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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March 24

AAPL: 140.64

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March 20

AAPL: 141.46

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According to a report today out of The Wall Street Journal, SoftBank has pulled out of a deal to provide Essential with $100 million in funding. Essential reportedly plans to launch a premium smartphone to go head-to-head with the iPhone, and was founded by the father of Android, Andy Rubin…

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March 16

AAPL: 140.69

0.23
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Update: Full video now available.

We’re here on the ground for SXSW, and as was announced last fall, Creative Director and LA Anchor for Beats 1, Zane Lowe, is giving the Music Keynote.

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The best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

9to5toys 

February 27

AAPL: 136.93

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This week is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, and that means almost all of Apple’s biggest competitors are getting together to show off their latest phones, tablets, and other gadgets. Yesterday was the official press day, so let’s take a look at all the devices that were announced by Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and others…

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December 22, 2016

AAPL: 116.29

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November 18, 2016

AAPL: 110.06

0.11
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Nest has introduced a pretty substantial update to its iOS and Android apps, bringing Nest Aware customers the ability to easily create, save, and share video clips straight from the Nest app. The iOS app also adds support for Apple TV, so you can quickly check out your Nest Cam feeds straight from your couch…

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9to5google 

October 27, 2016

AAPL: 114.48

-1.11
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September 19, 2016

AAPL: 113.58

-1.34
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September 6, 2016

AAPL: 107.70

-0.03
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electrek 

July 14, 2016

AAPL: 98.79

1.92
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May 27, 2016

AAPL: 100.35

-0.06
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Update: Jawbone says that the report is “unequivocally false”. Read the company’s update at its blog

According to a report this evening from Tech Insider, Jawbone, the company once famous for its Bluetooth headsets and more recently known for its Jambox speakers and fitness wearables, has stopped making the UP line of fitness trackers. This includes three devices that the company has reportedly struggled to sell: the UP2, UP3, and UP4. Another report says that a clinical-grade wearable is coming soon…

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March 29, 2016

AAPL: 107.68

2.49
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According to a report out of The Information today, Facebook has begun preparing several new features for Facebook Messenger, including a new service that allows users to pay for items to be picked up in person, a new “secret” chat feature, and more. If nothing else, these features could be insight into how the company plans to monetize its messaging platform…

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February 10, 2016

AAPL: 94.27

-0.72
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According to the latest U.S. smartphone market share numbers from Parks Associates, Apple is still well in the lead compared to competing manufacturers, holding a beefy 40% of the smartphone market. But the latest figures also show that Android OEMs are gaining ground on the dominant Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker. Now, Samsung holds around 31% of the market and LG is next in line with 10%…

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9to5toys 

February 1, 2016

AAPL: 96.43

-0.91
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Alphabet’s just-released Q4 earnings has seen its stock price rise in after hours trading, resulting in the Mountain View-based company passing Apple to become the most valuable company in the world. The company’s market capitalization was $517.6 billion at close, and while the price is still fluctuating after hours, Alphabet’s market cap will be over $540 billion tomorrow if these prices hold…

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January 25, 2016

AAPL: 99.44

-1.98
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According to a report this morning from The Wall Street Journal, Spotify is getting ready to finally launch its video content offerings. The rollout is set to start with the Android app getting video by the end of this week, but the iOS app is following suit by the end of next… expand full story

November 10, 2015

AAPL: 116.77

-3.80
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As was widely rumored, T-Mobile has today announced at their UnCarrier X event that customers can now stream unlimited video from certain services without impacting their data caps. The new program is called Binge On (not all too different than the company’s previously-launched Music Freedom in principle), and the list of compatible services includes many favorites like ESPN, Netflix, HBO Now, and more. The company also announced new Simple Choice plans… expand full story

9to5google 

November 9, 2015

AAPL: 120.57

-0.49
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October 30, 2015

AAPL: 119.50

-1.03
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Google has just quietly released a new app on the App Store called “Who’s Down”. As you might be able to tell from its name, the app will apparently — once there are people who are actually using it — let you see which of your friends are free to hang out. Currently, the app is invite-only, so the only things we know about its functionality are from the app’s App Store screenshots… expand full story

October 26, 2015

AAPL: 115.28

-3.80
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electrek 

October 21, 2015

AAPL: 113.76

-0.01
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Twitter doesn’t exactly have the best track record in supporting its loyal third-party developers, which is something that could be forgivable if it built half-decent first party applications. The company’s official apps for the iPhone and iPad have dramatically improved as of late, but the official Twitter for Mac client has felt almost abandoned for years.

Today, at the Twitter Flight developer’s conference, the company has confirmed that a much-needed overhaul to the Mac app is on the way… expand full story

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