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April 1
8:40 AM 2016

Apple Inc., the Cupertino based multinational tech company has announced on Wednesday launching of a new browser version, entitling Safari Technology Preview. The new browser program provides developers earlier access to new builds of Safari using upcoming web technologies in OS X, iOS and other developer tools.

The concept allows the developers getting their hands on these technologies for experience more easily. Apple requests for offering quick feedback which will enable the tech giant to perform necessary improvements, reports TechCrunch.

The new software can be run on Macs right beside the regular version of Safari. To experience the Safari Technology Preview, users need to have the latest version of Mac operating system, OS X 10.11.4 or later, according to a report published in VentureBeat.

Apple has been offering Nightly builds of Webkit since long. Webkit, the open source software runs on hundreds of millions of device while powering Apple's Safari. Safari Technology Preview allows accessing these builds more easily.

Updates for the new software will be distributed every two weeks by way of Mac App Store's software update mechanism. The browser version is hassle free featuring the latest advances in web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, CSS and WebKit, reports MacRumors.

Moreover, the browser enables developers accessing the latest versions of Web Inspector and Responsive Design Mode. The mode helps developers building websites capable of running irrespective of devices, from desktop to mobile.

Other advantages of the new Safari version include offering Apple signed and validated Nightly build which is compatible with iCloud. Developers intending to use Nightly build as their primary browser have been suffering immensely due to absence of iCloud support. The new Safari offers them a new option while being able to use their bookmarks and reading list getting opened on other devices.

Though the new browser version has been developed aiming developers, but it will be accessible to anyone intending to experience. Access doesn't require having a registered Apple Developer account in order to download the browser.

Even simple tech enthusiasts, other than the developers, will experience some advantages in running the version of Safari. Since the browser integrates the latest web technologies, a user will experience the real different consumer benefits. For the developers, it is a mean for experimenting their application works in Safari with features like ECMAScript 6 and the B3 JavaScript JIT compiler.

If nothing else, this is a useful addition for web developers who want to see how their applications work in Safari with features like ECMAScript 6 and the B3 JavaScript JIT compiler.

Safari Technology Preview, the new Apple developed browser version for the developers. However, to download the browser, no Apple Developer account is required. Updates for the new software will be distributed every two weeks by way of Mac App Store's software update mechanism. The browser version has been developed as hassle free featuring the latest advances in web technologies including HTML, JavaScript, CSS and WebKit. 

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