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Yahoo Mail app now tracks your flights, event info

Yahoo Mail app now tracks your flights, event info

Yahoo is announcing some changes to the Yahoo mail app today, bringing in some features that will remind you of Google’s Inbox. Yahoo’s latest update rolls in cards that will tell you about travel plans, and even lets you get real-time info about possible flight delays. If you are attending an event, you might even get event details held in place under the “Today” tab. Best of all, the Yahoo Mail app may also give you directions to the airport or your event’s venue.

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Bitcoin creator’s email account may have been hacked

Bitcoin creator’s email account may have been hacked

Poor Satoshi Nakamoto, supposedly just a pseudonym, can't seem to catch a break. Six months ago, we was outed as the creator of the popular, or unpopular, Bitcoin, at the height of the cryptocurrency's scandal surrounding the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange. Now he loses control of one of the most important parts of a person's digital lifestyle: his email address.

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Google tipped authorities on man’s illegal email content

Google tipped authorities on man’s illegal email content

It is always a reason for rejoicing when technology is applied to bring law offenders to justice, but there is a difference between use and abuse. Google might be treading that very thin line again when it alerted authorities that a certain man's emails contained explicit content of a child, eventually leading to his arrest by Houston police.

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Microsoft revises email snooping policies in light of Windows 8 leak

Microsoft revises email snooping policies in light of Windows 8 leak

Microsoft might have succeeded in plugging a big leak in its Windows 8 department, but it might have unwittingly waded into a more shady legal department. Responding to concerns on privacy regarding Hotmail and Outlook email users, the company has released a statement clarifying the new steps it will be taking when investigating its own email service.

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Yahoo mail hacked: measures being taken

Yahoo mail hacked: measures being taken

The email systems at Yahoo have been hacked this week and Yahoo has issued a warning to the public on how to make due with the situation. Starting with a bit on what the company is doing to protect users potentially affected, Yahoo goes on to issue a short statement on what users can do to protect themselves in the near future.

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Inactive Outlook.com e-mail addresses are recycled

Inactive Outlook.com e-mail addresses are recycled

Providing free e-mail addresses is big business for many large web companies such as Google and Yahoo. The web giants don't make money off e-mail addresses or the e-mail service itself, but they do make huge amounts of money by selling ad space inside the free e-mail services. You may recall that Yahoo found itself in a bit of hot water earlier this summer when it announced that it would be deactivating inactive accounts and making those e-mail addresses available to new users.

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Outlook.com finally gets IMAP support

Outlook.com finally gets IMAP support

Probably realizing that they can catch more fish with a bigger net, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of IMAP support for Outlook.com that will make Microsoft's e-mail service compatible with countless applications.

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Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Gmail for iOS update links Google apps directly

Google has updated its Gmail app for iOS with a feature that many users most likely have been begging for. The app now redirects links to other Google apps, such as YouTube, Google Maps, and Chrome. Any links that appear in an email in the Gmail app will automatically go to one of these three apps if installed on your iOS device.

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Gmail tweak lets users add events straight to Google Calendar

Gmail tweak lets users add events straight to Google Calendar

Google has been increasingly integrating its services with one another more and more over the past year or so, but it seems that there's always more integrating to do. The search giant has announced a new tweak in Gmail that lets users add events to their Google Calendar if Gmail detects a date or time in the email.

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Outlook.com transition complete: Hotmail is dead

Outlook.com transition complete: Hotmail is dead

Microsoft announced today that its slow transition from Hotmail to its new Outlook.com is now complete. Microsoft has replaced its aging Hotmail service with its new Outlook.com email site, moving over some 150 petabytes of emails and information is just six weeks, according to the company. It's now official that Hotmail is dead.

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Yahoo launches new Weather and Mail mobile apps

Yahoo launches new Weather and Mail mobile apps

In an effort to build more presence in the mobile market, and continue with its redesign initiative, Yahoo has launched a couple of new apps. The company released Yahoo Weather for iPhone, and Yahoo Mail for the iPad and Android tablets. This marks the first time that Yahoo has released their own weather app, as well as their Mail app for tablets.

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Microsoft Hotmail and Outlook.com outage continues

Microsoft Hotmail and Outlook.com outage continues

If you're a user of Hotmail or Outlook.com who is waiting for an important e-mail message, we have some bad news for you. Microsoft currently lists both Hotmail and Outlook.com as being down. That means that users of both of those services won't be able to log into accounts.

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