Gmail app gets Oauth support for Yahoo! and Microsoft mail accounts

Gmail-bannerGoogle’s Gmail app for Android has gotten some extra new security features that will be very important for those of you using a Yahoo! or Microsoft account. The new update brings Oauth support for both accounts, bringing the security of using those email addresses closer to what you’ll typically experience with Gmail.

Oauth allows users to take advantage of two-step authentication and Google’s account recovery process, both of which are staple security features in 2015. If you use either a Yahoo! or Microsoft mail account in your Gmail app, keep an eye out for this update over the next few days. Read more

Yahoo joins Fleksy Keyboard with new Search Extension

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The expansion of Fleksy Keyboard continues due to a partnership between the application and a leader in the search engine industry. Through Yahoo, users of Fleksy Keyboard are able to perform searches from any app. The feature, called Search Extension powered by Yahoo, places a search bar above the keyboard for quick access.

Earlier this week, we learned that Fleksy Keyboard would be included as one of Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts featured on the upcoming Galaxy S 6.

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Yahoo search bar comes to Aviate launcher

yahoo aviateYahoo has added a new feature to their customized home screen launcher, Aviate. Users will now be able to make universal searches across their device and the web thanks to a new search bar on their homescreens after updating the app. This is similar to the search bar that you see on Google’s launchers, but it does, of course, use Yahoo as the search engine.

It’s a pretty minor tweak, but the extra feature definitely helps flesh out Aviate a bit.

source: Yahoo!

Yahoo Weather makes your device match the environment with animated effects

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Yahoo doesn’t just want users to read out about the weather. They want users to actually feel it (without actually feeling it). Today, the company started rolling out an update to its Yahoo Weather app that introduces animated effects. Based on the weather outside your window, the app will adapt the display with effects for rain, snow, fog, heat, lightning, and frost. Yahoo feels that this takes things to the “next level.” So while the weather outside is frightful, the fire inside is so delightful. And Yahoo Weather will make sure you know that.

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