possible), which is very useful for taking quick snapshots. Beside this is a '+' sign, which is used to bookmark pages in the bookmark bar or menu. To the right of this is the main part where you type in addresses. You simply click this once to highlight it all so you can delete it all at the click of a button. You can then click again at a certain point to edit the address.

                To the right of this is the Google Browser, which is very useful if you need to quickly search for something on a reliable search engine such as Google. Below this is your bookmarks bar. On the very left is a sign of an open book. Clicking this will enable you to see all your bookmarks and organise and delete them. The browser has a grey colour scheme, which isn't the prettiest of things but it's modern.

                Safari is very easy to use, very quick and the thing I like the most is that the actual window isn't crammed full of useless stuff like Internet Explorer and Firefox. The window is very compact with everything you need in one place and it doesn't take up much room. With the addition of Google search engine in the top toolbar, you have everything you need. The only problem with Safari is that it isn't fully compatible with all sites, but nowadays this is very rare.

                Thanks for reading

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                  15.01.2009 17:22
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                  Will stick to explorer for now.

                  When I first started using Safari I was impressed by the sleek design and the useful links to popular sites.
                  The browser loads quickly and is easy to use although some things take longer than on internet explorer e.g. adding a site to favourites.
                  Safari underlines misspellings and offers corrections like on word, this is handy for email and writing reviews.
                  I do casino bagging and Safari allowed me to access casino software which just didn't load with explorer even after I installed the necessary Flash version. However I have not been able to access AOL email as I am always told cookies haven't been accepted even when I change the security settings.
                  Apple software updated frequently and requires a restart but this may stop when they have sorted out the obvious bugs. It is important to check what they are including with safari updates as they keep trying to push some "mobile connectivity" thing which tries to change a lot of settings which have no obvious connection to Safari browser.
                  Security bugs always exist in the early days and I hope constant updates will soon iron these out but since Safari doesn't work with the Norton site verification feature there may be one too many layers of risk.

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                    18.09.2008 13:24
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                    Decent browser, but not the best

                    Safari is a web browser made by Apple. Previously, this particular product was compatible with Mac's only - however, Safari is now available to PC users also.

                    Apple states that their flagship browser is the "the fastest, easiest-to-use web browser in the world" - a strong claim, but is it true?

                    The latest version - and the version i'm currently using is '3.1.2'.

                    Safari's appearance is pretty much unchanged from the previous versions - it still has a clean modern appearance.

                    All the features from the past are still in place, including the ability to block pop-up windows, and enable a 'private-browsing' mode.

                    The tool bar at the top is customizable, so you can drag and drop your preferred icons - e.g refresh, homepage, bookmark etc, in the order you want to see them - or ditch the ones you don't use completely.

                    Whilst pages are loading, a transparent blue bar runs through the 'url address' bar - informing you of the progress Safari is making. This is a better system than the one used in both Firefox and Internet Explorer, as it's more visible and located in a more prominent position.

                    Safari 3.1 in particular now supports 'Web Fonts', this is a new feature which allows fonts to be downloaded automatically as a web page loads. What this means in practice is that the browser doesn't have to substitute fonts as Firefox does, and ensures each web page is seen as it was meant to be seen.

                    On the downside, I occasionally find Safari to be a little lacking in some areas. For example when I use it to sell on eBay. Here, when i'm listing an item and filling in the item description, there's just a blank page with no options. If i do the same thing on Firefox - there are options to edit text size, add bold and highlight etc.

                    Overall Safari is a decent browser. It's free as well.

                    I would say the speed in loading pages is similar to that of Firefox, and therefore would dispute Apple's claim that it's the fastest browser available.

                    For me, Firefox just gets the edge. It's similar in design and appearance, but doesn't struggle with some sites like Safari does.

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                      10.09.2008 15:01
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                      Good if you have a Mac

                      I have used the Safari for Microsoft Windows version which i found to be average. I disliked the fact that I couldn't find a Ad blocking add-on for Safari that would work on Windows as all the ones i was able to find would only work on Macs (which i don't have). Because of this reason i don't normally use Safari as my main default browser. I prefer to use Mozilla FireFox 3 as i find that it has a much better range of add-ons compared to Safari. One of the main things i like about Safari is the nice smooth look of it with the nice smooth silver style and also the effects it puts around text fields on websites and i just find it to be much nicer on the eye compared to all the other browsers out there like Opera and IE and even more so then FireFox.

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                      04.09.2008 01:05
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                      The best web browser - quick, simple and easy to use

                      Safari is a web browser designed by Apple and it is primarily used on Macs and the iPod touch/iPhone. I currently use it for my Mac and I am very pleased with it. It's simple, fast and easy to use. It may not be the best looking web browser as for the small toolbar at the top but who needs a huge chunky toolbar with loads of stuff on it like Firefox when you can have a slim neat one with everything you need - nothing else!

                      The very top will display the name for the page. In the top LEFT (not right like windows applications) of the window are the close, minimise and maximise buttons - red, yellow and green respectively. Below is the address bar. You can simply single click this to highlight it all, making it easy to type a new address. You can then click again on the place you want to position the typer if you want to change the address. Besides this are back/foward buttons along with the refresh/stop button for loading. There is also a '+' sign for bookmarking current pages in the menu or toolbar, which is the next thing below and the last thing.

                      There is a google search bar on the right, which is assigned to the language your computer is in (e.g. UK english). There is also one more option which lets you select certain parts of the page to cut out and put on your dashboard, which is an exclusive feature for the Mac. You can them frame it with different effects. This is good for capturing information and so on.

                      The web browser is very quick and easy to use. It's got a simple design rather than adverts all over it, tips everywhere and big chunky un-necessary parts. I would recommend you try it out and see how you like it.

                      Free to download for PC users

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                      17.07.2008 22:32

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                      An apple a day keeps the viruses away!

                      Safari is an internet web browser created by Appel and used on Mac's but downloadable to all operating systems and when I heard that it was faster than Mozilla, I decided that I had to give it a go. It downloaded within seconds and I was glad that I had made this choice. True to its word, safari was quick, it loaded up pages in no time at all, even ones which normally take ages like myspace pages of bands with far too much info on.

                      A downside though was the layout of it was all incredibly simple however it still kept the most important tools but the font seemed bold and basic and it just didn't appeal. I'd get used to it in no time but it's not my first choice browser as I still prefer Mozilla.

                      Ironically, I now enjoy the face of the browser when switching over from Mozilla, so I imagine it is something that might grow on you. The brower's biggest benefit is it's unbelievable loading speed, if this is all you need then by all means I recommend you to give it a go. Download it from download.com or
                      http://www.apple.com/safari/

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                      29.03.2008 12:36
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                      An excellent web browser that knocks IE where it belongs, into a recycle bin.

                      For years it has supplied Apples range of Mac computers with incredibly speedy web browsing, and I recently uncovered Safari Web Browser thanks to my Ipod which comes complete with the browser built in. When I recently paid a visit to Itunes website to download some music I was invited to download the browser "Now available for windows" was the quote, I decided I had nothing to lose by giving this acclaimed browser a try.

                      Disappointed by the download I was not, after an incredibly speedy download, I was delivered a similarly speedy install, all followed up with some incredibly impressive browsing speeds.

                      Having used Microsoft's Internet Explorer since the birth of the internet, last year I was tempted to try another and opted for Opera; this ended disastrously, and caused me to need to reformat my whole PC. So as you can imagine I was reluctant to try another, but faith in the Apple brand led me to take the risk.

                      With Safari the screen loading is pretty much instant, even with tricky sites like Ciao; in fact I loaded the site twice in the time it took me to load once with Internet Explorer. This speed is the biggest gain by using Safari, but not the only one; in fact it's a good start to a series of improved facilities that you enjoy from what I now consider the inferior Internet Explorer.

                      Safari's mainframe is a nice silver design; this looks incredibly sleek on an LCD screen. The whole layout is much more reduced in content than Internet Explorer, but still maintains the thinks that you use frequently. As well as being able to store your favourite website's Safari stores the 10 most frequently used websites as quick links just below the address bar, because of the frequency of use with these particular sites it also provides quicker loading than other used sites. Safari offers a Google box next to the address panel for speedy web searches. Storing your favourite websites is easy, just the click of a button. Don't want to install all your old favourites from Internet Explorer? You don't need too Safari will import those for you.

                      Pop Up Blocking comes as standard allowing you to select which sites you are prepared to accept them from. Sick of those included virals? A click of the button allows you to shut them out once and for all, seen those annoying Monster ads? You'll know why this is so important. But Safari's advanced technology does not just shut all these down, just the ones you don't want to see again.

                      Remember seeing something written in a website that later you need to refer too? Say for example that recipe from an rice omelette, you know it's in one of your favourites but can't remember which one. Bring up all your favourites onscreen and type in the included search bar rice omelette and it will find the exact site and page you read before, in an instant.

                      Safari like most browsers has tabbed browsing, allowing you several websites to be displayed under one screen. The difference being with Safari is that once you start loading what you want, you can go away to another tab, without the loading page suddenly disturbing you while you are on your new page. This I found particularly annoying on Internet Explorer, especially if I was writing something to mid sentence discover it had popped back to another page.

                      Snapback takes you back to your original search page. Say for example you were looking for that rice omelette again, and although you found lots of sites the best site was the first you read, now trapped under a pile of old searches. Click Snapback and you are taken straight back to the original most successful search. Or to the original page you loaded when the browser launched (home page not included).

                      Fill in an address sheet once, and you never need to fill it in again. Although it does not store your credit card details, it does store your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail details. Let's face it we all get bored filling in address forms.

                      RSS Newsfeed fans, you have built in RSS as part of the browser, click a button and your required info is available in a heartbeat.

                      Now two of my favourite features, firstly any box that you type text into on an internet site you can expand in size, make them as big as you want, too big? Then reduce them inside. My favourite feature of all however is a built in spellchecker, this updates permanently, so as soon as a word that may have once been considered slang becomes a genuine word it accepts it as such. Now you can write lengthy text, without needing to later spell check it. Plus a bigger bonus still, regardless of the sites structure, you can click back and all your text is saved. I forget the times I have written text selected enter, and due to a laxness of the website your using it loses the detail, none of this happens with Safari.

                      Now how about not letting others look at what you are searching for? Whether you have a penchant for porn, or your just buying a secret present, select Safari's private browsing and all websites and searches are lost until you switch private browsing off again.

                      Worried about security? Safari's engineers have been working on this as long as they have worked on the browser. The browser uses impenetrable encryption via every known form of encryption security device (that works). That padlock logo really does mean secure now.

                      Fed up of install packs? Safari is so advanced that whether its language, text, or graphics it will automatically load any page you search. Media resources however need you to agree to install them as part of Safari's security structure.

                      I love using Safari, it has taken a lot of the stress out of internet browsing, each search, page load, text fill is a pleasure to be part of. Safari is a logical web browser, it's just such a shame it took so long. If your fed up of long page loads, clunky browsers filled with glitches then install Safari today, as well as being a magnificent browser it's also completely free.

                      You can get Safari from the following link:-

                      http://www.apple.com/safari/


                      Spencer Hawken 03/08

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