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Download Opera 21 For Desktop Computers Powered By Aura Technology

Opera Software has released Aura technology powered Opera 21 for Windows and Mac OS X users. If you are wondering what Aura actually is? Here’s a simple explanation of Aura technology. Aura lets the desktop edition of the popular Opera web browser to use hardware-acceleration for the web browser including the user interface. Only the Windows edition of Opera uses the Aura technology while Opera for Mac uses Apple Core Animation technology to meet the same effects. Download Opera browser for Windows and Mac. BOOKMARK THIS PAGE FOR LATEST OPERA WEB BROWSER UPDATES How to update Opera browser to the latest Opera 21 version? If you’re an existing Opera web browser user, simply check for updates manually. The option is available within the browser help menu. After checking if an update is found, Opera asks you to download the update. Once downloaded, the update tool proceeds to install the latest version of Opera automatically. To manually check for updates, click on the Opera button > Help > Check for updates. If you’ve set the browser to automatically check for updates, Opera will automatically download the update for you. If you are a new user, you can download the latest version of Opera web browser from the official Opera website and install it. Opera 21 Changes According to Opera blog, “the (Opera) team put a lot of effort into getting...

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Disable Java In Your Browser, On Windows, Mac OS X Platform [Complete Tutorial]

With more and more zero-day vulnerabilities are uncovered which is affecting Oracle’s Java plugin, users are now often asking how to disable Java or remove Java from their Windows computers or Mac platform. First, let us clear the confusion which arises among most users about Java and JavaScript, keep in mind that both are different. Java is a programming language and computing platform that powers programs including utilities, games, and business applications, which was first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995, now developed and maintained by Oracle. While, JavaScript is an open source scripting language used to create dynamic websites and enhance user interfaces. Looking...

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How To Change Black Google Nav-bar Back To White Nav-bar [Quick Tip]

Google has launched a number of changes including a black nav-bar with gray font color, the navigation bar present at the top, which links to many Google services. But for many users this contrasting change is unacceptable unlike many who loved it. They want to get back good old white navigation bar. For those users who wants to get back the old interface, here’s a very quick tip (actually a userscript). Google Light Navbar userscript restores back the original white nav-bar and blue font color on all Google pages. The userscript works in the Firefox, Chrome and Opera web browser. Here’s how to get the userscript working on your favorite browser. Simply download Google Light Navbar userscript from http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/105735 and install it. Firefox users will first need to install Greasemonkey or Scriptish add-on before they can install and use the script. Chrome users can directly visit the userscript page and install it to instantly use it. Opera users will need to specify a directory on their computer where they put userscript in, if they haven’t done so already. You can do so by clicking on the Opera button, than on Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Content, JavaScript Options. Now browse to specify the directory. Download the script and put it into the directory specified for use. The userscript works without restarting the browser. If you are having the page open already,...

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Secure Your Web Browser using BitDefender TrafficLight

Web browsers are the primary application used to browse the Internet by all users. Hence, it’s attacked the most from various forms of malicious threats. The most common example that we can see is when computer systems are getting infected without user’s knowledge during web browsing. Even though most security systems are capable of blocking this attacks but, isn’t it a better idea to prevent the infection from the browser itself? BitDefender TrafficLight warns users about malicious websites and filters malicious web traffic. Although, almost every major antivirus company offers similar solution today, but BitDefender TrafficLight has one key advantage over them: it’s available on all five major browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. Another deferential feature of BitDefender TrafficLight is that, the program installs itself as a service in Windows. This service than carefully monitors and analyzes the web traffic before the web browser even executes the codes. TrafficLight displays only a small slide-out grab tab that you can click to display its analysis of the current page. When malicious activity is detected, TrafficLight will spring into action and prevent the offending code from executing. On performance cause, it does need 20 to 30 MB of RAM to run, which anyone can spare when security is concerned and memory comes cheap. List of protections covered by TrafficLight: Each search result from Google, Yahoo! or Bing is labeled to show the safe...

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Opera 11.01 Final Version Released [Download]

Opera Software has released Opera 11.01 final version, which is an update of Opera 11. The latest updates fixes many security issues and improves overall stability of Opera, one of the popular web browser. This final version of Opera has come up after many snapshot releases and two RC (release candidates) updates. Opera 11.01 is a highly recommended update for every Opera 11 user. The full change logs for Windows, Mac and Linux and FreeBSD are linked from the blog post announcing about the new version release. The security issues fixed in Opera 11.01: Removed support for “javascript:” URLs in CSS -o-link values, to make it easier for sites to filter untrusted CSS. Fixed an issue where large form inputs could allow execution of arbitrary code. Fixed an issue which made it possible to carry out clickjacking attacks against internal opera: URLs. Fixed issues which allowed web pages to gain limited access to files on the user’s computer. Fixed an issue where email passwords were not immediately deleted when deleting private data. Fixed an issue which could cause the wrong executable to be used to display a downloaded file in its folder. Users can update to the latest version of Opera web browser directly by clicking on Help > Menu > Check for Updates. Users can also download the latest version of Opera directly from Opera...

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Opera 11 Alpha Released With Extensions Support

The day at last came, when one of the world’s fastest browser, Opera gets the much wanted feature, support for extensions. Even though Opera is one of the most customizable browser, yet its lack of support for extensions till Opera 10 was like the missing puzzle piece for Opera users. Now, Opera with the release of Opera 11 alpha has added this missing piece. Opera browser is unique in many ways and has its own fan base. Many of the modern features, like tabs, speed dial, integrated web search, data synchronize, etc that are now defacto for almost all browsers today were first seen in Opera. Opera has Widgets feature that is still unique feature. Now, Opera extensions allows you to easily add new functionality to your Opera browser. These extensions are created using familiar open standards: HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript, along with supported APIs. Opera has also launched Opera Extensions website: https://addons.labs.opera.com/addons/extensions/. Opera 11 alpha is available directly from Opera software for all supported operating systems and only available in English. Only the windows version is directly available for download on Opera Next, the Mac OS X and Linux versions can be downloaded from Opera’s Snapshot server. As of now, Opera has 17 extensions available for testers of the Opera 11 alpha version. Opera extensions are installed by clicking on the Install button, available from the extensions website, then by clicking...

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Xmarks Bookmark Sync Service Shutting Down [Plus Xmarks Alternatives]

Xmarks is a bookmark sync browser add-on that lets you synchronize all your bookmarks, passwords and other data over several computers, across almost all popular browsers. I am a Xmarks user myself and use it to sync my bookmarks across all the browsers that I use. Sadly, this awesome bookmark sync service will be shutting down service on January 10, 2011. According to the blog post update on the official Xmarks blog, from today Xmarks will start sending notifications to its users (I still haven’t received one) that the service will be shut down in 90 days. The reasons for the shutdown are explained in detail in the blog post. It can be understood that the main reasons behind shutting down Xmarks are funds running out and Xmarks being unable to find a viable business model or a buyer. Xmarks (founded in 2006 under the original name Foxmarks) started out as a Firefox plug-in that lets users sync their bookmarks on several computers. Later, Foxmarks rechristened as Xmarks, as it extended support for other browsers and added more functionality, such as browsing recommendations and password syncing. Xmarks claims it serves around 2 million users across 5 million desktops, and still adding nearly 3,000 new accounts per day (their registration page is still online). You may be wondering, then why Xmarks is seeing the end of the road? Well, when big players like...

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Google Scribe Helps Speed Up Text Typing

Google Scribe is a new Google Labs project that helps you speed up text typing. Google Scribe basically provides text completion service. Using information from what you have already typed in a text field, Google Scribe provides related word or phrase completion suggestions. In addition to saving keystrokes, Google Scribe’s suggestions indicate correct or popular phrases to use. You can use Google Scribe on any active text field in a webpage. For example, you can now type faster in Twitter to send updates faster, fill comment form of a blog, compose email, be it GMail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, or any other email, etc. With the handy keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures you can now fasten up text typing while also cut typing errors. If you are using Google Chrome, then you can enable Google Scribe using the official Google Scribe (Labs) Chrome Extension. If you are using any other browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or Apple Safari, then you can use the Google Scribe Bookmarklet to enable Google Scribe. Handy Google Scribe keyboard shortcuts: If you use a Mac, you can use the shortcuts below by replacing Ctrl with Command/Meta key. Function Shortcut Choose suggestion Enter Choose suggestion without adding space Tab Hide suggestion menu Esc Display suggestion menu, if hidden Tab Choose any suggestion Corresponding number (1 to 9 or 0) or click on the suggestion Navigate through...

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Opera 10.62 Released, Recommended Security Update [Opera Latest Version]

Opera Developers has released Opera 10.62, which is a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements. It is highly recommends for all Opera web browser users to upgrade to the latest version to take advantage of the security and stability improvements. Opera 10.62 is based on the brand new version of Presto, Opera’s rendering engine. It now uses Presto 2.6.30 that includes support for several new HTML5 features, such as GeoLocation, Web Workers and Offline applications. The change log for Opera 10.62 can be found at the following links: Windows Users Mac Users Unix/Linux Users You can download Opera 10.62 from the download link below: Download Opera Latest Version Read our other interesting...

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Opera 10.60 Final Released, Recommended Upgrade

Opera web browser fans should rejoice as Opera has released Opera 10.60, “faster than the fastest browser” recently. Opera 10.60 is based on the new version of Presto 2.6.30 rendering engine. It now includes support for several new HTML5 features, such as GeoLocation, Web Workers and Offline applications. It has also notably improved Javascript and DOM performance. The latest version also have thousands of bugs fixed since 10.54. Opera 10.60 is the first web browser that supports for the high quality video format WebM. Opera 10.60 is a recommended upgrade offering new and improved features, plus security and stability enhancements. Interested users can see the changelog here. [ Download Link...

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