Posts From Jack Price

Jack Price
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19-year-old computer science student finding his feet in the world of journalism.

Google’s first GDPR probe comes from Irish privacy regulators

It was only a matter of time before somebody subjected Google to a GDPR probe, and that day has finally come. Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, today announced that an investigation was being mounted following complaints from a number of companies, such as Brave web browser. The Irish watchdog said that complaints were largely...

Valve launches the Steam Chat app on Android and iOS

Valve's money-making machine, Steam, is more than just a marketplace these days. It's a hub for community creations, user feedback, and social interaction. Having its own dedicated friends feature allows Steam to give users an end-to-end experience when it comes to playing with others. Now, Valve has launched Steam Chat on Android and iOS. The launch...

Messages 4.4 brings Google Assistant suggestions in chat for some

Google I/O 2019 brought many announcements with regard to Assistant. As the gateway to many of Google's services, it's important that Assistant offers as many functionalities as possible. Particularly in relation to Android, we've seen Google Assistant become more and more prevalent in recent months. Google continued this push at I/O, where we learned that...

Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app now supports syncing messages, photos, and notifications over mobile data

Windows 10 Insider builds are getting more impressive by the day. Microsoft's "Your Phone" app allows for syncing your Android device with your Windows PC. On the surface, the app supports syncing photos and text messages between devices. However, it has some hidden features for users running Insider builds of Windows 10. Recently, the app,...

Security in Android Q: Everything Google added to make your phone safer

Each new version of the Android OS brings improvements to almost every aspect from the design, features, APIs, and more. At Google I/O earlier this month we learned about all the improvements that Android Q is going to bring, and of course, new privacy and security announcements were not left out from the conference. The...

The Google Play Console is getting Conditional Delivery, Internal App Sharing, new metrics, and much more

Google's Play Store is a key component of any Android device. It's by far the easiest and safest way to install Android apps on your device, and is a gateway to most of the Android experience. The Google Play Console is the place where developers upload versions of their apps for Google's scrutiny, before being...

Google finally acknowledges Fuchsia OS, says it’s just an experiment

Google's Fuchsia project has been shrouded in mystery for nearly 3 years now. It first appeared on GitHub back in August of 2016 with no official announcement or documentation. Theories quickly sprung up, with some saying it could be a replacement for Android or Chrome OS, or both. Indeed, these theories are supported by the fact...

[Update: Rolling out] All Google Pixel smartphones are getting a time-lapse feature in the Google Camera app

The keynote at Google I/O was full of exciting announcements. We finally got to see the Pixel 3a/3a XL in an official light, received some more news about Android Q, and saw the Nest Hub Max, confirming previous rumors. As well as news specific to the Pixel 3a/3a XL, Google announced some more general news...

Google Nest Home Hub Max officially announced with 10-inch display and camera

Google's digital assistant range is now extremely competitive. The enormous lead that Amazon once had over its competitors has long since slipped, and now it's dubious if you could even call it a lead. Google is looking to further erode this lead with its latest smart home announcement, the Nest Hub Max. At Google I/O...

Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 gets updated with hands-free background support

Ever since the Amazon Alexa app first showed up on the Microsoft Store back in November, it hasn't been given much attention by Amazon. There have been a few small updates here and there, but nothing to really write home about. That's finally changed, though, with yesterday's announcement from Amazon. Alexa is now going completely...

Developers get Fuchsia running in the Android Studio Emulator

Google is well-known for its Android and Chrome OS operating systems. They're used in hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. Both are famous for being open-source, meaning we know everything there is to know about them. But Google is working on a third operating system, called Fuchsia, which we know far less about. It first...

Artwalls is a collection of artistic and minimal wallpapers for OLED smartphones

The release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and its "hole punch" screen design has led to many creative wallpapers. These wallpapers integrate the hole punch in some artistic way, making for a cool effect. But cool tricks do not necessarily make for great wallpapers. Sometimes, it's the basics that can look the best. Artwalls is an...
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