Tag Archive: Home


What apps, widgets, and wallpapers are on our home screens?

There are as many home screens as there are people, and what you keep on yours speaks volume about you.

Some home screens are completely covered by apps, and some home screens are completely empty. Some home screens are all business, and some are devoted to pleasure and distraction. We at Android Central use our phones quite heavily, and so our home screens are a testament to our workflows, habits, and styles. They’ve evolved over our years  [Read More…]

How to give your Android home screen a spring cleaning

Spring is here, so it’s time to get all the clutter and trash off your home screen that’s collected there all year.

Spring cleaning is upon us, and everyone wants you to take stock of your entire life and throw out half your closet and your whole pantry and ain’t nobody got time for that. Want to get some spring cleaning done that you’ll notice every day? Spring clean your home screen and your app drawer, and  [Read More…]

Best Smart LED Light Bulbs that Work with Google Home

Google has so far done a pretty great job in the smart home race — between the stellar Google Home speakers and Google Assistant baked into the Android experience, we’ve all likely come to rely on Google’s smart home assistant more and more over the past couple years.

If you love the idea of controlling the lights around your home using just your voice, here are your best options for smart LED bulbs that work with Google Home.

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Improve the air quality in your home with Dyson’s $349 Pure Cool Link Wi-Fi purifier

Just in time for allergy season and warm weather!

The Dyson Pure Cool Link Wi-Fi Air Purifier is down to $ 349 on Amazon. This deal on the White version is conveniently timed to compete with Best Buy‘s one-day deal on the Blue version, so I’m willing to bet this price won’t be here tomorrow. It normally sells for around $ 500.

Dyson’s air purifier does the purifying thing all year round with a HEPA filter that  [Read More…]

Add another Echo Dot to your smart home setup for just $40 today

Alexa, tell me a story.

Remember the good ole days of Black Friday when the Echo Dot was going for $ 30? Yah, well, forget it. That’s in the past. The Echo Dot has spent most of its time since then selling for its normal $ 50 price. Right now you can get one for $ 10 off, though, and that’s not too bad. If you’ve already started your Alexa-enabled smart home system and want to add a new  [Read More…]

India’s ACT Fibernet is giving away a free Google Home Mini — here’s how you can get one

India’s largest ISP is giving away a free Google Home Mini to select subscribers.

With over 1.3 million customers, ACT Fibernet is India’s largest fiber-focused wired broadband ISP (think of it as Comcast, but with much better service). ACT Fibernet serves just 12 cities across India — including Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, and Delhi — and the service provider’s ability to offer high bandwidth at affordable rates allowed it to carve out a niche among enthusiast users. The  [Read More…]

What’s Home Assistant and why should home automation enthusiasts consider it?

Get all of your digital smart things talking to each other and doing more meaningful things!

Did you ever wish that Alexa or Google Assistant was able to let you have a smart home instead of just a bunch of smart things? It would be awesome to wake up to fresh coffee, have the news playing on a TV or radio, the toaster pre-heated and the temperature adjusted correctly and all the other things we can use  [Read More…]

Get a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit with purchase of unlocked Samsung phones

A great combo deal.

Best Buy is offering a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit with the purchase of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ or Note 8. The kit is a $ 225 value, and includes two multipurpose sensors, two motion sensors, and a smart plug.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 sells for $ 720 unlocked, which is the most affordable of the three options in this promotion. Best Buy sells all of the phones in  [Read More…]

Google Home is a work in progress in India —but there’s plenty to like

Google Home isn’t customized for the Indian market, but it still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

The Google Home was unveiled back at I/O 2016, and the device is now available in India, alongside the newer Google Home Mini. Google has a limited presence in India on the hardware front, and the launch of the Home and Home Mini comes at a key moment as the company tries to takes on Amazon in this category.  [Read More…]

Google Home and Home Mini launch in India: Here’s what you need to know

Google Home and Home Mini make their long-awaited debut in India, and there’s a lot to et excited about.

At a media event in New Delhi, Google launched the Google Home and Google Home Mini for the Indian subcontinent. The Google Home will be available for ₹9,999, with the smaller Google Home Mini set to debut at ₹4,499.

The launch is a significant one for Google, as India is a market fraught with unique challenges. There are  [Read More…]