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When I use Windows 8 with a mobile (and often expensive) data connection (3G/4G/etc), is there I way I can limit what apps or background services use while I'm connected to mobile Internet connections?

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In fact, there is! This option seems to be new in Windows 8 but it limits drivers and applications and other services from filling up your valuable data plan - Just go to the Start Menu, type Devices, and look under the Settings header and click Devices.

See screenshot for what comes up:

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Just click the black/white bar to toggle between Yes or No. Cool, huh?

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Do you know where this option is on W8.1? –  BrunoLM Jan 17 '14 at 22:01

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