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Google Assistant may soon let you send texts directly from the lock screen

Google Assistant is set to become even more versatile than it already is.

What you need to know It may soon be possible to send a text directly from the lock screen using Google Assistant. The feature is currently being tested but it remains to be seen if it will be rolled out at all. Currently, users are required to first unlock their device before sending a text message using Assistant.

The Google Assistant is arguably the  [Read More…]

How to use the Child Lock on the AmazonBasics Microwave

The AmazonBasics Microwave is smart — like, really smart. It can be controlled using your voice, automatically re-order popcorn for you, and the digital clock never needs to be manually reset. Perhaps even more important, it has a Child Lock feature that stops kiddos from using the microwave when they shouldn’t be. Here’s how to use it.

Products used in this guide Modern microwave: AmazonBasics Microwave ($ 50 at Amazon) How to use the Child Lock on the  [Read More…]

Huawei admits it screwed up after putting ads on people’s lock screens

The ads “should not be appearing on lock-screen interfaces.”

What you need to know Huawei recently got caught placing ads on people’s lock screens. The ads were for travel site Booking.com. Huawei says it’s now removed them.

Thanks to the impending U.S. ban, Huawei’s got a lot on its plate right now. Amidst building its replacement OS for Android and figuring out how it’ll survive without U.S. business arrangements, the company found time to put ads on  [Read More…]

Lock in 10TB of super-secure cloud backup for only $100 with Degoo

If you’re still relying on traditional external hard drives to backup your sensitive data, you’re missing out. Cloud backup services have come a long way since their humble inception, and it’s now possible to get enough space to safeguard your critical files in the event of a digital catastrophe.

Degoo Premium is an award-winning service that offers unparalleled speed and security, and right now a lifetime 10TB backup plan is available for over 95% off at just $  [Read More…]

Is there a region lock on PS4 digital games?

Best answer: No, Sony has removed region locks for all PlayStation 4 games, which includes digital games. However, any DLC you buy will need to match the region of the game.

Top up your wallet: PlayStation Store gift card ($ 25 at Amazon) What is a region locked game?

Regional lockouts, or region coding, is a type of digital rights management that prevents the use of a product in certain regions. In games this typically means a  [Read More…]

Add smart to yours door with the August Smart Lock Pro and Connect for $166

Super smarts.

If you want to maximize the functionality of your smart lock, you should seriously consider the silver Smart Lock Pro and August Connect bundle, which is discounted to $ 165.95 on Amazon right now. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for this bundle, which usually sells for around $ 230 and sometimes goes as high as $ 280. You’d have to go back to December and Black Friday before that to see it this  [Read More…]

How to hide Android lock screen notifications

Android has matured into a great mobile operating system over the years. It excels at a lot of things, but one of the things it does best is notifications. They are rich, interactive, and well responsive. However, there are times that you want your notifications to be a little more incognito.

What’s the Problem?

One such time when we want notifications to be a little less obvious is the lock screen. There are times you may want to be discreet. Or  [Read More…]

Reclaim your Samsung lock screen notifications after the OneUI update!

Samsung’s OneUI update brings a major visual overhaul along with Android Pie, but you may have noticed your lock screen looks a lot less helpful. By default, OneUI relegates all of your notifications to icons rather than the traditional, full notifications displayed on the lock screen previous versions used. The good news is we can get back the useful notifications you know and love, and we can tweak a few more things while we’re at it!

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Control your front door with August’s discounted 3rd-gen smart lock

A little home improvement.

Amazon has the 3rd-gen August smart lock on sale for $ 99.99. This lock averages around $ 125, but it did jump up in price in the new year. Today’s deal is the first time it has hit this price since December, and it has only dropped this low once or twice before.

The August smart lock adds secure, keyless entry to your home. Using your phone you can lock and unlock the  [Read More…]

Android Q could make it easier for carriers to lock phones to their network

Here’s what we’re expecting from Android in 2019.

Quesito? Quiche? Queen of Puddings?

Whatever it ends up being called, Android Q is the latest upcoming software update for Google’s mobile OS, and even though it seems like Pie was just released yesterday, Q will be here before you know it.

If you’re looking for the latest news, rumored features, and more for Android Q, you’ve come to the right place.

The latest Android Q news January 21,  [Read More…]