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.

LG V20 Users Report Rear Camera Protective Glass is Brittle

Over the years, LG has not built up the best reputation when it comes to manufacturer defects of their products. When the LG G3 was released, many people were having the plastic frame around their phone cracking in multiple locations. This likely happened from prying the plastic cover off the back to swap out a...

Chainfire Brings DSLR Controller Out of Beta

Chainfire is well known for the creation of SuperSU, but many don't realize that he works on a number of other applications as well. One of these other applications is called DSLR Controller, and it saw its very first release way back in August of 2011. The application has been in beta and has been moving up...

Google Publishes Factory Images, OTA Images and Binaries for the Pixel and Pixel XL

Many people were curious how Google would be handling the software side of things with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Before release, a system image of the Verizon variant was leaked and that was all we had to go on. So many weren't even sure if Google would allow us to root and unlock...

14 Google Shops will Open in Best Buy Stores Across Canada

Best Buy Canada and Google Canada have just a partnership that will allow 14 different Google Shops to open up inside Best Buy retail stores this year. We've seen other companies like Apple, Samsung and Microsoft do something similar as well, but the press release says it is the "first of its kind in North America." Either...

Nintendo Switch to Use a Custom Tegra ARM Processor

While Microsoft and Sony have moved to an x86 CPU for their latest consoles, Nintendo has chosen to go a different route. We've seen rumors over the last year or so that claimed Nintendo's next console would be some sort of tablet device, with some even suggesting the software would be built with the Android OS....

Google Launches Android Pay in Hong Kong

Google has been rapidly expanding the availability of their mobile payments service across the world. Not as fast as Samsung has been able to do with Samsung Pay, but still, the company has been steadily working with a number of countries to make the service available for as many people as possible. Along with making...

Winners Announced for Google’s Material Design Awards 2016

The introduction of Material Design marked the first time Google truly took a unified front when it comes to the design of all of their products. We're seeing Google services that haven't been updated in years receiving a coat of paint using the company's Material Design guidelines. Google has even started to recognize 3rd-party developers who...

CBS Reportedly Signs on for Google’s Unplugged Web TV Service

There have been a number reports that talked about the possibility of Google launching their own online TV service. The service is said to be called Unplugged, but this could end up being changed before Google launches it. The latest report says the company is scheduled to launch the web TV service in "early 2017,"...

Samsung Hit With Multiple Class Action Lawsuits Over the Galaxy Note 7

We assumed this was going to happen sooner or later, and now we're seeing two different cases where Galaxy Note 7 customers have banded together and filed a class action lawsuit against the South Korean tech giant. One of these cases is taking place in the United States and currently consists of three different plaintiffs....

Google Pixel Uses the Hardware Crypto Engine of the Snapdragon 821

Encryption on our smartphones is more important today than it ever has been. With more government bodies trying to hack into people's personal computers, having the data that is being stored on our devices encrypted can give us the peace of mind that we deserve -- at least some extra, anyway. Google has taken this...

Unlocked Priv From AT&T to Now Receive Updates Directly From BlackBerry

BlackBerry has been very good with their software updates for the BlackBerry Priv since it was released at the end of last year. The company has even beat Google to the punch when it comes to certain security updates this year. Of course, these swift updates were only possible on units that were purchased directly...

Optus: LG G5 Expected to Receive Android 7.0 in Mid-November

LG made massive headlines when it was revealed that one of their smartphones would be the first available with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Indeed, the LG V20 is the first to have Android 7.0 Nougat installed on it right out of the box, but most of the general public hasn't even received...