End of the line for Adobe's multimedia nightmare on iGiant's browser Ahead of the macOS Big Sur launch, Apple has released Safari 14 to the general public, granting Mojave and Catalina users access to the company's latest browser.…
Apple on Wednesday upgraded Safari for Mac owners running macOS Catalina or macOS Mojave, giving those users a new browser before releasing the Big Sur operating system refresh.Safari 14 can be downloaded by selecting "System Preferences" from the Apple menu, then clicking on the "Software Update" icon.[ Related: 9 steps to lock down corporate browsers ]
The browser will also be bundled with macOS 11, aka Big Sur, which has yet to be given a release date. This week's upgrade targets users who will, whether permanently or temporarily, stick with 2019's Catalina or 2018's Mojave.To read this article in full, please click here
Apple is now rolling out the latest update for its browser for Mac, Safari 14 with a range of visual refreshes and a new privacy report tool.
Apple announced the new Safari features back at WWDC 2020. | Image: Apple
Apple has released the latest version of its Safari browser for macOS Catalina and High Sierra, ahead of the release of Big Sur later this year. Safari 14 improves the browser’s tabs, adds a new privacy report feature, and offers new customization options for your start page. You can download it by heading to System Preferences app and clicking “Software Update.”
One of the key improvements that’s coming with the latest version of Safari is improved tab management. The tabs themselves have been redesigned to be more space-efficient, display website favicons by default, and show a preview of each tab while hovering your mouse over them. There’s a new start page which you can customize with your own backgrounds and links, and a Privacy...
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A group of Silicon Valley and Wall Street executives have donated $30 million towards an initiative to research the therapeutic applications of MDMA, a psychedelic drug as an ingredient in ecstasy.
The research aims to seek approval from the FDA for the use of MDMA to treat PSTD.
If successful, it would be the first ever psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to earn FDA approval.
Psychedelic research has long been tied to interest from Silicon Valley's elite.
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A veritable who's who of Silicon Valley and Wall Street have donated $30 million to fund research exploring the therapeutic use of the psychedelic drug MDMA, according to a report released on Thursday.
If successful, the research, which focuses on treating post-traumatic stress disorder, will make MDMA the first psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to earn FDA approval.
In recent years, psychedelic substances, including MDMA, LSD, and the psilocybin found in magic mushrooms have received greater attention for their therapeutic potential. Since 2010, studies have examined psychedelics as a potential treatment for depression, anxiety, addiction, and more. Some have called the wave of research a "medical renaissance."
The resurgence of psychedelics can be tied to enthusiasm from many tech executives.
In his book, "How to Change Your Mind," author Michael Pollan describes how big names of San Francisco were drawn to Esalen, a retreat center and New-Age mecca located in Big Sur, California, where they discussed their enthusiasm about potential uses for psychedelics.
Steve Jobs is said to have partaken in psychedelics and have advised that Bill Gates do the same. Silicon Valley's stressed-out young professionals made headlines for embracing "micro-dosing," a practice of taking small amounts of LSD during the workday with the goal of boosting their creativity.
Donors for this MDMA/PTSD study are no exception to this trend.
Bob Parsons, founder of the web-hosting company GoDaddy, gave $2 million, according to The Wall Street Journal. Genevieve Jurvetson and her husband Steven, who co-founded the automation startup Fetcher, donated $2.6 million. Joby Pritzker, the Silicon Valley investor whose private equity company has holdings in Tesla, Uber, and SpaceX, donated over $1 million and is on the board of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
Multiple donors said that their interest in funding psychedelic research comes from hope that the drug could be an effective mental health treatment for veterans.
Parsons, who served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam war, said that he personally suffers from PTSD, and many other donors have ties to the military.
"Psychedelic research has been thought of as 'fringe' for a long time. But there's nothing 'fringe' about PTSD," said Parsons, according to a MAPS press release. "There are millions of people with PTSD in the U.S. alone, and that includes veterans like me, first-responders like those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse. All of them deserve better, significantly more effective treatment options than we give them today. That's what this research is about."
The drug currently undergoing phase 3 clinical trials for treating PTSD, and interim analyses suggest that the drug is on track to be submitted to the FDA for approval as soon as 2022, with the possibility of a decision as soon as 2023. SEE ALSO: Founders explain how microdosing on psychedelics has helped them spur new business ideas
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The update boasts a visual overhaul, new notifications, a faster Safari experience, and upgraded Messages.
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The macOS Big Sur will bring positive and robust enhancements in the performance of Safari, AirPods, Messages, Mac’s control center, Photos, Mail’s sidebar, Mac Catalyst, Widgets, and notifications.It is not that the update will delete all your files, but as a precautionary method, you should not skip this step.So, even if something goes wrong in the procedure, your data will remain safe, and you can restore your data whenever you like.For enrolling in it, you have to pay $100 (approx.)Now, let’s move on to downloading the Developer Preview of macOS 11 Big Sur.In the Finder page, go to the Downloads folder and select ‘macOS Developer Beta Utility.’Give a double-click on ‘macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg’ file.
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Parallels has introduced the latest edition of Parallels Desktop, its solution that lets you run Windows and Linux virtual machines on the Mac, including on macoS 11, Big Sur. There’s no news yet on Apple Silicon support, however.The good companion
Apple used Parallels Desktop to run Linux on a Big Sur Mac when it announced the new operating system at WWDC online in June. A stray Dock icon suggested that Windows support – at least on Intel-based Macs – would follow. Now it has arrived: Parallels Desktop lets you run both Windows and Linux on your Mac.To read this article in full, please click here
Windows on Apple Silicon is still a question mark, though.
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Apple has released public betas for the next big Apple Watch and Mac software updates. On the Mac, Big Sur (as the OS is called) has a ton of visual differences that I think will grow on you — they make macOS look just a little more like iOS. It also does a weird new thing with links — which also makes the Mac feel just a little more like iOS, too.
The link behavior popped up on Twitter yesterday: if you’re an Apple News Plus subscriber, clicking links to publications that are part of that subscription bundle will take you to the Apple News app instead of your browser. iOS 14 will do the same thing.
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This one small change that typifies why I love Apple’s computers.
It will absolutely make you want to touch your Mac screen.
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Apple is making watchOS 7 available via public beta starting today. It’s the first time that Apple has released a public beta for its smartwatches that you can try out before the final release. It joins a couple other operating systems that Apple currently has in public preview, including iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur.
We’re going to walk you through getting the new software on your Apple Watch.
What to know about watchOS 7 before installing the beta
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Apple last week released the first public beta of its upcoming upgrade, macOS 11, aka "Big Sur."Previously, Apple had said it would deliver the public beta – a preview available to anyone, not just registered developers – in July. The Cupertino, Calif. company missed that month, perhaps signaling that it will issue the final code later in the year than has been its habit.[ Further reading: 28 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know ]
To obtain the preview, Mac users must enroll with Apple's beta program – Apple ID required – then install the upgrade (using About this Mac > Software Update from the Apple menu).To read this article in full, please click here
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macOS 11 Big Sur's public beta is here, bringing some radical design changes inspired by iOS and iPadOS. And, it reminds me of Microsoft and how it messed up Windows 8 back in the day.
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These days, we almost take it as a given that piss-poor security will inevitably expose some of your usernames and passwords to the world — that’s why 2FA is so important, and why you might want a password checkup tool like the ones now built into every modern browser (well, Safari is coming soon) so you can quickly replace the ones that were stolen.
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Today you’ll be able to access the next big update to Apple’s desktop operating system. This is macOS Big Sur, an update to the desktop space for users that wish to check said major changes out before they’re sent to all Apple computers post-beta. For now, we’re in Public Beta, which means it’s probably OK to give the software a … Continue reading
The usual caveats about the risks and instability of beta operating systems apply, of course.
Apple today made the first public beta of macOS Big Sur — version 11 of Apple’s desktop OS — a month after it did so for iOS and iPadOS 14. The update promises an all-new design that blends Apple’s clean modern aesthetic with its skeuomorphic tendencies of old. It also borrows several ideas from iOS, including a Control Center and redesigned Notification Center. Though the company already released preview versions of the OS for developers, its public betas don’t require special credentials and are generally considered more stable than the more iterative updates developers get to play with. Getting it… This story continues at The Next Web