Android Feature Request: Let Us “User-Initiate” App Updates on Google Play, Just Like System Updates

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The introduction of staged rollouts for Android apps is probably my least favorite Android happening in the history of covering this industry. While I’m fully aware of the reasoning for them to exist (act as a test group, catch bugs early before everyone gets them, don’t destroy everyone’s phone, etc.), they absolutely took almost all of the fun out of Android apps and the way we discovered new features and shared big changes with one another, all through the secure outlet that is Google Play. In ...

Google Play Black Friday Deals are Up: 80% Off Select Games, Free Play Music Subscription, More

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This morning, Google opened up its Black Friday Deals for the Google Play store and they cover just about any category of media you might be interested in. From games and apps and subscriptions, to books and movies and music, Google likely has something discounted that’ll catch your eye. For the gamers in the building, Google has dropped many of their “premium” games by 80%. You can get into games like LEGO Jurassic World, Mini Metro, and Shadow Fight 2 for $0.99 (normally $5). Even Call ...

All Droid Life Shirts $3 Off Through Cyber Monday!

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Forget Amazon Echos and Home Minis and chargers and phones for a minute – the Black Friday 2017 deal you were really waiting for is here. All Droid Life shirts are $3 off for the next week, all the way through Cyber Monday! All you have to do is either enter code “DLBOSSFRIDAY” at checkout or hit up that direct link below to automatically apply the code. You’ll then see $3 off per shirt that you buy. You do have to pay shipping, though. The DL t-shirts ...

Droid Life Shirts Now Available + Launch Discount!

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Apologies for the delay on these since the launch of the new site, but you can now buy Droid Life shirts! We’ve actually been getting requests for these for years, so for those who have been asking, today is your day. The new Droid Life Shop can be found right here. To start this thing off, we’re going small, as you can imagine. We’ve got four shirt options for you: the new DL bubble by itself, the new logo in full white and pink color, plus two ...

Bixby Voice is Officially Here for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US

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Bixby Voice is now available on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the US after a few month delay and short testing period through an early access program. That means you now have the full Bixby experience that was first revealed during the S8’s unveiling. We took it for a good spin a few weeks back – feel free to give that video a look. To get Bixby on your Galaxy S8 or S8+, you’ll only need to hit the Bixby button on your phone ...

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best Deals and Biggest Discounts (Updating!)

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 kicks off in a few hours (at 6PM Pacific, 9PM Eastern) and Amazon is already teasing their biggest discounts. We’re talking Amazon Prime Day deals like 50% off the Amazon Echo (just $89.99), $15 off the Echo Dot, $30 off the Kindle Paperwhite, and $40 off the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. Amazon isn’t just stopping with discounts on its own products, though. We’ll also see a $50 discount on the August Smart Lock, up to 50% off on video games and ...

DEAL: Google Home + Chromecast Bundle for Just $99.99 ($64 Off)

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We’ve got more deals to tell you about here shortly, but the best of the best today is over at eBay where Google is selling a Google Home and Chromecast bundle for just $99.99. That’s a $64 discount. It actually seems like Google is tossing in a free Chromecast on top of a $30 discount to Google Home since Home is basically everywhere to $99. The deal is through Google’s official eBay store. If you aren’t interested in a bundle like that (or because Google might sell ...

Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries Rolling Out to Google Photos

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First detailed at Google I/O, new sharing features are officially rolling out to users of Google Photos in the US. The two new features are Suggested Sharing and Shared Libraries. With Suggested Sharing, Google Photos automatically goes over your library of new shots, then suggests select photos that may contain the face of a friend or colleague. The software is apparently also intelligent enough to recognize a “meaningful moment,” automatically grab the best shots, then provide suggestions on who to share it with provided there are ...