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Chrome now testing resource-heavy ad blocking, feature could launch in August

Chrome now testing resource-heavy ad blocking, feature could launch in August

Following last year's promises, Google is getting ready to block ads that hit a certain resource limit in Chrome, to prevent things like crypto miners or poorly-made ads from making a dent in your battery life or network use. An "experiment" for this heavy ad blocking has already started in Chrome 84, with it expected to land in Stable by the end of August.

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Chrome to block resource-intensive ads by default in future release

Chrome to block resource-intensive ads by default in future release

A necessary evil though they may be to support our "free" web services, ads are kind of the worst. Even Google, a company whose very existence is predicated on ad revenue, seems aware of this: after blocking intrusive ads in Chrome, a new Chromium commit shows the company is intent on banishing resource-intensive ads, too.

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AT&T Toggle Hits The Android Market – Keep Business And Pleasure Separate With The Click Of A Button

AT&T Toggle Hits The Android Market – Keep Business And Pleasure Separate With The Click Of A Button

You might remember mention of a new AT&T service called Toggle last month, a service which promised to allow enterprise users to access corporate email, calendars and contacts securely from whatever Android device they choose to purchase, while separately maintaining their personal data. AT&T's official Toggle app hit the Android Market today, heralding the beginning of the service, and bringing hugely useful functionality to enterprise users concerned with keeping their business and personal activities separate.

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AT&T Toggle essentially allows users to operate in two different modes on a single device: a personal mode, which acts just like your stock device, and a business mode, which allows access to corporate email, calendars etc.

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