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Apple's content blocking is the cancer for the free web
I just felt that I needed to make a response to Doc Searls post about Apple's content blocking: The tide of popular sentiment is turning against tracking-based advertising — and Apple knows it. That’s why they’re enabling “content blocking” in iOS 9 (the ne...
I just felt that I needed to make a response to Doc Searls post about Apple's content blocking: The tide of popular sentiment is turning against tracking-based advertising — and Apple knows it. That’s why they’re enabling “c...
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+Stefan Svartling Going to be honest here, but you DID see this coming eventually on the horizon, yes? Adblockers in various forms have been becoming more and more common ESPECIALLY in the past few years, and in the last year or so becoming both a basic install feature on browsers and coming "default on". 

I do feel bad that you're looking at the probable end of your income, but this is an arms race that has been going for years to this rather inevitable nuclear option. Ads have gone from text and link, to image, to animated image, to popup and popunder and now java that is nigh-impossible to avoid without an adblocker and now materially affects media consumption. Half the websites I go to, if I don't have a blocker on, give me ads. Not just reasonable ads, or even legitimate ads. No. I get Commercials. Minute long movies with their own poorly-built player sucking up bandwidth, CPU cycles, and my peace and mind. Java popups that appear between paragraphs when my mouse hovers near, shoving the text I'm reading farther down offscreen. 

Like most people (presumably), I don't mind reasonable ads. Images, even animated ones. I don't mind the google-style ones that get tailored to my tastes (nevermind the "anonymous" snooping needed to make these). But when I'm looking at a site and having to work to pick out the actual article in between mini-movies showing off the virtues of toothpaste? Yeah. Going to adblock.

And really, who's going to do half-measures here? So unfortunately a lot of sane ads get swept up in the blocking. Which is a damn shame. But not surprising in the least. Advertisers and less scrupulous websites have worked for years to get "better" ads that "capture viewers" and get click-through. It has been an arms race to make these "better" ads. Now that the consumer has an effective tool against them, the advertising agencies are suddenly crying foul and content producers are going "my business model is fucked!" 

Yeah. Cry me a river. Everyone's been dragged down this garden path for years, and the more prescient among us could see this was going to eventually happen. But the powers that be weren't concerned with the probable end state. Just how much $$ could be generated along the way.

Personally, I think the situation will crash and burn sooner or later, and a lot of content will disappear, but some will shift to other funding methods (Patreon comes to mind). The market will stabilize, and a saner, less intrusive advertisement system will arise to replace it. When that happens, then I'll flick off the ad blocker. 

But not until then.
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Apple has sent out invites for the next event September 9 with the tagline: Hey Siri give us a hint
So now it's official, Apple's next event and keynote will be on September 9 as earlier rumored . Apple has just sent out official invitations to media outlets (via CNBC) for its next special event on September 9th. The tagline this year reads “Hey Siri, giv...
So now it's official, Apple's next event and keynote will be on September 9 as earlier rumored. Apple has just sent out official invitations to media outlets (via CNBC) for its next special event on September 9th. The tagli...
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+Manvir Jutla yes it could 
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The old iPhone 6 blows the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 out of the water
A new video has been published on YouTube by the user DroidModderX that compares the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the old iPhone 6. And the Note 5 doesn't have a chance. “As you can see, [the iPhone 6] is kind of blowing the Note 5 out of the water...
A new video has been published on YouTube by the user DroidModderX that compares the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the old iPhone 6. And the Note 5 doesn't have a chance. “As you can see, [the iPhone 6] is kind of bl...
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+Jason Bean +Stefan Svartling  You have a choice in Android development to use Java or native code to develop your apps. Java has some pitfalls as already mentioned, but its a widely used language so the learning curve is smaller.
If you dont want to go that way your can write your apps in native code. I would imagine pretty much all Android games are written this way, as well as others that need this.
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My thoughts about the Apple Watch after one month
I have now been using the Apple Watch for a complete month. And I must say that I absolutely love it. I can't be without it. It has become another must have device for me. It has become so important to me that I don't like to be without it. I even sleep wit...
I have now been using the Apple Watch for a complete month. And I must say that I absolutely love it. I can't be without it. It has become another must have device for me. It has become so important to me that I don't like to...
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I wish the apple watch is cheaper
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Smart Bands - I think this is more proof that Apple won't release Apple Watch 2 anytime soon
According to a new rumor is Apple working on some new “Smart Bands” for the Apple Watch that add new health features. Citing unnamed sources, Czech website Letem Svetem Applem reported on Friday that Apple is planning to announce new bands that will connect...
According to a new rumor is Apple working on some new “Smart Bands” for the Apple Watch that add new health features. Citing unnamed sources, Czech website Letem Svetem Applem reported on Friday that Apple is planning to an...
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+Stefan Svartling.. That's very true.. Good point 😀👍🏻
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I don't see the problem that Apple will offer a 16GB version of the iPhone 6s - choice is good
An iPhone 6s information sheet has apparently leaked out . Whilst the detailed technical specifications do not reveal anything new, the page header is intriguing. It suggests that, once again, Apple will offer a 16 GB base model version of the iPhone 6S. Bu...
An iPhone 6s information sheet has apparently leaked out. Whilst the detailed technical specifications do not reveal anything new, the page header is intriguing. It suggests that, once again, Apple will offer a 16 GB base m...
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+Matt Taylor No, they shouldn't have to make AS MUCH room
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The iPhone 6s and 6s plus will have some really beautiful motion wallpapers
According to sources to the website 9to5Mac , is Apple preparing to add some motion to the coming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus , with some new animated wallpapers. For the new iPhone, we are told the types of motion wallpapers range from sets of animated fi...
According to sources to the website 9to5Mac, is Apple preparing to add some motion to the coming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus, with some new animated wallpapers. For the new iPhone, we are told the types of motion wallpaper...
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Guten Morgen lieber Freund ☺😉
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Check out my magazines and follow me on Flipboard for more stories.
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Yes it does. It's called cover stories. And that is the smart thing with Flipboard. It learns what you like and shows you that first. If you don't know how Flipboard works I don't have the time to explain to you in a comment. Just use cover stories and use thumbs up for things you like and thumbs down for stuff you don't. Simple. Then follow people and comment on their posts 
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This is why going Post-PC made me more productive
I've been living in the post-pc world for over 18 months now and I absolutely love every minute of it! So I thought I should share some of my thoughts on why I am a lot more productive and creative now. I definitely Getting Things Done now because I took th...
I've been living in the post-pc world for over 18 months now and I absolutely love every minute of it! So I thought I should share some of my thoughts on why I am a lot more productive and creative now. I definitely Getting T...
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+Stefan Svartling I was wondering if you could do a vlog about BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)  - in the form of "iBeacon" on Apple's iOS7?  ...The difference between that technology and the NFC technology that iOS8 accepts?  I m trying to understand indoor GPS beacons as they pertain to precise locations.  THANKS!!!  
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Yes seriously. The bass is awesome when lying on a flat surface
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My name is Stefan Svartling. I live in Sweden. I'm running a YouTube channel and website called Svartling Network. I also own the largest Apple Community on Google+. Welcome to join! I use Twitter a lot too, so check my stream there and be a Fan on FaceBook too. Become a Sponsor.
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Apple's content blocking is the cancer for the free web
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I just felt that I needed to make a response to Doc Searls post about Apple's content blocking: The tide of popular sentiment is turning aga

Apple has sent out invites for the next event September 9 with the tagli...
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So now it's official, Apple's next event and keynote will be on September 9 as earlier rumored. Apple has just sent out official invitations

The iPhone 6s and 6s plus will have some really beautiful motion wallpapers
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According to sources to the website 9to5Mac, is Apple preparing to add some motion to the coming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus, with some new

The old iPhone 6 blows the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 out of the water
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A new video has been published on YouTube by the user DroidModderX that compares the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the old iPhone 6.

This is why going Post-PC made me more productive
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I've been living in the post-pc world for over 18 months now and I absolutely love every minute of it! So I thought I should share some of m

Smart Bands - I think this is more proof that Apple won't release Apple ...
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According to a new rumor is Apple working on some new “Smart Bands” for the Apple Watch that add new health features. Citing unnamed sources

My 5 secrets to Getting Things Done
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I'm a huge fan of GTD and task management. I've been using GTD for a very long time now, and it has helped me a lot by making me much more p

Now there is an even bigger reason why you should start using Flipboard ...
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Flipboard has released an excellent update for the mobile app. Now the personalization of Cover Stories can go further: tap the new caret (v

This is why I don't use a smartcover or any other case on my iPad Air 2
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I don't use a smartcover or any other cover or case on my iPad Air 2. And the reason for that is that I need it to be as thin and light as p

The much rumored iPad Pro has been seen in some analytics data
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A totally new iPad model identifier has been seen in some analytics data from iOS apps. And the new iPad also has a higher display resolutio

Here is a pink iPhone 6s - looks like the real deal!
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Wow! My wife is gonna love this :) Photos of a pink iPhone 6s that looks like the real deal has showed up on a Chinese social network. And t

Next iPhone, the iPhone 6s will be released September 18
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It looks more and more likely that the next iPhone, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus will be released September 18, after being presented on

Gaming is more important than streaming services for the new Apple TV
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The rumors says that we will see a new Apple TV on Apple's iPhone event September 9. The new version will run iOS and have it's own App stor

New benchmarks shows that the iPhone 6s beats the competition big time -...
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Some new iPhone 6s benchmarks has showed up that clearly shows that this will be a monster device. It will be very interesting to try to use

I will not buy a new Apple Watch until about 2-3 years
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I love my Apple Watch. I really do. I can't actually be without it, but I won't buy a new one for at least 2-3 years that's for sure. Heck,

TextExpander is an indispensable app, do you want more snippets for free?
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TextExpander is one of those must have tools on both OS X and iOS that you use a lot but forget that you do. It can automate what you write

This is my main tools to getting things done
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I'm post-pc and seriously, stop using normal computers is one of the best things that I have ever done when it comes to productivity and cre

No iPad Air 3 this year - only iPad mini 4 and iPad pro
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A new report also says that we won't see an iPad Air 3 this year. Only a new faster and thinner iPad mini 4. The reason why is apparently to

Omnifocus for iOS beta review - with my thoughts and opinions!
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So I've been beta testing Omnifocus (pro) for iOS a while now, and I must say that it's much, much better now. A lot of improvements since I

Awesome! My YouTube channel is now eligible for paid content!
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This is awesome! My YouTube channel is now eligible to have paid content! That means that I can now create videos that the potential viewer

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