Using the Blue Snowball USB Mic with Android Devices

Snowball Blue

The Blue Snowball USB Microphone has been around for a long time now, thanks to it’s simplicity and superb recording quality. Originally intended to work with desktop computers (the official website lists the product as a “Plug and Play Product with Mac and PC”), I found myself wondering if this little spherical gadget would work with a mobile phone or tablet.

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Disable Google Assistant or Google Now Launch on Long-Press Home or Keyboard Start

Long pressing the Home button on Android devices by default results in the launch of Google Assistant (or Google Now). I’m not sure how many people use that shortcut, but when I do, it’s only by accident, and so I’ve always found it annoying. Continue reading “Disable Google Assistant or Google Now Launch on Long-Press Home or Keyboard Start”