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9to5Mac Daily: August 20, 2018

9TO5MAC DAILY: AUGUST 20, 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...

Durability test reveals that all of the buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are pretty easy to remove

DURABILITY TEST REVEALS THAT ALL OF THE BUTTONS ON THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9 ARE PRETTY EASY TO REMOVE

Samsung's hardware for the past several years has honestly been nothing short of impressive. The company really turned things around...

 
 
 
LG's Xboom brand now includes smart speakers and a plethora of glowing LEDs

LG'S XBOOM BRAND NOW INCLUDES SMART SPEAKERS AND A PLETHORA OF GLOWING LEDS

With IFA 2018 just a mere week away, LG is taking the wraps off its 2018 Xboom lineup of speakers that will include the LG WK9 and...

Google testing suggestions based on search history in Chrome's New Tab page

GOOGLE TESTING SUGGESTIONS BASED ON SEARCH HISTORY IN CHROME'S NEW TAB PAGE

In addition to customizable backgrounds in Chrome's New Tab page, Google is testing a row of related search queries. Topic-based and...

 
 
 
Fitbit unveils Charge 3 w/ new aluminum design, 7-day battery life, more

FITBIT UNVEILS CHARGE 3 W/ NEW ALUMINUM DESIGN, 7-DAY BATTERY LIFE, MORE

This morning Fitbit has announced its newest wearable, the Charge 3. Fitbit's latest fitness tracker takes the previous generation...

How to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

HOW TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT ON THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9

If you just picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, you're in for a treat with this excellent new smartphone. However, if this is your first...

 
 
 
LG will launch two high-end smart speakers this year

LG WILL LAUNCH TWO HIGH-END SMART SPEAKERS THIS YEAR

LG will announce a new lineup of Xboom speakers at IFA 2018, some of which will carry the smart, ThinQ branding and have built-in support...

Huawei will unveil Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 at IFA, updates begin next month

HUAWEI WILL UNVEIL ANDROID 9 PIE-BASED EMUI 9.0 AT IFA, UPDATES BEGIN NEXT MONTH

Following the release of Android 9 Pie earlier this month, the benefits of implementing Project Treble into last year's Android 8.0...

 
 
 
Dark Mode For Android Messages Is Being Rolled Back

DARK MODE FOR ANDROID MESSAGES IS BEING ROLLED BACK

Image credit - 9to5Google A few months ago, it was revealed that Google was testng out what appeared to be a dark mode theme for Android...

Sony explains why Android version updates take so long to arrive on phones

SONY EXPLAINS WHY ANDROID VERSION UPDATES TAKE SO LONG TO ARRIVE ON PHONES

Not only did Sony Mobile confirm that various phones will get Android Pie from November , but it offered an interesting insight into...

 
 
 
EU targets tech giants with tough new anti-terror content rules

EU TARGETS TECH GIANTS WITH TOUGH NEW ANTI-TERROR CONTENT RULES

Even though Google, Twitter and Facebook have been allegedly trying to curb the spread of radical sentiments on their social platforms,...

Are you interested in any of the smartphones coming out this fall/winter?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE SMARTPHONES COMING OUT THIS FALL/WINTER?

We're more than half way through the year and we've already seen number of notable flagship smartphones, including the OnePlus 6, the...

 
 
 
Severe lag discovered in some Pixel 2 XL models; Google will reportedly replace some units

SEVERE LAG DISCOVERED IN SOME PIXEL 2 XL MODELS; GOOGLE WILL REPORTEDLY REPLACE SOME UNITS

We've been hearing recently that some Google Pixel 2 XL users have seen their handsets slow down considerably to the point that they...

Google testing revised Pixel launcher that features one change to the search bar

GOOGLE TESTING REVISED PIXEL LAUNCHER THAT FEATURES ONE CHANGE TO THE SEARCH BAR

Google is apparently considering a new version of the Pixel launcher that will presumably debut on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. XDA...

 
 
 
China Is The Blueprint For The Censorship Tyranny Rollout In America

CHINA IS THE BLUEPRINT FOR THE CENSORSHIP TYRANNY ROLLOUT IN AMERICA

The tech giants are using communist China as the “testing ground” for police state censorship technology testing. Once the tech is...

New Android Pie Update May Bring Back Essential Phone Notch Settings

NEW ANDROID PIE UPDATE MAY BRING BACK ESSENTIAL PHONE NOTCH SETTINGS

The Essential Phone was one of the first Android-powered devices with a notched display. It came with the notch settings feature on...

 
 
 
New Google Pixelbook Specs May Include 4K Display

NEW GOOGLE PIXELBOOK SPECS MAY INCLUDE 4K DISPLAY

Among the products that Google is expected to launch at its fall event this year is a new Pixelbook. The company launched one last...

Tech Alternatives To The Evil Tech Giants

TECH ALTERNATIVES TO THE EVIL TECH GIANTS

It's time to move away from the evil tech monopolists such as Google, Apple, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. A growing list of alternative...

 
 
 
Essential Phone now on sale at Amazon

ESSENTIAL PHONE NOW ON SALE AT AMAZON

Earlier this month, the Essential Phone officially got its update to Android 9 , and now you can get a great deal on the Pie-powered...

Mike Adams reveals list of tech alternatives to the Google / Facebook / YouTube censorship regime

MIKE ADAMS REVEALS LIST OF TECH ALTERNATIVES TO THE GOOGLE / FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE CENSORSHIP REGIME

If you're using Google's Chrome browser or Mozilla's Firefox browser, you're being indoctrinated with censorship at the browser level....