Adblock Plus Web Browser Launches for Android, iOS

adblock plus logoEyeo, the developers behind the infamous Adblock Plus browser extension,  launched an Android web browser as a public beta earlier this year. Now that browser is out of beta, and it is also available for the iPad and iPhone.

You can download the browser from iTunes or Google Play. The browser blocks adverts out of the box (on Android), so you might want to go  into the settings menu and uncheck the "block ads on this site" box. That option is site-specific, which means you can unblock the ads only on the websites you want to support.

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Advertising may finance the content we read every day, but it comes at a high indirect cost. The ads don't just take up screen real estate and demand you attention, but it also impacts your pocketbook.

Is it any wonder why over 300,000 people downloaded the Android beta in the browser’s first week, as Eyeo reports?

P.S. If this browser isn't your thing, you could also try Maxthon. That browser comes in two flavors, one with Adblock Plus bundled in. And of course iOS 9 is coming later this year, and it too will have ad-blocking tech built in


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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