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...

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...

 
 
 
Three years after the original, a gargantuan Samsung Galaxy View 2 is in the works

THREE YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL, A GARGANTUAN SAMSUNG GALAXY VIEW 2 IS IN THE WORKS

Back when Samsung wasn't afraid of taking risks and experimenting with different designs, form factors, and sizes, including some pretty...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 starts shipping in the US, here's when you might get it

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 9 STARTS SHIPPING IN THE US, HERE'S WHEN YOU MIGHT GET IT

Available for pre-order since August 10, Samsung's brand new Galaxy Note 9 is properly launching in the US on August 24. However, the...

 
 
 
Huawei does it again, passes off a professional photo as a selfie from its new phone

HUAWEI DOES IT AGAIN, PASSES OFF A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO AS A SELFIE FROM ITS NEW PHONE

Thanks to Samsung's decision to use stock photos and pawn them off as pictures snapped with the front-facing dual cameras on the Galaxy...

Shenmue 1+2 Guide: How to Get the Phoenix Mirror

SHENMUE 1+2 GUIDE: HOW TO GET THE PHOENIX MIRROR

Editor's note: This guide contains mild story spoilers. Much of the gameplay in Shenmue 1+2 revolves around searching for people and...

 
 
 
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...

Even more Huawei Mate 20 Lite renders detail the camera software & battery

EVEN MORE HUAWEI MATE 20 LITE RENDERS DETAIL THE CAMERA SOFTWARE & BATTERY

The Huawei Mate 20 series is currently on track for an October unveiling, with three devices reportedly in the works: the Mate 20,...

 
 
 
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...

New PlayStation Special Edition Dualshock 4 Wireless Controllers Unveiled

NEW PLAYSTATION SPECIAL EDITION DUALSHOCK 4 WIRELESS CONTROLLERS UNVEILED

Sony has today unveiled three new special edition PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 wireless controllers, announcing that the new wireless...

 
 
 
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...

Apple removes around 25,000 illegal gambling apps from Chinese app store

APPLE REMOVES AROUND 25,000 ILLEGAL GAMBLING APPS FROM CHINESE APP STORE

Apple has removed around 25,000 illegal gambling apps from its Chinese app store following complaints by state-controlled media. Chinese...

 
 
 
Battlefield V Devastation of Rotterdam Gamescom 2018 Trailer

BATTLEFIELD V DEVASTATION OF ROTTERDAM GAMESCOM 2018 TRAILER

As you would expect EA DICE has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming new first person shooter Battlefield V ahead of this...

Logitech gets into the vertical mouse game with the MX Vertical

LOGITECH GETS INTO THE VERTICAL MOUSE GAME WITH THE MX VERTICAL

Logitech Logitech on Monday announced the MX Vertical , the first vertical mouse to come from the popular peripheral maker. The mouse...

 
 
 
Logitech launches a vertical mouse to be the envy of all mice

LOGITECH LAUNCHES A VERTICAL MOUSE TO BE THE ENVY OF ALL MICE

What do you get when you combine exquisite aesthetic with precision ergonomic design? MX Vertical is Logitech's latest mouse and the...

Apple Confirms Removing as Many as 25,000 Illegal Gambling-Related Apps From App Store in China

APPLE CONFIRMS REMOVING AS MANY AS 25,000 ILLEGAL GAMBLING-RELATED APPS FROM APP STORE IN CHINA

Apple today confirmed it has removed "many" illegal gambling apps, and developers distributing them, from its App Store in China. The...

 
 
 
Netflix Gets Rid Of All User Reviews As Promised

NETFLIX GETS RID OF ALL USER REVIEWS AS PROMISED

If you are wondering what to watch on Netflix, forget looking for reviews on the platform to see if you might like a title. The streaming...

Rumor Claims 4K Nintendo Switch Could Launch In 2019

RUMOR CLAIMS 4K NINTENDO SWITCH COULD LAUNCH IN 2019

While the Nintendo Switch is enjoying a lot of success since its launch, it's hard to ignore that it is underpowered when compared...

 
 
 
Android Giants: Samsung Note 9 vs. Huawei P20 Pro, which one should you go for?

ANDROID GIANTS: SAMSUNG NOTE 9 VS. HUAWEI P20 PRO, WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU GO FOR?

The global smartphone industry has become a battle of Android phones, especially now with Huawei becoming the second largest smartphone...

$350 buys you the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S8 directly from Samsung

$350 BUYS YOU THE T-MOBILE VERSION OF THE GALAXY S8 DIRECTLY FROM SAMSUNG

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is still quite a serviceable phone. The 2017 flagship features a 5.8-inch Infinity Display and is powered by...