My thoughts about the Google Pixel 5

I’ve had this phone for several weeks now and I have to say I’m fairly disappointed.

The touch sensor is great. It should never have left. But that’s about the only improvement that I’ve seen. It takes longer to boot up than the Pixel 4 or even Pixel 3 it seems. The processor seems way slower on the active task. The voice-to-text typing is very sluggish compared to the quick response from the Pixel 4.

Everyone Needs to Switch to Signal! :-)

Signal is THE secure messaging app. And you need to be using it. Especially these days with all of the omni-surveillance that we have going on.

Warning Issued For Millions Of Google Chrome Users

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/12/15/google-chrome-problem-data-loss-chrome-update-upgrade-android-upgrade/

Hmm. I have read this several times and it still doesn’t make sense to me. 🙂 How is it possible for Chrome to delete data from other apps??? Isn’t Chrome just another app, or have I missed something and Chrome is now part of the OS, a’la Internet Explorer in the Microsoft Windows 3.1 days (or whatever)?

A Theory About Google Play Music on Android

I think I’ve determined that the Google Play Music app on Android has no background services. Maybe that’s why it is so jittery and prone to error; There is no overseer handling things.

What do YOU think?!

I would like to see a more responsive, intuitive, thoughtful engine behind my music player.

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.