Category: Opera

Exclusive: Opera to Spin Off Browser Business

By | December 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Exclusive: Opera to Spin Off Browser BusinessIt will remain the owner.

Now here is something that does not happen every day. According to the email we have received, Opera’s board of directors wants to separate browser and TV business into two separate companies, which will still be owned by the Opera Software ASA.

Why? It’s part of their global restructuring, which should help to provide more flexibility for both companies.
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Opera 35 Dev Brings Windows 10 and Other Improvements

By | December 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

Opera 35 Dev Brings Windows 10 and Other ImprovementsToday, Opera Software has pushed another Opera 35 Dev build (35.0.2064.0), which brings some UI enhancements and other changes. Windows 10 users should be especially happy as some of these tweaks are just for them, like the improved contrast for window frame, better control menu items look and ability to control the window frame look.

As far as non-Windows 10 changes go, ad blocking section was removed from the Basic settings, which apparently received a lot of criticism from the community. However, if you have missed the release before, here is what else was added:

- Search box, yes, for the old school users
- Experimental flag #frame-color-awareness, which allows you to change the window title bar color in Windows 10 Threshold 2.
- Simple settings
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Updated Opera 35 Developer Preview Is Here

By | November 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Updated Opera 35 Developer Preview Is HereWith muted tabs and more.

Yesterday, Opera Software has pushed an update to its developer platform (build 35.0.2052.0), which brings some neat new features.

First and most important, is the ability to mute the annoying tab or if desired, the whole web browser (see the screenshot below).
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Opera Software Q3, 2015 Financial Results

By | November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera Software Q3, 2015 Financial ResultsToday, Opera Software has announced their Q3, 2015 financial results and here are some of the higlights:

- Revenue was $149.4 million in 3Q15, up from $138.8 million in 3Q14, an increase of 8%. On a constant currency basis, revenue growth was 17% in 3Q15 vs. 3Q14.
- Adjusted EBITDA* (excluding one-time costs) of $27.5 million, down 19% versus 3Q14
- Operating Cash Flow of $20.1 million versus $18.2 million in 3Q14
- Free Cash Flow** of $15.4 million versus $12.9 million in 3Q14
- Desktop users reached 56 million by the end of 3Q15, up 10% versus the end of 3Q14
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Opera 33 Final is Here

By | October 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Opera 33 Final is HereGood news! Norwegian browser maker has recently released the final version of Opera 33, which includes some neat changes that should and will improve the overall browsing experience.

The first change you’ll probably notice is the new logo and branding but as far as other changes go, it will now better match the overall OS X El Capitain’s transparent look and proprietary audio and video codecs support on Linux platform.

Anything else? Yes! Somewhat reduced Chromium memory use (which has been happening since Opera 15), and Opera Turbo improvements.
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Opera 34 Dev Brings New Branding and More

By | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Opera 34 Dev Brings New Branding and MoreTakes some time getting used to it.

Not so long time ago, Norwegian browser maker has revealed its logo and slogan (do more). Now, it looks like it has finally made it to the latest developer build of Opera 34.

That’s not the only change, though. A download progress warning dialog is also being tested, so no longer will you interrupt your downloads when closing Opera. How to enable? Type “opera:flags” in the URL bar and look for “show-downloads-in-progress-warning” flag.

Other changes include the support for Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface plugins, which was disabled before, bug fixes, codec improvements for Linux users and MSE+MP3 on the developer stream.
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Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market Share

By | October 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Microsoft Starts Abusing Windows 10 Users to Gain Market ShareWhen Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.

Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.

Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
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September, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down

By | October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After focusing on the Microsoft Edge specifically in our last post, it’s time to pick up the pace and reveal the rest of the desktop market share numbers.
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September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down

By | October 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

Another month, another report.
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Opera Coast For iPhone and iPad Updated

By | September 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Opera Coast For iPhone and iPad UpdatedOpera Coast For iPhone and iPad Updated

Complements the iOS9.

Following the introduction of a new logo, Opera Software has also released a brand new version of Opera Coast, which helps users to discover the awesome side of the web.

So what has changed? First (and most importantly), you can now change the default search engine to one of the following:

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