Tag Archive: Service


Amazon Launches Instant Pickup Service

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service to compete with convenience stores.

Having spent the last few days moving into a new apartment, I’ve made about twenty or so trips to local stores to get the one last thing I think I’ll need. Whether it has been hand soap, various ingredients for different recipes, or more of those 3M Command hooks than I thought possible, I’ve spent a lot of time in different store aisles.

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Get a landline you’ll actually use with the $63 Ooma Telo free home phone service

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on free home phone service!

The Ooma Telo free home phone service device is down to $ 63 as part of Amazon’s Gold Box deals of the day. This is the lowest price ever for the Ooma Telo, matching a drop it hasn’t seen since April. Over the last six months, its street price has fluctuated around $ 80-90.

If you haven’t heard of Ooma  [Read More…]

No more service fees and wait times: Fix your electronics yourself for $7

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on an awesome screwdriver set!

Jackyled’s 45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set is currently available at Amazon for just $ 6.92 when you enter promo code ZDAU28AE at checkout to save $ 4 off this item’s regular price.

Featuring a tweezer, handle, extension bar and 42 screwdriver bits, this set is a great option for repairing smaller objects like phones, laptops, watches or eyeglasses. It  [Read More…]

Read the fine print: Terms of service, privacy policies and the power of knowledge

It’s the only way to know what you’re giving away.

When you buy a new phone or install a new app, reading the boring (and often difficult to comprehend) privacy policies and terms of use are the last thing you want to do. But it’s also the most important part of the process.

We were having a discussion about visual voicemail in the Android Central Slack channel recently. With Marshmallow, Google introduced a visual voicemail framework for  [Read More…]

Facebook is going after YouTube with its new ‘Watch’ video streaming service

There will soon be one more streaming option for consumers.

Facebook is already on a lot of folks’ daily internet stops to get their fill of memes and cat photos for the day. Soon, there will be one more reason to stop in. The company announced its Watch platform, and is hopeful that a staple of original programming will entice viewers.

The programming will be available to view on mobile devices, desktop and laptops and smart TVs — though  [Read More…]

Disney will remove content from Netflix and launch its own streaming service

Streaming services to get more and more fragmented.

Disney and Netflix will soon part ways. Rather than take a spoonful of sugar, Disney has announced that in two year’s time, its content will no longer have a friend in Netflix.

Fortunately for Disney fans, the company announced it will have its own streaming services with the bare necessities: Disney content. This also includes Pixar movies, but not the Netflix Original Marvel TV shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke  [Read More…]

Live sports streaming service DAZN launches in Canada with exclusive NFL Game Pass rights

Are you ready for some streaming football?

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced it’s expanding into Canada, anchored by a deal with the NFL to be the exclusive home of NFL Game Pass. Canadians will be able to access NFL Game Pass and NFL RedZone exclusively through DAZN — services previously only available via cable providers. With the start of NFL pre-season just three weeks away, you can sign up to receive updates about DAZN’s imminent launch in Canada.

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Deal: Save 20% off your first six months of cell service at TPO

If you’re looking for a sweet deal on a new phone plan, look no further than TPO.

TPO (The People’s Operator) — an alternative carrier that runs off Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. — is currently offering 20% off your first six months of service with new activations. You can activate a new number and a new device, or keep your current setup, to save on their 500MB, 1GB or 2.5GB plans. The best part is  [Read More…]

LastPass launching revamped family service with intuitive group features

Keep everything locked tight from the public but freely shareable in your family.

LastPass is set to seriously improve its “family” tier of service, adding tons of intuitive features that make it easy to manage family-focused data between multiple users. The new LastPass Families, which is coming later this summer, is a big improvement over its current “family” plan which is simply a cheap way to get multiple individual subscriptions for people  [Read More…]

The Secret To Saving Money On Cell Phones and Service

You can save money on your phone and plan if you do a bit of homework before you buy.

It’s never fun to pay more than you need to. And that includes your phone and plan you use with it.

Like most things, you can find a balance where you pay for what you actually use and need rather than pay what someone else thinks you need. That’s the real secret to saving money on your phone  [Read More…]