Tag Archive: Using


How to unlock your Chromebook using your Android phone with Smart Lock

While the idea that Android is the key to the future is debatable, it can easily be a key to your Chromebook.

Here is a cool Chromebook feature some of us didn’t know about: you can use the Smart Lock feature on your Android phone to enable Smart Lock on your Chromebook! Once set up, as long as your phone is in Bluetooth range, instead of needing to use your password to unlock your Chromebook you can  [Read More…]

Open your door with just a touch using the $210 Kwikset Kevo

This smart lock offers multiple ways to get into your home without a key while keeping it secure when you’re away!

Update: The last deal we shared on this smart lock saw the Venetian Bronze color drop to $ 200. This deal applies to the Satin Nickel version and sees it drop to $ 210, which is a great price.

The Kwikset Kevo 2nd generation touch-to-open Bluetooth smart lock is down to $ 210 on Amazon right now.  [Read More…]

Target no longer using Apple devices on its sales-floors, switches to Android

One of America’s largest retailer – Target is replacing the Apple-made devices used by its sales-floor workers to find products in stock and for other daily tasks, with Android data collection terminals made by Zebra. Ever since 2015, Target staff used iPod Touches coated in red plastic shells that were dubbed “MyDevices” for essential sales-floor […]

How to stream YouTube TV using a Chromecast

Watch your recorded shows from YouTube TV on your Television using Chromecast!

YouTube TV delivers a great way to cut the cord with your cable provider, but still be able to access all of your favorite shows and movies. Watching shows like The Walking Dead or American Horror Story on a tiny screen isn’t ideal, though. That’s why Chromecast support is baked in, letting you cast your shows to your television and enjoy every moment on your  [Read More…]

How to DVR programs using YouTube TV

Ensuring you never miss another episode only takes a few taps.

Managing to catch all of your favorite television shows can be a hassle. Between family obligations, nights out, late evenings at work, and the small catastrophes that show up unannounced, managing to sit down at the same time each week to watch your favorite programs can be nigh impossible. Thankfully with YouTube TV you can avoid that by setting up a DVR that will record your  [Read More…]

Using a VPN will reportedly bypass Verizon’s video throttling

NordVPN claims using a VPN will bypass Verizon’s harsh video throttling.

Verizon recently announced it would begin throttling video streams for customers on its unlimited plans. When Verizon’s network detects a stream is coming from a video streaming service such as YouTube or Netflix, the download speeds to the device will be throttled to 10Mbps, forcing the video stream down to a resolution of 480p or 720p, depending on the plan.

There may be a remedy for  [Read More…]

Google using the eclipse to launch Android O

Google thinks the eclipse is a pretty big deal, so much so that the company is using the event to launch the next version of Android O. At 2:40PM ET August 21st at an event in New York City, Google will show off Android O and finally reveal the name of the latest version of […]

Using Google Chromecast Audio as a whole-house audio alternative to Sonos

Great-sounding music is made easy with a Chromecast Audio. And you’ll save a fistful of dollars, too.

If you’re thinking about setting up a whole-house (or even just a single-room) streaming audio solution, Sonos systems are pretty much what you’ll find recommended by folks on the internet. They are easy to set up and the Sonos service offers a decent choice of streaming content providers. But the price tag — you’ll be spending hundreds per room for  [Read More…]

How to improve Bixby voice using Samsung Feedback

Bixby improves as you interact.

Bixby Voice is the built in pocket assistant for Galaxy S8 users and it can easily answer your questions and help you access the apps you want with just a few words. However, if Bixby voice doesn’t understand what you are saying, then you definitely aren’t going to get the results that you’ve been hoping for. There is an easy way to help fine tune what Bixby hears while you’re speaking to  [Read More…]

How to find your phone using Android Device Manager

I don’t know about you, but I have the tendency to misplace my smartphone all the freaking time. I probably have a short memory and if you’re like me, you’re probably very familiar with that wave of cold sweat which hits you as you realize you don’t know where your phone is. Fortunately, there’s a […]