Snow Leopard Perks
Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:54 pm
If you're planning to stick with Snow Leopard for any reason, you aren't being entirely left out by Apple. Here are two important Snow Leopard updates from today:
The key thing here is that you can still interact with your iPhone in Snow Leopard, without losing anything.iTunes 10.4 "is now designed for OS X Lion," according to Apple, including support for Lion's full-screen mode and for gesture navigation. (Lion is not required, however; it can run on Mac OS X 10.5 and up.) From the release notes:
Note: iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application on OS X Lion and includes a number of important stability and performance improvements. Some iTunes plug-ins may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the plug-in developer for an updated plug-in compatible with iTunes 10.4.
Safari 5.1 for Snow Leopard
This update contains new features including:
* Reading List: Easily add webpages and links to your Reading List to browse when you have time.
* New Process Architecture: Safari has been re-engineered for improved stability and responsiveness.
* Resume: In the General pane of Safari preferences, you can now choose to launch Safari with the windows from your last browsing session.
* Better Privacy: A new Privacy pane in Safari preferences makes it easy to remove data that websites can leave on your system.
Other improvements include:
* Private AutoFill: Safari lets you fill out forms quickly while keeping your personal information private.
* Find Option: When you use Find, you can choose whether you want to search for text that contains or starts with the text that you type in the search field.
* Drag-and-drop Downloads: You can drag items out of the Downloads window in Safari, so you can easily place downloaded files on the Desktop.
* Advanced Web Technologies: Safari introduces support for full-screen webpages, media caching with the HTML5 application cache, MathML, Web Open Font Format, CSS3 Auto-hyphenation, CSS3 Vertical Text, CSS3 Text Emphasis, Window.onError, and Formatted XML files.
* New Extension APIs: Developers can take advantage of new Safari Extension support for popovers, menus, new event classes, and interaction with Reader.