Tag Archive: Integration


August smart locks are gaining Samsung SmartThings software integration

You will no longer have to use Z-Wave to connect your August Smart Lock to SmartThings.

What you need to know August smart locks will soon offer direct software integration with the Samsung SmartThings home automation platform. The company’s smart locks will be able to sync with other connected SmartThings devices for greater flexibility. Samsung customers will also be able to view their front door status, initiate a lock or unlock, and sync with other smart home  [Read More…]

Android Messages for web gains Duo video call integration

Video calls placed from Messages for web will be started by Duo for web.

What you need to know The Messages for web client now offers integration with Google Duo. To place a video call from Messages for web, all you need to do is select a conversation or click on “Start chat” and then click “Video call.” Google had added Duo calling integration to the Messages app on Android in November 2017.

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Motorola One Zoom tipped to sport Snapdragon 675, special Alexa integration

Despite being part of Motorola’s One series, the One Zoom may not be an Android One device.

What you need to know A new leak claims the upcoming Motorola One Zoom will run on Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 675 processor. The mid-range Android smartphone will have Alexa integration as well but will not be part of the Android One program. In Europe, the Motorola One Zoom will reportedly be priced at €399 ($ 446).

A report published by  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta gains tighter integration with Teams and more

The beta track is ready to roll with some new features.

What you need to know Microsoft Launcher version 5.6 is now available for beta testers. The update adds closer integration with Microsoft Teams and Outlook. You’ll also find a revamped “Settings” page tagging along.

Microsoft released another update for Microsoft Launcher beta testers to check out today, bringing along a handful of new features. Coming in at version 5.6, the latest update to Microsoft Launcher aims  [Read More…]

Garmin’s new Forerunner smartwatches get phone-free Spotify integration

Put on your workout playlist.

Garmin has today unveiled a new line of Forerunner smartwatches including options for beginner runners all the way up to experienced triathletes, with select models gaining support for phone-free Spotify and Deezer playback.

The newly-announced Forerunner 245 and 245 Music are upgrades to the popular Forerunner 235 and feature built-in GPS, activity and exercise tracking, as well as support for stress and sleep monitoring. They also feature Garmin Coach training plans and  [Read More…]

The Schlage Encode deadbolt is smarter than ever thanks to Ring integration

Makes life a little simpler.

The $ 249 Schlage Encode smart Wi-Fi deadbolt is now one of the first smart locks to be fully compatible with Ring devices like the Ring Video Doorbell Pro or Stick Up Cam. Set it up via the Amazon Key app or the Schlage Home app and you’ll be able to operate it from your phone. When set up to work with Ring you can streamline your home’s security and control all  [Read More…]

Amazon reportedly creating AirPod-like earbuds with Alexa integration

They could be released as early as the second half of 2019.

Apple’s AirPods were met with a lot of criticism when they first debuted back in 2016, but since then, they’ve become a cultural phenomenon and something a lot of companies have tried to replicate to some degree. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg, Amazon is looking to throw its hat in the ring.

The report reads:

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant is readying earbuds with  [Read More…]

Samsung Health gets mindfulness and meditation courses via Calm integration

Available first for Samsung phones running Android Pie.

Since its launch in 2013, Samsung’s actively been improving its Samsung Health app to be a robust health/fitness platform that can compete toe-to-toe with Fitbit. Now, thanks to a partnership with Calm, Samsung Health is getting a bunch of new programs to help with your body’s mental state.

Under a new section in Samsung Health called “Mindfulness”, you’ll be given the option to either create an account for Calm  [Read More…]

Google Assistant picks up new Indic languages; Maps integration goes global

You can now talk to Google Assistant in eight Indic languages, and switch between languages on the fly.

Google announced Hindi support for Google Assistant at the start of last year, and since then the search giant has been steadily adding more Indic languages to the mix. Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu were added over the course of 2018, and at Mobile World Congress Google is adding support for four additional Indic languages: Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets bigger, better voice controls with Assistant integration

Using Google Maps hands-free as you drive is about to get worlds better and why couldn’t we get this for our holiday drives last week?

Google is in Vegas for CES because everyone’s in Vegas for CES, and while Google itself didn’t have much new hardware to show off, it did bring a heaping helping of helpful new features for Google Assistant, including an update rolling out today that will bring Google Assistant to Google Maps.

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