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.

Chromecast-like backdrop feature coming to Chromebooks with new wallpaper picker

Chrome OS has had a huge number of updates in recent months that aim to improve the user experience on Chromebooks. From the complicated such as on-device machine learning, to the simpler like third-party keyboard support, Google has been adding a lot recently. It's not just new features either, as touchscreen optimizations have been making...

OxygenOS 5.1.8 for the OnePlus 6 brings bootloader vulnerability fix for India

The OnePlus 6 was announced last month with a number of surprises. One of those surprises was an early Android P beta while another came in the form of a security vulnerability. Even with a locked bootloader, it was possible to boot any arbitrary boot image so long as an attacker had physical access to the device and...

OnePlus 6 gets Android P Beta 2 with Google Lens in camera, Ambient Display, & Face Unlock

OnePlus announced the Android P beta for the OnePlus 6 alongside a number of other device OEMs. Following the release of Android P beta 2 for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL, the Essential Phone and the Sony Xperia XZ2 also received the latest build. OnePlus has...

Google Chrome’s split toolbar flag makes it easy to browse one-handed

Google Chrome Duplex arose after Google Chrome Home was deprecated earlier this year. We saw it reach the Canary builds of Chrome a few months ago, but at the time it was buggy and had next to no functionality at all. However, Reddit user /u/armando_rod has discovered that there has been much more functionality added since...

OxygenOS Open Beta 38/29 for the OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T brings June security patches

OnePlus has announced a new open beta version of OxygenOS for both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, specifically Open Beta 38 for the OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 29 for the OnePlus 3T. The update includes the June security patch. There really isn't much else to report with this update, other than some improvements...

Samsung Galaxy S9+ in Sunrise Gold coming to India on June 20th

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is Samsung's latest flagship device and is one of the most powerful devices on the market to date. At launch, the device came in three colors - Coral Blue, Lilac Purple, and Midnight Black. Samsung later announced a new Burgundy Red and Sunrise Gold model, stating that the former would be...

OxygenOS 5.1.7 update for the OnePlus 6 fixes bootloader vulnerability

Following a slew of updates for the OnePlus 6 since its launch, OxygenOS 5.1.7 is the first to offer strictly bug fixes and security enhancements. The first big fix for this update pertains to the bootloader vulnerability uncovered by a security researcher last week. It has been patched with an updated bootloader, so users are...

OnePlus celebrates their OnePlus 6 success with giveaways, discounts, and special offers in India

The OnePlus 6 smashed OnePlus' sales records—one million units were sold in 22 days, according to the company. As a thank you to their Indian customers in particular for propelling the company forward, OnePlus has announced a number of giveaways, discounts, and special offers that will be available exclusively for the Indian market. Here are the...

ASUS PixelMaster Camera app is getting built-in Google Lens integration

The ASUS PixelMaster Camera application is getting built-in Google Lens integration. Google Lens, for those that don't know, is Google's Artificial Intelligence-powered item identification program. While the Google Pixel phones were the first Android devices to support Lens in the native camera app, it has since come to the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Sony Xperia...

SwiftKey keyboard is coming to desktops and laptops running Windows 10

SwiftKey is a hugely popular third-party keyboard, being one of the first keyboards to allow for swipe typing on your Android device. It was also one of the first to support having two languages enabled at a time. Both of these features have since been succeeded by Gboard, and its popularity has been in somewhat...

Nokia 7 Plus owners accidentally get OTA downgrading them from Android P to Android Oreo

Nokia and HMD Global have had a terrible time when it comes to updates recently. Only last week did we see the Nokia 6.1 suffer from Wi-Fi problems after upgrading to the May security patch, and now Nokia 7 Plus owners who installed Android P are going through even worse. The only saving grace is...

Essential Phone camera update includes camera roll enhancements and “tiny planet” videos

Essential has been on fire lately, especially when it comes to updating the Essential Phone. Amid concerns about the wellbeing of the company, they've been rattling off software updates for Android P on the device, a new headphone jack module and TIDAL partnership, and even more software updates. A new update just released for the...