Posts Tagged ‘Adblock’

Windows 10 Build 14291 Ships with Edge Extensions Support … Sort Of

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

This does appear to be a baby-step in the right direction. Hopefully, this means that Microsoft is in the process of addressing user concerns about the Edge browser.

Microsoft shipped build 14291 of Windows 10 to the Fast Ring insider channel a few hours ago, and with it an update for the system’s default browser Microsoft Edge that introduces initial support for extensions. The version of Microsoft Edge that is available on stable builds of Windows 10, does not support extensions currently but Microsoft plans to change that this year by integrating an extensions engine to Edge that is very similar to that of Google Chrome.

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Adblock for Chrome Sold, Joins Adblock Plus’ Acceptable Ads Program

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Dang! Now I’ve got to find another ad blocking program …

Ad blocking is becoming a business. While there are still many extensions out there that are not monetized at all or only slightly, for instance by accepting donations, it is clear that there is a drive towards making adblocking profitable for companies involved. The two major monetization options up until now were donations and direct payments for a software license. Adblock Plus introduced its Acceptable Ads program to the list which lets some ads through on select sites or by select companies and by default if those ads meet certain standards.

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Firefox 38 Notifies You about Add-Ons that Slow Down the Browser

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Given recent experience, it might also be a good idea if Firefox could notify us about Firefox updates that will slow down the browser …

Mozilla plans to integrate notifications to Firefox that inform users if add-ons have been detected that may slow it down. The feature, similar to what Microsoft integrated in its Internet Explorer browser years ago, monitors the performance of add-ons in the browser. If an add-on crosses a certain threshold, the warning is displayed in the Firefox interface.

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Do Not Disturb for Chrome Blocks Annoying Things on the Web

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Based on the way it’s described here, “Do Not Disturb” sounds more-or-less like a lightweight version of AdBlock …

The web can be annoying at times. Sometimes on purpose, at other times not on purpose but with the same end result. Think about popups for instance, screen overlays that ask you to subscribe to a newsletter, or auto-playing videos or media files on websites. Not all annoyances are clearly visible on the other hand. Most users may not even realize that they are being tracked, and that data that they enter on websites and their activities are being used to profile them.

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Adblock Plus Blocks Some Facebook Annoyances Now (If You Want)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Here’s one way to eliminate some of the annoying stuff that ends up on your Facebook homepage … another way to avoid annoying stuff on Facebook, is to make sure you don’t have any annoying friends.

Facebook has been the dominating social networking site on the Internet for the past years. Even Google with all its might did not manage to push its Google+ service past Facebook. While that does not mean that Facebook will still be number one in five years or so, it is fair to say that things won’t change anytime soon in regards to being the top dog in the social networking world.

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