With 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).
Today, 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
Good 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.
Takes 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.
When 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:
September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
Another month, another report.
Opera 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:
Goes from Opera Software to Opera.
In case you missed, yesterday, Norwegian browser maker has announced its new logo and slogan. As you can see in the video above (or below), it brought back the 3D effect, which was missing since Microsoft went all in with the flat UI and influenced other companies as well.
Here is a pretty meaningless video, which (I guess) should inspire you:
Now here is an interesting prediction that could become true before we enter into the 2016. We have been doing browser market share reports for more than 8 years’ now and it looks like the most recent data from NetApplications indicates that Google Chrome could soon overtake Safari and become the #1 web browser.
Assuming the trend continues (with a minor bump for Safari’s market share due to the new hardware release), we are looking at the November – December timeframe.