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Chance Miller

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Chance currently writes for both 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, in addition to 9to5Toys. He has previously written for several other online publications. He uses a Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, Hackintosh, and Macbook Air.

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August 7

Apple Music for Android beta adds Dark Mode, time-synced lyrics, more

Apple today has updated the Apple Music beta app for Android with a pair of notable features from iOS 13. With today’s update, Android users can now take advantage of Dark Mode in Apple Music, as well as time-synced lyrics.

April 15

Racing fans rejoice: Forza Street coming to Android and iOS this year, now available for Windows 10

I’m a huge racing fan. I’ve played racing games since Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit on the original PlayStation, which was the start of a lifelong passion of mine as I now work on old muscle cars to fix them up in my spare time. But, that’s not what you’re here to learn about. Turn 10, the gaming studio behind the ever-popular Forza series announced a new game today dubbed Forza Street.

This new experience is built to be played anytime, anywhere, and specifically for car lovers. It’s available on Windows 10 today and will be coming to both Android and iOS platforms in the coming months.

April 4

Apple poaches top Google machine learning expert as it continues to expand AI team

Apple has poached one of Google’s top artificial intelligence engineers as it continues to build up its AI team. Apple recently hired Google’s Ian Goodfellow to join its “Special Projects Group” as a director of machine learning, according to his LinkedIn profile.

March 25

Apple Music for Android updated with revamped ‘Browse’ tab, Chromebook support

Apple today has updated its Apple Music app for Android with a pair of notable improvements. First, the update includes the revamped “Browse” tab that came to iOS last week. There is also Chromebook support with today’s update.

March 12

If you’re experiencing issues accessing some of Google’s most popular services this evening, it’s not just you. Google Drive, YouTube, and Gmail are all currently down or behaving abnormally for many user, and it’s unclear when a fix will be deployed.

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March 6

Kuo increases Galaxy S10 forecast as ‘spec differentiation’ from the iPhone boosts sales

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out this evening with a new investor note covering early order estimates of Samsung’s Galaxy S10. The analyst is increasing his Galaxy S10 shipment estimate by 30 percent citing ‘spec differentiation’ from current iPhones, including an ultrasonic fingerprint reader.

January 31

Nintendo announces new ‘Dr. Mario World’ game coming to iOS and Android this summer

After announcing this morning that it was slightly delaying the release of Mario Kart for iOS, Nintendo has now revealed another mobile game coming this year. The company says that it will release Dr. Mario World for iOS and Android sometime this summer…

PSA: Ultraviolet cloud movie locker shuttering; save your content by July 31

Ultraviolet, the service which first offered a convenient way for you to access your digitally-purchased movies across multiple retailers, is closing …

January 24

Apple Music tablet support on Android exits beta, now available for everyone

Apple today has updated Apple Music for Android to version 2.7, bringing several notable enhancements. This update first entered beta testing last month, but is now rolling out to all users.

December 31, 2018

Security researchers hijack celebrity Twitter accounts, and prove claimed fix failed

Security researchers have hijacked a number of celebrity Twitter accounts – including that of Louis Theroux – to post unauthorized tweets. They have also demonstrated that Twitter’s claimed fix for the problem didn’t work …

November 8, 2018

Vine 2.0 is coming: Cofounder teases spring 2019 launch for new app ‘Byte’

Back in November of last year, Vine cofounder Dom Hofmann announced he was working on a “follow-up” to the popular six-second video sharing app. A few months later, however, Hoffman said he was delaying development of Vine 2.0 due to funding and legal concerns.

October 25, 2018

Snapchat continued losing users during Q3 2018, earnings release reveals

Snapchat earnings for Q3 2018 were released today, and despite a beat on revenue, the company still saw a decline in active users. This marks the second quarter in a row during which Snapchat has experienced a decline in users, and it’s a trend the company expects to continue.

October 9, 2018

Twitter makes Moments creation a desktop exclusive as it drops support from Android app

Twitter has announced today that it is removing the ability to create Twitter Moments from its iOS and Android applications. The company says that making Moments will still be possible from the desktop web version of Twitter, while you’ll also still be able to view Moments from iOS and Android.

October 8, 2018

Google has decided not to compete for a cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, Bloomberg reports this evening. The contract was valued at as much as $10 billion, but Google now says it could conflict with its Google Cloud values.

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October 3, 2018

Facebook’s efforts to compete head-on with Snapchat have been incredibly clear thanks to features like Stories. Now, the company is planning to revive its unpopular ‘Nearby Friends’ feature with a new Snapchat-like interface. While the Facebook location sharing feature has never been too popular, the company hopes this redesign could spur new interest.

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October 2, 2018

Ahead of Made by Google 2018 and the Pixel Slate next week, Microsoft today unveiled a handful of new Surface products, including the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Headphones, and Surface Studio 2. The devices were also unveiled at a media event in New York City today.

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As part of its range of Surface product announcements today, Microsoft announced a new Your Phone functionality for Windows 10. This feature will allow Android users to easily mirror applications from their smartphone to their PC, and access things such as photos and text messages. Microsoft originally announced Your Phone last month, but is available to everyone today.

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September 27, 2018

eBay announces MVNO partnership to pair wireless plans as low as $5 w/ smartphone purchases

eBay is one of the most popular platforms for reselling smartphones, and the company today announced a new partnership with Red Pocket Mobile. Through this partnership, customers will be able to buy a lower-priced wireless plan in conjunction with their smartphone purchase.

September 24, 2018

Snapchat partners with Amazon for new ‘Visual Search’ shopping feature

Following Instagram’s announcement of new shopping features last week, Snapchat is joining the fun with a new partnership with Amazon. As announced in a blog post, the company is partnering with Amazon for a new Visual Search shopping feature.

September 17, 2018

Twitter has received a lot of flack over recent years thanks to its resistance to a chronological timeline. In a series of tweets today, however, Twitter announced that it is working on “new ways to give you more control” over what you see in your timeline.

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