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How to turn on Smart Lock on Chrome OS

Google’s Chrome OS and Android are becoming more and more alike with each update. With that, certain features are also being shared across the two operating systems. One of the newest additions to this is Smart Lock coming to Chromebooks.

What’s it do?

Smart Lock allows for your Chromebook to be unlocked without a passcode while it’s linked to your Android phone. When the two devices are paired, you simply click your account photo or hit the enter key to  [Read More…]

Turn older heaters or AC units into a smart home product with Sensibo Sky

The trend toward smart home products is a welcome one in my book. Here at AndroidGuys, we’ve reviewed a ton of products that make things a little easier, like Hunter fans, Deebot robot vacuums, and Nest x Yale smart locks. These products are all designed to be smart right out of the box.

But, if you’re not in the market for something new and just want to make your legacy products smart, there aren’t a ton of options. I had  [Read More…]

How to turn off the Echo Show (2nd Gen) camera

The Amazon Echo Show (2nd gen) is absolutely beautiful, and makes life easier for users while including a camera for video chatting. But what are you going to do if you don’t plan on using the video-chat features and are a bit worried about your security? We’ll take a look at how you can disable the camera on the Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen).

Products used in this guide Amazon: Echo Show (2nd gen) ($ 230) How to  [Read More…]

This $20 OtterBox case will turn your Google Home Mini into Mickey Mouse

Oh boy.

The Google Home Mickey has arrived. For $ 20, this OtterBox case transforms your miniature home assistant into your favorite mouse-cot.

The rubber non-slip base props your Google Home Mini up whilst giving it ears and Mickey’s red suspenders. It also makes the power cord look like a tail, for added adorableness.

As of press time, the case is listed on the OtterBox website. It was out of stock earlier, but seems to be available  [Read More…]

Turn your phone into a desktop PC with the $42 Samsung DeX Station

Try a new experience.

The Samsung DeX Station Desktop Experience is down to $ 41.99 on Amazon, which is a new all-time low price. It has been selling between $ 70 and $ 100 for the last few months and hadn’t dropped below $ 70 until a couple of months ago.

This device converts your smartphone into a desktop. It works with plenty of models including the Galaxy Note8, S8 and S9, and the Plus versions. It  [Read More…]

The Pixel Stand could turn your Pixel 3 into a smart display

At this point, you might think we know everything we could know about the upcoming Pixel 3 launch. We’ve seen the Pixel 3 XL from every angle, we know the specs, we even know when and where it will be launched.

It turns out there is still more to learn. A clever developer over at XDA that goes by the username Quinny899 has found a hidden gem hidden in the Google App. By tricking the Google App into thinking a  [Read More…]

Here’s how to turn your Oculus Go into an external display for your PC

The Oculus Go is a portable VR system that gets rid of the need for cables while still offering a powerful and immersive experience. Thanks to a free app called Bigscreen, you can stream your PC’s display output to the Oculus Go, essentially making it an external display that you wear on your face.

Products Used In This Guide Amazon: Oculus Go (From $ 199) Steam: Bigscreen Beta for PC (Free) Oculus: Bigscreen Beta for Oculus Go (Free)  [Read More…]

Google still tracks your location even when you turn off Location History

Mother Google is always watching.

Google Maps is filled with all sorts of tools/features to help you navigate the world around you, one of which is something called “Your Timeline.” Your Timeline uses Location History to create a private view of your exact whereabouts on any given day, and while it’s a pretty neat feature, can be a bit much for privacy-conscious users.

You can disable this by turning off Location History for your Google account, but  [Read More…]

How to manually turn on dark mode in Android P

Let’s do this thing.

Beta 3 / Developer Preview 4 for Android P is officially here, and while it’s not a drastic change over the previous version, there is one highlight feature worth pointing out — a manual dark mode. Google told us this was coming in mid-June, and now that that day has finally arrived, we’re here to tell you just how to enable it.

In order for this to work, you’ll need to have a  [Read More…]

Turn your phone into a desktop PC with the $57 Samsung DeX Station

Try a new experience.

The Samsung DeX Station Desktop Experience is down to $ 57 on Amazon, which is the lowest price we’ve ever seen. It has been selling between $ 80 and $ 86 for the last few months and hasn’t dropped below $ 70 until now.

This device converts your smartphone into a desktop. It works with plenty of models including the Galaxy Note8, S8 and S9, and the Plus versions. It has a built-in  [Read More…]