Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

RunInBackgroundSetter Uses Root to Restrict an App’s Background Processes

We recently detailed a guide on how to prevent an application from running in the background through a hidden ADB command that was added in Android 7.0 Nougat. The method we explained did not require root access, but some wanted a more convenient way of limiting these applications on their rooted smartphone or tablet. Thankfully,...

Google Hire is a New Recruiting Application for G Suite Customers

At Google I/O this year, we learned about a new project Google took on to solve a job recruitment issue that they have noticed over the last few years. The company calls it Google for Jobs, and its goal is to improve the experience for both employers as well as those who are looking for...

How to Permanently Remove the Google Chromecast Notification

The Google Chromecast can be incredibly convenient as it makes it quick and easy for you to instantly stream a song, video, or even just a picture from your device onto another device such as a TV or wireless speaker system. There aren't any wires to connect between your phone and the casting device, and...

OxygenOS Open Beta 20 is Available for the OnePlus 3, Open Beta 11 for the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus has been focusing on the launch of the OnePlus 5 as of late, and it's fair to say that it hasn't been the smoothest launch for the company. However, there are still many people who still own the company's 2016 flagships so it's good to see they're still working on software updates. We're still...

Latest NewPipe Update Lets You Control the Playback Speed of YouTube Videos

For those unaware, NewPipe is an open source, light-weight front-end for YouTube. It's not using any of YouTube's APIs, nor does it require you to have Google Play Services installed on your device. Instead, it simply parses the YouTube website so it can extract the data and play the videos you want directly on your...

Huawei Announces the Band 2 and Band 2 Pro

The wearable market has had its ups and downs over the last few years. Fitbit started out making huge profits as they focused on the fitness demographic but even their financial reports have started to slow down as of late. Google jumped in with Android Wear as their solution for a more robust wearable device...

Google Glass Enterprise Edition is Official, Available to Partners of Google

Google Glass was a unique, bold experiment from Google's moonshot division that debuted back in 2013. They were expensive (at $1,500 a piece), fairly uncomfortable, and deemed invasive to anyone's privacy as they had the potential to record video and take photos with minimal effort, and with no clear indication. The term 'Glassholes' was coined...

Samsung is Extracting 157+ Tons of Rare Metals from Returned Galaxy Note 7 Units

While many loved the Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung last year, it ultimately needed to be returned back to the company for safety reasons. The company confirmed there was indeed an issue with the battery that was causing all of the fires, and they initiated a recall so they could collect all of the potentially...

Samsung Partners with PayPal to Add Support in Samsung Pay

PayPal has been busy over the last few months as they work to expand support for its online payment service to other popular alternatives. We recently saw some of these results when Google announced they were partnering with PayPal to let Android Pay users choice PayPal as a payment option. The next month, PayPal announced...

Essential’s US Launch is Imminent, Also Coming to UK, Western Europe and Japan

Andy Rubin and Essential officially unveiled their smartphone a couple of months ago toward the end of May. At the time, they hadn't come up with a launch date for the device, but were asking people to pre-order the device directly on their website. The next day, Andy Rubin appeared on stage at Recode's Code...

Google Updates SafetyNet, Temporary Fix Available for Magisk, Official Update Coming

As we all know, the SafetyNet bypassing is a cat and mouse game between Google and the community. It was only last month when Google had previously updated SafetyNet in order to prevent our bypass attempts with applications such as Magisk. XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer topjohnwu was able to quickly put in a fix in their...

RuneScape Mobile Client is Coming to Android and iOS in 2018

Today, it has been announced that the MMO RuneScape will actually be coming to a mobile device near you soon. It has been confirmed that this will be an actual mobile client to the current RuneScape MMO, and not just a mobile game that is based on the company's IP. The announcement says the user...