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Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:51:24 GMT

 



Adblock Browser 1.3.2 for Android released

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:51:24 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.3.2 for Android

Changes

  • Fixed issue with the missing reading list. Your reading list is now available as a sub-folder in your Bookmarks. (Issue 6032)
  • Fixed issue with the “Give feedback” link. (Issue 6015)




An Open Letter to UC Browser users

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:15:38 GMT

You may have heard that the huge Alibaba-owned UC Browser, which has some ad-blocking capabilities, was removed from the Google Play store. If you’re a UC user, or you were wondering why you can’t currently become one, we’d like to explain the situation and give you a little background.




Adblock Plus 3.0.1 for Firefox released

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:41:13 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 3.0.1 for Firefox

This release adds many translations which were missing in the Adblock Plus 3.0 release. There are no changes beyond that.




Adblock Browser 1.3.1 for Android released

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:38:29 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.3.1 for Android

During the rollout of Adblock Browser 1.3.0 we’ve discovered a bug which caused the application to consistently crash after the upgrade. Only devices with a specific configuration were affected, but it was noticeable enough for us to stop the rollout and submit an update which addresses this issue right away.

Changes

  • Fixed a bug which caused Adblock Browser to crash under specific circumstances after upgrading to the latest version. (Issue 5989)




Adblock Plus browser add-on gets comfy with Firefox 57

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:00:30 GMT

As Firefox fans and users know, Firefox will release version 57 later in November. The new version of the browser will only allow add-ons that are compatible with the WebExtensions API, so the Adblock Plus development team has already been busy getting our award-winning add-on ready.




Adblock Plus 3.0 for Firefox released

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:21:07 GMT

Install Adblock Plus 3.0 for Firefox

With Mozilla disallowing classic extensions in Firefox 57, Adblock Plus 3.0 is our first version based on the Web Extensions framework as announced before. The significant changes introduced here are unfortunate but sadly unavoidable. This is particularly visible in the user interface:

  • The ABP icon in the toolbar will now display the number of blocked ads (optional, can be disabled). This replaces the status information in the tooltip.
  • The toolbar icon will no longer open a native menu but rather a pop-up. This one uses an old design, we want to improve it soon.
  • The options page is not a native dialog but a web page now. It should be easier to use, but it is lacking much of the functionality that Firefox users got used to. We plan to add more functionality to it in future.
  • The issue reporter works mostly the same as it did before, but it won’t flag common issues locally at this point. Also, it will collect less information than it did before. We’ll keep improving it.
  • The “Block element” dialog offers less assistance than it did before, we will improve that as well.

As to the good news:

With this being a massive change, there are some known issues left which should be addressed in another release soon:

  • The “Block element” dialog doesn’t work in Firefox 57 under some circumstances (issue 5817).
  • On Firefox 57 for Android, the Adblock Plus menu item opens the (partly dysfunctional) pop-up rather than the options page (issue 5977).
  • In older Firefox versions such as Firefox 50, saving custom filters won’t update the list and you need to reload the options page to see your changes (issue 5971).
  • abp:subscribe links sometimes won’t work in Firefox 57 (issue 5965).




Let's celebrate - 20 years open source!

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 15:35:12 GMT

Without the open-source community, there would be no Adblock Plus. Today’s most popular ad blocker was created from and within the open source community, one of the most innovative communities of the 21st century. With that said, we are proud to announce: we sponsor the Open Source Initiative.




Adblock Browser 1.3.0 for Android released

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:18:55 GMT

Install Adblock Browser 1.3.0 for Android

Changes

  • Dependency update to the most recent version for Firefox (Issues 5399, 5489, 5675, 5495, 5592, 3994, 3057)
    • Permissions are now asked on an as-needed basis
    • Improved the design of video controls
    • New media controls in the notification bar
    • Added support for live streaming video
    • Added ability to hide WebFonts to save data
    • Added support for Arabic and other right-to-left languages
    • Multiple stability/performance improvements
  • Updated ABP extension and improved integration with the app (Issue 5536)
  • Added Ecosia as an optional search engine (Issues 5518, 4655, 5375)




eyeo happily announces: Flattr 2.0 launches to the public today!

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:55:00 GMT

Since we started working with the Flattr team a couple of months ago, our joint mission was to make funding great content as easy as possible. For publishers and content creators but mostly for all of you users out there who want to support the content you enjoy online.




The Flattr relaunch: What to expect!

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:00:50 GMT

*The release is finally happening! On October 24th, we will launch the new version of Flattr for the public. Here is a guide to the new Flattr, for creators, publishers, and contributors. *

Time to brace yourself, this is it. The evolution that aims to become a revolution. We have worked long and hard on relaunching Flattr as a product that has the potential to evolve the internet in just the way we wanted when we first launched Flattr. Our mission has always been the same: We believe creators need and deserve money, but on their own terms.