With the Apple Watch, it’s never been easier to order products online. Not only does Apple’s new wearable support Apple Pay, but Amazon, not surprisingly, already released an Apple Watch app with one-click purchasing functionality that we just had a feeling would be too dangerous for its own good.
From the expansion of its one-hour delivery service to new cities to the testing of product deliveries directly to customer car trunks and the expansion of its ecosystem of apps and streaming content, the first quarter found Amazon on a typically productive footing.
The scope of that activity – which included things like the company’s studio arm greenlighting new seasons of original shows like “Mozart in the Jungle” and launching new features around some of the company’s hardware offerings – also sheds light on how the e-commerce behemoth plans to spend the rest of 2015. Based on its at times dizzying operational pace during the just-ended three-month period for which Amazon reported earnings Thursday, which included revealing for the first time the size of its $5 billion cloud business, 2015 looks to be another year of big bets, occasional misfires and breakneck expansion for the company. More →
When we reviewed the Galaxy S6 last month, we found the battery life to be about on par with most of the other flagship devices that have launched this generation. The fast-charging adapter certainly helps alleviate this issue if you happen to be near a wall outlet, but what if you’re on the move all day and need your phone to last, no matter how much stress you put it through?
Amazon’s own Android phone may have been an absolute bust, but the company’s Android app store is an entirely different story. The Amazon Appstore is accessible on all Android smartphones and tablets, and it offers a solid alternative to Google’s Play store. In fact, we recently called it the one app every Android device owner needs to install immediately thanks to Amazon’s promotions that offer one new paid app for free every day.
But why give away one paid app each day when you can give away 26? More →
Cord cutting was once a distant dream, but now it’s a reality for an increasing number of consumers tired of overpaying for a pay TV package. Thanks to the growing number of streaming movie and TV services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and more, it’s getting easier each day to cut the cord without missing too much.
The problem, however, is that it can often be difficult to find what you’re looking for on all of these streaming services. Thankfully, one nifty web app is looking to simplify the searching process. More →
Both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge have been out for a few days now, which means many of you are probably in the market for a case. Of course, having just bought a new phone, you probably don’t want to break the bank on some fancy case, which is why you definitely need to check out these killer savings from Slickdeals. More →
The iPad Air 2 has been out for months now, but it’s still hard to find the right case. I know that I spent hours scouring the shelves of every Best Buy in the area before I finally settled on the one I own now, but I wish I had seen the CaseCrown Bold Standby Pro Case before I spent $60 on this one. More →
If you haven’t heard of Oyster, the most apt way to describe it is as “the Netflix for books,” allowing users to pay a monthly subscription fee for access to its catalog of over 1 million digital titles. On Wednesday, the company launched what it is calling Oyster 2.0, which includes a full eBook store that might stand a chance of rivaling Amazon’s ubiquitous storefront. More →
The hunt for the perfect phone case is never over. You might have seen the list of every iPhone 6 case we’ve ever recommended last week, but no matter how long that list gets, we’re going to continue to add to it as long as we keep discovering new cases that deserve your attention. More →
BGR has a long and winding relationship with Amazon, mostly because we have exclusively leaked every single piece of hardware the company announced from the first Kindle straight through to the Fire phone. Amazon refuses to work with us as a result, and we suppose that’s understandable. Of course, we’re still big fans of many of the services Amazon provides, and we use several of them ourselves regularly.
Amazon, always one to push the envelope, took the wraps off of Amazon Dash yesterday. In case you missed it, the latest addition to Amazon’s growing product lineup is a series of oval buttons stamped with the logo of a particular household item that tends to need replenishing on a frequent basis.
For instance, say you’re running low on Tide. Instead of making a mental note to buy more detergent, you can simply press the button on your Tide Amazon Dash widget whereupon it will send a message, via Wi-Fi, to your Amazon mobile shopping app confirming that an order has been placed. Of course, users can pre-determine the quantities they want delivered.
After a slow start to the year, there are already enough games out in 2015 to last you for the next six months. Of course, you’ll need the latest and greatest consoles in order to play them, but consoles are expensive. That’s not going to change any time soon, which is why we thought it might be worth pointing you in the direction of a few great deals on Amazon. More →