1Blocker

1Blocker is an iOS content blocker utility app for Safari on your iPhone and iPad device. With this particular app you will be able to block web ads, analytic trackers and some annoying web content. The 1Blocker app is using a native content blocking API that doesn’t slow down Safari while you are browsing the web, letting you surf the web at a reasonable speed.

1Blocker features:

• Save battery life, bandwidth, and data by over 50% (confirmed by multiple independent tests).
• Simply tap on any web page element — like sidebar, site logo or subscription box — to hide it using our Safari extension.
• Whitelist websites you love.
• All your blocking preferences are automatically synced over iCloud.
• Create your own custom blocker rules (hide page elements, block sites, and cookies).

The latest version of the 1.3 allow you to block content right from Safari extension by taping on it. Now you can simply tap on any page element, like a sidebar, site logo or subscription box to hide it. Additionally, now you can search rules not only by their name, but also by domains to which they are applied.

1Blocker is available at the App Store free.

 

New Look!

Well! that didn’t took that long. I have been working behind the scene for the last three days giving Readthispost.com a new look. Although, the site has been online for less then a month, I wanted t give it a unique look.

Not that the site was look too bad before, but it just didn’t feel right to me. The fact that is was running someone else default design didn’t do any justice to what am trying to do here with Read This Post. This new layout is simple and pleasant for the eyes to see. The site looks clean cut and uncluttered, it is mean to be mobile friendly and well fast.

It took a lot of time to get it done and lots of CSS modifications. Update the background and sidebar color. The font are Open sans, Lora, Roboto and Lato, all hosted by Google font. In addition to the fonts, added tags to each individual post, making it easier to search the site content. This is all look wise for now, stating tune for more daily updates. If you like what am doing here, consider subscribing to our on demand post to get the latest update straight to your inbox right on the sidebar.

This is all for now folks.

Google today announced a number of changes to its various messaging services, including a dramatic shift for Hangouts. Starting on May 22, Google Hangouts will no longer support SMS for text messaging between phones. Hangouts will continue to work as a messaging client, it just cannot be used to send SMS messages.

Hangouts on Android users: In the next few weeks, you’ll see a notification in the classic Hangouts app to switch to another SMS app already on your phone for SMS, or to download Android Messages if one isn’t available. Choosing a new messaging app will not impact your SMS message history, and all your messages will be accessible in whichever new app you choose. Note: This change does not impact Google Voice users who may continue to use Hangouts for their Google Voice SMS.  Project Fi users who wish to use Hangouts as their SMS app will also not be impacted by this change, and can consult the Project Fi forum for more detail.

More information via Google.

Writing content for the web is not an easy task.

So you just launch your new Website / Blog for the first time and now is ready for world to see it. After all, you went out and put your thoughts together to come up with a good domain name and then when out to seek for a reasonable good hosting company, depending of your budget of course I bet you made your best choice. I suggest people to start small at first, since a brand new site won’t be booming with traffic until later on sometime in the near future.

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Google reported today that is planning to provide networks and mobile operator more options to for pushing security updates.

Our goal is simple: keep our users safe. In 2016, we improved our abilities to stop dangerous apps, built new security features into Android 7.0 Nougat, and collaborated with device manufacturers, researchers, and other members of the Android ecosystem.

Over the years, we’ve built a variety of systems to address these threats, such as application analyzers that constantly review apps for unsafe behavior, and Verify Apps which regularly checks users’ devices for PHAs. When these systems detect PHAs, we warn users, suggest they think twice about downloading a particular app, or even remove the app from their devices entirely.

This is good for the Android ecosystem. Much needed if you ask me.

 

The google Map team has been busy at work the last few weeks releasing features after features. Today, the team announced the ability to share your locations with friends.

Where are you now?” and “What’s your ETA?” Whether you’re heading to a party or meeting up for dinner, you probably hear questions like this pretty often from family and friends. Soon Google Maps users worldwide will be able to answer those questions in just a few taps, without ever leaving the app. On both Android and iOS, you’ll be able to share your real-time location with anyone. And the people you share with will be able to see your location on Android, iPhone, mobile web, and even desktop. Here’s how it works in a real-world scenario.

Google Map blog.

If you use Flickr, you should read this and pass it along to others.

Via Backblaze.

Apple announced today Clip, for iPhone and iPad, an app that let people put together music, photos and videos for people to share on social media platforms.

Videos made with Clips can be shared directly to popular social networks and video websites, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and more. When sharing with friends in Messages, Clips can suggest who to share with based on the people who appear in the video, and the people a user shares with most often. When a suggested name is selected, Clips inserts the video right into Messages so it’s ready to send with one tap.

A cool feature the app comes pack with is something called Live Titles in Clips, where users can add animated captions and titles using just their voice. Captions are generated automatically as a user speaks, and appear on screen perfectly synced with the user’s voice. Users can mix and match different styles, and tap any title to adjust text and punctuation, or even add inline emoji. Live Titles supports 36 different languages.

According to Apple the app will be available on April for free on the App Store.

The social media photo app giant Instagram, today has made possible for user to save their live videos to the camera roll for save keeping. This is a great option for those who want to keep their videos, instead of disappearing forever.

Starting today, you’ll have the option to save your live video to your phone at the end of a broadcast. While live videos will continue to disappear from the app when you’re done, this update gives you the flexibility to hold onto your video and re-watch it later, especially if something exciting happens during your broadcast that you want to remember or share.

After your live broadcast ends, tap Save in the upper right corner. You’ll only be able to save your video — not the comments, likes, number of viewers or any live interactions. After saving, tap Done and your live video will be saved to your camera roll but will no longer be available in the app.

Instagram is available at the App Store.

Workflow

The popular iOS automation Workflow has update to version 1.7.2 which now include updated file actions, with expanded support for Box, Dropbox, and iCloud Drive. In addition, now  you can now get the contents of sheets in Ulysses.

For example, you can use Workflow to:
* Make animated GIFs
* Add a home screen icon that calls a loved one
* Make PDFs from Safari or any app with a share sheet
* Get directions to the nearest coffee shop in one tap
* Tweet the song you’re listening to
* Get all of the images on a web page
* Send a message including the last screenshot you took
* And so much more..

Workflow is available at the App Store for $2.99

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