• Ad blocking

    Seth Godin: And so, just as the default for some advertisers is, “if it’s not against the law and it’s cheap, do it,” the new generation of ad blockers is starting from the place of, “delete all.”

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  • A Few More Thoughts on My Top Three Content Blockers

    The three fastest on the market are three really interesting apps.

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  • Ad Blocking, Ad Networks, & Your IP Address

    Sam Snelling: You cannot be against government / big business bulk collection of metadata, and not be pro ad blocker. Privacy is important. And leaking tons of identifying info about yourself all over the internet is not good. Yep.

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  • iOS Pro

    Clayton Miller: The iPad as it stands fits the needs of some professionals. Viewed in a jobs-to-be-done framework, there are some jobs for which many will find it the best hire, but these tend to be all of a kind: They are performed by a single application with a narrow scope, such as a note-taking app […]

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  • ‘Enabling of Ad Blocking in Apple’s iOS 9 Prompts Backlash’

    John Gruber, commenting on a New York Times post about content blocking: If you want to block all advertising, I don’t understand you, but I won’t argue with you either. No one’s going to stop you. But most people just want to block garbage — privacy-invasive trackers, JavaScript that slows our devices and drains our […]

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  • Which iOS Content Blocker is the Fastest?

    Whatever you do, just don’t turn them all on.

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  • Good Advertising

    John Gruber: Good advertising goes down easy. No, not really. Good advertising (well targeted, with no tracking) is acceptable at best.

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  • Adamant

    Now that Peace is gone, Adamant should be the go to option for you.

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  • Why Peace 1.0 blocks The Deck ads

    Marco Arment on his Safari Content Blocker: I was therefore faced with a decision about The Deck. I had to either: Omit The Deck from Ghostery’s database, carving out an exception for the advertiser used by me and many of my friends. Enforce Ghostery’s database consistently, potentially angering my own site’s advertiser and my friends […]

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  • Cloak’s super-simple VPN

    I’m a huge fan of Cloak, and though I run my own VPN, I still pay for a yearly subscription to Cloak. I love the ease of use, and frankly some times my VPN server stops working. Anyways, Cloak on the Mac has always been amazing: auto blocking of Internet access on non-trusted networks. Auto […]

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  • I’ve seen the future, and I want it now

    I don’t get why I still have to carry a wallet…

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  • Arrest of 14-Year-Old Student for Making a Clock

    Glenn Greenwald: But perhaps the worst of all harms is how endless war degrades the culture and populace of the country that perpetrates it. You can’t have a government that has spent decades waging various forms of war against predominantly Muslim countries — bombing seven of them in the last six years alone — and […]

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  • Nine great things about iOS 9

    Good list, I will also add that the traffic notifications during navigation is awesome. I also get push notifications if traffic is bad when I have travel time based reminders turned on for Calendar entries. Neat stuff.

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  • Random Thoughts and Tips for iOS 9

    David Sparks: Here are some words I thought I’d never write: One of the stars of the new iOS is the Notes app. I’d written the Notes app off entirely years ago. (Remember Marker Felt?) The new version is really impressive. Love the new Notes app, all I use these days.

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  • Thoughts on Annual iPhone Upgrades

    Shawn Blanc: From where I’m sitting, if you like to upgrade every year, if you’re not ultra-thrifty, if you don’t care about keeping your old hardware, and if you like to pay for convenience, then Apple’s Upgrade program actually sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Basically why I will be doing Apple’s upgrade program.

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  • Adamant

    I’ve been testing Adamant and you notice the speed gain from running a content blocker right away — it’s awesome. But more amazing is how fast you get spoiled by a content blocker. I can’t wait for Adamant to come out so I can put it on every device in my family.

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  • Initial Thoughts on iPad Pro

    Fraser Speirs: More than almost any other device, the iPad becomes the software it runs. The watch is always a watch. The phone is always pocket-sized (sort of). The iPad uniquely morphs between being a sheet music stand, an artist's easel, a book, a game, a cinema screen, a cash register, a typewriter, a notepad, […]

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  • Apple Pencil vs. Wacom Cintiq

    Linda Dong: So my advice to anyone trying to decide between buying Apple Setup vs. Cintiq is run far far away from the Cintiq. Especially if you're a student.

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  • Finally

    Yeah, that's right, iOS is getting the long anticipated middle finger emoji. Finally

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  • Hands-on with the iPad Pro’s Smart Keyboard

    I suspect I'll love typing on this keyboard.

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