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BraveDNS is an open-source DNS-over-HTTPS client, firewall, and adblocker for Android

Replacing the factory-installed OS with an aftermarket ROM isn't just limited to the Android ecosystem. People started modding Linux-powered wireless routers and access points long before the rise of Android smartphones in order to enable functionalities such as packet filtering, firewalls, or adblocking that aren't otherwise present in the stock firmware. Unsurprisingly, such features are...

Vivaldi Browser on Android gets support for custom ad blocking lists and better one-handed usability

Android has no shortage of good browser options — there’s Chrome, Firefox, Kiwi, Brave, Opera and so many more that we couldn’t possibly list all of them. Most users need exactly one browser on their phone, which very likely already comes with two browsers pre-installed. Even then, having more options at hand is always a welcome move, and having...

Vivaldi browser launches on Android with DuckDuckGo’s Tracker Radar integrated

With nearly 3 million apps on the Google Play Store, Android users are spoiled for choices across all major verticals. When it comes to web browsers, users get a myriad of options besides the pre-installed web browser or Google Chrome. Another player in this landscape is the Vivaldi Browser, which was developed by Opera Browser's...

Google’s Manifest V3 will change how ad blocking Chrome extensions work: Is it to cripple them, or is it for security?

Google Chrome is the most popular cross-platform web browser available on the market right now, claiming 62.7% of the global browser usage share up until May 2019, with Apple's Safari coming in second at 15.89% and Mozilla's Firefox claiming 5.07%. Because of its lion's share, the smallest of changes that Google Chrome undertakes for its...

Mozilla will add an ad-blocker to Firefox Focus 9.0

Firefox Focus was launched in June of 2017 as a privacy-focused browser with no bells and whistles. The main features of the browser include its small install size, ad tracking blockers, and better private browsing. It is a go-to browser for those who want to occasionally browse the web as secure as possible. A new ticket...

Microsoft Edge on Android gets Adblock Plus integration and intelligent visual search

Microsoft Edge's first beta version was made available back in October of 2017. Users had to sign up for a beta to be able to download the app. It was eventually made public just a month later. Since then, it has continued to get updates and new features. Today, Microsoft Edge has received four new features....

Bromite is another Google Chrome Port with Built-in Ad Blocking

Most people find ads annoying -- especially on smartphones. Advertisements suck up your phone's mobile data, tax its hardware, and drain its battery, so it's no wonder that ad blocking is on the rise. According to Page Fair, 11 percent of the global internet population uses some form of ad-blocking software. And with the introduction of ad blocking...

Google Chrome Canary and Dev Builds Now Come with Built-In Ad Blocker

Google depends on advertising for its revenue. It is to serve this purpose that the company collects all relevant data across all of its users. Our browsing habits, our shopping-related searches, our weekly schedule -- all of these are of interest to Google because they grant an insight into our lives, allowing Google to serve...

PSA: Using an Ad Blocker? A Bug in Google Play Music May Be Draining Your Battery.

Many of us use an ad blocker on our Android devices, be it to reduce bandwidth usage, avoid tracking or simply get rid of visual distractions. The way ad-blockers work is simple: they block all requests to known domains that serve ads or allow analytics and tracking. What happens when a network request fails? Well, what...

Upcoming Tasker update to bring Non-Root, Per-App, Scriptable Firewall

Feature Image Credits: MakeTechEasier Regulars of our portal are probably familiar with the popular Android automation app Tasker.  You are also probably aware that we're massive fans of the app and we encourage users to browse our forums so you can better master the art of Tasker scripting. We've even recently begun a series of articles centered around unique,...

On Abhorrent Ad Practices in Android Apps and Empowering the User

As an internet-reliant society, we are no stranger to ads. Advertisements are used in apps as a way for the developer or service-producer to make money so that they can continue developing and improving their current applications, as well as create new ones. Of course, there is always the option to create a paid version, where...