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Yahoo Updates Flickr App with Advanced Editing Features and More

Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Flickr has received a pretty large update for its universal iOS app. Version 3.0 allows for more functionality from within the app and advanced editing. It's also received a fresh interface design in addition to what's noted below.

The new and approved Flickr app is available for free on the App Store.

Favorite features:
- Capture everything: Take stunning photos and videos. We make it easy.
- Save it all: All your pictures in one place. Take them everywhere.
- Advanced editing: Gorgeous live filters. Powerful editing tools. All for free.

Helpful Tips:
- Capture the world in all new HD video you can share to Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter.
- Explore our editing tools: Levels, Crop, Color Balance, Contrast, Saturation and more.
- Follow friends and the world’s best photographers. Always discover something new.
- Customize your privacy settings so you can make a photo as public or private as you like.
- Take lots of photos! Everyone gets 1,000GB of free storage.

CES 2014 - Yahoo News Digest Automatically Summarizes and Presents Users with Top News Stories

Posted by Rob Rich on January 8th, 2014

Yahoo has recently announced Yahoo News Digest - a spiritual successor to Summly of a sort. The app posts collection of articles twice per day - once in the morning and then again in the evening - with the intention of keeping users easily informed of the day's biggest stories. Information on top news stories is gathered from several different sources and presents users with an assortment of data bits, referred to as "Atoms," to browse through at their leisure. These can include quotes, videos, wiki entries, images, infographics, and more, all of which are both gathered through program algoryhthms and had-curated.

Yahoo News Digest is available now as a free download.

Yahoo! Finance Gets Redesigned and Adds Personalized News on the Stocks and Companies That Matter Most

Posted by Andrew Stevens on November 6th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Yahoo! Finance app has been completely redesigned to help users better experience the way they follow their stocks and companies. It offers personalized news, real-time data, and insights on the companies that matter most; including interactive charts with real-time price changes. It also adds push notifications that inform users the minute news breaks on companies they follow.

Yahoo Mail Hits Sweet 16 and Adds Conversations, Efficiency, New Themes, and Frees Up Plus Features

Posted by Rob Rich on October 9th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Yahoo Mail is turning 16! But instead of blowing tons of cash on a ridiculously elaborate party - and then showing it off on national television - Yahoo is celebrating by showering users with features.

First and foremost is the inclusion of Conversations, which display email chains in grouped threads for easier reading and some much-needed context. Common actions such as searching, starring, and deleting have been streamlined and now function with a single tap. Themes are also making an appearance, and will be shared across all your devices. Finally, many of the features previously exclusive to premium users are being made available for all. Automatic forwarding, enhanced filters, disposable email addresses, and a whopping 1TB of storage. That's 1,000 GBs for those keeping score.

Download, Stream, and Watch your Favorite Shows and Clips with Yahoo!'s New Yahoo! Screen App

Posted by Rob Rich on September 9th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Yahoo! Screen is looking to be iOS users' one-stop shop for all things mobile video. The app is designed to function a lot like channel surfing at home, with an intuitive swipe interface to flip through videos or change the channel.

You can enjoy streaming clips from "SNL," "Tiny Commando," and more on your iOS device, without having to worry about them being taken down like a lot of YouTube videos. Due to a new deal with Viacom a number of Comedy Central clips will be available as well, including "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report."

Yahoo! Fantasy Sports – Football Improves Performance, Lets Players Draft Fantasy Teams In Latest Update

Posted by Andrew Stevens on July 26th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Yahoo! Fantasy Sports – Football is getting ready for the new season as it is now faster and easier to use thanks to the latest update. Fantasy football players will be able to get the entire drafting experience on their iPhone or iPad, which allows them to pick players, set queues, check results, and chat with other managers. Mock drafts are also possible with the new update, helping players be aware of all possible situations that could come up in the draft that matters most to them. You're on the clock!

Flickr Upgrades Its Free Users To 1 Terabyte Of Photo And Video Storage

Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 21st, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Flickr made a major change to its service, now offerings a terabyte of free space for you to try and fill, for free. Flickr's blog mentions that you could take a photo every hour for forty years without using up your space. Flickr allows you to share your photos in full resolution without losing any quality, letting you share your images in their original, high quality format. The service is now ad supported, and users can pay $50 a year to remove them. Flickr Pro accounts are also no longer available, though current Pro users can retain and renew their accounts annually.

Yahoo! Mail Delivers Via The App Store

Posted by Andrew Stevens on April 19th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Yahoo! Mail is now available in the App Store and offers easy access to your inbox. You'll be able to quickly scan messages with continuous scroll, swipe left to delete, multi-select messages to organize and attach photos or take new ones while composing a message.

• Quickly scan messages in your inbox with continuous scroll
• Auto complete email addresses as you type
• Simply swipe left on any message to delete, flag, move, mark as read and more
• Preview photos right at the top of a message
• Search through all messages across all folders

Yahoo! TimeTraveler Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on January 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRAVEL PLANS
Yahoo! TimeTraveler creates custom itineraries for users that meet all of their criteria.
Read The Full Review »

Electric City The Revolt Takes Players Inside the Uprising

Posted by Jordan Minor on July 18th, 2012


“Electric City” is a new animated web miniseries from movie star Tom Hanks and Yahoo! Screen. In addition to the cartoon collaboration, the project seeks to expand into other digital media like comics and, of course, video games. Jump Games is bringing “Electric City” to iOS devices with their new role-playing game Electric City The Revolt.

“Electric City” is named after and set in a post-apocalyptic future society where all of the world’s power and information is controlled by a group called Wire Central. As Frank Deetleman, players will join the rebellion and fight for freedom by exploring the city’s various precincts, completing missions, and solving puzzles all while avoiding the AMPs or Allied Municipal Patrol. Players can also compete in various mini-games and compare scores with friends.

The game and its characters will also tie in with the main, 90-minute episodic series currently airing here on Yahoo! Screen. Electric City The Revolt is available now for $0.99 on the App Store.


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Personalized Travel Plans From Yahoo! TimeTraveler

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 29th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRAVEL PLANS :: Read Review »

Yahoo! might have lost its position as the most commonly used search engine, but it's bounced back in order to dominate the App Store, or at least that's the hope.

One such new app from the company is that of Yahoo! TimeTraveler. The app makes exploring 29 major cities much easier by creating simple to follow trip plans for each of them, all based according to how long the user has got and where they want to start and end the tour.

The cities catered for range from 19 major US cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans and Dallas, as well as European destinations like Paris, Rome, London and Barcelona. Dubai and Christchurch are also catered for.

The app should keep most travellers happy and offers the potential for up to 10 hours of touring. An integrated map with routes and directions makes it easy to use, and it's possible to generate multiple different plans for a city.

If you're travelling this Summer, give it a shot. Yahoo! TimeTraveler is out now and it's free.

Livestand from Yahoo! Enters the Personalized Magazine Market With Live News

Posted by Lisa Caplan on November 14th, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

Livestand, from Yahoo! is yet another former internet giant’s attempt to create a presence on iOS by creatin a personalized news and entertainment magazine.

Like most apps of this sort, they offer curated internet content to build a magazine that updates live to keep readers informed on topics of interest.

The app feature video and photo galleries, along with headlines, stock information and entertainment, horoscopes and general interest stories.

In its customized “Personal Mix,” users can pick topics and sites of interest and create their own live news experience. The app can be further customized by adding location and preferred stocks in the “Favorite Things” section of the control menu.

Social network integration includes Twitter and Facebook and the option to have multiple users and multiple magazines is great.

The GUI is clean and intuitive, and the content is easy to read, even if the sane background for each article gets a bit repetitive. That said, it creates a unified cohesive look that competitors have failed to capture.

But, the app lacks some features like a like or dislike option to further personalize content, and the current content providers are very limited. Also, the app seems to work only in landscape mode. But, if the library expands, Livestand has potential.

Yahoo! Sportacular Pro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on March 29th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HE SHOOTS HE SCORES
Sportacular Pro is an ad-free paid version of Yahoo's Sportacular app, designed to let you check and get alerts for the latest sports scores.
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Imo.im Makes the Jump From Browser to iPad

Posted by Blake Grundman on February 1st, 2011
iPad App - Designed for iPad only

If there is one thing that the rapid expansion of social networking has left in disarray, it has to be instant messaging services.  Using myself as a horrible example of this phenomenon, I have accounts through MSN, AIM, Yahoo, Facebook, Google Talk, and even Skype.  To make matters even more confusing, I have have some instances of several different sign-on names per service, as I attempt to segregate work and personal contacts.  Simply put, managing my social life has become nothing short of a nightmare.

Now try to wrap your brain around trying to operate a different application for each service that holds your digital identity.  Needless to say, something has to give.  That is why the new iPad release of IMO Instant Messenger was just what the doctor ordered.  Offering the ability to unite all of your messaging accounts and their management under a single application, suddenly makes keeping your life straight a bit more feasible.  Take at look at some of the awesome features that they are bragging about:

  • Use of existing IM account logins, so no need to create a new account

  • Your IM accounts can be Linked so you can login to all accounts at once

  • Searchable chat history: search your past conversations on both our website and the app

  • Flag your buddies as favorites so you can easily find them at the top of your buddy list

  • Push notifications sent for 72 hours after you close the app

  • Buddy icons that can optionally be displayed on the buddy list

  • Links sent by your buddies open in our app instead of Safari

  • The option to save passwords for quick sign-in without linking accounts

Just to prove that they are not just tooting their own horns, the team over at IMO.im has whipped up a trailer to help fill you in on using the application effectively.  Check it out below:


So they have manage to finally create the app that can help keep my life straight, while not breaking the bank in the process.  That's right folks, the software will cost you absolutely nothing!  If you have an iPad and an instant messenger account of any variety, this should be an instant download.  Don't worry, we will be in the queue right behind you!



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Yahoo Infuses Yahoo Mail With HTML5 Goodness

Posted by Chris Nitz on August 18th, 2010

Yahoo had a big day on Tuesday. Yahoo pulled the curtain back on a fresh new HTM5-optimized version of Yahoo Mail. The kicker is this newest optimization is for the iPad.

Those of you already using Yahoo Web Mail on an iPhone will feel like you're visiting your best friend. The iPad version takes the improvements made for the iPhone, spruces them up, and optimizes them for the sexy screen on the iPad

The goodies don’t just stop at pretty layouts and HTML5 optimizations though. Through the miracles of modern caching technology, Yahoo Mail on the iPad will also cache user emails. This is great for those times when WiFi is completely unattainable.

This means that if you happen to be climbing to the top of Mount Everest and you realize you forgot if you were supposed to zig or zag at the fork in the path, you have options. You can open your Yahoo Mail on that iPad and do a quick search for what Jimmy told you to do. Thanks to that email cache, you can look at the map he scribbled on a napkin and emailed you earlier in the week.

This just shows us that more companies are willing to comply with the Apple enforced HTML5 standard than consumers give credit. Of course, the umpteen trillion iPods, iPhones, and iPads that are currently in use are probably more to blame than anything else is. It is still nice to see companies providing updates to their web services to cater to everyone. Are you reading this Google?

The new Yahoo Mail is available to anyone in the world with an iPad and access to the Internet. Just open that Safari app and point it to http://mail.yahoo.com. Yahoo will take of the rest from there. It might also help if you have a Yahoo Mail account.