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Friday, May 25, 2012

Axis App for iOS, From Yahoo

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/yaho...+Alley+Insider)

"Yahoo! announced last night the launch of its new app dubbed Axis, available for iPhone, iPad, and plug-ins that work with Firefox, Safari, or Chrome."

You can do everything from within the app, instead of having it switch you to the native Safari in iOS. And from what reviewers are saying it works pretty well. Worth trying out, since it's free.


Monday, January 3, 2011

Alternatives to Delicious? There are a Few...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/156...l?lsrc=rss_main

"The bad news recently arrived that Yahoo, the struggling search/media/something-or-other Internet giant, let go about 700 staff members. The company is also shuttering a handful of products-Delicious, a popular online bookmarking service used widely in Mac and iOS apps, was rumored to be on the "sunset" list, but Yahoo changed its mind. Still, with the future of Delicious in the air, social bookmarkers may feel like Yahoo is leaving your treasure trove of links hanging in the cloud."

This article offers several options, the most notable in my opinion are Xmarks, Evernote and Springpad. At least those are the ones that I use, when I use something other than my own bookmarks folders to keep things that I might want to refer to later. But I rarely use them, instead opting for saving my own bookmarks and syncing to MobileMe. I stick mostly to Safari, using Chrome when I want to watch something on YouTube or anywhere else that Flash is required. I just don't see the end of Delicious as the end of the world, what are your thoughts?


Monday, November 22, 2010

Sketch-A-Search for the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/11/...chasearch-ipad/

"Yahoo!'s popular iOS application, Sketch-a-Search, which allows iDevice fans to search for restaurants within a "sketchable" vicinity, is now available for the iPad."

Slick little search app, available on the iPhone for some time, and now it's available for the iPad. Its a gimmick to be sure, but it does work as advertised. I use Google Maps mainly for my searches, and if I want to get recommendations, I switch it up with Yelp. What do you use to find a good restaurant?


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yahoo! Messenger Updated to Allow Video Calls, Among Other Things

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...to_desktop.html

"Yahoo has updated its Messenger iPhone app to allow video calls from the iPhone to a computer, a feature that Apple has yet to release for its FaceTime standard."

So now you can use Yahoo! Messenger 2.0 [link] to call not only another iPhone 4, but your home computer, be it a Mac or a PC. And you don't have to be on Wi-Fi to use it, as Yahoo! has enabled it for 3G calling as well. Obviously they recommend you use it on Wi-Fi but in a pinch, fire it up on 3G. iChat, are you next?


Thursday, September 16, 2010

iAds Will Fail Claims YaWhoo CEO

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 06:19 PM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...ill_fall_apart/

"Yahoo! CEO, Carol Bartz, thinks Apple's iAd service is doomed to failure because potential advertisers will eventually get tired of the company's controlling nature.iAd is Apple's own mobile advertising service designed to push ads to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps. "Apple wants total control over those ads," Ms. Bartz told Reuters."

I go to Yahoo! for their sports section, mainly the fantasy sports stuff and I sometimes have a look at their finance section, but other than that I pretty much forget about them. So I find it interesting that she thinks that iAd is doomed. I believe they also thought that the iTunes model was doomed as well didn't they? Is Yahoo! really that relevant any more? Perhaps she should focus on Bing? What are your thoughts?

Tags: yahoo, iad

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

iPhone Snatches Away Yahoo!

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/1...-on-the-iphone/

"Score another one for the iPhone. Yahoo is abandoning its mobile app for the Blackberry and other smartphones in order to focus more on its recently relaunched iPhone app. For every other phone, it is concentrating development efforts around the mobile browser experience. People applying for the smartphone app, which is still in beta, are receiving a notice (reproduced below) stating that "Yahoo has decided to cease development" of the app on May 20th."

Awesome sauce! You have to wonder how disparate the numbers are that a company would stop making an application for one platform to focus on another in its entirety (image via TechCrunch)...


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yahoo Releases Yahoo Messenger for iPhone

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/...=309219097&mt=8

"Yahoo Messenger for iPhone, which debuted in the app store this morning, does more than just let you chat with your buddies. The application's feature set offers the next best thing to online IM, and it's all packaged inside a slick and easy to use interface."

I've never really been a fan of Yahoo Messenger, but this app looks every bit as useful as the desktop equivalent. The sad part, though, is that I don't really know anyone who uses Yahoo Messenger. All of my contacts except for two (both Thoughts Media folks, oddly enough) use AIM, so as slick as this looks it wouldn't be of much use to me, but if you're a Yahoo person, you'll probably be really happy with this implementation.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Yahoo Releases Beta Version of Yahoo Music

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article...o.music.revamp/

"Yahoo today unveiled a reworked, public beta version of Yahoo Music that significantly changes the company's philosophy on content. The new version serves as a central hub for third-party music services and will let users buy songs from a number of sources, including Amazon and iTunes. It likewise collects Internet radio streams from Last.fm and Pandora as well as music videos on YouTube."

The beta site will also use a recommendation engine of some kind, grouping relevant music and videos into a single area. They estimate about 500,000 artists will be in the library, which according to the article is about twice the number as the previous version of the Yahoo music site. Poor sales ended the previous version so I guess being an aggregator of sorts is more appealing.

Tags: itunes, yahoo, music

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