When it comes to web browsing on the iPad, the options are fairly limited compared to the offerings for the iPhone. The prime reason behind this is that most of the browsers available on the App Store have been built with the iPhone’s small screen in mind, and the same browsing apps face cluttering, lags and other issues when used on the iPad. [Read more…] about Coast by Opera Is An Unconventional Web Browser for the iPad
There are many different providers which offer video chat services, many of them free. While that is convenient, there is the issue of having to download and install those programs. What if you can do a video chat on your browser without having to install a plugin or any other program?
This is exactly what the creators of WebRTC had in mind when they conceptualized the web standard. [Read more…] about WebRTC: Video Chats in Browser, No Plugin Required!
And the Internet browser wars go on. While it is true that the general public is probably mainly aware of the big three – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, a considerable number of people out there use Opera. With this new release, a lot more might just change loyalties in the near future.
Opera 10.6 beta has been released, and it is promised to be 50% faster. According to Michael Muchmore of PCMag, it is indeed faster than Chrome 5 – but not by that much. Still, many of us would give a lot for more speed, wouldn’t we?
Aside from the speed, though, Opera 10.6 beta has more to offer. For one, it already supports Google’s WebM video format, which was recently announced. For those who prefer to use Microsoft’s Bing (as opposed to Google or Yahoo), Opera also integrates this search engine as the default. The browser also has more HTML 5 support.
In terms of visuals, Opera 10.6 beta is a bit different from its predecessors. The iconic O button is now replaced by MENU. While it does not mean much in terms of performance, some users might prefer this more obvious button. Also, the speed dial new tab page is now viewable in wide screen mode- quite helpful for those with sight issues.
Currently, the browser is only available for Windows, so Mac and Linux users will have to wait. The forecast is that the final version will be out by the summer. To download the beta version, visit http://www.opera.com/browser/next/.