Tag Archive: Home


Nine features and settings every Google Home user needs to know

The Google Home is incredibly easy to set up and get going to be sure. But, spend a couple of extra minutes with the mobile app and you could have a more personal and customized experience. Here’s how to get started!

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Amazon AR View takes the hassle out of shopping for your home

Google’s ARCore powers the experience.

On February 23, Google officially released ARCore to the masses so more people than ever can experience high quality augmented reality on their phone. Shortly after this launch, Amazon’s begun rolling out a new AR View feature to its Android app.

To get started with AR View, just open the Amazon app, tap on the camera icon, swipe up, and select the icon labeled as “AR View.” Once you do this, you’ll be  [Read More…]

Pokémon Day 2018 adds fun to Alexa, Google Home, Snapchat, and more!

The Pokemon Company had pulled out all the stops for this year’s celebration.

February 27th has become a holiday for Pokemon fans, marking the anniversary of the original launch of the first game in 1996, and this year the celebration is leaning heavier than ever on your phone. While there are still limited collectibles at Pokemon Centers and access to the latest Pokemon Movie on Pokemon TV, your digital assistant is also going to play a bit  [Read More…]

Do you prefer Nova Launcher or TouchWiz Home?

The battle of third vs. first-party.

As most all of you know, one of Android’s greatest strengths lies in the ability to customize just about every little aspect of it that you want. Third-party launchers are a great way to change up the entire look and feel of your device, and time and time again, Nova Launcher has proven to be one of the best options around for doing this.

Samsung’s own Android launcher (TouchWiz Home) used  [Read More…]

If you’re not using night mode on Google Home, you’re doing it wrong

Don’t let dumb AI kill the mood.

When you think of “night mode” on a device, you think of a dimmed screen and muted notifications. I’d never really thought about it on something that doesn’t have a display.

That is, until I stashed the Google Home Max in my bedroom.

Because there’s nothing quite like enjoying a day full of Norwegian death metal in the comfort of one’s own chambers, only to retire to bed in the evening  [Read More…]

Upgrade your home office with this $49 AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair

The AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair is on sale for $ 49.16. It normally sells for around $ 10 more and has received 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 2,700 customer reviews.

This comfortable office chair has a contoured mesh back for breathability. It also features a padded seat, pneumatic seat-height adjustment, and dual-wheel casters. Your purchase is backed by a one-year warranty.

Keep the office upgrade party going with this AmazonBasics Mesh Wastebasket for $ 9.

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Eufy’s $20 mini smart plug is perfect for a smart home beginner or expert

This is the smart plug to buy.

Eufy, a sub-brand of Anker, makes some great home accessories, and the company’s smart outlets are no exception. Mini smart plugs are some of the most popular options because they don’t take up much space and you can stack two of them on top of each other without any issue. For a limited time, you can pick up Eufy’s mini smart plug for $ 19.99 at Amazon, which is $  [Read More…]

How to ask Google Home to show the weather on your Chromecast

Assuming you already have a Google Home and Chromecast, the process is dead simple.

Between creating calendar appointments, calling your local pizza place, ordering an Uber, etc., there’s no shortage of things you can do with Google Home. Google’s smart speaker has grown and evolved a lot since its release in late 2016, and it’s now got a new feature that helps it tie-in more closely with Google’s other piece of connected hardware – Chromecast.

You’ve previously  [Read More…]

Google Home can now show you things on your Chromecast

A visual forecast for the weather is only the beginning.

Last year’s Google I/O was home to a plethora of announcements, but one of the most interesting was a new trick with the Google Assistant that allowed it to send contextual info/graphics to a Chromecast-enabled TV following a voice command. Google’s been radio silent since the initial announcement in regards to when we could actually start using it, but it looks like that day has finally come.

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Get your maximum refund with TurboTax’s $65 Home & Business tax software

Got your W-2 ready?

The TurboTax Home & Business tax software 2017 is down to $ 64.86 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 80. Not only is this software $ 15 better than its average street price, it’s also $ 5 lower than any previous deals we’ve seen. We’ve shared a couple deals on TurboTax software in the past, but this is the first time it has dropped this low.

You can also get the TurboTax Premier software  [Read More…]