Items tagged with Opera

Looking for the next wave of technology to make use of Intel's newest set-top box silicon? Say hello to Opera TV. Today, Opera Software announced that its TV browser with WebGL will run swimmingly on the new Atom Media Processor CE5300. Visitors to the Intel and Opera booths at the IP&TV World Forum in London can see a WebGL demonstration of advanced graphics using HTML5 and JavaScript, where games and interactive 3-D options are available directly in the browser. “Opera with WebGL on Intel Atom Media Processor CE5300 brings fantastic graphics capabilities to application and game developers, and makes it possible to make cross-platform HTML5 applications shine on TVs and set-top boxes,”... Read more...
Opera realizes that wireless carriers are placing limits on how much data is included with many smartphone plans. In an effort to give users the mobile web without going over their data limits, Opera has released the latest version of the Opera Mini browser. The latest version, 6.5, is available for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and Java-enabled phones. In addition, the Opera Mobile 11.5 browser is now available on Symbian S60. If you're not familiar with Opera Mini and Opera Mobile, both offer cost saving features that help reduce your data consumption. With Opera Mini, remote servers compress webpages before sending them to your phone, thereby using less data. With Opera Mobile, you'll... Read more...
The past 18 months have seen a significant evolution in browser graphics. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera have all added support for such standards as OpenCL, HTML5, and Direct2D acceleration. (HTML5 isn't a graphics standard, strictly speaking, but it allows the browser to handle certain activities that once required Flash plugins). Support for WebGL, a browser-friendly derivative of OpenGL, has been added to Firefox and Safari (with Chrome and Opera versions under development). Microsoft, however, has announced it won't be including WebGL support, claiming that the standard is far too insecure to be safely deployed. As it turns out, the software giant has good reason to be concerned. Ever... Read more...
Opera Software is working with Comtrend to deliver a new broadband TV service via set-top boxes. Opera's browser will power Comtrend's STB-7007 next-generation set-top box. With the browser, users will be able to access context-sensitive information while watching TV. For example, with the technology, you could buy a song while watching MTV or you could tweet about a sporting event directly from the TV while watching the big game. A new wave in TV viewing Set-top boxes by Comtrend Corporation now surf with Opera Taipei, Taiwan — June 2, 2011 - Imagine this: you are watching the World Cup finals at home, your favorite player scores a goal, and you can tweet about it without taking your eyes... Read more...
While lots of attention are being flung in the direction of Firefox and Chrome these days (and the newest installment of Internet Explorer, to some extent), Opera is also making headway in the crowded browser market. Opera Mini 6 has just launched today for iOS; specifically, iPhone and iPad. It's available to download right now for free in the App Store, and it provides much-needed competition in a market dominated by Apple's stock Mobile Safari browser. The company claims that this new browser features up to 90% compression of data traffic for "speed and cost savings," so even if you're on a terribly slow connection, you'll still be able to see the essentials. If you have an iPhone 4, the browser... Read more...
Online data tracker Net Applications published data yesterday that shows IE9 coming on strong, but not necessarily the way Microsoft would like. Adoption trends show that much of IE9's gain was offset by fewer people using Internet Explorer 8. This implies that while customers see the advantages of IE9, they're not turning to Microsoft to provide them with a high-end product.  Microsoft has seen the same reports as everyone else, but prefers a different focus. The company claims that Windows 7 and IE9 fit together like peanut butter and chocolate. A recent blog post by Ryan Gavin repeatedly emphasizes how the IE9 development team "built IE9 to help developers unleash faster and richer web... Read more...
Mobile, mobile, mobile. Is there anything else? 2011 is most certainly shaping up to be a year where mobile is focused on intently, and it's not just from a hardware standpoint. It's also from a software standpoint. Particularly in the mobile browser world, there's an intense level of competition shaping up, and even names like Opera (which had largely faded in recent years) is making a comeback primarily based on their mobile endeavors. This week, Opera is introducing Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11, two new mobile browsers that can be used on over 3000 devices. If you're wondering what the new builds offer, there's improved scrolling, panning and zooming; pinch-to-zoom; easy in-browser sharing... Read more...
Note:  This is not a full review of IE9 in all its puissant glory but a quick tour of the new browser, its additional features and UI changes, and a quick check of its performance vis-à-vis the other major browser options. Internet Explorer 9 debuted this week into a flourishing browser market; Microsoft's new browser will have to shine in order to win back any users who've since transitioned to Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or even Opera. Internet Explorer 8 Internet Explorer 9 The first thing you'll notice about IE9 is that it's essentially been Chrome'd. Most of the various toolbars IE8 presented by default can be redisplayed in IE9. Tabs, once kept below the address bar, have moved... Read more...
Is your mobile browser in need of a storefront? Possibly not, but Opera thinks so anyway. This week, Opera announced the opening of the Opera Mobile Store, which is available in over 200 countries. This storefront is a featured Speed Dial link in the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers, which makes the storefront immediately accessible by more than 100 million people who use an Opera browser on their mobile phones. The Opera Mobile Store has been built and delivered through a strategic partnership with Appia, the leading provider of open application marketplace technology. It offers both free and paid applications for virtually any mobile platform and device, and the storefront experience is... Read more...
Well, what better way to celebrate your one hundred millionth user than to unveil plans of expansion onto new platforms, all but guaranteeing another flood on your way to 200 million? That's the question being posed to Opera today, which just reached the 100 million mark on the mobile side of things. According to the numbers issued today in Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report, 90.4 million people now use Opera Mini every month and approximately 15 million people use Opera Mobile each month. In all, 105 million people use Opera on their phones. Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. A recent IDC report found that in the final quarter of 2010, more smartphones were sold worldwide than PCs,... Read more...
Google launched the latest version of Chrome late last week with support for multiple new features. While Google no longer labels Chrome with a version number or admits such a thing exists, information under the "Stats For Nerds" link in the browser's task manager confirms that this is Chrome 9.0.597.84. There are no default UI changes, at least not when updating from Chrome 8.2. One of the new features Google is introducing with Chrome 9 is disabled by default. It's called Chrome Instant and it extends Google Instant functionality across the entire browser. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Google Instant refers to the search engine's relatively new ability to return search results... Read more...
While the tablet market is definitely a heated one on the hardware side, the browser market is the heated one over on the software side. Internet Explorer 9 Beta just launched a few months ago, and Firefox seems to be getting closer to a stable 4.0 release every single day. And then there's Opera. This browser has been gaining in popularity for some time now, and Opera 11 looks to make that huge leap to put it in the same category as IE, Firefox and Chrome. The very first beta of Opera 11 is out today, and it's bringing a major new feature: tab stacking. Tabbed browsing as a whole revolutionized the way people could surf the web, but as technologies have changed and trends have shifted into widescreen... Read more...
Listen up ladies and gents, if you aren't in the habit of changing up your passwords every once in awhile, consider doing so. Not only is it good practice in general, but as it turns out, your browser does a pretty piss-poor job of covering your tracks. Enter Russian software maker ElcomSoft, which just announced a password recovery tool called Internet Password Breaker that purportedly works with Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome. "ElcomSoft Internet Password Breaker instantly retrieves login and password information stored in a variety of applications, including popular email clients and Web browsers," ElcomSoft says. "In addition, cached logins and passwords, pre-filled forms, and AutoComplete... Read more...
This news story comes straight from the "We couldn't make this up" file. It's a well known fact that banks offer different interest rates to different customers depending on the applicant's credit history, credit rating, and annual income. Somewhere along the line, one's choice of browser was apparently slipped into the mix. Would-be borrowers who visit Capital One's auto loan calculator are presented with a range of rates; we've got the screenshots below to prove it. That's Firefox 3.6.12 on the upper left, Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18943 on the upper right. Chrome 7.0.517.41 is lower left, Opera 10.63 (Build 3516) on the lower right. You might think this is a bug or a problem with the flash... Read more...
Opera has confirmed plans to release a beta version of Opera Mobile for Android phones within a month. At this point, the software company hasn't given us a ton of details about what the new browser will offer, but it has confirmed that the beta version of Opera Mobile for Android will support pinch to zoom. In addition to the Android announcement, Opera also announced plans to update Opera Mini for iPhone sometime this year. The update will deliver pinch to zoom support as well as hardware acceleration. The current versions of Opera Mobile and Opera Mini have two levels of zoom. One for the full page width and one for zooming in to read the text. With the introduction of pinch to zoom you are... Read more...
The Klingons are a warrior race in the Star Trek universe, and there's even been an official language created for it (by a linguist, no less), with an official Klingon Dictionary, to boot. What's to prevent them from creating an opera around the language, then? Nothing, really. Thus, an opera, called "U," kicked off a three-day run at the Zeebelt Theater Friday in The Hague, Netherlands. "U" is the Klingon word for "universe" or "universal." Worf and Gowron, from ST:TNG, via Wikimedia Commons "U" tells the story of Kahless the Unforgettable who, according to canon, unified the Klingon people and became the first Klingon emperor. "U" co-creator Floris Schonfeld told Reuters: "Klingon are known... Read more...
Well that was fast. According to Opera Software, the company's Opera Mini browser for the iPhone was downloaded more than one million times on its first day of availability in Apple's App Store. Three days later, the Safari alternative ranked as the number one iPhone app in the 22 featured Apple App Stores on their site. "Today iPhone users have a choice, and, as the numbers show, they are eager to explore new and faster ways to surf the Web on the iPhone - especially during heavy Web traffic," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "With any widely available and frequently downloaded Opera product, we are appreciative of all the feedback we are getting, as it helps us to continually improve... Read more...
Whoa, can it be true? Apparently it is. Of course, we're talking about Opera Mini becoming publicly available on the App Store, marking a huge, huge change in the way Apple handles certain software titles.In the past, Apple has been very quick to strike down any app submission that does "similar things" to apps that come pre-loaded on the iPhone, with a few exceptions. The Weather Channel and WeatherBug both have weather apps approved even though a Weather app arrives on the iPhone and iPod touch, but other than that, most everything else has seen a rejection. Developers have seen e-mail apps rejected due to being too similar to Apple's own Mail app, despite the fact that many users are longing... Read more...
If you own an iPhone or pay the slightest bit of attention to Apple, you know there's an app for that. There's an app for this. There's an app for pretty much anything you could ever want to do, unless you're browsing the web. If you're doing that on a non-jailbroken phone, you're doing it on Mobile Safari, Apple's official (and only) iPhone browser. The thing is, Mobile Safari isn't all that great. To be fair, it's apparently leaps and bounds ahead of Mobile Internet Explorer, but Safari's performance, particularly in Javascript, is mediocre at best. Opera wants to change that—the company's Opera Mini mobile browser is unique in that it requests all data through a proxy server. Data streams... Read more...
See that headline? If you'd asked us last week if we'd ever use the word "sexy" to describe a browser—particularly a Microsoft browser—we'd have beaten you with a stack of TPS reports. This week, well, it's a different story. The actual IE9 browser isn't available for download yet, but Microsoft has made what it calls the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview available for download. Internet Explorer 9 offers a bevy of new features compared to IE8 (or anything else), but the most exciting feature is the browser's built-in GPU hardware acceleration. As it turns out, there's quite a bit Microsoft can do, even with a modest integrated GPU. AMD's Robin Maffeo has put together a blog post that summarizes... Read more...
Opera Software released an Android version of its popular Opera Mini 5 beta web browser. According to Opera, the mobile browser compresses data by up to 90%, making pages load more quickly. In order to achieve this boost in speed, the browser is actually a proxy-based browser that connects to Opera's servers. These servers compress the data remotely and then push the compressed results to the phone. Opera Mini 5 beta delivers a desktop-like Web browsing experience. Some of the browser's features include Speed Dialing, tabbed browsing, bookmarks, and a password manager. The Speed Dial feature makes it easy to navigate to your favorite Web pages in a single click using visual bookmarks when you... Read more...
At first glance, we suspected this was some sort of joke. But no, this is real. Very real. Opera, which is a smaller, up-and-coming browser company, has just announced their full intention to introduce Opera Mini for...the iPhone. Yeah, the iPhone. The phone that Apple has total and absolute control over, and it plans on submitting it to the App Store which Apple also controls with an iron fist.To date, Apple has been pretty clear about app rejections. If you submit something that simulates something that Apple already enables the iPhone to do itself, then it will be rejected. As in, if you submit an "iPod" app, it will be rejected, since Apple already has an iPod app on there. This is the same... Read more...
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