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Original Air Date: Nov 12, 2014

Opera browser for travelers

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If you travel much, you often run into Internet access that’s a bit limited in speed.

On airplanes, hotels & coffee shops, you’re generally sharing a small pipe with lots of other users.

Airplane wifi in particular can be very challenging with all of the rich content thats common on most websites.

You can optimize your browser for slower connections, but that requires you remember to switch it back or create a second profile.

To reduce the hassle, I prefer to use the lesser known Opera browser whenever I travel.

It has a special feature called Opera Turbo that optimizes content on their servers before you get it to reduce download times.

It also automatically blocks Flash content unless you click on the item, which further reduces the load.

If you’re on a really slow connection, you can also tell it not to load any images to further increase the speed.

I’ve got the link to Opera and lots of other suggestions posted at