Apple debuts Safari 4—The World’s Fastest & Most Innovative Browser

Apple Safari 4

Apple just unveiled the public beta of Safari® 4, with the intangible title of as world’s fastest and most innovative web browser for Mac® and Windows PCs. Developed using Apple WebKit Standard HTML5 and CSS 3, Safari® 4 Nitro JavaScript engine which enables 4.2 times faster JavaScript translation than Safari 3, leaving fellow browsers behind by JavaScript execution speed, 30 times faster than IE 7 and more than three times faster than Firefox 3 (3times faster on both browser on loading HTML). Know more Apple’s Safari 4 after the break.

Innovative new features in Safari 4 include:

• Top Sites, a display of frequently visited pages in a stunning wall of previews so users can jump to their favorite sites with a single click;
• Full History Search, where users search through titles, web addresses and the complete text of recently viewed pages to easily return to sites they’ve seen before;
• Cover Flow, to make searching web history or bookmarks as fun and easy as paging through album art in iTunes®;
• Tabs on Top, for better tabbed browsing with easy drag-and-drop tab management tools and an intuitive button for opening new ones;
• Smart Address Field, that automatically completes web addresses by displaying an easy-to-read list of suggestions from Top Sites, bookmarks and browsing history;
• Smart Search Field, where users fine-tune searches with recommendations from Google Suggest or a list of recent searches;
• Full Page Zoom, for a closer look at any website without degrading the quality of the site’s layout and text;
• built-in web developer tools to debug, tweak and optimize a website for peak performance and compatibility; and
• a new Windows-native look in Safari for Windows, that uses standard Windows font rendering and native title bar, borders and toolbars so Safari fits the look and feel of other Windows XP and Windows Vista applications.

Safari 4 is a public beta for both Mac OS® X and Windows and is available immediately as a free download at www.apple.com/safari.

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