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Following yesterday's announcement on Opera Max supporting YouTube and Netflix, today the company revealed that Xiaomi's latest Android fork, MIUI 7, will have the same data-saving technology baked into its Data Saver feature. According to Xiaomi, this can reduce data usage across all apps by up t...

August 19th 2015 at 12:41pm 0 Comments
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Google has been testing data compression in mobile versions of Chrome for what seems like ages, but today it's finally ready to bring that efficiency to the masses. Both the Android and iOS versions of the browser now let all users squeeze website content to reduce their data use -- and, in some c...

January 15th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Like it or not, thinking about every megabyte is essential for smartphone owners hoping to keep their monthly usage from topping whatever tier they've purchased. The nasty, unbecoming world of data caps isn't changing in the near-term, and Google knows it. Following in the footsteps of Opera, the...

September 17th 2013 at 9:39pm 0 Comments
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AllThingsD is reporting confirmation by Apple that the company has acquired a Swedish data-compression company by the name of AlgoTrim. As usual, Apple spokeswoman Kirstin Huguet trotted out the familiar line: "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not dis...

August 28th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Are you on an iPhone data diet? With unlimited plans a thing of the past, you're certainly not alone. Onavo's new iOS apps might be able to help you trim your data use without limiting your surfing. The service works by inserting itself between your cell phone operator and the internet and compre...

May 24th 2011 at 5:35pm 0 Comments