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Adam Conway
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A 20-year-old Irish technology fanatic in his third year of a Computer Science degree in University College Dublin. Lover of smartphones, cybersecurity and Counter Strike. You can contact me at [email protected] My Twitter is @AdamConwayIE and my Instagram is adamc.99.

MIUI 11 is testing a new security feature that warns you when apps are using sensitive permissions

With our phones becoming somewhat of a crutch in our every-day lives, there's a lot of potential abuse that can take place through someone's smartphone. That's why we've seen a massive overhaul in the permissions system with the launch of Android 10, which allows you to only grant temporary GPS access to apps when they're...

Gboard’s new “Emoji Kitchen” lets you create custom emoji mash-ups

Google is always creating and experimenting with new features that it tests across its products. The latest is a fun tool for Gboard called "Emoji Kitchen." A bizarre and whacky feature, Emoji Kitchen effectively merges two different emoji together into one large image, and they can be sent in conversations. I actually had the feature...

[Update 7: It’s Happening] Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to merger, pending regulatory approval

We could soon see the number of major mobile carriers in the United States decrease from four to three if things go according to plan. T-Mobile and Sprint have finally agreed to merge, so long as the merger is approved by anti-trust regulators, that is. The companies were reportedly in talks to merge in September...

RAVPower 61W PD GaN Charger Review – Incredible Versatility

Generally speaking, my bag plays host to two or three chargers at a time. One for my smartphone, one for my laptop (a MacBook Pro), and one for my Nintendo Switch. That's a lot of cabling to carry in one bag, and most certainly doesn't do any wonders for their longevity either. The MacBook Pro...

Popular skin maker ‘dbrand’ is selling products in-store for the first time

Pretty much all of us have heard of dbrand, largely thanks to their social media presence and YouTube sponsorships. The premise of dbrand is simple - you can "debrand" (i.e. remove branding) your smartphone with stickers that coat your device, giving it a fancy new look that at a glance, looks like it's the actual...

OPPO will launch the Find X2 with Sony’s new image sensor and the Snapdragon 865 at MWC 2020

With MWC 2020 set to kick off in Barcelona, there's a whole lot of new and exciting devices to look forward to. One of the big smartphone brands slated to be at the conference is OPPO, and we heavily expected that they would launch a new flagship smartphone at the event since confirming a launch...

Xiaomi explains why its 100W fast charging isn’t ready yet

When we think of fast charging, generally speaking, Xiaomi isn't the first company that pops into our heads. While they debuted some of the fastest wireless charging on the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G late last year, the company has always been relatively quiet when it comes to charging. That is with one exception -...

5-year old Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is getting an update

When smartphones struggle to get updates after a few months of usage, it may be a surprise to learn that the Samsung Gear S2 is getting a surprise update that aims to improve battery life. The Samsung Gear S2 is a near-5-year-old smartwatch that came out in October 2015, just a few months after the...

TCL will stop selling BlackBerry-branded phones in August

Despite the reputation carried by the "BlackBerry" name, the company has struggled to break out and succeed in the modern smartphone market. In 2016, BlackBerry opted instead to license out their name, letting other device manufacturers design the smartphones whilst reaping the benefits of the respected brand. TCL Communications took up the mantle on this...

Google Photos tests a monthly subscription service for automatically printing your best pictures

Google Photos is one of the best examples of a stellar free service on an Android smartphone. Unlimited photo backups, Google Assistant integration, and a whole host of AI features means that it's a must-have for any Android smartphone user. It's one of the most feature-packed Google services out there, and Google is continuously adding...

Motorola celebrates selling 100 million Moto G phones by offering discounts

Despite the changing hands of Motorola's ownership, the company has managed to endure turmoil and remain relevant ever since 2013. With the Motorola G Stylus and the Motorola G8 series set to arrive on the market, the company seems to be doing better than ever. To celebrate selling 100 million Moto G Phones over the...

Google releases OpenSK, an open-source 2FA security key platform

While Google has done a lot for mobile security, a little known fact about the company is that they love to dabble with security keys. The Titan line of security keys has full integration with your Android or iOS smartphone and can be used to authenticate your login to your Google account. Google has now...