Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browser, launched on Monday a free virtual private network app with unlimited data usage for iPhones and iPads.
Opera has released a free VPN service with unlimited bandwidth, an article at PCWorld reported.
Opera Desktop has introduced a native ad-blocking feature for faster browsing.
Opera's board of directors announced late Tuesday its unanimous recommendation for stockholders to accept a $1.2 billion offer for the company's acquisition by a Chinese consortium.
Opera 32 was released on Tuesday with two major features that should allow it to compete better against more popular browsers such as Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox. The new features are the ability to synchronize saved passwords between multiple devices, and a virtual private networking service for the browser.
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Mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem, with stalling rates that range between 40 percent and 73 percent of all videos played in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia, according to a study by web browser firm Opera, OpenSignal and On Device Research.
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera have followed Google's lead and revoked rogue digital certificates issued by a subordinate certificate authority of the French cybersecurity agency, Computerworld reports.
Opera Software is rolling out the finalized version of its WebKit-based mobile browser for Google's Android operating system.
A Mozilla exec said that the Firefox browser will not be available for iPhones and iPads until Apple loosens its browser restrictions.