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All posts tagged "opera"


Friday, February 3, 2012

What Web Browser Do You Use With iOS? Here Are Some Options...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.technologytell.com/apple...etell+Appletell

"I'm a Web browser junkie, and I usually have at least four different browsers up and running on my Mac, each with multiple tabs open and often two or more windows-full on the go, and in its own dedicated Space (OS X 10.6) for easy access and switching."

I like Safari, it works fine for me on my iPad, but I can see the need to try new things. What the author has done is a full rundown on the browsers he has found useful on iOS, as well as why he likes them. Several options, including Diigo and Opera Mini, are some of the same ones I have tried but end up going back to Safari. Not sure why, perhaps because it is comfortable and linked to my OS X bookmarks and it keeps things uncluttered on my screen. What do you use for your web browsing or do you just stick to the tried and true Safari?


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Is Your Favorite Browser the Best Browser?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:38 AM

http://mac.appstorm.net/general/opi...+(Mac+AppStorm)

"When you purchased your Mac, you probably wanted the best web browser offered, whether it be Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, or some other worthy candidate. After all, quality hardware should also contain quality software. There has been much controversy on what truly is the best browser available for a Mac. Some say that Chrome is, and always will be, the best ever."

For me, I switch between Safari and Chrome. If I want to look at a site that has flash then it's Chrome. Otherwise pretty much going the Safari route due to the functionality it offers with OS X. Regardless, this article gives a pretty good run down on the positives and the negatives of a variety of browsers. Which browser is your browser?


Friday, February 11, 2011

Opera Mini Browser Coming to the iPad?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:39 AM

http://gizmodo.com/#!5757691/operas...-coming-to-ipad

"In its latest press release about how well everything's going and how popular it is, Opera has revealed plans for an iPad version of its popular Opera Mini browser."

I like their mini browser (if you want to see it in action you can go to their emulator here) on the iPhone so I'm hoping it works just as well on the iPad, and why wouldn't it right?


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Opera on iPhone, Shows Why Safari Is Better

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:30 AM

http://smokingapples.com/iphone/app...ra-mini-review/

"Let's back up here a minute. Apple has earned its reputation as the evil gatekeeper of the App Store. You know, rejects apps for no reason, keeps competition at bay, and more or less acts like a total jerk to developers. And I was fine with that-it gave us something to whine about."

He's not at all happy with Opera for the iPhone, and I think our own Vincent has a thing or two to say about this browser on the iPhone too, and it isn't good. I suspect we will find a lot more with the same opinion since it was one of the top downloaded apps shortly after it was released (over a million per Ars Technica today) in the App Store.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Opera For the iPhone?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/147...l?lsrc=rss_news

"Opera Software has submitted the iPhone version of its Mini browser to Apple for App Store approval, Opera said on Tuesday. That browser version was first shown at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, and Opera has since worked hard at getting the product as much attention as possible."

In the past, apps have been rejected for duplicating functionality (which this would do) as well as for those not using webkit. But Tor Odland, Head of Communications at Opera thinks that it will be approved because "of the improved speed it offers compared to Safari and the fact that is already has 50 million users." I think he is kidding himself, why would Apple care if you had 50 million users? It certainly won't mean they will all become iPhone owners if they approve it. Matthew Miller over at ZDNet has some thoughts as to why Apple won't approve it, what are your thoughts?


Monday, March 1, 2010

Opera 10.50 Beta for OS X

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/146...l?lsrc=rss_main

"The folks at Opera might have had to spend some time working around restrictions to port their browser to the iPhone, but when it comes to the desktop there are no such issues to contend with. Hence the release of Opera 10.50 beta, a sneak peek at the latest version of the company's venerable browser."

You can download this new version here, and I must say it certainly is quick. This is a free download and I've been using it for about a day and really like it. I'm almost sold on having it as my main browser in place of Safari. As of late, I've really had a bad problem with the spinning rainbow beach ball when I use Safari and haven't been able to track down the cause, so that just adds to my enjoyment of Opera. We shall see. Anyone else trying this one out?


Monday, June 8, 2009

Opera Beats Safari? Depends How You Interpret The Stats

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...eor-does-it.ars

"The latest news in mobile browsers suggests that Opera has surpassed the iPhone as the current king in the mobile browser space. But sometimes there are lies, there are damn lies, and then there are statistics."

The problem with their news announcing Opera has bested Safari is that they aren't doing valid comparison. For the Opera figures, they include all devices running Opera, yet for Safari are only including the iPhone, not the iPod Touch. When they include the iPod Touch, Safari is clearly the frontrunner. The article said "all devices" and not specifically smartphones, so it seems fair that for comparison sake they should include iPod Touch in the stats.


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