Surfin’ Safari V

Yep – its time for an update. Steve has spoken. Alongside the latest iphone 4 news came a welcome announcement of the new release of Safari. The first thing that caught my eye was this

Safari Reader removes annoying ads and other visual distractions from online articles. So you get the whole story and nothing but the story. It works like this: As you browse the web, Safari detects if you’re on a web page with an article. Click the Reader icon in the Smart Address Field, and the article appears instantly in one continuous, clutter-free view. You see every page of the article — whether two or twenty. Onscreen controls let you email, print, and zoom. Change the size of the text, and Safari remembers it the next time you view an article in Safari Reader.

It remains to be seen just how effective it is but anything that helps cut out noise is welcome.  Some of the other improvements relate to performance although this may take a few weeks to quantify. Any how its always nice to get a fresh browser to make the week go faster. Off to enjoy !!