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Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

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

GitHub rolls out long-awaited features to its desktop and mobile apps

GitHub is one of the most popular code-hosting platforms in the world, home to millions of software projects and websites. Even though many developers prefer to use the Git command-line application for uploading code and managing projects on GitHub, the company has its own desktop application that can make some tasks easier, and it's now...

Verizon will shut down its 3G network next year, following multiple delays

Many of us are excited for 5G to take off, but it's a bit difficult for carriers to effectively roll out 5G while still dedicating valuable spectrum to 4G and 3G. That's why most carriers have been trying to phase out 3G, and now Verizon has set a firm date for the shutdown of its...

Spotify and LinkedIn also working on Clubhouse-style audio room features

The sudden popularity of Clubhouse, a social media app where people can create voice rooms or listen to existing ones, has caused several other apps to duplicate its functionality. Now it seems the next apps to get Clubhouse-style audio rooms might be Spotify and LinkedIn. Spotify announced today that it has acquired Betty Labs, developers of...

ROG Phone II AirTriggers and Armoury Crate now work on AOSP ROMs

The ASUS ROG Phone II is one of the best Android phones for gaming, even with the company's slow software update track record. However, many of the phone's custom features aren't available if you install a custom ROM, including the Armory Crate dashboard and touch trigger buttons. Thankfully, that's starting to change. OmniROM for the ROG...

Galaxy Watch 3 update includes sleep score measurements and walking challenges

Samsung released the Galaxy Watch 3 last year as the company's first traditionally-designed watch since 2018 (when the first Galaxy Watch arrived). Samsung has been slow to update its software to take full advantage of all the watch's hardware, but now another update is rolling out with new health features and a few smaller UI...

Android 12 Developer Preview 2.1 is here with fixes for WebView crashes

Google released the second Developer Preview for Android 12 two weeks ago, with new permissions, visual changes, and important bug fixes. However, it introduced a new bug that caused some applications to crash constantly, which has now been fixed. Google published Android 12 Developer Preview 2.1 earlier today, which claims to fix WebView crashing issues. There...

Xiaomi unveils a new Mi Smart Projector that beams Android TV to your wall

Xiaomi has been selling its Smart Compact Projector for a few years in the United States and other countries, complete with Android TV 9.0 and a height of only 5.9 inches. Today, the company revealed a new model, the Mi Smart Projector 2 Pro, with a slightly bulkier design and more features. The Xiaomi Mi Smart...

Two high-profile departures poised to shake up OnePlus and HMD Global

HMD Global and OnePlus are some of the most important players in the smartphone industry right now. Neither company has been around longer than a decade, but HMD Global has managed to carve out a niche selling budget phones with stock-like Android, while OnePlus is setting its sights high with premium phones. However, both companies...

Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra is here to take on Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra

Xiaomi released the Mi 11 already in Europe last month following its debut in China at the end of last year. However, we've still been waiting for Xiaomi's more premium Mi 11 Ultra which we've been expecting since it leaked over a month ago. Xiaomi finally revealed the phone in full today, and as expected,...

This new app helps Pebble watches continue working with new Android phones

Pebble was one of the first modern smartwatches when it launched on Kickstarter in 2012. It became popular for its long battery life, massive library of applications, and open software, and was later followed up by several more models. Pebble shut down in 2016 after running out of funds, but not before the company updated...

How to check if your Android device supports Widevine DRM

Many media streaming services, like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and others, use various types of Digital Rights Management (DRM) to protect their content from being copied and redistributed. Most DRM doesn't actually prevent this behavior, and instead mostly serves to annoy people paying for content, but that's a discussion for another time. Widevine is a widely-used...

OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro now support 5G on Verizon and Visible

The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro were finally revealed earlier this week, but one problem with both models launching in the U.S. is incomplete 5G support. As we noted in our review of the OnePlus 9 Pro, the pair of phones are fully compatible with T-Mobile's 5G network but not the next-gen networks on AT&T...