Safari 7.1 Released for OS X

Safari icon Safari 7.1 has been released for OS X, bringing several improvements to performance, stability, security, and privacy to the Mac web browser. Notably, the update adds support for the DuckDuckGo search engine, encrypts all Yahoo searches that are done from the URL bar, improves the Reader features compatibility with websites, and also improves the AutoFill function. As usual, Apple recommends that the update be installed by all users.

Mac users will find the update available as a download from Software Update via the Mac App Store. Currently, Safari 7.1 requires the recently released OS X 10.9.5 update to be already installed before it becomes visible as an update.

If you don’t find the Safari update listed, you’ll likely need to install the latest version of OS X Mavericks first, and then refresh the Updates tab within the Mac App Store by hitting Command+R. The Safari 7.1 update weighs in around 61 MB.

Safari 7.1 for OS X

Some under the hood changes have also been made with Safari 7.1, including WebGL support and enhancements to Javascript.

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