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Opera Mini yanked from GetJar over app store competition

Opera Mini yanked from GetJar over app store competition

Opera may have beat rivals like Amazon to the punch with its new Opera Mobile Store, offering browser-based access to apps across various mobile platforms, but the new service has had an undesired side-effect: getting Opera Mini booted from GetJar. The download service confirmed this morning that "Due to violations of our T&C's Opera Mini has been banned from GetJar," going on to suggest that users "download Bolt, UCweb, Dolphin, Layar or Sqauce and others as needed" instead.

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Opera Mac App Store 17+ rating too low jibes browser VP

Opera Mac App Store 17+ rating too low jibes browser VP

Opera has become the first non-native web browser to arrive in the Mac App Store, and as per Apple's normal policies has been slapped with a 17+ age rating. That's not upsetting VP of desktop products Jan Standal, however, who sees the classification - deemed necessary by Apple since all the filthy internet is viewable through a browser - as the perfect opportunity for a joke. "I'm very concerned," Standal says, "seventeen is very young, and I am not sure if, at that age, people are ready to use such an application."

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Opera Mini Coming to the iPad

Opera Mini Coming to the iPad

For many iPad users this is welcome news. Opera is planning to introduce a iPad specific version of its popular Opera Mini browser at the Mobile World Congress next week. Opera Mini has been available for iOS devices for awhile now, but this will be Opera’s first step into the tablet world. Expect Opera to use every inch of the iPads larger screen size.

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Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

Hopewell Culture and Design Aims at Apple, Others in Double-Click Lawsuit

If it weren't for the technology industry, there'd probably be a lot of downtime for some of the major courts around the United States. This time around, several companies are being targeted by plaintiff Hopwell Culture and Design. Of those companies, Apple, HTC, Adobe, and Samsung are being named. According to the plaintiff, these companies are violating a patent entitled Double-Clicking a Point-and-Click User Interface Apparatus to Enable a New Interaction with Content represented by an Active Visual Display Element.

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IE9 5x more malware secure than Firefox say researchers

IE9 5x more malware secure than Firefox say researchers

Internet Explorer 9 has been praised for its malware-blocking abilities, with researchers NSS Labs finding [pdf link] the Microsoft browser was more than five times more likely to protect surfers from socially-engineered malware than Firefox 3.6. Looking solely at "a web page link that directly leads to a download that delivers a malicious payload whose content type would lead to execution, or more generally a website known to host malware links" - i.e. fake downloads as often seen on Facebook or Twitter - the research found IE9 capable of blocking 99-percent of the threats encountered.

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