Archive for April, 2010

Opera Buys FastMail

By | April 30, 2010 | 7 Comments

Opera Buys FastMailToday, Opera Software has announced the acquisition of Aussie email provider FastMail.FM for an undisclosed amount of money.

According to company press release statement, this move will help Opera to expand its current messaging product portfolio and deliver cross-platform messaging to a wide range of devices, including computers, mobile phones, TVs and gaming consoles.

“The newest generation of Web users will discover the Web through a mobile device. Having world-class messaging capability alongside a rich and compelling Web experience is essential. By combining forces, Opera and can offer messaging on any device. This will enhance the value Opera provides to consumers, while assisting our operator partners in reducing customer churn,” said Rolf Assev, Chief Strategy Officer at Opera Software.


Skyfire Beta 2.0 for Android (Video)

By | April 29, 2010 | 18 Comments


Opera 10.52 for Windows and Mac Released

By | April 27, 2010 | 37 Comments

Opera 10.52 for Windows and Mac Released
Today Opera Software has released an update for Opera 10.5x series web browser for both, Windows and Mac operating systems.

Bug fixes since 10.51
Fixed a crash on closing tab with PDF plugin
Fixed issues with pages never stop loading
Fixed issues with caching
Fixed an issue with opening email attachments
… and more

According to 10.5x roadmap, Linux version should be released by the end of May.



Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

By | April 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 26th

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks, Ichann, mabdul, Nox and Oliver for links.


If Internet Explorer is so Bad.. (Picture)?

By | April 26, 2010 | 13 Comments

If IE Is So Bad.. (Picture)?


Increase Your Productivity with Firefox or Chrome

By | April 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Increase Your Productivity with Firefox

Here is a different approach on boosting your productivity. RescueTime is a simple Firefox and Google Chrome add-on, which tracks your actions and gives you an insight, on how much time you actually waste during your “working hours”

Here is a scoop from developer’s web site: Continue Reading

What Will the Browser Look Like in 5 Years?

By | April 23, 2010 | 45 Comments

O’Reilly Radar has posted a short interview with Opera’s Chief Standards Officer, Charles McCathieNevile about web browsers future, cloud computing as well as devices like tablet PCs and mobile phones.


Thanks to mabdul for this.


How to Remove Opera O Menu Icon?

By | April 21, 2010 | 5 Comments

Here is a quick and painless way to disable/hide Opera menu icon:

Right click on Opera interface: Customize > Appearance > Toolbars
While Appearance window is still open, click on Opera Menu icon (it should highlight it)
Set toolbar placement to “Off”

How to Remove Opera O Menu Icon?

Job done.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for this.


Skyfire for iPhone is Coming, Possible Flash and Silverlight Support?

By | April 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

Skyfire for Iphone is ComingJeff Glueck, the CEO of Skyfire congratulated Opera team and dropped a hint about the upcoming Skyfire for iPhone release:

“Everyone at Skyfire was heartened by this decision by Apple, to open up their platform and believe this sets a solid precedent for additional innovation in mobile browsing from other companies.

Skyfire believes this approval is a solid first step and there’s still major consumer demand for great rich media and video browsing on these devices. Our philosophy is that enhanced speed AND all the rich media of the web can be together in one browser. Continue Reading

Cello – First Windows Web Browser

By | April 20, 2010 | 8 Comments

Although many users remember Mosaic web browser, only quite a few have ever heard of Cello, which was in fact, the very first Windows web browser.

Cello - First Windows Web Browser

How so? Continue Reading