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DEVONagent 3.11 reorganizes search sets and updates plugins…

DEVONagent 3.11 reorganizes search sets and updates plugins…

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[prMac.com] Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of its smart research tool DEVONagent. The update brings compatibility to macOS Mojave, reorganized search sets, and updated search plugins. New plugins becoming available are installed and updated automatically. The update for all three editions of DEVONagent is free and recommended for all users.DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies' web research solution for the Mac. It finds information searching multiple sources in one go and applying powerful filters to the retrieved data. The presented results can be further processed and saved to the internal archive or handed over to other applicati...
Turning To EAT After Recent Google Algorithm Updates

Turning To EAT After Recent Google Algorithm Updates

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Google had a big issues years ago, every Google algorithm update was about PageRank and subsequently DA (which is something Google doesn't even have) - it was all about links. Google knew that was an issue. But in the past year or two, espesially since the Medic Update, SEOs have been obsessing around EAT - the messaging within the Google search quality raters guidelines.EAT is not new, it has been in the quality raters guidelines since 2014. I believe Google took notice of the interest amongst SEOs with these documents, and decided in 2015 to release the guidelines publicly.Slowly but surely, SEOs began doing deep dives on the document. We know the document doesn't exactly spell out how the Google ranking algorithms work, but it does explain what type of sites Google wants th...
Google Pioneers New World Of Seamless Software Updates

Google Pioneers New World Of Seamless Software Updates

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Imagine a world where smart things got smarter without the need for service from a technician or buying new gear. Droid Life, a technology enthusiast website, reported Oct. 13 that Google is bringing real-time translation to all Assistant-optimized headphones in an over-the-air software update. Google's Juston Payne talks about Google Pixel Buds at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) The future of things is software, and distribution. Google announced the Pixel Buds a year ago. The wireless headphones were priced to compete with Apple’s surprisingly good AirPods. Buds could play media, take calls and talk to the Google Assistant. Buds also had this weird superpower: They could trans
Google Search Algorithm Updates Impact All Sites

Google Search Algorithm Updates Impact All Sites

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Google's John Mueller said that most Google Search algorithm updates will have an impact on every site, even if the site did not see any ranking changes. John said on Twitter "our algorithms generally affect all sites in the search results, though not all of them might see changes in how they're shown in search." The example given by John is when "a complicated calculation might end up with a 0 as a result." Thus that site was impacted by the calculation resulted in a zero and thus didn't move things too much.But yes, when Google does these algorithm updates, all sites should be impacted but many sites won't see an impact directly in the search results.In fact, in most cases, Google says most sites do not see any changes or notice and fluctuations. Here is John's tweet:Our algor...
Google updates its search quality rating guidelines

Google updates its search quality rating guidelines

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Google is out with an update to its search quality rater guidelines that includes some new areas of focus for raters. Google contracts with over 10,000 search quality raters worldwide to evaluate its search results. Raters are given actual searches to conduct, drawn from real searches that happen on Google. They then rate the quality of pages that appear in the top results — hence the “quality rater” name. According to Jennifer Slegg, who has observed and written about the changes to the quality rater guidelines over the years — including a deep dive this year — and has spoken at SMX Advanced on rater guidelines, there are several new notable areas Google wants raters to focus on. “The most noticeable for content creators is that Google wants their raters t
Google updates Chrome browser with new site isolation featu…

Google updates Chrome browser with new site isolation featu…

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In order to make the browsing experience more secure, Google has updated its Chrome browser with a new site isolation feature. With this security measure, Chrome is better guarded against vulnerabilities including Meltdown and Spectre, but at the cost of RAM usage, Cnet reported. For now, the feature is rolled out to 99 percent of desktop and Google will be soon extending it to Android users as well.  If you don't have seamless internet connectivity, Google Chrome will ensure you still get your daily dose of news. Google Chrome on Android will automatically download articles when you're connected to Wi-Fi so that you can read the content offline, Cnet reported.  The catch here is that the feature downloads articles based on the most popular content in your location, or your browsi
Qualcomm updates network patents to ease tensions with Appl…

Qualcomm updates network patents to ease tensions with Appl…

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Ever since January of last year, Qualcomm and Apple have been fighting back and forth over unpaid royalties, patent disputes, and more. In an attempt to make peace between the two entities, Qualcomm is updating its licensing terms for mobile network technologies to give Apple more tech at the same price. A good deal of Qualcomm's profit comes from its patents/licenses, but as we've seen over the past few months, this has caused tensions with not only Apple, but Huawei and Samsung as well. With these patents, customers (like Apple and Huawei) have the option of purchasing one of two options – a full set that charges them 5% the cost of their handset or a "standard essential patent" with a more affordable 3.25% rate. That standard option only includes licenses needed for mobile networks,