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Opera browser adds Twitter sidebar feature in version 69

Opera browser adds Twitter sidebar feature in version 69

Opera browser has been updated and, among other things, brings a new integration with Twitter. Starting with version 69, Opera users can open and browse their Twitter account directly in the browser's sidebar, eliminating the need to keep it open in a browser or toggle to the Twitter app. Opera has already integrated a variety of other popular social media platforms and messaging services.

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Google Earth heads to a bunch of new browsers today

Google Earth heads to a bunch of new browsers today

Google Earth can be a handy - or at least fascinating - tool to use, and though it's available as an iOS and Android app, its web implementation has been fairly limited. Thus far, Google Earth on the web has only been available through Chrome, and though Chrome is a popular browser, that ultimately limits the number of people who can access Google Earth on the web.

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Opera R2020 update adds tab workspaces and customizable sidebar

Opera R2020 update adds tab workspaces and customizable sidebar

Opera R2020 (aka, Opera 67), the latest version of the popular web browser, brings new features that enable power users to better manage their tabs and the features they use most often. The biggest part of the new update is tabbed workspaces, which are customizable and separate workspaces that feature tabs related to each workspace's category. As well, the browser's sidebar can now be customized and more.

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Opera 56 for Android adds new Reader Mode and custom action button

Opera 56 for Android adds new Reader Mode and custom action button

Last week, Opera browser for Android was updated to version 56, adding a couple of important features alongside a bunch of smaller, but no less important, tweaks. The biggest change to arrive in Opera 56 for Android is the addition of a new Reader Mode, a feature that makes it easier to read cluttered, messy web pages. As well, users can now customize the browser's action button.

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Opera resorts to questionable loan apps as browser market share tanks

Opera resorts to questionable loan apps as browser market share tanks

Back in the days when phones weren't exactly smart, the only way people could browse the Web was often through Opera. In the age of smartphones and Google Chrome, however, Opera has become almost a legacy, a legacy that might soon be tarnished by the company's own actions. It turns out that Opera is using what can only be described as predatory loan apps on Android to make a profit but could, in turn, get it banned from Google Play Store for good.

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Opera GX gaming browser now available on macOS

Opera GX gaming browser now available on macOS

With Google Stadia's launch and developments in browser technology, you might think that browser makers like Mozilla and Opera will be jumping onto the game streaming train. That idyllic future might still be far away and, until then, browsers and games will exist separately and sometimes in competition for computer resources. Despite that situation, Opera wants to paint itself as a gaming-friendly browser developer, which is why it created the Opera GX "gaming browser" that it is now making available in early access on macOS.

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Opera for Android version 55 adds an improved night mode

Opera for Android version 55 adds an improved night mode

Night modes are a beautiful thing, aren't they? Opera seems to understand that, as today it's shipping out an improved night mode in Opera for Android version 55. There are a few other changes coming along with this update, but the bulk of it seems to be the improvements the company has made to night mode.

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Avast extension removed from Firefox and Opera for tracking users

Avast extension removed from Firefox and Opera for tracking users

Once upon a time, you couldn't go living a normal Internet-connected life without an anti-virus software of some kind. While the threat and effects of malware haven't really gone down, the quality of said security software sadly has. Some of the giants in that industry have been gobbled up by even bigger giants while others have been accused of using their reach for their government or for their own profit. The latest to fall prey to that tactic is Avast, which also owns the free AVG software, and its questionable activities are apparently also at work even on web browsers.

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Opera 65 arrives with improved tracker feature and revamped bookmarks

Opera 65 arrives with improved tracker feature and revamped bookmarks

Opera has released the latest version of its desktop browsing, bringing improvements to the tracker feature it introduced in a previous iteration, as well as a revamped bookmarks sidebar and more. The biggest change involves far more control over the browser's tracker-blocking feature, enabling users to view which trackers are being blocked and more.

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Opera desktop web browser adds tracker blocker to privacy features

Opera desktop web browser adds tracker blocker to privacy features

The Web may be filled with information, some of which we may have wished never came to light, but it has also become a scarier place as well. Never mind the "dark web" and hackers and spies, even companies seem to be out to get you, or at least your information. Web browser makers like Google and Mozilla are stepping up in this game of cat and mouse, blocking ads and cookies that don't play nice. Opera is joining the chorus with an addition to its arsenal of privacy tools which it is only too happy to remind users comes built into the desktop browser and, better yet, available for free.

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LastPass security bug: Check you’re on the new fixed version

LastPass security bug: Check you’re on the new fixed version

Security flaws are never a good thing to encounter, but when those flaws can potentially compromise a password manager, that's when things get particularly alarming. LastPass has notified users of a flaw with some of its browser extensions which may have allowed certain passwords to be revealed. The good news is that the flaw has already been patched out and that users would have needed to carry out a specific set of actions for their passwords to be compromised.

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Opera Touch on iOS gains Crypto Wallet and Web 3 support

Opera Touch on iOS gains Crypto Wallet and Web 3 support

For some people, the browser wars have mostly been reduced to a fight between Chrome and everyone else. That “everyone else” fortunately has a lot of room for all sorts of browsers with priorities beyond becoming the world’s #1. Opera might still dream of eventually dominating the browser market but it is doing so via a rather unconventional route. Instead of trying to appeal to the masses, it is pushing its resources towards supporting the Web users of the future. That mostly means supporting blockchains and distributed systems, features that have finally landed on its iOS app.

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