Tag Archive: Media


Create your own media server with Netgear’s $160 ReadyNAS 2-bay device

You’ll need one of these for all your data.

Amazon has the Netgear ReadyNAS RN212 2-bay diskless Personal Cloud NAS for $ 159.99, which is a price drop around $ 200. The $ 200 price had been the lowest ever for this NAS, so we’re looking at an all new low here.

A network-attached storage device is like a computer that only connects to your network and is always online. You don’t use a keyboard and mouse  [Read More…]

New Android Auto update expands messaging and media features

Google this week unveiled a new series of features for Android Auto to make it easier to view messages or search for music, books and podcasts while you’re on the move. As always Google says the new features add more convenience without sacrificing safety.

First off, the media library in Android Auto has a new look and layout with larger images for the album art, so you can easily identify what you songs you want to hear.

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Android Auto update improves media browsing, adds MMS and RCS group chat

Simplify your listening and messaging experience while driving.

Android Auto is already powerful, but its latest update brings improvements to two its most-used features: media browsing and messaging.

On the media front, Android Auto is creating a new “browse” experience that immediately surfaces content as soon as you select an app. You’ll be immediately presented with large touch targets to jump right into playlists, artists or podcasts, and with one tap can sort alphabetically to get what you want  [Read More…]

The $100 WD Red 4TB internal drive is perfect for your new media server

More and more and more space.

The WD Red 4TB internal hard drive is down to $ 99.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for around $ 135 and has never gone lower than $ 125 before. This price is cheaper than the 3TB drive. You could buy two of these and still have money left over compared to the price of the 8TB version. Basically, what I’m saying is, it’s a good deal.

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Watch all your media where you want with a $90 Plex lifetime pass

All the medias.

New subscribers can sign up for a Plex lifetime pass for just $ 89.99 with the code FLASH25OFF. The lifetime pass on Plex is normally $ 150, but right now it’s discounted to $ 119.99. The code just adds a little more incentive. This deal is for new members and won’t work if you already have a subscription.

Windows Central has the breakdown of Plex if you need to know more about it. Basically, if  [Read More…]

Current is a blockchain-powered media app that wants to subsidize your premium subscriptions

Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and token sale are all the rage right now. Currently, a new digital currency token (CRNC) is being introduced, which exclusively targets the media industry.

Taking advantage of this new trend is Current, a blockchain multimedia platform which on Wednesday announced it has stockpiled a total of $ 34 million. Backers include celebrity billionaire Mark Cuban, Mark Ecko, Chandler Guo, Binary Financial and a dozen more of VCs, institutional investors and overseas token buyers.

Current’s main goal  [Read More…]

Need a design for your website, app, or social media? Be your own graphic designer with PixTeller Pro

We’ve all got strengths and weaknesses. For many of us, though, graphic design isn’t usually one of the former; knocking together something could prove to be quite the challenge.

Maybe you’ve got ideas but have trouble executing. Or, perhaps you just don’t know what tools to use for creating your vision. Whether it’s something simple like a picture or graphic for social media, or something more involved, like a newsletter, it takes skill.

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Best Media Streamers for Plex

Plex is a great way to set up a home media server, but to get the best you need to get it onto your TV.

Plex isn’t the only way to set up a home media server but it’s certainly one of the most feature-packed and simplest methods around. And one of its ultimate strengths is how many different platforms it supports.

Plex is all about the experience, though, and where better to enjoy your content than  [Read More…]

The NVIDIA Shield TV media player is $139 for a limited time

Blends perfectly with all your other Android gear.

The NVIDIA Shield TV streaming media player is down to $ 139 on Amazon. This is a Prime Day Lightning deal, so you’ll definitely need a Prime membership for this one. The average street price for the Shield is around $ 179. While it has dropped in price a couple times in the past, we have never seen it go for less than $ 149. Of course, since it’s a Lightning  [Read More…]

How to use FolderSync to manage all of your media

Move your files between your phone and the cloud so easily!

The way I consume music and other media is a little unusual. I share a Google Play Music and a Hulu subscription with a friend, as well as my own Netflix account. I have a rule when it comes to music; I will buy an MP3 of a song or album if I listen to it more than three times within a week. I maintain a  [Read More…]