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Opera 56 lets you browse clutter-free with enhanced reader mode

Competing with dominant browsers like Chrome and Firefox, Opera differentiates itself with a bunch of additional features, like a built-in ad blocker and unlimited VPN. With the last major build released in December, the browser got the ability to darken web pages in addition to the app UI. This week Opera's releasing its v56 update, delivering a proper reader mode to help declutter the sites you read, along with a couple other handy features.

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Opera reportedly has multiple predatory loan apps in the Play Store with interest rates of up to 876% (Update: Apps updated)

It's no secret that Opera isn't doing so well in the era of Chrome dominance. According to a report published by Hindenburg Research, the company's losses in browser revenue have apparently led it to create multiple loan apps with short payment windows and interest rates of ~365-876%, which are in violation of new Play Store rules Google enacted last year.

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Opera 55 brings night mode that can make any page dark

Norwegian software developer Opera is about to roll out version 55 of its web browser for Android with a much-needed and much-welcomed night mode. And, much like Chrome has been working on in an offside flag, Opera will be turning white pages dark and tuning color temperature without going to a full-on color inversion.

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Opera Touch can now sync with Android 10's system theme

Opera has a handful of different browsers for Android, each with a slightly different use case. Opera Touch is an experimental app, with a gesture interface reminiscent of Paranoid Android's "PIE' gestures from back in the day. If you're using the browser on Android 10, you might be happy to know it can now sync with the system theme.

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Opera overhauls Android browser with theming support, crypto payments, and more

Much like modern cars, web browsers are starting to all look the same. Operas has tried a few experiments lately to stand out from the competition, like making a gaming browser that limits CPU usage and an Android app with gesture navigation. Now the company has finished revamping its main Android browser, adding theme support and... cryptocurrency payments.

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Opera Touch gets more traditional bottom navigation bar option

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Opera 52 lets you save pages as PDF and brings other minor improvements

Printing webpages and confirmation emails used to be common back in the days, especially to keep a copy of your booking when traveling. However, as mobile devices are much more popular, most people now carry an electronic version of these documents. In the meantime, browsing websites on a phone is also more frequent, but there are times when you need to save a page as a PDF file. Unfortunately, and quite surprisingly, Chrome doesn't allow you to do this natively, but Opera's latest version adds support for it, making it easier to store or share documents.

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Android Police's Toolbox browser extension is once again fully functional

If you haven't heard about it before, we have a browser extension called Toolbox for Google Play Store, which adds plenty of useful features to the Play Store website. It can automatically look up if an app is available on APKMirror, check for an app testing program (and tell you if you're enrolled), and more. Version 2.5 is now rolling out to Chrome and Firefox, with the Opera release pending approval.

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[Update: Live in Opera 51] Opera announces new free VPN in beta browser

ISPs are generally not trustworthy, so many internet users have turned to VPNs. Opera used to offer a popular free VPN on Android, but it retired the service last year. Now, the company has announced a new VPN, which is integrated with the Opera browser. It's starting out in the beta version, available to everyone in the Play Store.

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Opera for Android version 50 introduces a more publisher-friendly ad blocker, faster scrolling, and PiP [APK Download]

For its latest big Android update, Opera is including a key new feature that makes it easier to whitelist websites from the in-built ad blocker. Other enhancements include the addition of Picture-in-Picture video and a new fast-scrolling handle.

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