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9to5Mac Daily: July 17, 2018

9TO5MAC DAILY: JULY 17, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple's Podcasts app , Stitcher...

Fast speed test app now measures your device's upload and latency speeds

FAST SPEED TEST APP NOW MEASURES YOUR DEVICE'S UPLOAD AND LATENCY SPEEDS

For those who aren't happy with the accuracy of the Speedtest.net app, the Netflix Fast.com app relays information taken directly from...

 
 
 
Congress questions YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on what it takes to ban an account

CONGRESS QUESTIONS YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER ON WHAT IT TAKES TO BAN AN ACCOUNT

During a Tuesday Congressional hearing, representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube emphasized that if a user on their platform...

Google announces its first private transatlantic subsea cable, stretching from Virginia to France

GOOGLE ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST PRIVATE TRANSATLANTIC SUBSEA CABLE, STRETCHING FROM VIRGINIA TO FRANCE

Google has announced the latest in a myriad of subsea cabling projects as the company doubles down on its cloud infrastructure investments....

 
 
 
TvOS 12 developer beta 4 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available

TVOS 12 DEVELOPER BETA 4 FOR APPLE TV 4 AND APPLE TV 4K NOW AVAILABLE

TvOS 12 developer beta 4 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on...

Google launches Chrome Enterprise Grab and Go, a Chromebook loaner program for businesses

GOOGLE LAUNCHES CHROME ENTERPRISE GRAB AND GO, A CHROMEBOOK LOANER PROGRAM FOR BUSINESSES

Google has announced a new Chromebook loaner program for businesses that's designed to get workers up and running with a temporary...

 
 
 
Apple App Store vs Google Play revenues: not even close

APPLE APP STORE VS GOOGLE PLAY REVENUES: NOT EVEN CLOSE

Make of it what you will, but Apple is celebrating the World Emoji Day in its own style listing all of its head honchos as Memojis...

Thailand tourism declines as tourists cancel Phuket hotel room bookings

THAILAND TOURISM DECLINES AS TOURISTS CANCEL PHUKET HOTEL ROOM BOOKINGS

Phuket that is based in Thailand has been witnessing a challenging period in the last few weeks as a large number of hotel room bookings...

 
 
 
Lava explosion from Kilauea volcano injured 23 tourists

LAVA EXPLOSION FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO INJURED 23 TOURISTS

At least 23 people were injured in Hawaii Big Island on Monday after a lava explosion from the Kilauea volcano sent debris flying through...

Tez for Android updated with an updated pay to account feature

TEZ FOR ANDROID UPDATED WITH AN UPDATED PAY TO ACCOUNT FEATURE

Google's popular payment app in India, Tez is now getting a new update. The Tez app by Google is getting updated on the Android platform....

 
 
 
Amazon Prime Day deals: get 20% off Adobe CC Photography plan

AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS: GET 20% OFF ADOBE CC PHOTOGRAPHY PLAN

If photography is your business, then this Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan deal could be just the one for you. The package includes...

Microsoft Edge for iOS upcoming features include visual search, paste & go, more

MICROSOFT EDGE FOR IOS UPCOMING FEATURES INCLUDE VISUAL SEARCH, PASTE & GO, MORE

Microsoft is about to push out yet another update for Edge. We've already covered the Android version of the browser in a previous...

 
 
 
Apple updates App Store Connect and TestFlight apps for iOS

APPLE UPDATES APP STORE CONNECT AND TESTFLIGHT APPS FOR IOS

Apple today has rolled out a pair of updates for its App Store Connect and TestFlight applications on iOS. The updates bring the former...

Apple removes Qanon fringe conspiracy theory application from the App Store

APPLE REMOVES QANON FRINGE CONSPIRACY THEORY APPLICATION FROM THE APP STORE

An app meant to keep readers informed about the Qanon conspiracy theory has been removed from the App Store. As first reported by NBC...

 
 
 
Eufy RoboVac 11 robot vacuum is $90 off at Amazon right now

EUFY ROBOVAC 11 ROBOT VACUUM IS $90 OFF AT AMAZON RIGHT NOW

Amazon Prime Day is a great time to save on household tech, as evidenced by this Eufy RoboVac 11 deal. The robot vacuum is currently...

Instapaper is independent again 2 years after Pinterest acquisition

INSTAPAPER IS INDEPENDENT AGAIN 2 YEARS AFTER PINTEREST ACQUISITION

Bookmarking service Instapaper is unpinning itself from Pinterest, two years after being acquired by the social media giant. In a blog...

 
 
 
Ex-HubSpot CMO Volpe to Lead Lola, Founder Paul English Is Now CTO

EX-HUBSPOT CMO VOLPE TO LEAD LOLA, FOUNDER PAUL ENGLISH IS NOW CTO

Lola, the business travel software startup led by Kayak co-founder Paul English, has brought on a new chief executive: Mike Volpe,...

Glitches affected Amazon's app and website as the 36 hour Prime Day promotion kicked off today

GLITCHES AFFECTED AMAZON'S APP AND WEBSITE AS THE 36 HOUR PRIME DAY PROMOTION KICKED OFF TODAY

Yes, today Amazon Prime Day kicked off, giving shoppers 36 hours of unbelievable deals on too many products to count. No, Amazon won't...

 
 
 
Facebook Messenger May Add Option To Sync Instagram Account

FACEBOOK MESSENGER MAY ADD OPTION TO SYNC INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT

Facebook Messenger already enables users to add their Instagram account but syncing it isn't an option right now. A new discovery reveals...

Best iPhone Game Updates: ‘Minecraft', ‘Fortnite', ‘Choice of Games', ‘Phoenix 2', and More

BEST IPHONE GAME UPDATES: ‘MINECRAFT', ‘FORTNITE', ‘CHOICE OF GAMES', ‘PHOENIX 2', AND MORE

And welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. We've got new seasons,...