Another month, another report.
Kicking things off with Apple’s Safari, which tries to recover some of its lost market share, up from 54.19% to 55.88% (1.69 point increase).
Now here’s a Halloween surprise for you.
Today, Opera has announced that they will be shutting down My Opera platform on March 1, 2014, which means that you have 4 months to export your blog and / or save all the data.
In addition to that, My Opera Email will too be discontinued so you should start looking for a new (and reliable) provider as soon as possible, such as Gmail or Outlook.
The power of automation.
When it comes to filling online forms, nothing comes close to auto complete. Now, it looks like Google’s implementation is something you should be concerned about, especially if Chrome (or Opera 15+) has your credit card data.
So what’s the big deal? By selecting one of the available auto complete data sets, users can have their forms filled automatically. However, assuming Chrome or Opera has your personal data, a sneaky web site could very well use hidden forms to retrieve your email address, credit card numbers and so on.
Brings very little to the table.
If you’ve been expecting some major changes in the very first build of Opera 19, then you are up for quite a disappointment. Yesterday, Norwegian browser maker has announced the availability of Opera 19 Developer, which, besides known issues and some bug fixes, now includes an option for ‘Advanced Settings’.
What is it for? By navigating to opera:settings, you can now enable / disable hardware acceleration and ‘Disable tab bar’s top spacing when browser window is maximized’. That’s pretty much it, although Opera promised to bring more options in the future, so at least we have that.
If you are looking at what’s next for Opera then look no further as Norwegian browser maker has just released the very first build of Opera 18 and here’s what you can expect from it:
First in the list is ability to move tabs between windows or spawn a new window, then Opera has also enabled installable themes as well as enhancements for search engine manager.
In the month of September, Apple’s Safari web browser saw another drop in its numbers, down from 55.46% to 54.19% (1.27 point decrease).
September, 2013 Desktop Market Share: Internet Explorer, Safari – Up; Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera – Down
Starting with Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s web browser continues to edge higher, up from 57.60% to 57.80% (0.2 point increase).
Brings more Opera 12 features.
If you are up for a fresh stable build of Opera then today is your lucky day. Announced on Monday, Opera 17 brings some of the key missing features, including:
- Pinned tabs, pretty self-explanatory
- Startup options, which means that you can now choose between continuing where you left off, opening a specific set of page(s) during startup or starting with a start page.
- Custom search engines, a very welcome addition
Dumbed down meets intuitive?
If you’ve been looking for a yet another iPad web browser then Coast by Opera might as well be something to consider. Designed specifically for touch, it aims to replace constant tapping on the screen with swipe gestures. The problem (as with the majority of such UI’s) is that these so called “intuitive” gestures are hard to figure out.