Tag Archive: Services


Grab this Amazon Web Services Certification Training bundle for just $69!

When it comes to cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is near the top of the pile. It can be found in countless places around the web, and it’s comprised of multiple services from computing and storage to analytics. As AWS continues to grow, there is understandably an urgent need for trained professionals in the field.

Because AWS is comprised of so many different services, becoming proficient in the entire system can be pricey and time-consuming. Instead of finding  [Read More…]

Google Play Services 12.2.09 fixes Android’s ‘Check for Update’ feature

You can force the update now, but tread carefully if you choose to do so.

The ‘Check for Update’ feature in Android has been a real piece of work for some time now. It was announced in September that this was being reworked to actually pull in new updates rather than just seeing if one was available in your area, but the rollout was delayed due to a bug with Google Play Services.

Thankfully, it would appear  [Read More…]

Artists secure 5 years of increased payment from streaming services

This is a big win for the music industry.

Streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play Music are things that I use every single day, and when you think about it, they really have changed the way people purchase and listen to music. Opening an app on your phone and having access to millions upon millions of songs is way more convenient than stocking up on physical CDs, and while consumers have benefitted greatly from this transition, the  [Read More…]

Location services: Which option is right for you?

How to share where you are with the apps you want to use.

Android phones come with a few options for location services, and these are useful for map apps, locating nearby shops, restaurants, and the like, but which one is the right one for you to use? Let’s clarify the differences and help you out.

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How to choose location services options

To find and select your  [Read More…]

Mandrake Linux creator working on new fork of Android without Google services and apps

Once upon a time, Cyanogen Inc. partnered up with smartphone manufacturer BLU for a phone that should have landed on the market without any of Google’s popular apps baked-in. Unfortunately, the product never became a reality and Cyanogen Inc. fell apart in 2016 after spending three years attempting to make Android ROMs into a viable […]

Get Linux, Amazon Web Services, and Azure certification with Linux Academy’s 1-year subscription

Are you looking to increase your knowledge as a web developer or computer programmer in the major Web platforms? This time of year, with some vacation time in the works, is a perfect time to get started on your career goals for 2018. This Deal of the Day will help you get started on the […]

Best holiday subscription services for Americans

What do you give the girl who has everything? A streaming subscription.

Want to get your friend into more shows that you can geek out over together? Get them a subscription to Hulu so you can both keep up with the latest shows or rewatch old classics. Looking for a thoughtful gift for your grandparent who keeps lamenting the lack of quality television these days? Get them a Kindle subscription so they can read some quality literature  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gets new search bar to help you find services, new commands easier

Google is constantly trying to improve its Google Assistant service, so it’s always looking to add more smart home partners and features. But for users, it can prove a little daunting to keep up with these continuous developments. So in order to make it easier for users to discover new app integrations, as well as […]

The Best VPN Services of 2017

What are the best Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)?

A VPN can be described as an encrypted tunnel that shuttles your internet activity between your PC, Mac, or phone and a host server. While the internet is a public space, a VPN works by extending an invisibility cloak across the user’s activity and allows people to send and receive data in a mostly-anonymous manner. In the simplest terms, a VPN makes it hard for someone to track your  [Read More…]

These products and services work with Google Home

Which products and services work with Google Home?

Google first introduced Google Home to the world back in May at Google I/O 2016, later revealing the final product alongside the Pixel in October. From everything we’ve seen, Google Home seems primed to eventually link up with any smart device in your home and allow you to control everything with just the sound of your voice.

Google has announced which products and services will be supported at launch,  [Read More…]