Monday, April 25, 2016

Free Netflix with Google Play Rewards on Android

A recent update to the Netflix app states that you will soon be able to pay for your Netflix subscription with Google Play Billing. So does that mean you can use your Google Play Rewards money to get Netflix for free? Let's hope so.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Control Your Android Phone with Google Now and Voice Access

Google has released an app into Beta that allows you to control almost every aspect of your phone with just your voice. The app is called Voice Access. Once started, either by Voice or by tapping the icon in the notification tray, your screen will display numbers next to icons or buttons that you want to Press with your Voice. See screenshot:

Surprised as I was by this great feature, I was even more surprised that even the button on Widgets are also accessible by Voice. Navigation by voice is not limited to Number. You can also say things like Go Back, Go Home,Next, Swipe Left, Swipe Right, Scroll Down, or say Show All Commands to learn how to turn your volume up or down, turn on or off WIFI or Bluetooth. 

To use you must sign up for the beta here: and you will be linked to download the app. 

OK Google, Call My Wife

Eventually, Google will automatically know who your wife is, your mom, dad, and maybe even your neighbor! Until then (or do they already), you can tell Google Now who these people are by assigning them a Google Now Voice Shortcut. You can view all your Nicknames under account Settings in your Android app.

To setup a Nickname, all you have to do is make a call using your voice. For Example, "Ok Google, Call my Wife"

Google will then ask who your wife is. Search for her and set it! Now all you have to do is tell Google To Call Your Wife. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Deposit Cash to PayPal with Android App

The recent update to PayPal's Android app
states that you can now deposit Cash into your PayPal account at CVS or Rite Aid. Once you have the latest update, you press on Add Money, select In Store Cash, select your store and you'll be presented with a Barcode to show the cashier. Once they scan, you hand over the money. After 15 minutes and after a 3.95 fee, it will show up in your account. 

Nifty idea if you're in a pinch. Are there any other services that offer such a thing?