Category: Opera

Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

By | September 30, 2010 | 13 Comments

Android Browsers: Skyfire vs. Dolphin HD vs. Opera Mini vs. Mozilla Fennec

Guys at PCWorld benchmarked Skyfire 2.0, Dolphin HD, Opera Mini, Mozilla Fennec, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 stock mobile web browsers.

As you can see from the results above, Opera Mini and Skyfire 2.0 took the lead, followed by Android 2.2, Android 2.1, Dolphin HD and lastly, Mozilla’s Fennec (Alpha) browser.

Interestingly enough, Skyfire 2.0 beats Opera Mini when loading pages directly from the web (they both compress content), while Opera Mini performed better during cached pages load test.

Opera Refreshes Opera Dragonfly UI

By | September 29, 2010 | 43 Comments

Opera Refreshes Opera Dragonfly UI

David Storey from Opera Software has just announced the upcoming and much needed visual refresh for Opera’s Dragonfly.

While estimated time of release remains unknown, it’s good to see that company has not forgotten its debugging tools.

Could this bring Opera back into the game? Potentially yes, if it’s much more than just a new UI.

For more details and screenshots, visit the the following page.

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta 2 for Symbian Released

By | September 29, 2010 | 8 Comments

Opera Mobile 10.1 Beta 2 for Symbian ReleasedOpera Software has just released the second beta of Opera Mobile 10.1 web browser.

This version introduces an ARM optimized version of Opera’s JavaScript engine called Carakan, which is approximately 4 times faster than its predecessor.

On the side note, Sony Ericsson has recently announced its plans to get rid of Symbian platform completely. This leaves Nokia the only company that still manufactures and develops Symbian OS devices.

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Opera Software Cheese Slicer Review

By | September 24, 2010 | 21 Comments

Opera Software Cheese Slicer Review

If you haven’t heard about Opera Software yet, it’s a cheese slicer manufacturer, based in Oslo, Norway.

As you might know, they sent us a pack full of goodies. Being a good fellow as I am, I have decided to review one of their products: a cheese slicer.
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FavBrowser and Opera Give Away

By | September 24, 2010 | 29 Comments

FavBrowser and Opera Give Away
Today, we are giving away a couple of cool T-shirts, Pens, Stickers and Phone/Card necklaces from Opera Software!

5 lucky winners will receive:
T-Shirt (Black or Red)
Opera Software Pen
Laptop Sticker
Necklace
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Firefox 4 Receives Paste and Go

By | September 23, 2010 | 31 Comments

Firefox 4 Receives Paste and GoIt looks like Firefox developers are following Opera and Chrome web browsers, as latest builds now include a much needed, “Paste and Go” functionality in both, address bar and search engine forms.

Just like in Opera or Google Chrome, menu will appear after you right click on one of the forms. If everything works as expected, you may also assign a shortcut, such as CTRL+B or any other.

Via MozillaLinks

64-Bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux

By | September 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

64-Bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and LinuxGood news, everyone, Adobe has just released a preview build of 64-bit Flash Player for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.

Known issues:
- Video playback issues may appear on certain websites such as Hulu.com, Audi.co.uk, and nbc.com.
- Mouse interactivity in the Settings UI dialog does not work using Internet Explorer 9. Keyboard navigation works as expected. Please pardon our dust.
- Internet Explorer 9 is not yet final. As such, Adobe is continuing to work with Microsoft to resolve critical issues before the final release of Internet Explorer 9.
- This release will not receive automatic update notifications, and users will need to manually uninstall this preview before installing a standard shipping release of Flash Player

We are one step closer to 64-bit mainstream web browsers!

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Enable Image Resizing in Opera

By | September 14, 2010 | 9 Comments

Enable Image Resizing in Opera

If you ever wanted to have an Internet Explorer like functionality in Opera, here is how:

Open high resolution image (sample)
Click on “Fit to Width” icon (can be found under “View”, in the bottom right corner)
Done.

Thanks to Rafael Luik for tip.

Weekly Questions Recap, September 14th

By | September 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

Weekly Questions Recap, September 14th

Unresolved

Answered

None

Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows Mobile

By | September 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows MobileHere comes another release from Opera, as company has just announced the availability of Opera Mini 5.1 for Windows Phone 6.5, Windows Mobile 6, Windows Mobile 5, and Windows Mobile 2003 devices.

Why should you use Opera Mini instead of Opera Mobile? Well, it depends on your handset and your personal preference.

It’s a nice release with its advantages and disadvantages, when compared to Opera Mobile 10. One of such advantages is a “working” “Back” button, click on it and you are instantly surfing the previous page, while in Opera Mobile 10, it takes you back and then reloads the very same page (at least on my device). On the other hand, Opera Mini 5.1 UI appeared to be a little bit sluggish sometimes.
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