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Five Firefox Extensions for Mobile Users

Dec 11, 2008, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

"Mobile Internet connections are getting faster, but they can still be prohibitively expensive, especially when you travel abroad. One way to reduce your bandwidth costs when you are on the move is to use the AdBlock Plus extension. This nifty tool scrubs the websites you visit for advertisements. By removing ads, AdBlock Plus makes more space for the page content, which can be extremely useful if you are using a laptop with a smallish screen such as ASUS Eee PC. This also makes the pages load faster, which is a boon if you are using a slow connection. More importantly, by cutting ads off, AdBlock Plus significantly reduces the amount of data transferred. To weed out ads, AdBlock Plus uses a constantly updated filter list, which you have to subscribe to when you're installing the extension."

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