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Amazon transitions its Prime Pantry service to a monthly membership

Never leave the house again.

Amazon is giving Prime Pantry a facelift, and if you’re already a Prime member you’ll want to pay close attention to the changes. Starting June 1, Prime Pantry is changing to a subscription service. Just an extra $ 4.99 a month on your Prime membership will give you unlimited free shipping on any orders over $ 40 from the Prime Pantry service. Before this, Prime Pantry required a per-order flat fee of $ 5.99  [Read More…]

Audiobooks now available on Google Play without a monthly subscription

You can start listening to a new title for under $ 10.

The Google Play Store is already Android’s one-stop-shop for apps, games, movies, TV shows, and e-books, and now the digital marketplace is officially stepping into the world of audiobooks. There was a rumor back in November that this was in the works, but now you can head to the Play Store and start listening to your favorite titles.

Audiobooks will be offered alongside e-books within  [Read More…]

Amazon to raise cost of monthly Prime membership by $2 in February

A bad deal gets worse.

If you’re paying monthly instead of annually for your Amazon Prime membership, it’s going to cost you a bit more each month. Amazon will be raising the price by $ 2 per month starting on February 18, and the change applies to both new and existing customers. This will bring the monthly fee from $ 10.99 up to $ 12.99, meaning that you’ll be paying just under $ 156 for a year of Prime  [Read More…]

Verizon raising monthly fees, lowering deductibles and adding new benefits for Total Mobile Protection plan

There are a few changes coming to Verizon’s Total Mobile Protection that you need to know about.

For a lot of us, phone insurance of one sort or another is a must-have. If your phone gets stolen or lost, or even if you bust the screen (and you will) getting a replacement at a fraction of the cost is easier on the pockets than just buying another phone or parts outright, and hey, who doesn’t like easier, right?

Verizon  [Read More…]

Cricket Rewards wants to help you save money on your monthly bill and more

Cricket Wireless is introducing Cricket Rewards which will give subscribers points which can be used towards various bill discounts, sweepstakes entries, and much more.

YouTube TV vs. Sling TV: Which one is worth the monthly subscription fee?

Should you pick Google’s live TV service that’s limited by area, or does Sling TV’s tiered pricing seem more up your alley?

The greatest gift given to me by Google and Sling is the promise of live TV wherever I am on whatever device I have in my hand — as long as I’m paying the monthly subscription fee, of course. I’ve missed cable so very much; the on demand way of life is certainly appealing when  [Read More…]

Cortana now has over 141 million monthly users

One way or another, there are a lot of people using Cortana.

On stage at BUILD today, Microsoft announced 141 million monthly active users for its Cortana assistant. This number is slightly off from the 145m rumored to be sent to prominent Alexa developers in order to lure them over for the Cortana Skill launch, which also happened today, but it’s an impressive figure all the same.

141 million monthly users surpasses Amazon’s Alexa by a considerable  [Read More…]

There’s reason to be skeptical of Samsung’s new ‘commitment’ to monthly security updates

A generic form response from Samsung’s ‘security team’ does not mean what you think it means.

Building on the frustration of the U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7 still not having Nougat while other models are updated, a story is swirling this week about Samsung Mobile Security saying in an email that it will “commit” to updates every month for unlocked phones. As great as it would be, there’s plenty of reason to be skeptical about the possibilities of Samsung flipping  [Read More…]

Samsung promises monthly security updates for unlocked Galaxy phones in the US

Once upon a time there was the Stagefright. Identified back in 2015, the vulnerability in Google’s Android operating system allowed hackers to access the system without owners being aware of it. In the wake of the discovery, big shot companies like Google, Samsung or Motorola solemnly promised to deliver monthly security updates, in order to […]

Pop Quiz! How much do your monthly subscriptions add up to?

Netflix. Hulu Plus. Sling TV. MLB TV. Tidal. Google Play Music. Amazon Prime. Texture. Wall Street Journal. HBO Now. $ 157.91 a month in subscriptions. Embarrassingly that is my monthly bill for multimedia content that I subscribe to. The worst part of this exercise is that I finally figured out how much I spend every month