Dropcam is Killing Off Your Original and Echo on April 15, Will Replace With Dropcam HD for Free

Over the weekend, Dropcam announced via its support knowledge base that it would soon be discontinuing support for older products, namely the original Dropcam and Dropcam Echo. The Nest-owned company has plans to improve the experience of its IP cameras, so that (unfortunately) means newly planned features won’t work on these older products and they will be shut down. Thankfully, because of the end-of-life status of those two products in particular, Dropcam is going to replace yours for free with a Dropcam HD. How awesome is that?  (more…)

Facebook Launches Facebook Lite App, Not Made for Americans

Facebook released a new version of its service called Facebook Lite for Android users today, but for us here in America, who apparently have struck the data goldmine, we do not need access to anything lite. With Facebook Lite, users in countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zimbabwe can all access their FB accounts, all while using extremely little data.  (more…)

Motorola Returns to China Today With the Moto X – Moto X Pro and Others Coming Soon

Motorola officially made its return to China this morning in a keynote that was filled with dancing, fist pumping, and excitement. The event kicked off the launch of their whole product line-up in an area of the world that Motorola hasn’t been for some time. If it means anything to you, the Chicago-based smartphone maker pointed out that they managed to jump into China just three months after Lenovo closed their acquisition of them. Of course, Lenovo is a Chinese company, so it’s not that surprising that it all came through this quickly.

Anyways, today kicks off the launch of Motorola’s line-up that includes the Moto X (2nd gen), Moto G (2nd gen) with LTE, Moto X Pro, and Moto Hint. The Moto 360 will come some time later, but for now, Moto wants us to focus on those first four products.  (more…)

Your Nexus 6 Dimple Should Have Been a Fingerprint Scanner, Isn’t Because of Apple

Former Motorola CEO and current Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside sat down recently for a brief chat with The Telegraph to discuss his current role, but also make a comment about the Nexus 6 that may interest a number of you. Woodside’s comment refers specifically to the dimple on the back of the phone, a dimple that was originally supposed to add functionality to the device like many had speculated, only never ended up there because of Apple.  (more…)

Deal: Amazon Prime Membership is Just $72 Today Only

Update:  The deal is done.


To celebrate Amazon’s two wins at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards for its original series, Transparent, the online retailer has dropped Amazon Prime memberships down to $72 for 24 hours only. The deal went live at 12:01AM ET and is good through 11:59PM Pacific, tonight.

Amazon Prime memberships typically run $99 per year, so if for some reason you don’t already have a membership, now would be the time. Wait, you all do have Amazon Prime memberships, right? Don’t answer that if you don’t, just go sign-up.

For those new to Amazon Prime, your benefits as a member include free 2-day shipping, unlimited ad-free access to over a million songs, instant streaming of popular movies and TV shows, free unlimited cloud photo storage, and a bunch of free books. It’s awesome, even if you just use it for the free  2-day shipping.

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Don’t Miss These Android Stories: January 23, 2015

Another good week comes to an end here at DL. Thanks to a couple of big stories, it turned into a great news week with reports of Google taking a MVNO route at some point in 2015, piggybacking off of Sprint’s network. In addition to that great news, specs were reportedly leaked for the upcoming Galaxy S6 from Samsung, and possible photos of HTC’s One (M9) “Hima” also hit the web.

Even with all of the great flagship stories, we still had time to answer your questions for Volume 26 of the DL Q&A Sessions, got excited by the idea of Google acquiring Softcard, and found out that LG intends to push out the Lollipop update to G3 owners “soon.”

Don’t miss these Android stories.  (more…)