Plex Can Now be Controlled Through Amazon Alexa

Plex, the personal media collection service that allows you to stream your movie, music, and photo collections from anywhere, received integration with Amazon’s Alexa today. Thanks to new voice controls through an Echo, Echo Dot, or other Alexa-supported device, your Plex experience is ready to step into the future.

To get setup, you’ll need to enable the Plex skill, which you can do through the Amazon Alexa app on your phone. Once done, you can then ask Alexa to open Plex and get to streaming.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Do You Use Your Phone’s Fingerprint Reader?

Just over a year ago, we asked you all if you were using the fingerprint reader on your phone. Thankfully, a solid 60% of you said “Yes!” that you are. Unfortunately, the other 40% either did not have a fingerprint reader on their phone or just flat out said, “No.” That’s disappointing, only because fingerprint readers offer convenient security, in that they enable you to lock down your phone should you misplace it, yet still easily access its contents in seconds. It’s one of those features that is a no-brainer in terms of using.

So now that another year has passed and most phones seem to have launched with a fingerprint reader on either a front chin or backside, we wanted to ask again. Do you use the fingerprint reader on your phone? If not, please, please, please explain why.

Do You Use Your Phone's Fingerprint Reader?

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Android 7.1.2 Beta OTA Rolling Out to Enrolled Users

For anyone not down with flashing builds manually, it appears that Google has green-lighted the OTA update rollout for Android 7.1.2.

Keep in mind, this OTA is only available to those with a compatible device (Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C) and who are enrolled in the Android Beta program. If you aren’t signed up, you can do so here and instantly download the beta. And for anyone with a Nexus 6P, don’t worry, access for you should be made available soon. (more…)

Google Opinion Rewards Update Makes It Easier to Not Miss Free Cash Opportunties

Google Opinion Rewards, the app that every single one of you should have installed if you like free cash to pay for your Google Play spending habits, received an update today. In the update, Google added a slideout menu to modernize the app a bit, but they also added the option to receive a notification sound when a new survey is available. You should probably turn that on.

The update appears to be live for all to download right now.  (more…)