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Safari


Safari: while perhaps more commonly known as an overland journey taken by tourists, often in Africa, in the world of the internet, Safari refers to a popular web browser developed by Apple. First released in January 2003 on the company's OS X operating system, it is now the default web browser in Apple products, including Mac laptops and iPhones.

Originally, Apple's Macintosh computers did not have their own operating systems: until 1997, the computers were shipped with Netscape Navigator and Cyberdog browsers. During a five year agreement between Apple and Microsoft, the computers even included Internet Explorer. However, Steve Jobs announced that the company had developed their own web browser in 2003. Since then, there have been seven total versions of Safari, each of which has focused on improving the quality and speed of the original product. This includes mobile versions of Safari which are used in the company's smartphones. Currently, Safari includes a number of features, including private browsing, password and information mory and autofill, offline reading lists, and more. The use of Safari and other browsers with mobile applications has increased as the number and usage of mobile devices has steadily grown.