Google's Recorder app has quickly become one of the best voice note recorders, thanks to instant transcription, handy editing and trimming, and Assistant integration. However, the app was only able to record audio coming into the phone's microphone, rendering it useless for anyone who often wears Bluetooth headphones and walks around leaving their phone at their desk or in their pocket. With the latest update, Recorder is now able to detect and switch to an external mic, including a Bluetooth headset. Read More
If you've been following the WhatsApp rumors, you'd know that we've been promised a voice recording lock option for a while now and it's finally live in the beta channel on version 2.18.102 of the app. The lock won't show up immediately after you start recording a voice note, but after a few seconds it will appear with a little hint that sliding up will lock the microphone on.
Anyone who's used WhatsApp's voice recording knows that it can be a little annoying: you tap the microphone and have to keep it tapped while you're talking then release it to send the message or slide to the left to cancel it. Read More