Safari Technology Preview 147 is here

Apple previews new Safari features which will be available in macOS 13 Ventura.

Safari Technology Preview Release 147 is now available for download for macOS Monterey 12.3 or later and macOS Ventura beta. Updates to Safari Technology Preview are no longer available for macOS Big Sur. If you already have Safari Technology Preview installed, you can update in the Software Update pane of System Preferences on macOS Monterey, or System Settings under General → Software Update on macOS Ventura.
Note: Shared Tab Groups and syncing for Tab Groups, Website Settings, and Web Extensions are not enabled in this release.

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Features available for test:

  • Live Text
  • Web Push
  • New web extensions

Download: Safari – Resources

Release notes: Safari Technology Preview Release Notes

Apple publishes beta versions for new minor releases, new macOS 12.4 build for M2 Macs

While we're waiting for iOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura and other major platform updates, Apple is still working on new releases for iOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey. Third beta versions are releases for iOS/iPadOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, tvOS 15.6 and macOS 12.5.

No corresponding Xcode beta is published though.

Notably, there is also new macOS 12.4 build for M2 Macs. macOS Big Sur gets update that fixes Mail app issues.

Beta download: Operating Systems

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iOS 16 provides opportunity to allow streaming to Chromecast devices

iOS 16 introduces new extension type that allows third-party streaming devices to be available via standard audio and video routing menu.

This opens an opportunity to provide support for Chromecast or Mirocast streaming devices in system menu. Developers yet to implement this feature in their apps though.

Apple Developer: DeviceDiscoveryExtension

Reference: iOS 16 appears to open the door for Chromecast targets in the AirPlay menu

Apple reminds developers on how to use beta versions and report bugs

WWDC22 is less than a week away and Apple reminds developers on good practices for using beta software and bug reporting.

It is very important to start testing existing applications on new OS releases as early as possible to outline possible incompatibilities and report issues back to Apple.

Using beta software could be dangerous!

Do not use beta OS releases for production or personal use. Beta versions (especially first beta releases of major OS update) could contain serious bugs. Use of those might result in data loss, iCloud account malfunction and even device bricking.
Limit use of beta versions to designated test devices and test accounts only.

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Apple publishes Safari Technology Preview 143

Apple released Safari Technology Preview 143. ‌This Safari Technology Preview‌ includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS Container Queries, CSS Cascade Layers, Subgrid, CSS, JavaScript, Rendering, Web Animations, SVG, Scrolling, WebAuthn, WebGL, HTML, Web API, Media, Accessibility, File System Access, and Web Extensions. 

Download: Downloads for Safari

Release Notes: Safari Technology Preview Release Notes

Reference: Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 143 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

New round of beta versions is published for Apple platforms

Apple releases first round of beta versions of iOS/iPadOS 15.5, macOS 12.4, watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5.

There are couple of notable changes in new betas. There are references to Apple Classical music service focused on classical music. SportsKit references are also spotted. Apple Pay Cash in Messages is now rebranded as Apple Cash. iTunes Pass is now rebranded as Apple Balance in Wallet which might (or might not) mean that service will be available to more users soon.

Universal Control has compatibility breaking changes in this beta

Beware that Universal Control has compatibility breaking changes in new beta. If you use Universal Control, all your devices should stay on release version or should be all updated to beta versions.

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