What new Apple product are you most excited for this year? [Poll]

As we head into March, we could be just days away from Apple’s first new hardware releases of the year. While 2018 has already marked the release of the HomePod, Zac outlined earlier today that Apple still has quite a few new products up its sleeve for this year. What potential new product are you most excited for this year?...

You Can Apply for Jobs on Facebook Now

Today Facebook announced a new feature that will allow business Pages to post jobs and manage applications on its platform.  In over 40 countries, administrators will be able to create job listings directly from their Pages, where they’ll appear throughout Facebook like any other post or ad would: the Page itself, followers’ News Feeds, and Marketplace, as well as Facebook’s new Jobs dashboard. Benefits to Businesses and Users Facebook has positioned the Jobs feature as a benefit to both employers and job seekers. On top of being able to track hiring the way they might analyze any other promoted post campaign, Page administrators can also manage and communicate with applicants via Messenger. That’s a plus for applicants themselves, who can look for listings on the new Jobs dashboard according to criteria like location, full- or part-time status, and industry.  The application process works similarly to one like LinkedIn, allowing users to automatically populate job history according to what’s publicly available on his or her Facebook profile. And for those who shudder at the thought of an employer seeing such a profile, fear not — Facebook has emphasized that “businesses will only be able to see information you provide them directly, and what’s available publicly on your Facebook profile.” Once an application is submitted, a Messenger conversation between the applicant and the employer’s Page is created to maintain contact, confirm that the application was received, and send reminders for or schedule things like interviews. Built With Users (and LinkedIn) In Mind? The launch comes at an interesting time when Facebook has been making a series of moves to promote more content...

037: Spotify IPO, Apple Watch skiiing and snowboarding, Sketch design update | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got Spotify officially going public, Apple Watch gaining new ski and snowboarding activity tracking features, and Sketch’s latest update for designers. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/9to5mac-daily-02-28-2018.mp3...

What You Missed This Month in Google

It’s time for that March lion to roar onto the scene. Time for St. Patrick’s Day, the first signs of spring, and the end of Q1. February is coming to a close. And being that it’s a shorter month, February seems to have flown by. A lot happened in the world of tech, much of the news coming from Google. We’ve put together another list of the major highlights from Google — this time, for the month of February. Read on for the full recap. February News About Google Double Featured Snippets Are Coming Better Ads Standards Take Effect AI Comes to AdSense AMP’d Up Emails Clips Is Now Available for Purchase Android Announcements From Mobile World Congress A Further Foray Into the Internet of Things 1. Double Featured Snippets Are Coming Google announced today that it will be rolling out a new element to its search engine results page (SERP): featured snippets. The announcement comes somewhat on the heels of a recent post on Google’s official blog took a deep dive into how its featured snippets work, where Danny Sullivan, public liaison for search, explained that while this piece of the SERP has been helpful to many, it isn’t quite perfect. One item to be addressed, Google Search Product Management Director Emily Moxley wrote today, is the concept of nuanced queries: the ones that could be seeking multiple answers on a given issue. Using the example of a query like “tooth pain after a filling,” Moxley explains that user could be looking to find out if this type of pain is normal (the “why”), or learn about the duration...