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Google Photos gains Memories, same day printing at CVS, Walmart

There is no better way to back up your mobile photos than Google Photos. Whether you’re using Android or iOS, it’s the automatic, hassle-free way to ensure you don’t miss a memory. We love it and cannot imagine a life without Google Photos.The feature and mobile apps get better all the time, and today’s news is a shining example. Indeed, Google has announced a number of new features that dial up the experience yet again.Physical PrintsAs of today Google Photos now offers physical prints at CVS and Walmart locations. What’s more, they’ll be available on the same day. You can now order 4×6 photo prints directly from Google Photos and pick them up at more than 11,000 locations around the US. Pricing is 25¢ per photo which shakes out to $3 per dozen.To brighten up any room with some of your favorite memories, like your summer vacation or your daughter’s Halloween costume last year—you can now also order canvas prints from Google Photos in the U.S., and they’ll be delivered straight to your home.It’s also possible or order canvas prints from Google Photos with three different sizes: 8×8, 12×14, and 16×20 inches. Pricing starts as low as $19.99.MemoriesStarting today, Google Photos users will see photos and videos from previous years at the top of your gallery. Called Memories, it’s your personal media that pulls up some of your best moments over the years.Google Photos uses machine learning to curate what appears and give users control over time periods and people. This way, you can hide the pictures which might be difficult to revisit.Even though this might resemble some of the social media stuff you’ve seen in other apps, this is private and not shared — unless you want to.Search by TextUsers can now search for text in images, pulling up things like recipes, signs, and products. We saw this feature demonstrated earlier this year, but it’s finally available in the app.Sharing on the HorizonIn the coming months Google Photos plans to make it easier to share photos with friends or family within the app. Those images will be added to an ongoing, private conversation so you can chat about the pictures and relive memories.

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XIDU debuts its 12.5-inch Tour Pro

The XIDU Tour Pro, a flagship product of XIDU in 2019, features a 12.5-inch screen with 2560×1440 resolution and in-plane switching (IPS) monitor technology, and an 8th generation Intel processor. This laptop has taken the lead in combining the entertainment and office functions of computers together.The lightweight device stands out for its exquisite image rendering, an ultra-thin 4.9mm border and 80% screen-to-body ratio. This further improves the users’ experience as it reduces the border distraction.Besides, the 180º convertible display and a touch screen with multi-touch function make it a great choice for office people to make presentations and enable users to navigate and fully interact with screen. More importantly, it can help our users improve working efficiency and reduce unnecessary mistakes.Seeking entertainment when off work or looking for a game? Movie lover? Get ready to obtain the best user experience from this portable and efficient product with a powerful processor and a cooling fan to maximize its capacity.The XIDU Tour Pro as a great partner at the officeThe XIDU Tour Pro as a good companion at leisure timeSleek and cool designThe XIDU Tour Pro adopts the classic metal enclosure with fashionable color. With a 2.2 lb weight, the laptop is a perfect traveling companion that you can carry anywhere you want. It is also ultra-thin with a 16.6mm thickness and is comprised of sturdy materials. 180º convertible displayMore cooler is the combination of muti-touch function and a 180º rotation angle, which makes it easy to use for all customers. It is also worth mentioning that you can unlock the laptop with your fingerprint.Metal cover and fashionable colorHardware specifications and dataThe XIDU Tour Pro comes pre-loaded with a 128GB lightning-fast solid state drive. If more storage is needed, you can use a 510GB SSD ROM extension. The computer features either 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM, industry standard memory for high bandwidth at low rates of power consumption.This laptop has a front camera, inbuilt speakers and microphones which make it convenient for all communication needs. It is also equipped with an ergonomic keyboard. Furthermore, it is compatible with 802.1 b/g WiFi and bluetooth, and can deliver faster internet access and broader coverages.For external screen projections, input and output, the XIDU Tour pro 12.5 is equipped with a USB 3.0 port, a full function type C port, an audio Jack port and a DC Jack port, which cater to different user needs.Now get a XIDU Tour Pro at an affordable price with excellent performance equal to or even more competitive than many other products in the industry! Shop XIDUXIDU Official StoreCoupon code: FLASH30Discount: $30 offAliexpress StoreDiscount: $30 off coupon on the pageAmazon USAmazon UKFind more couponsEDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should be considered an editorial endorsement.

Snatch up a refurbished 11″ Lenovo Chromebook for just $90 today

School is in full swing and students are settling into routines. Many schools require that its students and faculty use Chromebooks as part of their duties. While they are often available for loan, there’s nothing like owning one.Head to the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and you will find that we’re offering a refurbished Lenovo n21 Chromebook for just $89.99. Indeed, it’s all yours for about the cost of a date night dinner.Chromebooks are amazing devices and work well for home and school. After all, so much of your day is spent in the cloud, browsing the web, and streaming. A big-screen phone is nice but the experience is better on a device with 11-inch display.With its 8-hour battery life, this laptop can last throughout a full day at school or work, and beyond. This refurbished N21 Chromebook gives you high durability and versatility for a fraction of what you’d pay buying new.About the N21Chrome OS: boot as quickly as 3 seconds & enjoy integrated browser security, and auto-updates180-Degree Rotating Camera: capture still photos & video from the world around you36.63Wh 6-cell integrated battery: use for up to 8 hours on a single chargeDurable design: withstand daily wear & tear w/ reinforced ports, hinges and corners10-Point Multitouch Display: navigate w/ improved accuracy & responsivenessSpecs11-inch HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit 1366 x 768 resolutionCPU: 2.16 GHz16GB SSD drive4GB DDR3 SDRAMIntel Celeron N2955U ProcessorMulti-format media reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)1 USB 3.0 port2 USB 2.0 port1 HDMI port1 headphone/microphone jackWeight 3.6 lbAvailabilityYou can find the Lenovo N21 Chromebook at the AndroidGuys Deals Store for $89.99 for just a limited time. Although sales are final, you can add a 1-year warranty to your purchase for just $19.99; a second year would be just five bucks more at $24.99.Buying an unlocked phone? Consider these questionsWhich carrier has the best value at $50 a month?Which major prepaid carrier has the best $40 rate plan?Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

The best deals available at US Cellular (September 2019)

Everybody loves a bargain. Whether it’s a few bucks on an accessory or a few hundred on a new phone, we appreciate the opportunity to save on purchases. To that end, we’ve done our best to gather up the current deals and promotions available for consumers.US Cellular DealsHere, we highlight the savings and discounts that can be had at US Cellular. This isn’t an exhaustive list, and things might have changed by the time you read this. Nevertheless, we’ve pulled out what we think are the best from the carrier.For what it’s worth, you can mix and match some of these offers, including the free phone and $200 trade-in.PhonesPort your phone from another carrier and get up to $600 off the latest phonesAccessoriesSave 20% on accessories priced up to $99.99 upon first visiting the website – requires signing up for newsletter.$30 off Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 portable wireless speaker – final price $120OtherSwitch to US Cellular and receive up to $300 contract pay-off via bill credits – requires port of phone numberActive Duty Military and Veteran customers can receive a 15% discount off their calling plan charges on individual single line and/or Family plans

Best unlocked phones under $150

Buying an unlocked phone might be one of the smarter decisions you can make if you need to purchase a new handset. There are plenty of reasons to consider an unlocked phone, including freedom to select and change carriers.Sure, it’s tempting to add the cost of your phone to a monthly bill, but doing this for multiple people can get expensive. Before you know it, that $120 phone bill is actually closer to $200 or $300.Most consumers don’t need a brand new flagship phone. Realistically, devices that are 1-2 years old are still more than sufficient for the typical user.Where can I buy an unlocked phone?Buying an unlocked phone? Consider these questionsBest unlocked phones priced $150-$250Best unlocked phones priced $250-$400If you’re shopping around for a new phone, and have to work with a tight budget, we’ve got good news. There is a lot to choose from as it pertains to cheap, quality unlocked handsets. Here are five of the best cheap unlocked phones that cost less than $150.Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) – $120 You don’t have to buy a Galaxy S or Galaxy Note to get a decent Samsung phone. The Galaxy J3 runs a still respectable Android 8.0 Oreo and features a 5-inch display.  There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera and front-facing 5-megapixel camera, or good enough for most folks. Storage is a little on the low end at 16GB but a microSD expansion card slot allows for up to 400GB of external media.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | Best Buy | WalmartMotorola Moto E6 – $150 This Motorola phone has a number of things that we really appreciate, starting with the stock Android 9 Pie software. With a 5.5-inch display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 5-megapixel sensor, it fits nicely in the hand and snaps solid shots. You’ve also got a 3.5mm headphone jack, water repellent coating, and generous battery. Perhaps most of all we love that it’s compatible with all major carriers.Works with: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and respective MVNO brandsMotorola | Best Buy | AmazonBlu Vivo XL5 – $110 The newest of the phones presented here, you’ll get a generous screen (6.3-inches), a pair of AI-powered cameras, and 64GB worth of internal storage. Add a microSD card and you can double it. Other features include 3GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery that and fast charging. Oh, and the leather back stitching looks pretty cool, too.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazonMetro Buyer’s GuideMint Mobile Buyer’s GuideCricket Wireless Buyer’s GuideAT&T Prepaid Buyer’s GuideNokia 3.1 – $120 We love where Nokia is in 2019 and the 3.1 is a perfect example of why. A great entry-level phone, this one has a 5.2-inch HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 16GB storage capacity. Sold in three interesting color combinations (Blue/Copper, Black/Chrome, White/Iron), its design is equal parts professional and youthful. Perhaps our favorite detail, though, is that it’s an Android One device, meaning two years of updates and three years of security patches.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | Best Buy | WalmartZTE Blade Max View – $150 A big, all around entry level phone, the Blade Max View is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. A decent processor (1.4GHz octa-core) and memory (3GB) tandem give users enough power to handle daily duties with breathing room. A 4,000mAh battery should provide far more than a single day of usage and the microSD expansion card slot can hold all (up to 2TB) of the photos, games, and videos you can download.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and respective MVNO brandsZTE USA | Amazon

What are Routines in the Google Home app, and how do you use them?

Have you ever wished you could make your smart home do multiple actions at once with a single command? Maybe turning off all the lights and adjusting your thermostat in your home when you leave for the office in the morning. Another example would be starting your morning by hearing the weather, latest headlines, your favorite music, and turning on your lights.Well, the good news is, that’s exactly what Routines were created for. With a few simple steps, you can set up your Google Home to automate several actions with one simple voice command.How do you set up a routine?One of the easiest ways to learn about Routines is by setting one up. The Google Home app even comes with several Routines already set up for you. All you have to do is enable it and edit the Routine to your liking. To access routines follow these steps.1. Open the Google Home app.2. Tap on Routines.3. Choose Manage routines.From here, you have access to edit the pre-made Routines and the ability to create your own by pressing on the blue plus (+) symbol in the bottom right corner. Editing a Routine is one of the easiest ways to set one up, and also shows you many of the possibilities that a Routine offers.In this tutorial we’re going to set one up from scratch; this way you understand how to create your own. But make sure to explore the premade Routines, because it might have everything you’re already looking for, or work with only a few minor tweaks.Create a RoutineTo begin creating your own Routine, follow these steps.Tap on the blue plus symbol in the bottom right corner.Under the “When” section, choose either a voice command or time of day to initiate your Routine.If choosing a voice command, it will allow you to add several to choose from. Have fun and add a few different phrases using the blue plus icon in the bottom right corner.Next, you’re going to want to add an action. This can be any voice command your Google Assistant speaker is capable of. The easiest way to add one, is by choosing from the list of popular actions.If there is a settings cog next to the action, make sure to click on it and adjust the settings to your liking. For example, under “Adjust lights, plugs, and more” I made sure to turn off all the connected lights in my house.After you’ve added all of your actions, don’t forget to check the order and change it if necessary.In the Add media section, is where you can choose to play music, audiobooks, podcasts, sleep sounds, or even hear the news. In this example, I will be adding a sleep sound.The final step will be to tap on the check mark at the top to save your new Routine.That’s all there is to it. I would suggest trying it out to test and make sure everything happens exactly as you wanted. If not, no worries, as you can go back in and edit your Routine at any time.Routines will vary widely depending on your smart home setup. For example, if I were allowed to install a connected thermostat or smart locks in my current residence, I could have also adjusted the temperature and locked the doors. However, since I own the Logitech Harmony Companion remote, which I highly recommend, I was able to control my TV using Google Assistant.  It all comes down to what connected devices you have in your home.Even without any connected devices, you can still set up Routines that only make use of your smart speaker, such as reading off your calendar, your reminders, listening to the headlines, the traffic report, or playing a certain playlist.

Just $40, this training will turn you into a Salesforce pro

It’s one thing for a business to publicly say it’s committed to customer service and that it puts the consumer first. It’s entirely different to see a business actually doing it.Building relationships is serious stuff and having the right CRM platform matters. Salesforce is one of the biggest names in that space. And understanding and mastering it can go a long way to help your career.AG DealsCloud backup options on the cheapAll of these headphones are at least 60% offPortable chargers and power solutions with big discountsFor more than twenty years, Salesforce has built its reputation on cloud-based technology and software as a service (SaaS). It’s an entire ecosystem of tools to help businesses configure and maintain workflow, customer information, and more. Isn’t it time to stop messing around with it and learn to truly harness Salesforce?We’re currently offering a three-piece bundle of training and certification to help you go from from beginner to winner. Priced only $39.99, it’s pennies on the dollar as compared to its retail value of $1,500.What’s Included?Access 3 online courses & 40 hours of content 24/7Learn to implement, configure & manage the Sales and Service CloudKnow & master the concepts of Salesforce Platform App BuilderLearn Salesforce online application development using Force.com fundamentalsTransform your ability to develop custom applications on the Salesforce platform using the Apex code & Visualforce user interface frameworkBeyond educating you on the finer details and intricacies of Salesforce, the training is geared to help you point you in the direction to pass Salesforce-approved certification exams. Once you’ve done that, you can basically write your own ticket. Next stop, pay raises and new career path!Take your training wherever you are, be it on a PC or mobile. You’ve got a full year to get through the 40 hours of content so your side hustle comes at a pace that works for you.Buy it Now!This training retails for almost $1,500, but through our Deals Store you can purchase the entire instruction bundle for only $39.99. Hurry, it won’t last forever!Best SellersSave even more!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Keezel 2.0 all-in-one portable power bank and VPN device, just $179

With all of this talk about leaks, cyber-security, and hacking, you’d be wise to want to put your guard up. For some of us this means making smarter decisions about where we go and what we do online. For others, it’s shielding themselves behind a VPN client. We’re currently offering a product and service combination takes things even further.Enter Keezel.As a physical, portable WiFi device, the Keezel connects to any WiFi connection and then routes traffic through its own protected network. That’s right, you can use it at home, at a coffee shop, or at the airport. No matter what it connects to, you’re getting the same level of security.Keezel is a cybersecurity device that protects you from malware, ransomware, hackers, and snoopers.The Keezel boasts an internal battery that delivers up to 20 hours of usage. Moreover, it also packs an 8000mAh battery inside to help charge your mobile devices, too.First introduced on Indiegogo, the original Keezel was backed to the tune of more than $1 million and 540% funding. In other words, a lot of people already know about this and you’re late to the party. Especially since this is the Keezel 2.0 and has improved upon its successor.Features and SpecsProtect your device from malware, ransomware, hackers & snoopers as you go onlineSecure your devices & data w/ end-to-end encryption and a powerful firewallRemove suspicious ads w/ the ad-blocking featurePrevent accidentally clicking a malicious link w/ the phishing protectionUse your Keezel as a power bank w/ its 8,000mAh batteryDual-core CPU processor512 MB RAM8,000 mAh battery (Keezel lasts around 20 hours on a charge)WiFi 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4ghz and 5ghzAccess to VPN servers around the worldPortable & simpleWhere to BuyAndroidGuys readers can purchase the Keezel with a lifetime of premium VPN services. Pricing shakes out to just $179, or 25% off, for a limited time.Save even more!In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $25 spent, you get $1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.How about a freebie?Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!

Blu debuts new premium Bold brand of phones with 6.4-inch N1

Blu Products on Monday introduced not just a new phone, but an entirely new brand. Called Bold, it’s a “premium” line of devices which are expected to launch around 1-2 phones per year.The Bold brand is different from the standard Blu line and promises a “guaranteed Android upgrade” and two years of security maintenance. Moreover, it figure to offer phones made with a higher grade of materials — at least that’s what its first model, the N1, uses in its build.The Bold N1, launching today, is a $250 affair which offers up an incredibly attractive bundle for the money. It’s comprised of mid-to-high end hardware features with some of the newest in phone trends.The N1 is powered by Android 9 Pie and features a generous 6.4-inch display that runs edge-to-edge in all directions. Indeed, there’s no front-facing camera taking up bezel or eating into the screen. Instead, it pops up from inside the body of the phone much like OnePlus 7 Pro.The 6.4-inch AMOLED screen has a 92% screen-to-body ratio and packs a 2,340 x 1080 pixel resolution. Moreover, it has Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The fingerprint scanner is also located in the display.In terms of performance, the Bold N1 houses an octa-core processor at 2.1GHz with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. This borders on the upper end of the mid-range, and ought to be more than sufficient for most users.As for cameras, the Bold N1 employs a pair of shooters on the back, a 16-megapixel AI camera with f1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Software can help users get better images by automatically detecting various environments and subjects. Super Zoom can capture images up to 96-megapixels. 1 of 6 The N1 includes a 3,500mAh battery that supports both quick (18W) charging and wireless charging. According to Bold, 10 minutes on the charger can add three hours of calling or 1.4 hours of web browsing.AvailabilityThe Bold N1 is now available for $249.99 at Amazon or directly through the Bold website at BoldPhone.com. Similar to Blu’s strategy of offering a limited-time launch discount, the Bold N1 comes with a $50 instant rebate for a short time. Indeed, it’s yours for just $200 while supplies last.An unlocked phone that works with T-Mobile and AT&T networks, it potentially supports Verizon as well.ReviewOur team has a Bold N1 review unit in hand and has spent that last 7-10 days using the phone. Look for our review in the near future.

Google 4 rumors: Gestures, astrophotography mode, and bright orange

We’re in the final weeks before the expected Google Pixel 4 launch so that means the rumors are bound to come in a flurry. The past few days have given way to a handful of details for the upcoming device and definitely paint an interesting picture.Bright OrangeYou know how Google likes to release a colored variant of its phones to sit alongside black and white models? Whereas previous years had muted takes on pink (Not Pink) and purple (Purple-ish), the 2019 experience could be more bold.A new image posted to Weibo, and spotted by Android Central, shows what potentially could be a bright orange approach to the Pixel 4. The picture appears to show the phone from the back with its large camera array in the top left.Reportedly, the color may be called “Coral” which is the same as what Google uses for its Home Mini. That smart speaker, for its part, is more red than orange, but, hey whatever.Gestures and Camera ModesA promo video obtained by ProAndroid looks to confirm some of the details we’ve expected from the Google Pixel 4, namely gestures.The video smells like something Google might run on TV to promote its phone and shows off the AI smarts and camera tech. Assuming this proves accurate, the Pixel 4 should dial up the camera experience for low-light environments, especially with the rumored “astrophotography” mode.Chatter surfacing in the previous week suggests a new Motion Mode will be included to assist sports and action shots. The astrophotography is said to work in tandem with an 8X zoom mode.Google AssistantTying things up, the video shows off how one might use Google Assistant to search for specific videos in Google Photos and share them with a contact — all by voice.  We saw hints of this at Google I/O 2019 and expect to see this included in the Pixel 4, potentially as an exclusive feature at launch.Google is expected to introduce the Pixel 4 in early October as that’s been the case for the last three years.

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