Minimizing Personal Hotspot data usage with TripMode for macOS

Minimizing Personal Hotspot data usage with TripMode for macOS

I’ve been doing a lot of work with my MacBook Pro over Personal Hotspot lately due to some ongoing family issues. Normally that would mean that I’d be heading towards a data plan overage fee, but not this month because I’ve been using TripMode for macOS (US$7.99 or part of the Setapp subscription app bundle). 

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The Travel Series: How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

The Travel Series: How To Be Safe On Public Wi-Fi Networks

This Travel Series post is targeted to those who occasionally want to use public Wi-Fi networks to get online while traveling -- even in their home countries. Seeing a "Free Wi-Fi" SSID (Wi-Fi network name) can be awfully tempting, particularly if you're out of the country and received a note from your cellular carrier that your data roaming charges have exceeded $500... Most Wi-Fi hotspots provided by restaurants, bars, and hotels are actually quite safe, but there are ways to ensure that personal information, passwords, and credit card numbers are secure when using a questionable network. 

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