Friday November 29, 2013
Google is offering some deals this week, and they can be found here. Some caveats. The low price listed for movies is generally the price of a movie rental. If you don't usually listen to your music or read your books through Google, your favorite vendor is probably offering price matching, so double check. Unlike Black Friday "door busters," where there are only a few of an item available, everyone has time to do some comparison shopping before buying a digital download.
Thursday November 28, 2013
Another holiday favorite activity is going to the movies. I used to have to drive by the theater or phone them up to see what was playing, but I've been able to Google it for years now. I can find out what shows are playing nearby, when the show starts, and even movie reviews. All with one simple search. With Google Now, I usually just ask for "movies near me."
Wednesday November 27, 2013
One of the holiday conundrums is what to do with all that food. I like using Cookin' With Google to find recipes. Type in a list of the ingredients you have on hand, and it will list a bunch of recipes that use that ingredient. It's really good for year round cooking, but I tend to think of it in the winter when I am sick of eating reheated turkey and stuffing, again, but feeling too lazy to go drive to the store to buy some new ingredients.
Tuesday November 26, 2013
I lean yes, unless you already have a streaming player you like or don't have an HDMI port or Android device. If you volunteer to set it up for them, you might end up being a real hero to your parents this holiday season. Google is also currently offering a free movie rental with purchase, although, be warned, they also charge shipping when you buy from the Google Play store. You might want to head to Best Buy or check out Amazon to avoid the shipping charge.