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.

Windows Phone Internals 2.2 Unlocks the Bootloader on all Windows 8 & 10 Lumia Smartphones

Those of you who are familiar with Windows Mobile phones may be aware of the Windows Phone Internals application. It allowed for the Android equivalent of unlocking the bootloader and rooting a Windows Mobile device as it allows for the ability to install a custom software on Windows Mobile phones. 2 years after the last...

Firefox for Android Beta Adds Support for Progressive Web Apps, FLAC, and More

Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers on Android, and Mozilla -- the incredible nonprofit behind it -- isn't slowing down. Beta 58 has been released on the Google Play Store, hot on the heels of the official and stable release of Firefox Quantum version 57. With it comes a number of key changes,...

Google is Making a Computer Vision Kit for Raspberry Pi

Computer vision promises to revolutionize everything from smartphone security to document scanning, but the concepts aren't the easiest to wrap your head around. To help budding data scientists get experimenting, Google, one of the field's foremost authorities, is releasing a machine learning development kit for computer vision. Google says it's the first device to bring offline,...

Google Assistant Gains Local Delivery and Home Service Support in the US

These days, there's not much the Google Assistant can't do. The platform's cloud-powered intelligence and contextual awareness helps it serve up answers to current events questions, the weather, commute time, and more. And thanks to a growing portfolio of third-party apps, it's getting better every day. But despite the Google Assistant's versatility, it hasn't always been great at helping...

Alexa Can Now Control Hulu, NBC, and More on the Fire TV

When it comes to the highly competitive voice assistant market, Amazon isn't playing around. It recently rolled out an update that lets developers notify Alexa users with audible pings and flashing LEDs, brought Alexa to smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 9, and and introduced Google Home-like personalised voice recognition to its Echo speakers. Needless to say, the...

Alexa Rolls Out Notifications and Per-User Voice Recognition to More Alexa Developers

Amazon's voice-powered virtual assistant, Alexa, has been making strides lately. It could already tell you about your commute, make shopping lists, play music, give you the news, control your smart home, and lots more. But one of the features it lacked was notifications. Luckily, Amazon's on the case: Earlier this year, the retailer announced a developer...

Microsoft Introduces “Sets”, Bringing Tabs to Every Windows 10 Application

Web browsers are much more versatile than most programs, generally speaking, and that's because they're skewed toward productivity. Case in point: Browsers such as Vivaldi, which allow you to group multiple tabs together and organize them any way you choose. So what if other programs were to adopt those same paradigms? That is to say, what...

Samsung Looking to Upgrade Bixby By Acquiring Fluenty, An Artificial Intelligence Startup

Fluenty is a smart reply assistant application, which can be run in both Korean and in English. When given a text, it can suggest automatic replies which range from witty to actual informational answers. Founded by developers previously at Naver and Daum, two of the biggest Korean search engines, the developers already have experience in...

OnePlus 5T Lava Red is Exclusive to China

OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5T in early October, the newest in its wallet-friendly line of smartphones, and it's since gone on to break the company's sales records. But OnePlus isn't resting on its laurels. On Tuesday, it announced a red-colored limited edition OnePlus 5T "Lava Red" that'll be exclusive to China. OnePlus said the OnePlus 5T...

Ubuntu 17.10 Brings Back GNOME Desktop Environment

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Debian-based Linux distributions, and it's undergone a lot of changes. Most recently, Canonical, the developer collective behind Ubuntu, switched from the GNOME desktop environment to an in-house alternative called Unity. But the most recent version of Ubuntu, 17.10, brings back GNOME 3.26. With GNOME comes GDM (GNOME Display Manager), a...

Fake WhatsApp Updater on the Google Play Store was Downloaded Over 1 Million Times, Served Malware Through Ads

The Google Play Store is a little more open than its competition, such as the iOS App Store. With the uploading of applications being so cheap, a free SDK to work from and a very high application acceptance rate, the Google Play Store is much more attractive to indie developers. This further opens the platform,...

Oppo A79 with Helio P23 and 18:9 Display is Launching on December 1st

Oppo will be launching the Oppo A79 in China on December 1st, a fairly midrange device judging by the specs. The Oppo A79 comes with a Helio P23, 4GB RAM, a 3000mAh battery, a fullview 18:9 6" 1080p display and Oppo VOOC, which is what OnePlus's Dash Charge is based off of.  This device is set...