Tag Archive: Block


New bill aims to block U.S. government agencies from communicating over Huawei or ZTE network equipment

H.R. 4747 wants to stop government contracts with telecom companies that use equipment from Huawei or ZTE.

Huawei and ZTE are familiar around these parts because they make some pretty good Android phones, but the bulk of their business comes from the networking equipment the two companies manufacture and sell. Worldwide, both Huawei and ZTE are known for providing equipment like network switches that perform well and aren’t crazy expensive. Their gear is popular, with Huawei being  [Read More…]

How to block system-wide ads on Android without root

Tired of annoying and intrusive ads on your mobile device? Let us help!

How to block calls on the Samsung Galaxy S7

Unwanted calls becoming annoying? Block them on your Galaxy S7.

Between all the texts, emails, and other notifications you get on your phone, phone calls are usually the most intrusive. That’s why unwanted phone calls sometimes make our blood boil. Luckily for Galaxy S7 users, they are easy enough to block.

How to block all anonymous calls on Galaxy S7 How to block specific numbers on Galaxy S7 How to block a contact on Galaxy S7

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This $15 block of foam is the best AR kit you can buy today

Go buy a Merge Cube right now if you want to play with AR. Seriously, just go do it.

While Apple prepares to roll single-point augmented reality to the entirety of iOS this Fall, and Google prepares to release several phones with spatially aware camera arrays onboard for whole-building augmented reality, Merge Labs wants to show you a $ 15 block of foam you can play with. It looks like something you’d see as a prop in  [Read More…]

Not the smartest house on the block [#acpodcast]

This week, Daniel and Jerry invite their homebody friends, Mikah Sargent and Phil Nickinson, to chat about smart homes and how they’re changing the way we live.

Should you buy a Google Home or an Echo or, if you’re into Apple, should you wait for the HomePod, which is hatching later this year? And what about ecosystems and standards? What is a Zigbee, anyway? All of these questions are answered — or at least acknowledged — and more!

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How to block or allow pop-ups in Chrome

Pop-ups are an annoying business, especially on mobile. But if you’re using Chrome on your Android, there’s an easy way to block them from view. Just follow these simple steps: Turn pop-ups off 1.    Take your Android phone out and find the Chrome app and tap on it. 2.    Tap More 3.    Go to Settings […]

The Defendroid adds a new twist to classic block busting games (Review)

Overview Ball and paddle-style games were all the rage in the early days of computers and The Defendroid wants to offer a trip down memory lan while adding its own twist. Developer: Takeshi Games Cost: Free (in-app purchases) Impressions In theory, Defendroid is a fun remake of the classic block-busting game in a new crazy […]

Google, an ad company, will soon block ‘bad ads’ in Chrome

Android’s native browser could block “bad ads” in a coming update and that’s good for everyone.

While ad-blockers may be the most popular extensions for Chrome on the desktop or your Chromebook, the Android app has been left out of the picture. That might be changing according to the Wall Street Journal.

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with  [Read More…]

T-Mobile is moving to identify and block all scam calls

You may start receiving fewer scam and spam calls starting April 5 if you’re a T-Mobile customer.

T-Mobile is making it harder for spammers, scammers and other malevolents from getting customers to raise their phones to their ears.

The company is rolling out a behind-the-scenes update called Scam ID that will automatically block calls it deems to be malicious, based on “an advanced global database of tens of thousands of known scammer numbers.”

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Fidget away! Snag a stress block for $14.99 (Deal of the Day)

When you were young, you had Silly Putty or Legos. Pick either of those up and you’d find your mind would ease up and you could focus. Now that you’re older, though, we might need something a little different to relieve stress. Our Deal of the Day is a portable fidget designed to help you […]