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Apple Safari Gets Update: Includes iCloud Support

This week Apple released an update for its Safari web browser for Windows and Mac. It now includes support for iCloud and various other stability fixes. Here’s how to update.

In Windows go to Start >> All Programs >> Apple Software Update.

Start Menu

The Apple Software Update screen appears with two updates. If you don’t have an iPhone you can uncheck that update. Click Install 1 Item.

Apple Software Update

Accept the License Agreement.


Then the update downloads and installs.
Safari Install

Success! Safari is now up to date with version 5.1.1 – Click OK.
Safari Update Success

With iCloud support, you can sync Safari Bookmarks and Reader articles between your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. To make sure Safari syncs to iCloud from Windows, you need to install the iCloud Control Panel for Windows.

Safari 5.1.1

The sync is virtually instant. Here’s an example of the Reader stories I added to Safari in Windows synched over to my iPad.

Safari Reader iPad

If you’re on a Mac, update OS X Lion to 10.7.2 which includes the Safari update.

OS X Lion 10.7.2

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