Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020): How to disable Amazon apps and features

So you’ve installed the Google Play Store on Amazon’s Fire HD 8 (2020) tablet. What’s next? While you can’t yet root the tablet or replace the operating system with a custom ROM, you can disable a bunch of Amazon apps and features. Don’t need the Amazon Appstore, want to disable the Weather, Prime Video, or Kindle […]

How to install Google Play on the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

Amazon’s Fire tablets offer some decent bang for the buck — they’re inexpensive devices with decent displays and reasonably good performance. But while the tablets run an Android-based operating system called Fire OS, they don’t come with the Google Play Store or popular Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, or Google Maps. But it’s pretty easy […]

How to reset Windows on a One Mix Yoga (or One Mix 2S)

One Netbook‘s One Mix Yoga line of handheld computers are pocket-sized notebooks with small (and cramped) keyboards, touchscreen displays, 360-degree hinges, and optional support for a pen. After having tested the One Mix Yoga and One Mix 2S Yoga this year, I’m giving away the demo units the folks at GeekBuying sent me to review. But […]

Gameshell modular DIY handheld game console: unboxing, assembly, and first look

The Clockwork GameShell is a modular, hackable handheld game console that runs open source software and comes as a DIY kit, with some assembly required. When fully assembled, you can use it as a handheld gaming device capable of running classic console games or indie titles. But first you need to assemble it. Last year […]