About the Author

Chance Miller



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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July 10

GOOG: 928.80


Over recent months, Amazon has quietly started rolling out a new in-house installation service that aims to offer installation of Alexa products, as well as other devices. The effort is detailed in a new report from Recode, drawing similarities to Best Buy’s Geek Squad installation and repair service…

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June 29

GOOG: 917.79


LG’s upcoming V30 flagship will reportedly drop its second display, switch to OLED

According to a new report from XDA, LG plans to ditch its signature secondary with the V30 later this year. The secondary display as a differentiator for both the V10 and V20 devices, but LG apparently doesn’t plan to continue that trend this year…

June 27

GOOG: 927.33


Uber has been in the news for numerous reasons over recent weeks, most of which are certainly not positive and center on multiple controversies related to sexual harassment. Today, however, the company is rolling out a new feature that it hopes will help it expand its ride-hailing reach to those without a smartphone…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!


June 22

GOOG: 957.09


Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo has snatched a former Tesla engineer to lead its hardware efforts. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Waymo has hired Satish Jeyachandran, Tesla’s former director of hardware engineering…

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As noted in a new report from Bloomberg, Google has started removing private medical records from search results. Google added a new line to its policy page to reflect the change, saying that “confidential, personal medical records of private people” will no longer appear in results…

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Google today is rolling out a software update to Google Wifi and OnHub devices. The update comes as version 9460.40.5 and brings bug fixes and a few other improvements, including new features and capabilities…

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June 15

GOOG: 942.31


Apple Music for Android updated w/ bug fixes and performance improvements

Apple today is rolling out a minor update to its Apple Music app on Android. The update brings the app to version 2.1 and brings under-the-hood improvements. The update is available now on the Play Store.

June 13

GOOG: 953.40


Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on the market at this point.

Given the iPhone 7’s age, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that it was beat out by newer flagship devices from Samsung and LG…

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June 1

GOOG: 966.95


According to a new report from BuzzFeed News, Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car company is exploring self-driving trucking. The report explains that the efforts are currently in their early stages, though the company has confirmed that it is testing self-driving trucks…

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In a blog post today, Google announced that it will start including an “ad filter” in Chrome early next year as it looks to build “a better web for everyone.” Google’s plans for such a feature were first reported earlier this year and the official announcement today is a way for the company to give publishers time to improve ad quailty…

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May 25

GOOG: 969.54


Acer today has taken the wraps off of two new tablets: the Iconia Tab 10 and the Iconic One 10. The company announced the new tablets in a press release, touting the former as an entertainment-focused device and the latter as a productivity powerhouse.

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May 22

GOOG: 941.86


According to a new report from CNBC, Chinese smartphone and TV manufacturer LeEco is expected to announce massive layoffs tomorrow. Citing a leaked memo, the report says that LeEco employees are being called to an all-hands Town Hall Meeting tomorrow where restructuring will be the main topic…

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May 17

GOOG: 919.62


In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Google today announced the release of Android Studio 3.0. The company explained that Android Studio 3.0 includes three major features…

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May 15

GOOG: 937.08


As we near Google I/O officially kicking off, we’re starting to see some hints emerge as to what the company has up its sleeve for this year’s event. A new report from XDA this evening details Google’s plans to adopt the Payment Request, a move that will be announced at Google I/O…

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May 13

GOOG: 932.22


Apple is currently engaged in a high-profile legal battle with Qualcomm centered on patent royalties and now Samsung is entering the fray. Apple struck first back in January and has since expand its lawsuit to additional countries, while Qualcomm has officially hit back with a countersuit.

While the Federal Trade Commission had originally stated that Qualcomm had monopolistic like qualities, the trade group this week has yet again slammed the chip maker…

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May 9

GOOG: 932.17


Alphabet’s self-driving company, Waymo, today announced that it has crossed 3 million miles of public road driving. The company announced the milestone in a tweet, sharing a GIF that depicts the pace of its self-driving testing.

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May 8

GOOG: 934.30


Qualcomm this evening has taken the wraps off a pair of new Snapdragon processors. The new 14nm Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 processors come as upgrades to last year’s Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 625, offering improved power, faster charging, more batter life, and more…

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Over recent months, popular navigation app Waze has gained support for a variety of different celebrity voices, such as Mr. T. Today, however, the app has been updated with support for letting the user record their own turn-by-turn audio. This means that you can have Waze talk to you in your voice (sounds dreadful, right?) or the voice of a loved one…

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May 4

GOOG: 931.66


According to a new report from Bloomberg, YouTube is looking kickstart its original content efforts. The report explains that the company plans to produce a half-dozen original series that will be made available for free on YouTube, with the goal of funding over 40 original shows and movies over the next year…

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May 3

GOOG: 927.04


Google today has announced a new security feature for Gmail on Android that makes it easier for users to protect themselves against phishing attempts. Google revealed the new feature in a post on its G Suite updates blog.

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