Twitter has been ducking for cover today after announcing that soon-to-be-released updates for its iOS and Android apps will include a new app tracking feature. According to Recode, and for the most part this Twitter support page, Twitter plans to take a look at the apps you have installed on your devices. No, they won’t be snooping into what you are doing inside of those apps, they will simply be collecting a list of the apps. (more…)
Having a smarter home is something I have tried to continue to work on over the last couple of years. From a Nest thermostat to Nest Protect smoke alarms to Dropcams in select places to smart door locks that can be opened via Bluetooth, there are so many cool ways to improve your life at home or when you are away. Another of those smarter home improvement areas that I am considering investing in is smarter light bulbs, one of which just so happens to be highlighted in the DL Deals shop.
The ilumi LED smartbulb has returned at its discounted price of $79. With ilumi, you get what its makers are calling the “world’s smartest light.” Ilumi is capable of showing an-almost unlimited number of colors and can change brightness levels, but it’s the smart aspect of it that makes this worth considering. (more…)
A number of you who recently updated to Lollipop have made it clear to us that you are not at all excited about the fact that the stock gallery option on Nexus devices has turned into the Photos app that is attached to Google+. I think it’s safe to say that not all of us are ready to just hand over our entire photo collection to Google’s social network and cloud. And there is nothing wrong with that.
Need another phone deal to take you into Thanksgiving? How about Verizon’s Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition in brand new condition for just $219? This is the phone that we called the best Android phone of 2013, plus it has the “developer edition” tag attached, which gives you an unlocked bootloader and a custom colorway.
Again, the device is brand new, has 32GB of storage, runs a “pure” version of Android, should see Android 5.0 “Lollipop” before long, and works on Verizon’s network. If you need a phone to tinker with, a cheap replacement while you get something newer, or just like last year’s Moto X, this isn’t a bad deal to jump on.
This deal also includes free shipping.
Deals, deals, deals – expect a lot of them over the next few days. Deals like today’s over at eBay, where you can buy a refurbished HTC One (M8) for $369, will be flooding your Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ timelines.
For this particular deal, you are looking a “manufacturer refurbished” unit in grey, silver, or gold, at again, just $369. The device listing says that it is an AT&T unit that has been SIM unlocked, so it should technically work on most GSM networks. With that said, the AT&T model of the One (M8) isn’t always that friendly with T-Mobile’s network, so keep that in mind before purchasing. (more…)
Verizon’s newly created promotional day – a day outside of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – called Connection Day, has arrived. The thought here is that since today is one of the busiest travel days of the year, Verizon and companies they have partnered with will help you “connect” to people, music, magazines, books, etc. “Stay connected” is one of the many slogans or messages attached. Connect! Yeah!
So what’s the point of it and how does it benefit you? Well, Verizon has partnered with a bunch of companies to give away freebies. You don’t have to be a Verizon customer to get them either – all you need to do is head to their Connection Day website and start accepting goodies. (more…)
I don’t really know what to say with this one other than, yep, the failure that is/was the Amazon Fire Phone is finally priced where it should have been out of the gate. For $199, and without a contract or AT&T involvement, you can buy Amazon’s first, ultra-gimmicky phone.
This unlocked model includes 32GB of storage and works on the following GSM networks, according to Amazon – “All GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, MetroPCS, Brightspot, Simple Mobile, Mobal, Net10, Straight Talk, h20 Wireless, and OneSimCard.” CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon are not compatible. (more…)
Motorola unveiled its much-anticipated Cyber Monday deal this evening, announcing that they would be slashing the price of the new Moto X (2nd Gen) by $140, while also discounting accessories that you buy with it by 30%. If we do a little math, that drops the $499 Moto X (2nd gen) down to $359 without a contract. That, my friends, is a really good deal. We are talking a phone that is up for phone of the year in the minds of most tech reviewers.
If you decide you don’t want to go the off-contract route, Motorola and Verizon are also discounting the Big Red variant to $0.01 when you sign your life away for two years. (more…)