Tag Archive: Usage


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…]

AT&T to help customers save on data usage with Stream Saver

AT&T on Friday announced a new feature for its subscribers which aims to help cut down on the amount of data consumed on its networks. Called Stream Saver, it lets users get more video consumption out of the 4G LTE data network. In short, the feature takes video streams down from 720p, 1080p, and higher,

New app called YouTube Go cuts down on data usage

Today Google is rolling out a new YouTube app, called YouTube Go. It’s meant for the next billion users that come online. These users are found in countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil and China. This is part of Google’s strategy to connect the rest of the world. YouTube Go Don’t get too excited yet, because

Get up to 24 hours of usage with 10% battery using this feature on your Samsung Galaxy S7

Managing power levels is one of the biggest items we focus on when it comes to our mobile devices. It’s similar to how we think of weather – it’s there, we know it, and we simply adjust to what is given to us and make the best of the situation. Here at AndroidGuys we are