Review: Opera Browser Beta 16 for Android With Redesigned Off-Road Mode

  Opera Software has released an updated Beta of their Chrome/Webkit based Opera Browser for Android. According to Opera the changes in this version include: Chromium upgrade to version 29 Compression method change in Off-road mode Improvements in download manager Improved NFC communication Various stability and performance fixes The biggest change is the one to off-road mode. In previous Opera Browser for Android versions Off-road mode was essentially Opera Mini. JavaScript, HTML and CSS were parsed and rendered in the … Continue reading

Eater's Lively Hyperlocal Food Blog Network

New Mobile Web App Added to the Wap Review Directory Mobile Link: m.eater.com Rating: Content  Usability  Doctype: html Home Page Weight: 673 KB (422 KB compressed) Category: Food Description: Eater is a hyperlocal blog network covering dining and drinking in what it calls the US' "most important food cities" which according to Eater are New York, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Charleston, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Louisville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. … Continue reading

Does UC Browser Mini For Android "Fake" Proxy Mode For Some Sites?

   When I reviewed UC Browser Mini 8.6 for Android last month I was pleasantly surprised that it was able to load almost every site I tried. Even more impressive was how well the browser rendered popular sites including Twitter and Google Plus.  Mini 8.6 seemed to be much improved compared with previous UC Browser Mini versions that had rather inaccurate rendering and a tendency to throw errors when asked to open a number of pages. UC Browser Mini is proxy … Continue reading

Wikivoyage - A World Travel Guidebook in a Wiki

New Mobile Web App Added to the Wap Review Directory Mobile Link:  www.wikivoyage.org Rating: Content  Usability  Doctype: html Home Page Weight: 105 KB (94 KB compressed) Category: Travel Description: Wikivoyage, which became part of Wikimedia Foundation in January 2013, is a wiki style worldwide online travel guide. Wikivoyage was created by a group of editors at the older, for profit travel site Wikitravel who were unhappy with that site's management. Because content at Wikitravel was created by the community and licensed under … Continue reading

UC Browser Mini 8.6 For Android Reviewed

  Earlier this month, UCWeb Inc. released UC Browser Mini 8.6 for Android. It's one of just two proxy browsers for Android, the other being Opera Mini. Proxy browsers parse, render and compress web pages before sending the compressed page to a thin client on the phone. The client decompresses and displays the page. The main advantage of proxy browsers is greatly reduced data consumption. A good proxy browser can reduce the amount of data transmitted while browsing by up to 90%.  … Continue reading

New Site Added to the Wap Review Mobile Directory - MSNBC

New Site Added to the Wap Review Mobile Directory Mobile Link:  tv.msnbc.com Rating: Content  Usability  Doctype: xhtml basic Home Page Weight: 3458 KB (2486 KB compressed) Category: News Description: US Cable TV news channel MSNBC began in 1996 as a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft. Over the years to developed an unabashedly liberal bent to its reporting and opinion pieces and is generally seen as a counterpoint to the conservative Fox News network. When NBC bought out Microsoft's share in MSNBC … Continue reading

New Site Added to the Wap Review Directory - Stefan Constantinescu's Android Beat

New Site Added to the Wap Review Mobile Directory Mobile Link: www.androidbeat.com Rating: Content  Usability  Doctype: xhtml-mp Home Page Weight: 1085 KB (573 KB compressed) Category: Android Description: Stefan Constantinescu (@WhatTheBit on Twitter) is one of the best known and IMHO best online journalists (although he prefers to call himself a blogger) covering the mobile scene. Stefan spent a couple of years working at Nokia in its better days and over the years his byline has been seen at Intomobile, Engadget, Android Authority … Continue reading

Cyanogenmod.org's Holo Light Inspired Responsive Redesign

New Site Added to the Wap Review Mobile Directory   Mobile Link: www.cyanogenmod.org Rating: Content  Usability  Doctype: HTML Home Page Weight: 1358 KB (1077 KB compressed) Category: Android Description: CyanogenMod, the oldest and most popular community built alternative Android distribution has a new responsive website. It's now easier than even to learn about and contribute to Cyanogenmod directly from your smart (or not so smart) phone. The new design, created by the Glitch Agency, draws design cues from the Android Holo Light theme. It … Continue reading