Category: Opera

Opera Mini and Parental Control

By | February 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

Yesterday Opera Software and BrightCloud, Inc. have announced a partnership which would increase security as well as allow web operators to filter content viewed by Opera Mini users.

As press release explains:

With this technology, operators across the globe will be able to implement parental control mechanisms, block access to adult content or other sites, block services that are deemed inappropriate, and add in an extra level of security, especially for enterprise networks.

Opera 10 Release Dates “Leaked”?

By | February 11, 2009 | 25 Comments

Okay, I can’t confirm or deny the following information. It was sent by one of our readers earlier today.

According to the message, Opera 10 Beta should hit the streets on April while final release is set to be released on September.

Opera 10 Beta, April 2009
Opera 10 Beta 2, June 2009
Opera 10 RC 1, August 2009
Opera 10 Final, September 2009

I am sure we will be able to confirm or deny that later this year.

Thanks to Tim.

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Opera to Unveil a “Very Aggressive” Advertising Campaign

By | February 11, 2009 | 7 Comments

It looks like Opera Software has finally started to focus more on its products advertising. Opera will unveil a “very aggressive” advertising campaign designed to promote Opera for mobile phones. “Over our history, we’ve spent zero [on advertising], so it’s a huge shift” Opera’s Software SVP Rod Hamlin said.

And if that’s not enough, Opera has also placed the following message on a billboard near Microsoft Redmond campus: “Be a Real Internet explorer…Opera.com.” Sadly, there are no pictures yet.

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Mozilla to Opera on EU Case

By | February 9, 2009 | 6 Comments

PCPro has published a mini interview with Firefox architect Mike Connor regarding the whole EU case against Microsoft.

What he mentioned was the fact the they don’t want Firefox to be bundled with Windows.

Some of the highlights from that story: Continue Reading

Wow! Lunascape Beats Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera**

By | February 5, 2009 | 22 Comments

Here is something for you: a new web browser. Now, before you stop reading about yet another new web browser, please note: this is not a regular one.

So what is Lunascape then?

It’s the world’s first triple engine web browser. Yes, it’s a hybrid. Here is a simple formula: Continue Reading

Opera’s Comeback to Browser Wars

By | February 5, 2009 | 2 Comments

After all those SunSpider tests where Opera was not very close from the worst: Internet Explorer 8 and beaten by Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome, they are developing a new weapon: Carakan.

So what is Carakan?

Carakan is a new ECMAScript/JavaScript engine for Opera web browser which is currently in development. The current JavaScript engine Futhark was the fastest from them all during its first release long time ago. But times changed… Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, Feb 3rd

By | February 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

Web Browsers Nostradamus, Year 2010

By | February 2, 2009 | 7 Comments

Ever wondered what would browsers market share look like in the Jan, 2010? Well, using simple moving average trend and drawing a line between it’s easy to check that. So here’s how it would look like if there won’t be any drastic changes, such as “Internet Explorer come back”.

Internet Explorer Continue Reading

Internet Explorer, Opera Loses, Firefox, Safari, Chrome Gains, Jan 2009

By | February 2, 2009 | 11 Comments

It is time to check how web browsers market share is doing in the first month of 2009.

Internet Explorer continues its trend with a loss of 0.6%, from 68.15 to 67.55.

Firefox has grabbed an extra of 0.19% market share, from 21.34% to 21.53%

The biggest gainer this month is Safari with an increase of 0.36%, from 7.93% to 8.29% Continue Reading

Chrome 2, Webkit 4 and Firefox 3.1 beats IE 8 and Opera 10

By | January 31, 2009 | 10 Comments

ZDNet Australia has compared the following web browsers in SunSpider (yet again) and Google V8 2 benchmarks:

Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1)
Firefox 3.1b1 (although b2 was released some time ago)
Chrome 2.0.158.0
WebKit r40220
Opera 10.00 Alpha

Results are actually quite interesting, when you compare IE 8 RC1 with Opera 10 Alpha. Continue Reading