Category: Android News


Why it makes perfect sense for Amazon to buy Eero

Fast and easy internet access is Amazon’s bread and butter.

Chances are you’ve ordered something from Amazon recently. For some of us, Amazon is the first place to shop because the company makes it so easy to get something from its hands into yours, but even if you’re not a lifetime Amazon Prime customer you have probably ordered a thing or two from the online giant.

But there is also a good chance that you know someone  [Read More…]

Amazon purchases Mesh WiFi Company Eero

Have a Google WiFi system in your house? Or maybe another mesh network by Lenovo, Netgear, or Cisco? Well, most of that can be attributed to the launch of an independent company named Eero back in February of 2016. Eero is making a new splash in the market today but it’s not technology related. It is being bought by Amazon.

Amazon and Eero announced the acquisition in a press release today. Amazon’s SVP of Devices and Services, Dave Limp, says  [Read More…]

Which smart bulbs don’t require a hub?

Best answer: There are plenty of options from brands like C by GE and Eufy, but LIFX makes the best smart bulbs that don’t need a hub. They’re pricey, but they work well and play nicely with other smart home gadgets.

Amazon: LIFX A19 ($ 46)

No hubs needed

Philips Hue may be the most recognizable brand in the smart home space, but to many users’ frustration, you need a hub to use its bulbs. This  [Read More…]

Get Verizon’s 100/100 FiOS plan for just $40 a month with a $50 gift card

Switch and save!

You don’t have to look too far to find a “deal” from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), but not all of them are actually good, and most of them you’ll want to stay far away from. Verizon is offering new customers who sign up for its 100/100 Mbps plan a $ 50 prepaid gift card, and the service is reduced to just $ 39.99 a month if you sign up for auto pay. This offer is  [Read More…]

PlayStation 5: New patents indicate potential backward compatibility

Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation 4’s eventual successor.

While development on the PlayStation 4’s successor has likely been going on for years, Sony has officially confirmed that it’s in the works. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

The latest information

We’ll keep this article up to date with any new information that comes out regarding the PlayStation 5. We’ll try to stay away from unsubstantiated rumors, but we will occasionally update this with  [Read More…]

Canceling DirecTV Now? Here are some great alternatives

You don’t have to be stuck with a streaming service that doesn’t give you what you want.

If you’re about to cancel DirecTV Now, well, you’re not alone. More than a quarter-million subscribers left AT&T’s live streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2018 — some 267,000, to be exact — as early promotional periods started to run out and increased pricing kicked in.

The question, then, is what service you should switch to if you’ve decided to ditch  [Read More…]

Score three Philips Hue multi-color A19 smart bulbs for the price of two

These bulbs can be controlled by voice or by the Philips Hue app on your smartphone.

With a single Philips Hue smart bulb, you can switch up the feel and mood of a room at any time, going from cozy to vibrant colors with just a tap on your smartphone. Right now, one of the more versatile Philips Hue smart bulbs — the White and Color Ambiance A19 Dimmable LED Smart Bulb — is available at a  [Read More…]

Step up your Excel game in 2019 with this $40 ‘Bootcamp Bundle’

Let’s say you’re someone who’s been wanting to get some certification to launch a career or to enhance the one you already have. Perhaps you’re an IT graduate who feels as though a little certification could improve your chances for that first big job interview. Maybe you’re looking to polish things up before asking the boss for a raise.

It’s 2019 and that means you don’t have to go back to school and pay thousands of dollars per semester for  [Read More…]

Amazon is buying popular mesh Wi-Fi company Eero

It’s currently unclear how much Amazon’s paying for Eero.

Mesh Wi-Fi networks are essential if you want good wireless coverage in a larger home/apartment, and while the market for these routers is huge, Eero has managed to stick out as one of the best options out there. As of February 11, 2019, it’s confirmed that Amazon is buying the company.

In a press release issued by Amazon, Senior Vice President of Amazon Devices and Services, Dave Limp,  [Read More…]

Pushbullet’s Android app is getting a complete redesign

Beta users can start testing the new app right away.

If you have an Android phone, there’s a really good chance you’ve used Pushbullet at one point or another. The app’s ability to sync texts, notifications, and more across all of your devices is incredibly powerful, and today, its Android app is getting its first major update in what feels like forever.

The biggest change with this update has to do with in-app navigation. Gone is the  [Read More…]