Posts Tagged ‘Opera’

August 15th, 2007
Opera 9.23 Released – Mum’s the Word on Opera 9.5

Opera 9.23 has been released and is ready for consumption by the general public. A majority of the things fixed in this release are credited to Mozilla’s jsfunfuzz tool that was released at Black Hat about two-weeks ago.

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August 8th, 2007
CyberNotes: Configure & Customize The Toolbars in Opera

Opera is a free web browser that is available for the Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems. One of the things that Opera is best known for is being highly customizable out-of-the-box, but I think that some people overlook how customizable the toolbars are.

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August 3rd, 2007
Cookies in Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail Pose Security Threat

Cookies are used in your web browser to store information, but have you ever thought about how easy it would be for a hacker to quickly gain access to them? It is actually frighteningly easy as Robert Graham, the CEO of errata security, demonstrated at the Black Hat security convention.

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August 3rd, 2007
Both Opera and Firefox Benefit from Mozilla’s jsfunfuzz

At the Black Hat conference this week Mozilla announced a new tool called jsfunfuzz that was developed by their very own Jesse Ruderman. This is something developers can use to test the JavaScript engine for both stability and vulnerabilities. Here’s what Mozilla had to say about it:

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July 30th, 2007
Firefox 3 Gets “Real” Page Zoom with Image Scaling

The Firefox development team has finally resolved what was probably the longest outstanding bug for the browser: full page zoom.

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July 27th, 2007
Free Secunia PSI: Monitor for Software Updates

We’ve talked about Secunia’s online software inspector before. It doesn’t require that you download any application, and it operates completely through your browser. The purpose of using it is to find out-dated software on your computer.

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July 24th, 2007
CyberNotes: Revo Uninstaller Cleanly Removes your Apps

Have you ever installed a program and decided later on that you didn’t want it anymore? The natural thing is to uninstall it, but it never seems like Windows removes every trace of the application. I’ve been in this situation quite a few times, but thanks to Tinhed over in the forum, I won’t be having so many troubles anymore.

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July 23rd, 2007
Firefox Password Manager Exposes Passwords – Most Secure Browser?

We’ve shown you how easy it can be to retrieve passwords stored in your browser, provided that someone has access to your computer. Well, that’s not the only way for a hacker to gain access to some of the information stored in the Firefox Password Manager.

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July 20th, 2007
Nested Labels in Gmail (Sub-Labels or Folders)

One feature that I’ve always wanted in Gmail was the ability to organize my labels in a folder-like structure. By that I mean that I want to nest the labels one inside of another so that my list isn’t quite so long. This kind of structure is probably referred to the most as sub-labels.

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July 20th, 2007
I’ve been tagged! 5 Things that can make Opera Better

Yesterday Opera Watch "tagged" me so that I would write about 5 things that could make Opera better. This is kind of like a game, and since I can normally come up with a list of improvements for nearly any application, I thought it would be kind of fun.

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July 18th, 2007
Opera 9.22 Available with Improved BitTorrent Support

The Opera team has been working intensely on version 9.5, and we’ll hopefully be seeing weekly builds of those coming shortly. In the meantime they have whipped up Opera 9.22 which has significant improvements to the BitTorrent downloader.

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July 18th, 2007
IE7Pro Bringing Speed Dial to Internet Explorer

I think the Opera development team should be proud of their Speed Dial idea because it is now available for most major browsers, and even as a standalone website. Firefox was the second browser to get it via an extension, and now with the Beta version of IE7Pro you can get it in Internet Explorer 7!

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July 17th, 2007
Helpful Tip: View Selection Source in Opera

One feature that Firefox users typically miss when transitioning over to Opera is the "View Selection Source" option. In Firefox this is used to view the HTML source code of a specific area on the page. For example, let’s say that you are visiting our site and see a Google Video that you want to embed on your own site.

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July 7th, 2007
Fun Opera User Facts

Back in January the Opera Desktop Team started to collect some anonymous usage stats about how people use their Web browser. They prompted 1 in 100 users to enable the usage collection setting, and I was one of the people to jump on the bandwagon.

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June 29th, 2007
Will the Real Speed Dial Please Stand Up?

One way that you know if you’ve come up with a great idea is if everybody decides to copy it. We see plenty of examples of that all around us on a daily basis. Just yesterday it was MySpaceTV that copied YouTube. Today, it’s Opera’s Speed Dial feature.

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June 27th, 2007
June 30th Last Day to get Wii Opera-Powered Browser (for free!)

I think most everybody will agree that Opera for Nintendo Wii has been quite the success. Ever since it was released into beta in December, it’s been available to users for free.

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June 22nd, 2007
Opera 9.5 Weekly Builds Coming Soon

Opera started off the morning by pleasing a lot of people! They broke the news that work on Opera 9.5 is almost to the point where they can begin releasing weekly builds to the public. They were a little light when it came to what new features would be included, but you can surely expect to see great things coming from their developers. Here’s what they did say:

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May 25th, 2007
Opera Tip: Moving Tabs Around with Windows Panel

Opera has so many things built-in that it is tough to find and use all it has to offer. After you find out about the features they become incredibly useful, and this is a great example of that.

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May 23rd, 2007
CyberNotes: Placing the Tab-Bar on the Side in Firefox and Opera

I’m one of those people who doesn’t know what they would do if their Web browser didn’t have tabs. The problem is that I am a tabaholic and always seem to have 20+ Tabs open at any one given time.

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May 17th, 2007
Are your Apps Secure? 28% Chance They’re Not!

Secunia launched a free online Software Inspector last December, and since then over 350,000 inspections have been completed. As we’ve discussed before, the service scans your computer looking for specific applications (Acrobat, QuickTime, iTunes, Windows Media Player, Firefox, Thunderbird, Internet Explorer, Opera, and more) to make sure that you’re running the latest version.

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