Yahoo 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.
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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We’ve known for some time that Google has been working on a rather hefty update for its official Gmail mobile application and today, thanks to Android Police, it’s finally available to download by way of a production-signed APK.
Filters have been a crucial feature on email for a while, but usually you have to be on a desktop computer to take advantage of them. Well, those days are over, unless you’re a user of Gmail. Yahoo mail has received an update this week that includes filters. Now, when using the Android application for Yahoo mail, you can create, update, and remove filters by tapping the filter option and following the instructions. You can filter based on sender, recipient, and content. This update actually helps us all, whether or not you use Yahoo Mail. If you use Yahoo Mail, your benefit is obvious, so go ahead and update the app. If you use Gmail or another provider, maybe this update will be the impetus needed for Google to update the app and give us this much-needed improvement.
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Some of the biggest technology companies in the world are all taking a look at Android software developer Cyanogen. They are the developer of the very popular custom CyanogenMod ROM. The community for CyanogenMod has been so strong that is has been questioned whether or not it is actually in contention to be the world’s third most popular mobile operating system. It is being reported by The Information that Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, and Yahoo have all been keeping an eye on Cyanogen with an acquisition or at least a partnership in mind.
YAHOO! continues to kill it in terms of design and content in their apps, and the Yahoo app just got better with the addition of digital magazines. You can now read Yahoo Food, Yahoo Tech, Yahoo Travel, Yahoo Movies,Yahoo Beauty, and Yahoo Health all from within the app.
These digital mags feature elegant design and visual storytelling with distinct editorial voices from Bobbi Brown, Paula Froelich, and David Pogue. The Yahoo app has to be one of the go-to apps for one place stops for the latest news and weather. Are you using it? Hit the break for an animated GIF and download links.
Google will not be alone in its quest to design an encrypted email system. Yahoo has announced it will be joining Google in doing so. The encrypted email system would be ready sometime next year and act as an optional, not mandatory, feature for users. Both companies would be able to bring privacy their more than 500 million combined users, a subject that has long been in question.
If you need a new finance application to try, Yahoo Finance will probably get you hooked. Yahoo has completely redesigned the app to be much more appealing and intuitive. Users can now naturally interact with graphs to get more out of them rather than looking at a shallow piece of information. Also, Yahoo Finance is allowing users to add to a watchlist in order for real-time quotes and news to ticker in. As expected, users can make use of push notifications for breaking news regarding owned stocks. And it would not be a redesign without a user interface overhaul.
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comScore released its May 2014 U.S. smartphone subscriber market share trends yesterday, and we have some platform, OEM, and even app data for you.
The last report released by comScore referenced February 14, as this one references May 14.
Upon being purchased by Yahoo and staying in beta, Yahoo Aviate Launcher has been relaunched for anyone to install without an invitation. For the unaware, Yahoo Aviate is an adaptive launcher by organizing everything specifically for you after learning trends and preferences. It also works with your location and time of day to tailor the experience. In a way, Yahoo Aviate is a little bit like Google Now except for the fact that it is always actively displayed.
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