I commented on Facebook's plans to unify messaging across their platform earlier today. Axios nail it (emphasis mine):
It will bring together users of all three apps in a single network, database and community — enabling new features and opening the door to even more anticompetitive challenges, privacy troubles and social conflicts.
It's clear there is a bigger plan in play here and perhaps it's as obvious as bringing things closer together in order to prevent them being broken up, but it feels like more of a lack of understanding.
With no leaders from their pre-acquisition eras, the question is when rather than if or even how.
Facebook is committed to users' having a single "real-world" identity.
It's very easy to forget this aspect of Facebook but one of the reasons I do not allow any social media buttons on my websites. A link is all you need.
Posted 28th Jan 2019 @ 14:42
The new layout for the remote app for the Apple TV was enough to draw me in. Accessed through Control Centre with a swipe up, it now takes up the whole screen. Although, I'm not sure how you exit. I guess with the home button or gesture.
The update to the Apple Pay interface is nice as it will show past transactions but the one I wasn't expecting is the ability to start a search then click an arrow to add the term but to allow you to keep typing. This makes searching in Safari much better. I think Chrome did this already and eBay too.
Posted 25th Jan 2019 @ 12:06