New In DevTools, Firefox 106, DuckDuckGo for Mac beta, Safari TP 156, Ember 4.8, Node 19, and more | Front End News #080

New In DevTools, Firefox 106, DuckDuckGo for Mac beta, Safari TP 156, Ember 4.8, Node 19, and more

— Front End News #080 | October 24, 2022 —

There is a new roundup of the changes and improvements that landed in your browser devtools. Firefox 106 brings improved privacy and the option to edit PDF files. Mac users can now protect their privacy online with DuckDuckGo for Mac beta or test the upcoming changes in WebKit with Safari Technology Preview 156. The highlights of the release section are Ember 4.8 and Node 19. And the resources of the week are a mix of utilities and icons.

What’s New In DevTools: Halloween Edition

Many CSS features have become widespread this year, as browser vendors worked on improving intercompatibility. The developer tools had to keep pace to help you make the best of these new technologies.

But not everyone checks the release notes for browser updates. This is where the latest roundup published by Smashing Magazine comes to the rescue. As the previous article on this topic was way back in January, there is a lot of catching up to do.

Browser news


Apple users can now protect their privacy more, as DuckDuckGo for Mac beta is now open to the public. You can avoid tracking while watching YouTube with the new Duck Player, enjoy Email Protection, and a lot more.


Firefox 106 rolled out on October 18, bringing the option to edit PDF files or to pin private windows directly to the taskbar. Under the hood, there are improved WebRTC capabilities and many security fixes.


Safari Technology Preview 156 is now available for download. This update brings a long list of fixes, updates, and improvements, which you can check in the official release notes below.

Software updates and releases

Front End Resources

There's more where that came from. Explore the rest of the Front End Resource collection.

Wrapping things up

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