Posts From Corbin Davenport

Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer. Check out what he's up to at corbin.io.

Android 13 Beta 1 has a fun new animation for media controls

Every new version of Android updates the look and feel of the notification panel, usually with changes to the quick settings panel and notification organization. The first Developer Previews of Android 13 already updated the design of the media controls under the quick settings, and now Android 13 Beta 1 is adding a bit of...

Android 13 might not rename Do Not Disturb Mode after all

It wouldn't be an Android release if some core operating system functionality wasn't renamed or moved, and that's exactly what Google was planning for Android 13. The company had already changed Do Not Disturb Mode to 'Priority Mode' in earlier builds of Android 13, but as of the latest beta release, the name is back...

Sennheiser reveals Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds with ANC and updated design

Sennheiser has been a major name in the audio business for decades, and the company has offered true wireless earbuds for a while now. The Momentum True Wireless 3 was announced on Tuesday as the latest generation of Sennheiser's wireless earbuds, with a few functional improvements and the same focus on audio quality. The new Momentum...

JLab JBuds Air Pro Review: Good wireless earbuds for the price of a PS5 game

Just a few years ago, most truly wireless earbuds were really bad. Battery life, synchronization between both buds, charging, and other features often had issues. Fast forward to 2022, and you can get a decent pair of true wireless earbuds for well under $100. One more recent entry is the Jbuds Air Pro from JLab,...

Pop!_OS 22.04 now available with updated Ubuntu base and new features

Canonical just released Ubuntu Linux 22.04 last week, with a slew of new features and an extended support period of five years. Pop!_OS, one of the more popular desktop Linux distributions based on Ubuntu, has now released an update with the new Ubuntu version as the foundation. Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu and uses many of...

Twitter accepts buyout offer from Elon Musk for $44 billion

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reportedly been interested in purchasing social media network Twitter for a while now. He made waves in the tech sphere when he became the site's largest shareholder, which was then followed up by a larger bid for the entire company. Since then, Musk has reportedly been in negotiations...

Samsung now sells Earth Day-themed biodegradable Galaxy S21 cases and Watch 4 bands

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 each year, intended to rally support for protection of Earth's environment. Samsung decided to mark the event this year with a new lineup of (supposedly) eco-friendly phone cases and watch bands, in partnership with designer Sean Wotherspoon. Samsung has released three cases for the Galaxy S21 ('Orchid,...

It’s time for Apple to bring back Safari for Windows

The web has changed drastically over the past decade: web apps have become more common, algorithms now dictate how most people receive content, and billions more people are now connected globally. Google has also become more dominant in that time, and has occasionally used its position in the web ecosystem and browser market in harmful...

Samsung Galaxy S22 series drops to lowest prices yet on Amazon

Samsung released the Galaxy S22 series earlier this year as its new flagship lineup, with three models to choose from. The phones have already gone on sale, but now they are available for their lowest prices yet on Amazon. First up is the regular Galaxy S22, which is currently $699.99 on Amazon — that's the same...

Material Symbols is Google’s new library of modern icons

There are are many different ways for software developers to add common icons to their apps, websites, and web apps. Google's Material Icons collection has been a popular option over the years, especially for anything designed to roughly match the look of Material Design, and now Google has published an updated collection. The new Material Symbols...

Sony’s upcoming LinkBuds just look like normal earbuds

Sony has been one of the leaders in noise-cancelling headphones for a while now, and the company's WH-1000XM4 headphones is still one of the best options for over-ear ANC headphones. The Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones were just leaked, and images of the next Sony LinkBuds have appeared as well. The images for the WH-1000XM5 published by TechnikNews...

Ubuntu Linux 22.04 arrives with new desktop features and full Raspberry Pi 4 support

Ubuntu probably isn't the most popular desktop Linux distribution at this point, but it's still one of the top options for corporate use, and it serves as the technical foundation for projects like Linux Mint and Elementary OS. Ubuntu always has two major releases per year, and right on schedule, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is now...