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10 Ways To Get More From Android Devices

Want longer battery life? A faster browser? A way to zap annoying ads? These 10 Android apps and tips can help.
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Do you love your Android device, but hate those flashing, annoying ads that turn the screen into a digital billboard? Your ad-zapping options are limited unless you want to root your phone, which is legal but voids the device's warranty. For non-rooters, Android Adblock may do the trick. Currently in beta, this open-source HTTP proxy blocks ads from websites in your mobile browser. However, it doesn't block ads in apps. If you've rooted your Android device, ad-blocking options abound, including AdAway and AdFree Android. But before you install these ad-zapping apps, please understand that many developers rely on ads to keep the lights on.

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