Pushbullet Adds Option to Send Texts From Tablets, Answers Pro Questions in AMA

Pushbullet, the service you once loved but now seem to hate because they want to make money and survive as a company, introduced a new feature today for both free and Pro accounts. That feature is an option to send text (SMS) messages from tablets. That’s a big deal, because well, tablets aren’t attached to phone numbers and so you haven’t been able to do things like send SMS from them in the past.  (more…)

DEAL: UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker Just $99 ($100 Off)

We don’t often write up deals on speakers because we’re not an audio site. But every once in a while, a deal pops up that we just have to pass along. Best Buy, in a pre-Black Friday deal, has the UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker slashed to just $99.99, which is a $100 discount. That’s a hell of a deal.

This is one of the best reviewed Bluetooth speakers on the market with a 4.7 star rating at both Best Buy and Amazon, through thousands of reviews. It has 2 active and 2 passive speaker  drivers, NFC, is rechargeable with up to 15 hours of playback, has a 3.5mm aux jack, and is IPX4 water resistant. If you have two UE Booms, you can link them together for some stereo fun.

The deal is for multiple colors of the UE Boom and includes free shipping.

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The Best Android Smartwatch You Can Buy Today

We already went over the best Android phones you can buy today, so why not share that same love with the smartwatches, too? This year has seen a ton of new devices for the wrist, even from companies that had not previously launched a smartwatch. Why would they want to get into the smartwatch market? Well, because it’s growing like crazy. According to Allied Market Research, the global smartwatch market is expected to reach nearly $33 billion by 2020, so we can all rest assured new smartwatches won’t go away any time soon.

This year saw the sequel to last year’s highly-popular Moto 360, Huawei’s first Android Wear-powered device the Huawei Watch, the luxurious Watch Urbane from LG, a watch from luxury watchmaker  TAG Heuer, and Samsung decided to go back to their roots with Tizen in the Gear S2.

With all that said, let’s get into the best Android smartwatch you can buy today.  (more…)

The Droid Life Show: Episode 98

After a couple of week break, we return for episode 98 of the DL Show, where we’ll catch up on the past couple of weeks of fun. We need to talk about our reviews of the Turbo 2, Maxx 2, and LG V10. We also have the TAG watch in house, a Blackberry Priv review on the way, and more, including our best phone you can buy today.

On a related note, we are ditching Google+ for shows, because well, Google+ changed this week and has basically made it impossible for us to use it any longer. We are now going with YouTube streaming through our main channel, which is actually the best solution anyway. Sorry if there is confusion here. Hopefully, your experience with the show won’t actually change at all.

We will kick the show off live at 1:00PM Pacific (4:00PM Eastern). We have a live video embedded below, along with an IRC chat, so you can kick it with us during the show. 

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Nexus 5X Now Available From Amazon in All 3 Colors

Google has been selling the Nexus 5X for a good month or so now with immediate availability and free shipping if you go the Ground route. Unlike the Nexus 6P, the 5X has been well-stocked and is easy to obtain. But if for some reason you don’t like to buy devices directly from Google and instead were waiting for Amazon or other retailers to sell LG’s new Nexus, your time has come.  (more…)