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We're happy to annouce our newest community, BluetoothSpeakerForum.com.  As the name would suggest, it's a community dedicated to bluetooth speakers which have proliferated over the past several years as mobile devices have become an oft used way to listen to music.  Focusing mostly on portable bluetooth speakers, we have original reviews as well as those from well-known vloggers, and of course the latest news on upcoming devices, technologies and updates.  Finally, we have the most comprehensive selection of message boards for all the major bluetooth speaker manufacturers from the high end to low, well known name brands to small, obscure.  Come on over and join us and find that perfect speaker...or two...or three. 





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A major leak hit the interwebs today regarding Google's plans for new devices this fall.  In addition to some new phones dubbed Pixel and Pixel XL will be a new version of the company's Chromecast that will support 4K video and is to be called either Chromecast Plus or Ultra.  Not much else is known about the new 4K Chromecast but we're sure that there will be some new, faster hardware inside to support the higher streaming resolution and we wouldn't be surprised to see some additional software tweaks as well. 

We would expect the company to keep the price either at the same price point or perhaps a few dollars more ($5 o $10 higher) and to sell it alongside the current model Chromecast or perhaps they will drop the price of the current model for standard HD TVs and price the 4K model at $35 which is the Chromecast price today before any rebates.  So what do you think?  Will you be picking up a 4K Chromecast?  Interested in the new phones which appear to be replacing the 'Nexus' brand as Google's flagship devices?  Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below and of course it goes without saying that none of the above has been confirmed so it's all rumor and speculation until we see what comes on the 4th of October.

KnowYourMobile

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Now's a great time to pick up a Chromecast and Chromecast Audio.  Google has them on sale 'everywhere' for $5 each.  Most places have free shipping (including our links below).  Grab a few Chromecast Audios to breathe new life into your speakers or pick up a Chromecast for every tv in your home and ''cast" movies, games, apps and the internet to the big screen from your phone and tablet.  It really changes the entire way you use your tv and it's pretty amazing.  Definitely a 'must have' for all Android and iPhone users alike.   



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Ever feel like going on adventure and wish there was a resource that could instantly tell you all the cool stuff around you to do?  Well that's what Local Guru does.  It's an amazing new app...really more than an app...a great resource...that let's you instantly see what cool adventures, activities and interests are close by and hooks you up with a 'guru' to lead you on your adventure or activity.  Using your location you can see a list of adventures led by a local expert or 'guru'.  Perhaps you want to take a hike, or learn to surf or go horseback riding or a mountain biking adventure.  It's a great tool to explore wherever you are and geared to the outdoors adventurer in us all.  Even better, it lets you filter for price and proximity to your location.  You also can click on the map to any location and do a search in that area to see what is available in other areas.  Just think of the possibilities of planning a trip or vacation and being able to tap the location on the map and book a cool adventure where you're going to be. 

Now the founder of 'Local Guru' is a great guy named Joseph I had the pleasure of meeting recently in Santa Monica.  Joseph and his team put a lot of effort into procuring only quality adventures and activities led by knowledgeable experts in whatever the adventure is.  The app is constantly being improved and refined and new features are being introduced all the time to ensure that the adventures you go on are of the highest quality.  Give 'Local Guru' a try and if you have any ideas to make it even more useful feel free to send them a note.  Make sure any local experts and 'gurus' you know sign up to offer their activities through Local Guru's app and help spread the word and make Local Guru the national sensation it deserves to be.  Grab the free app at the link below.


You can also learn more about the Local Guru app at their website: www.localguruapp.com


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How many times have you had your phone or tablet with you and found you really wished you had a portable keyboard to write out a long message, email or perhaps even get some work done while at a cafe.  You struggle to compose your work on the touchscreen and you've thought of buying one of those wireless bluetooth keyboards but always felt they were almost as big as a traditional keyboard...so why bother?  Well here's a great option that is both small enough to leave in your bag, backpack or purse without ever feeling like you're lugging around a keyboard, while also providing a quality typing experience that is very similar to the high quality Microsoft Surface keyboard that is widely acclaimed.

Microsoft's foldable portable keyboard gives you just about everything you'd look for in such a device...portability as well as tactile physical keys and great battery life.  What Microsoft has done is split the keyboard into two sections, with an inch wide middle canyon that it folds across.  Now some of the reviews mention that the key size has been slightly altered in order to fit this configuration and that it does a take a bit of adjustment to get used to it.  But after using it for a little while you quickly become accustomed to the modified layout and are able to type quite handily on it...certainly a great improvement to typing on a tiny screen of a phone or tablet.  Normally the Microsoft foldable keyboard lists for $99 and if you look around you can find it in the $70-$80 range, nut just for today Best Buy has it as one of their 'Daily Deals' for only $49.99.  That's a bargain and the lowest price we've ever seen this cool device.  If you're been looking for a quality, super portable keyboard to use with your phone or tablet that gets up to 3 months battery life between charge...grab one at the link below before the price goes back up.



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Android Pay is Google's answer to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.  Basically you register a credit or debit card to your Android Pay account, and then you can use your mobile device, whether Android watch or phone to pay for items with simply a tap at any store that accepts the Android Pay Service.  This is a growing list that includes everything from McDonald's to JetBlue to Office Depot to Macy's and many many more.  Google is running a promotion right now to encourage people to sign up.  After your 10th tap to pay with Android Pay you can get yourself either a selection from the Google Play Music Store or a free Chromecast.  You can see details about the promotion here..  Overall we'd say if you were thinking of trying out the Android Pay service anyway, this is a nice 'perk' to encourage you to do.  The promo runs til the end of February.  Happy Chromecasting!

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Due to overwhelming requests over the past year we're happy to announce our newest mobile device community, http://iPhoneCommunity.net ; a forum and news site dedicated to the iPhone.  While our initial communities were dedicated to Android users, more and more of our members have informed us they have multiple platforms and OS's in their homes and many told us they would love to have an iPhone community here as well.   While we've dabbled with some Apple device forums for specific devices and the iPad before, we've never had a general iPhone forum that will cover all iPhones until now. So if you do have iPhones in your home, are knowledgeable about the iOS platform or are just curious and would like to learn more, please register over at http://iPhoneCommunity.net and help us build the newest and greatest iPhone resource on the web!  Don't worry, we'll still be posting to and maintaining all of our Android sites as well.  This is just our latest edition so come on by if you're an Apple aficionado!


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Featuring a new circular design, faster hardware and updated software, the new 2nd generation Chromecast is even better than the original.  Please use this board for all Chromecast 2 related topics.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5UCCSXoIpd4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5UCCSXoIpd4</a>

We've been looking for a good video review and demonstration of the 2nd generation Google Chromecast as well as Chromecast Audio and Android Authority has done just that.  Here we see the design changes of the 2015 edition of the Chromecast and the benefits of it.  We also are introduced to Google's new wireless audio solution...the Chromecast Audio.  The Chromecast Audio lets you turn your ordinary speakers into wireless speakers that similarly to the standard Chromecast can be controlled by your Android mobile device.  It's really a boon to people that already have a great stereo setup and speakers they are happy with and don't want to have to go out and purchase a dedicated pair of bluetooth or wireless enabled speakers.  For $35 you simply buy the Chromecast Audio and it's done. 

The Chromecast app from last year has been updated to include support for the Chromecast Audio as well as some new features.  You now have more options to customize the screen background, include news, headlines and pictures from Google and more.  The internals of the Chromecast have also been updated with new hardware that now supports 5Ghz wireless rather than the older 2.4Ghz.  Also the processor has been upgraded and as the reviewer mentions in the video 1080p video from a service such as HBOGO streams instantly crystal clear when it used to require some buffer time with the older Chromecast.  There's more info about the Chromecast Audio and Chromecast if you watch the video above so I highly recommend you do.  Now both the 2nd generation Chromecast and Chromecast Audio run $35 apiece which is a steal considering their functionality.  If you don't mind having slightly slower streaming but overall the same functionality of the newer Chromecast you can save a few bucks and still pick up the original Chromecast for a bit less.  I've included links below for all three so pick your poison and start Chromecasting today!





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GroupOn is selling the 2nd generation Nexus 7 16GB model...BRAND NEW for $109.99.  That's an amazing deal considering new these went for $229.99...it's over $100 off! The Nexus 7 is still a great powerful little tablet and as soon as you unpack it you'll be able to upgrade it to the newest version of Android; Marshmallow!  if you like the smaller 7 inch form factor and want to save a ton of cash you'll want to grab one or more of these Nexus 7s. They make an absolutely terrific gift.

The 2nd generation Nexus 7 features that gorgeous 7 inch Full HD display (1920x1200) and still potent Snapdragon S4 Pro along with stereo speakers and that legendary Asus build quality.  There's front and back cameras and of course...always the latest and greatest version of Android since it's a Nexus.  As part of this deal you also get an optional official Travel Cover making it even more of a bargain.  For just $109.99 for a brand new unit with full one year Asus warranty this is an offer too good to refuse...pick up a few before they're gone cause this is a very limited time offer with limited supply.  Hit the link below now and grab one!


SPECIFICATIONS
Model number: ASUS-2B16 (2013)
7 LED backlight WUXGA full-HD (1920x1200) display
IPS panel with 10 finger multi-touch support
2.3 million pixels create 323ppi
1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
2GB RAM
16GB hard drive
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system
Pre-loaded with Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangout apps
Buy apps from Google Play
1.2MP front and 5MP rear HD cameras
Stereo speakers
Up to 10 hour battery life
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth V4.0
Narrow bezel
Color: green, grey, pink, or orange
Condition: new
Dimensions: 4.5x7.9x0.35, 0.6lb.
1 year warranty from ASUS

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There's not one, but two Chromecast promotions going on right now that when combined end up being quite a deal.  First off, Google is offering any new Chromecast or Chromecast Audio buyer $20 in free Google Play Credit to use for your choice of music, movies or apps.   This offer is good for all new Chromecast purchases as long as they are activated by January 2nd, 2016.  But that's not all.  BestBuy is also offering their own promotion.  You can save $5 on a single Chromecast (now $30 instead of $35) or $15 on two Chromecast or Chromecast Audios when bought together for just $55 for both.  If you consider in addition to this discount you factor in the $20 in Google Play credit you're in effect getting two Chromecasts for $35...the normal price of one.  The Google Play Credit is good no matter where you purchase your new Chromecast as long as it's activated by 1/2/2016.  We've included the link below to Best Buy's Chromecast page where you can get this deal.  Then, once your Chromecasts arrive simply set them up and navigate over to Google's Chromecast page to redeem for your free $20 in Google Play Credit!


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Google's most recently Nexus tablet, the Nexus 9 has dropped in price dramatically for the holiday and you can now grab one or two as a gift for yourself or others for up to $170 off the list price.  Right now you can grab a brand new 32GB Nexus 9 in white or black for only $309.99.  That's up to $170 off the list price of $479 for either black or white in Wifi.  ...These are for the wifi Nexus 9s and they are BRAND NEW at Amazon at the link below.  You even get Free Shipping to boot!

The Nexus 9 specs include the state of the art NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3 GHz Processor,  Android 5.0 Lollipop; 8.9-Inch IPS LCD TFT Display; QXGA (2048x1536), 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory, 1.6MP Front Camera; 8MP Rear Camera, 0.96 pounds; 802.11ac WiFi; 2x2 (MIMO) and of course it's a Nexus so you'll always get the latest Android updates first.  Don't miss this opportunity to get Google and HTCs hot new NEXUS 9 TABLET for a nice fat discount.  Grab one (or more) at the link below before the price goes back up!


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Nexus 7 2nd generation Blowout going on right now on Groupon.  Only $99 gets you a brand new 2nd generation Nexus 7 plus a premium cover.  This is the lowest price we've ever seen by a good margin.  At this price it makes a great stocking stuffer or backup tablet if your old tablet has become worn.  The premium cover features the auto sleep/wake function when the cover is opened.  These originally sold for $229 so this is over half off...and that's not even including the value of the free cover.

The 2nd generation Nexus 7 features that gorgeous 7 inch Full HD display (1920x1200) and still potent Snapdragon S4 Pro along with stereo speakers and that legendary Asus build quality.  There's front and back cameras and of course...always the latest and greatest version of Android since it's a Nexus.  As part of this deal you also get a free premium cover making it even more of a bargain.  For just $99 for a brand new unit with full one year Asus warranty this is an offer too good to refuse...pick up a few before they're gone cause this is a very limited time offer with limited supply.  Hit the link below now and grab one!


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As we approach the holidays, many major retailers are holding their annual 'Cyber Week' deals and specials for online shoppers especially for anything related to technology but also for non-tech categories as well such as household items, clothes and more.  For those too busy to take advantage of the Black Friday sales of last week this is your 'next best' chance to order discounted gifts for the holiday season and take advantage of the sales to stock up or buy that item you've been waiting for.  We've included links below to some of the most well-known large 'Cyber Week' participants so use these links to check out the great deals and enjoy saving some cash!. 








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We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of our forum members and their families.  As we all know starting tonight and through tomorrow (Black Friday) and the entire weekend is the busiest shopping days of the year.  All kinds of great deals, especially electronics such as Android phones and tablets, tvs, computers, home audio etc is on sale with most major stores online having blowout prices, the lowest of the year for many items.   We'd like to encourage members to utilize our affiliate links below to reach your favorite online store as a way to help support our site and keep it free.   We've provided links to some of the most popular sites including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Walmart, Buydig, Newegg and Ebay.com.  Please click through to the following sites to see the great Black Friday and weekend deals for 2015.  Thank you and have a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!







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