Tag Archive: ecosystem


4 reasons you should get into the Sonos ecosystem right now

Now’s the time to jump aboard the Sonos train.

Thanks to gadgets like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, smart speakers have quickly become one of the hottest consumer tech gadgets around. It’s been great fun seeing this new product category come to life, and in addition to new brands emerging to jump aboard this train, other companies have been learning to adapt and change their ways to beat Amazon and Google at their own game.

One  [Read More…]

IP Cameras vs. Nest, Arlo, and other integrated systems: Which security ecosystem should you invest in?

Whether you want something simple or need a complicated whole-house system, there is a security camera that will work for you.

Home surveillance cameras are more popular than ever before. Whether you want cameras as part of a larger home security system, to use as a baby monitor or even to keep an eye on the pets while you’re at work, there are plenty of options available at just about every price point.

But before you buy,  [Read More…]

Using Android in the Microsoft ecosystem

Is it possible to comfortably use an Android while living in the Microsoft ecosystem?

More and more people are switching from Windows phone every day. I can tell, because people are constantly asking me which platform they should go for between iOS and Android. I’ve already written an article detailing my month-long experience with an iPhone in the Microsoft ecosystem, and now it’s Android’s turn, as so many of you requested.

In my mind, to truly experience  [Read More…]

IP Cameras vs. Nest, Arlo and integrated systems: Which security ecosystem should you invest in?

Whether you want something simple or need a complicated whole-house system, there is a security camera that will work for you.

Home surveillance cameras are more popular than ever before. Whether you want cameras as part of a larger home security system, to use as a baby monitor or even to keep an eye on the pets while you’re at work, there are plenty of options available at just about every price point.

But before you buy,  [Read More…]

Android apps on Chromebooks: Google’s shortcut to a full desktop ecosystem

Android apps on Chrome OS are so more than just an interesting sideshow.

It’s looking more and more likely that Android apps will be officially coming to Chrome OS through the Google Play Store, after a brief sighting of an option checkbox and splash page on at least one device. And it’s been a long time coming — almost two years in fact, since Google first demonstrated Android apps on a Chromebook at Google I/O 2014.  [Read More…]

Good for Samsung Knox brings a secure app ecosystem for enterprise users

Samsung has partnered with Good Technology to offer enterprise smartphone users access to Good for Samsung Knox. This new program is designed to offer businesses a way to allow their workers to download apps that are secure on devices that run the Samsung Knox security platform.

Even the Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 doesn’t avoid Google’s ecosystem

Samsung’s first Tizen phone ships with Google Search and YouTube apps, and Google as its default search engine

Following delays of over a year, Samsung finally shipped its first Tizen-powered handset, the Z1, earlier this month in India. The arrival of Tizen on smartphones — remember it’s been on Samsung’s Gear smartwatches for almost a year now — has been a long time coming, and there’s been plenty of speculation among press and mobile industry watchers  [Read More…]

How Droid World examines the future of the Android ecosystem

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With Android systems tipping the balance at up to 81% in units sold dependent on who you read, it’s never been a more fruitful time to be working in Android. There’s an awful lot of excitement coming out of Google I/O, and with version 4.4.4 hitting the streets, it’s definitely something for users to get their teeth into for now with a vital OpenSSL vuln  [Read More…]

Droidcon London will acclimate developers to the Android ecosystem

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Not everyone can make it to Google I/O and soak-up development knowledge from the engineers of Google and its partners. But that doesn’t mean the benefits and know-how to be gained from attending a developer conference is unavailable to those who couldn’t make it.

Android developers in Europe can attend the upcoming Droidcon London conference and learn  [Read More…]