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.

OnePlus Hosts the Open Ears Forum in London, Reveals Plans for 2017 and 2018

Back in August, we reported on OnePlus announcing its Open Ears Forum to be held in London. The idea was to gain feedback on the support system of the company from users of the company's devices and to see how they can improve and grow as a company in western markets. OnePlus revealed a lot...

“Night Light” is an Open Source app using KCAL to adjust Blue Light Intensity

Blue light at night is bad for us for a few reasons, including affecting our sleep or straining our eyes. Blue light can confuse your circadian rhythm, disrupting melatonin production in the brain, and inducing a lagged sleep schedule. It can also lead to increased eye strain in low-light, especially upon waking up or going...

Official Xposed for Android Nougat Updated with Better Samsung Support and Less Bootloops

Xposed v88 from XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 just released the other day after a year-long wait. The new Xposed Manager already has 98k+ downloads, showing that there's still a massive audience willing to support Xposed. As many have found out, sometimes the first release can contain some bugs. That's why, after a lot of feedback, rovo89 has...

OxygenOS is Allegedly Data-mining Personally Identifiable Information for Analytics

While the OnePlus phones have a good reputation for their price and openness to development, the company itself has made some questionable decisions in the past with regards to how they handle user data. At the time, we discovered that OxygenOS would leak your device's IMEI onto the network while your device checks for an update....

DeepMind’s WaveNet Launches in Google Assistant Using Google’s New TPU Cloud Architecture — More Realistic Speech!

Alphabet's DeepMind owns the WaveNet neural network which now powers the US English and Japanese voices of the Google Assistant, enabling better and more realistic speech capabilities for your Google Assistant enabled device. Generating raw audio, it has taken a long time even with the help of Google's research teams and WaveNet's to make efficient...

BlackBerry Motion Announced at GITEX Technology Week, A Midrange Device from BlackBerry

BlackBerry, ever since being acquired by TCL Communications have been releasing Android phones again, first the BlackBerry Priv, then the BlackBerry KEYOne. Only recently did a leaked render image of TCL & BlackBerry's new mid-range BlackBerry Motion surface, courtesy of Evan Blass appear. BlackBerry have now announced the BlackBerry Motion officially at GITEX in Dubai....

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Snapdragon) Has Been Rooted with SamFAIL

Samsung devices are notoriously difficult to root, especially when it comes to avoiding tripping security flags. Knox is the security suite on Samsung devices, and any modifications to the device will trip it and void your warranty, as well as disable Samsung Pay permanently. You cannot restore Knox to its original condition. Thankfully the Samsung...

Meet Pixywall Wallpapers, a Set of OnePlus Inspired Wallpapers

As fans of Android, we're usually big fans of tinkering and customizing our devices. These changes can range from as little as icon packs to as drastic as custom ROMs. Wallpapers are yet another method of customization for your device, and with a vast amount of wallpaper apps on the Play Store users are never...

The Pixel 2 Will Automatically Switch to Do Not Disturb Mode When Driving, Can Be Switched Off

The Google Pixel 2 seems to be launching with a lot of exclusive features that other devices running stock Android seemingly won't receive (at least not soon). This includes the always-on ambient display, Google HDR+, continuous music detection on the lock screen, Google Lens (for now) and augmented reality stickers. Now Google is implementing another...

Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Added to Sony’s Open Devices Program

The Sony Open Devices Program is a program run by Sony, wherein they release Android Open Source Project (AOSP) configurations on GitHub for certain devices they have released. The Sony Xperia X is an example of a device in Sony's Open Devices Program. As a result of a partnership with Jolla), Sailfish X - an...

Support for IPPS-Only Printers is coming to Android

The Internet Printing Protocol, or IPP, was initially supported in Android with Android Oreo. Developed by Mopria in a partnership with Google, it's designed to make printing as easy and universal as possible. It allows the device to send multiple print jobs, query the status of the printer and more. IPP can also run over...

Android Oreo Unofficial AOSP Test Build for Sony Xperia X Released

To add to the ever-growing list of devices unofficially receiving Android Oreo, XDA Senior Member lubik1 has released an unofficial test build of AOSP Android Oreo for the Sony Xperia X.  F0r now, the only confirmed features not working are the call speaker and the 20MP and 8MP cameras. Senior Member lubik1 does say that there may...