RIP, Amazon Free App of the Day.

If you had made the Amazon Free App of the Day (FAOTD) a part of your daily routine, I’m sorry to break it to you, but that will have to change going forward. This morning, Amazon appears to have killed the daily promo in favor of something called “Underground.” 

Underground, as far as we can tell, is a new location in Amazon’s Appstore that lists out “actually free” games and apps for you to download. Amazon says there are over $10,000 in apps, games, and in-app items that are “actually free.” I don’t know what “actually free” is in reference too or taking a shot at, but that appears to be the slogan for this new initiative.  (more…)

Turn on Your TV With Amazon Echo Thanks to Samsung SmartThings Support

The Amazon Echo continues to gain features, with the latest being support for SmartThings from Samsung. If you plan on picking up a Samsung SmartThings Hub off of Amazon (currently available through pre-order for $99), users can tell Alexa to, “Turn on the TV.” Or if you have a SmartPower Outlet, you can ask her to, “Turn on the lamp,” or porch light.  (more…)

Deal: Buy 2 Chromecast Dongles and Save $15 on Google Store

For who knows how long, you can save $15 when you buy two Chromecast dongles over on the Google Store. Regularly priced at $35 a piece, bringing the price of two to $70, this deal means you only need to pay $55 for the pair.

Alongside this solid deal from the Google Store, Amazon is offering up a $10 Amazon gift card when you purchase the dongle from their store. The product is also listed at $5 under retail, so it’s deals on deals today for Chromecast.  (more…)

DEALS, DUDE: It’s Amazon Prime Day! (Updated)

Just a quick reminder, but yep, today is Amazon Prime Day. It’s not only a day to celebrate Amazon’s birthday and its Prime members, it’s also a day that Amazon says will have more deals than Black Friday. That’s a pretty bold statement. However, after looking through some of the day’s lightning deals, it’s safe to say that they may come close to besting that other big shopping day.

We would attempt to give you the ultimate Prime Day list of deals, but that would take a day’s worth of work, because some of these deals are only available as lightning deals and are then gone within minutes. So, your best bet is to hit up the Amazon link below, find sections on Amazon you are interested in, and then plan your day around the deals you might attempt to jump on.

We’ll also do our best to add good deals to the bottom of this post as we see them.

Amazon Prime Day Link  | Electronics Deals (more…)

Forget Black Friday: Amazon Introduces Prime Day, Global Shopping Event Exclusive to Prime Members

To celebrate its 20th birthday, Amazon has a special treat coming for Prime members. According to a press release, this one-day event, called Prime Day, will host more deals than that of Black Friday, where shoppers can take advantage of numerous online Lightning Deals, Deals of the Day, and receive Prime’s fast, 2-day shipping for free.  (more…)