Google Drive To Glacier

I’ve been using Google Drive to do a cloud backup of my files for years. Though reasonable priced I felt I could do something more comfortable. Glacier is a file storage service by Amazon Web Services for those just wanting to archive files for safe-keeping. Glacier however is not really for the “normals”. It is…

Amazon Echo and Google Home Head to Head

The Amazon Echo is a smart speaker developed by The device consists of a 9.25-inch (23.5 cm) tall cylinder speaker with a seven-piece microphone array. The device responds to the name “Alexa”. This “wake word” can be changed by the user to either “Amazon” or “Echo”. The Google Home is a smart speaker developed…

Other Streaming Players

Amazon Fire TV is a digital media player and microconsole developed by It is a small network appliance and entertainment device designed to stream digital audio/video content to a high-definition television. The device also allows users to play video games with the included remote, via a mobile app, or with an optional game controller….

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video is the streaming-video component of Amazon Prime. Like Netflix and Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime offers unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows. The user interface on the web and on the apps are quite horrible! Something else that is horrible is the amount of buffering on the apps. On…

Amazon Cloud Drive

Last month we talked about places on the Internet to store your files. One that was not included in this round-up was Amazon’s “Cloud Drive”. That’s because it just came out. “Amazon Cloud Drive” is just a front end for S3 the service we did discuss last month.