Do you want to surf the web on your smartwatch?

Mobile web browser Opera Mini is coming to the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch... for... some... reason? According to TheNextWeb, the browser will soon be available on Samsung's watch, which is fairly unique amongst smartwatches for not requiring a tethered phone to run: A SIM card goes into the watch, and you can carry out phone…

APP OF THE DAY: Opera Mini 6 (iPhone/iPad)

Opera's Mini 6 web browser has now touched down for iOS devices. Following in the footsteps of versions released earlier in the year for Android, BlackBerry and Symbian devices, it's the best Safari alternative on the App Store. "I would…

Internet Explorer's browser market share drops below 60%

Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser had a pretty rough month in April. The browser saw its share of the browsing market drop to below 60%, their worst market share since 1999. Internet Explorer may remain the most widely used of all…

Opera Mini 5 mobile browser gets Android beta release

The Opera Mini 5 mobile browser has just been given a beta release for Android phones. Free, fast and efficient, other versions of the browser have already racked up over 50 million users worldwide. Opera Mini speeds up the browsing…

Opera Mini for iPhone to be unveiled at MWC 2010

Apple haven't historically been too keen on introducing browsers to rival Safari onto the App store. However, Opera are so confident that their Opera Mini browser will pass Apple's vigorous application process that they plan to showcase it at this…

"Web on Wheels" – Bringing the Opera browser to your motor

With pretty much every facet of our lives now web-connected, one of the last untapped regions is that of inside your car. But according to market analysis firm Strategy Analytics, almost 90 percent of vehicles produced in North America and…

Security fix on its way to Internet Explorer

Microsoft are about to roll out a security update that should see users of Internet Explorer 6 protected from the attacks that have caused the French and German governments to condemn the browser. The vulnerability highlighted by the recent phishing…

Google updates Chrome – faster, more stable and now with form autofill too

I may not be enamoured by gmail but I’m a sucker for Google Chrome. I admit it. So, it brings me great pleasure that the G-Lords have just updated their browser by making it 30% faster at loading Java-heavy pages and added a couple of features too.

The new version of Google’s WebKit, on which the sofware’s based, and the V8 Java engine are to thank for a lot of the improvement but, if it’s tweaks you’re after, then you’ll be pleased to hear they’ve added the auto form-fill and a degree of discretion by allowing you to delete thumbnails from the “most viewed pages” section. What you browse when you’re not reading Tech Digest will, of course, go no further.

If you haven’t tried Chrome, I’d recommend giving it a blast. If you’re using Firefox, I’m not going to argue. I’d risk the wrath of a certain Mr Rawlins if I didn’t give a shout out to Opera and, if you’re using IE, please stop.

(via Google Blog)