Live Q&A from the Speedify Team
On the 59th episode of Speedify Live we chat to one of Speedify’s lead developers to take a look at some of our features and answer some viewer questions.
Among other things, we talk about some key and some more hidden features of Speedify, demonstrate how you can tether an iPhone’s connection to a Mac, and take a look at what’s coming in future updates!
Here are our 5 takeaways from our Office Hours:
- If you’re tethering your iPhone’s cellular connection to your Mac, there might be an extra step you didn’t know you needed to take! When you tether the iPhone for the first time, you will need to go into Network Preferences and uncheck the “Disable unless needed” option. This way, Speedify will be able to actively use your mobile connection without the Mac limiting it.
- It’s confirmed that our Team’s been working on native Apple M1/Apple Silicon support! The main difference this brings: no more need for Rosetta, and all lower level architecture and networking will be used in all the native Apple libraries.
- Speedify has a Bypass feature, which will route all the traffic of certain services around the VPN. With the Bypass enabled, you can still watch your local Netflix or Amazon Prime content, while also running Speedify.
- One of Speedify’s more hidden features is that you can actually use it to purposely slow your connection down as well! This is incredibly useful when you’re on a limited or expensive data plan, especially when abroad and data is expensive. You can set Daily Data Caps and even Rate Limit your mobile connection to control how much you use it!
- Speedify has three modes: Speed mode will look at your threshold and if you’re using two connections that would complement each other, it will combine the two for better speeds; Redundant mode will put your traffic on all your connections at the same time, and whichever makes it through first, wins, so your data will be sent more reliably; and Streaming mode will combine these two modes, and monitors your traffic for anything that looks like a stream so it can prioritize it.