Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Sep 2015 15:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

For the past few years, we've been in a relatively healthy balance when it comes to our smartphones. Both Apple and Google provided us with relatively decent platforms that were pretty straightforward to use, provided us with interesting and useful functionality, and at mostly decent price points. In return, we accepted a certain amount of lock-in, a certain lack of control over our devices and the software platforms running on them. I felt comfortable with this trade-off, whether I was using an iPhone or an Android phone at the time.

Recently, however, I've been feeling like this balance in iOS and Android is tipping - and not in the right direction. The users' interests have taken a decided backseat to corporate interests, and the user experiences of the two platforms in question have, consequently, suffered, and I see little in the future to counteract this development

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Remove ads on *rooted* Android : ad-away
by lord_rob on Fri 4th Sep 2015 17:18 UTC
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If your Android device is *completely* rooted (I mean that /system must be writable too), you can install ad-away.

First download and install f-droid :
(your device has to accept unknown sources for this to work).
ad-away can be installed from f-droid easily.

For more info see

Edited 2015-09-04 17:18 UTC

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tidux Member since:

It's a good idea to install F-Droid either way. You get some useful stuff in there that you can't get in the Google store: AdAway, VLC, Atomic (really nice IRC client), and unlimited ad-free builds of Lightning.

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