Opera Labs Brings Extensions to Opera Mobile for Android

A few days ago, Opera Labs unveiled an early release of Opera Mobile that adds support for Opera Extensions. These are small user installable programs, similar to W3C widgets, that are built with JavaScript, HTML and CSS and add functionality to the browser. The Labs release of Opera Mobile uses the same extension format and APIs as desktop Opera. Many of the extensions created for the desktop run without modification in Opera Mobile. I downloaded Opera Mobile with Extensions support from the … Continue reading

Opera Mini Next for Symbian Updated

A new Beta, a.k.a “Next”, version of Opera Mini,  labeled “Opera Mini Next for Symbian/S60 – update 1″, is now available for Symbian 2nd edition and latter devices. Download it by pointing your Symbian native browser at m.opera.com/next.  The update  fixes a number of the bugs in the first release. There are no new features.  Here’s the change log: Fixed freeze problem when loading big Opera Link account Fixed crash logger reporting Fixed web forms auto-submission issue Fixed search suggestions Fixed a number of … Continue reading

Opera Mini for Android Updated to Version 7.0

Opera Software has updated the Android version of its Opera Mini proxy browser from 6.5.2 to 7.0. If you have used the Opera Mini “Next” Beta version, then 7.0 should look familiar. According to Opera 7.0, incorporates the all new features added to Opera Mini Next plus some unspecified bug fixes. Here’s a list of the new features in 7.0. Full hardware acceleration of the Mini application has been implemented. On Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices, URL sharing via NFC … Continue reading

UC Browser 8.2 Java Update Adds Swipe Navigation and Fixes the bada URL Bug

UC Mobile has released an update to the UC Browser 8.2 Beta for Java phones. The  only reported changes in this version are: A fix for the bug that prevented users from entering URLs on Samsung bada phones. On touch screen phones users can now swipe left and right to go backward and forward though session history. A fix for a bug on some phones where the soft keys didn’t work when copying text from a Web page (free copy). I tested … Continue reading

How to Change the Android Browser’s User Agent

I love using well-designed mobile webapps. But I hate it when a site blocks me from using its desktop version to do something the mobile one doesn’t support. Some browsers like Opera Mobile and the UC Browser let you change their User Agent header to impersonate a desktop browser and thus gain access to most blocked desktop sites. The Android browser lets you do this on a few devices and with some custom ROMs.  To see if yours does, press the … Continue reading

New UC Browser 8.2 Java Beta Adds QWERTY Shortcuts, Restores Some Missing Features

UC Mobile has released a new 8.2 Beta version of the UC Browser for Java ME. Here’s a list of what’s new in this version compared to the previous 8.0 Beta: Smoother. Although this version is 20 KB larger than the last version, it’s optimized to run more smoothly and use less memory. Share current page to Facebook  – Menu>Actions>Share>Facebook (image above, left) Find in page (Menu>Tools>Find in page)-  lets you can find words and phrases in the current page. The search … Continue reading

Mobile Bookmarklets Page Updated


I’ve done a long overdue cleanup of my Mobile Bookmarklets page at o.yeswap.com, which has over 40 mobile bookmarklets and instructions for using them. I retested all the bookmarklets and found six that weren’t working. I was able to fix all of them but two. I removed the non-working bookmarklets which were for services (Google Buzz and Mobleo.net) which no longer exist. Here are the updated bookmarklets. If you use any of these delete them from you bookmarks and reinstall from o.yeswap.com. Page Rank – Displays the … Continue reading

Nokiapp Showdown #5 – browsers at Nokia Connects

  Nokia Connects has published a comparison between two Symbian browsers; Opera Mini 6.5 and MiniBrowser Mobile 4.0 PLUS that Izzy from Nokia For Us and I collaborated on. The post includes videos of both browsers in action including a speed test comparing Opera Mini with the Nokia browser and an in-depth walk through of MiniBrowser Mobile 4.0 PLUS. Read the full post here: Nokia Connects: Nokiapp Showdown #5 – browsers