About the Author

Chance Miller

@ChanceHMiller

Email: Chance@9to5mac.com

Chance currently writes for both 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, in addition to 9to5Toys.

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Today

PDF Expert, the popular PDF editing app for iPhone and iPad from Readdle, has today been updated with a pair of new notable features. Furthermore, the app’s Mac version has also been updated with some notable enhancements…

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Yesterday

On its UK YouTube channel, Apple this evening shared a series of new ads for the iPad and Apple Pencil. These ads continue Apple’s focus of promoting the new $329 iPad’s capabilities with the Apple Pencil…

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After firing its Korea head in 2012 amid slowing iPhone sales, Apple has hired a new leader for its business in that area. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple recently hired Brandon Yoon to head its South Korea business…

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Apple is continuing to build its arsenal of original content. Deadline reports this evening that Apple has won world rights to a new documentary called “Songwriter” that highlights the life and career of singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran…

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Apple and Samsung are set to face off in another damages retrial next month as part of their ongoing legal battle. Today, CNET reports that the two companies have each filed their respective witness lists, revealing what executives will be available to testify in the retrial…

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A new report from Variety today details that Apple is looking to increase its focus on country music. The report says that Apple and iTunes veteran Jay Liepis has relocated to Nashville to lead a team focused on reaching country artists…

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April 22

While a new iPhone can generally get you through a full day’s use, there are still instances where you need go longer between charges. We’ve previously highlighted the best battery packs for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but another popular option for getting added battery life out of your iPhone is to use a battery case…

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A new joint survey between Recode and SurveyMonkey aims to show what technology companies Americans perceive as having the biggest impact on society. The survey asked the question, “Which of the following companies has the most positive impact on society today?”

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April 21

In this week’s top stories: iPhone SE 2 rumors, Apple releases iOS 11.4 beta 2, mapping Apple’s various shades of space gray, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest stories…

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Apple got a head start on its Earth Day celebrations yesterday, holding a Beer Bash concert with reggae artist Ziggy Marley. As usual, employees took to Twitter to share pictures and videos from the event, as did Tim Cook…

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April 19

Amid reports that Apple is planing to support cross-platform apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, a new interview with Tim Cook sheds light on the Apple CEO’s thoughts on the distinction between iPad and Mac…

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Amazon is adding new personalization options to Alexa, starting first with users in the United States. The new Alexa Skill Blueprints feature makes it easy for anyone to create a range of custom responses for Alexa, ranging from jokes to instructions and much more.

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April 18

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has today issued a new investor note in which he offers up additional details on this year’s iPhone refresh. This time, Kuo says the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone introduced this year could feature support for dual-SIM technology and be priced as low as $550…

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Update: In a statement to 9to5Mac, a Qualcomm spokesperson said the following:

As part of the cost reduction plan announced in January, Qualcomm is conducting a reduction of our full-time and temporary workforce.

A workforce reduction, such as this one, affects not only those employees who are part of the reduction, but their families, co-workers and the community. We recognize this and have offered affected employees supportive severance packages to reduce the impact of this transition on them.

We first evaluated non-headcount expense reductions, but we concluded that a workforce reduction is needed to support long-term growth and success, which will ultimately benefit all our stakeholders.

Amid its ongoing legal battle with Apple, Qualcomm is said to be cutting jobs in an effort to reduce costs. A new report from Bloomberg this afternoon says that Qualcomm is cutting its workforce as part of “cost reductions.”

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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…

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April 17

Fortnite continues to be a monster success since its launch on iOS last month. After earlier record-breaking numbers, Sensor Tower now reports that the app crossed $25 million in revenue during its first month of availability, and could hit $500 million for the year…

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Dropbox is rolling out a decent update to its iOS application today, bringing it to version 92.2. The update includes improvements for iPad users, expanded text file support, and more. Head below for all of the changes…

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After rolling out early support for the feature on Android and desktop last month, Google today has updated Chrome for iOS with support for exporting passwords. The feature comes as part of version 66 of the app…

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HomeKit lights maker Lutron buys Texas-based Ketra smart LED company

Popular HomeKit accessory maker Lutron has acquired smart LED company Ketra. The announcement was made via a press release today, with Lutron touting the acquisition as a “natural extension” of its existing smart accessory efforts…

April 16

Apple has shared a series of new ads for the iPad and Apple Pencil on its Turkey YouTube channel this week. The new ad series highlights images drawn on the iPad by children, touting the precision of the Apple Pencil…

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