Archive for July, 2018


20 charming cityscape wallpapers for your phone

Now you can be a tourist whenever you open your phone. Cityscape photography is merely the city version of landscape photography. The urban jungle. A cityscape album often include skylines or drone shots of entire metro areas.

Imagine all the different aspects of major cities around the world. What about the specific architecture that identifies one town from another. You can now arrange your icons around the Eiffel Tower or below the New York skyline.

In the wallpapers below, check  [Read More…]

Google Cloud Platform outage took down many popular apps, but it’s mostly back to normal now

Experiencing issues with apps today? Don’t necessarily blame the developer.

If you noticed an issue with one (or many) of your apps not working properly today, you weren’t alone — and it wasn’t your, or your phone’s, fault. Google Cloud Platform had an outage today, around 12:15 p.m. PT, that limited the ability for many popular apps to connect with the cloud that they’re reliant on. We don’t often talk about the cloud backend that runs all  [Read More…]

TicWatch-E Review: the best value in WearOS smartwatches

Let’s be honest, Android Wear wasn’t exactly lighting the world on fire. Like iPads in the tablet world, the Apple Watch rules the smartwatch world. But, with WearOS, Google is making a strong push to try to save the struggling brand.

Unfortunately, newer features and better performance requires better hardware, and many of the original Android Wear watches are being left behind – even the venerable Moto 360.

And replacing them is pricy! Most WearOS-compatible watches are $ 200 or  [Read More…]

Save $60 on the Google Wifi 3-pack this Prime Day

Blanket your home with Wi-Fi.

Google’s Wifi mesh router system is one of the most popular options from last year, and for good reason. Right now you can pick up a 3-pack for only $ 239 via Amazon, which is almost as much as it would be if you bought two of them individually, except you get three access points. This set regularly sells for up to $ 300 when not on sale.

This deal is exclusively  [Read More…]

Prime Day is a great time to save while restocking essential items you use every day

Don’t miss out on the “boring” deals.

Sure, Prime Day is an awesome opportunity to #TreatYoSelf and buy the fun things you want, but what about the boring things? I’m talking about the shampoos and dish soaps of the deal world. They’re not exactly exciting, but that’s what makes saving money all the more enticing. You’ll have to buy laundry detergent at some point in the future. Why not save some money (and skip the store) in the process?

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Do it yourself with this $16 Sugru moldable glue 8-pack

Finish up your projects.

Amazon has an 8-pack of Sugru moldable glue on sale for $ 15.97 thanks to the automatic $ 4 discount that’s applied at checkout. The deal is exclusive to Amazon Prime members; click here for a free 30-day trial if you need one. This normally sells for $ 22 and hasn’t sold for cheaper than this since last year.

Sugru is a self-setting rubber which can form to the shape of your choosing  [Read More…]

The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot touchscreen deadbolt is only $134

Upgrade your front door.

The Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt is down to $ 134.13 with the 20% off for Prime on the product page. This deadbolt has been regularly selling around $ 170 recently, and it was selling as high as $ 180 toward the end of last year. It has never dropped below $ 150 directly before, so this is a new low price.

While the Schlage will work with Alexa and other voice  [Read More…]

Lifetime 2TB Zoolz cloud storage plan just $45 right now

Here’s a question for you: what do you do with all of your downloaded music, pictures, documents, and other media? Chances are good you are backing some of that up either automatically or manually. And, if you’re like a lot of Android users, you’re probably tapping into Google Drive for help. There are better solutions for very little money.

What happens, though, when you get close to filling up your allotted storage space? Before you break out that credit card  [Read More…]

How to clear search and location history in Google Maps on Android

Just because you searched for it once doesn’t mean it has to live on forever.

We all search for plenty of wacky and one-time things in Google Maps, and despite what Google thinks we don’t always want that sitting in our history forever. There are also plenty of times when we navigate somewhere that we’ll never go back to, and there’s no reason to have it saved in the app’s history. And of course sometimes we just  [Read More…]

3 Best Drone Launch Pads in 2018

Ensure every take off and landing is clean and safe with a durable drone launchpad.

At first glance, a drone launchpad might seem like a somewhat frivolous accessory. However, there’s a number of valid reasons why a drone launchpad can really improve your flight sessions out in the wilderness.

For starters, they’re big and colorful with high-contrasting colors (and sometimes even glow in the dark) which makes it easier to find your launch point when flying manually.  [Read More…]