We are now displaying App ads to users who are NOT logged in. If you are a paid member, you can log-in with the App and the ads should disappear. As before, non-paying members can use the App to view AFF but will now see ads. We are doing this to protect our revenue base. Over the years the popularity of the Apps has increased exponentially and many casual users are using the Apps to view AFF. We are now displaying ads to these users. Once logged in, our GOLD and SILVER members should have the same ad-free App environment as they did before.
Please PM me if you are running the latest version of the App, are logged in and are seeing ads. This shouldn't happen!!
Notifications is an "enhancement" of the new versions You should be able to turn off notifications. Use Google to get the instructions for your particular device. For example, I got this result when searching for the iPhone How to Turn Off iPhone Notifications