Tag Archive: Data


How (and when) to clear app cache or data on Android

Apps sometimes can misbehave. If it happens to you, here’s something to try.

Update May 2017: This post has been updated to be in line with newer versions of Android.

Every Android smartphone has an application manager that you can get to through the settings menu. It’s usually in the top level somewhere, though it can vary a little by phone. But once you get to it, you’re at the heart of the matter. This is  [Read More…]

Netatmo Weather Station is long on looks, longer on data

It was time to update my home weather station from something functional but ugly to something decidedly more modern. Netatmo has fit the bill nicely.

I was going to show you my old weather station — a venerable beast from Oregon Scientific, which is quite good at this sort of thing. But alas, as soon as I took it off the wall it disappeared to wherever Phil’s Old Stuff disappears. (Basically an older, less sexy version of this.)

So.  [Read More…]

Best Small Data Plan

A good small data plan does exist, even if nobody advertises them.

Unlimited plans get all the press and all the glitter, but most people don’t need one. That’s why small data plans still exist and are popular options.

Shopping for a phone plan is unnecessarily difficult, especially now that all four big U.S. carriers want to force you to the more expensive unlimited data offering. But there are alternatives if you dive deep into a carrier’s  [Read More…]

Cricket adds more data to its Basic Plan, pricing stays the same

On top of announcing the availability of the ZTE Blade X Max this week, Cricket Wireless also unveiled an upgrade to its Basic data plan. Staring May 12, subscribers will get 4GB of 4G LTE instead of the previous 3GB for the same $ 35 with AutoPay activated or $ 40 without.  The plan includes unlimited talk […]

Best Unlimited Data Plan

Unlimited plans are back, but which one is the best?

All four major U.S. carriers offer an unlimited data plan again. After years of hearing how they were unable to provide unlimited data to every customer and maintain the quality of service they wanted, new technology and a more competitive market means an 180-degree turnaround was in order and here we are.

We’ve previously written about how most people just don’t need unlimited data, and you should  [Read More…]

How to read websites in Chrome for Android with no data

Despite having connectivity pretty much everywhere we go, there are some times when the cellular signal just doesn’t reach far enough and WiFi isn’t available. For those exact times, Google has bundled a new feature into Chrome for Android that will allow you to download a webpage for offline viewing. Available via a long press […]

Back your phone data up and charge it at same time with a MEEM Cable

Charging a smartphone is something nearly all of us do on a nearly daily basis. Some of us can get a few days between power-up, but we all eventually have to juice up on a semi-regular basis. How often, though, are you backing up your files? Surely you don’t rely on only one copy of all […]

The latest version of Opera Max helps you save data while browsing Facebook

Opera Max gets much better at optimizing data.

Opera has rolled out an update for its data compression utility that should make it easier for you to cut down on data while using Facebook. Opera Max 3.0 offers an all new design along with better data management tools, and the ability to use a mobile web version of Facebook from within the app’s interface.

Opera Max gives you a detailed list of your Wi-Fi and mobile  [Read More…]

Sprint’s free Magic Box can boost data speeds inside homes and businesses

America’s fourth largest carrier, Sprint today introduced the Magic Box, a plug-and-play signal booster designed to improve LTE coverage inside home and business. The device’s purpose is to amplify nearby cell towers, thus increasing both uploads and downloads speeds with an average of 200%. Sprint says the Magic Box can cover around 30,000 square feet […]

Own a complete library on Machine Learning and Data Science for $46

The beauty of the internet is you almost have virtual access to any information you want at the tips of your fingers. The days of education being offered solely at physical locations are far behind us; today’s Deal of the Day is one for growing your skills and readying yourself for the long-term. And, as […]