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Spotify’s first piece of hardware will be a $100 music player for your car

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Spotify is setting its sights on your car as the target for the music streaming giant’s first hardware device.

The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that the company wants to do an end run around the in-car software from Apple and Google that are making serious in-roads into the space. The CarPlay and Android Auto software platforms from both companies are increasingly found in newer cars, and Spotify certainly supports those, but the company also wants to start retailing a purpose-built, in-car music player of its own.

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Spotify’s first piece of hardware will be a $100 music player for your car originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 18:47:37 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Save $75 on the Alexa enabled Roomba 690 robot vacuum

%name Save $75 on the Alexa enabled Roomba 690 robot vacuum by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The Roomba 960 is the most popular Roomba model that supports Alexa voice controls, but it’s also pretty expensive — even now, while it’s on sale at a deep $150 discount on Amazon. Lucky for you, you don’t need to spend anywhere near that much to get your hands on a Roomba you can control with Alexa. The iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity is on sale today for just $299.99, and that of course includes free Prime shipping. Pick one up so you can sit back and relax while a robot takes care of your dirty work.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Ca…: $299.99

Here’s more info from the product page:

  • Sleek, Premium design complements your home decor; includes 1 dual mode virtual wall barrier for more control over where your robot cleans
  • 3-Stage cleaning system and dual Multi-Surface brushes pick up everything from small particles to large debris
  • Patented dirt detect sensors alert roomba to work harder on concentrated areas of dirt, such as high-traffic zones of your home
  • Full suite of intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors
  • Clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot home app; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google assistant
  • Runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically docking and recharging
  • Featuring these other roomba Robot essentials – Wi-Fi connectivity, edge-sweeping brush, auto-adjust cleaning head, works on carpets and hard floors
  • Box Content: 1 Home Base Charging Station, 1 Extra AeroVac Filter, 1 Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier
  • iRobot does not guarantee the quality or authenticity of products purchased from non-authorized resellers on Amazon, and they are not eligible for warranty or replacement from iRobot.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Ca…: $299.99

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Save $75 on the Alexa enabled Roomba 690 robot vacuum originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 18:09:13 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon is giving subscribers free robocall and spam protection tools

%name Verizon is giving subscribers free robocall and spam protection tools by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

In an effort to curb the recent epidemic of spam and robocalls, Verizon announced this week that it will be giving all of its customers free access to protection tools (which were previously behind a paywall) starting this March.

As Joe Russo, senior vice president of network operations, explains, Verizon added call and spam screening to the Call Filter service at no additional charge for wireless customers over a year ago. This alerted customers to potential spam calls before they answered. Customers on some Android phones also had the ability to receive free alerts when a call was detected as possibly being spam. Wireline customers with Caller ID received Spam Alerts too.

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Verizon is giving subscribers free robocall and spam protection tools originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 17:40:43 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The paper-thin iPhone case that’s perfect for people who hate cases is only $8.99 on Amazon

%name The paper thin iPhone case that’s perfect for people who hate cases is only $8.99 on Amazon by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

If you have an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max and you cringe at the thought of covering up Apple’s sleek design with a big, bulky protective case, we’ve got good news: you’re not alone. Lucky for us, there’s a great option that lets you protect your smartphone from scratches and scrapes without any added bulk. The Tozo Ultra-Thin iPhone Case is available for all of Apple’s latest iPhone models, and it’s still just 0.35mm thick. If you want a barely-there case, this is as good as it gets.

TOZO for iPhone XR Case 6.1 Inch (2018) Ultra-Thin Hard Cover Slim Fit [0.35mm] World’s Thinnes…: $8.99

TOZO for iPhone Xs Case 5.8 Inch (2018) Ultra-Thin Hard Cover Slim Fit [0.35mm] World’s Thinnes…: $8.99

TOZO for iPhone Xs Max Case 6.5 Inch (2018) Ultra-Thin Hard Cover Slim Fit [0.35mm] World’s Thi…: $8.99

Here’s more info from the product page:

  • Thin Like Naked- 0.35mm World Thinest protect Hard case. Maximum keep your iPhone slim and provide scratch protection.
  • Concise Designed- Semi Transparent, Simple, Elegant
  • MATTE FACE – with matte optical texture, anti-glare(reduced reflection),reducing fingerprints or grease buildup.
  • CAMERA RAISED – Camera hole ring raised protective layer, provide cell phone camera detail protection.
  • PERFECT FIT – Specially designed for iPhone, has precise cutouts for speakers, charging ports and buttons.

TOZO for iPhone XR Case 6.1 Inch (2018) Ultra-Thin Hard Cover Slim Fit [0.35mm] World’s Thinnes…: $8.99

TOZO for iPhone Xs Case 5.8 Inch (2018) Ultra-Thin Hard Cover Slim Fit [0.35mm] World’s Thinnes…: $8.99

TOZO for iPhone Xs Max Case 6.5 Inch (2018) Ultra-Thin Hard Cover Slim Fit [0.35mm] World’s Thi…: $8.99

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The paper-thin iPhone case that’s perfect for people who hate cases is only $8.99 on Amazon originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 17:11:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Netflix says that ‘Fortnite’ is a bigger threat to its business than HBO

%name Netflix says that ‘Fortnite’ is a bigger threat to its business than HBO by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

In what is both a fascinating revelation and a vicious shot at one of its main rivals, Netflix said in a shareholder letter on Thursday that, in terms of screen time, Fortnite is a more pressing concern for the company’s business than HBO. While it might not be a one-to-one comparison, we do know that tens of millions of people (of all ages) are spending hours a day playing Fortnite on their phones, tablets, consoles, and computers.

More important than any other metric to Netflix is the amount of time consumers spend streaming its content, which makes a massively popular game like Fortnite just as threatening, if not more so, than any direct competitor, including HBO, Hulu, Showtime, or upcoming services from the likes of Disney and Apple.

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  1. New iPad Pros start at just $611 in this special Amazon sale
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  3. New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ theory sheds light on a mystery from ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Netflix says that ‘Fortnite’ is a bigger threat to its business than HBO originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 16:42:08 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The insanely popular Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote is somehow only $29.99 today

%name The insanely popular Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote is somehow only $29.99 today by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

When most people think of Logitech Harmony, they think of the company’s pricey remotes like the Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Logitech Harmony Elite. Those remotes are obviously terrific, but there are also some far less expensive and far simpler options that you might want to check out. Our favorite basic universal remote is the Logitech Harmony 650 Infrared All in One Remote Control, and it’s currently on sale on Amazon for just $29.99. Definitely check it out.

Logitech Harmony 650 Infrared All in One Remote Control, Universal Remote Logitech, Programmabl…: $29.99

Here;’s what you need to know from the product page:

  • Support for 8 devices is enabled at software setup – replaces up to 8 remotes, reducing complexity and clutter in your living room. AA batteries required (best with Polaroid AA batteries)
  • Bright color screen shows your channel favorite icons plus commands for easy navigation
  • One-touch Activity buttons like “Watch a DVD” automatically switch the right devices to the right settings
  • Compatible with 225,000+ devices from 5000+ brands, including devices you own today and add tomorrow
  • System Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8,Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Logitech Harmony 650 Infrared All in One Remote Control, Universal Remote Logitech, Programmabl…: $29.99

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  3. New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ theory sheds light on a mystery from ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

The insanely popular Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote is somehow only $29.99 today originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 16:13:04 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Think iPhones are expensive? Samsung official says foldable Galaxy phone will cost twice as much

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Samsung is expected to unveil its first ever foldable Galaxy phone soon… for real this time. Samsung will give the phone a proper announcement this time around, and it’ll reveal all the details that it withheld from the press during its developer conference in early November, including an actual release date and pricing. The Galaxy F, or whatever Samsung ends up calling it, will be announced on February 20th, during Samsung’s San Francisco media event. Previous reports already said as much, but a Samsung exec confirmed it to Korean media, tackling the matter of pricing in the process.

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  1. New iPad Pros start at just $611 in this special Amazon sale
  2. You can get 3 of these multicolor smart LED bulbs for the price of one Philips Hue bulb

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  1. Google Maps is about to get one of Waze’s best features
  2. Leak reveals yet another way the Galaxy S10 will outshine Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Note 9
  3. New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ theory sheds light on a mystery from ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Think iPhones are expensive? Samsung official says foldable Galaxy phone will cost twice as much originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 15:44:41 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft tells last remaining mobile customers to switch to iPhone or Android

%name Microsoft tells last remaining mobile customers to switch to iPhone or Android by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Is it a brave thing to accept the reality of your own limitations when you’ve tried for years and sunk significant resources into trying to surpass them? Maybe. But it’s not so much that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has necessarily demonstrated bravery by finally, after all this time, admitting that Cortana will never best Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant in the digital assistant wars as he admitted during a media event in recent days at Microsoft’s Redmond campus. Or by Microsoft finally sunsetting Windows 10 Mobile for good and even going so far as to nudge its users into shifting to iOS or Android instead.

Even the winners in technology only get so far by looking at the world through tech’s famed reality-distortion field, while for everyone else — well, a little bit of refreshing honesty never hurt anyone, especially in an industry built on the hubris and network effects that leave room for only a few top dogs.

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Microsoft tells last remaining mobile customers to switch to iPhone or Android originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 15:15:49 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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New iPad Pros start at just $611 in this special Amazon sale

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If you buy a new iPad Pro right now from Apple, you’re going to pay full price. This obviously shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering Apple almost never discounts its products. That’s why you shouldn’t buy this stuff at Apple! Instead, head over to Amazon where you’ll find that every current iPad Pro model has been discounted. The 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro gets a discount of up to $100 for the 256GB model, and the smaller 64GB model is on sale for just $610.99. Then the 11-inch Apple iPad Pro with Face ID starts at just $729, and the 12.9-inch model gets a discount of up to $100 as well. These deals definitely won’t last, so grab one while you still can.

Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch)

  • 10.5-inch Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and wide color
  • A10X Fusion chip
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 12MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD front camera
  • Four speaker audio
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE cellular data
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Space Gray: $610.99

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch)

  • 11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and wide color
  • A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine
  • Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • Four speaker audio with wider stereo sound
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • USB-C connector for charging and accessories

Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Space Gray (Latest Model): $729.00

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch)

  • 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, True Tone, and wide color
  • A12X Bionic chip with Neural Engine
  • Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • Four speaker audio with wider stereo sound
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit-class LTE cellular data
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • USB-C connector for charging and accessories

Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 256GB) – Space Gray (Latest Model): $1,199.00

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New iPad Pros start at just $611 in this special Amazon sale originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 14:46:04 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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6 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on January 18th

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Your mind is undoubtedly focused on the fact that you’ve made it to the home stretch and the weekend is almost here. Before you settle in and binge watch the latest season of your favorite show though, you should definitely scroll through today’s roundup of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time. We’ve selected the six best options out of hundreds of apps that went on sale on Friday, and they’re all listed below. Be sure to download them now though, because these sales could end at any moment.

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6 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on January 18th originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 14:17:52 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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