Category: Opera

Opera API Geolocation Support

By | March 29, 2009 | 3 Comments

Opera has released the first build with geolocation API support that can be used such as in maps and web applications.

You can download windows build here (no need to install).
And the SVCsetup application, so it can work on XP.


Here is a demo used to try it out.
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Opera Mobile 9.7 Details Emerge

By | March 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

The first details on the upcoming Opera Mobile 9.7 release have been revealed. One of the key features in the following version will be Opera Turbo support. In the demo video a complex page with Opera Turbo enabled managed to load site 3x times faster than the one without it.

Opera Mobile 9.7 will also speed up browsing experience due to rendering engine improvements. Actually, it will use Presto 2.2 engine (same as in Opera 10).

For more information (and improvements), please visit the following post.

Demo Video: Continue Reading

Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading

Want to Win £20 000 with Opera?

By | March 25, 2009 | 10 Comments

From ChooseOpera

Betavine, a Vodafone Group R&D lab, is offering developers a chance to win £20,000 in a mobile widget competition.

Developers are invited to create widgets for the Opera for Mobile 9.5 platform, which is included on Nokia 6210, Nokia N78, Nokia N95 8gb and Nokia N96 devices.

Recources to get started
Have a look and use the following recources: Continue Reading

Opera – Jon Von Tetzchner (Interview), Part 1

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

ITPro.co.uk:

“In the first of our three part interview, Jon Von Tetzchner, chief executive of Opera, explains the difference between its Opera mini and mobile browsers, highlights the benefits of Opera Turbo technology and reveals why its browser is so suited for use on embedded devices, such as the Nintendo Wii.”

Watch Video.

Thanks to Daniel Hendrycks for sending this.

5 Best Web Browsers

By | March 23, 2009 | 1 Comment

LifeHacker has published a nice sum up of 5 most popular web browsers: Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Feel free to check it.

Thanks to Daniel for sending this.

Opera Media Clarification

By | March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

From Newsweb

“Opera is aware of statements in the media that Opera will announce one
or more agreements with US operators in early April.

Opera would like to clarify that it has no plans to announce any US
operator agreements to the OSE in early April as mentioned in the media.”

Opera to Announce Deals with US Mobile Operators

By | March 21, 2009 | 4 Comments

Opera Software is polishing its mobile web browser strategy. While they are making deals with mobile phone manufacturers such as Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Sony Erickson to place their mobile web browser into various handsets, recently they started to skip them and partnership directly with the operators.

As a result, Opera will be announcing deals with US mobile operators at the CTIA Wireless in early April. While they refuse to tell with whom those deals will be made, Opera Software usually works with big operators only. And in the US, those are: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Spring Nextel and T-Mobile (European T-Mobile is already in the partnership with Opera).

If everything goes as planned, Opera will strengthen their positions in the US market as well as increase their revenues.

Rumor: Opera 10 to Include Web Slices

By | March 17, 2009 | 19 Comments

Tim (the guy who sent us “leaked” Opera 10 release dates (haven’t been confirmed as real yet)) today reported that the upcoming Opera 10 Beta release will include a feature similar to web slices.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, it allows you to track a specific part of page for changes. As a result, you won’t have to keep visiting it over and over again.

For a live demo, feel free to check “How To: Internet Explorer 8 Web Slices” video below.

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Opera Chief: Microsoft’s IE 8 ‘Undermines’ Web Standards

By | March 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

TheRegister writes:

“If Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 8 this week – as expected – then the company will likely be congratulated by many for doing the right thing and finally adding support for web standards to its browser.”

Continue reading at TheRegister