Apple has released Safari 15 for macOS 11 Big Sur and 10.15 Catalina with several new features, faster performance, and security updates—it’s also the version that will ship with macOS 12 Monterey soon. (See “Hot New Features in Safari in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15,” 23 September 2021, for more details, most of which carry over to the Mac version.) The revised Web browser introduces Tab Groups to help you with tab organization and provide access across devices. Apple also redesigned Safari’s tabs to have a rounder, more defined appearance. The entire top of the window can also take on the color of the current tab’s Web page. Happily, you can turn the colorization option off in Safari > Preferences > Tabs, and if you want more screen real estate devoted to the Web page, there’s a compact tab bar option there too. Finally, Safari 15 automatically switches sites from HTTP to more secure HTTPS when available and provides four WebKit-related security updates. You can download Safari 15 only via Software Update. (Free, 121.9 MB, macOS 11 and 10.15)
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