For real, yikes:
For those following along at home, Google’s certainly done this to its chat clients before. Prior to the trio of Allo, Duo, and Hangouts, there was Google Talk, Google Voice, Buzz, G+ Messenger, and the regular old Android SMS app.
Now, the Google’s push seems simple: all Hangouts products are for enterprise. Allo and Duo are for consumers. Except when you’re on a desktop computer, in which case you’ll use Hangouts for messaging inside of Gmail. Or if you want to have a group video chat with more than one other person, because you’ll need to use Hangouts for that too.
This is going to be a bit insufferable for users as things get ironed out, but for the time being everything in the consumer version of Hangouts will remain the same.
I talk to my friends daily on Hangouts on the web. The fact Google can’t unify behind a single chat cleint is frustrating.
I bought this system on Prime Day and haven’t looked back. It turned me into a believer, and I’m thrilled to see them bringing even more advancements.
My guess is eero will go on sale during Amazon’s Black Friday deals week. If so, you should check it out.
I’m a little late on this, but cool. I use a number of IFTTT applets to accomplish daily tasks, and there are a few that I absolutely rely on to get things done. My question, however, still remains the same. When can I start to pay for this service so it doesn’t go away anytime soon?
A perfect match, if you ask me. I have a second Echo Dot on the way which will reside in my office. This will be set up instantly, especially with Federico’s seal of approval.
Yeah, the problem with music services (Apple Music, Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc) …
Perhaps that’s the streaming music market in a nutshell: a lot of options, none of them obviously superior.
– via Six Colors
If this is the first benefit of Moz doubling down on search, I’d say its decision was a very good one. More of this, please.
Chino (and Deftones as a whole) is not known to give lengthy, in-depth interviews. This one, however, is a bit different. Matt Pinfield spends roughly 50 minutes talking to Chino about everything the band has been through over the last 20+ years.
If you’re a Deftones fan, you’ll certainly enjoy.
The news here is that Pinterest bought Instapaper. I was a Pocket user for a long time, but switched more recently to Instapaper for my offline reading. I enjoyed its app a little more, and appreciated the automatic weekly Kindle digest it would send me.
However, I have no interest in a Pinterest account, or having one of my accounts share data with its company. Also, in an effort to simplify my app usage, there’s just no need for either of these anymore. Thus, goodbye to Instapaper and Pocket.
I already pay for Pinboard, a tremendous bookmarking service. From there, I can save an article to read later where, thanks to a wonderful app economy, I can open Pinner and read via Safari reader mode. Success! Beyond that, if I do want to send to my Kindle, I’m covered there as well.
Moz made the decision to focus more so on search, including local SEO.
The good: Moz’s SEO products are top notch. The new keyword explorer has been great and made a splash in my workflows in all the ways that Moz Content did not. Also, Followerwonk is probably best handled by a specific social organization.
The bad: It’s never good to see people lose their jobs. Talented people, no doubt, so let’s hope they land on their feet soon.