Data

AT&T patent points to consumer ‘bandwidth abuse’, restricting content access

A patent filed by AT&T back in September of 2013 has been found, and it’s got some eyebrow-raising features. Recently published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), AT&T is asking for what amounts to ‘freemium’ browsing. Issuing credits as you use data, the patent seems to coincide with other recent revelations about how AT&T envisions you using your movie device to browse.

Mobile data consumption numbers show an 80% increase over last year

Data consumption is increasing all over, especially as emerging markets start to realize connectivity. As demand grows, so has supply. The world’s data speed has increased to see an average of 3.6Mbps, with South Korea having the fastest -- by far. Mobile data consumption has also grown remarkably, rising 80% in the last year alone.

Google announces Gmail and Calendar data downloads

Google has announced a new feature for Gmail and Calendar. In fact, they have announced the same feature for both services -- the ability to download your data. This option could be good if you are thinking of changing to a new service, however it should also be nice for those who simply want to keep a backup.
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