Tag Archive: Services


Alternative streaming services you need to try in 2019

Some of the lesser-known streaming services are absolutely worth a look — and may save you money.

We all know the major ways to stream TV. DirecTV Now. Sling. PlayStation Vue. YouTube TV. They’re old favorites, and each is great in its own way.

But cutting the cord is all about not limiting yourself to a single plan, or getting stuck using something that’s just not quite what you wanted. Because there aren’t any contracts or cancellation fees,  [Read More…]

Tile’s new partnerships will integrate its services with new audio gear

Finding more products.

Tile, the company which is well-known for its Bluetooth trackers, has just announced a series of new partnerships with leading Bluetooth Low Energy chip companies in order to help integrate with even more products in the coming months. The new expansion from Tile is focused on the audio vertical, and collaborations with companies like Sennheiser, Sol Republic, Plantronics, and even Soundcore by Anker, these new devices are set to hit shelves in the coming months. Tile  [Read More…]

Roku to give direct access to more than 25 premium subscription services

Showtime, Starz and Epix are among the options.

Roku today announced that The Roku Channel — the company’s ad-supported channel that already gives free movies and TV — will soon provide access to premium subscription services.

This is in line with a report from mid-2018, which we summed up thusly: “If it sounds like Amazon Prime Video Channels, that’s because it basically is.” And that’s pretty much what has been announced today. (Amazon Prime Video Channels, if you’ve yet  [Read More…]

How to set up autofill services

We have all been in this situation: you have bought a new phone, or decided to factory reset it in search of better performance. Everything is working smoothly, until you have to set up all of your apps again. If you have set up back ups of your data, then this could be potentially easier. However, if you haven’t, there’s the need to log in into your services again.

With so many information leaks, hacks, and other scary stuff in  [Read More…]

What live TV services does the Amazon Echo Show support?

Best answer: The Amazon Echo Show supports live TV with Alexa skills, and now directly with support for Hulu. You can watch any programming that’s included in your Hulu subscription on the Echo Show, as well as a variety of TV stations that can be accessed through Alexa’s skills.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Show ($ 229.99)

What’s an Amazon Echo Show?

The Echo Show is the next generation of the Amazon Echo, its groundbreaking wireless, voice-controlled smart  [Read More…]

Using Google services on a Chromebox vs. Samsung DeX

The best thing about Google’s services is they truly work anywhere. I don’t have to use a specific operating system — or even a specific web browser. If I have an Internet connection, I can get to my documents and be productive. This extend to my phone’s screen — typing on a six-inch phone takes longer than it does on a proper laptop, but it’s better than nothing.

Samsung’s DeX mode is a great way to have a  [Read More…]

What are the best cloud storage services for my Android?

Having a mobile phone that’s capable of taking pictures and videos, creating documents, and downloading media is something we often take for granted. That such a small device is so powerful and able to house so much is lost on a lot of us.

In the early days of PDAs it was a different situation, and for a number of reasons. Chief among them was the fact that much of what was stored on these phones was locally housed and  [Read More…]

Unreal Mobile now also delivers its cell phone services through AT&T’s network

Unreal Mobile is a new offshoot brand from popular MVNO FreedomPop that offers super cheap plans with talk, text and 4G LTE data.

So far, Unreal Mobile has given its users the option of making calls or using data via Sprint’s CDMA network. But this week, the company has announced it’s expanding and will start offering low cost, unlimited mobile and Wi-Fi services through AT&T’s GSM network.

With the new partnership in place, customers can now buy and use an  [Read More…]

Microsoft, Google and more team up to help you transfer data between services

Tech giants are teaming up to make it easier to port your data between services.

Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and Facebook have partnered to form the Data Transfer Project (DTP), a new initiative whose goal it is to make transferring your data between services much easier. Initially founded in 2017, DTP’s aim is to create an open-source platform that apps and services can adopt, ultimately stoking competition by giving consumers the ability to easily try out new services  [Read More…]

Google might face a $2.82 billion fine for pushing its services on Android

The European Commission is behind this.

When you get a new Android phone, you probably don’t think too much about the Google Search widget on your home screen, Chrome being set as the default browser, or all of Google’s big apps pre-installed out of the box. However, the European Commission certainly has and is planning on fining Google billions of dollars for these actions.

According to a report this week from The Wall Street Journal, it’s expected  [Read More…]