Tag Archive: Control


Control up to 15 devices with the $140 Logitech Harmony Ultimate All In One Remote

Your entire living room on one device.

The Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote is on sale today only for $ 139.99 at Amazon. This $ 45 discount off the product’s average price is a deal exclusively available to Prime members, though you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not yet a member to take advantage of this offer.

Amazon doesn’t usually offer Gold Box deals of the day which are Prime exclusive, however,  [Read More…]

Google Assistant can now control DISH Hopper TV receivers

Voice control everything from simple commands to volume.

Google Assistant’s prowess in home control is making another solid step with a new DISH partnership. You can now simply talk to Google Assistant to control your DISH Hopper TV receiver, cutting down on the number of times you have to use (or find) the remote or deal with moving through on-screen menus.

Cutting down on the number of times you reach for the remote is always a good  [Read More…]

Control for PlayStation 4: Everything you need to know

This game looks weird, and that’s exactly why it has our attention.

Remedy Entertainment is back with another intriguing game, and this time it’s on the PlayStation 4. Control is a game that will be both familiar, yet strange. We’ve seen many of its gameplay elements at play before in games like Quantum Break, but there are other things at play that will make it one game to keep an eye on. Let’s dive into all we  [Read More…]

T-Mobile intros FamilyMode to help parents better control child smartphone usage

T-Mobile today announced its latest initiative in the form of a service called FamilyMode. Designed for parents, it gives them better control over how their child, or children, use their smartphones.

Built with two components, it’s one part mobile app and one part physical box. The app is loaded onto the parent devices while the box (Home Base) is installed in the home and connects to Wi-Fi.

Using the app, parents can mange usage time, filter out apps and content,  [Read More…]

The Sidekick Remote control, as reviewed by CordCutters.com

The Sideclick Universal Remote Control ($ 29 at Amazon.)

Because your remote control doesn’t have to suck. Or cost a fortune.

Let’s face it — there’s a pretty good chance that the remote control that came with your Fire TV — or your Apple TV, or your Roku, or even a Mi Box or Nexus Player — just doesn’t cut it. Too few buttons, too few functions.

But you don’t want to spring a hundred  [Read More…]

Control for PlayStation 4: First look and questions answered!

Here’s everything we know so far about the inscrutable new Remedy game, Control.

What was Remedy mysterious P7 project? Introducing Control, a game first shown off at E3 2018 to great delight and confusion. The trailer for Control showed a woman exploring a mysterious, twisting bureau full of floating people and supernatural monsters. She fought them with a single gun and her own set of powers, she performed some weird ritual thing, and she got sucked into  [Read More…]

Verizon’s new Smart Family app gives parents control over their kids’ phones

Verizon has just announced an overhaul of its old FamilyBase service. The new Smart Family app comes with a new interface and novel features.

The post Verizon’s new Smart Family app gives parents control over their kids’ phones appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Verizon revamps its parental control tools with ‘Verizon Smart Family’

Pricing starts at $ 4.99/month.

There are a number of parental control platforms for monitoring your family’s device usage, and the latest company to throw its hat in the ring is Verizon. The carrier’s offered a suite of controls through its FamilyBase service, but it’s now being completely overhauled as Verizon Smart Family.

Using the Smart Family mobile app, you can view real-time location tracking for your family, enable screen-on time limits for specific days/times, and turn  [Read More…]

Amazon now allows parents to remotely control FreeTime settings

No more snooping over your kid’s shoulder.

When it comes to parental controls for mobile gadgets, Amazon’s FreeTime system is one of the best around. FreeTime allows parents to set a number of limits on their children’s Fire Tablets, but until now, these settings were only accessible on the tablet itself.

Starting today, however, Amazon is giving parents remote access to these things.

By going to the Amazon Parent Dashboard from a phone, tablet, or desktop, parents  [Read More…]

How to control your TV with Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo can replace your remote control, with a little help.

As nice as it would be for every television to include a simple local network access function, most TVs still rely on good old-fashioned Infrared (IR) to receive commands. This isn’t the best news for someone looking to convert their living room into Smart Home 2.0, but there are some tools available that make this a little easier to deal with than you’d think.

For example,  [Read More…]