Showing posts with label Yahoo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yahoo. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to save Yahoo Mail Attachments directly to DropBox

Starting today Yahoo Mail have partnered with DropBox to help you easily save your attachments directly to DropBox. This means that you don't have to download your attachments first and then save to DropBox. For users familiar with DropBox the free cloud storage software - any and all sorts of file types can be stored using the service. So all your vacation pictures, important docs like tax returns and all your whitepapers and videos can be stored directly. You can sign-in to DropBox right within Yahoo Mail and store all your files and folders in the cloud. This post will help you save Yahoo Mail Attachments directly to DropBox.

save Yahoo Mail attachment directly to DropBoxHow to save Yahoo Mail attachments directly to your DropBox account.
1. Sign in to Yahoo Mail
2. Click on the attachment.
3. Click on the 'Save to DropBox' button
4. You're done

If you don not have a DropBox account as yet, you can click on 'More Options' to create a new account and name a new folder to save all your attachments.

How to share a file or folder from DropBox in Yahoo mail
1. Click on Compose.
2. Next to the paper clip icon select the drop-down button
3. Select 'Share from DropBox'. The chooser will open and you can then select files you wish to share. If the attachments is large you can simply drag and drop the file into email and click 'Send' to send from DropBox. This integration is available globally.

Source: Yahoo Blog and DropBox Blog.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Yahoo Axis: How to Uninstall or Disable on Safari, Chrome, IE and Firefox

Yahoo Axis came on the scene just a few days ago and already people are asking how to uninstall it. Yahoo Axis is an extension that works on your browser and it is therefore easy to get rid-off. There are many reasons why sometimes it can be quite annoying and one of them is that it always on the bottom left-hand corner of your screen always hanging around. whenever you move your cursor there it pops-up and this kind of thing happening all the time can actually get to you. So if you want to remove or uninstall yahoo Axis on your browser please find the guide below.

1. Uninstall on iOS Safari (MAC, iPad or iPhone)
Go to Safari preferences
Click on the puzzle piece on top and choose Extensions
Find Yahoo Axis on the left column
Tap Uninstall
You're done

2. Chrome - uninstall from your Chrome browser
Click on the wrench icon (top left)
Find Yahoo Axis and then uncheck the box next to enabled
You're done.

3. Firefox - Uninstall or remove from Firefox

At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-ons.
In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions or Appearance or Plugins panel.
Select Yahoo Axis.
Click the Disable button.

4. IE


Manage Add-ons

Choose Yahoo Axis

Click on Disable

Hope this helps please let us know and continue this discussion in the comments section below.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Yahoo Axis: How does it work

Yahoo have released a web browser that proves that they still have juice when it comes to search. The app is now available for the iPhone, iPad and Desktops. The app is available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. There was an initial problem with the Chrome extensions - Yahoo had accidentally released a private key which it has since removed. This means you would need to re-install the Chrome extension. The private key is used to confirm that a site was safe to browse and spammers could have used this key to build spammy web apps and give it the safe key. This way they would have been able to game Yahoo Axis. It is taken care of now and you are free to install the Chrome extension.

Yahoo Axis: How does it work
You would need to go to and choose either desktop, iPad or iPhone to get it now. Once you click on the app you would like to install, you can then click yes and it happens in less that a minute. You do not need to restart your browser for it to work. The entire process if fairly simple and east to get going.

What happens when I add the extension to my browser
You see a small little black search box sitting on the bottom left-hand corner of your screen. When you hover over that it opens up to about half you screen size and you can then enter search terms to being searching. You get all results in a visual display that looks really nice. Once you type in a search term you get a whole visual from the website. Kind-off like what happens when you hover over a Google result. These website and image previews look much cleaner and bright. You can choose to search images or the web. Click on search web when Yahoo Axis opens up to switch between Web and Image results. You can also click the star to add to your read later or your favorites. To access your account you can either use Yahoo, Facebook or a Google Account. You can also clear your search history once you login. An Android version is being developed. 

What type of results are show by Yahoo Axis.
Results show are from yahoo's custom built index. If they do not have an answer - you get a search result from Bing. So you do not get results that are not a part of Yahoo's custom built index. This is kind of a bore because till that gets done - all you get is a thumbnail from sites that are indexed and therefore does not work as a regular browser. Focus seems to be more on visual display and user experience. Therefore a lot of results normally found on the web are omitted. 
Get Yahoo Axis for iPhone, iPad or Desktop now.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Use a Million Short search engine to see results with the top million removed

Million Short is a search engine with a difference you can enter your search query and then discover results with the top million removed. Now, how is this significant you might want to ask. For starters, it lets you discover and view results that you might otherwise never have known existed. Also a lot of the spammy pages usually found on the top of search engine results are not found. What you are left with are results that belong way down the line and can be kind of fun. It is also good for research giving you insights into results and pages that you would not normally have come across. You know when you type a query into Google, Bing or Yahoo you always see results from sites like Wikipedia, with this search engine you are not going to see results from these sites. What you get is the whole other perspective.

Million Short: How does it work
You simple go to the search engine and type in your query. Once you do that and hit enter you are served up you results with short of the top million usual results. You can then decide how short you want your results. You can then also decide how short by - answers you want to receive. Short by 100k results, 10k results, thousands from results and 100 from results. If you decide you want normal results without cutting anything short from the drop-down below remove from top, you can select don't remove any sites. Selecting this option will bring you results that are normal. Anyways' once you search with the top million removed you can results and a list of the sites that have been removed will appear on the right-hand column.  if you would like to continue search with your favorite sites included, click on manager settings and add 'My included sites' or 'My excluded sites'. You can also choose your adult filter to low medium or high. This web app can be quiet good fun and you need to give it a twirl. You can also add million short to your web browser. So have fun and let us know your feedback in the comments section below.
Million Short

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yahoo Social Reader for Facebook and how to Bypass or Disable

Yahoo Social Reader has become extremely popular on Facebook and for good reason. You find all the articles your friends read on your news feed and you want to read them too. But do you want all your friends to know about all the articles you read. Some articles might have suggestive titles that might caste you in a different light among your friends. So if you wondering how to bypass or disable Yahoo Social Reader and continue with your reading without letting your friends know all about your reading habits. Follow the instructions below to adjust your yahoo Social Reader Privacy settings. The problem arises when the app keeps posting to your news feed and Timeline and even if you read something on the Yahoo News website it gets posted to your news feed and Timeline on Facebook.

There are a couple of ways to ensure the articles you read on Yahoo News is visible only to you.
1. When you click on an article to read, you find a pop-up.
2. Below the question ' Who can see posts this app makes for you on your Facebook timeline" Choose the options from the drop-down menu. Here you can choose 'only me'. This will ensure that you can read all articles and it will only be visible to you when you go to your Activity Log.
3. Click on Ok, Read Article
4. You're done

If you have already installed the Yahoo Social Reader app and want to adjust the privicy settings for the same here is what you need to do.
1. Login to Facebook
2. Beside the down-arrow and choose privacy settings
3. Beside Apps and Websites click on Edit settings
4. Beside Apps you use click on Edit settings
5. Beside Yahoo click on Edit
6. You can now either click the (X) beside posts on your behalf or beside Who can see posts this app makes for you on your Facebook timeline? you can choose 'Only Me'
7. Choose the option that best suits you and you're done.

If you want to remove the yahoo Social Reader App Completely click on the link 'Remove App'.

How to turn off Yahoo Social on Yahoo News
Now if you have logged in to Facebook and are reading articles on Yahoo news. There is a new Social Space on Yahoo News that shows you activity with a profile picture and pictures of your friends with links to the articles or videos they might have watched. If you are not interested in this Yahoo Social Option you can always turn it off or on whenever you want. By default if you are using the Yahoo Social Reader App on Facebook, activity from the App shows up here and so when any of your friends login to Yahoo News they can see what you have been reading or videos you have been watching. 

To turn Yahoo Social off you would need to
1. Visit when logged in to Facebook
2. On the top right-hand corner you will find a profile picture of yours with a couple of options.
3. beside Social there will be a gree light to indicate that Yahoo News Social is on, click on it to turn it off. The light should then turn to red.
4. You're done.

Please leave a comment below with what you think about this and what are your thoughts on the same. 

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

What is Yahoo! Search BOSS and how does it work

Yahoo1 Search Boss (Build Your Own Search Service) allows small business owners and people interested in building their own search service. For a small fee you can now build your own search data and allow users to search the same. BOSS now also has integrated a new feature to search blogs. Develops can now get the APIs for the blog index and build on it. The service also allows developers to apply for ads using the Yahoo network and make money from the same. Developers start-ups and large scale internet companies can build on the Yahoo index and build a relevant search experience to their industries, customers or users. 

Building a search service for your site or company can have it's benefits. Developers have the luxury of indexing only material that they want and relevance becomes a factor. Users can have more access to the information they are looking for and companies can make their information available in a manner that suits their style and functioning. 

Yahoo BOSS says that they are offering develops technology of internet scale that handles millions of queries a day. BOSS is different in that it is a set of open API's with as few rules and limitations as possible. Developers and start-ups now have the technology and infrastructure to build enhanced search solutions that can compete head-to-head with the principals in the search industry. This is Yahoo search opening up its search platform to developers.  To know more please click here.

Here is an example from search monkey that users yahoo BOSS

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Yahoo Clues: How to know what people are searching for on Yahoo

Yahoo! have released what is know as Yahoo Clues which will solve the shrouded mystery. What are people searching for on Yahoo. It is really interesting to know what exactly people use yahoo for and what is the search engine used to search for. It is also interesting to note that from the results you will also be able to know which sites are popular with the search engine. Yahoo Clues have a very easy and simply interface and you can now see what is trending on Yahoo. Celebrities it seems is quiet popular or should we say very popular. The interesting fact over here is that search engines themselves are used for various purposes, and it seems very likely you can discover the differences while looking at what is trending on different search engines.

With yahoo Clues you can now find out which celebrities get the most Buzz, find out how people search, find the most popular search terms and compare trends between search terms. Want to know what the world is searching for Yahoo, Check it out now.

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Become a Yahoo Insider and Jet off to NYC

If you are convinced that you are a social media maven and eat sleep and breed the latest trends then this is your chance. Yahoo have announced that they are looking for social media junkies to be a part of their latest feature 'Trending Now'.

How to become a Yahoo insider
You will need to head over to their Facebook page and fill in a small questionnaire. You will need to fill in your FB page address, Linkedin Profile and Twitter Handel and tell them why you are the right candidate to become a yahoo Insider.

What happens if you are selected.
After an insider is selected they can jet off to NYC with a friend on an all expense paid trip to learn the ins-and-out of exclusive Yahoo! content. Also attend the filming of yahoo's newest original program, Trending Now.

Then for some fun times for six weeks after that starting August 29, Yahoo insiders will spread exclusive Yahoo Trending Content via their FB post, Twitter updates and Blog posts. With every insider being scored and the winner will walk away with $5000 and a MacBook Air. 

Apple for the program here

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

#delicious Trend on Twitter

Contrary to rumors being circulated delicious is not being shut down. In fact Yahoo on their company blog have announced that delicious is not being shut down but will need to find a home outside the company. Delicious does have a lot of loyal and faithful users who have used this service to store all their bookmarks on the net. The panic created from the rumor that delicious is bing shut down has sent users scurrying to find an alternate service and try to export their bookmarks.

People are actively discussing the situation on Twitter and many users have started to panic. Which is not the case since the service is not actually being shut down.

This is what yahoo had to say about the whole thing

What’s Next for Delicious?

Many of you have read the news stories about Delicious that began appearing yesterday. We’re genuinely sorry to have these stories appear with so little context for our loyal users. While we can’t answer each of your questions individually, we wanted to address what we can at this stage and we promise to keep you posted as future plans get finalized.

Is Delicious being shut down? And should I be worried about my data?

- No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

What is Yahoo! going to do with Delicious?

- We’re actively thinking about the future of Delicious and we believe there is a home outside the company that would make more sense for the service and our users. We’re in the process of exploring a variety of options and talking to companies right now. And we’ll share our plans with you as soon as we can.

What if I want to get my bookmarks out of Delicious right away?

- As noted above, there’s no reason to panic. We are maintaining Delicious and encourage you to keep using it. That said, we have export options if you so choose. Additionally, many services provide the ability to import Delicious links and tags.

We can only imagine how upsetting the news coverage over the past 24 hours has been to many of you. Speaking for our team, we were very disappointed by the way that this appeared in the press. We’ll let you know more as things develop.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Video: The Yahoo! & Microsoft Search Alliance

This video explains how Yahoo! & Microsoft are working towards an easier way to advertise on Yahoo! Search & Bing through Microsoft adCenter. Microsoft Adcenter will now be handling the Yahoo Search and Bing Advertising together. Advertisers who want to show their ads on either of the sites now have the convenience of advertising on both search engines from one place. 

Google started this trend of making cute and friendly animated videos to explain their products to customers. yahoo and Bing have joined together to do the same thing. 

The video explains this alliance and how it's going to help it's customers who actually find search engines - Advertisers.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

How to remove The Yahoo Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

Here is what you need to do to remove the Yahoo toolbar from Firefox. The steps provided are quick and easy and take less than a minute. Once you complete the below steps remember you need to close and open your browser again for it to work. 

There are two ways to remove the Yahoo! Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox.

The easiest way is to use the "Uninstall" menu item:

  1. Click the Pencil menu.

  2. Click "Uninstall".

  3. Enter any feedback you'd like to send to Yahoo! about why you're uninstalling the toolbar.

  4. Click "Uninstall".

  5. Restart your browser.

If that doesn't work, you can also use the Extension Manager in Firefox to remove the Yahoo! Toolbar extension:

  1. Click the "Tools" menu in the Firefox browser.

  2. Click the "Extensions" menu item.

  3. In the Extensions Manager window scroll until you find the Yahoo! Toolbar extension.

  4. Click the Yahoo! Toolbar extension.

  5. Click "Uninstall".

  6. Click "OK" in the "Uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar" window.

  7. Exit Extensions Manager and restart your browser.

Either one of these methods will uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar from your browser. If neither works, your user profile is corrupt. You might need to create a new user profile for your browser.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

What is Yahoo Giggles

It seems companies are trying all kinds of things to boost their marketing efforts and sales. Yahoo is not far behind. We think these days everybody is inspired by the Old Spice Man campaign seen on Twitter and YouTube. Sales for Old Spice have gone up 107% after that campaign of theirs. Online ad spending will see double-digit growth, reaching $61.8 billion worldwide this year and $96.8 billion in 2014. 

Yahoo also seeks to join the bandwagon of viral content. yahoo Giggles is something so simple but set to drive a lot of internet traffic to their homepage. Just go to and click on the exclamation mark next to the Yahoo logo. Remember to tun the volume up on your computer first. If this does not bring a smile to your co-workers faces Yahoo says your working in the wrong organization. 

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Try the Yahoo Search Widget for your Android Phone now

The all new Yahoo Search Widget is now available for Android Smartphones. making it much easier to access Yahoo search results on your home screen.

Some of the features include using your Touchscreen to enter search queries or simply speak your search query. Whether you enter your search query or speak it in Yahoo will show you suggestions.In the Yahoo Mobile search results there are also shortcuts, news and deeper news. 

This App is currently available only in the US, it's voice recognition support multiple languages. 

Try out the Yahoo! Search widget and our other widgets by scanning the barcode below with your Android phone. For those of you who'd like to try it, here it is. 
Yahoo! Apps Android Download Barcode

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Yahoo Begins testing with Microsoft Bing

Yahoo has begun testing algorithmic and paid search listings from Microsoft. 25 percent of users from the US will now be able to see these new search results live. The deal between Microsoft and Yahoo has got the go ahead and now users can see search results from Bing being integrated within Yahoo search results. Paid listings will also appear alongside search results. 

The paid listings that are coming from the Microsoft platform look a lot like Google Adwords. In that they are text based sponsored listings. The deal between the two large internet companies, Yahoo and Bing will now take shape and users in the US first will see the new results before it is rolled out to the rest of the world. 

Yahoo mobile search fans in the US and Canada will start to see these results as well across their mobile platforms which would include algorithmic as well as paid search listings. Bing will in the coming months become more prominent on Yahoo search. Check out the image below to see how the new search results might appear.

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Apple adds Microsoft's Bing to iPhone 4, joining Google and Yahoo

There were many rumors the Apple may make Bing the default search engine on the iPhone. During the WWDC we learned that, that is not so. Bing will join Google and Yahoo and now has the blessings of Apple to be a part of the Mobile Search revolution. Despite Bing's best efforts people refuse to leave Google Search and use Bing. After all looking at it logically why will people leave Google and go to Bing. They have not come up with anything new and they don't have a new killer App that brings something new to search. If anything they have a very restricted search which cannot be called search at all.

Basically they have this big directory with some sites already added and when you search Bing all you get is results from these few sites. which means that Bing is not a search engine but just a directory. A search engine needs to have intelligence. So Bing fails when it comes to innovation.

For those who still like to use it it will be available on the iPhone 4.
According to analytics firm StatCounter, Google occupied some 97.83 percent of the global mobile search-engine market by June 7, with Yahoo claiming 1.19 percent and Bing following in third with 0.38 percent. In the U.S., those numbers were virtually identical: Google held 97 percent, followed by Yahoo with 1.9 percent and Bing with 0.75 percent.

We are just wondering how long's it's going to be before Apple enters the search business.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Yahoo now showing results from Twitter, Facebook, Google and Linkedin

Yes Yahoo has now been displaying results from Twitter, Facebook, Google and Linkedin. This may not be a universal launch but you can check it on the Yahoo India Search. Yes, for some time now it has been announced that Yahoo will integrate real-time results from the major social networking sites. Namely Twitter and Facebook. Was very surprised to find Yahoo also showing results from Google.

If you do open the Yahoo India Search page. You find on the toolbar on the left four options to help you narrow down your search. They are

This was copied directly from Yahoo. We wonder how far will search companies go to make sure they are part of the new phenomenon of social networking and real-time search.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Google increases in US Internet Search

Google's share of the search market in the US rose by 1.4% in November. According to researcher Hitwise. Which brings Google's share to 71.6% overall. Which in turn sees a decline in Bing and Yahoo. Which clearly goes to show that the recent aggressive nature of the search engine from Microsoft "Bing" did not really do any damage to Google.

"In a report released Wednesday, Hitwise has Google on top and Yahoo and Bing in distant second and third places, respectively. Whereas Yahoo commanded a 16.1 percent search share for October, but declined to 15.4 percent in November. Microsoft and Bing had a smaller decline -- 9.6 percent in October to 9.3 percent in November -- but a decline nonetheless. 

Hitwise also went on to say that one word search queries were still the biggest contributing to 24% of over all searches.  Searches of 8 or more words increased by one percent. Which searches with 5 to 8 words in length remained steady. 

It is significant to note that both Google and Microsoft have announces real-time search. Which only goes to prove how important social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are becoming in their ability to spread news and stories in real-time. Search engines could not ignore this and have started to display updated results from both Twitter and Facebook.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yahoo and Facebook tie-up

Beginning during the first half of 2010 Yahoo users will be able to to combine their activity streams between yahoo and Facebook. Currently the Yahoo homepage allows visitors to check their Facebook stream in a preview window without leaving the site.

"At some point in the first half of 2010, Yahoo users will be able to see their friends' Facebook activities directly within "Yahoo updates", while activity on Yahoo sites like Flickr may be automatically re-posted to the Facebook news feed."

The most important debate that has popped up is this. Who will be the primary social identity on the web. Facebook wants to be No1. with FB connect and so does Google with it's friend connect. Fb has since changed the whole scene. With it's 350 million users it can now be separate and  other sites would need to collaborate with it, instead of the other way around. Yahoo stands to gain from this deal rather than the other way around. What happens then to OpenID. Which was supposed to have grown and become the social web's primary identity.

This snippet from BusinessWeek explains it quiet clearly

"The Yahoo-Facebook tie-up may deal the strongest blow to OpenID, a movement to create a non-proprietary standard for identity and authentication on the Web. Some advocates for OpenID contend that the use of Facebook as an ID by millions of Internet users consolidates too much power in the hands of one company.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Yahoo Juices Up Its Search With Twitter

With its declining use as an Internet search engine. Yahoo now wants to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. By indexing twitter feeds along side breaking news stories.

Google and Microsoft have had plans along the same lines. But yahoo is going to be the first to incorporate tweets on its search result's page.

By doing this Yahoo is surely bringing in the latest gossip along side breaking news stories. With real-time search feel to the whole thing. Users will now be able to see what is hot and happening along with what people are saying about the topics in real time.

Bing has been testing incorporating tweets in its search results but have not announced when it will be ready. Google also has plans to incorporate tweets in its search engine. Real time search now is the big thing. Thanks to Twitter

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