Data usage

TripMode 2 Lets You Limit Your Mac’s Data Usage

TripMode, the popular Mac app that lets you control which apps have access to your network and alert you to how much data they’re using, has just been updated to version 2, bringing performance enhancements and addressing several of the original version’s shortcomings. The app’s best utility remains controlling data usage, when you’re using a Mac tethered to...

Spotify May Be Killing Your SSD With Excessive Data Writes

For the past five months, the Spotify music streaming app for Mac, Windows, and Linux “has been assaulting users’ storage devices with enough data to potentially take years off their expected lifespans.” More troublesome: the issue occurs even when the Spotify app is idle and isn’t storing any songs locally, according to Ars Technica. According […]

Alberta Politician Racks Up $20,243 TELUS Bill in Data Overages

How can you rack up 2.29 gigabytes of data in roaming charges in just 7 days? Actually, it’s pretty easy if you ask Progressive Conservative leadership contender Thomas Lukaszuk: You need to travel to Poland and Israel as part of the "Compassion to Action" programme and continue to work while on vacation. The result? A...

CWTA President: Canadians Consume A Lot Of Cellular Data

President of the CWTA Bernard Lord told local business men in Charlottetown that Canadians love to use their mobile data.  “Canadians are heavy adopters of smartphones and new technology." Over the next five years Canadian mobile data usage is expected to grow over 900 percent. Lord believes this is due to the extreme growth of...