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Learn how to limit data usage

Learning how to limit data usage is much easier than you think. The major carriers want you to believe that an unlimited plan is necessary in this day and age, but how much mobile data do you really need?

You can have an identical smartphone experience with a much lower bill just by taking advantage of data saving features in popular apps and using Wi-Fi where available.

Save on smartphone mobile data, save money

The comprehensive Cut your Data ebook helps you understand how your mobile data is being used and how to take control of said usage. The book starts with an audit of how much data you’re using today, whether you’re on iPhone or Android. Next, we jump into some general data saving strategies before taking a look at how to limit data usage in all the popular apps and services used today, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

You should totally download it… if only for the horoscopes on the last page.

If you’re thirsty for more info, check out our complete list of guides and tutorials on ways to lower mobile data usage and save on your cell phone bill. We’ll show you how to do more with your phone without paying for more data.

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Get to the Choppa!

The Ting Video Team is always looking for interesting ways to showcase Ting Internet towns. Last time, they rented a hot air balloon. This time, while shooting a commercial in Centennial, Colorado, they enjoyed the experience of flying over the mountains in a chopper. For some of the team, the helicopter ride was an experience that can now be crossed off the ol’ bucket list.

Check out the breathtaking scenery they endured below-freezing temps to capture on film!

The five biggest cord cutting stories of February, 2017


February was a great month for cord cutters; new services hit the market and we learned more about other services that are already on the market. Here are our top five biggest cord cutting stories of February, 2017.

YouTube TV

Recently, YouTube announced a new service, which delivers live TV from popular television channels to paying customers through YouTube. The service will be called YouTube TV but will not launch for a few months. Also, we do not know at this time which markets will get live local channels.

For $35 a month, starting sometime this spring, subscribers to YouTube TV will be able to watch the top four broadcast networks — ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS — as well as 35 or so of their affiliated cable channels including ESPN, Disney Channel, MSNBC, National Geographic, and Fox News. Premium channels like Showtime can be added for an additional fee.

Subscribers will receive a DVR to record shows and unlimited storage space in the cloud. The only catch is that shows are automatically deleted after nine months.

YouTube TV subscribers will be able to watch YouTube TV on smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. The mobile apps are designed to easily “cast” from smartphones to larger screens, perhaps even (for we olds) actual TV sets. Sadly, the press release did not list whether it could be used with streaming players like Roku, Fire TV. Yet, since both do allow you to cast YouTube Videos, it is possible that YouTube TV will work on streaming players like the Roku and Fire TV.

Watch the Super Bowl for free without paying for cable

A guide to watching the Super Bowl as a cord cutter

The largest sporting event in America is happening this weekend as the Super Bowl kicks off Sunday, February 5, at 6:30pm ET. Yet, what do you do if you have ditched the cord — how can you watch this year’s Super Bowl?

We have good news for you. You can watch the Super Bowl 100 percent free this year, even if you do not have a traditional pay TV service.

Here is our guide to watching the Super Bowl LI for free.

Nvidia releases new streaming media player

Nvidia just released their new streaming media player

The Nvidia Shield has long been the flagship player for Google’s Android TV platform. Now, Nvidia has released a new second generation Nvidia Shield. It has come a long way from its start when it offered just 400 apps compared to the thousands of apps and services it now offers.

Let’s take a look at what is new and what is improved in the second generation Nvidia Shield.

Fire TV and AirTV – two devices that will change cord cutting forever

A look at two new devices

The 2017 Consumers Electronic Show was a huge year for cord cutting. We already talked about some of the biggest cord cutting announcements of 2017 that were made at the show in last week’s post.

Two of the new devices introduced at the show are so outstanding that we want to present an in-depth look at them.

Both Amazon and Sling TV released new lines of streaming media players — Amazon, in the form of a line of new smart TVs with built-in Fire TV — and Sling TV, in the form of a new streaming media player that combines the best of Sling TV, Netflix and over-the-air channels all in one box called AirTV.

Let’s take a close look at the new Fire TV Edition Smart TVs and the new AirTV streaming media player.