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Mobile Adblockers on the advance

Back in 2015 with iOS 9, Apple introduced support for adblockers. Until now, adblockers have led a niche existence on mobile devices, but this now seems to be changing. Heise.de now reports with reference to a study by the Canadian provider Blockthrough that while adblock usage on the desktop is falling, mobile adblocker usage is increasing significantly and this is practically ...

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Freenet FUNK: LTE without limit in the o2 network?

mobilcom-debitel has published an interesting offer under the brand "Freenet FUNK": for 99 cents a day you get unlimited Internet with LTE speed. There are a few special features. The management from the order is done completely via an app (for Android and iOS). Post- or Video-Ident does not have to be carried out, it is enough the identity card number as well as ...

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: VoLTE with Android 9.0

In principle, all o2 customers (also from other providers such as Drillisch) should be able to use VoLTE. So far, this has not worked on my Redmi Note 5 Pro ("whyred"), with HavocOS 2.1 (Android 9.0) this works now: HavocOS is a custom ROM, which is based on ASOP Android 9.0 and is "inspired" by Google Pixel. In order to install it, you have to ...

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Remove Xiaomi MIUI advertising

In the current Android interfaces from Xiaomi, there are "recommendations", which are nothing more than advertisements - fortunately, they can be turned off, which will be briefly described in this post. Xiaomi makes an effort that the ads or recommendations can be disabled, but does not make it too easy for the user. At least, that is still the ...

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Apple Pay comes to Germany

A good four years after the launch of Apple Pay in the US, the service has now also been announced for Germany. Apple Pay requires an approved credit card and NFC-enabled payment terminals - the latter are already available in many stores. To register a credit card, it must have been issued by a bank that supports Apple Pay. Various banks ...

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Xiaomi Mi A1 - Android One

Xiaomi Mi A1: Android One Getting started

With the Mi A1, Xiaomi offers a mid-range device with Android One - updates & LTE Band 20 included. Until now, the support of the LTE Band 20 in Germany by many network operators was a problem for smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. With the A1, there is now also an international version, which is sold directly in Germany. Technical ...

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Congstar soon with LTE?

Congstar LTE: up to 50 MBit/s in the Telekom network

As reported by teltarif.de with reference to the Freenet press conference, Congstar will be able to offer LTE in the Telekom network as of March 6. So far, LTE use was only possible in old contracts, which still log into the Telekom LTE network - albeit throttled to 7.2 Mbps. A corresponding 9-cent tariff, with never any options ...

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