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Just picked up a MiFi from Verizon and am seeing that anything

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Just picked up a MiFi from Verizon and am seeing that anything done on a Mac takes substantially more band width than portable devices. Is there such a setting as to be able to stream a lower quality (and this less data) in desktop apps like their portable counterparts must enable? Any other suggestions would be appreciated as we are burning through the GB's.
Thanks in advance. ;)
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Daniel replied 8 months ago.
Hello, my name is Dan.
I will do my best to help you, the only stupid question is the unasked one.

The only real difference between mobile devices and full computers using hot spots like Mi-Fi is what the content accessed is.
What I mean is a video will take as much on an iPad as on a MacBook Pro, same, same.
Game play will be comparable also.
What you want to look for are apps running that use bandwidth in the background, these are dormant on mobile devices whereas a laptop or can have them active all the time without you being conscience of it.

As for a setting to limit throughput based on device can be complicated and the MyFi may not be able to do it.

Some desktop apps will, by nature, require more data that mobile apps because of the feature set.

Make sense?

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