The Verge: Why Google’s Pixel phones matter

The Verge: Why Google’s Pixel phones matter.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/16/17978244/google-pixel-iphone-xs-camera-best-phone-android-sales-market-share

No more recording phone calls as of Android 9: Pie. Why (not)???

https://bitbucket.org/copluk/acr/issues/2418/

It seems really silly to me that there’s not an easy way that’s officially supported to record phone calls on smartphones. Privacy concerns amount to paranoia in this case. There is much practical value in recording phone calls.

Android 9: Pie, priority notifications?

If I’m seeing things correctly Android 9 did away with priority notifications and it seems like that’s a huge step backward.

Priority notifications allowed you to tell your phone that while you didn’t want to turn off all notifications you just wanted ones that were important to you for a while. I think if you were to ask people they would love to have this capability. However in Android 9 it looks like this middle ground between all notifications and full-on do-not-disturb mode was eliminated. If I’m wrong about this I hope someone will let me know. My investigations so far have led me to believe that Google decided this feature was a waste of time for some reason. I’m hoping that they choose to reimplement this obviously useful feature.

App for Repeating Location-Based Reminders

I use a few different reminder apps for various situations:

Most of those provide location-based reminders.  I ran into a situation where I thought it would be handy to have a *repeating* location-based reminder, i.e., a reminder every time I visit a location.  I was surprised how hard it was to find an app that does this.  I found this useful thread on reddit in which someone recommended Reminders – Task reminder app on the Google Play store.  Seems great!