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 PixelSpot. Android user since Eclair. Direct inquiries to adamconway99@gmail.com.

Chrome OS is getting Android-like Screenshot Functionality

Chrome OS started out as an operating system for low-end hardware to have access to basic web browsing and office suite functionality. It has since evolved dramatically, with Chrome OS convertibles essentially taking over where the dying Android tablet ecosystem left off. But even with the ability to run Android applications natively on Chrome OS, the...

Unofficial Xposed V88.1 for MIUI 9 Released

We recently covered the much anticipated Xposed V88 release for Android Nougat, followed by the quick release of V88.1 for bug fixes and optimisation, including a mention for possible MIUI optimisation. Now thanks to XDA Senior Member Psy_Man, the MIUI problems have been fixed and Xposed functions properly on MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat now...

PSA: Google Assistant Voice Output Not Working? Here’s a Potential Fix.

The Google Assistant only started rolling out to Android 6.0+ smartphone users in March of this year, and only in select regions. We would expect Google to have worked out most of the kinks, but it appears that there may still be some lingering issues. Some users have reported to us that, on occasion, voice...

Steve Kondik, Founder of Cyanogen, is Working on Oculus Go at Facebook

If you're wondering what happened to Steve Kondik after the Cyanogen Inc fallout, then we have some interesting news to share. Steve Kondik, one of the co-founders of Cyanogen Inc, recently revealed on his private Facebook that one of the latest projects he's been working on is actually the new Oculus Go. The Facebook-owned product...

OxygenOS Android Oreo Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T Released!

OnePlus still has some hurdles to overcome with their software updates, but in recent months they have been making strives to improve their reputation in this matter, and provide swift or meaningful updates for their devices. With new features, open betas and security updates (for the most part), OnePlus have been showing they were serious...

Samsung’s Newest ISOCELL Image Sensors Are Faster and Smaller, Perfect for Mobile and IoT

Samsung Electronics recently announced their new ISOCELL image sensors, designed to be small and fast for use in Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If you are unfamiliar, the Internet of Things usually refers to home appliance and other devices becoming smarter and being able to connect with each other. The two Samsung Image Sensor models...

Nokia 9 Renders Show Off Dual Camera and Lack of Headphone Jack

Nokia so far has been seemingly trying to buy the hearts of (enthusiast) consumers, offering bootloader unlocks for selected devices in the future and promising long-term updates. This has gained the attention of many, as very few companies are offering lower prices than some competitors, bootloader unlocking, and updates. The Nokia 9, rumored to house...

Taiwan fines Qualcomm $773 million for Alleged Anti-trust Violations

Qualcomm, known for the Snapdragon line of processors used in nearly all Android flagships, faces yet another fine from a regulatory body. First from China, then South Korea, and now Taiwan, the San Diego-based chip producer can't escape the hole its seemingly dug for itself. The Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission are now fining them roughly...

GravityBox Xposed Module Updated with Android Nougat Support

GravityBox is the pinnacle of what defines Xposed on Android. With tweaks for everything imaginable, it's hard not to be drawn to it. If you've ever used a Resurrection Remix ROM, it's similar in its potential, but in a modular form which can be installed or uninstalled at will.  The options available to the user...

“Another Widget” Brings the Google Pixel 2’s Calendar Widget to Any Phone

The Google Pixel 2 launches with a lot of new features such as an always-on ambient display, always listening music ID, and more, but one of the simplest additions is the new calendar widget for the launcher which displays your next calendar event across the top of the screen. It is currently unknown if it...

RCTD Remover gets rid of LG’s Root Checking Tool

Recently, we discovered a system module on many LG devices which scans for root access. Called RCTD, the tool is activated whenever an LG phone running stock-based software has been rooted. This has led to device slowdowns (as the process never shuts down) and also has left some users feeling uneasy about it as well....

Test out new Virtual Reality Features in Google Chrome with this Flag

Basic virtual reality using a Google Daydream VR headset was added to Chrome 61 in the stable branch a few weeks ago without needing to enable any hidden toggles or flags. This meant simply visiting any VR enabled website with a VR device connected would allow you to make use of virtual reality features offered...