This week on the web
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Friday, October 28, 2011 12:49:41 PM
Here at Opera, things have been hopping on the mobile front with a special Opera Mini 4.4 update for J2ME that should help many of the things - if not all the things - work better...
Our monthly State of the Mobile Web report caught the attention of the fine folks over at CNET, who highlighted all the things people use Opera Mini to do on different devices, from feature phones to Android, iOS and BlackBerry.
How cool will it be when your car becomes your phone, or you control your car with your phone, or - um - something like that.... (It's all so strange and exciting out there in the undiscovered realm of the Internet of Things.) Back to the main point: If you're an Android user planning to buy a 2011 Ford Fiesta, or feeling a wild urge to join your Nokia and a Toyota together, you could tell the rest of us how it all works out ...
With the month of October drawing to a close, Halloween was a big theme around the Internet, especially on Twitter, where there was an extended discussion on methods to ensure one's personal safety in a horror film. Top suggestions included not venturing into the woods, dark basements or houses with creaky doors. (Uh, maybe the discussion should have been called Using Common Sense in a Horror Movie -?)
If you want to support us this week, then like our picture on Facebook - we're nominated in a random marketing/PR award.
Halloween is our probably our all-time favorite holiday. We put together a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt (of sorts) for you to test your knowledge of Star Wars characters, non-standard uses of a Nerf gun, and burritos, not necessarily in that order.
We also decked the halls here with spider webs, pumpkin chandeliers, and guttering candles, and even hired a witch to work the reception desk for the day.
Have a great weekend, everyone!