Smartphones have given us access to email and the web on the go, but they've also made spam and annoying ads mobile, too. In an effort to cut down on the junk that finds its way to your smartphone screen on a day-to-day basis, the Tom's Guide team has put together a list of mobile ad and spam blockers. Check out '10 Mobile Ad and Spam Blockers' for the full list!
The communications revolution brought about by the ubiquity of mobile phones and internet has also had some (not too unexpected) costs: Spam. Not the kind you have for breakfast, of course, but instead, unsolicited junk or commercial emails, texts, and calls clogging up your inbox, as well as innumerable ads and promotions that seem to flood your app screen with every other tap. Thankfully, there are apps out there that users can install to filter out spam and block advertising (though adblocking can be a bit of a hot topic, as ads can be an important source of revenue for small, indie developers). We'll be looking at a few iOS and Android tools over the next few pages.