Mobile

Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads

Billboard recently reported that Amazon had entered discussions to launch an answer to Spotify’s free music streaming tier, and apparently, those talks were productive. The Seattle company today announced an ad-supported Amazon Music option that’s available through Alexa-enabled devices in the U.S. Amazon Music’s free offering has a limited catalog, and Amazon has reportedly offered […]

Computer

The best free flight simulators

Do you feel the need? The need for … rapid forward movement at an altitude of 35,000 feet? Then you came to the right place. Flight simulation games have been around since electrical engineer Bruce Artwick introduced the prehistoric Microsoft Flight Simulator (before it was even called that) on the 8-bit Apple II back in […]

Gaming

Got Amazon Prime? You just got 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online for free

Enlarge Twitch Prime As Amazon Prime’s annual cost has grown over the years, so has its spread of perks, and that’s particularly true for video game fans who claim its attached “Twitch Prime” subscription bonus. Weirdly, paying Amazon’s subscription fee sometimes results in vouchers for other services’ subscription fees, primarily in the form of free-trial offers […]

Computer

Share encrypted files via Mozilla’s Firefox Send, a free file-sharing service

Screenshot A new and free file-transfer service offers users the ability to send encrypted files with expiring links, as well as a number of other personal data safety features. Software developer Mozilla recently announced via a blog post that its new encrypted file-sharing service, called Firefox Send, has finally “graduated” from its former beta status. Firefox Send […]

Photography

Flickr axes Creative Commons limit to give free users more wiggle room

Greg Clarke / Flickr Creative Commons images and other freely licensed photographs will no longer count toward Flickr’s 1,000-photo limit on free accounts. On Friday, March 8, Flickr opened up free account limitations to exclude Creative Commons images, while also moving to preserve users images after death with “in memoriam” accounts. Flickr is the world’s […]