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01 July 2010, 12:06

Opera 10.6 integrates AVG's Web Threat Data Feed

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Zoom Opera 10.6 adds a new Geolocation API.
Opera has finalised version 10.60 of its web browser. Thanks to the new Presto 2.6 rendering engine, the new version is now noticeably faster than its predecessor. Anti-virus vendor AVG's Web Threat Data Feed has been integrated to improve the protection of users against online threats. The browser's new security features include exploit signatures for sites which deploy drive-by downloads, lists of generally dangerous domains and URLs and a context analysis that, according to AVG, can be used to detect viral attacks which spread via social networks.

The new Geolocation API allows Opera 10.60 to retrieve a user's location. For this feature, which was already introduced with the beta version, Opera has made a separate demo available online.

HTML5 Appcache and Web Workers enable developers to build web applications that work in the background without interfering with a user's web experience and even function offline. Further new features include suggestions when entering search terms as well as a redesigned quick-start page.

Additional details about all of the new features and changes can be found in the changelog. Opera 10.60 is available to download on the company's web site for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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