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Apple Safari 5.1 Gets Reading List and Security Updates

Apple is out with a new version of its Safari web browser this week. While Safari 5.1 is included as part of the new OS X Lion release, it's also available for Windows PC users as well.

The Safari 5.1 release provides at least 58 security updates, including fixes for memory, WebKit and privacy leakage flaws. The release also includes a new Privacy Pane to help users stay more secure.

Safari 5.1 isn't just about security related updates and features, it also contains a number of new non-security features as well. One of them is the Safari Reading List, which has been billed by some as an Instapaper killer. Instapaper is an online service that lets users save websites to read later, which is what the new Safari Reading List provides.

"Whenever you come across something interesting on the web, save it to Reading List," Apple's What's New page for Safari states. "Then when you have more time to read articles, watch videos, or shop, your link-filled Reading List is ready and waiting."

 

<P>Safari 5.1 isn't just about security related updates and features, it also contains a number of new non-security features as well. One of them is the Safari Reading List, which has been billed by some as an Instapaper killer. Instapaper is an online service that lets users save websites to read later, which is what the new Safari Reading List provides.

 

<P>"Whenever you come across something interesting on the web, save it to Reading List," Apple's What's New <A HREF=http://www.apple.com/safari/whats-new.html >page</A> for Safari states. " Then when you have more time to read articles, watch videos, or shop, your link-filled Reading List is ready and waiting."

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Apple Updates Safari for Security and Lion