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Showing posts from September 19, 2010

Yahoo to upgrade e-mail, search results

Yahoo’s coming attractions include facelifts for its e-mail service and Internet search results.The changes outlined on Thursday are part of Yahoo Inc.’s latest attempt to lure back Web surfers who have been spending more of their time hanging out at Internet hot spots such as Facebook and leaning more heavily on Google Inc.’s e-mail and search services.The e-mail upgrade is supposed to make Yahoo’s inbox twice as fast. It will also enable users to send the short messages known as “tweets” directly to their Twitter accounts from the mail service. The new features will be available sometime this fall.Yahoo will try to distinguish its search results from its technology provider, Microsoft Corp., by offering key information in a capsule that will be highlighted above links to other sites.

Apple adds wireless printing to iPhones

Apple announced on Thursday the launch of a wireless printing feature for its mobile products, allowing owners of iPhones, iPads and iPods to print directly to compatible printers over Wi-Fi networks.Apple said that AirPrint wireless printing would be made available in November and would work with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch’s third generation or later.“AirPrint automatically finds printers on local networks and can print text, photos and graphics to them wirelessly over Wi-Fi without the need to install drivers or download software,” according to Apple.AirPrint will be included in the release of an updated operating system, iOS4.2, which will allow Apple fans better multi-tasking capabilities and improved integration with YouTube and Apple’s Facetime video chat feature.Hewlett-Packard’s line of ePrint-enabled printers will be the first to support AirPrint.“AirPrint matches the simplicity of iOS — no set up, no configuration, no printer drivers and no software to downloa…