Safari 7.0 Features Custom Web Notifications, Shared Links, Blazing Speed

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Safari 7.0 in OS X Mavericks can be rigged up to deliver all the notifications you need from your favorite web sites. The browser is available in OS X Mavericks and will be released to the public this fall.

If you’re tracking a sports site for scores, you can tell OS X Mavericks to allow that site to nag you with updates. All you need to do is create a new push notification using that site in Safari.

The updates are pushed to Apple’s servers, then back to you in the form of an alert which appears in Notification Center. You can manage the alerts in Notification Center’s pref pane.

The new version of Safari also promises to deliver blazing performance which “outperforms other browsers in energy efficiency, memory efficiency and JavaScript performance,” according to Apple.

Tests run on OS X Mavericks have indeed shown a considerable boost in browsing speed.

A new process-per-tab architecture makes the browser more responsive, as well as more stable and more secure.

Shared Links is another new feature in Safari 7.0, which makes it easy to get new content from Twitter and LinkedIn in one place, then share it with the rest of the world with a few clicks.

Safari 7.0 is available in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Apple’s latest desktop OS, which is currently in beta testing.

At WWDC 2013, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said, “The Mac has consistently outpaced the PC industry and OS X continues to be the most innovative and easy to use operating system in the world.”

“OS X Mavericks is our best version yet and features new Maps and iBooks apps, Finder Tags and Tabs, enhanced multi-display support, performance and energy saving features, and an all new Safari,” stated Federighi.

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