According to sources of Business Insider, Yahoo is hard at work, making a competitor to Google Now and Apple’s Siri. Reported to feature the ability to index a users’ entire email archive, then spit it back at you in a contextual and helpful manner, the project has been codenamed Index. (more…)
The official Yahoo app for Android received a major update in Google Play this week, bringing with it a completely new look. With the updated aesthetic, which now matches that of iOS, users can swipe left or right through various topics, such as Tech, Sports and Politics, with quicker discovery time of articles you have yet to read. (more…)
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…)
When Google pushes out Gmail 5.0, an update that will for sure include a full Material Design makeover, another accompanying feature may end up being the star of the show for many. How would you like to access your third party email accounts through the Gmail app? According to the Gmail 5.0 app that we just poked around inside, the app is going to support Yahoo, Outlook and “more” email services very soon. (more…)
Aviate is alive and well, in case you were wondering. The third party launcher that was acquired by Yahoo at the beginning of the year, became open to all while receiving a new name and major update today, to show the world that Yahoo plans to keep the app around for the foreseeable future.
For those new to Aviate – which is officially called Yahoo Aviate going forward – this is indeed a third party launcher, but it’s different than most in that it tries to provide you with smart setups to simplify your life. It automatically and “intelligently” organizes your phone by trying to give you the information you need when you need it most. It puts together apps by type, recommends other apps you might like, shows things like dinner tips when you are out, brings up music apps if you plug in headphones, and has all of your work stuff available when you arrive at the office. (more…)