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Stephen Hall

@hallstephenj

Stephen is Managing Editor at 9to5Google. You can find more of his current work on the flip side at 9to5Mac, as well as at 9to5Toys and Electrek. If you want to get in touch with Stephen, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Google+. Or, you can send him an email at stephen (at) 9to5mac (dot) com, or an encrypted email at hallstephen j (at) protonmail (dot) com.

 

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Yesterday

Today we’ve got yet another Pixel 3 XL leak, an initial look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, JBL Link Bar preorders, and Chrome 69 will be rolling out with the long-awaited Material Design refresh.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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August 17

Today we’ve got a report that Google is indeed planning to launch its own smart display, another leak of the Pixel 3 XL, 5 reasons the OnePlus 5T is still a great phone, and deals from 9to5Toys.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

This week we talk about Made by Google Smart Display, reportedly sluggish Google Pixel 2 XL issues, Material Theme redesigns (including Android Messages!), and much more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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August 16

Today we’ve got a report that Google’s preparing to open a retail space in Chicago, Android Messages 3.5 rolls out, and we revisit the Essential Phone.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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August 15

Today we’ve got Google One’s official launch for everyone in the US, a couple of Wear OS stories including a mysterious “Google Coach” project, and Chrome OS 68 is halted.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Google One, first announced at Google I/O 2018, is Google’s new all-in-one subscription package for Drive storage, online support for services, and other handy perks. After a few months in an invite-only beta, it’s now open to all. expand full story

August 14

Today we’ve got a big redesign of Google Voice for iOS, Pandora Premium debuts on Google Home and Smart Displays, and a couple Samsung stories.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Pandora has been one of the longer-standing streaming options on Google Home, but it’s been limited to just automated radio stations until now. Google has today announced that Pandora Premium, the web radio company’s on-demand streaming service, is now available on Google Home devices. expand full story

August 13

Today we’ve got a Google Store back-to-school sale with deals on most of Google’s first-party hardware, Google continuing work on an option to dual-boot Windows in Chrome OS, and Android 9 Pie is causing some charging issues.

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August 10

This week we talk about Android Pie’s official release, Digital Wellbeing beta launch, more Pixel 3 XL leaks, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 announcement, and more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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With the launch of Android 9 Pie, Google also released the first beta of a feature it announced back at I/O 2018: Digital Wellbeing. As many who have installed it have found, however, it doesn’t add an icon to your home screen or app drawer. Rather, the feature lives entirely in the Pixel’s settings app. Now, there’s an app that can fix that if you want more immediate access…

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August 6

Not long after Apple kicked things off by pulling the plug on Alex Jones’ podcasts, Facebook followed suit with removing several of his brand pages. Now, YouTube has removed the Alex Jones channel from its site for “violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.” expand full story

Google acquires GraphicsFuzz, purveyors of graphics driver security & reliability tech

GraphicsFuzz, a company with a self-described mission of finding graphics driver bugs and helping to quickly fix them, has announced today that it has been acquired by Google.

August 1

According to a report this morning from The Intercept, Google is planning to re-launch its search engine in China. Coming back into the world’s most populous country, however, comes with a serious condition: Google will comply with demands from Chinese officials to censor topics it deems undesirable.

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July 30

Today we’ve got new leaks of the Google Pixel 3 XL in white, Google Chrome comes to Daydream, and Chromecast turns 5 — how did we get here?

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Google first launched its Daydream View headset at the original Google Pixel launch in 2016, but one popular Google app has been oddly missing from the platform. Almost two years later, Google has announced that its ever-popular Chrome browser is now available in Daydream.

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July 27

Today we’ve got our second look at the Ticwatch Pro and what makes it worthwhile, some Google tidbits, our Kyle Bradshaw is back again with Fuchsia Friday, and some Google deals.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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This week we talk about enterprise stuff, Titan Security Key, and Material Theme tidbits from our time at Google Cloud Next, Android P Developer Preview 5, and Fortnite exclusive to Note 9.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Google Doodle honors Lyudmila Rudenko, first woman to win chess International Master title

Today’s Google Doodle honors Lyudmila Rudenko, a Ukraine-born woman who went on to become the second woman to win the Women’s World Chess Championship and the first woman to be awarded the International Master title in the World Chess Federation.

July 26

Today we’ve got the launch of Google Smart Displays with the Lenovo model, Google hasn’t backtracked on its policy blocking crypto ads, and Fortnite for Android gets a release date… kind of.

9to5Google Daily is available on Google PlayiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts appStitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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