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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The Pokémon Company has made a pair of announcements tonight, including a brand new game available now for Nintendo Switch and coming to Android next month. The game is called Pokémon Quest and is free-to-play…
Facebook streamlines two-factor setup, adds support for home services to Marketplace
Facebook has today announced a pair of new features for its platform. The company is rolling out support for finding home service professionals via its Marketplace platform and is also making two-factor authentication easier to set up.
Snapchat officially launches first set of non-skippable video ads
Last month, we reported that Snapchat was in the process of testing non-skippable advertisements. Now, the company has officially launched its first set of ads as part of that initiative…
As it continues to expand its Stories platform, Instagram is seemingly planning a new feature that would make it easier to add music to Stories. According to TechCrunch, code found within the Instagram application indicates you could soon be able to add “Music stickers” to your Stories…
WhatsApp cofounder to leave Facebook amid growing differences over data sharing
WhatsApp cofounder Jan Koum announced today that he will be leaving the company. While Koum himself doesn’t elaborate on reasoning for the departure, a report from The Washington Post indicates that the decision comes amid growing discord with WhatsApp parent company, Facebook…
As part of its continuing efforts to expand into a broader news market, Twitter is rolling out a new timeline change that groups tweets about the same story together. This feature aims to put all tweets about a story under the same banner, making it easies for users to see different takes…
Bloomberg: Facebook to design its own processors for smart speakers & more
Amid ongoing privacy concerns, Facebook is said to be forming a team to design its own hardware chips. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Facebook is looking to build its own processors to reduce dependency on companies such as Qualcomm and Intel…
According to a new report from The New York Times, Apple has hired Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea. Tim Cook made the announcement in an email to employees, noting that Giannandrea will official be the head of “machine learning and A.I. strategy.”
It was reported yesterday that the French government is taking both Apple and Google to court over alleged “abusive trade practices.” Specifically, the government claims that neither Apple nor Google treat their developers fairly, citing factors such as non-negotiable commissions and contract terms.
Today, both Google and Apple have commented on the accusations made by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire…
Earlier this week, Mitch Lowe, CEO of the popular all-you-can-eat movie subscription service MoviePass, made headlines for bragging about how the app can track the location of its users. Shortly after that comment, MoviePass issued a statement clarifying its actions, and now the Android app has been updated to remove the features…