Yahoo Cranks Out Music Player App for Androids
Yahoo today announced Play by Yahoo! Music, a new music/MP3 player for Android handsets. The application offers a number of features that bank on Yahoo's existing services. The music player includes its own form of Shazam/SoundHound and can identify single tracks and a series of tracks. It also includes a streaming news channel that provides updates on musicians and artists. The player offers what Yahoo calls behavior-based smart shuffle. The player uses past playing history to create moods/playlists. Last, it includes Twitter and Facebook integration so users can share their music selections with friends. The application is free to download and is already available in the Android Market.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
Yahoo Revamps Mobile Apps and Home Page
Yahoo today unveiled a redesigned home page on the web and new, corresponding apps for Android and iOS devices. Yahoo said the new design should make news and other content easier to find, read, and share.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Apple Releases Fourth iOS 8.4 Beta
Apple has made iOS 8.4 Beta 4 available to developers for testing. The latest iOS 8 beta adds a new version of the music application ahead of Apple Music's debut later this month.
Yahoo Improves Search In Mobile Browsers
Yahoo today said it has refreshed how it displays mobile search results in a way that will help people find what they're looking for quicker. Yahoo explains that rather than offer lists of links, the new search presents results — including images, videos, news, and other details — prominently in a way that's more useful.