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Posted 3rd Sep 2020

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A really good app, gets nice reviews and is currently free to pick up again if you missed it the previous time.

Description
Save data and speed up your Safari - block ads, trackers and unnecessary resources.

Say goodbye to:
• ads and banners
• autoplay videos
• fake "x" buttons
• scrolling banners
• timed popups
• redirects to "xxx" websites
• YouTube video ads in Safari
• collection of your data online

Enjoy better Safari:
• on average 2x faster web browsing
• on average 50% lower data usage
• improved battery life

Extra features:
• sync settings between your devices with iCloud
• built-in button in Safari for quick changes
• hide obtrusive "Allow Cookies" prompts
• hide comment sections on popular websites
• block adult content (make browsing safe for kids)

Hope it helps someone.
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Just setup Adguard DNS in settings
  • AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and 176.103.130.131
It's free and will block all ads systemwide, not just on safari
tidylittleal03/09/2020 09:04

How would I do this please


Settings>wifi>the network your connected to, hit the “i” at the right>scroll down to “configure dns”>change from auto to manual and add the ip’s MentalFloss listed.

Do this to all wifi networks you connect to make sure it doesn’t just work at home.
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Got it the last time. Really good. Does what it says and speeds up browsing because of it. Recommended.
AdGuard is better
+1 for AdGuard
Really good app and seems to be getting updated more regularly.

Another good app is Lockdown Apps. A firewall for your entire phone not just safari.
Does this work on mac?
Maybe I’m missing something? I can see it’s free to download basic but then add on are not free like most apps?? £2 a month or £10 for the year???
Just setup Adguard DNS in settings
  • AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and 176.103.130.131
It's free and will block all ads systemwide, not just on safari
Not for me, to use any of the features you have to pay a subscription. If that's the case the app should be free anyway!
I've tried Brave on my Ios device and it's not bad at all.
Think YouTube have blocked content if you have this on your MacBook now
Still charges for the premium features unfortunately
MentalFloss03/09/2020 07:14

Just setup Adguard DNS in settings AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and …Just setup Adguard DNS in settings AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and 176.103.130.131It's free and will block all ads systemwide, not just on safari


AdGuard DNS is showing as a premium feature for me.
gravy_davey03/09/2020 08:21

AdGuard DNS is showing as a premium feature for me.


It's more than worth it for Adguard Premium. The free version does the job perfectly well but Premium does give you more flexibility with regards to blocking and using different DNS's.
gravy_davey03/09/2020 08:21

AdGuard DNS is showing as a premium feature for me.


Are you talking about the app? I was talking about going iOS settings and setting these as the DNS. That should block all ads systemwide

Or better still, do it on your router, this will block all ads across the WiFi network on any device. That's what I have done
This also tracks your pc
MentalFloss03/09/2020 07:14

Just setup Adguard DNS in settings AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and …Just setup Adguard DNS in settings AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and 176.103.130.131It's free and will block all ads systemwide, not just on safari


How would I do this please
MentalFloss03/09/2020 08:40

Are you talking about the app? I was talking about going iOS settings and …Are you talking about the app? I was talking about going iOS settings and setting these as the DNS. That should block all ads systemwideOr better still, do it on your router, this will block all ads across the WiFi network on any device. That's what I have done


Ah right. Sorry I miss understood. I’m going to stick with Lockdown Apps for now as it’s on device so I don’t need to set up each network I connect to.

Good shout putting it on the router. Might do this for the family who are less technically minded.
tidylittleal03/09/2020 09:04

How would I do this please


Settings>wifi>the network your connected to, hit the “i” at the right>scroll down to “configure dns”>change from auto to manual and add the ip’s MentalFloss listed.

Do this to all wifi networks you connect to make sure it doesn’t just work at home.
From personal experience there isn’t an ad blocker that
works with safari on iPad os
batemansxxxb03/09/2020 09:15

From personal experience there isn’t an ad blocker that works with safari …From personal experience there isn’t an ad blocker that works with safari on iPad os


Adguard ..
How can I get rid of ads on the you tube app on iPad?
tony456303/09/2020 09:26

How can I get rid of ads on the you tube app on iPad?


No easy way on iOS. On android, there are apps for it. I have a YouTube premium subscription (for 1.5 pounds/month) through India by VPN and use that. Well worth it since it includes YouTube music as well which I find better than Spotify
MentalFloss03/09/2020 09:29

No easy way on iOS. On android, there are apps for it. I have a YouTube …No easy way on iOS. On android, there are apps for it. I have a YouTube premium subscription (for 1.5 pounds/month) through India by VPN and use that. Well worth it since it includes YouTube music as well which I find better than Spotify


Agreed. I do find I'm using YouTube music a lot more than Spotify as well.
tony456303/09/2020 09:26

How can I get rid of ads on the you tube app on iPad?


I’ve started using YouTube on safari instead, with AdGuard installed. It doesn’t block ads on the app so I find that better
HankHandsome03/09/2020 09:21

Adguard ..


It works great with iPhone, but like many others not on iPad (Pro 1st gen)
HankHandsome03/09/2020 05:33

AdGuard is better


Thanks for info HankHandsome, and to MentalFloss for the DNS settings. Installed AdGuard changed the DNS settings, and cannot believe how much faster the pages, load especially on Pick My Postcode. A keeper for me.
Real_mac03/09/2020 08:50

This also tracks your pc


Can you explain what that means? Is it intrusive?
I have been using AdBlocker Ultimate which has been very useful e.g. replacing fixed adverts with pictures and getting rid of adverts on YouTube. Mind you it was having BitDefender Anti Tracker that opened up my eyes to who was trying to track which sites I visited. The biggest culprits by far have been Google and Facebook. Luckily on the current HUKD page I am looking at there are just two site analytic trackers - hotjar.com (presumably used by HUKD) and google-analytics.com (although I am using MS Edge).
Edited by: "TiptreeJam" 3rd Sep
Would Adguard DNS prevent TCB QC tracking?
I get using blockers for things like clearly really dodgy websites, popups, etc, who gave ads a bad name. But if you are going to use ad blockers, can I please make a plea to not use them on sites that have fair ads?

As a small blog owner whose majority of their income comes from their blog, and who sees 20% of users use ad blockers, it's pretty disheartening to know that 20% of people are not "paying" for entry to my site. They are happy to consume the content I spend hours putting together, use my bandwidth, etc, but are not happy to pay the "entry fee", as it were.

Imagine if 20% of people who went to the theatre just didn't pay for tickets, or if 20% of people going to a restaurant just didn't pay. Or imagine if your boss just decided you have to do the same amount of work for 20% less pay. That's what it feels like as someone on the other side of ad blockers. It really hurts the (genuine) people on the other side. It quite literally takes food off the table of those people.

So I implore you to please think of the people who rely on ads for their income, who are trying to do it right with fair ads that aren't like the scummy ads out there.

One other thing to think about - ads power the free internet. If everyone ends up blocking them, we will just see more and more subscription models, far less individual small sites, only massive sites that have teams to get fixed image ads in place, more paid-for posts that are basically BS, and more and more BS reviews of items and software that give out massive commissions through affiliates.

Thanks for reading!
gizmo250103/09/2020 13:24

I get using blockers for things like clearly really dodgy websites, …I get using blockers for things like clearly really dodgy websites, popups, etc, who gave ads a bad name. But if you are going to use ad blockers, can I please make a plea to not use them on sites that have fair ads?As a small blog owner whose majority of their income comes from their blog, and who sees 20% of users use ad blockers, it's pretty disheartening to know that 20% of people are not "paying" for entry to my site. They are happy to consume the content I spend hours putting together, use my bandwidth, etc, but are not happy to pay the "entry fee", as it were.Imagine if 20% of people who went to the theatre just didn't pay for tickets, or if 20% of people going to a restaurant just didn't pay. Or imagine if your boss just decided you have to do the same amount of work for 20% less pay. That's what it feels like as someone on the other side of ad blockers. It really hurts the (genuine) people on the other side. It quite literally takes food off the table of those people.So I implore you to please think of the people who rely on ads for their income, who are trying to do it right with fair ads that aren't like the scummy ads out there.One other thing to think about - ads power the free internet. If everyone ends up blocking them, we will just see more and more subscription models, far less individual small sites, only massive sites that have teams to get fixed image ads in place, more paid-for posts that are basically BS, and more and more BS reviews of items and software that give out massive commissions through affiliates.Thanks for reading!


No...
gizmo250103/09/2020 13:24

I get using blockers for things like clearly really dodgy websites, …I get using blockers for things like clearly really dodgy websites, popups, etc, who gave ads a bad name. But if you are going to use ad blockers, can I please make a plea to not use them on sites that have fair ads?As a small blog owner whose majority of their income comes from their blog, and who sees 20% of users use ad blockers, it's pretty disheartening to know that 20% of people are not "paying" for entry to my site. They are happy to consume the content I spend hours putting together, use my bandwidth, etc, but are not happy to pay the "entry fee", as it were.Imagine if 20% of people who went to the theatre just didn't pay for tickets, or if 20% of people going to a restaurant just didn't pay. Or imagine if your boss just decided you have to do the same amount of work for 20% less pay. That's what it feels like as someone on the other side of ad blockers. It really hurts the (genuine) people on the other side. It quite literally takes food off the table of those people.So I implore you to please think of the people who rely on ads for their income, who are trying to do it right with fair ads that aren't like the scummy ads out there.One other thing to think about - ads power the free internet. If everyone ends up blocking them, we will just see more and more subscription models, far less individual small sites, only massive sites that have teams to get fixed image ads in place, more paid-for posts that are basically BS, and more and more BS reviews of items and software that give out massive commissions through affiliates.Thanks for reading!


I have a big whitelist of sites on AdGuard that I like to support. I have no issue with well placed, well thought out ads but not every site takes the time to do that so an adblocker is also necessary.
hotdealseeker03/09/2020 13:17

Would Adguard DNS prevent TCB QC tracking?


Yes, what I do is connect to a vpn when I have to do that since it bypasses the dns
MentalFloss03/09/2020 07:14

Just setup Adguard DNS in settings AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and …Just setup Adguard DNS in settings AdGuard DNS: 176.103.130.130 and 176.103.130.131It's free and will block all ads systemwide, not just on safari


Even android ? Also will this be possible to use on mobile data
gizmo250103/09/2020 13:24

I get using blockers for things like clearly really dodgy websites, …I get using blockers for things like clearly really dodgy websites, popups, etc, who gave ads a bad name. But if you are going to use ad blockers, can I please make a plea to not use them on sites that have fair ads?As a small blog owner whose majority of their income comes from their blog, and who sees 20% of users use ad blockers, it's pretty disheartening to know that 20% of people are not "paying" for entry to my site. They are happy to consume the content I spend hours putting together, use my bandwidth, etc, but are not happy to pay the "entry fee", as it were.Imagine if 20% of people who went to the theatre just didn't pay for tickets, or if 20% of people going to a restaurant just didn't pay. Or imagine if your boss just decided you have to do the same amount of work for 20% less pay. That's what it feels like as someone on the other side of ad blockers. It really hurts the (genuine) people on the other side. It quite literally takes food off the table of those people.So I implore you to please think of the people who rely on ads for their income, who are trying to do it right with fair ads that aren't like the scummy ads out there.One other thing to think about - ads power the free internet. If everyone ends up blocking them, we will just see more and more subscription models, far less individual small sites, only massive sites that have teams to get fixed image ads in place, more paid-for posts that are basically BS, and more and more BS reviews of items and software that give out massive commissions through affiliates.Thanks for reading!




Totally agree. Using an adblocker is selfish and immoral.

The content you are viewing is given to you free in exchange for the minor (barely even noticeable) inconvenience of being exposed to some advertising, which pays for the content.

I don't use an ablocker but I don't even notice the ads - your eyes/brain learn to just ignore them. It's really not a big deal…
Hass2803/09/2020 15:01

Even android ? Also will this be possible to use on mobile data


Yes it will work on android, no this will only work for wifi and that too just the specific network you set it for

If you want it to work for both, goto settings > private dns and set this - dns.adguard.com. Then it will work across any network you are connected to from your phone
PeteW03/09/2020 15:26

Totally agree. Using an adblocker is selfish and immoral.The content you …Totally agree. Using an adblocker is selfish and immoral.The content you are viewing is given to you free in exchange for the minor (barely even noticeable) inconvenience of being exposed to some advertising, which pays for the content.I don't use an ablocker but I don't even notice the ads - your eyes/brain learn to just ignore them. It's really not a big deal…


"Selfish and Immoral" ?.

Don't make me laugh.

Using an adblocker is the sensible option nowadays. You must have a very limited scope of what you look at online if you think the advertising is a "minor inconvenience".
HankHandsome03/09/2020 16:01

"Selfish and Immoral" ?.Don't make me laugh. Using an adblocker is the …"Selfish and Immoral" ?.Don't make me laugh. Using an adblocker is the sensible option nowadays. You must have a very limited scope of what you look at online if you think the advertising is a "minor inconvenience".


Here's a very simple explanation:

A content provider offers you content at the 'cost' of there being adverts around it.
That is the deal - I give you content, you see ads, I get paid for the content.
You, without the content provider's consent, decide not to hold up your end of the bargain.
You consume their content, effectively costing them money (in terms of direct hosting costs before we even consider the cost of content generation).
Instead of them earning from their content, they are now paying for you to take it.
You've changed an agreement which benefits both parties to one which benefits only you and harms the other party. I think that's pretty much the definition of selfish.

Do you disagree with any of that?
Or is it just that you don't like your behaviour being labelled immoral, even though you know full well it is?
Edited by: "PeteW" 3rd Sep
Sorry, i just switched off at "very simple explanation" .. self righteous waffle just sends me to sleep ..
gravy_davey03/09/2020 08:21

AdGuard DNS is showing as a premium feature for me.


They reduced the price of adguard pro to like £2 and then put it up to £10 few months back. It was £3/4 for as long as i can remember. Should have purchased it
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