by Joe White
October 22, 2013
The iOS-inspired Safari push notifications feature, which Apple has added to its next-generation OS X Mavericks, is set to launch soon. However, ahead of OS X Mavericks, a number of high-profile websites - including NBA.com and The New York Times - have already activated support for the feature, according to a recent report. As a reminder, back in September Apple started requesting support for the feature from registered Mac developers. As we explained in our original article:
The iOS-inspired feature allows Web publishers to send push notifications to Mac users, even when the Safari app is closed on a Mac computer. Messages are powered by the Apple Push Notifications Service, and provide a website icon, a small amount of text, and act as a link to a related Web page.Now, Safari Push Notifications have indeed been activated by NBA.com and The New York Times, as MacRumors notes. Though worry not: the feature can be enabled or disabled from the Safari app's "Preferences" pane for individual websites, which is of course useful. Further iOS-inspired changes to appear in OS X Mavericks include an iBooks app, a Maps app, support for AirDrop for iOS 7, and Notification Sync. As a reminder, Apple is expected to announce a release date for OS X Mavericks later today. The Cupertino, Calif. company's media event is set to begin at 10 a.m. PDT; we'll be covering the day's news from start to finish, so be sure to check back with us. In the meantime, see: Hulu Plus Updated With Support For Chromecast On iPhone And iPod touch, Owl City Multi-Instrumentalist Adam Young Revealed As Creator Of New iOS 7 Sounds, and Over 5 Million People Have Downloaded BBM For iOS And Android.