Opera Mini for iOS: How to activate single column view

We’ve updated Opera Mini for iOS to version 8.0.1, which includes stabilization improvements and a few bug fixes. The most visible change should be good news for those of you using Opera Mini on iPhone and iPod Touch: single column view is back.

Single column view transforms webpages to fit the screen width. This way, you don’t have to scroll left or right.

Single column view is available when your
Data Savings mode is set to Opera Mini. Here’s how you can activate it:
1. Set your Data Savings mode to Opera Mini
2. Tap Advanced Settings
3. Toggle on Single Column Viewhow-to-activate-single-column-view-opera-mini-for-ios

Try the new Opera Mini for iOS, and, if you’re up for it, leave us a comment. We’d like your feedback. :)

Got Java? Opera Mini update for Java phones

Are you using a BlackBerry, Nokia, Samsung, or other basic phone with Java?

Today, we’re rolling an updated Opera Mini browser for Java phones. This update is not automatic. So, current users please head over to m.opera.com to get the latest version.

Some of the new stuff in this update:
- It’s now faster to install Opera Mini on BlackBerry phones.
- If you’re on a BlackBerry phone and you’ve had problems with line breaks after hitting Enter,  we’re happy to report that this issue has now been fixed.
- You can now use Opera Mini on a ZTE P80 phone.

And, here’s a little extra for Nokia users: if you’ve lost track of your phone folders and can’t find where Opera Mini is, this page can help. :)

Opera Mini is the handiest mobile browser when you’re on the go. It helps you get online faster, even when your internet connection is poor, and it saves you mobile data.

If you haven’t tried Opera Mini yet, you can get it here.
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How to cut your roaming bills

Have you heard? As of July 1, if you are travelling to a country in the European Union, then you’ll be paying €0.25 less for browsing or data roaming. Check out this price drop featured in the official announcement of the European Commission:
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The member states of the European Union are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. If you’re about to go on a holiday in one of these areas, then this is great news for you.

But, wait – there’s more. What if we were to tell you that we can help cut even more of your roaming bill?  And if you’re travelling outside the European Union, then this is also for you. Here’s how you can enjoy your trip with fewer worries about those huge data bills:

1. Get Opera Mini. It’s free.
Whether you are using the latest smartphone or an older mass-market model, Opera Mini can be your best travel buddy. Opera Mini compresses the size of the websites you visit – by up to 90% – so you can browse online without the risk of using too much data. If you’re using an iPhone, you can even choose which compression mode is best for you.
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2. Try Opera Max. It’s also free.
If you’re on an Android and have a bunch of apps, then Opera Max is perfect for you. It crunches down the size of videos, photos and text across most of your phone’s apps. It is the only data-compression app that also compresses videos. In addition, Opera Max allows you to manage your apps, allowing you to choose which apps can use mobile data. It’s available as a beta version on Google Play in Belarus, Brazil, Canada, the CIS countries, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, USA and Western Europe, and we’re working to expand availability in other countries. You can also get the Opera Max test build here.operamaxtravel

#CoastandShare

Opera Coast is the perfect browser to chill out with on the couch on a lazy night. But, you know what else it’s perfect for? Adventure.

A group of amazing vloggers have gotten together to show the world how they use Opera Coast to explore. Check out one of these videos – Jenn Mack and her Hawaii Vacation Vlog:

Want to join in the fun? The Coast and Share contest is in full swing, and there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.

We’re giving away iPhones, iPad Minis, travel chargers and more to over 100 winners – all you have to do is show us how you use Opera Coast. It can be as crazy as skydiving or as simple as going to the grocery store. Join in the fun by using the hashtag #CoastandShare!

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Watch: Google Hangout with Opera Max product lead Sergey Lossev

Recently, we hosted hosted a Google Hangout featuring Sergey Lossev, Lead Developer for Opera Max. More than 5,000 of our Google+, Facebook and YouTube followers joined the discussion. Thanks!

Sergey presented Opera Max, answered questions regarding current and future plans and took suggestions and comments.

You can see the a recap of the Hangout here:

We love interacting with our users face-to-face. Which of our products would motivate you to join a Hangout?

Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad: A complete makeover

Get going with the all new Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad! It comes with a completely new look. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll see what a great fit it is for your iOS device. And, don’t worry, it still comes with Opera Mini’s popular compression technology that saves you mobile data.

Opera-Mini-for-iOs-get-it-nowChoose which compression mode is best for you:
1. Opera Mini mode is the classic mode, which helps you achieve up to 90% savings.
2. Opera Turbo mode provides a full web experience while still saving you data. It saves you up to 50%.

From themes to the Discover feature, take a peek at the new Opera Mini for iOS:

It’s free. Get Opera Mini from the App Store.
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Opera Coast 3.03 update: Search in China working again

We have a small update for you Opera Coast users out there.

First of all, we have improved automatic crash logging for startup crashes, and we’ve fixed a bug that prevented Opera Coast from starting up for some of you.

Then, we made a small change for our users in China, since our search wasn’t working at all when Google is blocked – we’re going to fall back to Baidu in this case. Make sure you set the iOS region to China to use this feature.

We also fixed a few other small bugs, like a very rare case where tapping links didn’t work. q q

Hope you are all enjoying Opera Coast!

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New Opera for Android: Managing your tabs is just a tap away

There’s a new version of Opera for Android, and it’s ready for you to download free now.

Tap and swipe to manage your tabs
With the new Opera for Android, managing your tabs is only a tap away. Now, you can close tabs with a simple gesture – from the tab manager, just swipe up tabs you don’t need. Made a mistake and closed a tab you weren’t supposed to? Don’t worry – now you can also reopen recently-closed tabs by pressing the menu button in the tab UI.
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As you can see in the screenshots above, the menu is at the bottom of the screen. This is more convenient when you use the phone with one hand and is something you can configure yourself by going into settings and set App layout to Classic.

Remember that with Opera for Android, you can choose how your browser looks:
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Resume your downloads
Now, it’s possible to do proper resuming when a download fails or being paused. Have you had problems with downloading large files? We’ve now fixed a recent issue so big downloads no longer fail when using Off-Road mode.

Browse faster by swiping
In this new Opera for Android, you also get a better-looking and better-working overview mode in the Discover feature. We’ve made your Discover experience breezier. After clicking a Discover article, you can just swipe to the right to move on to the next article in that story category.

Security fix
One mobile-specific security issue was fixed in this release. In some cases, Opera could end up showing the wrong URL in the address bar, which would allow spoofing. This issue has now been fixed, and we would like to thank moonflow for reporting the issue to us.

Once you’ve taken the new Opera on your Android phone for a spin, join the discussion and let us know what you think! Download it now for free from Google Play.

If you don’t have Google Play on your device, you can download an apk file here.

Heading to Brazil? 5 must-have apps for football fans

Mobile_scooter_680x382The biggest football event of the year is about to start, and many football fans are heading to Brazil to see the games. Besides tickets, hotel bookings and guides on what to see while in Brazil. Here are some apps that will make your trip much easier, and the best thing is that they won’t add any extra weight to your bag.

1. Opera Mini

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Worry no more about massive roaming charges! Opera Mini browser compresses webpages to as little as 10% of their original size. Opera Mini is the perfect travel companion for iOS and for Android.

 

2. Easy taxi

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Afraid of being fooled by a taxi rate or don’t have cash in hand, but need a taxi fast?

EasyTaxi lets you pay with credit card or PayPal straight from your phone. You can check the profile of the driver, the car he/she is driving and track it in real time to help keep your taxi driver in check.

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So you’re in Brazil. Now what? For tips and suggestions on what to see and where to eat, download the Nativoo app, which is a comprehensive tourist guide with landmarks, restaurants, hotels and much more.

4. Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic

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Make sure you take into account traffic in Brazil. To avoid missing a game due to traffic make sure you download Waze. Waze provides real-time traffic and road information updated by community feedback.

5. FIFA

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Don’t miss any news during the biggest football tournament of the year. Get match results, schedules and rankings while on the go, and stay up to date about how your favorite team is doing. iOS and Android.

Opera Coast updated to 3.02

We released a minor update to Opera Coast today. This is mainly a stability update with some small bug fixes that were found as the winter darkness in Norway passed.

We would also like to thank Łukasz Pilorz from runic.pl for finding and responsibly reporting an issue with Opera Coast. In some cases a malicious actor would be able to replace parts of a secure site, without Opera Coast warning the user. This issue has now been fixed.

Download Opera Coast 3.02

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