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.

Raspberry Pi OS update adds Bluetooth improvements, experimental Wayland support, and more

The Raspberry Pi lineup of microcomputers has officially been around for a decade now, and it's still a popular option for everything from teaching programming to powering DIY projects. The group behind the Raspberry Pi has been working on improvements for the default operating system, and a few changes are now available to try out. The...

Garmin Vivosmart 5 leaks with much larger screen and three color options

Garmin is one of the most popular manufacturers for fitness trackers, and the Garmin Vivosmart 4 is one of the company's only remaining options for a band-style tracker (as opposed to something resembling a smartwatch). The Vivosmart 4 dates back to 2018, so it's definitely due for an update, and a new leak indicates that...

Cash App had a security breach last year that affected some U.S. customers

Cash App is one of the most popular services for sending money over the internet, especially in the United States. It's developed by Block, Inc, the same company behind the Square payments platform, and a new regulatory document published by Block reveals it had a security breach last year. Block, Inc submitted a Form 8-K to...

Google Play Store will soon prevent you from downloading outdated apps

Apple has repeatedly purged apps from the App Store that aren't built for the latest iPhone models or newer versions of iOS, which is usually beneficial for the overall software experience but has made the preservation of old apps and games much more difficult. Google has been hesitant to make the same moves with the...

Amazon Music Unlimited pricing is going up for Prime members

Amazon Music might not be the most-discussed music service around, but it is a popular choice with people already subscribed to Amazon Prime, since there's a discounted rate just for Prime members. That's now changing, as Prime members will pay almost the same amount as non-Prime customers for Amazon Music. Amazon Music has many different plans...

The Oppo Reno 8 might be the OnePlus 10 that never was

The OnePlus 10 Pro has finally been released internationally, and even though new OnePlus devices have historically offered regular and 'Pro' versions, there's no regular OnePlus 10 this time around. However, we might have an idea of what the regular OnePlus 10 could have been, thanks to a new leak for the Oppo Reno 8. OnePlus...

Chrome has a new ‘Privacy Guide’ that explains security settings

Chrome's settings page has a lot of options and toggles, to the point where it can be intimidating. That's probably why Google is rolling out a new feature called 'Privacy Guide,' which aims to walk people through all of the important settings. Google said in an announcement, "when you navigate through Privacy Guide, you’ll learn about...

RealityScan app from Epic Games will create 3D models from real-life objects

Epic Games is probably best known for Fortnite and other games it has published, but the company also makes a lot of money building tools for other companies to create video games. Epic revealed a new smartphone app today, RealityScan, which aims to turn real-life objects into 3D models that can be used in games...

Google Maps adds more traffic information and new iPhone features

Google Maps is still the best mapping service around, and Google is constantly adding new features. Today the company announced a few changes to how maps are displayed on mobile, as well as a handful of new features exclusively for Apple devices to take advantage of newer iOS functionality. Google Maps has been able to warn...

Google Play Store won’t allow apps to scan for other apps without a good reason

Android applications can check which other apps are installed using the QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES permission, but given the security and privacy risks, the functionality is only intended for apps that actually need it (such as app launchers or backup tools). Google said last year that it would start kicking apps off the Play Store that used the...

Plex search can now include content from Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, other services

Plex started off as a self-hosted media streaming solution, allowing people to create their own servers with movies, TV shows, and music and share access with others. The service has expanded over the past few years to include ad-supported movies and TV from Plex itself, and now Plex will organize media from other services alongside...

Amazon and Roku avoid public slapping match with multi-year agreement

Cable-style carriage disputes seemed like a thing of the past in this new age of streaming services, but paid placement or subsidized devices can spark the same public fights between large companies. Roku spent much of 2021 fighting with Google over YouTube and YouTube TV access, but thankfully, that has now been avoided with Amazon...