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Unlocked smartphones are on sale from $79 at Amazon, including the Essential Phone

Prime Day is calling with an exclusive discount.

In celebration of Prime Day, Amazon is offering discounts on a selection of unlocked smartphones including options like the Essential Phone and the Honor 7X. There’s also a Samsung wireless charger on sale for $ 30. These deals are exclusively available to Prime members as part of Amazon’s Prime Day. If you’re not a member, you can still grab today’s discounts by starting a free 30-day trial.

Some of  [Read More…]

Google updates phone app to prevent some spam calls from interrupting you

While some updates for Android are given stage time at Google’s events (like I/O or when they’re unveiling a new smartphone), and sometimes they’re quietly added to the mix.

This appears to be one of the quieter updates. Google recently updated its help page pertaining to spam calls to note that the phone app for Android can not only weed out spam calls, but now it can prevent those potentially annoying calls from barging in on you. With this new  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Surface Go can learn from past Chromebook blunders

There are plenty of bad ideas and bad implementations in the Chromebook world, and Microsoft should be looking at all of them.

Have you checked out the Surface Go? If you haven’t, it’s Microsoft’s latest answer to the iPad and Chromebooks and while it’s not yet available, it’s already doing a lot of things right.

We’re going to talk a bit about it here today, not because I’m interested in using one, but because it’s a smart  [Read More…]

The Best Non-Amazon Deals on Prime Day from Best Buy, Dell, eBay

Amazon’s Prime Day is right around the corner, but Amazon isn’t the only place to go for deals this summer. Retailers know they have to put in an effort if they want your attention over Amazon, so the deals are coming in fast and strong this year. As Amazon’s Prime Day grows, so does the competition, and that only means good things for you. If you are not a Prime member, are looking for deals that Amazon doesn’t cover (like  [Read More…]

How to share screenshots from your Lenovo Mirage Solo

If it looks stupid but it works, it’s still kinda stupid.

While game achievements exist, not every game supports them. And when things are going wrong on your device, sharing a screenshot is the easiest way to get it resolved. Unfortunately, your options are a bit… limited if you’re using the Lenovo Mirage Solo.

Here’s how to share screenshots from the Lenovo Mirage Solo!

What doesn’t work

Most Android devices take a screenshot the same  [Read More…]

Google needs to learn from Amazon on how to build products for kids

We want the best for our kids, and right now that means we buy from Amazon.

It’s easy to think of mobile and its associated gadgetry as a two-way race between Apple and Google. When it comes to all things flashy that tech writers and Twitter pundits like to make words about, iOS and Android (their respective ecosystems actually) rule the roost. But that’s not quite accurate — companies like AT&Timewarner or NBComcast Universal or Verizonhoo! (sorry)  [Read More…]

How to send texts from your desktop using Android Messages

06Last month, Google started rolling out “Messages for Web” support for all Android users.

While Apple iPhone owners have long been able to use iMessages on Mac, Android users are only now getting a similar functionality. Basically, the new tool allows to send text messages from any web browser, so you don’t have to keep reaching for your phone.

Over the years, Google launched a number of messaging apps, but none proved too popular. With Android Messages, which is the  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Bixby now shows you sports scores and news from theScore

It’s been more than a year since we first met the Bixby virtual assistant on the Galaxy S8, and until now we’ve seen relatively little in terms of substantive improvements.

In fact, the version of Bixby installed on the new Galaxy S9 isn’t that much better than what shipped on last year’s Samsung flagships.

For its part, the Korean tech giant is trying to make Bixby more relevant to its users. Case in point, this week we’ve learned that Samsung  [Read More…]

Bixby Home will get sports news and scores from theScore in August

The service will be available in the U.S.

If you’re into sports, chances are you use theScore for keeping up to date with all of the latest sportsketball games there are. Today, theScore announced that it’s getting new integration in Bixby Home for Samsung customers.

For folks that have a phone like the Galaxy S9, Note 8, or any other select Galaxy handset that’s got Bixby on it, you’ll be able to visit Bixby Home for staying  [Read More…]

Refit your Fitbit Alta or Alta HR with a stylish Milanese Stainless Steel band from $4

Strap on a new style this summer.

Today’s the day to find a new look for your Fitbit Alta or Alta HR activity tracker at a discount. Using promo code YSBQL8OQ, you can grab a Milanese Stainless Steel Band over at Amazon for as low as $ 3.86. These bands include free shipping with Amazon Prime and come in a variety of colors. This offer saves you up to around $ 10 off the regular price of these bands  [Read More…]