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Alexa Cast lets you send your Amazon Music playlist to Alexa devices from your phone

Have an Alexa-powered device around the house? Then you’ll be pleased to know that Amazon announced today a new feature called Alexa Cast which will allow users to control what’s playing on their Alexa device from their smartphone.

For the time being, Alexa Cast works only with the Amazon Music app in order to let you play, pause and rewind songs, all from your Android and iOS device.

Once users update the app on their phone, they should notice a  [Read More…]

Huawei phone owners can no longer download VLC from the Google Play Store

VideoLAN, the developer of popular VLC media player, has recently taken the drastic measure of preventing Huawei phones from acessing its app from the Google Play Store.

VideoLAN says it has taken this step due to the way Huawei phones handle background apps. The maker of VLC explains that Huawei software will prevent any apps from running in the background unless there are its own. This, in turn, hurts the overall VLC experience on mobile.

PSA: @HuaweiMobile phones  [Read More…]

Google’s first Smart Display from Lenovo goes on sale July 27

Available at Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Best Buy, and Lenovo.

Back at CES 2018, we got our very first look at Google’s alternative to the Amazon Echo Show — Smart Displays. There are a number of these coming out from LG, JBL, and Sony, but the first to go on sale is from Lenovo and is launching in stores tomorrow, July 27.

There are two Lenovo Smart Displays to choose from, including an 8-inch and 10.1-inch model. Aside  [Read More…]

How to access your desktop computer from your Android

It all happened to us at one point. You’re away from home and the need arises for you to run a program on your PC. Or you simply require a document or a photo that’s sitting in one of your desktop folders.

Well, fortunately, Google has made it possible for you to easily access your Windows computer from your Android phone. To begin, download and install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on both of your devices.

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Google Lens is a student’s best friend: How to copy-paste text from the real world

Let Google copy down all that information for you.

Google Lens is one of the more underappreciated Google services out there, and nowhere is this more true than in education. Sure, Google Lens can scan barcodes and identify some real-world objects when you need to figure out which one of those vines is poison oak, but the real magic in Google Lens was a little feature announced at Google I/O that made everyone who’s ever had to  [Read More…]

5 years on, the Chromecast still has frustrating flaws that detract from the magic

We were caught off guard by how great the first Chromecast was — now, we expect more consistency from this streamer.

The original Google Chromecast was announced just over five years ago. Three generations and tens of millions of sales later, it’s hard to believe this idea originally blindsided us, accompanying the launch of the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet. The idea was ever-so-simple: use your phone to control a TV-based streaming device, but let the controls happen  [Read More…]

Enjoy the “Summer Sun” from Honor with huge discounts

When it comes to providing a great experience on a budget, few can compete with Honor. Huawei’s sub-brand has officially made its presence known here in the US with an array of handsets.

2018 has seen the release of both the View10 and Honor 7X. These devices are nestled in different budget ranges, but are both great options.

Read More: Honor View10 Review

To help celebrate the Summer of 2018, Honor is running a new promotion called “Summer  [Read More…]

Google defends Android following $5 billion fine from European Commission

The EC claims Google is too heavy-handed with its services on the OS.

Less than a week ago, a report claimed that the European Commission was in talks to fine Google for heavily pushing its software/services on Android. The EC has since made that news official and is charging Google €4.3 billion (around $ 5 billion USD).

Margrethe Vestager is one of the people leading this charge against Google, and according to her, Google’s acted illegally by  [Read More…]

Amazon Prime members can save up to 40% on toys from dolls to board games

Time to start stocking the closet for Christmas.

Amazon is offering up to 40% off a wide variety of toys while supplies last. The deals in this sale are exclusively available to Prime members as part of Amazon’s Prime Day. If you’re not a member, you can still get in all of its offers by starting a free 30-day trial.

Some of the great deals include:

When In Rome: the World’s First Alexa-Powered Board Game for $  [Read More…]

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…]