Samsung Intros HomeSync to Bridge Galaxy Phones and TVs
Samsung today announced the HomeSync, a media center for consumers that runs Android and serves as a companion to the company's mobile devices. The HomeSync includes 1TB of internal storage and connects to HDTVs via HDMI. The user interface looks and acts similar to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets, which can be used to control the HomeSync. HomeSync supports up to eight separate accounts and can be used to store music, videos, and photos, as well as play that content on an HDTV. The HomeSync also allows Samsung device owners to access their stored content when they are away from home. HomeSync is compatible with any device that uses Samsung Link, including the Galaxy S4 and S III, Note 3 and II, the Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1, and the Galaxy Camera. It costs $299 and will be available from Amazon.com, Samsung.com, and Best Buy stores beginning October 6. Customers who register their new HomeSync will receive $50 in credit for content purchases in the Samsung Hub.
Amazon Adds Alexa AI to iPhone Shopping App
Mar 16, 2017
Amazon today made Alexa, its artificial intelligence, available to a much wider selection of devices by adding Alexa to its iOS mobile shopping application. Now any iPhone with the Amazon app aboard has access to Alexa, allowing people to search for and buy goods simply by asking Alexa for it.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
Sep 8, 2016
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Amazon Adds Moto Z3 Play and G6 Play with Alexa to Prime Exclusive Lineup
Jun 21, 2018
Amazon today made the Motorola Moto Z3 Play and Moto G6 Play, both with Alexa on board, available through its Prime Exclusives program. Phones sold through the Prime Exclusive program have a single sign-in for all Amazon services, such as Amazon Video and Amazon Music.