AAAI announces ‘Creative Block Busting’ workshop

AAAI announces 'Creative Block Busting' workshop

Sridhar Ramanathan will lead the session scheduled for 23 August in Mumbai Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) has announced a workshop ‘Creative Block Busting’, which is scheduled for 23 August in Mumbai.

This workshop will be led by Sridhar Ramanathan, innovation facilitator, consultant and coach. Sridhar was a part of Ogilvy & Mather for 25 years and started the direct marketing vertical under the agency.

The workshop follows a seven step process and aims to helps clients explore out-of-the-box options. This workshop which is aimed at CXOs, senior managers, creative minds, activation experts, online and offline media professionals from advertising agencies.

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How to Block Pop-Ups in Chrome

How to Block Pop-Ups in Chrome

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pop-up blockers are built-in on popular browsers
  • They don’t offer fool-proof protection
  • Here’s how you can block pop-ups in Google Chrome

The current state of the Web experience is far from ideal. Pop-ups are one of the biggest culprits, and they’re much more annoying on mobile, as opposed to the desktop. For one, they often take over the whole screen. And two, it’s not exactly convenient swiping them away with your fingers, unlike on a PC with a mouse.

Thankfully, most browsers like Chrome, Opera, UC Browser, and Firefox, offer a built-in pop-up blocker, which you can use to swat away the pesky stuff. Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in India – across desktop, mobile, and tablet combined – and to block pop-ups with Chrome, simply follow these steps. Of course, none of the methods are completely fool-proof, so some pop-ups will inevitably squeeze their way in. Plus, websites are constantly developing new ways around these systems, which the developers then have to figure new methods for, so it’s a cat-and-mouse game.

Here’s how you can block pop-up in Chrome on Android, Windows, iOS, and macOS. We’ve also written about UC Browser, Firefox, and Opera, if you don’t use Chrome.

How to block pop-ups in Chrome (Android)

If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Chrome for Android, follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap the three vertical dot menu button in the top-right corner.
  3. Choose Settings > Site settings > Pop-ups.
  4. Turn on the toggle to allow pop-ups, or turn it off to block pop-ups.

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How to block pop-ups in Chrome (iPhone/ iPad)

If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Chrome for iOS, follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Tap the three vertical dot menu button in the top-right corner.
  3. Choose Settings > Content settings > Block Pop-ups.
  4. Turn on the toggle to allow pop-ups, or turn it off to block pop-ups.

How to block pop-ups in Chrome (Windows/ macOS/ Linux)

If you’d like to change the pop-up blocker setting on Chrome for desktop, follow these steps:

  1. Open Chrome.
  2. Click the three vertical dot menu button in the top-right corner.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Scroll to the bottom, and click on Show advanced settings.
  5. Under Privacy, choose Content settings.
  6. Under Pop-ups, choose from the two options to allow or block pop-ups.

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Have you had any trouble with pop-ups on Chrome? Share your questions via the comments below.

For more tutorials, visit our How-To section.

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iPhone: How to Block SMS From Any Sender Including Bulk Messages

iPhone: How to Block SMS From Any Sender Including Bulk Messages

Spam is something most people have accepted as a part of their lives. While there are various easy ways to block email spam, most people don’t bother blocking SMS or text messages spam. On Android, various awesome SMS apps let you fully block spam texts or send them to a separate folder to check later. But if you have an iPhone, there’s a chance that you get a lot of spam texts every day and haven’t yet figured out how to block them.

Whether the spam text is from a mobile number promoting flats you don’t want to buy, or from bulk sender IDs such as DM-DUNKND or VK-UBERIN – whose service you might have used once, long ago, but whose messages arrive daily like clockwork – here’s how to block them once and for all.

On iOS 10, the steps to block spam SMS are slightly different from iOS 9. These instructions will help you block spam messages.

  1. Open the spam text in the Messages app.
  2. Tap the i icon on the top-right.
  3. Tap the name of the sender at the top, located just below Details.
  4. Tap Block this Caller.
  5. Tap Block Contact.
  6. This will block spam SMS from that sender.
  7. To unblock, head to Settings > Call Blocking & Identification. Tap edit and then the red button to the left of each number.

For iOS 9, follow these steps.

  1. Open the spam text message via the Messages app.
  2. Tap Details on the top-right.
  3. If you just want to stop getting notifications from this sender, and you don’t want to block them entirely, then tap the button next to Do Not Disturb. This will mute notifications but you will continue receiving text messages.
  4. If you want to block this sender entirely, tap the i button.
  5. Scroll down and select Block this Caller.

You will no longer receive spam messages from that bulk sender. Some spammers might text you from multiple IDs such as DM-SPAM, LM-MORESPAM, BZ-SPAM, etc. Each of these bulk sender IDs has a number that you can see after following step 4. You’ll have to block each of these numbers one by one, to stop receiving spam completely. Once you’ve done that, these IDs won’t be able to message you.

In case you want to unblock any of these spammers, then follow these steps.

  1. Open Settings > Phone > Blocked.
  2. Find the number linked to the bulk sender ID. In India, this usually is +91 followed by an eight-digit number, for example: +91 36386563 (one of the numbers Dunkin Donuts India uses to send promotional text messages).
  3. Slide the number towards the left to reveal the red Unblock button.
  4. Tap Unblock.

Did you succeed in blocking spam text message senders on your iPhone? Let us know via the comments. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

Tags: Apple, Block Spam, Messages, Mobiles, Spam, Text Messages, iOS, iOS 9, iPhone
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Android One and Nexus Users Can Now Easily Identify and Block Spam Callers

Android One and Nexus Users Can Now Easily Identify and Block Spam Callers

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Google has rolled out the feature to Android One and Nexus users
  • The Caller ID and spam protection is switched on by default
  • No word on when and if this will be rolled out to other Android users

Google wants to ensure protection and security of mobile phone users and the company has started rolling out an update from Tuesday that will help you block and report spam callers. The company’s Nexus account said via a Google+ post that it is updating the Google Phone app with spam protection.

The company said that “If you already have Caller ID turned on, spam protection will be available on your phone once your app updates to the latest version,” in its post. However, this new security update is only making its way to Nexus and Android One phones as of now.

In its post, the company did not specify if the update will make its way to other Android devices in future. On its support page regarding spam protection, the search giant specifies: “To use caller ID & spam protection, your phone may need to send information about your calls to Google.”

The company says that the Caller ID and spam protection is switched on by default in your phone but you can choose to switch it off by going to Phone app > More Options (three dots on top right) > Caller ID & spam protection, and then switching the option to off.

In order to mark a call as spam, all you need to do is, go to Phone app > Recent Calls, and then just tap the call that want to block and choose the option to block or report the number.

Tags: Android One, Google, Google Security Update, Nexus, Spam Call Block

 

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