iPhone owners have many options when it comes to free email services. Yahoo! has been around for some time, and until recently a Yahoo! account was required to participate in the photo sharing site Flickr. For anyone who has deleted their Flickr account, or who rarely uses Yahoo Mail, there is a simple way to permanently delete your Yahoo! profile.
Safari by default uses Google as its search engine, which is no surprise since its market share of internet searches is somewhere in the neighborhood of 75%. Even so, Apple realizes people have their own preferences that may not align with the crowd's for any number of reasons, and has accordingly offered several other search engines for use with Safari - Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo.
Yahoo Sports version 5.0 now features a GIF creation tool for sports fans. Users can create their own animated GIFs or "Yahoo Loops" by adding their own captions, effects and comments to memorable sports moments. The Loops can then be shared with family, friends or other sports fans via Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, text and email.
Yahoo Sports version 5.0 also brings a new "clean" iOS 7 redesign, new team / player pages, a new football scores, plus more. Yahoo Sports is free to download for all iOS devices running iOS 7 or later, but the new Loop feature is only available on the iPhone.
Yahoo is celebrating Yahoo Mail's sweet 16 by giving the service a complete makeover. The updated mail client now allows users to view email threads as conversations, and offers the ability to collapse the left-hand toolbar for more room on smaller displays. Features like disposable email addresses, enhanced filters and automatic message forwarding are now available to everyone, instead of just Mail Plus customers.
Yahoo is also giving all users up to 1TB of free storage, and is introducing new themes with curated Flickr photos to "dress up your inbox." Users selected themes will apply across all devices such as your browser, smartphone or tablet.
Yahoo has launched a new web browser for iOS devices named Axis. The app is part of its new one-step search experience, combining browsing with searching all in one place. Axis has tabs for quick switching between sites, and provides a built-in share button to Tweet, Pin or email web pages.
The entire experience can be synced with your desktop thanks to Axis plug-ins, available for all of the major web browsers. This means that when switching from your iPhone to another web browser you can resume from the same place effortlessly.