updated 01:45 pm EDT, Thu April 24, 2014
WebKit-based browser Opera Coast now available for iPhone
Opera Software has released an iPhone version of its WebKit-based browser, Opera Coast. An iPad version was released last September, initially optimizing the browser for touchscreens. Users can begin a search by using a pulling down gesture on the home screen, bringing up an input interface with an icon-based autofill for sites previously visited. Navigation between pages can be executed by a swipe, with websites displayed on the iPhone's full screen.
Opera Coast features a small toolbar on the bottom that includes a visual grid (that can can consists of multiple screens) of saved websites, with searching enhanced be related words and suggestions. Both iPhone and iPad versions of Opera Coast are free to download.
Prong introduces PWR Case for iPhone 5/5s
Charging accessories company, Prong, has announced the pre-order availability of its PWR Case for iPhone 5 and 5s. A protective case, Prong's new product includes a detachable back-up battery and integrated plugs for charging in any outlet. The battery - which has a 1500 mAh capacity - is easily detachable, and can be recharged without additional accessories while the phone remains in the case.
Its charging cable folds flat when not in use, and the charger includes a micro-USB port for recharging anywhere with a USB outlet. Available in black, white, blue-grey and white-pink, the Prong PWR Case is anticipated to ship in June, and can be pre-ordered now for $65. Upon launch, the case will be priced at $80.