Big Data and data compression are two of the main concerns of the current online world, along with security and privacy. People as well as apps, streaming services, and even social media sites are becoming more and more data-oriented.
Additionally, the data plan cost for the average internet users is rapidly going up. Smartphones have also evolved to make greater use of data so it is now more important than ever to know how we consume data (a.k.a. how we browse the web and what we watch online) and how we can control this consumption on our mobiles so it doesn’t get too expensive.
If you use your mobile phone as a hotspot for your laptop or other devices, we will explain below the benefits of using the data compression feature.
Compress your data
This CyberGhost 5.5 feature is designed to compress your data and potentially extend your data plan by up to five times.
It will help reduce the impact of images and text by shrinking images that are too large for mobile devices when used as hotspots or by re-encoding them in a lower quality (which is not visible on mobile devices, but it drastically reduces their size).
CyberGhost 5.5 uses a .ZIP files compressor, which means that the compressed files will be restored to their exact original state with no loss of data during the decompression process.
This data and cost optimization feature is designed to give you a breakdown of which apps are using your data, let you create a universal cache, and help you choose the balance you want between image quality and data savings.
Keep in mind that it doesn’t work with video/audio streaming apps or VoIP apps.
How to activate the feature on your device:
Open CyberGhost 5.5 (we’re assuming you’ve already installed it) and then just click on Data Compression like in the picture below. For reference, white means the feature is turned OFF, yellow means it’s turned ON.
Do note that Data Compression, along with our other new features such as the built-in Ad Blocker and the Protection against malicious websites are all Premium features, so in order to enjoy their benefits, you’ll need to
“Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway.”
As author Geoffrey Moore puts it, we need to keep an eye on data while not missing all the internet fun and knowledge.