Remains of the Day: Yahoo Mail Gets Caller ID
Yahoo Mail lives on despite the sale of its namesake owner, and is even getting some new features on mobile today including a nifty Caller ID feature and mobile photo uploads. That and more in today's
Why would an email app have Caller ID, you might ask?
When you get a call from an unknown number, the new Caller ID feature in Yahoo Mail for iOS checks if the number is in your email contacts
, even if you don't have that number saved on your phone. There's also a new photo sync feature that can upload your camera roll automatically so that you can privately access your phone photos from your desktop. [Yahoo]
Want to hear some rumors about the iPhone 8?
It might have an iris scanner.
Sounds unlikely! Can you imagine unlocking a phone by holding it up to your eye? Much more likely is
support for wireless charging because Apple just joined the Wireless Power Consortium.
You can once again buy an unlimited data plan with Verizon for $80 a month
. If you want to download on your phone like crazy-say more than 10GB a month-
then it's probably worth your attention.
T-Mobile reacted by adding
free HD video streaming and 10GB of free tethering to their T-Mobile One plan
The Wall Street Journal is closing its Google loophole.
For years you could read any article for free just by Googling it, as the newspaper is behind a paywall but allowed traffic from Google. That's about to change, though, as they clamp down on Googlin' freeloaders and close that loophole entirely. Articles found through social media will still be free. [Digiday]
- Facebook is negotiating with record labels to let you include popular music in videos. That's pretty smart. They've been in talks with labels since 2015 though. [TechCrunch]