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Several big changes are happening in the back end of Google's communication mediums that will have big results for users in the front.
When the Internet was coming into its own back in the ’90’s, we were migrating from “classic” uses (Archie, Finger, Ping, Usenet, FTP, Email, web browsing, etc.), to a more “modern” set. Chances are that you’ve heard of a couple of those, whereas the others have all but faded out of commonality. Today web technologies power most of what we do, and it looks like email is next on the chopping block. If that’s the case, will chat apps replace email as our preferred form of communication? And if so, why does Google think I need five apps to [...]
Google introduced some very cool things at I/O 2013, primary among them was a renewed focus on services. In addition to talking a lot about new Google Play Services which will bring a whole new set of features and functionality to every Android handset and tablet from Froyo on up, we were also shown “Auto Awesome” and Hangouts (the replacement for Talk).Auto Awesome
“Auto Awesome” is a set of utilities built in to the latest version of Google Plus — the website, not the app. It can automatically select the best pictures from your vacation and [...]