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"Say OK Google any time" is buggy

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In a previous post, I talked about "Ok Google detection" issues in Viber, Facebook Messenger and Skype voice calls. It seems that there are a lot more hidden issues to be discovered and here it is another one. 
Recently, I updated the Android operating system of my smartphone to LineageOS 7.1.2 (Nougat). I installed the OpenGapps "nano" version and everything was right until I plugged in the 3.5mm headset. Surprisingly I found that there was no audio in a phone call and the mic was dead. The wire button might answer a phone call but no sound after that. 
After a clean flash of the LineageOS and OpenGapps, I figured out the root of all evil: "Ok Google detection"! 

"Ok Google detection" can be found in Settings > Languages & Input > Virtual keyboard > Google Voice typing. If you make the mistake and enable the option Say "Ok Google" anytime, you're done! We've opened the Pandora's box. This feature is so buggy in a…

Reducing eyestrain in Windows 10 and Android 7 devices

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For all of us who work in front of a computer screen during the day, eyestrain is a constant issue. The blue light emitting from the screen produces eye fatigue at least and sometimes is responsible for more severe eye problems. Exposure to blue light at night may be more harmful to your health. Our circadian rhythm is based on light information we get from the sun. Blue nighttime light suppresses the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that influences our internal clock.
So, how can we filter the bad blue light from our screens? Depending on the OS managing the screen, there are many solutions. Let's name some of them. 
Windows
In Windows 10, Microsoft has recently added a feature called Night light. Take a look at this post to easily enable night light in Windows settings. 
In case of missing the night light feature in your Windows version, one may install an alternative to it called f.lux


f.lux has a lot of interesting features to play with, including the Daytime Eyestrain" for…