TripMode Keeps You Under Your Data Cap While Traveling

July 29, 2015 — Leave a comment

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When I was co-leading a photo workshop in May, we spent several days at a hotel that had meager (to be polite) Internet access. Fortunately, my cellular-equipped iPad picked up an LTE signal easily. So, using the iOS Personal Hotspot feature, I connected my MacBook Pro to the iPad…

…and swiftly burned through my cellular plan’s data allotment.

Twice.

At Lynda.com, I relate the sad tale and review a Mac app that would have saved me: TripMode. It’s a little menu bar item that lets you choose which applications connect to the Internet. (I suspect Photos for OS X was the bandwidth hog at the time.)

Read the article here: TripMode: Don’t Blow Through Your Allotted Data While Traveling.

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