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Amazon now sells Pixel 3a and 3a XL — finally!

You can get the Pixel 3a XL with a $ 100 Amazon gift cards for a limited time, too

What you need to know First time Amazon is directly selling Google’s Pixel phones. The Pixel 3a XL comes with a $ 100 Amazon gift card for a limited time! From $ 399 at Amazon – Google Pixel 3a From $ 479 at Amazon – Google Pixel 3a XL

For the first time ever, you can now buy  [Read More…]

Amazon refreshes Fire 7 tablets for 2019

Amazon has refreshed its Fire 7 tablet for 2019, giving both the standard model and the Kids Edition a punch-up. Not to worry, though, it has not touched the price. Yes, you can still get the 7-inch tablet for $ 50.

Things aren’t drastically changed this time around as it essentially sees the Fire 7 getting twice as much storage as before. The new model has 16GB internal capacity whereas its predecessor had 8GB.

External media doubles, too, as the  [Read More…]

You can now buy the Pixel 3a and 3a XL directly from Amazon

Picking up a Pixel device hasn’t exactly been easy in the past. The original Pixel and Pixel XL weren’t available in carrier store aside from Verizon and most readily available directly from Google through its website. Since the death of carrier contracts, customers have become used to paying monthly for their devices and this threw up a huge roadblock to getting the device. Yes, Google did pair with a financing partner to offer 24 months of payments, but it required  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million active users, increasing its lead on Roku

Roku reported 29.1 million users just last week.

Amazon Fire TV now has 34 million monthly active users, up from the 30 million announced in January and widening the gap between it and Roku’s recently reported user numbers. The detail was given by Jen Prenner, Amazon’s Fire TV general manager and global head of Marketing, growth and engagement, during a panel at The Pay TV Show in Denver, Colorado.

Prenner noted that that the platform’s growth has  [Read More…]

Take our survey on Voice Assistants and you could win an Amazon Gift Card!

Voice assistants are everywhere. Increasingly you’ll find them not just on speakers in your kitchen or phones in your pocket but built into your television — or even your thermostat. The growth of voice assistants isn’t an accident, either: Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others are getting smarter, which means they’re getting far more practically useful. They help us play music or turn on lights or schedule our day, but increasingly they’re also ordering us taxis or  [Read More…]

Amazon is working on making one-day shipping the default for Prime members

One-day Prime shipping is coming as the default but not anytime soon.

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ve undoubtedly enjoyed the benefits of free two-day shipping, and it’s most likely the reason you even subscribe. Well, the good news is Amazon is looking to make shipping even better by cutting shipping time in half for Prime subscribers.

At the recent 2019 first-quarter earnings call, Amazon announced it is looking to make one-day shipments the default for  [Read More…]

Amazon Music Unlimited is getting a hi-fi streaming tier to take on Tidal

The streaming service Amazon currently has in the works will feature better than CD quality music to rival competitors like Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, and specifically Tidal. With a price at $ 15 per month, it’s set to debut by the end of the year according to a report by Music Business Worldwide.

In addition to providing a new revenue for the company stream via advertising and subscription costs, this service directly caters to discerning audiophiles who already  [Read More…]

What’s new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu in May 2019

A mustachioed Clooney, the determined women of 2018, the hilariously important Fleabag, and so much more coming up on your favorite streaming services.

May typically is one of those beautiful months on our part of Planet Earth, with the outdoors finally shaking off the last parts of winter and giving us a brief respite before summer sets in.

It’s also giving us George Clooney with a mustache. Or, if you prefer, how about a documentary on the  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime members can now have packages delivered in their garage

The regular Key service is also expanding to a few new markets.

Key by Amazon began as a way to make receiving your packages more convenient while you are away from home. It does this by allowing for delivery people to place packages inside of your home or car to ensure it won’t get swiped before you can return, and now Amazon has expanded it to garages.

In order to use the service, you’ll need to be  [Read More…]

Need to return an Amazon Package? Just stop by your nearest Kohl’s

So long, pesky post office.

Starting this July, Kohl’s will be offering free Amazon returns across the lower 48 United States.

You read that correctly. Kohl’s stores all over the country will be accepting eligible Amazon items, without a box or a label, and returning them for free. There’s no additional cost. Simply drop off your item and Kohl’s will ship it back to an Amazon return center. The program has been running since 2017 in select Chicago and  [Read More…]