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Ad blockers top Apple charts as iOS 9 debuts

Apple's newest mobile software lets you use third-party apps to block Web ads, which the maker of the Peace app calls "creepy, bloated, annoying and insecure."

By September 17, 2015


Why I changed my mind about ad-blocking software

From the Cheapskate: Ads are a necessary evil of the Web, and the truth is they're just not that evil, especially if they conform to AdBlock's Acceptable Ads guidelines.

By October 2, 2015


Use Overlay Blocker to close pop-up overlays in Chrome

This Chrome extension adds a button to your right-click menu, providing a quick and consistent way to close annoying overlays.

By December 5, 2014


Ad blockers get ad-group exec's blood boiling (Q&A)

The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.

By April 4, 2014


Get started with ad-blocking apps on iOS 9

Content blockers, as they're properly called, are all the rage in Apple's latest mobile operating system.

By September 17, 2015


Pro video gaming league to drug test competitors

Technically Incorrect: After a competitor admits to taking Adderall, the Electronic Sports League will begin testing for performance enhancers.

By July 23, 2015


Upstart Russian browser strips down to take on Google

Taking on the tech industry's biggest companies might seem a fool's errand, but Russia's Yandex has reason to think its Web browser has a chance challenging Chrome.

By May 21, 2015


Ad tracking 'blocker' comes to iOS 6

Apple's UDID is soon to be dead to advertisers, replaced by the Advertising Identifier. With it, you'll be able to limit targeted ads in iOS 6, but it won't be fully functional at first.

By September 14, 2012


Google yanks ad-blocker apps from Google Play

A handful of app developers receive notices from the Web giant saying that their ad-blocking software "interferes with or accesses another service or product in an unauthorized manner."

By March 13, 2013


How to pick the right headphones -- for you

The Audiophiliac gives headphone buyers a lot to think about.

By July 26, 2014