Archive for January, 2019


Twitter accidentally made private accounts public for some Android users

This issue spans all the way back to November 3, 2014.

If you want to protect yourself from the rampant toxicity often found on Twitter, one way to do this is by making your account private through a feature called “Protect my Tweets.” It does things like only showing your tweets to approved followers, makes people send a request to follow you, and more. Unfortunately, if you use the Twitter Android app and had this turned on,  [Read More…]

Get to Know: Walmart Family Mobile

Most wireless customers are familiar with the big-name brands in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Relatively few buyers, though, are as well-versed when it comes to the topic of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO).

It might surprise you to know that companies like MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, and Cricket Wireless operate on the T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T networks, respectively. These network operators license the towers and coverage from the tier-one providers and offer their own phones, rate plans, and customer service.

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PlayStation gamers can save $15 on a year-long subscription to PS Plus

Gain access to online multiplayer, PlayStation Store discounts, and much more.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to sign up for PlayStation Plus just yet, now’s a better time than ever as the PlayStation Store is currently offering 12-month subscriptions to the service for just $ 44.99. If you’re a PlayStation 4 gamer currently missing out on all the free games and online multiplayer fun you could be having, this is pretty much a no-brainer as it  [Read More…]

Track your weight and fitness with $8 off this app-enabled Bluetooth scale

Step on up and keep better track of your fitness this year.

Amazon has the Mpow Bluetooth Scale on sale for just $ 18.19 when you enter promo code 30MPOW75 during checkout. That’ll save you $ 8 off the regular price of this newly released scale.

This water-resistant scale is capable of displaying ten body composition measurements, from your BMI to BMR, body fat, muscle, metabolic age, weight, and more, which you can track by adding the  [Read More…]

My Sprint Rewards launches with deals and discounts for Sprint subscribers

Sprint this week introduced its own rewards program which provides discounts and perks to subscribers. Called My Sprint Rewards, it’s a way of giving its customers goodies in the form of deals across a whole range of industries.

Available immediately to Sprint customers, the exclusive deals get started with a free large one-topping pizza from Papa John’s (while supplies last). To get rolling one simply needs download the Android or iOS app and enroll.

The rewards are valid any time  [Read More…]

Save $200 on Optoma’s 4K Android-powered portable projector

Smart and portable.

The Optoma UHL55 portable LED 4K smart projector is down to $ 1,399 on Amazon. That’s $ 200 off what it normally goes for, the lowest price we’ve ever seen, and the first time it has ever gone this low.

You can use the Optoma to project images in 4K resolution with 1,500 lumens and four different HDR10 picture modes. It is built with the Android OS so it has access to the same  [Read More…]

Google snaps up Fossil smartwatch tech in $40M deal

Google on Thursday announced a deal which sees it acquiring Fossil’s smartwatch technology and members of its research and development division. Worth around $ 40 million, the deal gives Google a dedicated team with hardware experience to work on its WearOS platform.

Does this mean that we’ll get a Pixel watch or Google Watch in the coming year? It’s hard to say, but it certainly makes sense. It’s not all that dissimilar from what Google did with HTC when it  [Read More…]

Teach yourself the secrets of Machine Learning for only $49

The beauty of the internet is you have virtual access to almost any and all information — at the tips of your fingers. The days of education being offered solely at physical locations are far behind us; the AndroidGuys Deals Store has an offer for growing your skills and readying yourself for the long-term. And, as you can guess, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home, learning on your own time.

Machine Learning is the  [Read More…]

Which Dell Chromebook should you buy?

Best answer: The best Chromebook you can buy from Dell today is the 13.3-inch Dell Chromebook 3380. Just know ahead of time that only the version with 16GB of storage has a touch screen, though.

Dell: Dell Chromebook 3380 ($ 349)

Buying into a brand

Sometimes buying a product is as easy as picking the one you like without worrying about which company made it. For some of us, though, a laptop isn’t a thing you  [Read More…]

These motion sensors are perfect for Samsung SmartThings

With SmartThings, you can use a motion senor to keep watch over areas of your home, allowing you to receive alerts, sound an alarm, unlock a door or even just turn on a light. Not all motion sensors are created equal however, so we’ve compiled a list that won’t give you any headaches — like our favorite option, the Ecolink Motion Detector — so you can monitor your home no matter where you are.

Top Pick Ecolink Z-wave Plus Motion  [Read More…]