AMITIAE - Wednesday 2 April 2014

Updates to Safari and iWork Applications

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By Graham K. Rogers


Apple has released updates to several applications overnight: Safari (7.03), Keynote (6.2), Numbers (3.2) and Pages (5.2).

The Safari updates has the usual bug fixes plus a number of fixes: one that could cause the search and address field to load a webpage or send a search term before the key is pressed; and another that could block receipt of push notifications from sites. There is also improved credit card autofill compatibility with sites.

A preference has been added to turn off push notifications from sites, while there is added support for websites with generic top level domains. Safari sandboxing has been strengthened and a number of security issues have been fixed.


The iwork apps have a new View Only setting that lets users share content with others but they may not edit. Keynote has new transitions and builds as well as improved presenter display layouts and labels as well as many other changes including the ability to export to PPTX format.

Numbers allows a user to set margins in print setup and a host of other improvements including improved Microsoft Excel compatibility; while Pages also has many changes including Arabic and Hebrew handling improvements and improved ePub support.

There are also updates to the iOS apps for Keynote, Numbers and Pages available.

Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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