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Apple Rivals Unite to Promote Open Ecosystems Using EU Law

Wednesday December 13, 2023 4:19 am PST by
Google, Meta, Qualcomm, Nothing, Lenovo, Opera and several other tech companies have announced a collaborative effort to push for "open digital ecosystems" in what appears to be a pointed move against Apple (via Reuters). The group, calling itself the Coalition for Open Digital Ecosystems (CODE), seeks to encourage more open platforms and systems in Europe. Other members include Motorola,...
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Opera One Browser Launches With Native AI, Modular Design, Tab Islands, and More

Tuesday June 20, 2023 2:29 am PDT by
Opera One, the new version of Opera browser, got its official public release today, boasting native artificial intelligence integration as the standout feature among its rivals. Opera One introduces Aria, "the first truly native browser AI," according to the developers. Aria can be invoked via a command line, as well as from the browser sidebar, and leverages OpenAI's GPT technology to...
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Opera Browser Gains Native M1 Mac Support

Thursday April 1, 2021 1:00 am PDT by
The minimalist Opera browser designed for the Mac was today updated with native Apple silicon support for M1 Macs, introducing notable speed improvements. With this release, the Opera browser runs two times faster on ‌M1‌ Macs compared to the previous generation of the browser for smoother and quicker browsing performance. Along with ‌M1‌ Mac support, today's update lets users set...
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Opera's Minimalist Mobile Browser Gets a Design Overhaul

Monday March 22, 2021 2:32 am PDT by
Opera today is releasing a substantial update to its two-and-a-half-year-old Opera Touch mobile browsing app. Now titled simply "Opera," the revamped version features a "neater and flatter design" that aims to reflect its lightweight underpinnings and its status as a minimalist app that promises users a fast and secure browsing experience. The revamp of the user interface in Opera also...
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Opera Browser 69 for Mac Integrates Twitter into Sidebar

Wednesday June 24, 2020 1:43 am PDT by
Opera has become the "first web browser to integrate Twitter," according to its developers. In Opera 69, released today, the social media platform now appears directly in the app's sidebar. The addition of the feature means users can access their main feed, search, and direct messages without having to open a dedicated tab to access the Twitter website or launch a separate Twitter client. Th...

Opera Browser Now Lets U.S. Users Buy Bitcoin With Apple Pay

Wednesday March 18, 2020 2:50 am PDT by
Opera has announced that users of its mobile and desktop apps can now buy cryptocurrency through the browser using Apple Pay. Opera was the first browser to include a built-in crypto wallet across its iOS and Mac browsers, and was one of the first to protect users against disguised online cryptocurrency mining, or "cryptojacking." In partnership with Wyre, a US cryptocurrency-brokerage...
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Opera Launches Opera GX, the 'World's First Gaming Browser' for macOS

Thursday December 12, 2019 1:26 am PST by
Opera today released Opera GX, a special version of its Opera browser that it says has been built to "complement gaming" on Mac. Opera GX features several features designed to help users get the most out of gaming and browsing, the most prominent being GX Control, which lets users set limits on the browser's system resource usage. Opera says a survey it conducted revealed that lack of...
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Opera VPN iOS App Will Be Permanently Discontinued at the End of April

Wednesday April 18, 2018 7:22 am PDT by
Just under two years after launching on the iOS App Store, Opera this week announced that its free "Opera VPN" app will be permanently discontinued as of April 30, 2018. Opera's virtual private network app masks the user's true IP address and allows them to bypass firewalls, block tracking cookies, change their virtual location to unlock geo-specific content, and more. At the end of April, the ...

Vivaldi Web Browser 1.13 for Power Users Gains New Multi-Tab Management Features

Wednesday November 22, 2017 2:34 am PST by
Vivaldi web browser, the spiritual successor to Opera 12, released version 1.13 on Wednesday, introducing an easier way of managing multiple tabs, as well as new file download features and other improvements. In line with the Norwegian team's aim to make Vivaldi the most feature-rich and customizable browser available to power users, the developers have created the new Window Panel. This...
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Vivaldi Web Browser 1.11 Brings Enhanced Reader Mode and Accessibility Features

Thursday August 10, 2017 2:52 am PDT by
Vivaldi web browser, the spiritual successor to Opera 12, reached version 1.11 on Thursday, bringing an improved Reader Mode, animation controls, and advanced accessibility features to the highly configurable Mac app. Vivaldi, which claims to be the most customizable browser for power users, has quietly been carving its own niche in the desktop web browser market and now boasts over 1...

Opera Web Browser Redesign Brings Quick Access to Chat Apps

Wednesday May 10, 2017 1:40 am PDT by
Opera web browser has undergone a major user interface redesign that features quick access tools to popular messaging apps including WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger (via TechCrunch). Codenamed "Reborn", the design overhaul project has been evident in beta builds for some weeks, but the new browser version is now available as a stable release and existing users should receive the...

Opera Debuts New 'Opera Neon' Concept Browser

Thursday January 12, 2017 4:00 am PST by
Opera today showcased its first ever concept browser, codenamed Opera Neon. Built on the same browser engine as the standard Opera browser, Neon is designed to focus primarily on content. Opera Neon includes a new user interface that consists of a start page using the user's current desktop background image, a sidebar with a video player, image gallery, and download manager, and a visual tab...
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Opera Browser for Mac Gains Built-in Currency Converter

Tuesday December 13, 2016 12:59 am PST by
Opera has added a built-in currency converter to its free web browser to make online international purchases a simpler experience for users (via TechCrunch). The new feature appears in the browser's Preferences under User Interface options, and can be enabled to automatically show conversions in the foreign currency of choice whenever the user highlights a price on a page. Conversions are...
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Opera Desktop Browser for Mac Officially Launches With Built-In VPN

Tuesday September 20, 2016 1:49 am PDT by
Norway-based company Opera Software has brought its VPN feature to the masses with the release of Opera 40 desktop browser for Mac. For those unfamiliar with the technology, a VPN creates an encrypted tunnel from the user's computer to the VPN server, which hides browsing activity from other users on the local network and enhances security and privacy online. It shields a user's real IP...
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Opera Browser Users Urged to Reset Passwords After Sync Server is Hacked

Monday August 29, 2016 3:46 am PDT by
Opera has warned users of the browser that an unknown hacker has managed to gain access to its sync system, potentially compromising the data of around 1.7 million users. The Norwegian company said in a blog post that "some of our sync users' passwords and account information, such as login names, may have been compromised" following the hack, and encouraged users to reset passwords for...

Opera Web Browser for OS X Gains New Power Saving Mode

Thursday May 12, 2016 12:00 am PDT by
Norway-based company Opera Software today announced the addition of a new power saving mode to its Opera web browser, which is designed to extend battery life when the browser is used on a notebook computer like Apple's line of MacBooks. According to Opera, the new power saving mode, which is available today in the developer stream, can extend laptop battery life by up to 50% compared to...

Free 'Opera VPN' App Launches on iOS With Ad Blocking and Preventative Tracking Features

Monday May 9, 2016 8:19 am PDT by
Opera today announced the launch of a brand new privacy-focused app, called Opera VPN, which allows users to block ads and even change their virtual location to circumvent restricted internet access (via TechCrunch) In addition to these features, Opera VPN will stop ad-tracking software from gaining information about your internet habits that create personalized advertisements within browsers...
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Opera Web Browser for OS X Gains Free Unlimited VPN Feature

Thursday April 21, 2016 2:04 am PDT by
Norway-based company Opera Software has integrated a virtual private network (VPN) feature into the latest developer version of its free Opera web browser for OS X. A VPN creates an encrypted tunnel from the user's computer to the VPN server, hiding browsing activity from other users on the local network and enhancing security and privacy online. A VPN shields a user's real IP address,...