Mobile Portals

Gmail mobile web app updated with ‘undo’ action

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Although most smartphones have dedicated mail apps which support Gmail, Google isn’t letting its mobile web app fall to shambles. The mobile web version of Gmail continues to get updates, and this time Google introduced an “undo” action for when you make mistakes. Let’s say you accidentally delete or archive a conversation thread and didn’t…

Say goodbye to GOOG-411, say hello to free alternatives

As announced in October, Google shuttered its GOOG-411 service today. The free, voice-driven, directory assistance service emerged from Google Labs back in April 2007. Customers on a mobile phone could call 1-800-GOOG-411 and use their voice to easily find addresses, phone numbers, and more courtesy of Google. Over the years, Google used this voice-based directory assistance…

Big brands fail to impress users with mobile apps

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For all the time and money that goes into advertising for big brands, they sure are falling short of making the mobile experience for the products and services a pleasant one. As a matter of fact, of 781 adults surveyed online, 38% of them said that they weren’t terribly happy with branded mobile apps. Perhaps…

Yahoo beefs up mobile search

Mobile search gets a boost from Yahoo

Yahoo made a series of improvements to its search engine today and those have trickled down to its mobile search products. I’ve played with the new Yahoo mobile search and I think it’s actually cool. If you don’t know, Microsoft’s Bing is actually doing the heavy lifting on the back end for the searches but…

Will Skyfire bring Flash to the Apple iPhone?

iOS devices like the Apple iPhone may get Flash with Skyfire

The Apple iPhone may finally be getting Adobe Flash, although not through the conventional manner. Skyfire has submitted its Flash-capable browser to the App Store and it has a good shot at getting approved. Apple doesn’t allow programs in the App Store which “duplicate functionality” or minimum functionality,” so a browser wouldn’t seem like it…

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