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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.

Android Auto app adds an option to disable notification sounds while driving

Android Auto allows you to integrate your smartphone with your car, with the driver's safety of paramount importance. While it's great for allowing you to control your music, have navigation guidance, get weather reports, and more whilst driving, it's not unheard of that it can distract a driver. Until now, for example, every time you...

OnePlus joins the Wireless Power Consortium, further fueling rumors the OnePlus 8 will support wireless charging

Fans of OnePlus may be all-too-familiar with the company's stance on wireless charging. Pete Lau went on record at MWC in February of 2019 stating that "wireless charging is far inferior" to what the company can offer via wired charging. While that may have been true for the company at the time, Xiaomi launched the...

HBO’s Android app slowly rolls out the ability to download shows or movies for offline viewing

Seemingly every company has their own streaming service, after an online streaming craze kickstarted by Netflix years ago. Disney+ is the most recent, high-profile offering and it features nearly all of Disney's back catalog - admittedly a whole lot of media. Other companies such as Amazon have Prime Video, whilst HBO has HBO GO and...

Google Podcasts is getting a Queue feature, Discover tab, and bottom bar

The Google Podcasts app launched way back in the middle of 2018, yet it lacks a number of features that many would deem core to their podcast listening experience. While it gets the job done, I can understand why others may opt to use another podcast application instead. With a barebones UI, lack of queueing,...

Fossil Sport’s Wear OS H update has some bugs, though the company is fixing them

Despite coming out nearly a year and a half ago, Fossil has only updated the Fossil Sport to Wear OS H - the Android Pie version of Wear OS. Admittedly, most aspects of Wear OS are upgraded through the Google Play Store, but there are a select few (such as core system updates) that must...

Google is temporarily suspending paid Chrome extensions

Following a series of fraudulent transactions, Google is temporarily suspending paid Chrome extensions from the Google Chrome extension store. Developers that have already published paid extensions, subscriptions, or in-app purchases and had their listing removed for "Spam and placement in the store" can apply to be reinstated. Earlier this month the Chrome Web Store team detected...

The Ring Doorbell App reportedly sends a lot of data to third-party trackers

Making your home smarter will nearly always compromise on privacy in some ways, no matter how mundane that product may be. A smart home assistant such as the Google Home or Amazon Echo will undoubtedly be an aid in any home in some ways; but for many, the privacy trade-offs simply aren't worth it. But...

Google now offers tech support on Twitter using the #AndroidHelp hashtag

Ever had a friend or loved one who had a major issue with their smartphone and didn't know where to turn? Don't want to always be on the hook for answers? The new #AndroidHelp Twitter hashtag is here to help, as Google will now be offering tech support to Android smartphone owners through it. The...

TCL Plex gets its Android 10 update with camera improvements and added bloatware

The TCL Plex marks the company's first foray into mobile devices, offering a decent hardware package in the form of a solid mid-range smartphone for a respectable price. The company's prior experience in tech stems primarily from its TVs, though the TCL Plex was a surprisingly well-rounded package that clearly had thought put into it....

Google rolls out new “Media View” for Nest Hub smart displays

Google Assistant-powered smart displays are starting to break out in the market, as more and more devices launch with support for the Google Assistant's ambient mode. Smart Displays provide an easy-to-use interface to control all of the smart devices in your home, whilst simultaneously offering instant access to all of the Google Assistant's features as...

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy A01 headed to the US

Back in December, Samsung announced both the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51. The A series of smartphones from Samsung tend to be more budget-oriented, with a feature or two which aims to help them stand out against the competition. Shortly after both of those aforementioned devices were announced, the company quietly revealed another addition to the A series...

POCO explains its new market strategy ahead of its next phone launch

Following POCO's split away from parent-company Xiaomi, the company's General Manager in India, C Manmohan, has explained POCO India's new market strategy ahead of its next phone launch. The company will be forced to compete with both the Mi and Redmi series of smartphones, whilst retaining the same philosophy of "everything you need, nothing you...