Yahoo Mail App Gets Complete Redesign, New Features

Yahoo announced today that Yahoo Mail has received a major redesign on both Android and iOS. The new app not only looks different, but should be more powerful and “simple to use.” Yahoo says that they made a “significant investment” in the tech behind their mail app, so it’s now both fast and responsive.

Within the redesign, you will find new features like a more prominent photo experience (with Twitter, Facebook integration), easier photo attaching to emails, a lack of ugly avatars, new contact cards, quick swiping to mark items as read or to delete them, long pressing for multi-selection, and a shortcut to Yahoo News. The app should also be smarter with searching for both people and keywords.  (more…)

Yahoo Aviate Update Introduces Search, Featuring Yahoo Web Results

Early on, Yahoo Aviate eschewed customization for its personal brand of contextual intelligence. The conceit was, after all, that the third-party launcher was smart enough to highlight whatever apps you could possibly need at a given time or location. But Yahoo, perhaps coming to realize that no algorithm is perfect, while also searching for ways to increase mobile traffic on its web properties, introduced Search on Aviate today. (more…)