Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 05:17 pm PT (08:17 pm ET)
Apple releases Safari 7.1 and 6.2, OS X Server 3.2 betas to developersApple on Wednesday seeded the latest Safari 7.1 and 6.2 beta 3 builds and OS X Server 3.2 to developers, asking testers to focus on AutoFill, Smart Search and extensions, among other new features.
Coming nearly one month after the last betas were released, Apple's Safari 7.1 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion again points developers toward password and credit card AutoFill features introduced in "Beta 2.
New to Beta 3 is a focus on Smart Search Fields. Apple requests that developers test out the functionality in Safari 7.1 and 6.2 using different Internet search providers. The Smart Search Field will be enhanced with OS X Yosemite's Safari 8 to incorporate Spotlight suggestions in the dropdown box.
In addition, Apple asks testers of the third beta builds to look features that debuted with the first beta in July, including subpixel rendering, CSS model getters, extension and general website compatibility.
Apple also made a new version of OS X Server 3.2 available on Wednesday. The first build came in June with minor changes from the previous iteration.
Developers can grab the latest Beta 3 versions of Safari 7.1 for Mavericks and Safari 6.2 for Mountain, as well as via Apple's Developer Portal.
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