Amazon sale offers deals on unlocked Prime Exclusive phones

Fire TV devices aren’t the only products that Amazon is discounting during its early Black Friday sale.

Amazon is now offering discounts on several Amazon Prime Exclusive smartphones. The sale includes phones from LG and Motorola, and they’re all sold unlocked and include support for all four major carriers in the U.S.

The LG Stylo 4 offers an octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor, 13NP rear camera, and 5MP wide angle front-facing camera. It’s got a built-in stylus, too, so you can take handwritten notes on its 6.2-inch 2160×1080 display. Rounding things out is its 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and $179.99 price tag.

Next is the Moto X4. It’s packing a 5.2-inch Full HD display, octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. There’s a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 8MP sensors, a 16MP front-facing camera with flash, and a fingerprint reader for added security. It’s available for $179.99.

Motorola’s Moto G6 is also on sale. It’s got a 5.7-inch FHD+ display paired with a dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 5MP sensors. Motorola has packed an octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor into the device as well as 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, an 8MP front camera with flash, and 3000mAh battery. This fingerprint reader-equipped Android phone is available for $199.99.

The Moto Z3 Play offers support for Moto Mods and includes a 6-inch FHD+ screen octa-core Snapdragon 636 processor, 3000mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It’s got dual 12MP and 5MP rear cameras, too, as well as an 8MP wide angle front facing camera for all your selfie needs. It’s available for $369.99.

The most high-end phone that’s on sale is the LG V35 ThinQ. It’s got a flagship-tier spec list that includes a 6-inch 2880×1440 display, octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. There’s a dual rear camera setup that includes one standard 16MP camera and one wide angle 16MP camera, an 8MP wide angle camera on front, a rear fingerprint reader, and a 3300mAh battery, too.

What’s nice about these deals is that they offer phones at a range of price points, and all of the phones are unlocked so that you can take them with you if you decide to switch carriers in the future. For a closer look at any of the discounted devices, hit the links below.

Sources: LG Stylo 4 (Amazon), Moto X4 (Amazon), Moto G6 (Amazon), Moto Z3 Play (Amazon), LG V35 ThinQ (Amazon)


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Amazon kicks off sale on Fire TV product lineup

With less than a week to go before Black Friday, Amazon has started rolling out its discounts to help you get your shopping done early.

Amazon is now running deals on its Fire TV products. These include the brand new Fire TV Stick 4K with All-New Alexa Voice Remote for $34.99, which offers features like 4K Ultra HD, HDR10+, HDR, and Dolby Atmos support, while the previous generation Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is down to $24.99.

Also on sale is the Amazon Fire TV Cube for just $59.99, which offers built-in Alexa controls so that you can control your TV content as well as the power and volume of your TV and A/V products. Rounding out Amazon’s Fire TV deals is a discount on the Fire TV Recast, which is $179.99 for 500GB of DVR storage or $219.99 for 1TV of DVR storage for your over-the-air TV.

With varying prices, these Fire TV deals offer a nice way to smarten up your television no matter if you’re looking to spend a little or a lot. These deals will only be available for a limited time, though, so if any of them have caught your eye, you may want to act soon.

Sources: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Amazon Fire TV Cube, Amazon Fire TV Recast


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Pulse SMS now works on Samsung smartwatches

Pulse is one of the best SMS clients available to Android, partially because it allows you to view and send messages from more than just your phone. There are client applications for macOS, Windows, Linux, Wear OS, Android TV, the web, and now Tizen.

Klinker Apps announced today that a Pulse client is now available for Samsung's Tizen-powered watches — specifically the Gear S3 and Galaxy Watch.

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26 best new Android games released this week including Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Soul Chase, and Truck Simulation 19

Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week I have Beamdog's fantastic enhanced edition of Neverwinter Nights, a solid pixel-based platformer that's reminiscent of the NES era, and the latest yearly release of Truck Simulation. So without further ado, here are the most notable games released in the last week.

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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Pocket Casts, IFTTT

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Smart Life - Version 3.6.0

Smart Life

What’s new in this version:

  • ZigBee device supports creating groups
  • Smart scene execution action supports group management
  • The optimization of family member management

 

Google Keep – Version 5.0.441

Google Keep

What’s new in this version:

  • Updated design to Google Material theme
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

 

Owl Car Cam – Version 2.012

Owl Car Cam

What’s new in this version:

  • Extended Guard Mode – now up to 72 hours
  • Alert severity labels in History
  • Faster Alerts – as quickly as 5 seconds

 

GBoard - Version 7.7.12

Gboard

What’s new in this version:

  • Emoji styled Minis: Create stickers that look and feel like you, inspired by emojis
  • Floating keyboard: Move your keyboard anywhere
  • 40+ language varieties, including: Balinese, BaoulĂ©, Simalungun, Fang, Fantse, Gagauz, Guianan Creole, Hawaiian Pidgin, Ibibio, Ebira, Isoko, Lakota, Nandi, Nigerian Pidgin, Rangpuri, Pontic Greek, Bengkulu, Tiv, Cameroon Pidgin, Ladino, and Maay Maay

 

IFTTT – Version 3.7.4

IFTTT

What’s new in this version:

  • We fixed a bug that prevented some users from viewing their selected location on a map during Location Applet configuration.
  • Brand new services on IFTTT include: Sonos, Flo, OOLER, mui, Home Connect Roxxter, beam, ChatWork, Anyware Services, AduroSmart, innogy SmartHome, LiveSmart, Connexoon Asia & Oceania, and Fort Collins Utilities Commercial Conservation Events

 

Pocket Casts - Version 7.0.0

Pocket Casts

What’s new in this version:

  • Redesigned almost every aspect of the app to make it smoother, faster, better
  • Play without subscribing
  • Search podcast episodes
  • Up Next Syncing to other platforms
  • So much more, but Google limit us to 500 characters in this little box :(

 

Microsoft OneNote - Version 16.0.11029

OneNote

What’s new in this version:

  • Do more with the Camera- Ink on images, Gallery access in camera view, front camera capture, optional shutter sound, and easy document boundary selection for cropping.
  • Sticky Notes- Sync your Sticky Notes with Outlook, Windows, and OneNote on your mobile devices
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

 

Yahoo Fantasy Sports - Version 10.3.2

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

What’s new in this version:

  • Added “Player Updates” on your team page. Now see when new notes come in for players on your roster.
  • Added a news article carousel to the Players tab of your league pages
  • Now get news from your favorite college football team under your league’s players tab

 

Hallmark Movie Checklist - Version 1.2.0

Hallmark Movie Checklist

What’s new in this version:

  • The new Time Zone Settings feature which allows users to review and change their time zone to ensure their reminders are set for the correct time
  • Push Notifications to keep users up-to-date with the latest information
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

 

Microsoft Cortana - Version 3.0.0

Cortana

What’s new in this version:

  • A new conversational experience for answers
  • A new place to manage and set up your Cortana devices
  • Stay on top of your tasks managing meetings, emails, reminders and To Do on the go
  • Performance fixes

 


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[Update: Maybe not] Tasker to lose SMS and phone call functionality because of Google security changes

  • Tasker's current developer, joaomgcd, has posted the below update to the Tasker subreddit: I've got some good news! After Google got in touch with me about

Google has started taking Android security much more seriously in recent years, removing dangerous permissions and implementing new privacy tools. Seeing Google clobber bad apps is an unabashedly good thing, but sometimes an app we love gets caught in the crossfire.

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[Update: Maybe not] Tasker to lose SMS and phone call functionality because of Google security changes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including 1.1.1.1: Faster & Safer Internet, Feedly Classic, and WakingNews Alarm Clock (11/10/18 - 11/17/18)

roundup_icon_largeWelcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. This week's more interesting releases include a DNS app from Cloudflare, a Feedly beta release, and an alarm clock app from Yahoo. So without further ado, here are the most notable Android apps released in the last week.

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16 new and notable Android apps from the last week including 1.1.1.1: Faster & Safer Internet, Feedly Classic, and WakingNews Alarm Clock (11/10/18 - 11/17/18) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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Assistant Routine integration in the Google Clock app is now live

Google revealed that its Assistant Routines would be integrated into the Clock app just a couple of days ago, giving you information like the day's weather, your upcoming calendar, and other configurable settings after the alarm is dismissed. At the time, we were told the feature would be rolling out this week, and Google seems to have just barely made that cutoff. Google Assistant Routine integration into the Clock app is now live.

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Assistant Routine integration in the Google Clock app is now live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.


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