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Jack Price
Jack Price

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

Microsoft’s ‘Your Phone’ app enables notification syncing and screen mirroring

We've been seeing exciting new features being added to Microsoft's "Your Phone" app for a while now. From notifications to screen mirroring, the Windows 10 app has advanced in leaps and bounds. The only catch is that most of the cool features have only been available to Windows 10 Insiders - up until now. In a...

Google Lens can now identify works from local artists

Heading to a museum, you'd expect the works on display to have a little bit of background printed next to them to give some context to the work. This is virtually always the case in larger museums, and more often than not in smaller ones. But not all art resides in museums. Things like sculptures...

Google opens a website for Fuchsia OS development

Up until recently, we knew very little about Google's Fuchsia OS. First appearing on GitHub back in 2016 with no official announcement, theories quickly sprang up about what it could be. Some touted it as a replacement for Android, others as a replacement for Chrome OS. The reality was that no one knew exactly what...

Google App tests new Share Search option and recent search suggestions

Google I/O is still fresh in our minds, and we're already starting to see features in betas that we didn't hear about at the conference. At I/O, Google was focused on things like accessibility in search, and that trend appears to be continuing with these new features that are cropping up. Two of the major...

OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G now support Google ARCore

Google's ARCore is a nifty little augmented reality platform that was announced back in 2017. Designed primarily to bring AR to Android devices in a clear and unified way, ARCore has been quickly gaining traction since launch. We're seeing new devices being added to the "Supported Devices" list with increasing regularity. Google's original AR project,...

MIUI 11 will bring dark mode to the POCO F1

Xiaomi's MIUI is something of a mixed bag. For users outside of China, it doesn't always offer the most appealing UX, but MIUI has undoubtedly come a long way since its inception. MIUI Product Director Liu Ming and Design Director Ge Rui held an AMA session about MIUI 11 back in March, in which we...

“Shot on OnePlus” API was unprotected and exposed users’ email addresses

OnePlus's "Shot on OnePlus" service, which comes with OnePlus devices by default, contained a security flaw that was just disclosed the other day. The flaw, discovered by 9to5Google, made it possible to grab the email addresses of users who uploaded pictures to the service. OnePlus has since partially rectified the issue by obscuring user emails...

Scrcpy v1.9 can mirror your screen even with the display off

Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider Builds have been advancing in leaps and bounds as far as mobile integration goes. The Your Phone app is becoming ever more feature-rich, now supporting notification syncing over both Wi-Fi and mobile data. Your Phone also supports screen mirroring, albeit only with select devices. Your Phone is more of an all-encompassing...

Google Docs gets a new feature to compare two documents

Google Docs, which started out as a pretty barebones online text editor back in 2009, has come a very long way since launch. While not as feature-rich as programs like Microsoft Word, Docs still boasts a wide range of capabilities. Given that Docs is primarily browser-based, Google has done a very good job of making...

Shazam on Android can now recognize music playing internally on your phone

Shazam is an extremely useful app. It can recognize music that's playing in your surroundings by using your phone's microphone and matching sounds against its massive database. The app works very well for sounds happening outside your device. It worked less well, however, for sounds your device was playing. In fact, it didn't really work...

OnePlus 7 Pro’s latest HydrogenOS beta adds a new back button gesture

Following the recent launch of the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus has been busying themselves issuing software updates that are fixing the various bugs that come with a new release. While some of these are being pushed straight to OxygenOS - OnePlus' Android flavor - the more experimental changes are sent to HydrogenOS. OnePlus...

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee officially launches an antitrust investigation into tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook

Over the weekend, the White House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline announced a bipartisan investigation into competition in digital markets. The news follows the announcement that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner would be conducting an investigation into Google over potential GDPR breaches. This investigation, however, is more wide-reaching. In a statement on his website,...