Become a smartphone power user with the bare minimum of geekery involved. Each week, we’ll share a useful mobile trick. No fluff – just the tips.
With smartphones becoming more ubiquitous in our daily lives, it’s no wonder that we spend more time browsing the web on our phones.
Increasingly, websites are being optimized for mobile so you see basically the same site whether you have the latest iPhone, Nexus 5 or Moto E. Sadly, one thing hasn’t changed: An overabundance of ads that, aside from being annoying, can chew through your mobile data without your knowledge.
We’ve all seen the pop-up images and auto-play videos. There are also hidden trackers, analytics collectors and beacons that follow you around and end up taxing your system performance and using bandwidth. According to a recent study by Enders Analysis, “ad content accounted for between 18% and 79% of the mobile data transferred, depending on the site.”
Take control of your cellular data usage with an content-blocking app like AdBlock Browser. Available for both Android and iOS, this purpose-built browser has a built-in ad blocking feature which will save your battery, save your data and load pages faster too. It also includes the option to white-list ads on sites that you want to support, which is a great addition.