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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...