Archive for May, 2018


U.S. and China reportedly close to undoing ban on ZTE

Are ZTE’s troubles finally coming to an end?

ZTE’s had a rough few weeks recently, but it would appear that the company may be due for some good news. According to two new reports, the United States and China are very close to finalizing a deal that would lift the Denial Order issued against ZTE.

According to sources that spoke with Reuters —

Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms  [Read More…]

Best Buy may have just cut the best discount membership for PlayStation gamers

But that doesn’t mean the end of video game discounts…

Sadly for gamers and deal hunters across the nation, Best Buy’s Gamers Club Unlocked seems to have come to an end according to a leaked internal memo. The company is no longer accepting new memberships online or in-store as it has decided to terminate both the free Gamers Club and paid Gamers Club Unlocked services.

If you’re currently a Gamers Club Unlocked member, you’ll continue to receive the benefits  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones: Everything you need to know

Prime Exclusive Phones consist of quality handsets at discounted prices — exclusively for Amazon Prime subscribers.

It’s hard to keep track of all the perks that come with an Amazon Prime membership, but if you’re an Android fan, one of the best ones is easily Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones.

Prime Exclusive Phones are sold exclusively to Amazon Prime members, and this program allows you to purchase quality phones from LG, Motorola, and others at discounted rates. Here’s  [Read More…]

The best Chromecast to use with the Oculus Go

Planning to share your game footage from your Oculus Go? This is the Chromecast to pick up!

Oculus Go headsets are a great way to isolate yourself from the world to immerse yourself a movie, game, or other content. But, say you want to share your gameplay with someone else at your house. You’re never going to strap two heads inside of a VR headset, but there’s fortunately a better way.

Last year, the Gear VR added the ability  [Read More…]

How to add a Trusted Place to Android Smart Lock

Consider how many times you want to check your phone at home. Depending on what sort of lock screen security you’re using, it can be a real nuisance to unlock just to check messages. Speed things up by adding a trusted place to your device.

The post How to add a Trusted Place to Android Smart Lock appeared first on AndroidGuys.

How to set up the Steam Link beta on Android

This app is way more versatile than it appears at first.

If like me you have been looking for a good reason to own an Android tablet, Valve may have given us the perfect excuse. Steam Link has been available as a small device for your TV for quite some time now and did the job of allowing you to stream your games to the biggest screen in your house admirably but it didn’t allow for much  [Read More…]

Twitter is killing its apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox

Apps will remain for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, though.

Fun fact: Twitter had apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox.

Another fun fact: Those apps will no longer work come May 24. While Twitter didn’t explicitly say why, TechCrunch says it had to do with the new European General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect May 25 and is the reason all of your apps have been updating and letting  [Read More…]

Sshhh, Instagram testing new Mute feature for your feed

Instagram is adding a new feature that allows you to mute posts and stories from specific users without having to unfollow the users entirely.

The post Sshhh, Instagram testing new Mute feature for your feed appeared first on AndroidGuys.

LG G7 ThinQ Pre-Sale starts May 25th, Starts with a BOGO deal

T-Mobile is selling the LG G7 ThinQ a week early online in a presale, offering a “buy one, get one” deal, as well as an exclusive color variant of the phone.

The post LG G7 ThinQ Pre-Sale starts May 25th, Starts with a BOGO deal appeared first on AndroidGuys.

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium: Everything you need to know

YouTube is taking the reins for Google’s music strategy — and it’s soft launching on Tuesday.

Google’s music strategy has been fractured and confusing and falling behind for years, with Google Play Music being treated like an orange-haired stepchild, YouTube Music being ignored by some users and unheard of by the rest, and YouTube being a place where people of all kinds come to listen to music — both legitimately uploaded and not-so-much.

Google’s been amassing a  [Read More…]