27 Sep 2016

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How to set up a VPN

This month, we finally rolled out our built-in VPN in the stable version of Opera for computers. Woohoo! It's free, unlimited and does not require a log-in. A VPN, like the integrated browser VPN feature in Opera for computers, enhances your online privacy by keeping your personal communications more secure, which is especially useful when...

27 Sep 2016 8:48am GMT

26 Sep 2016

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Monitor app data usage: Opera Max pro tips

How much control do you have over your app data? It might live its own life without you even realizing. Fortunately, Opera Max can put you back in control. Opera Max is our free data-management and data-savings app for Android. It shrinks data for videos, photos and more across most Android apps. Download Opera Max...

26 Sep 2016 12:00pm GMT

21 Sep 2016

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How to browse anonymously: 5 simple tips to shield your privacy

Wondering how to browse anonymously? There is no silver bullet solution that will make you fully invisible on the web. However, you can gain some more privacy with these tips: Browse through web-based proxies This is the most basic way to anonymize yourself a bit on the web. A proxy server works as an intermediary...

21 Sep 2016 11:42am GMT

15 Sep 2016

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Two settings you might have missed in the Opera browser

We'd like to share a couple of handy browser settings and tools in Opera for computers you might not have noticed before. Here are some tips and tricks to help you customize your desktop browser. Using the bookmarks bar There is an even faster way to access your bookmarks. When you enable Opera for...

15 Sep 2016 1:47pm GMT

13 Sep 2016

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How are progressive web apps making the African web better?

We just completed a three-stop roadshow of Africa with Google. We talked to developers in Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg about progressive web apps (PWAs), what they are and why they have the power to change the African web for the better. The #PWARoadShow gang met with @ShopKonga, an early adopter of progressive web apps https://t.co/B6pgXKiSjh...

13 Sep 2016 10:16am GMT

09 Sep 2016

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Block background data usage to extend your mobile data plan

Are you wondering where your mobile data plan went? 😱 Chances are it wasn't just your video data usage from YouTube or Netflix. In a study around app usage with Opera Max, we found that 30% of mobile data usage actually happens in the background. Fortunately, Opera Max, our free data-management app, has some clever solutions for...

09 Sep 2016 2:56pm GMT

02 Sep 2016

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Data saving tips for Android users

Want to get more from your mobile data plan? If you're an Android user, here are some data saving tips to help you. The newest Android operating system, Nougat, was recently made available on selected phones, including some Nexus models. Nougat comes with a data savings feature that I tested out last week. Whether you have...

02 Sep 2016 1:09pm GMT

01 Sep 2016

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Online video in focus in latest Opera browsers and apps

Do you love watching video? New features landing in the Opera browsers now make it easier than ever to enjoy online video. Opera is tapping into the huge popularity of online video, and into user demand for high-quality video that is as flexible and affordable as possible. Keep calm and binge on: the latest for...

01 Sep 2016 12:32pm GMT

25 Aug 2016

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How to block ads in 4 simple steps

Heavy ads on websites can slow down your browsing experience significantly. Many ads also demand a lot of data, which can make your mobile data plan run out way too soon. Because we know that big, heavy ads are a problem for many of you, we have gathered some tips on how to block ads,...

25 Aug 2016 2:08pm GMT

23 Aug 2016

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Data Saver in Android Nougat: testing mobile data savings

The latest Android OS update, Nougat, rolled out today to select phones. According to Lifehacker, it is now available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One) devices. It will also be available for users who signed up for the beta program, like me....

23 Aug 2016 2:45pm GMT