Lilbits: Goodbye Yahoo Groups, hello Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, and a PSA

There’s some phone news, a farewell to an old-school internet service, and a reminder that some of the best Prime Day deals are for Amazon’s somewhat-hackable Fire tablets. But first, a public service announcement. If you live in the United States, you have until October 15 to fill out the 2020 Census. That date has […]

How to install Google Play on the Amazon Fire HD 10 (9th-gen)

Amazon’s Fire tablets have a well-deserved reputation for offering decent bang for the buck. They have decent displays, long battery life, and affordable price tags. But they also come with an operating system called Fire OS, which is Amazon’s custom version of Android. Instead of the Google Play Store, there’s the Amazon Appstore. And while […]

Comparing specs: Amazon Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and Fire 10 tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets are some of the most cheapest tablets worth buying thanks to a combination of decent screens, acceptable performance (for some tasks) and really low starting prices. Normally you can pick up an Amazon Fire tablet for between $50 and $150. From time to time, they go on sale at deep discounts. But […]

Amazon Prime Day Deals

Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Amazon and Skimlinks affiliate programs. Amazon Prime Day takes place from October 13 to 14, 2020 with discounts on hundreds of items sold by Amazon across a range of product categories. That means you can save on everything from laptops and tablets to kitchen goods […]

Daily Deals (8-12-2020)

Amazon’s Fire tablets are on sale for up to $50 off this week. And if you don’t feel like hacking your tablet to add the Google Play Store, you can save $18 on the Lenovo Tab M8 FHD Android tablet at the moment. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Tablets Amazon Fire HD […]

Daily Deals (2-17-2020)

Presidents Day sales started a week or two ago, but today is the official date of the US holiday, so if you’re looking for a deal on laptops, tablets, headphones, charging accessories, or other gadgets… I guess they’re still on sale. Anyway, Lenovo is selling a Windows laptop for $150 today. Best Buy has a […]

Amazon Fire tablet hacking resources (Fall 2019 edition)

As usual, Amazon is offering deep discounts on Fire tablets for the holiday shopping season. And as usual, some folks would like Amazon’s tablets better if they worked a bit more like other Android tablets. Amazon Fire tablets run a fork of Android called Fire OS. That means they have an Amazon-designed user interface and ship […]