I learned something new this morning and it will make reading online news stories so much easier. Most news websites are just cluttered with ads, some moving, some slowly covering the screen, in the middle of a story, on the sides of the story, just way too much stuff going on. The New York Times Tech writer explained how to rid yourself of all this clutter, so simple. It makes me wonder why I didn't know this before. Maybe it's news to you too.
You can do this on a computer or an iPad or phone. When you open a news site to a story you want to read it may look like this.
A story with ads on the side and in the middle. So if you look in the address bar on the top of the page, over on the right is an icon of what looks like an open book. Click that and the story comes up as "reader view" with just the story and all the other stuff gone. This is on the computer.
You can see the book icon a bit better now, it's in red to show it's being used. Click these photos to see better if you want. Now on the iPad or Apple Safari, there is not a little open book to click but 4 horizontal lines on the left of the top address bar.
Click on those little lines and you get all the ads and other stuff taken away and leaves you with just the story.
Click the back arrow when you're done and you will return to the main page. I feel freed up. Maybe I'm late to the game here, but I'd bet many others haven't paid attention to this either.