Author: gregoryw

5 reasons to download the new Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad

Your favorite mobile browser is back, and it’s better than ever. Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad has dramatic feature improvements that make browsing the internet even easier, and, as always, save you data. Update your current Opera Mini iOS installation, or try it for the first time here.

Need more convincing? Here are 5 killer features that might help:

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1. Save data: Opera Mini makes pages lighter by compressing data, helping to speed up slow connections and saving you money on data. Switch between “Opera Mini” for extreme savings, and “Opera Turbo” for speed and savings. It’s great for travel!

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2. Get content: Stay informed with current events with our Discover feature. It’s your one-stop shop for any news, sports, and entertainment content, always keeping you in the know. You can easily switch between countries and interests to get the most relevant stories for you.

mini43. Save pages: Organize your favorite pages just like you organize your apps. Traveling abroad? Save travel info and pages offline, so you can access them later, without needing Wi-Fi.

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4. Browse privately: If you were worried about anyone being able to track your activity online, your worries are over. With private browsing, you can safely surf the internet as you please.

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5. Get a fresh look: Simply tap on the background to change the background theme to match your iPhone, or choose from one of our many cool background pictures.

So what are you waiting for? Download it here!

Get your browser ready for Brazil 2014!

You have been waiting four years for this: the world’s biggest football event. Don’t want to miss out on news and updates? Get your browser ready by downloading this Opera add-on, submitted by alexisjacson. 

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Whether you’re supporting your hometown team, your favorite player or just a team you picked out a hat at your office pool, stay up to date with the standings for each group.
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It also includes analysis on each group. Check if your team is the favorite to win!

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re traveling to Brazil or just enjoying some football time at home, make sure you stay updated. Enjoy!

 

Did you catch Opera on HBO’s “Silicon Valley”?

Data compression. Sound familiar? “Silicon Valley” follows the sudden rise of a startup called “Pied Piper”. Originally created to test if a musician has infringed on any copyrights, the app stumbles upon a revolutionary data compression algorithm. Pictured below Jared presents the app at a TechCrunch conference. What do they do? Compression. Like us. When the final episode of the first season aired last week, we saw a familiar logo:

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 Why is our logo there? Because we were at TechCrunch Disrupt to launch Opera Coast. While that browser does not have compression, Opera Mini and Opera Max do. They use data compression to give you more for less. Just like PiedPiper.

Facebook joins Opera in initiative to bring Internet to the next billion users

Facebook, one of Opera’s global partners in the internet.org initiative, has joined us in working to bring the next billion internet users online. Since 2012, Opera Web Pass has been deployed in multiple countries on 3 continents to provide users with alternatives to the complex data bundle.

UntitledWith their recent purchase of Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to empower mobile users in developing countries through the use of internet apps, Facebook is helping to validate Opera’s concept of allowing users to buy simple, low-cost, time- and content-based data packages  - rather than the complex data bundles that are often unaffordable or incomprehensible to new mobile data users.

Opera Web pass users can simply purchase “1 day of data” or “1 hour of Facebook”, which also provide flexibility to operators to distribute data packages that make sense locally. Currently, Opera Web Pass is live in eight countries – with many more currently in deployment.

We are looking forward to continued innovation with Facebook and our other Internet.org partner companies to help bring the next billion users online.

Find out more about Opera’s Web Pass here