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Opera’s battery saving feature available to all desktop users

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Opera has at finally released the finialised version of its battery saver highlight for desktop users, after keeping it in beta for a month.

The browser’s battery saver feature increases battery life by time by up to 50 percent, it claims.

The browser will detect when the laptop’s battery is running low and will suggest enabling power saver mode.

Opera also claims that when the battery saving feature is enabled, the laptop/PC remains 3 degree cooler, than when the feature remains disabled in the browser.

The new Opera battery saver is only relevant when the laptop power cable is unplugged. A battery icon shows up next to the search and address field.

When the battery icon is clicked a pop-up dialog box with a switch to activate the power saver mode shows up and the user can then switch on/ off the battery saving feature whenever they need.

It reduces activity in background tabs, automatically pauses unused plug-ins, reduces frame rate to 30 frames per second, pauses animation of browser themes, and switches on adblocker as well.

Apart from the new battery saver, Opera version 38 also has a newly placed extension icon, speed dial tweaks, the ability to add lists to the ad blocker, and the ability to add own photos as themes for the browser.

The Opera browser is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Tourist arrivals jumped 73.5 percent in July

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KATHMANDU — Tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 73.5 percent in the month of July, according to statistics released by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

The NTB said that this increment is because of a sharp increase in the number of travellers from countries like India, China, the US and the UK. The growth in the numbers has also been attributed to Indian pilgrims visiting Mount Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, via Nepal.

The statistics show that Nepal received a whopping 73,285 international tourists in July—a time of the year that is considered to be an off-season for tourists due to the monsoons. With July’s figures, the number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in the first seven months (January–July) of 2018 reached 593,299, which is an increase of 18 percent as compared to the same period last year.

Total 18,385 Indian tourists visited Nepal via air transport, which is up 80.4 percent compared to the same period last year.

After India, Nepal received the highest number of visitors from China. The Chinese tourist numbers have more than doubled to 13,123 in the month of July. This is a 125.4 percent growth in comparison to the arrivals in the same month last year.

Overall arrivals from SAARC countries registered a growth of 66 percent, in comparison to the same month last year. However, arrivals from Bangladesh declined by nine percent. Arrivals from rest of the Asian countries have also recorded a robust growth of 86.2 percent.

Visitors from Japan and South Korea to Nepal also increased by 36 percent and 21.9 percent respectively.

Likewise, an overall increase of 54.1 percent in July has been recorded from European source markets. However, arrivals from Austria declined by 72.6 percent.

The number of visitors from the US and Canada have also grown by 79.6 percent and 73.3 percent respectively.

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