Tag Archive: Compatibility

PlayStation 5: New patents indicate potential backward compatibility

Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation 4’s eventual successor.

While development on the PlayStation 4’s successor has likely been going on for years, Sony has officially confirmed that it’s in the works. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

The latest information

We’ll keep this article up to date with any new information that comes out regarding the PlayStation 5. We’ll try to stay away from unsubstantiated rumors, but we will occasionally update this with  [Read More…]

Motiv Ring adds Alexa compatibility, expands to Android

Motiv Ring will finally be available or users of Android phones. On top of that, the Ring-shaped wearable has also gained Alexa compatibility.

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How to Check Smart Thermostat Compatibility in your Home

You can do this.

So you want to get yourself a smart thermostat. Good for you. It’s a smart investment. But, yeah. There are wires involved. And just a little bit of electricity. Nothing too scary (and nothing too high-voltage), but that does mean there’s going to be a little bit of homework before you buy. Because (and I know this from experience) there’s nothing worse than coming home with a few hundred bucks worth of hardware  [Read More…]

Android compatibility comes to the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

Schlage adds Android compatibility to its Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt.

Schlage has been around for a long time — if you’ve gone to a hardware store, you’ve likely seen its locks and deadbolts front and center. And like any legacy home security company, Schlage has found its way into the connected home space through products like its $ 229.99 flagship Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, which appends Bluetooth connectivity to a traditional front  [Read More…]

Samsung brings iOS compatibility to the latest Gear devices

The new Samsung Gear S app is available today in the Apple App Store.

Samsung has announced that they have extended iOS compatibility to the latest Gear family of devices including the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit2. You’ll need to have an iPhone 5 or newer and be running iOS 9 or higher on it to use the new app, so most iPhones out there should be compatible.

Starting today, users can download the Samsung  [Read More…]

Qualcomm addresses USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0 compatibility

Qualcomm says Quick Charge is connector-independent, and there have been no reports of malfunctions using the technology over USB Type-C.

There’s been some discussion about the HTC 10 and LG G5 using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology through the USB Type-C connector. In particular, Google’s Benson Leung — a popular USB Type-C evangelist of sorts — has expressed concern over the USB Type-C specification, and many have expressed safety concerns about mixing the two technologies.

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Fossil is buying Q Founder ads in Esquire magazine, using iOS compatibility as a selling point

If you pick up a copy of Esquire magazine, you’ll only get a few pages in before you see a full-page ad for the Fossil Q Founder Android Wear watch. While the Q Founder was hardly our favorite of the current crop of Wear devices, one thing Fossil definitely brings to the table is years of experience in both marketing and retail relationships — and we’re seeing the former at work here.

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NPR One for Android gains MirrorLink compatibility

NPR One for Android has gained MirrorLink compatibility, offering users yet another way to listen while on the go. Through the use of a free app from MirrorLink, RockScout, you can now control how you listen to NPR One right from your dashboard.

AirDroid gets updated with improved performance and compatibility

AirDroid for Android has been updated to version 3.1.3, introducing a few improvements to further enhance the user experience.

About the Android Auto compatibility check website …

Android Auto works with Android 5.x devices. But if you’re really not sure whether your phone is compatible, there’s a tool at android.com/auto/check that’ll tell you if you’re good to go.

Unfortunately, it’s not working. It’s reporting back that the Nexus 6, Moto X 2014, HTC One M9 and HTC One M8 are not compatible with Android Auto. But we’ve used every single one of those phones with Android Auto. (And we’re testing more as time permits.)  [Read More…]