Category: Opera

Opera Now Has 200 Million Mobile Users

By | July 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Opera Now Has 200 Million Mobile UsersWith the release of the latest mobile web trends report, Norwegian browser maker has announced that their mobile products (Opera Mini and Opera Mobile) are now used by more than 200 million people worldwide.

As it turns out, the majority of these numbers come from the Opera Mini (183 million users) while Opera Mobile is used by 17 million people.

For even more details and stats by countries, check the original report.

[Thanks, Ichann]

CrashOpera.com Will Kill Your Browser

By | July 24, 2012 | 25 Comments

CrashOpera.com Will Kill Your BrowserSome time ago, we wrote about the site that was supposed to crash Internet Explorer but as it turns out, it was cheating and crashed pretty much every browser once you change browser identification.

Well, today we have a new site for you: Crash Opera.

No tricks, just a simple .gif file and yes, it will crash Opera.

“Featherweight” Designer, Henrik Helmers, Joins Opera

By | July 18, 2012 | 7 Comments

“Featherweight” Designer, Henrik Helmers, Joins OperaAgain.

With the release of Opera 11.50, Norwegian browser maker has introduced a new, Google Chrome like skin, which was a part of the “Featherweight” project. As explained back then, the “goal has been to make Opera as light, bright and user-friendly as possible—without sacrificing power or flexibility”

So what happened next? Long story short, he left the company in mid-2011 to work for the Norwegian tabloid Dagbladet.
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Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1

By | July 16, 2012 | 19 Comments

Benchmarks: IE9 vs. Firefox 13 vs. Google Chrome 20 vs. Opera 12 vs. Safari 5.1Yes, we will finally post this.

With a release of new web browser builds, including Chrome 20 and Firefox 13, guys at the TomsHardware have yet again dome a good job ad benchmarking all of them.

Who will win? Check the results below to find out.

Tested Browsers
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Experimental Opera Build Supports SPDY

By | July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Experimental Opera Build Supports SPDYFollows Google Chrome and Firefox.

If you’ve been craving for the Opera release that supports SPDY, you are up for a nice treat as this is exactly what has happened.

Although it’s not yet integrated into their weekly builds, it’s still better than nothing and offers a sneak peak of what could possibly become a part of the upcoming Opera 12.50 release.

Click here to learn more about SPDY and download the mentioned Opera Labs build.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this]

Google’s Blogger Ditches Opera Support

By | July 7, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google's Blogger Ditches Opera Support

Just when Facebook decided to replace Google Chrome and recommend Opera instead, it looks like Blogger did the opposite.

As first noticed by Bob Leggitt on June 27th, not only have they ditched the support for Opera but will also keep you asking to download Google Chrome over and over again. Ed Bott, one of the ZDNet editors has summed it up like this, “This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google’s Blogger network, you’ll see a nagging message. And you’ll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.”

[Thanks, Hiram]

Download Opera 12.50 Alpha

By | July 6, 2012 | 8 Comments

Download Opera 12.50 AlphaContinues with its fish codenames.

Now here is something to be excited about: the next release of the Opera web browser, codenamed “Marlin”.

Just today, Norwegian browser maker has revealed the very first build of Opera 12.50, which is still in the alpha/pre-alpha state. However, it does not mean that there are no new features for you to play with and although we expect to see more in the next few months, here is what you will see as of now:
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June, 2012 Market Share: Firefox, Safari, Opera – Up; IE, Google Chrome – Down

By | July 4, 2012 | 6 Comments


Well, here is an interesting turn of events, a somewhat inverted market share data.

Instead of focusing on the user experience and eliminating the useless 2 year release cycle, IE team has decided to fire more ads instead. Certainly, even great ads have their limits and as shown above, Internet Explorer continues to lose its market share, down from 54.05% to 54.02% (0.03 point decrease).
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Opera: Enable Do Not Track

By | July 3, 2012 | 2 Comments

Opera: Enable Do Not TrackWith the release of Opera 12, Norwegian browser maker has included a much needed, “Do Not Track”, feature, which, although can be ignored by some sites, can be enabled via:

- Preferences > Advanced
- Open “Security” tab and check “Ask websites not to track me”

Hit OK and enjoy the artificial feeling of better privacy.

[Via: My.Opera.com]

Download Firefox 14 Mobile For Android

By | June 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

Download Firefox 14 Mobile For AndroidIncludes dramatic improvements.

After announcing that something big is coming, Mozilla has revealed the 14th version of the Firefox Mobile web browser for the Android devices.

According to the official blog post, Firefox 14 Mobile has significant performance improvements in many different areas, ranging from startup to page load times.
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