How to Block All Ads on Android without ROOT

I don’t think that I have ever encountered anyone who said that they like ads (other than maybe the Super Bowl ads). Nonetheless, ads are a necessary evil which must be tolerated in order to compensate for various internet endeavors. However, there are many apps, games, and websites which abuse ads and destroy the entire experience. In the past, blocking ads from these apps required that you root your device.
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How to Block All Ads on Android without ROOT

I don’t think that I have ever encountered anyone who said that they like ads (other than maybe the Super Bowl ads). Nonetheless, ads are a necessary evil which must be tolerated in order to compensate for various internet endeavors. However, there are many apps, games, and websites which abuse ads and destroy the entire experience. In the past, blocking ads from these apps required that you root your device.
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React Native Android App Receive Data from Share Intent

This whole problem started when I was working with an app in React Native. I wanted the app to be able to open when it received data from another app through the “share with” intent. For example, if I share an URL through the YouTube app, I wanted my app to be recognized as one of the apps that could handle the URL and open it. I am going to spoil the fun and tell you that there’s no easy way to do it straight through javascript with React Native.

Run Windows Applications (EXE Files) on Android

If I had a dollar for the number of times someone asked how to run Windows Exe Files on Android, I would be richer than your top Bitcoin miners. Most of the time, my response would have simply been that it’s not possible, end of story. Well, that sort of changed this week. If you are a Linux user, you have probably heard of Wine. The tl;dr is that Wine allows you to run Windows apps in Linux (it’s a Windows compatibility layer).

Dark Theme any App

I absolutely love dark themes in my apps. Not only is it easier on the eyes, but having a true amoled black theme could save you battery life on certain devices like the Galaxy S8. Unfortunately, not every app comes with a dark theme option. So if you want to dark theme any app on your device you will need to use the theme engine called Substratum. Substratum could give you a dark theme Instagram, dark them Facebook, dark theme Inbox, etc.

Android Freeform Mode

Android Freeform mode is a new hidden feature in Android Nougat (7.0). According to the Android developer guide, “Manufacturers of larger devices can choose to enable freeform mode, in which the user can freely resize each activity. If the manufacturer enables this feature, the device offers freeform mode in addition to split-screen mode.” Although the developer guides species larger devices, this could be enabled on smaller devices as well.

Play 4K YouTube Videos on Android

So we have these impressive ultra-high resolution smartphones, yet we still can’t seem to play 4k youtube videos on Android. Some devices can’t even play 1440p YouTube videos despite having the appropriate screen resolution. Luckily, there is a simple trick that you can do to get a higher resolution format via the YouTube app on your phone, even if your screen resolution is not 4k. Essentially, we are going to add a line to the build prop that “tricks” the YouTube app into thinking you have a different display size.

Android WiFi Jammer

For less than $10, you can have an Android WiFI Jammer up and running. To get started, you are going to need to have the NodeMCU. It’s a WiFI development chip that’s usually used in Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects. However, the chip can also be used as a standalone device (it has its own CPU and memory) as long as you give it sufficient power. This means you can power it through another Android phone, your computer, power bank or any device that’s capable of supplying power over USB.