By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Monday, October 29, 2012 1:55:28 PM
The Internet Archive is a project that was started 16 years ago to create a historical record of the Web's growth and development. But this virtual library doesn't hold only web pages in its collection. It also has hundreds of thousands of movies, millions of songs - including live versions performed in concerts- along with maps, text items, software and more.
Last week, the Archive celebrated a new milestone: it has now saved 10 petabytes' worth of the web. (That's 10 to the 15th power!)
This announcement coincided with something of special interest to our friends in Indonesia: the Balinese Digital Library collection is now also part of the Internet Archive. It contains music, dance, videos - and lots of other material related to the culture of Bali.
Check out the Internet Archive today and see what kinds of new and interesting (or old and interesting!) things you can discover.
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:54:50 PM
In order to provide you a better Opera Mini service, we are doing upgrades to our data centers over the weekend. During this time you may experience web pages that do not load. If this is the case, you can try refreshing the page to load it again.
Thanks for your patience and understanding, and we hope to have this issue sorted out as soon as possible, so you can get back on track with Opera Mini.
Update: Opera Mini is feeling much better now - and is back to normal. Thanks for your patience and understanding during our upgrade!
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Friday, October 26, 2012 9:27:42 AM
One of our missions here at Opera is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and any platform. We've put our browser on all sorts of devices to date and now we want you to put Opera on a pumpkin. A Halloween pumpkin, that is, which means your task is to come up with a jack-Opera-lantern.
You could use the O in our logo and beyond that, it's up to you to how clever you can put Opera and Halloween together - but we do welcome all pumpkin carvings!
All you need is:
- A pumpkin (or any other type of gourd or vegetable with a hard shell that you could hollow out.
- Some kind of carving tool.
- A way to take a picture of your creation and send it to us.
Once you've done all that, make sure to use this link to upload your photos directly to our contest website.
The last day to submit your entry will be on Friday November 2nd. An Opera jury will then go through all the submissions and pick a minimum of lucky 13 winners who will win an Opera treat bag! We'll announce the winners the following week.
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:45:16 AM
Yesterday we released an update of Opera Mini for iPhone and iPad (iOS). You can download the new Opera Mini for iPad and iPhone today from the App Store. Feel free to rate and give us your review if you try it! We're eager to hear what you think about the update.
Here's what's new:
- Integration with iOS Facebook framework (iOS 6).
- Improved performance when saving large images.
- Fixed freeze after sharing via email.
- Fixed video playback on youtube.com (iPhone and iPod).
- Performance and stability fixes.
- Added support for iOS 4.2 - iPod touch 2nd generation and iPhone 3G is back in game!
- Various iOS 6 related fixes.
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By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:11:34 PM
This year, Opera Turkey attended the Open Web Technologies event in Istanbul - representing and supporting Opera along with rock star Patrick Lauke from the Opera Developer Relations Team who talked about Catching bugs with Opera Dragonfly. A lot of people attended the talk, and Patrick gave a good overview of web development, remote debugging (even with a live test!) and the capabilities of the Opera Dragonfly platform.
Çağlar (a web developer and Turkish Webed project coordinator) gave a presantation about the Web Education Project. The aim for this talk was to demonstrate web education and how it should be planned and executed with proper documentation.
Opera Turkey has translated all the documents and presentations to Turkish. Magruf and his crew started working on this project voluntarily earlier this year - and they are doing a fantastic job promoting the web and Opera in Universities and companies in Turkey.
All of us at Opera would like to give a big shout out to Magruf and his team in Opera Turkey for the great effort and work they did for us!
Here are some pictures from the event, but please check out the photo album as well: