This is the story of a 14 year old coder, who raised $100 from his father to launch an ad blocking program, then dedicated the next 15 years of his life to it.
It's my story, and this post will be followed by another giving the first ever preview of Ad Muncher Version 5, and another one with an important announcement about the future of Ad Muncher.
by ZZZZZZZ 09:46PM Monday Jan 20 2014
By Zeljka Zorz ~ HNS Managing Editor story continues..
Google has a new problem: original add-on developers are being bought out by ad firms and their creations equipped with code serving ads to unsuspecting users.
The practice was first described by Amit Agarwal, developer of the "Add to Feedly" Chrome extension, who sold his add-on to a person that wanted to buy it for a 4-figure sum.
29 Oct 13
The recent data breach at Adobe that exposed user account information and prompted a flurry of password reset emails impacted at least 38 million users, the company now says. It also appears that the already massive source code leak at Adobe is broadening to include the company’s Photoshop family of graphical design products.
In a breach first announced on this blog
Oct. 3, 2013, Adobe said hackers had stolen nearly 3 million encrypted customer credit card records, as well as login data for an undetermined number of Adobe user accounts.More Here
by chachazz 02:41AM Saturday Jun 01 2013
A new inbox that puts you back in control
2013-05-29 posted by Itamar Gilad, Product Manager
Today, Gmail is getting a brand new inbox on desktop and mobile that puts you back in control using simple, easy organization.
Read about the new functions at the Official GMail Blog
by chachazz 02:24AM Saturday Jun 01 2013
The Future of Things - Monday, May 27, 2013 - Iddo Genuth
Think of a world where you could simply download the blueprints of your future home for free just like you download any open source software today. A team of British architects developed just that and they are hoping their project called WikiHouse will radically change the way we think about building homes
Full article at The Future of Things
including a TED Talk video
featuring London(UK) Architect, Alastair Parvin.
For more information see the WikiHouse website
by chachazz 05:46PM Thursday May 23 2013
Posted 3 days ago by Stephanie Taylor
Starting today, existing projects that do not have any downloads and all new projects will not have the ability to create downloads.
Existing projects with downloads will see no visible changes until January 14, 2014 and will no longer have the ability to create new downloads starting on January 15, 2014.
All existing downloads in these projects will continue to be accessible for the foreseeable future.
Read the full announcement at the Google Open Source Blog
by chachazz 01:01AM Thursday May 23 2013 Sumatra PDF is a long-time favorite in the DSLR Software forum and the latest release comes with all-new Advanced Options that allow the user to customize both look and behavior...
quote:by Martin Brinkmann on May 22, 2013
Sumatra PDF 2.3 has just been released introducing several interesting features to the program. It is a major release that is different from previous releases that just fixed a thing or two, or added support for a new format type...
by chachazz 01:42PM Saturday May 11 2013
By Richard Chirgwin •
“A computer program is not an invention and not a manner of manufacture for the purposes of this Act.”
The software patentability row in New Zealand, which broke out last August over the wording of new patent legislation, seems to have been settled with the release of new legislation by the government.
In a move that's been welcomed locally by the IT industry, the government has clarified the original intention of the legislation, that software alone should not be patentable.
Full article - The Register
by chachazz 01:04PM Saturday May 11 2013
1 May 2013 - On Friday, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published the first public draft of Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). EME enables content providers to integrate digital rights management (DRM) interfaces into HTML5-based media players.
Encrypted Media Extensions is being developed jointly by Google, Microsoft and online streaming-service Netflix.
Full article - The H Open
by chachazz 01:42AM Wednesday May 08 2013
Adobe Systems this week announced that its popular Creative Suite, which bundles Photoshop, Illustrator and a number of its other products, will be available only by subscription through Adobe’s cloud service, Creative Cloud. No more boxes and disks.
Although Creative Suite was really designed for graphics professionals, this news affects hobbyists because the stand-alone $700 version of Photoshop will also be available by subscription only, but at a subscription price of $240 for a year.
- NY Times Gadgetwise
RARLAB has released the first beta version of the upcoming WinRAR 5.0 archive manager today. The new version is available for download on the official homepage for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system (English language only). Probably the biggest new feature in this WinRAR version is the new RAR 5.0 archive format that the program ships with.
Read full article - ghacks.net
by chachazz 07:54PM Thursday Apr 25 2013 Nir Blog - The official blog of nirsoft.net - April 19th, 2013
quote:More new things @ Nirsoft - New utility to select the default Internet connection and to view Internet/network connection information
TcpLogView is a new utility that monitors the opened TCP connections on your system, and adds a new log line every time that a TCP connection is opened or closed. For every log line, the following information is displayed: Even Time, Event Type (Open, Close, Listen), Local Address, Remote Address, Remote Host Name, Local Port, Remote Port, Process ID, Process Name, and the country information of the Remote IP (Requires to download IP to country file separately.)
Be aware that TcpLogView creates the TCP log by taking a snapshot of currently open TCP connections, and comparing it to the previous snapshot, so if a TCP connection is opened for a very short time, then TcpLogView will not be able to capture it.
You can download TcpLogView from this Web page.
by chachazz 11:38PM Wednesday Apr 17 2013 story continues..
The LibreOffice design team announces the start of the next online icon test. You are invited to participate!
After the great response to our last icon test with over 3000 people participating, we are now testing the icons of the formatting toolbar.
The Document Foundation has announced that the latest release of LibreOffice 3.6, 3.6.6, is now available. The 3.6 branch of LibreOffice is regarded as sufficiently mature that it is suitable for enterprises and end users "who prefer stability to more advanced features". For those who are prepared to sacrifice stability for advanced features, the most recent update of LibreOffice 4, 4.0.2, was made just under a week ago and fixed a similar number of bugs in the 4.x branch of the office suite.
Full article at The H Open
by chachazz 06:19PM Wednesday Mar 27 2013
March 15, 2013 - Dropbox is buying the owner of the buzzy Mailbox mobile app, making its first move into products outside its core file-sharing service. Under the deal, the 13 employees of Mailbox owner Orchestra Inc.–including alums of Apple, Stanford University and Ideo–will join Dropbox. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed....continue reading @ The Wall Street Journal
March 15, 2013 - Today we’re really excited to welcome the Mailbox team to Dropbox.
Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered...continue reading @ Dropbox Blog
by chachazz 05:19PM Thursday Mar 14 2013
Buhl Data Service GmbH, the developer of the WISO Mein BüroGerman language link 2009 software has agreed to pay 15,000 (approximately £13,000) to adhoc dataservice GmbH for using its LGPL-licensed FreeadhocUDF open source library in his business software without observing the LGPL's licensing terms.
Full article at The H Open
by chachazz 04:29PM Thursday Mar 14 2013
"It appears that Oracle wants to talk about Java security concerns, but it also appears it doesn't have anything to tell users worried about Java's vulnerability in the browser. In a conference call
(Direct download MP3 file) to Java User Group leaders, Oracle's lead for Java Security, Martin Smith, said the Oracle plan for Java security is "to get Java fixed up and number two to communicate our efforts widely".
Billed by others in Oracle
as the breaking of Oracle's silence on the issue, Smith said "we have to fix Java and we have been doing that", referring to recent updates and the adding of security features. This started with Java 7 Update 10 which set out to stop drive-by attacks from unsigned applets by always making them prompt before being allowed to run. The update also made it easier to deactivate Java in the browser."
Full article at The H Security
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