Tag Archive: existing


Android 11 is finally bringing a modern UI to some existing features

Features are great but having a way to use them without typing cryptic commands is even better.

Android is, always has been, and always will be jam-packed with software features. Even the most bare-bones software as seen on something like the Pixel phone will have features that you never knew you needed until you did need them. And it will also have features you didn’t even know existed because they are hidden without any sort of user  [Read More…]

Google Stadia allows access to existing purchases even if they’re delisted

They’re yours to keep in most cases.

What you need to know Google Stadia is an upcoming game streaming service. You pay $ 10 a month for “Stadia Pro” to stream at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. Google says if a game is removed from the store, existing owners will be able to play it. However, the company didn’t discuss issues involving Digital Millennium Copyright Act orders.

Google Stadia is an upcoming game streaming service.  [Read More…]

Does Stadia work with my existing Chromecast?

Best answer: Google has confirmed that Stadia will work with Chromecast Ultra. Those on the baseline Chromecast model will need to upgrade.

Stadia-ready: Google Chromecast Ultra ($ 70 at Amazon) How does Stadia work?

With the advent of Stadia, Google ushers in a new era of gaming where players aren’t bound by hardware. It’s a game streaming service that makes use of low-latency technology to deliver triple-A games to any device that supports it.

Stadia  [Read More…]

Does Nest Secure work with my existing home security system?

Best answer: No, the Nest Secure system doesn’t work with any existing security solutions. Nest Secure offers a comprehensive package for home security, but it uses Thread and Weave for communication instead of the more popular Zigbee or Z-Wave protocols. For the most interoperability with existing wireless security systems, we recommend Simplisafe.

Amazon: SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security ($ 274)

An awesome, but seemingly closed, ecosystem

There’s no denying that the Nest Secure, a system consisting of  [Read More…]

Turn your existing desk into a standing one with this $141 converter

Sit less, stand more.

This AmazonBasics sit/stand converter lets you turn your current sitting desk into a standing one with ease. When it was first released, this adjustable stand sold for around $ 220, and today’s price drop makes it the most affordable it has ever been.

It has a 20-pound maximum capacity, but that should be enough to accommodate your laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse and more. There are two built-in clips to make cable management easy,  [Read More…]

Start streaming: How to store your existing media in the cloud

Buying DVDs and CDs made a lot of sense a decade ago. What do you do with them now?

Years ago, the thought of watching movies on a phone was absurd — our connections were too slow, or they took up too much space. Today, if we still buy movies, many of us are choosing to eschew physical media for digital copies that can be watched anywhere effortlessly.

But what do we do with all those DVDs  [Read More…]

Sprint is offering new and existing customers a free ticket to Jay-Z’s 4:44 Tour

If you’re looking to go to Jay-Z’s upcoming 4:44 tour, you won’t want to miss this deal from our friends at Thrifter.

Whether you are thinking about making the move to Sprint from your existing carrier, or are already a customer, you won’t want to miss out on this offer. Sprint has announced that through its partnership with TIDAL it will be offering its customers a free ticket to Jay-Z’s upcoming 4:44 tour in one of 10 different cities  [Read More…]

Add 2 USB ports to your existing outlets with these $15 replacement covers

The Thrifter team is back again, this time with an even easier way to add USB plugs to your existing outlets!

Not everyone out there wants to replace the electrical outlets in their home with ones that offer a USB connector, but luckily you don’t have to. Adding USB outlets can be as simple as grabbing a screw driver and replacing the outlet cover. You don’t need to turn off the power, you don’t have to hire an electrician,  [Read More…]

How to manage existing albums, and create new albums with Google Photos

Google Photos puts control of your photos in your own hands.

Google Photos makes accessing and sharing your photos from one place easier than ever. That isn’t all it’s here to do here, it also works very hard to organize all of your photos into albums, and easily manage who can see which photos. These albums let you easily share important moments with friends, as well as keeping more private moments for your eyes only.

Create a  [Read More…]

Add some smarts to your existing smoke and CO detectors with this $30 gadget from Leeo

Our friends at Thrifter are back with another deal, this time helping you make your home smarter for less!

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a must-have, but when you are out of the house you have no idea if they are going off, which can be scary. Leeo changes that by notifying you, regardless of your location, when they are triggered, and right now you can pick one up for only $ 29.97, which is a $ 20  [Read More…]