Posts Tagged ‘Opera Widgets’

Math and Science Opera Widgets

July 12th, 2009

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Looks like Don Reisinger  at CNET does love the Opera Browser and since he got another post on Opera Widgets, i think it would be a disservice to not highlight it too.

Before, it was about 10 Great Opera Widgets. Now it is about Math and Science Opera Widgets.

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From astronomy to math equations.  7 widgets worth a look for those using Opera Browser.

Opera widgets for the math and science whiz

10 GREAT Opera Widgets

June 15th, 2009

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To say that the Widget Platform from Opera is inconsistent would be a understatement. but even with that known in advance, they actually got some good widgets  worth using if you use Opera as your second browser or a must have if you have Opera as your main browser.

Neither is my case, but CNET Don Reisinger took it to himself to find 10 actually great Opera Widgets you should be using if you are a Opera Browser user. after trying out hundreds of them. he think he got 10 worthy of that title.

My favorite after loading them up would be without a doubt the Opera Twitter Widget that is really impressive in terms of features and got a pleasant design.  Would truly use it on a daily basis if Opera was my main browser.

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So check the list out and let him know if you agree or disagree with him.

10 widgets for Opera users to sing about

On Opera Mobile 9.7 and Its Widget Manager

June 14th, 2009

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Opera released Opera Mobile 9.7 for Windows Mobile over a week was great advancement for Opera now that they have to worry about having to fight on the Smartphone space with SkyFire that is now finally out that supports a true full web experience when it comes to content (flash, flex, silverlight, java, heavy ajax), IEM6 (when it comes to Windows Mobile) and soon enough with Firefox Mobile that will bring addons to Mobile Browsing.  their response so far relies on Opera Turbo that is a network traffic compressor so you get a much faster browsing experience and in its built in Widget Platform that now has been highlighted by Opera with the introduction of a Widget Manager.

They introduced the Widget Manager as a way to keep happy mobile carriers as they depend on them to continue dominating the space and because having it separated means the mobile browser will not suffer from crashes related to the widgets and that the widgets will be able to work without the process from the mobile browser gets in the way.

Another good thing about having the Widgets Manager is that you get a Opera Widgets springboard that will drive you use these widgets more and to use more of these widgets, as it increases its ease of use and convenience factor.

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Right now it is anybody’s guess if Opera Mobile 9.7 will indeed come with Flash support but i hope it does because, it will be harder and harder for Opera to keep up with the Windows Mobile market as it is the one that got not only a lot of mobile browsers to choose from but the most powerful from any platform as Windows Mobile is getting the most powerful hardware. Opera Widgets will serve as a edge for symbian and Windows Mobile phones from 5 to 6.1, but starting with Windows Mobile 6.5 they would do little good as Windows Mobile comes with its own Native Widget Engine and one that looks to be a lot more powerful that the one from Opera. and as stated also comes with the new IE Mobile 6 that will come with Flash Support.

Opera Mobile 9.7 Beta

via CNET

A Look Into Opera And Widgets Development

June 14th, 2009

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Opera Software could be catalogued as Standards Crazy (not always in a good way)  by many and with good reason. the other thing well known for those actually aware with what Opera Software does is that they love widgets.

David Meyer from CNET got a nice interview with Jon von Tetzchner (Opera Software CEO) about Widget Development and where does they stand when it comes to the Widget Specs W3C to be released any year now (i know, cheap shot).

Opera: Single-minded about widget development

Worth a read and proof that Jon von Tetzchner while stubborn is not as extremist (when it comes to standards) as many think.

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