Yahoo Aviate exits beta, open for everyone in the Play Store

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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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Yahoo News Digest released to the Play Store adding Canadian and International editions

by Christian de Looper on
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yahoo_news_digest_screenshot_4 yahoo_news_digest_screenshot_5Yahoo News Digest was launched back in January, but it was only launched to the iPhone, and only in the US and UK. Well that’s now changed, with the release today of Yahoo News Digest to the Google Play Store. Not only that but it will also now be available in a Canadian and an International edition.

The app was built so that the widget would display the most recent digest for easy viewing. It also keeps track of the digests that you’ve read. Each morning and evening, the app will deliver summarized versions of the top news to the user. The International version of the news is compiled by editors in the US, UK and Malaysia. Hit the break for the Play Store download link and a gallery!

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Yahoo Screen released to Android

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Yahoo Screen, Yahoo‘s video streaming service, was released to Android today. Yahoo is already offering an iOS version of the app, and today it was finally brought to Android.

The video streaming service puts a larger focus on small clips rather than full episodes, and it offers a mixture of comedy, sports and music. It even has some original programming. Yahoo Screen, for example, offers a huge backlog of Saturday Night Live sketches, all for free. Hit the break for screenshots and the Play Store download link.

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Flickr update introduces complete redesign

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Flickr_Splash_BannerYahoo just released a new update to Flickr that completely overhauls the UI. With the new app you’ll be able to capture HD video and share it with Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter — no Google+… sad — while using flickr’s new filters and editing tools to enhance each photo. You’ll be able to change the color balance, contrast and saturation just to name a few. You’ll also be able to take advantage of following friends and world class photographers as well. For those of you who take tons of photos you’ll need not worry about space as everyone who has a Flickr account will receive almost a Terabyte of free storage.

You’ll also be able to manipulate a series of privacy settings to make your photos private or public, so those of you who are fearful of creeper Internet folk perusing your photos will need not have to worry. Hit the break for a gallery, QR code and download link. Enjoy!

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Yahoo Mail hacked: You should probably change your password

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yahoo-mail-logoIf you use Yahoo Mail, you should probably change your password. Yahoo announced on its Tumblr blog yesterday that the mail service that they were on the receiving end of yet another hacking attempt recently. “Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts,” Yahoo said on the blog. “Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts.”

Users who aren’t prompted with having to choose a new password, can rest assured that they’re accounts weren’t on the receiving end of this attack, but even as such, they should probably change their passwords anyway.

Yahoo is working with federal law enforcement to apprehend the hackers responsible. According to the company, this wasn’t an attack on Yahoo directly, but rather, through a third party database. “The information sought in the attack seems to be names and email addresses from the affected accounts’ most recent sent emails,” wrote Yahoo.

To prevent being a victim of a similar hacking attempt, users are reminded that they should regularly change their passwords and avoid using similar passwords on multiple sites. While this won’t make users immune to being hacked, it will make it more difficult for hackers to access their accounts.

source: Yahoo on Tumblr
via: BGR

Yahoo purchases developers of home screen launcher Aviate

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Remember Aviate, that innovative home screen launcher replacement? Well, Yahoo has recently acquired the application and the developers. The app never left a private beta, so maybe this means Yahoo can fund its way to a full-fledged application. On the other hand, the last major Android app that Yahoo purchased, Astrid, has recently been shut down. Hopefully Aviate won’t suffer the same fate.

Yahoo has said that they plan to make Aviate a part of their core Android experience for the coming year. Time will tell how true that turns out to be.

source: Android Central

Jean-Baptiste Queru surfaces at Yahoo!

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Jean-Baptiste Queru, aka JBQ, who was the lead for Google’s Android Open Source Project, announced via a tweet that he is now working at Yahoo! with the team developing their mobile apps. You may recall last month, after the release of the Nexus 7 2013, that JBQ became extremely frustrated with the inability to get factory images thanks to hesitancy on the part of Qualcomm in releasing their binaries. That frustration led to JBQ walking away from Google and the AOSP. That in turn appears to have triggered Google and Qualcomm to resolve the issues and post the factory images, though apparently too late to retain one of their leads.

JBQ indicates he started in his new position as an architect and senior principal engineer this week.

source: @jbqueru
via: AllThingsD

Yahoo! Weather app undergoes redesign, features gorgeous new UI

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Yahoo_WeatherThe Yahoo! Weather app has undergone a complete redesign and the results so far look great. It’s got all the same great features that you would expect from any weather app, and also includes detailed information such as 10-day and 24-hour temperature forecasts, interactive radar, satellite, heat, and wind maps, severe weather alerts, animated sunrise & sunset times and wind & pressure modules, humidity sensor, UV index, and chance of precipitation and new home screen widgets. All photos in the app match your location, time of day, and current weather condition— any they aren’t corny mocked up photos either— all photos are submitted by users, which is a really neat feature as well. Check out the app for yourself to see how great the update truly is. Screenshot gallery and link to the app in the Play Store after the break.

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Get Ready for Football Season with Yahoo’s Fantasy Football Sports App

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With the NFL pre-season upon us Yahoo has decided to bring Christmas in July for football fans everywhere. Once you download the app you’ll be able to sign up for the service. Once that’s done you’ll be greeted by a host of features that will help make your fantasy team top notch. Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Live and Mock Drafts: Pick players, set your queue, check results, and chat with other managers.
  • Live Scoring: Follow your team in real-time.
  • Roster Management: Injured QB? Start your backup right from the Yahoo! Fantasy Football app.
  • Matchups: Not sure who you play next week? No need to stop what you’re doing, just check from your phone.
  • Breaking Player News: Read the latest updates on each of your players from the experts at Rotoworld to optimize your lineup.
  • Message Boards: Keep in touch with other managers and stay on top of important league topics.
  • Link to the Yahoo! Sports app for detailed game info

So if you’re a football fan, and happen to divulge in Fantasy Football, this app should have you set. Being able to follow your team in real time will help bring your team to the top, or cry into your beverage. Either way you’ll be able to stay on top of your key players.  Hit the break for your QR code and download links. Enjoy!

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