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Save $30 on Amazon’s latest streaming hardware, the Fire TV Cube

This discount won’t last long!

Amazon currently Fire TV Cube streaming media player for $ 89.99 today as part of Amazon’s off to college deals. This matches the pre-order discount that Amazon ran when it first announced the hardware and its Prime Day pricing.

CordCutters did a full review of the Fire TV Cube. Essentially, imagine the way you use an Echo Dot now to control all the wirelessly connected appliances around your home. Then imagine that  [Read More…]

This is the Moto AI — Motorola’s first smart speaker

The gadget is being developed exclusively for China.

Thanks to devices like the Google Home and Amazon Echo, smart speakers have exploded in popularity over the last couple years. We’ve seen companies like Apple, Sony, and Lenovo try their own hand at this market, and according to a report from AndroidPure, Motorola’s now gearing up to launch its first smart speaker.

Currently named the “Moto AI”, the speaker is being designed specifically with the Chinese market in  [Read More…]

The HTC U12 Plus is now available in Flame Red

Update (8/17/18): Three months after its initial debut, the Flame Red HTC U12 Plus is making its way to our shores.

Originally only available in Translucent Blue and Ceramic Black, the U12 Plus hasn’t shown up in carrier stores. You can only purchase it through HTC’s website. That will be the case for the new Flame Red color as well. If you do decide to pick one up, you’re looking at shelling out $ 799 at the time of purchase  [Read More…]

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video for September 2018

New Amazon Prime Originals abound, including Pete the Cat and Shakespeare’s King Lear.

Summer’s just about over, but the fall TV schedule is just heating up. September sees the return of the NFL on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday nights, starting with the Minnesota Vikings at the L.A. Rams on Sept. 27. Earlier in the month, however, we’ll see a slew of Amazon Prime Originals, including the return of kid-favorite Pete the Cat, and the premiere of  [Read More…]

Gmail for Android gets a new Confidential mode, here’s how to use it

Google rolled out a new feature meant to heighten the security of Gmail users on Android. The new tool is called Confidential mode and as the name suggests it can be used to send and receive “confidential emails.”

Confidential mode was first introduced when Google’s big Gmail redesign, but the feature was nowhere to be found in the Android app version of Gmail. But not anymore.

With the new mode enabled, users can now set an expiration date for messages.  [Read More…]

OnePlus finally strikes a deal with a US-based carrier

OnePlus’ next-flagship, the 6T will launch in a few months and it’s going to be a special device, at least from one point a view.

According to people familiar with the matter who have been talking to CNET, OnePlus and T-Mobile have partnered up to sell the 6T in the US.

The report claims this is a sure affair, although the process of technical approval might cause some delay. Either way, the unlocked global version of the 6T will also  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Watch vs. TicWatch Pro: Which should you buy?

These watches compete with each other on nearly every level.

If you’re looking for the best Google Wear OS has to offer these days, the TicWatch Pro is where it’s at. But if you’re not totally sold on the “All Google, All The Time” experience, there are other great options available. The most recent option is Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch, a continuation of the popular smartwatch design that used to have the Gear branding on it.

Not  [Read More…]

How to send and request money using Google Pay

Bob still owe you for pizza last night? Send him this article.

If you’ve got an Android phone, Google Pay is the go-to app for all things mobile payments. You can use it to pay for things at stores that accept NFC, store your boarding passes and event tickets, house your gift cards, and send money to friends/family.

There are a number of apps that allow you to send and receive money from your contacts, but the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi A2: Everything you need to know

Xiaomi’s latest Android One device is one of its best.

With the Mi A2, Xiaomi has retained a lot of the elements that made last year’s Mi A1 one of the best budget phones of 2017, while rolling out upgrades in key areas to make it an enticing option in 2018.

It was the Mi A1 that kicked off the Android One rebirth last year, and the model has worked very well to fill the void left  [Read More…]