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Opera Max can cut music streaming bandwidth by half

The makers of the Opera web browser launched a service called Opera Max last year, enabling Android users to cut their mobile bandwidth usage. It does that by routing your internet traffic through a remote server which compresses data before sending it to your phone. At launch Opera Max was able to reduce file sizes for images, text, […]

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Vivaldi is a web browser for power users (with roots in Opera)

There’s a new web browser in town… and it comes from the makers of one of the oldest web browsers around. Vivaldi is a web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux that includes features for power users including keyboard shortcuts, the ability to save notes about the pages you visit, and a speed dial function that […]

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Opera Mini brings web browsing to Samsung Gear S smartwatch

Most smartwatches are companion devices for your smartphone, designed to let you view notifications and perform simple actions without taking out your phone. The Samsung Gear S is a bit different. You can pair it with a phone. But you can also use Samsung’s new smartwatch to make phone calls, send text messages, or check […]

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Unhappy with Chrome and Firefox? Here are some alternate web browsers

Firefox is starting to look like Chrome and Chrome is taking steps toward hiding URLs. While there are certainly some supporters of each move, there are plenty of folks disgruntled by the changes. Fortunately, Chrome and Firefox aren’t the only games in town. Opera, Maxthon, Safari, and even Internet Explorer are all viable alternatives. And […]

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Opera Coast gestured-based web browser hits the iPhone

Opera introduced a web browser last year that does away with menu bars and instead relies on gesture-based navigation. The result is Opera Coast: a web browser that puts content front and center and hides everything else until you need it. When Opera Coast launched in 2013 it as an iPad exclusive. Now the Opera team […]

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Opera Max makes mobile data go further by compressing all your Android app data usage

The makers of the Opera web browser have been offering optional data compression for almost a decade. Enable compression and Opera will use remote servers to shrink the file size of images and other online content before sending it to your browser in order to cut down on your bandwidth usage. Now Opera is getting […]

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Opera launches its new Chromium-based browser for Android

There’s a new version of the Opera mobile web browser for Android, and as expected it’s the first version to drop Opera’s Presto rendering engine and use Google’s Chromium foundation. In other words, you should have no problems opening web pages and web apps designed for Chrome or most Webkit browsers. Opera’s Webkit-based browser for […]