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.

WhatsApp adds new group settings including user search and tools to catch up on messages

After the founder of WhatsApp left the company citing privacy concerns, the WhatsApp team has continued working to improve its service to compete with competitors like Telegram and Signal. The company has released a new update which adds a lot of new features - mostly about group chats and administrative functions therein. Previously, administrators could only remove...

Xiaomi is opening a dedicated smartphone camera department

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has been declared as "India's camera beast" by Xiaomi themselves, yet the company has never really been known for its high-quality cameras. Historically, while Xiaomi certainly delivers on the price-to-performance front, they've had less success when it comes to their cameras. Typically cutting corners to keep costs down. That's not...

Google Pixel Buds get 2 new gestures and easy Bluetooth switching

Google I/O 2018 saw a number of cool new announcements from the company which related to all of their products. We saw improvements to the Google Assistant, Gmail and, of course, the release of Android P Developer Preview 2. But that's not all Google has in store, as even after the event they're still coming...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Android Oreo update now rolling out in the UK

With Android P on the horizon, devices still are only receiving updates to Android Oreo now. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is an example of one of these devices. In the UK it is receiving the upgrade to Android Oreo now. The build number for the upgrade is T820XXU1BRE2 and is available by an Over-the-Air...

Mopria Scan app makes it easy to connect your Android device to scanners and multi-function printers

Before Android 8.0 Oreo, it was a lot harder to print documents on Android than it needed to be. With a plethora of different types of printers, it often was the case that you needed to get the app from the printer manufacturer. It often lead to confusion, and if the Mopria Alliance hadn't been...

Steam Controller gains Bluetooth LE to support the Steam Link app

Valve recently announced that Steam Link was coming to iOS and Android so you can stream your games from your PC to your phone. The announcement mentioned that we would be able to control our games through the Steam Controller. This lead to some confusion—the Steam Controller's Bluetooth radio isn't actually usable and hasn't been...

Android P now crashes apps instead of telling you when they aren’t responding

Among all the new additions to Android P including new navigation gestures, Slices API, and new biometrics API, there are some other changes which may also be impactful in a more subtle way. One of these is the removal of App Not Responding (ANR) dialogue boxes for foreground apps. The ANR dialogue appears when something is preventing...

Notification snoozing is coming to Chrome OS for Android apps

Android apps came to Chrome OS a few years ago, with support improving over time. While Google has shown how serious they are about Chrome OS platform features, they've also shown their interest in furthering Android compatibility on the platform too. What's next on the agenda for Google's desktop/laptop operating system is for Chrome OS to...

Porsche Design told Huawei “No Notch” for the Huawei Mate RS

Porsche Design and Huawei's latest lovechild is a smartphone that you will probably never own because it costs $1,880. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS, as the branding suggests, is a luxury smartphone that was unveiled along with the Huawei P20 series. Like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro, the Mate RS features...

Google Pay adds support for mobile boarding passes and event tickets

Google is further advancing the capabilities of their payment suite known as Google Pay. Earlier this year, Google announced it was merging Android Pay and Google Wallet and changing the branding. Now they are adding support for mobile tickets for travel and entertainment purposes. A huge variety of digital boarding passes and event tickets can...

Qualcomm is making it easy for OEMs to bring Android P to devices with the Snapdragon 636, 660, and 845

Qualcomm has announced today that it will be making it easier for device OEMs with Android devices powered by the Snapdragon 636, Snapdragon 660, and Snapdragon 845 to bring Android P to these phones. This comes as the result of a partnership between both Google and Qualcomm to make sure that OEMs can bring the...

Material Design is getting revamped with a new Material Theming tool

Along with the many changes that have been announced today at Google I/O, the company has revealed some major changes to Material Design through the use of a new tool appropriately dubbed "Material Theming". Material Theming will make use of the prototyping application known as Sketch as a plugin, allowing you to design material design...