CTIA Rates Data Usage of Popular Apps
The CTIA today launched KnowMyApp.org, a site detailing the average data usage of popular phone apps. The service currently includes the top 50 apps for both iOS and Android. For each, it describes a tested scenario (designed to be typical) and shows how much data it used. It also shows what percentage of common data plans (1, 2, or 4 GB) the app could be expected to consume. The service is useful not only for avoiding data caps, but for maximizing battery life, making the service useful even for those on unlimited data plans.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Netflix Adds Cell Data Controls to Android, iOS Apps
Netflix has given users of its Android and iOS mobile apps control over how much cellular data the apps use. Netflix subscribers can opt to stream video only over WiFi, or at varying degrees of quality to limit data consumption.
T-Mobile Updates Coverage Map with Customer Data
T-Mobile today unveiled a new coverage map that it claims is far more accurate than the maps offered by its competitors. T-Mobile is populating the map with data generated by its own customers.
Google Maps Gains New Offline/Roaming Powers
Google today launched two new features for Google Maps for Android: a Wi-Fi Only mode, and the option to store offline map data on removable memory cards. Together, the two features are especially useful for those traveling overseas, where data roaming is expensive.
it shows you how much data each apps used!
This is great !