Microsoft will pay you to switch from Mac

Windows 10 has not been the boost PC vendors were hoping for. Reports from both Gartner and IDC earlier this week suggested that PC sales fell between 7% and 11% year over year in the third quarter, which is a huge hit considering the wave of new hardware that has been released over the past few months. With vendors seemingly running out of options in their attempts to stir up interest in their wares, Microsoft has stepped in with a new offer aimed at incentivizing users to upgrade to a new Windows 10 desktop or laptop.


How to enable Play Store on Amazon Fire with Google Framework, no need to root

Amazon Fire Tablet 2015

Another week, another useful tip from a genius and generous XDA member. Recognized Contributor sd_shadow recently posted instructions on how to install Google Services framework on an Amazon Fire tablet. Doing this will then bring the Google Play Store to the device, allowing more Android apps to be installed and used. If you’re not convinced that this is safe and it’s something risky, know that this does now require any root. Yup, no need to root so you can easily turn the Amazon Fire into a regular Android tablet.

The Fire OS is actually based on Android. It’s Amazon’s exclusive mobile OS which is a limited Android OS. sd_shadow has already worked on a number of Android devices including a Motorola Droid X, Droid 2, Droid X2, Droid 3, Amazon Kindle Fire, Motorola Droid RAZR, Motorola Droid 4, and Motorola Droid RAZR M.

The Amazon Kindle Fire is a low-end and affordable tablet, but a few tweaks on the code here and there would bring more services, functions, and applications to the device. Opening the Google Play Store is like opening a bigger door or window.

Here are quick instructions and rules for installing Google Framework or the Google Services without rooting the 5th-gen Amazon Fire tablet:

Troubleshooting. Fix permission for Google Play services with an adb command especially if sign in hangs while connecting to servers.

Enable Developer Options. Go to Settings> Device Options> Tap on Serial Numbers several times> You are now Developer.

Enable USB Debugging. Check Setttings> Device Options> Developer Options> Enable ADB> tap on toggle> Enable

• Install ADB drivers

• Setup adb.exe

• Test adb in command prompt type (Code: adb devices)

• You should get a code return similar to G000H404537702CP device

• Copy this code in command prompt if you get a good code return. (Code: adb shell pm grant android.permission.INTERACT_ACROSS_USERS)

• Click Enter

VIA: xda developers