Apple released the latest version of its Safari browser for macOS Catalina and High Sierra, ahead of Big Sur’s release later this year. Safari 14 improves browser tabs, adds new privacy reporting functionality, and offers new customization options for your start page. You can download it by going to the System Preferences application and clicking on “Software Update”.
One of the main improvements in the latest version of Safari is the improved tab handling. The tabs themselves have been redesigned to be more space-efficient, display the default website favicons, and preview each tab while hovering the mouse over it. There’s a new start page that you can customize with your own backgrounds and links, along with a privacy report that highlights any cross-site trackers the browser is blocking. Oh, and this version of the browser also removes support for Adobe Flash.
Some new Safari features will require macOS Big Sur to be running and are not available if you update Safari to an older version of the operating system, 9to5Mac reports. These include support for 4K HDR video and the browser’s built-in translation function.
Yesterday a slew of Apple operating system updates were released including iOS 14 for iPhones, iPadOS 14 for iPads, tvOS 14 for Apple TV, and watchOS 7 for Apple Watches. You still have a little more time to wait to update your Mac, but at least you can now get your hands on the new browser.