Opera browser is now available for download. The new year brings new opera with some fantastic features. Opera mini is a popular browser for mobile even before android came. I can remember using opera mini browser on my Nokia java based mobile. This opera browser for PC comes with several new features. Opera VPN, Adfree, Anti cryptocurrency mining etc. It has added No Coin, anti-Bit coin mining tool to ad blocker.
What is Bitcoin mining and how to stop it?
When you are visiting a website, it may have scripts for bitcoin mining. Your computer’s CPU usage will peak to near 100% and PC will get slower. Someone might be using your computer to mine for bitcoin. It can even continue to do mining or using your PC even after you have left the site. This new adblock feature of Opera will stop scripts for cryptocurrency mining.
To prevent cryptocurrency mining sites on your computer, simply enable Opera’s ad blocker.
You can also find and change NoCoin in Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Basic > Block ads, under the Recommended lists of ad filters. If you like ads but still want to be protected from Bitcoin-mining, you can simply uncheck EasyList and leave the NoCoin box checked.
Opera 50 has chromecast support. To start casting, first go to Settings (Preferences on macOS) > Browser > User interface and tick “Enable Chromecast support.”
- VR Player Enhancements
- Oculus Rift Support Now Available
- Software decoding
- Automatic format detection
- Save pages as PDFs
- Tab’s context menu is more functional
- Currency converter extended with cryptocurrencies
- Better unit converter
Opera has integrated VPN service. It has moved to its own data server. It gives increased performance, scalability and balancing capabilities while keeping it a free and no-log service.
Opera 50 is powered by Chromium 63.
Source: Opera Blog
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