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According to the official announcement posted by Mayer on Yahoo!’s corporate blog Yodel Anecdotal, the new Yahoo! e-mail client was redesigned with speed in mind. And if you try it out for yourself, you’ll find that it is indeed faster than the version that was available before the update. Also, there is now consistency in the look and feel of the e-mail client across all devices and platforms. So if you’ve already used it in the past but didn’t quite like the overall user experience, perhaps you will now.

FTC slams privacy efforts in kids apps

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by on December 11, 2012 8:57 am
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FTC Mobile Apps for Kids - Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade

A new report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that many of the apps which are designed for children collect data about the devices the kids are using without informing parents. The apps, which are available for Android via Google’s Play Store and for iOS via Apple’s iTunes app store, send information from the mobile device to ad networks, analytics companies, or other third parties.

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While it’s fun to predict market shares for years in advance, there’s really no telling what will happen six months from now, and four year predictions are pretty much useless in the tech world. But trends do matter and they are worth analyzing. With this necessary caveat out of our way, here’s what IDC says it’s happening in the tablet market, this year and beyond.

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Apple’s Maps application in iOS frankly sucks. Apple seems to be making an effort do do something about it, and the company has reportedly edged out a key executive responsible for Maps development. Will this help accelerate development and improvement on the platform, or should Apple just bite the bullet and let Google Maps handle what it does best?

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The Android platform is completely dominating the smartphone market. Is it because Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services? We take a look at Android’s rise as Google improves the platform while Apple sticks with the same old tried and tested combination.