Archive for January, 2018


YouTube TV already has 300,000 users less than a year after launch

Hulu with Live TV has even more subscribers at 450,000.

In early 2018, Internet-based live TV services are bigger than ever. Sling TV acted as the catalyst for this market in January 2015, and it’s continued to grow since then. Google and Hulu are two of the younger entities with their YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV services, but according to sources that spoke with CNBC, they’re already seeing substantial growth.

YouTube TV first launched in  [Read More…]

Best apps and games for The Walking Dead fans

Love AMC’s The Walking Dead? The popular TV show is one of the most exciting series we ever laid eyes upon. It has everything: action, drama, mystery and occasionally it even encourages you to reflect upon the deeper issues in life. Like other blockbuster shows, the Walking Dead has made the transition to mobile gaming […]

Less than 10% of Google accounts use two-factor authentication

Only about 12% of people use password managers, too.

As our world becomes more and more digital with every passing day, online security should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Two-factor authentication systems are some of the most secure that you can enable on your online accounts to ensure that only you have access to them, but according to Google, less than 10% of people do this.

Software Engineer Grzegorz Milka revealed this data at a  [Read More…]

Python Bootcamp 3.0 bundle: Become a programming wizard for just $19

Learning a new programming language can be pretty tough if you try to go it alone. Sure, there’s always YouTube videos and books to check out, but there’s something intrinsically valuable about having a coach or educator standing beside you. It’s easier than ever to learn how to create websites, tools, and robotic devices from […]

7 Google Play Music playlists to get your blood pumping while you work out

Your best workout tool isn’t a dumbbell or treadmill: it’s your music!

January is a month many of us promise to start getting back to the gym to exercise. Doing this in the dead of winter can be problematic because you really need some motivation to get out of our warm beds and trudge through the cold and ice to go avoid eye contact at the gym. Well, a good playlist can get your adrenaline up, your  [Read More…]

What smartphone are you carrying right now?

These are the phones our forum members carry on a daily basis.

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone, it’s awfully hard these days to buy something that you’ll be disappointed with. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an excellent handset for people that want a phone that can do everything (and then some), the Google Pixel 2 has the best camera ever seen on a phone, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro offers stupendous battery life, etc.,  [Read More…]

Best apps for Fitbit Ionic

The Fitbit Ionic’s app selection is growing all the time, and these are a few of my favorites.

When the Fitbit Ionic first launched last September, the app selection was a bit barren. Big names like Starbucks, Pandora, and Strava were there, but there wasn’t much of anything else. However, following a lot of developer support, that’s started to change. The Ionic received its first major update in early December, and with this brought a host of  [Read More…]

Android One: Everything You Need to Know

Google has changed it strategy for bringing Android to ‘the next billion’ users, and it’s gotten better.

Depending on where you live, “Android One” means something different. It will also have varying levels of importance — if you’ve heard about it at all, that is. Android One is a Google initiative that’s been around since 2014, and though the goal of the program has changed since it launched it still remains an important part of Google’s strategy  [Read More…]

Putting Google Assistant in everything is easy — getting everything *else* in there is hard

Now that Google and Qualcomm have the silicon worked out, it’s time to get (really) serious about the services.

It sure didn’t take Google too long to reach parity with Amazon on the hardware front, did it? Consider how long the Amazon Echo has been around. Decades, right? (OK, just a few years now — the OG Echo was released in limited numbers at the end of 2014.) Google Home has been around for a year and change. Both pretty  [Read More…]

How to back up and restore text messages on Android

How do I back up and restore text messages on Android?

Backing up text messages on Android isn’t part of Google’s cloud service, mainly because Google isn’t in the text messaging business.

But if you want to make sure you never lose texts again — whether by mistake or when switching over to a different device — here’s how to do it, using an app appropriately called SMS Backup & Restore by SyncTech Pty Ltd.

How to  [Read More…]