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- Opera 48 Hits Dev Channel Built on Chromium 60, Supports Converting of Fractions
After unleashing Opera 46 last week as the new stable and most advanced version of the popular web browser, Opera Software today promoted Opera 48 to the developer channel. Earlier today, the Opera 48.0.2636.0 build replaced last week's Opera 47.0.2628.0 developer update in the Dev channel, adding various small enhancements and numerous bug fixes. Among the new improvements, we can mention that the unit converted of the search pop-up tool now supports converting of fractions. "The unit converter can now recognise an array of Unicode subscript and superscript forms, such ½ ft, 1⁄4 mi or even ³⁄₄₇ gal. You will notice, too, that imperial volume labels, such as gal (gallons) or mpg (miles per gallon), are now visible," says Maciej Kocemba in today's release announcement. Now based on Chromium 60.0.3112.20 Besides expanding the unit converter, today’s first Opera 48 developer build al...
- Opera 46 Browser Introduces Support for Animated PNG Files, Focuses on Stability
Opera Software, through Krystian Kolondra, was proud to announce the first release of their Chromium-based Opera web browser after the introduction of the Reborn initiative to revamp the entire user experience. Opera 46 was promoted to the stable channel, based on the open-source Chromium 59 web browser, and it comes with a bunch of quality improvements to the user interface, various usability enhancements, as well as some new functionality. But it also focuses on stability by fixing memory leaks, crashes and glitches. "In the last months we dedicated even more time to achieve greater stability of Opera," says Krystian Kolondra in the release announcement. "So far the focus on quality has given a generous 35% reduction in crashes per user, making the latest Opera browsers the very best in terms of stability." Here's what's new in Opera 46
- Google Maps Is Unreliable, Indian Government Says
Google Maps is currently the world’s number one mapping service and is being accessed by billions of users every day, but as far as the Indian government is concerned, this solution is unreliable and unapproved. India's mapping and survey organization Survey of India (SoI) explained at a recent event that the Indian government considers Google Maps to be an unapproved and not authenticated service which officials themselves do not use, though they admitted that Google’s solution could be good for users looking for points of interests. Surveyor General of India Swarna Subba Rao questions Google Maps’ accuracy, pointing out that those who are looking for high accuracy are recommended to stick with the Survey of India maps. “If you talk about the authentication, the Google Maps is not authenticated. It hasn't been produced by the government, so they aren't authenticated,” Rao was quoted as saying by the
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