A few days ago, we came across some rather interesting (yet unconfirmed) news. It was a Tweet from a user, who posted screenshots of an upcoming feature in Microsoft Edge, extensions.
The images revealed the first extensions for the new browser in Windows 10, one for Reddit, and the other for Pinterest.
The Redmond Company had apparently jumped the gun, and accidentally posted the Microsoft Extensions repository. Not surprisingly, the page was quickly pulled. But that’s not the interesting news.
Thurrot.com reports that the popular add-on, AdBlock Plus has officially posted on its website, that it will soon be releasing the extension for Microsoft [...]
AdBlock for Chrome users, we have just come across some really bad news.
The developer behind the extension, has apparently sold the company.
The news was spotted by a Twitter user, who noticed a pop-up from AdBlock in Google Chrome. (refer to the screenshot above).
What’s interesting is the last part of the screenshot, which says:
“…. As a result, I am selling the company, and the buyer is turning on Acceptable Ads. My long-time managing director will keep working with the new company.”
And the worst part is that, the buyer is unknown. According to The Next Web, AdBlock refused to say who the buyer was, as they had [...]
Mozilla has fixed a bug in its browser, Firefox, which reportedly was the reason, why one of its most popular add-ons was a huge RAM hog.
Yes, we are referring to the famous AdBlock Plus add-on.
The advertisement blocker boasts a userbase of 20 Million users, on Firefox alone. That number was referenced from Mozilla’s add-on repository. Of course that number could be much greater if you consider the number of users the extension has on Google Chrome.
It isn’t really surprising that ABP, as it is commonly called, has so many users. Blocking ads. does save precious data/bandwidth, whilst adding a layer of security, which in turn prevents the [...]
Ad blockers are among the most popular browser extensions out there.
Users prefer to install them for two reasons: security from malicious ads, for a clutter-free privacy experience, and to save bandwidth.
The latter is the primary reason, and actually has some additional benefits. This includes skipping of ads and avoiding popups. One of the most famous websites, is also the one where you are likely to encounter the most ads. No, we aren’t talking about blogs and websites which have flashing banners and autoplay videos. Those are bad too, but the website I’m, talking about is actually a very good one.
Of course it is none other than YouTube. [...]