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.
Ireland releases COVID-19 Tracker app using Apple/Google Exposure Notification API
Ireland has debuted its COVID-19 Tracker application today, its solution to help contract trace and slow the spread of coronavirus. The app is built using the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google, and users in Ireland can download it from the App Store now as well as Google Play.
tvOS 14 brings support for streaming YouTube in 4K on Apple TV
One of the most common complaints about tvOS is its lack of support for 4K support in the YouTube app. That will change with this year’s introduction of tvOS 14, which will add support for 4K streaming in the YouTube app for the first time.
Switzerland first to release COVID-19 app using Apple and Google Exposure Notification API
The first app to take advantage of the Apple and Google Exposure Notification API has been released in Switzerland, according to a new report from the BBC. The app is called “SwissCovid” and is currently available to select essential workers.
Twitter rolls out test of feature allowing you to limit who can reply to your tweets
Twitter is rolling out the ability for users to limit who can reply to their tweets. The feature is currently available to “a limited group of people globally” with a trio of different new reply options.
Qualcomm says 5G ‘progressing as planned’ despite likely 30% drop in handset shipping for Q3
Qualcomm reported its fiscal Q2 2020 earnings today, announcing revenue of $5.21 billion and earnings-per-share of $0.88. Both of those numbers are above Wall Street expectations, but Qualcomm also predicted a forthcoming 30% drop in handset shipments.
[Update: Reopening plans] Best Buy closing all stores, shifting to curbside pickup due to COVID-19
Best Buy is the latest retailer to announce that it is closing all stores due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company will instead offer curbside pickup and delivery, much like many other retailers have done over the last week as the coronavirus pandemic evolves.
October 15, 2019
League of Legends coming to iOS and Android in 2020, Riot Games announces
League of Legends is coming to iOS and Android in 2020, Riot Games confirmed today. The expansion was first rumored back in May, but now Riot Games has confirmed that League of Legends: Wild Rift will come to mobile devices and consoles next year.
iOttie’s ‘Made for Google’ fast wireless charger is built for Pixel in the car
iOttie, a well known brand here at 9to5Toys, just announced its latest product: the Easy One Touch Wireless 2 smartphone mount. This is the first mount that can power Google’s Pixel lineup of smartphone with fast wireless charging. Normally, Google devices will only charge at 5W, but iOttie worked directly with Google to created the only certified Made for Google wireless charging car mount on the market. However, the Easy One Touch Wireless 2’s tricks don’t stop there, as it also supports 7.5W fast charging for iPhone, making it a jack of all trades.
August 29, 2019
Google researchers detail malicious website exploits that targeted iPhone users for years
A new report from Vice today details discoveries made by Google Project Zero researchers that “may be one of the largest attacks against iPhone users ever.” The basis of the attacks is a series of hacked websites, which were randomly distributing malware to iPhone users.
August 7, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
March 6, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.