Category: Opera

Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video

By | September 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

Be sure to check this out. Exclusive Opera 9.5 Features & Video.


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Opera 9.5, More News About Opera 9.5

By | August 31, 2007 | 1 Comment

Opera 9.5It’s coming… “Opera Desktop Team” provided us even more details about upcoming Opera 9.5 (Kestrel) release, post includes information about: Performance, Site Compatibility, Accessibility, Operating Systems (OS) Integration, Opera Mail and more. You can read their post here. That’s not all of course, I think that you will be able to see most exciting features only after Opera 9.5 alpha release. Enjoy.

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera

By | August 31, 2007 | 14 Comments

OperaTime for some more critics and as I promised, it’s “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Opera”. You can check my “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Internet Explorer” here. And here we go…

1. No intergrated spell check. So you accidentally can type with some erors (?).
2. No “smart” auto update.
3. Where’s auto-complete when filling various forms? Few fields is not enough. I wish to have this, even Internet Explorer has that.
4. Can’t remove “Widgets” from menu as well as delete multiple wands. I like clean browser.
5. RSS news placed in the “mail” folder. I was making a backup of all my files but haven’t made that “mail” folder backup as I wasn’t using mail. Seems RSS news items were placed exactly there so I lost all of them.

Tomorrow you will see “5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Firefox” post.

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Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 Released

By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini 4 Beta 2Good news everyone. Opera Mini team are happy to announce that Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 was just released. You may download it now from Opera Mini home page. This build introduces various bug fixes as well as new features. So let’s start from the beginning and see this, Beta 2 release changelog from Opera Mini Blog.

  • Added encryption
  • Added multi search, with shortcut: ‘#’+’9′
  • Added Create search from form field
  • Added Landscape mode, shortcut: ‘*’+’#’
  • Added support for small anti-aliased bitmap fonts
  • Added content folding
  • Simplified setup process
  • Improved image quality
  • Improved fit to width mode rendering
  • Simplified settings page
  • Added native blackberry menu
  • Allow Blackberries to accept the EULA via the menu
  • Fixed decoding of images that were skipped when partially above the window
  • Added clock adjustment setting
  • Changing the font size via settings now clears the document cache
  • Now saves full screen mode between sessions
  • Dialogs are now displayed with round corners and alpha channel overlay windows
  • Secure connections
  • Delayed randomess gathering for secure connections until first real page request
  • If you want more detailed changelog, be sure to check Daniel’s changelog post.

    I will get back to Oper Mini 4 Beta 2 review as soon as I will test it.

    Opera Mini 4 Features List.

    Download now.

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    Waiting For The Opera Mini 4 Beta 2

    By | August 30, 2007 | 5 Comments

    I guess everyone is refreshing web page every few minutes…


    And one more…

    Error 2

    This is my favorite one.

    Error 3 Opera

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    Sony In The Partnership With Opera Software

    By | August 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

    BusinessOr Opera Software in the partnership with Sony? Sony Electronics made a deal with Opera Software and chose to use Opera browser for their new BRAVIA Internet Video Link. With this BRAVIA Internet Video Link (currently available in the USA only) you can watch internet video from various providers and as Sony says itself: “It’s like extra channels for your new HDTV.”

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    Opera 9.5, Next Tuesday

    By | August 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

    Opera 9.5Opera 9.5 codename Kestrel Alpha will be released very soon. Actually Opera Desktop Team set to release it next Tuesday. Patience is a virtue. Let’s wait. Opera 9.5 will be a present to Jon S. von Tetzchner (Opera’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)), he is celebrating his 40 years old birthday today. We, community wish you all the best. Happy Birthday!

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    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 – Tomorrow

    By | August 29, 2007 | 1 Comment

    Opera Mini 4 Beta 2So here you go, Opera Mini team tomorrow will be releasing Opera Mini 4 Beta 2. Developers promised new features, and as they say, some of them were added by Opera Mini users requests while other ones are completely new. As you know they haven’t just used Opera Mini 3 core, they rewrote it (bugs, bugs, bugs), this Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 also should be much faster as well.

    New features? RSS Feeds (not confirmed). I think this one will be added. Why it wasn’t added in the first Opera Mini 4 Beta then? It wasn’t finished.
    Opera Mini team also wrote that more than a few Opera Mini 3 features like secure connections and content folding wasn’t added in the first Beta release, but *some* of those features will be in the Beta 2.

    One more thing: This is not the last beta. We will have Opera Mini 4 Beta 3 as well. I respect this decision, we want to have stable and finished releases, even if that requires Beta 3 or even Beta 4.

    Download Opera Mini 4 Beta 1.

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    Web Browsers Finances – Opera Software 2007 Q2 Results

    By | August 27, 2007 | 9 Comments

    OperaGood afternoon everyone. Few months ago I’ve started to monitor web browsers market share growth. Today I am thinking about something new again.

    Oh yes, we all love graphs and various numbers (I love them). So since we are monitoring browsers market share already, what else can we monitor? Finances.

    Opera Software today released their “Second Quarter 2007 Report” which includes some very interesting information. Here are some pictures (had to modify them a bit to make them fit in this blog).

    Opera Software 2007 Q2

    Opera Software 2007 Q2 Results

    As you can see Opera Software managed to increase almost everything (expect stock options costs), from revenues to employees.

    Here are some more interesting information:

    Opera Mini 2007 Q2

    Soon to hit one billion per month. Congratulations to Opera Mini team.

    Opera Software also provided their goals in 2007. Here are they:

    Opera Software 2007 Q2
    Note: This does NOT constitute financial guidance.

    Do you think they can complete all of them?

    The only thing which made me wonder a bit was their “Working with global leaders” page.

    Opera Software 2007 Quarter 2 Results

    Don’t you miss anything?


    I went to their partners page and haven’t found “Yahoo!” there as well. Aren’t they in some kind of partnership? Have they just forgot to add this web giant?

    Second Quarter 2007 Report.

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    Opera 9.5 – More Details Revealed

    By | August 26, 2007 | 3 Comments

    OperaThere was some (one?) complain(s) in the “No Opera 9.5 or Opera Mini 4 Beta 2 or Final Today” post that Opera team haven’t posted anything in THEIR blog. So here you go, they did it on Saturday evening.

    Whole post tells about Opera 9.5 developing, there are still many issues which needs to be fixed before releasing first public build and as Junyor (Tim Altman) said: “We have strict quality standards that have not yet been met”. That explains everything.

    New Features

    Opera always hides most important features which will be available in their next browser release, whether it’s Opera for desktop, Opera for mobile phone or any other one. I really like that. It makes you excite about something what you don’t know and when only a day or two are being left before release, they start to tease you even more. Thank you for that.

    OK, new features/fixes. So not many was revealed, but here are the few:

    An ability to manually update newsfeeds, just press F5 and you are done (I hope they will add some kind of button in the interface too).
    Remember when you’ve clicked View > Encoding menu and it didn’t do anything for messages? Fixed.

    That’s all. Let’s wait.

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