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XDA Basics: How to check Mobile Data Usage on Android

Some people are lucky enough to actually have an unlimited data plan on their smartphones. Others, however, are not that lucky. Keeping tabs on your mobile data usage is essential to keep you from either running out of data or overpaying on your cellphone plan. So what can you do as an Android user if...

Datally can disable data usage while you sleep, save data for emergencies

Smartphones have assuredly brought massive convenience to our daily lives. There really is no debating that point. However, with that convenience, there have been a couple of pain points. One of these issues is battery life, which Google has been working on fixing. The other is trying to maintain control of how much mobile data our devices...

Google Chrome on Android to disable JavaScript automatically on 2G connections

Google Chrome is a popular browser on all platforms, in fact, it's the most popular on several of them. It comes built-into Android, which makes it even more widely-used. Google is always hard at work making sure that their browser is accessible to everyone with the latest improvements in efficiency and reliability. They have rolled...

Chromecast’s wallpaper rotating feature adds a low-bandwidth mode

A Chromecast has many uses and they are connected to thousands of TVs across the world as their sole source of video output. When not in use, they display a carousel of wallpapers in the background. The date and time are superimposed over the backdrop, and it goes away when you start casting. This feature is...

Google Chrome tests feature that warns you about data-heavy, slow webpages

Have you ever worried about the websites you're loading when on a limited data connection? I sure have. With data plans being as limited as they can be, sometimes it's best to restrain your browsing habits. To aid you in maintaining your data usage below an acceptable limit, Google Chrome is adding a new feature...

Datally gets 4 new data saving tools including “Guest Mode” and daily limits

Google launched Datally, an app for saving and control mobile data, in November of last year. The application helps you track your mobile data, control which apps use it, and find high-quality Wi-Fi networks. It uses VPN service to restrict mobile data usage. According to Google, an average user saves 21% of data by using this...

Snapchat Drains Excessive Amount of Background Data

On the 27th of January, Snapchat updated their application to include a "Discover" tab, this page displays icons from various sources such as: National Geographic, MTV and Cosmopolitan. Selecting one of these icons opens up a related news feed, featuring: videos, images and text. As with any major update to an app, reviews were very mixed...