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- 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
- Firefox Focus for Android Promises to Block Annoying Ads, Protect Users' Privacy
Mozilla announced today that the Firefox Focus web browser that the Open Source company launched last year for iPhone and iPad devices is now also available for Android. Designed from the ground up to be simple, fast, and always private, the Firefox Focus mobile app for Android doesn't feature tabs and it's free of any visual clutter that might get in your way when surfing the Internet from your mobile device. It comes built-in with an ad blocker that promises to block annoying ads. "Firefox Focus allows you to browse the web without being followed by tracking ads which are notoriously known for slowing down your mobile experience. Why do we block these ad trackers? Because they not only track your behavior without your knowledge, they also slow down the web on your mobile device," says Mozilla. Highlights of Firefox Focus for ...
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