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Firebase Authentication – Simple Signin with Email and Password for Android

Email and Password – The Simple Log In One of the most useful features in Firebase Authentication is the ability create a secure user account with the user’s own email and password.  Utilizing Firebase’s secure methods is very simple and powerful and available cross platform.  Follow along in this article to learn how to tackle …

Google Photos – How to backup from Android and manage Online

Google Photos offers users incredible storage options for all your precious photos so  you never have to worry about losing them again.  But how do you get set up so your photos are backed up?  And once  you have them backed up, how do you access them?  Well fear not, because Big Helment is here …

Turn Your Android Device into a Second Screen with DeskDock

Overview I purchased my Pixel C as soon as it was release in Dec 2015.  One of the things I wanted to do was to use it as a secondary monitor for my computer.  I tried several methods to get this to work but ultimately admitted defeat, it was a sad day. Well I’m very …

Google’s Duo is Finally Here, But Was it Worth the Wait?

Duo Announced at Google I/O 2016 The long awaited dedicated video chat app from Google arrived this past week.  I’ve tested it out and will report my findings here.  Duo was announced, along with it’s sister app Allo, at Google I/O 2016 and I was there. I remember thinking, ‘Why doesn’t Google just fix all …