Posts From Jack Price

Jack Price
Jack Price

20-year-old computer science student finding his feet in the world of journalism.

Facebook paid third parties to transcribe users’ voice messages

The latest news that shocks us - then makes us stop and wonder why we were shocked in the first place - comes in the form of allegations that Facebook has been spying on users' voice messages. The allegations say that the social media giant paid third-party contractors to transcribe audio clips taken from Facebook...

Google Chrome prepares to add cross-platform clipboard sharing

Like many other applications these days, Google Chrome is no stranger to a beta program. It's the usual story: you get the latest cutting-edge features in exchange for a more unstable application. The latest Chrome betas have been pretty interesting. We've finally seen an implementation of an application-wide dark theme - though this did have...

Samsung Pay Touch turns your Galaxy phone into a payment terminal

With the advent of Google Pay and similar services, mobile payments are fast overtaking cash and card payments. The convenience of using your phone instead of having to carry cards cannot be overstated. Of course, now that we can send payments via mobile, it only makes sense that the next step should be the ability...

[Update: Aura White & Pink] Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ leaked renders show off gradient Silver and Black colors

 The hype around the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is starting to get bigger and bigger. As per usual, leaks are widespread. For example, we learned that the Galaxy Note 10 is likely to feature at least one of Samsung's new ToF sensors. Leaked images have shown that the device will feature a hole punch in...

Samsung is catching up to Xiaomi in India, but loses its dominance in the premium space to OnePlus

India is a powerhouse in terms of smartphone sales. With a population of well over 1 billion people, it's no surprise that the Indian market is a key area for smartphone companies. The constant jostling for position atop the heap has been won - pretty convincingly - by Xiaomi in the last few years. However,...

Google Assistant tests letting you send text messages from the lock screen

Modern voice assistants are all about convenience, allowing users to use their device with as little physical input as possible. Google Assistant helps with this by being available to use even when your device is locked. This, of course, poses some security issues. The whole point of a device being locked is that unwanted parties...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ won’t have the Snapdragon 855 Plus, may support 20W wireless and optionally 45W wired charging

It seems that every day we get new leaks with regard to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. From leaked renders of the color options to Samsung testing a new 15W wireless charger, it's been a bountiful build-up to launch. However, new information suggests that the Galaxy Note 10+ may support 20W wireless charging, 5 watts more...

Google Chrome 77 improves dark mode for web pages by no longer inverting some images

Lately, dark mode has been all the rage in software UI design. We've seen a system-wide dark mode being added in the Android Q betas, and more and more Google apps are getting an integrated dark mode. It comes as no surprise then that the latest betas for Google Chrome have included a native dark...

YouTube for Android widely rolls out topic filters on the Home page

There's been a lot going on at YouTube lately. Between hiding comments by default on Android, finally arriving on Amazon Fire TV, and YouTube TV getting a new UI, it's safe to say that the company has been busy. Despite working heavily on their newer platforms, YouTube hasn't neglected its core Android app. The latest...

Microsoft may be making a $60 mini Xbox for xCloud game streaming

Stadia, Google's ambitious cloud-streaming project aimed at gamers, is not exactly a one-of-a-kind service. We've seen similar services from the likes of GameCloud, Vortex, and Cloudzen. While they were all a nice idea, none of them really succeeded. A lack of big modern titles, coupled with unreliable connections at times meant that the services didn't...

After the Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung to invest more in TOF sensors

For quite some time now, most of the improvements we've seen in mobile cameras have been due to improvements in software. To a degree, camera hardware has plateaued, with the occasional increase in megapixel-count and secondary cameras being the noteworthy improvements. Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors are set to change that, however, finally making their way into...

Samsung’s next Galaxy Watch rumored to have ECG support like the Apple Watch

Despite the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active only being released earlier this year, we're already being treated to image and information leaks of the second iteration. The first Galaxy Watch Active marked a somewhat surprising design shift with the removal of the rotating bezel. Samsung ditched the fan-favorite rotating bezel in favor of a sleeker, more...