Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Block Ads in Android Phone -- even in Apps

Ads are the most annoying parts of any website. It consume lots of Bandwidth for unwanted, useless content. Now a days,  it has become the major way of earning for websites. But for visitors it is not invited at all. You are reading content and suddenly a FLASH based Ad starts as AUDIO / VIDEO and interrupt.
To serve you better and ad-less internet, ADBLOCK PLUS is making efforts. ADBLOCK PLUS is available as extension to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It blocks almost every ad on the webpage. If some ads are not being blocked, then just right click on the ad and block the ad. In future, you will not see ads from that ad server again.

Now ADBLOCK PLUS has reached to ANDROID. But its not available through Google Play Store. Google is not listing it for obvious reasons. It blocks Google Ads too. One step ahead, it blocks ADS in android applications too. Now you can run Free Apps without Ads.

To install ADBLOCK PLUS on your phone, you have to make changes to settings of your phone.
Go to Settings -->Security -->Unknown Sources (It should be ticked).
Now visit on your Mobile's Browser : -
and download and install on your mobile phone.

Once, App is installed. Now you have to set up Proxy Settings for Wifi Network with which you are connected. Here are the screenshots for setting Proxy in Android version 4.0 upwards.

Run Settings application. Select Wi-Fi. The list of available Wi-Fi networks will open:
Connect to the desired network (access point) if not already. Long press on connected network, context menu will appear. Select Modify network config:
In opened dialog mark Show advanced options check box:
Scroll to proxy settings, select Manual, proxy options will appear:
Set Proxy Hostname to localhost and Port to 2020

That's it.

BP Profile as Homepage version 1.1 - updated for Wordpress 4.1 and Buddypress 2.1.1

After pointing out by John Clause, I have just updated the plugin for Wordpress 4.1 and Buddypress 2.1.1. Now enjoy the facebook function...