Mechanical and mechatronics engineers may want a handy app to calculate data for drilling, milling and turning. If you're part of those, you might have searched the Play store only to give up after not finding anything useful. Fortunately, XDA Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf found himself in that same situation, but decided to fix it by making an app to calculate what he needed. CutCalc is a simple calculator that makes tasks mechanical engineers need on a daily basis much easier,...
Selectively Block Ads on Certain Apps with Xposed Module
Nobody likes intrusive ads, especially when they take the form of flashing neon lights trying to get us to buy things we don’t want. But they’re quite necessary, as most indie developers use ads to earn a small amount of money to cover their basic needs. Not so long ago, we talked about an ad-blocking Xposed Module created by XDA Senior Member DragonHunt3r that allowed users to block advertisements.
Usually ad blockers leave a blank space in place of the original ad. XDA Forum Member FatMinMin created an Xposed module that is able to completely remove both the ads in apps, as well as the empty spaces they leave behind. However, that’s not the best part. Rather, you can add certain apps to a whitelist or blacklist to exclude or include only applications you choose. By doing this, you can allow indie developers to make money for their hard work, while blocking intrusive ads from larger publishers. As it’s an Xposed module, your device must be rooted and have Xposed Framework installed.
This module is a great chance to get rid of ads, while retaining ads on indie apps. But if you are planning to disable ads in your favorite apps, consider sending a donation to show your appreciation or keep certain apps on the white list. The module can be found in the original thread.
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