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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Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a pair of new investor notes concerning Samsung. Kuo predicts that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s first dual-camera handset, while he also notes that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are selling better than expected during the pre-order period..
Google this week has rolled out an update to its Google Express shopping app. The update brings the app to version 15.0 and includes a variety of changes and new features. Keep reading for a full breakdown of what’s new…
One of the headlining features of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S8 flagship is Bixby – the company’s new automated assistant that is arguably the centerpiece of the new device. It has now been revealed, however, that the Bixby assistant won’t be ready in time for the Galaxy S8’s release in the United States on April 21st…
Earlier this year, LG was hit with a class action lawsuit over the way it handled bootloop issues on the LG G4 and LG V10. Now, however, the lawsuit against the company has been expanded as the LG G5, V20, and Nexus 5X are added to the case…
Google today outlined research it has been performing to improve suggestions in its Gboard keyboard. The efforts center around training artificial neural networks with data that’s stored locally on devices, as opposed to in the cloud.
Last December, Pebble was acquired by Fitbit with all future hardware plans being canceled. Since then, however, there have been questions about the fate of existing Pebble devices on the market. Now, Pebble has pushed an update to the Pebble app on iOS and Android to ensure that existing smartwatches will keep working…
Following the Trump Administration rolling out a variety of policy changes that make it more difficult for tech companies to hire foreign workers through the the H-1B work visa program, Google is saying the move won’t affect its employees. As noted in a report from Recode, Google has informed employees that it doesn’t expect “an impact to Googlers.”
As it continues to improve upon its search features, Snapchat today announced an update targeted at Stories. The company says that the new feature allows users to find relevant Stories by entering a single keyword. Called Stories in Search, the feature makes it significantly easier for users to discover additional content…
Twitter announced in a blog post today that it is doing away with the iconic (and infamous) egg default profile picture. The company explained in the exhaustingly thorough blog post that in place of the egg, it has developed a new default profile picture that encourages expression and diversity…
The Recording Industry Association of America is out today with an overview of the performance of the music industry during 2016. As detailed in a blog post, the music industry saw revenue of $7.7 billion during 2016, up 11.4 percent compared to the year before.
Perhaps most notably, the report states that streaming music revenue from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube made up the majority of that revenue for the first time ever, while YouTube is again called out for unfairly paying artists.
Mobile app analytics firm App Annie is today out with its latest report. As usual, the data shows that Apple’s App Store has a significant lead in terms of revenue when compared to Google Play, but this report notes of a change. The firm estimates that Android will overtake iOS in terms of app revenue this year…
Instagram today has announced a new update for its iOS and Android apps. The update comes not long after the social network added support for geostickers to its Stories feature. Today’s update, however, relates to live video and adds support for downloading live videos once the broadcast has ended…
Google today has announced an update to its Home app on Android and iOS that makes it easy to stream music from a variety of different music streaming services. Google made the announcement in a blog post, saying that the new feature offers a “dedicated space for all your favorite music.”
Last year, Google Ventures founder and CEO Bill Maris left the firm. Maris went on to start his own venture capital fund, raising $230 million in debt before abruptly pulling the plug. Now, according to a new report from Axios, Maris is trying again, this time launching a new, smaller-scale venture capital firm with a broader focus…
As it continues to expand its reach, Snapchat today is rolling out a new widget to its iOS and Android applications. The new widget allows users to instantly start chatting with a Snapchat fried by simply tapping on their Bitmoji. The move comes as Snapchat puts an increased focus on private messaging, as noted by TechCrunch.