Opera releases Coast for iPhone

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Opera releases Coast for iPhone

Opera releases Coast for iPhone

Posted: 24 Apr 2014 02:14 PM PDT

On Thursday, Opera released its Coast Web browser for iPhone. Originally only available on iPad, Coast for iPhone now brings content-centric Web browsing to your pocket.

According to Opera, the mobile version of Coast and its features have been optimized for maximum reach, given the screen estate of the iPhone. Navigation is done via gestures and swipes, with the remaining features tucked away in two menu buttons.

Similar to Google, Coast also includes an omni-search-like recommendation for quick suggestions while you type in your search words. The iPhone version also syncs with the iPad version, provided that users have an account.

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Modify Web image text with Project Naptha

Posted: 24 Apr 2014 01:55 PM PDT

In what appears to be nothing short of JavaScript black magic, Project Naptha allows you to highlight and select text from any Web images. Using special character recognition technology derived from several sources like Microsoft Research Lab and Google's Tesseract open-source OCR engine, the extension will also allow you to remove, translate, and edit text for Web images.

(Credit: Screenshot by Tuong Nguyen/CNET)

Move your cursor over your desired text to highlight and start editing. Great for when you want to search terms or words inside an image, with Project Naptha you can also translate directly onto pictures (great for maps and travel planning), or insert your own text. The function is hidden in Translate>Reprint Text and then Modify Text. Meme creation will never be the same. Download the extension here, or read more about the technology from Project Naptha.

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See what happens when you combine Flappy Bird and 2048

Posted: 24 Apr 2014 01:41 PM PDT

The recent success of easy-to-pick-up but hard-to-master games, like Flappy Bird and 2048, has forced mobile developers to rethink their strategy for creating a hit game. Although some have taken the easy way out by making complete clones like Flappy Plane, Flappy Bee and Smarcle Flyer, others have taken a more adventurous approach -- combining them.


(Credit: Dan Moran)

A combination of Flappy Bird and 2048 (with just a hint of Snake), Flappy48's ease of use may trick you into thinking it's elementary. Not only are you juggling the tapping rhythm of Flappy Bird and the mental math of 2048, but you're also having to keep up with the strategy of Snake. Grab number boxes as you travel through the corridors, and like numbers will combine if they're next to each other. But don't let that train of boxes get too long, or you may find yourself in more trouble than you bargained for. Flappy48 is available online (Unity required) and on Android.

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