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How to enable metered Wi-Fi connections in Windows 8

Windows 8 can designate Wi-Fi connections as metered, so you can better manage data usage on connections with a data limit.

By Nov. 30, 2012


Verizon CTO advocates for metered broadband pricing

The day when consumers pay for every megabyte they use while downloading video, streaming music, or updating their Facebook statuses may be closer than you think.

By Sep. 29, 2009


Cable's numbers don't add up for metered billing

Comcast and Time Warner are still making money in spite of a weak economy and increasing bandwidth demand, which they claim strains their network resources.

By Apr. 30, 2009


Time Warner halts metered billing tests

Time Warner Cable says it is suspending its trial of a new billing system that charges customers if they surpass a monthly cap on downloads.

By Apr. 16, 2009


Time Warner to test metered Web use

Time Warner Cable says it will charge users based on how much data they transfer in an effort to control peer-to-peer traffic on their network, but the new pricing model could scare off customers.

By Jan. 17, 2008


Time Warner Cable ready to test metered Net use

On Thursday in Beaumont, Texas, the company will start a trial run of a service that charges users more for higher-speed access and higher download capacity.

By Jun. 3, 2008


Use mobile dictionary apps even when offline

The Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com apps for Android and iOS can be used even when your device is offline.

By Feb. 22, 2014


Google speeds WebP image format, brings animation support to Chrome

Other browser makers are unmoved by file-size advantages of the image format, but Google is pressing ahead. And it's saving terabytes of network usage a day on its own sites.

By Mar. 22, 2014


Apple envisions digital wallet with perks for watching ads

Outlined in a newly-published patent application, Apple's system would give people credits they can use to purchase real goods and services.

By Jun. 6, 2013


Quick fixes for Wi-Fi connection issues on the LG Optimus G

Noticing that Wi-Fi networks you add on your device are mysteriously disconnecting or disappearing? Try these tips for staying connected.

By Feb. 1, 2013