Author: Stella Furman

Stella Furman is a 29-year-old journalist from Germany who enjoys writing about mobile phones and computers.

Mojang has moved its servers for hit game Minecraft to Azure. Minecraft developer Mojang has been holding its game servers in Amazon Web Services since 2014. Recently, the company has decided that Azure might be the better way to host Minecraft Realms. Minecraft Realms in AWS costs $8 per month and allows Minecraft players to create their own play space for use with friends. The service allows users to set up ‘realms’ without the trouble of hosting and managing a private server. A Mojang spokesperson said that the team had been migrating cloud services to Azure and is on track…

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Google Maps users will now be able to see which directions they can go when they opt for rented bikes on bike-share schemes. This feature rolls out today in 10 cities- New Taipei City, Taipei, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Montreal, Mexico City, London, Washington DC, San Francisco Bay Area, New York City and Chicago. Opening Google Maps will show both walking and cycling directions to and from nearby docks and neighboring ones. The added functionality was specially made as cities began promoting cycling as a form of transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Google mentioned that in February requests to…

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Smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has announced that Google Messages and Google Phone will be added out of the box. The official OnePlus Nord debut has arrived and with the unveiling comes with pre-loaded Google apps, including Google Messages and Phone. The company has stated in a video that using Google’s apps make for a ‘smoother’ experience, which is true. Google Phone sports a clean user interface and has smart functionality, and the tech giant is improving the app further with Call Recording and others. Google Messages is another worthy addition due to its RCS functionality. Duo will also be added at…

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