Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
Arol Wright

Diehard technology enthusiast, and an Android purist by nature. While I have a soft spot for smartphones, I'm deeply interested in everything techy, be it PCs, gaming consoles, gadgets, you name it. Please direct all inquiries/tips to [email protected]

OnePlus is doing surprisingly well in Europe

Over the years, OnePlus has shown unprecedented growth. From being an underground OEM selling phones with invites to being a larger-scale phone manufacturer with carrier contracts and worldwide availability, they've grown their brand and company a lot, even if they're not quite a household name just yet. The company has diversified from just smartphones and...

The Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey is the first RTX 3050 Ti laptop

Today, Samsung unveiled a series of new laptops, including the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro series. Coming in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch configurations and sporting Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake UP3 CPUs and Intel Iris Xe graphics, they're as good as they get for thin and light laptops. Let's rewind into the graphics for a moment, though....

Telegram is taking on Zoom with its video conferencing feature

Telegram has gone from being a simple, security-focused messaging app to a jack-of-all-trades social media app through the last few years, with the introduction of features such as supergroups, channels, and, more recently, they have started to introduce features such as voice chatting a la Clubhouse. The developers of Telegram love adding new features to...

Apple’s upcoming M2 chip enters mass production

The release of devices powered by Apple's M1 chip marked a before and after in the tech ecosystem. The x86 architecture has been standard in the PC space since the introduction of Intel's 8086 CPU in 1978, and Apple themselves made the switch to Intel CPUs over from PowerPC in 2005. But Apple's latest transition,...

These are the best AT&T phones you can buy in April 2021: Samsung, Google, Apple, and more!

There's no getting around the fact carrier compatibility can make your choice of a phone harder if you're in the U.S. Often, you're forced to buy your phone directly through a carrier or jump through hoops to activate it on your carrier, which can introduce several complicated variants. If you import a phone from overseas,...

These are the Best Free Password Managers: Bitwarden, KeePass, and more!

Having a password manager is one of the best courses of action if you want to keep your online presence secure, and it's one of the very first recommended apps we should be installing on our phones. It has been known for a long time that keeping the same password (or just slight variations of...

Roku warns it could lose YouTube TV over spat with Google

Roku devices are among the most popular streaming devices in the United States, just ever so slightly behind Amazon's Fire TV devices. So it's pretty much a given that Roku offers support for many of the most popular services, including YouTube TV, a streaming service from Google that provides live TV and on-demand video over...

Galaxy Buds Pro update brings back “Double Tap Edge” functionality

The Galaxy Buds lineup of truly wireless earbuds, since it was originally introduced with the original Galaxy Buds in 2019, has always been about extending the Samsung experience to your ears, with features like AKG tuning making them stand out from a pack of otherwise mostly identical-looking earbuds, and Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro represents the...

The Redmi Note 10 gets its first AOSP-based custom ROM

Xiaomi recently unveiled the 10th iteration of the Redmi Note series, the Redmi Note 10 lineup, consisting of the Redmi Note 10 and the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max. Confusing naming aside, the Redmi Note series always brings innovation in the mid-range space, and this year is no different, as we're getting AMOLED displays across...

TWRP is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A20/A30, 2019 SHIELD TV, and Realme 6/7

It's always good news when a new device gets official support for the TWRP custom recovery. While the rise of GSIs and projects like Magisk has made recoveries not as essential as they were in the past as you can now successfully root or even change operating systems without flashing a custom recovery on newer...

Google Assistant may add Voice Shortcuts that don’t need “Hey Google” to activate

Google Assistant has gone on to be one of the handiest tools in our lives, as it allows us to interact with our smartphones while we're not touching them. But if I want to use it that way, I have to say "Hey Google" in order for the Google Assistant to start listening to me....

Android’s screenshot UI on Pixel phones now shows a Google Lens translate shortcut

Google Lens has been seamlessly integrated into Google's Android and many other smartphones since it was first introduced in 2017. And perhaps one of the most useful capabilities of it is the ability to translate text off pictures and screenshots. While the Google Translate app has offered this feature for a long time, Google Lens...