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Better scrolling and CPU management in OS X Mavericks, particularly for Mail and Safari

OS X Mavericks, which was just announced at WWDC 2013 features some power management and CPU usage improvements that should result in smoother scrolling and better memory management across OS X in general, particularly Safari and Mail.

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Safari getting improved sidebar with reading list and shared links

During the OS X 10.9 Mavericks segment at WWDC 2013, Apple has pulled the wraps off the latest and greatest for Safari. One of the neat new features is a new sidebar with access to your reading list and shared links from your Twitter friends. The sidebar sits off to the left and allows you to keep it there while you browse through your favorite websites from your bookmarks, reading list or shared links.

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Looking back: The 2007 WWDC Keynote - Leopard, Safari for Windows and iPhone web apps!

In case you'd forgotten, WWDC 2013 kicks off this coming Monday, June 10 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. WWDC is a developer conference by nature, but it's also now the only scheduled Apple keynote of the year. So, while we're all eagerly awaiting Tim Cook hitting the stage on Monday, what better time than to look back over some of the WWDC presentations of yesteryear.

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How to selectively remove stored passwords in Safari for Mac

Safari for Mac is arguably one of the best browsers, not to mention the native option. With options like iCloud tabs across OS X and iOS, it makes it an excellent choice across platforms. Safari, like most other browsers, gives you the option to save passwords so you don't have to enter them each and every time. If there are passwords you've either accidentally saved or no longer want Safari remembering, you can selectively delete them instead of clearing all passwords.

Here's how:

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Apple declines to fix vulnerability in Safari's Web Archive files, likely because it requires user action to exploit

Metasploit software developer Joe Vennix has detailed a vulnerability in Safari’s webarchive file format along with how it can be exploited. The post on Rapid7 indicates that after being reported to Apple back in February, the bug was closed last month with a status of “wontfix”, indicating that Apple has no plans to address the bug. So what is it and why is that?

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How to quickly access your browsing history in Safari for iPhone or iPad

It's arguable that mobile Safari on the iPhone and iPad is one of the best mobile browsers out there. Not only do you have a great browsing experience but the ability to sync iCloud tabs, search for text within web pages, and much more.

When it comes to browsing history, while you can always navigate to your browsing history the regular way, there's actually a much faster way to get there...

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Google forks WebKit, announces new Blink rendering engine

Google has announced that they're forking the Apple-led open source WebKit to create their own, new Blink HTML rendering engine. According to the Chromium blog:

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Debug 11: Don Melton and Safari

Don Melton, former Engineering Director of Internet Technologies at Apple, talks to Guy and Rene about assembler on the Apple II, open-sourcing Mozilla, building Nautilus, creating WebKit and the Safari browser, teaching bears to dance, and cleaning cusses from code bases.


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No Safaris left to conquer

Don Melton on why, when he looked upon the breadth of his WebKit and Safari work at Apple, he retired:

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The day Steve Jobs unveiled the Safari web browser

Don Melton, the man hired by Scott Forstall to build a web browser for the Mac, and later iOS, is continuing his post-Apple turn as a blogger, this time reminiscing about the day Steve Jobs introduced Safari at Macworld 2003. Writing on talks, in part, about the reaction to their use of Konquerer's KHTML instead of Firefox's Gecko rendering engine:

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