Posts From Adam Conway

Adam Conway
Adam Conway

I'm a senior editor at XDA-Developers. I have a BSc in Computer Science from University College Dublin, and I'm a lover of smartphones, cybersecurity, and Counter-Strike. You can contact me at [email protected] My Twitter is @AdamConwayIE and my Instagram is adamc.99.

Instagram might soon let you customize how posts appear on your profile

Instagram is a platform that we're all familiar with, and for some people, it's their primary social media intake. In particular, many artists use Instagram to share their photos and drawings, and while the app does offer a ton of ways to edit your photos, there's not a lot of control over how those photos...

Android 13 Beta 2.1 is here with bug fixes

Android 13 is edging closer and closer, and we've already seen a lot of what's to come with the next platform release. We've seen the company adding new features with each build, and some highlights include the photo picker API and more granular media files permissions. Most recently we saw Android 13 Beta 2 drop...

Get the Google Pixel 6 series at its lowest price yet in the United Kingdom

The Google Pixel 6 series marked a change of direction for the Pixel series. It comes with Google Tensor, a chipset made by Google. It also debuted with the latest and greatest version of Android — Android 12. Google Tensor is the company’s debut in smartphone chip-making, and the Google Pixel 6 series is packed...

The Nothing phone (1) might finally have a launch date and price

Nothing, after months of teasing, finally confirmed that its first smartphone — the Nothing phone (1) — would soon hit the shelves sometime this summer. Nothing’s CEO, Carl Pei, also revealed that the Nothing phone (1) would pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and run a new custom Android variant called Nothing OS. No other information...

I attended the Counter-Strike PGL Major, and it was incredible

We all know video games, and most of us have probably had a favorite game that we've known for years and years. Whether that's iterations of Pokemon, Call of Duty, or even mobile-only titles, there shouldn't be any gatekeeping when it comes to defining what a "gamer" is.  For me, that game is Counter-Strike, and I've been...

Honor Magic 4 Pro Review: A swing and a near-miss

Honor's back, and they are better than ever. Following the company's split from Huawei towards the end of 2020, we saw its first solo venture arrive in the form of the decidedly mid-range Honor 50 series. Now the company's back with a flagship smartphone in the west, the Honor Magic 4 Pro, and it shows...

Benchmarking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 on an Engineering Platform: Finally taming the fire dragon

In December 2021 at a launch event in Hawaii, we saw Qualcomm unveil the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It packed more performance than ever, and the company also claimed efficiency improvements. However, it wasn't that much more powerful than chipsets of previous years. Now the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is here, and ASUS has...

Google’s Pixel Watch will reportedly pack an older chipset

The long-awaited Google Pixel Watch was finally unveiled at this year's Google I/O, though the company was particularly cagey about its specifications. We didn't actually get to hear a whole lot, aside from the fact that it was also going to be launching alongside the Pixel 7 series. Now, though, a new report from 9to5Google suggests...

Google Pay will soon improve its card ownership verification

Google Pay will soon be improving its card ownership verification by way of one-time passcodes and in-line tokenization, in an effort to combat fraud. This comes after Google also announced that it would be introducing virtual cards for users on desktop and Android in the coming months. In the company's "What's new in Google Pay" keynote,...

Sony WH-1000XM5 headphones unveiled with new design, improved ANC, and Microsoft Swift Pair

Sony has been nailing headphones for years, starting with the all-around incredible Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones launched in 2018. Sony released their sequel in 2020 in the form of the WH-1000XM4, and now the company has finally unveiled the Sony WH-1000XM5 after a short period of leaks and rumors. They pack a new design, improved ANC,...

First Android 13 beta now available for the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro

The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is the first tablet to get an official Android 13 beta from Google, which is the same tablet that developers were encouraged to use to test out the Android 12L beta. Developers can now install the beta on their tablet, though there is a pretty lengthy list of features that...

Firebase App Distribution helps developers test their apps before launch

When developers want to test their apps and make sure they work, it's important to test them on groups of people and to ensure that all of the feedback and testing data they get is of a high standard. Google’s Firebase is a pretty comprehensive set of development tools that can help do exactly that,...