Apple releases Safari 7.0.3 and 6.1.3

SafariIconXApple has released the latest version of Safari for OS X, which for Mavericks brings several changes to the Web browser software. Along with security and bug fixes, the update now includes options to customize push notifications, and support for more custom top-level domains. In addition, Safari 6.1.3 is available for prior versions of OS X.

Push notifications allow Web sites to send notices through Safari, which they should prompt you for; however, if you have many of these enabled, then you may get flooded with notices. Safari 7.0.3 now has a box in its preferences titled “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications,” which if unchecked, will block this behavior.

In addition to push notice options, Safari now has support for new top-level domains which are becoming more popular. These are the .com, .biz, .net and .info endings to URLs, which have now have a number of content-specific alternatives like .aero, .house, .jobs, .coffee, etc. These options will now be properly resolved to URLs, instead of being searched for in Safari’s default search engine.

Safari 6.1.3 only includes bug and security fixes, and no new notification features.

The update should be available through Apple’s Software Update service, which you can access by going to the Apple menu and choosing Software Update.

2 thoughts on “Apple releases Safari 7.0.3 and 6.1.3

  1. xAirbusdriver

    Not one to make any updates even the same week as they are released, I, nonetheless, visited the Update site at Apple. I eventually also visited the OSX Update info page and was presented with some info I had no clue of. (not sure any of my formatting will make it through to a post…
    [quote]Here’s the text I happened to see at :[quote]When you tell Mavericks to “Try Tonight”, OS X installs available updates between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Your computer automatically restarts as part of the update process if needed. The next morning when you log in, your apps and windows re-open just the way you left them. This way your computer is up to date, and ready to pick up where you left off.[/quote]Update caused bugs are much less seen now. But if one appears via this route, it could get really confusing and frustrating trying to figure out what and why things are broken!

    “Computers, like naughty children, should [i]always[/i] be supervised by an adult!”[/quote]

  2. xAirbusdriver

    Ah, well… the “quote” tags show the scary text I read at the site. The text is from a “Tip” on this page:

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