Tag Archive: Usage


Cloak your internet usage with 79% off a CyberGhost VPN subscription

A VPN helps anonymize your internet activity so you can browse without being tracked across the web.

CyberGhost is currently offering a savings of 79% on its VPN service with 18 months for less than the price of 12. It’s billed as an up-front payment of $ 49.50 which works out at just $ 2.75 per month and is one of the most affordable ways to protect yourself with a VPN for the near future.

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Five mobile data usage tracking and monitoring apps for Android

While it is a good thing that the mobile internet speeds have substantially increased, it is also sad to know that so have the prices we pay for using them. Even though some mobile carriers offer mobile data plans with unlimited data, not a lot of people opt for them either because they are too expensive or they think they might not need unlimited mobile data.

However, more often than not we might end up using a lot more data  [Read More…]

Get insights into your phone usage and apps with ActionDash

Chris Lacy, developer of the superb Action Launcher, is back with his first new app in over three years. Called ActionDash, this app aims to expand on the digital data insights of Digital Wellbeing and bring it to all phones, not just the lucky Google Pixel phones and Google Home speakers that have received it so far.

Announced in a blog post this afternoon, Lacy claims that ActionDash takes the Digital Wellbeing concept and runs with it,  [Read More…]

T-Mobile intros FamilyMode to help parents better control child smartphone usage

T-Mobile today announced its latest initiative in the form of a service called FamilyMode. Designed for parents, it gives them better control over how their child, or children, use their smartphones.

Built with two components, it’s one part mobile app and one part physical box. The app is loaded onto the parent devices while the box (Home Base) is installed in the home and connects to Wi-Fi.

Using the app, parents can mange usage time, filter out apps and content,  [Read More…]

Which Smart Plugs are Best for Monitoring Energy Usage?

Do you know how much energy your devices and appliances are using?

Smart plugs can be great accessories for controlling devices around your home. They work with voice assistants such as Google Assistant or Alexa and can turn almost any lamp or appliance into a smart device you can control with your voice.

But that’s just the beginning — get a smart plug with energy monitoring features and you’ll be able to track how much energy your  [Read More…]

Latest OxygenOS beta for OnePlus 3/3T includes battery and data usage optimizations

New OxygenOS beta is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

OnePlus is rolling out OxygenOS Open Beta 20 to the OnePlus 3 (Open Beta 11 for the 3T) that lets you take scrolling screenshots even when a GIF or video is playing. The update includes optimizations to the battery saver indicator — you’ll now see a notification instead of the orange status bar. OnePlus has also improved the calculation method for data usage, leading to more  [Read More…]

These are all the ways you can save data and monitor your data usage

Check how much data you’re using and control how it’s used with these simple tools.

Most people don’t need an unlimited data plan. With contract data plans offering up to 10GB per month and off-contract plans from carriers both big and small, there is a data plan that works for almost everyone and chances are using one will save you money. Add in free hotspots from your carrier or even your cable TV company and the need  [Read More…]

Need to cut down your phone’s rampant data usage? Google wants to help

Google is testing a new app in the Philippines aimed at helping users keep better tabs on their data.

Data is currency in the developing world, and with so little of it, your time on the internet is relative to your ability to top off. That’s why Google’s launched an experimental app to help those particular users in regions of the world where data is most crucial. The app is called Triangle and it’s being tested in the Philippines.

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Nougat usage nearly in double digits in latest Android platform distribution report

Google’s latest Android platform distribution numbers are in, and they’re just about what you’d expect.

The June 2017 Android distribution stats reveal which versions of Android were used to access the Play Store during the seven-day period ending on June 5. During this time, Android Nougat (7.0 and 7.1) was present on 9.5 percent of devices, which is up from the 7.1 percent of devices that it was on last month.

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These are all the ways you can save data and monitor your data usage

Check how much data you’re using and control how it’s used with these simple tools.

Most people don’t need an unlimited data plan. With contract data plans offering up to 10GB per month and off-contract plans from carriers both big and small, there is a data plan that works for almost everyone and chances are using one will save you money. Add in free hotspots from your carrier or even your cable TV company and the need  [Read More…]