17 May 2017

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Ads eat more than half of the page loading time

While advertising is an important part of the internet, much of today's web is plagued with slow loading ads. Cumbersome ads are one of the main reasons why people choose to use an ad blocker. These ads are also a major issue for the websites themselves. To illustrate the problem, we have released results from...

17 May 2017 11:28am GMT

17 Dec 2016

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Video call friends and family to stay in touch over Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is here! But with more of us living abroad, or with families living in and travelling to different parts of the world, we can easily get that FOMO feeling. We're big fans of video calling apps at Opera, since many of us are expats (or have just caught the travel bug)...

17 Dec 2016 8:00am GMT

06 Dec 2016

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Your favorite blogs from 2016

2016 has been quite the year and whether you're looking back with wondrous appreciation or counting down the days until 2017 can come to the rescue, it's the season for reflection and appreciation. …And chocolate and cake and wine and all the other really important things. Here are some of the Opera stories you like...

06 Dec 2016 1:46pm GMT

09 Nov 2016

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Opera reaches 100m users in Africa

Twenty one years ago, two Norwegian developers started Opera Software with the vision of an open, an affordable internet. In the mid 1990s, the view that access to the internet should be a universal right was a radical one. With less than 1% of the world online at the time, it was a pipe dream...

09 Nov 2016 3:43pm GMT

01 Nov 2016

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More than 50% of top shopping apps collect users’ personal information through trackers

More than half of the top 60 Android shopping apps collect users' personal information through trackers, a new study finds. The result is from a privacy risk assessment on Opera Max, a leading data management and data savings app for Android. The 60 most popular shopping apps were reviewed using privacy mode on this app. Another...

01 Nov 2016 9:18am GMT

28 Oct 2016

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4 ways to save bookmarks in Opera Mini

Did you know you have four options to save bookmarks in Opera Mini? Take a look at these features in the three-dots menu that will help organize your favorite sites: 1. Save for offline reading This option is perfect for those times when you run out of mobile data - or if you are on a...

28 Oct 2016 12:49pm GMT

26 Oct 2016

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Browser games – five games to check out

Need a break from work or some fun at home? Check out browser games - they don't need installation and all you need is an internet connection! I chose five games that I liked that are simple and easy to get into. Two tips before you start playing browser games Check that your Opera browser...

26 Oct 2016 8:33am GMT

24 Oct 2016

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Follow news sources you like with RSS reader in Opera

Want more personalized content on your browser? Opera for computers has RSS support for its personalized news reader. What is an RSS feed? An RSS feed is a web format used to serve regularly changing content. If a website you like has an RSS feed, you can add it into your reader and stay up-to-date...

24 Oct 2016 7:26am GMT

18 Oct 2016

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What does VPN mean and should you use one?

VPN's are more popular than ever. Have you jumped on the private network train yet? If not, here's a quick summary of what a VPN actually means and why there's all the buzz around it. The internet can feel like a bit of a jungle (and not always a safe one) at the best of...

18 Oct 2016 11:21am GMT

08 Oct 2016

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Email tracking is easy with this Gmail extension for Opera

Today, messaging is wired into our digital lives and the way we communicate with each other both privately and professionally. Messenger apps are on the rise, but does this mean the days of email are gone? We don't think so. With extensions like MailTrack for Gmail, you can bring some of the features common for...

08 Oct 2016 12:10am GMT