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Why apps can trump websites for saving mobile data

If you regularly visit certain websites for your daily news fix, getting their app could save you some data. Here's why.

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Are you reading this in a web browser on your phone? Or are you using the CNET app? The app could be saving you data because of how it loads in each story. It's not as earth shattering as saving data by stopping autoplay videos, but every little bit helps if you're closing in on your monthly data cap.