By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Monday, August 13, 2012 9:24:01 AM
Did you know you can use Opera Mini to upload, download and edit photos on the iPhone?
There are a couple of reasons why this is useful:
- You'll save on data by using Opera Mini instead of opening an app. (You can make even more of this feature if you use online photo resizing services, for example.)
- On iOS, you can only download or upload files to the web that come from your camera roll. So if you want to do something with an image, it needs to be saved in your photos first.
How does it work?
If you're in a web page that allows you to upload a file, you can choose one from your camera roll using the dialog box in the browser. (Make sure you're using Opera Mini - this doesn't work in Safari at present.) Then carry on processing the image from there.
You can also reverse the process, by the way - if you're on a page with an image you'd like to save to your camera roll, touch your finger to the screen until the context menu comes up. From there you can just select Save image, and when the download is complete, you'll find the image with the rest of your photos.
Let us know if you have any other tips on using Opera Mini with iOS!
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:32:48 PM
Many of you have told us that you use Opera Mini to check in with your social networks on the go. No matter whether you use Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki or any of the others in the world, it's the primary way most of us stay in touch these days. But did you know you can also use Opera Mini to share interesting things you find online with your friends and family?
When you're on the page you want to share, just go to the red O in the Opera menu, and then select Share. Depending on the phone you're using and any apps you have installed, you will get a list of different services to share through - including good old-fashioned email!
What's your favorite way to share with your friends?
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Thursday, August 2, 2012 8:24:29 AM
In this week's edition of our travel mystery tour, Ian Wright is in a city in Central Europe with a long and storied history.
This city is associated with a famous composer of classical music. Its grand architecture have also made it a perennial tourist attraction.
For Ian, however, it's the local cuisine that's the real highlight - especially when it comes to cabbage! Think you know where in the world this is? Then submit your answer here for your chance to win this week's prize!
Guess where Ian is!
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:05:44 PM
Today, Opera reached an important milestone: Two hundred million people use Opera Mini and Opera Mobile to connect to the world. For many users around the world, a browser is more than a tool to ‘browse the web’. Sometimes it's a school when you can afford none, sometimes it's the only line to an outside world shut off by an oppressive regime. By providing a service that reliably and cheaply delivers critical information to just about everyone with a phone is the reason we makes browsers. We want to make a difference in the world, not only on the web.
You can read more about the numbers breakdown in this month's state of the mobile web report.
Thanks everyone for supporting Opera in our mission to make a faster and better Internet experience for all.
By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Monday, July 30, 2012 12:19:08 PM
The countries of Africa are the world's mobile-browsing champions - and we're proud to say that Opera Mini plays a major part in making that happen.
In our latest State of the Mobile Web report, we a closer look at browsing trends on mobile devices on the continent. From the top 10 websites to the most popular phones, we see what sets each country apart as well as what brings many of them together. Apart from Opera Mini, the top choices in African browsing include social networking and international news.
Following next in popularity are sport sites (especially related to football!) as well as search and online reference sites, from Wikipedia to dictionaries and thesauruses.
Are you in Africa? What is it you're looking for on the web? Tell us in the comments!