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NSA taps into Google and Yahoo cables outside the US

If recent revelations about the US governments spying activities still has sent shivers down your spine, this latest bit just might do it. At least it did for some Google employees. It seems highly probable that the NSA has been utilizing its broad overseas reach to tap into Google's and Yahoo's lines to intercept data being exchanged not only between Americans but with other nations' citizens as well.

Google’s AOSP leader Jean-Baptiste Queru hired by Yahoo

The entire Android community and Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has suffered a great loss this month, as the lead technical engineer known as Jean-Baptiste Queru left the team last month and has now been hired by Yahoo. We all know him as JBQ, who's done fine work managing Android's source code, but now he's no longer with Google.

Yahoo’s redesigned Weather app arrives for Android users

It looks like today happens to be a day when apps that were once iOS only arrive for Android users. Earlier today we saw the release of a game called Dots and now it looks like the Yahoo! Weather app has also arrived. Well, specifically, the redesigned Yahoo! Weather app that arrived for iOS a little while back. That said, the Yahoo! Weather app has arrived as one would expect -- by way of the Google Play Store and for free.

Astrid task management app acquired by Yahoo!

Yahoo has made another acquisition. This latest is an app called Astrid, which is a cross platform task management app that is currently touted as having 4 million users. The folks at Astrid have announced the acquisition on their company blog, however while it seems they are happy with the current path -- it seems current users may not be sharing in the joy.

Yahoo! Mail for Android updated to v2.0 with a brand new UI, better notifications

We know what you're thinking. People still use Yahoo! Mail? And that answer would actually undoubtedly be yes. With more than 10 million downloads in the Google Play Store it is about time Yahoo finally gets up and issues an update. Their Mail app was badly needing an update and today they released version 2.0 with tons of improvements and a completely overhauled user interface.

Yahoo! Sportacular App updated with NFL draft coverage

Who's ready for the 2012 NFL Draft? Apparently Yahoo! is because they've just updated their Android Sportacular app for the draft. All the Indianapolis Colts fans are probably worried, even though they know who they'll be picking. The Redskins might win 6 games with RG3, and the Minnesota Vikings need some serious help to protect that rookie QB of theirs. More details below.

Yahoo! Mail for Android updated with custom notifications

Yahoo! has just pushed a much needed update out to the Android Market for their Yahoo! Mail for Android application. Do people still use Yahoo! Mail? Apparently they do because it has tons of users passing 10 million downloads. You'll all be happy to know the update has brought multiple ways to customize notifications and more.
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