Tag Archive: Block


Block ads, trackers and even some malware with the best Chrome ad blockers

Deeply hidden in your Chrome settings are tools for blocking pop-ups, but because of how Chrome and other web browsers are programmed to earn money, there are still a lot of types of ads that display. Cybercriminals cleverly disguised phishing schemes, adware, or malicious downloads as legitimate ads, so the best and easiest way to protect yourself is with an ad blocker. Here are some of our favorites.

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These Audio-Technica wireless earbuds at $59 off block out noise around you

Start listening clearly no matter where you are.

Audio-Technica’s ANC40BT QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless In-Ear Headphones normally sell for $ 129 at retailers like Amazon, but today you can snag a pair for only $ 69.95 when you enter promo code ANC during checkout at BuyDig. Free shipping is included, too. Overall, you’ll be saving $ 59 off their regular cost.

Sounds Great Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones

These in-ear headphones feature an integrated microphone and  [Read More…]

Holedown review: An out-of-this-world block breaking game

Holedown is part strategy, part embrace-the-chaos, and completely addicting. This brick breaking game turns the genre on its head and takes you to other worlds, literally. Holedown takes you into space to mine several different planetary bodies starting with an asteroid and going all the way up to the sun.

There isn’t a big back story to this puzzle shooter game. Basically, you’re here to chew bubble gum, break blocks, bust cores, and I’m all out of bubble gum.  [Read More…]

Block annoying robocallers with Call Control Premium for just $20

According to The Verge, robocallers annoyed Americans with over 26 billion spam calls last year. That’s an insane number which goes to give you an idea of the scale at which telemarketers and scam artists are exploiting these technology. Fortunately, there’s a way to fight back!

Give robocallers the boot with a one-year subscription to Call Control Premium! Learn More

Call Control Premium is a call blocking service that crowdsources its database of spam phone numbers  [Read More…]

Nine apps to block spam calls and text messages in Android

Spam calls or messages or even spam emails are some of the things we all hate and wish we never have to handle them or even receive them in the first place. While blocking spam emails is relatively easy and could be avoided by simply keeping our email ids confidential, it is not as easy to avoid spam calls or text messages.

Because you might get spam or an advertising call from anyone ranging from telemarketers, unknown callers, scammers or even  [Read More…]

How to block and report players on PlayStation 4

Don’t let your fun be ruined by other players.

Companies are continually pushing the boundaries of our gaming experiences to be more social than ever, but this can cause an influx of people who abuse the system and attempt to ruin the fun for others. When this happens, Sony can step in to take appropriate measures, but only if you send them a report first. Here’s how to do it on PlayStation 4

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How to block businesses from sending you messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp’s business accounts are here to stay, but there’s an easy way to block them.

WhatsApp rolled out business accounts last year as a way to monetize its platform. With business accounts, companies can send you messages about everything from service updates, ticket confirmations, transaction-related information, and much more. The goal with business accounts is to move the conversation from SMS — where these updates were sent previously — to WhatsApp, and promote interaction between customers and  [Read More…]

DOJ Antitrust Chief likely won’t block the T-Mobile and Sprint merger

It looks like the merger may happen after all.

The Sprint and T-Mobile merger is expected to be completed by mid-2019, but before that happens, it needs to get approval from the proper government officials/agencies. We still have a ways to go, but at least according to the Antitrust Chief, the Department of Justice won’t give the merger much of a hassle.

According to Bloomberg, DOJ Antitrust Chief Makan Delrahim says the T-Mobile and Sprint merger isn’t  [Read More…]

These discounted Greenworks outdoor tools will help you have the nicest yard on the block

Keep your lawn looking top-notch.

Amazon is running a one-day sale on a bunch of Greenworks outdoor power tools, including string trimmers, blowers, cultivators, and more. These are all battery-powered tools, some of which include the battery and others don’t. Spring may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your lawn doesn’t still need some care for a few more months.

You can grab this 20-inch mower for $ 235.58 with a battery or $ 211.49 without. Be  [Read More…]

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…]