Posts From Jack Jennings

Jack Jennings
Jack Jennings

Born and raised in Windsor and now living in London, Jack is a British technology enthusiast who also loves language and writing. He's also heavily into composing, producing and playing music, being a member of a progressive post hardcore band, destined for anonymity. After purchasing an HTC Desire in 2010, his affection for Android has steadily grown, leading to an unhealthy addiction to the platform and a thinner wallet. Constantly tinkering, his phone is probably in recovery mode, right now...

Apple Music Will Increase iTunes Match to 100,000 Songs

The battle for music streaming subscription dominance is starting to really heat up, with Apple planning their next offensive in line with the release of iOS9 later in the year. A major draw for these kind of services is the ability to have your current music library uploaded and copies of the tracks available to be streamed...

Google Open Source Code for Wi-Fi Calling

One of the best features about an open-source operating system like Android is the fact that developers are given a chance to rip apart fundamental code and rebuild it to their own ends. Yesterday, Google posted the latest version of AOSP, Android-5.1.1_r5, and within it can be found the code to support Wi-Fi-calling, which could...

Spotify Update Includes Support for Android Wear

One of the most practical use-cases for an Android Wear device is to get quick access to controls for current activities, like being able to pause or skip tracks whilst you're listening to music. Spotify, despite being one of the most popular music streaming services around, hasn't included Android Wear support in the past but...

First Custom Android 5.1 ROM for the One M9 Released

The One M9 has received a few minor software updates since it was released in April mostly to attempt to improve the camera quality, and with some success. One update that unfortunately hasn't yet made its way to HTC's 2015 flagship is its eagerly awaited increase to Android 5.1 and in this regard it is...

Beato Bezel Adds an Extra Control Method to the Moto 360

One of the most popular choices in the world of the smartwatch is last year's Moto 360, although with a successor expected sometime this year, it's starting to feel a little long in the tooth. However, a project by Michael Lo over on Kickstarter has its sights set on breathing some new life into this aging wearable by...

Web Gmail Adds the ‘Undo Send’ Option

Today, Google has announced the addition of the Undo Send option to the web version of Gmail. As the name suggests, this long-requested feature allows the sender to set a given time period after sending an email, during which they can cancel the message and stop it reaching any of its intended recipients. Notably it has not...

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Receiving Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arguably Android's most popular flagships so far this year, have now begun to receive their much anticipated updates to Android 5.1.1. This update comes courtesy of T-Mobile in the US, although now that the ball has begun rolling, other carriers will be eager to push their own customized updates. Apart...

The New Oculus Rift: What You Need To Know

After listening to Oculus talk for almost an hour about its latest version of the Rift and its accessories, it's becoming clear to me that the other players in this field have a lot of work to do to compete. Despite the increased investment from other companies like HTC, Valve, and Sony and even after actually assisting with...

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even...

Audio-Focused APIs Mark Promising Direction for Android

Aside from Android, I've maintained a healthy interest in writing and producing music over the years, and unfortunately I've never quite found a compelling use for my smartphone as part of my audio set-up. Annoyingly for me, Apple have always had a bit of a head start here, or more rather an increased focus on...