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.

[Update: More Images] Huawei Mate 10 Pro Render Images Leaked by Evan Blass

The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, while likely to be overshadowed by the release of the Pixels, are certainly nothing to scoff at. With a leaked set of specifications already for both devices, leaked images for the Mate 10 (including renders) and now leaked render images for the Mate 10 Pro the devices...

Facebook Messenger Lite Launches in More Countries – US, Canada, Ireland, UK and More

Originally launched as an alternative to the Facebook Messenger application, Facebook Messenger Lite's goal was to provide a good Messenger experience to those with cheaper phones or poorer quality internet. It originally launched in five countries, Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela, in October 2016. It has now expanded to over one hundred countries. Messenger...

Google Announces Android Wear Beta Based on Android Oreo, Starting with the LG Watch Sport

Google has announced a new Android Wear beta based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and it launches today starting with the LG Watch Sport. The new update brings the device to API level 26—the API level for Android 8.0— and introduces features such as the new background restrictions and notification channels. With the mess that was the...

VLC Media Player v2.5 Adds Picture-in-Picture Mode, 360° Video, Android Auto Integration, and more

VLC Media Player, the popular free and open source media player, has just released version 2.5 of its Android application. As always there are no advertisements, no in-app purchases, and no restrictions. The last official, stable update was released back in August 2016. Over a year later, the update adds a plethora of new features but...

Google CEO Recognises Danger of Data Monopoly, Outlines Plan for Expansion into China

Very few companies (in the grand scheme of things) have access to your data, and even fewer have the same amount of access to all of your data. Google probably has the most data on its users out of all companies, tracking page usage through its adverts program of users and being able to tailor...

Google Reportedly Retooling User Security with Optional USB Security Keys

Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., plans to implement the Advanced Protection Program next month according to a report from Bloomberg. This is a system designed to fully replace two factor authentication and is seen as much more secure. It is specifically going to be marketed at those with security concerns, such as corporate executives...

Magisk Module to Allow Location Mocking, Screenshots in Any App, and Disabling System Signature Verification

Magisk is a systemless root and module host for Android devices. With the use of Magisk, users can modify their Android /system partition without breaking SafetyNet. This is because Magisk makes its changes in the RAM without overwriting actual system files, meaning build.prop edits and more are possible. A Magisk module is just a /system...

Amazon Quietly Announces Fire OS 6 for the Amazon Fire TV Gen 3 Based on Android Nougat

If you are unfamiliar with Amazon Fire TV, they are devices used to provide a smart TV experience based on Android, coming preloaded with applications and support for all major streaming services. The applications which are installed are just Android applications, as the devices themselves run on Android (albeit lacking in Google Apps). The Amazon...

Google Camera HDR+ Port Updated with RAW Support, HDR Customization, and Major Bug Fixes

Just over a month ago, we saw a Ukrainian developer known as B-S-G bring the Google Camera app with working HDR+ to many non-Google devices. A while after the initial release, the port was updated with support for Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL) as well as greater compatibility for the OnePlus 3/3T and other Snapdragon 820 devices....

MediaTek MT6739 Launches in India, along with the Helio P23

The MediaTek MT6739 has made its debut at the India Mobile Congress 2017, New Delhi in India for entry-level and mid-level 4G handsets. Its notable new features include dual camera photography support, and a WorldMode LTE.Cat 4 modem. This System on Chip (SoC) is specifically built for the growing Indian 4G market. Along with this,...

Dirty COW, an Exploit in the Linux Kernel, is Now Being Abused on Android by ZNIU

Dirty COW (Dirty Copy-On-Write), or CVE-2016-5195, is a 9-year-old Linux bug that was discovered in October last year. It is one of the most serious bugs to have ever been found within the Linux kernel, and now malware dubbed ZNIU has been found in the wild. The bug was patched in the December 2016 security update, but...

Google Extends Security Patches of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X by Two Months

We don't know why, but Google has just extended support for the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X  by increasing the security patch lifespan by two months, pushing it back from September 2018 to November 2018. Two weeks ago we reported on the Google Security Update bulletin for September 2017, and actually showed the security patch...