A number of players in the tech industry largely focus on the hardware aspect of the devices they create, providing their offerings with the latest and greatest specs and technologies. Some, however, have a different strategy.
Some have already figured out that today, the battle in the big league is no longer about who has the best specs. It’s about coming up with the most seamless and most efficient digital ecosystem—a solid bionetwork that gives them access to an integrated bundle of services that deliver multimedia access, desktop integration, cloud services, and a whole lot more.
This ecosystem is at the core of what we call the “Smart Life”.
This September, our big story puts the digital ecosystems of the three biggest players—Apple, Google, and Microsoft—under the microscope and talk about their strengths and weaknesses. Since the digital ecosystem entails giving these platforms some of your personal info, this issue also offers some tips on how to keep your data safe away from the hands of nasty cyber-thieves. On top of that, we’re also giving you a handy list of file-syncing services and tips on how to find a lost phone using your computer with the help of a few easy-to-install apps.
- You’ll learn about the gains, drawbacks and opportunities of Android-powered digital cameras in When Cameras Go Android.
- We give you Racine’s top three mobile audio workstations in Music Creation Goes Mobile.
- Chris Kho tells us about how automakers are putting your car on the web, not getting the web on your car in Cruising on the Clouds.
- Janelle teaches you to be not just a smart geek, but also a healthy geek in An App A Day Keeps The Doctor Away.
- Mia talks green mobility, elaborating the opportunities brought about by Meralco’s ushering in of an e-vehicle charging station prototype in Meralco Capitalizes on the E.
- Ren gets in on the action in Resident Evil 6.
- Mika reveals all the juicy details on her play date with the slick and sharp BMW X1.
Up for review in this month’s GadgetsLab:
- LG Optimus G Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
- Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0
- HTC One
- Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
- Nikon Coolpix P520
- Fujinon XF 55-200mm F/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
- Sony Cybershot DSC-TX30
- Devant BTS-245
- AKG K 142 HD
- Coloud Boom Transitions
- Supertooth Disco 2
Hot-blooded hellcat Ellen Adarna suits up and looks her sharpest as she shows us how to be as crafty and as slick as a spy with four of today’s hottest gadgets.
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