News & Reviews: Ads
Last Updated: Aug 17, 2021
Ads are everywhere nowadays, even in the stock apps that come pre-installed on our smartphones. Probably received too many customer complaints, Korean tech giant Samsung has decided to remove the ads from its stock apps, including Samsung Music, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Weather.
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2021
These days, increasingly more data is being transferred around the Internet. There's no doubt that companies are benefiting from tracking data from users. But user profiling is impossible if users refused to be tracked, which is what iOS users are doing these days.
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2021
Most of us love to browse the Internet uninterrupted, viewing what we like without pop-ups and ads. But companies don't live on free content, and Instagram wouldn't remain unmonetised forever. So get ready because more ads are coming to Instagram.
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2021
Earlier this week, Apple released new versions of iOS, tvOS, and iPadOS. Version 14.5 bring a few improvements to the table, but the one many are eyeing would be the App Tracking Transparency. Users probably love it, but brands? Not so much.
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020
Yikes, 47 mobile game apps have been reported to be malicious and they are still on the Google Play Store. The latest finding was done by Avast alongside Apklab.io and although Google is investigating this, it may be too late for those who have downloaded the app.
Last Updated: May 28, 2020
It's been some time since Instagram first launched IGTV, a separate app for longer videos, and it looks like the company is now looking to cash in. Yup, Instagram has announced that ads will be coming to IGTV. But the good news for some is that the company is willing to share the revenue.
Last Updated: May 16, 2020
Based on a blog entry posted on the Chromium Blog, Google will remove ads that hogs too much of the device’s system resource, making the user experience much more enjoyable especially for those with limited internet data. This is due to the fact that Google recently discovered that some of the ads use up much more battery and bandwidth than usual, which can be a problem especially for those who signed up with telco that provides very limited internet data.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020
Based on source code found by XDA Developers, it seems that Google plans to introduce an option for viewers to watch ads in order to unlock movies. While we have no exact numbers on how many movies can be unlocked, the source code hints that there could be several hundreds of movies available as soon as the feature goes live.
Last Updated: Mar 09, 2020
While Facebook can be pretty annoying on showing you ads about something you just talked about, the company have decided that they enforce a temporary ban on ads of medical masks. This is to prevent exploitation by groups or individuals in the wake of COVID-19.
Last Updated: Mar 05, 2020
Ads on your mobile phone are one of the most annoying things to encounter. If you're using apps for free, there's a good chance that you will be greeted by an advertisement every few minutes (just like YouTube's two ads policy in longer videos /rolleyes). However, Apple is trying out something new and depending on how your point of view is, it may be a good or bad thing.