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Archive for October 20th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

With the release of OS X Yosemite, Apple updated its Safari web browser to version 8. Safari 8 has a lot of new features, with the best, perhaps, being what is under the hood: an updated rendering system with a brand-new JavaScript engine. Together, they propel Safari into a world-class browser, at least when it comes to speed, performance, and standards support.

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But Apple also made major changes to Safari when it comes to what’s on top of the hood; specifically, the user interface got a major makeover that goes beyond the Yosemite effect, the flattening and dulling down of the buttons and graphics. Safari also received the full iOS treatment, with tweaks to the interface to make it appear and perform in a way that’s similar to the iOS version of Safari.

With the user interface changes comes a bit of a struggle for some long-time Safari users. So, I’ve put together eight tips to help you get started with Safari 8.

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