Archive for April, 2018


Android is finally ready to take on Apple’s iMessage

Google has announced upcoming plans to integrate Rich Communication Services in Android Messages, with the help of a service called “Chat”. This is expected to become available later this year.

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Amazon Fire TV vs. Apple TV: Which streaming player should you buy?

They’re the same, only different.

Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV do the same things. They run a full version of their respective company’s operating system. They run apps. They have access to their respective media libraries and can stream video and music and play games and control things via your voice.

So let us stipulate that Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV are very similar products.

They’re also wildly different in a number of ways.

Let’s  [Read More…]

AT&T cuts the prices of its best prepaid plans by $10/month

There’s also better multi-line discounts.

AT&T’s prepaid plans are a great way to get reliable service without having to mess with pesky contracts, and today they’re getting even better with lower monthly rates for people that sign up for automatic billing through AutoPay.

For $ 50/month, AT&T will sell you unlimited talk and text with 8GB of high-speed data. Starting today, customers that enroll in AutoPay will be able to take that price down to just $  [Read More…]

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug

Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug.

According to a new report from USA Today, Flickr has been purchased by photo-sharing service SmugMug. The company says it plans to “[breath] new life” into Flickr by pouring in the necessary resources and focus.

For what it’s worth, SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill sure seems bullish about the service:

Flickr is an amazing community, full of some of the world’s most passionate photographers. It’s a fantastic product and a  [Read More…]

Huawei P20 series will likely be available in Canada on May 17

Currently no word on pricing.

The P20 lineup is one of the most impressive we’ve seen from Huawei in some time, and we’ve heard that it’s bringing all three of the phones to Canada.

Beginning May 17, the Huawei P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro will be available on Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Virgin Mobile, Koodo, and Videotron. Neither Huawei nor its carrier partners will confirm these details right now, but we believe these dates to be  [Read More…]

Score this MCSA SQL Server Certification training bundle for only $19

A lucrative Microsoft Server Management career begins with this 53-hour bundle that offers more than 200 lectures. Save 96% on the kit and kick-start your new career!

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AT&T is working on a $15/month live TV streaming service

There’s one caveat — you won’t find any sports channels here.

In the quest to give cable and satellite companies the boot, we’ve seen the market for Internet-based live TV services pop up like crazy over the past few years. Following the release of DirecTV Now in 2016, AT&T’s now gearing up to launch another service called “AT&T Watch.”

AT&T’s other streaming service, DirecTV Now.

According to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced  [Read More…]

Learn all about who you are and where you come from with the $69 23andMe DNA test kit

The 23andMe at-home Ancestry DNA test is down to $ 69 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 99, but 23andMe is currently taking 30% off for a limited time.

You can also get the equivalent AncestryDNA testing kit for $ 59 if you buy from them directly. That’s a better price but it’s not on Amazon this low (yet).

Another option is to upgrade to the 23andMe Health + Ancestry personal genetic service for $ 139. That’s  [Read More…]

AfterShokz Trekz Air review

Designed with athletes in mind, the AfterShokz Trekz Air use bone conduction technology to deliver audio. Built from titanium, they’re flexible, sweat-proof, and very comfortable.

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Step up your sound with the $159 Elac B5 bookshelf speakers

The Elac series is a classic, and this price is killer.

The Elac B5 Debut Series 5.25-inch Bookshelf Speakers are down to $ 159 on Amazon. The big brother Elac B6 speakers dropped to $ 200 on Amazon yesterday, so it makes sense the B5 have now become even cheaper. They normally sell for around $ 230 and have never dropped this low before.

The Elac B5 speakers have 4 stars from What Hi-Fi?. They have custom  [Read More…]