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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Opera Mini for iPhone

Opera Mini for iPhone has been approved by Apple and is now in the app store. Here is a direct link to the iTunes Store. It promises to bring faster page downloads by using Opera has proxy server. One review on Apple's app store warns of potential dangers when using Opera with sensitive websites:

Do not use for banking and sensitive data

I don't like that every page you visit and all data you submit is going through Opera's servers, even encrypted pages. So if you go to your bank's web site and login; your login information, password and any other data you submit or view is potentially viewable by Opera employees. What safe guards are in place to protect users from a dishonest or rouge Opera employee from logging or capturing this data?

Also what procedures are in place to protect the user data from malware and other security threats to Opera's network?

Let us know what you think through our twitter account @webwarpblog.
Here is a video demonstrating the speed comparison:

Previously on www.webwarp.co.uk we speculated about whether or not Apple would approve Opera Mini for iPhone. Here is a link to that post: Click Here.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Twitter Official Mobile Apps

Edit: The Twitter app for iPhone is now available, click here. Here is the Twitter announcement and more information/screen shots, click here. The Twitter for iPhone app is one of the best iPhone applications out there, very well made.

Twitter is accessed through computers, smart phones and via text messaging, but all the smart phones applications have been made by 3rd Party Companies - until now. Twitter have acquired Tweetie, which is one of the most popular Twitter apps for the iPhone. Here is the Twitter Announcement. Tweetie 2 will be renamed 'Twitter for iPhone' and made FREE, where as it is £1.79 at the moment. They have also launched an official Twitter app for Blackberry's. Here is the info from Twitter. Both apps are really good and include all the latest Twitter features such as new style retweets.

So happy official mobile app tweeting! Feel free to follow www.webwarp.co.uk on Twitter at @webwarpblog.

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Friday, 9 April 2010

iPhone OS 4

Apple iPhone OS 4 has been announced in Apples headquarters in California. Currently iPhone users are running OS 3 which included enhancements such as multimedia messaging (MMS) and cut, copy, paste facilities. The new software will bring over 100 new features. Some small changes which will only affect certain types of users, such as multiple Microsoft Exchange Account support and other features will affect all users. The OS 4 upgrade will be available for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3rdGen. For iPhone 3G users the upgrade is available but will not include multitasking.

The main features are going to be:
Folder’s for Apps
Bluetooth Keyboard support
iBooks app
Gaming Centre (Xbox Live style multiplayer)

The update will be available in Summer 2010 for the iPhone and Autumn 2010 for iPad.