Posts From Adam Conway

Adam Conway
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18-year-old Irish guy with a massive interest in all things security and technology. Computer Science student in UCD. Originally wrote for the technology site Pixel Spot. Android user since Eclair. Direct inquiries to adamconway99@gmail.com.

LG G6 and LG V30 will be getting an update to Android 8.1 Oreo

The LG G6 and the LG V30 are two of LG's latest flagship devices released in recent years and are both eligible for updates. Usually, OEMs mark the full support term as two years from the date of release, which both handsets still fall under, and in this period they supply about two major Android...

Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact Leak Reveals 18:9 Displays, Rear Fingerprint Sensors

There have been rumblings of new Sony phones for a while now, and a few of them are rumored to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) in Barcelona later this month. Now, more information has been revealed about the company's forthcoming lineup, including a full list of specs and even a prototype image of the...

Cortana Now Works with IFTTT, Adds Support for LIFX, Honeywell, TP-Link Devices, and More

Virtual assistants are constantly improving -- voice apps such as the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple's Siri go toe-to-toe in terms of features. Other assistants, including Microsoft's Cortana, aren't quite as popular, but that doesn't mean they aren't getting better over time. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the addition of support for IFTTT and other services...

Download: Last Snapchat APK before the Ugly Redesign

With more than 187 million daily active users as of Q4 2017, Snapchat is one of the most popular mobile applications in the world. Unfortunately, it recently received a redesign that many have described as "ugly". Case in point: An online petition urging Snap, Inc. to restore the app's old design exceeded 1 million signatures. The...

Official TWRP now available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/Redmi 5 Plus

Thanks to Xiaomi devices' competitive price tags, the developer community around them has grown rapidly over the years. Its size is likely one reason why the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (a rebranded version of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus), which was released just last week, has already gotten a flashable TWRP image. It's from XDA Senior Member...

LG’s 2018 Flagship will launch in June with a 6.1″ 18:9 MLCD+ Display

Earlier this year, after LG's smartphone division posted its 11th consecutive quarter of declining revenue, the company announced it would reevaluate its mobile strategy. Going forward, LG chairman Jo Senong-jin said, it would only release new phones when it felt it should, rather than adhere to a release schedule. But that doesn't mean the company...

Facebook Loses Lawsuit Against Belgium, Fined €250,000 A Day Until it Complies with EU Privacy Laws

Facebook has long been under scrutiny over its privacy policies. The company was fined €1.2 million last year by a court in Spain for privacy violations, for example. Now, a Brussels judge has found it guilty of violating European Union privacy laws. The decision issued this week, which stems from a 2015 lawsuit alleging that the social network...

[Update: Essential Claims 6 Figure Sales] Google Pixel Shipments Doubled to 3.9 Million in 2017 While the Essential Phone Stalled Out

In 2017, Google took the wraps off the Pixel 2 series, and Andy Rubin-backed startup Essential launched the Essential Phone. The smartphones had their respective rough patches -- the Pixel 2 XL's screen became the subject of controversy, and the Essential phone's launch was rife with issues from the get-go. All else being equal, though, Google's...

[Updated List] Here is the List of Android Wear Smartwatches That Will Get Android Oreo

Android Wear, Google's Android-based smartwatch OS, is being updated to Android Oreo this week. Android 8.0 for Android Wear devices doesn't bring a huge amount of features, rather a few bug fixes and general performance improvements. It does still bring one or two other changes though, such as Touch Lock which will allow an owner of the...

[Hands On] Google Chrome’s New ‘Duplex’ Split Toolbar UI Replaces Chrome Home

As devices with 18:9 screens become commonplace, app designers have started to move key UI elements and buttons toward the bottom of phones' screens in order to facilitate one-handed use. One example is Google Chrome: the experimental "Chrome Home" put the address bar within reach of your thumbs. It was discovered a few weeks ago that...

Honor 6X update may bring VoLTE support for all Indian Carriers

The Honor 6X, a budget device released by Honor back in October of 2016, is a pretty old device now yet still somewhat regularly receives upgrades from Honor themselves. Earlier this week, an update which might bring VoLTE support for all Indian carriers has been rolled out, which is a function that the device lacked...

Android P will add Call Recording Tone support so you can Record Phone Calls Lawfully

Android P will be adding support for a call recording tone so users on certain carriers will be aided in recording phone calls lawfully, according to a series of recent commits. This is not native support of call recording being added to Android P which already exists but is not implemented by most OEMs. This is...