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Yahoo Mail for Android updated with support for AOL and Outlook accounts

Much as you've been able to use Gmail on Android to check other services' accounts, Yahoo has responded by adding support for more third-party services in its own app. Yahoo Mail users can now check email on Outlook and AOL accounts, in addition to existing Gmail support.

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AOL Releases Alto Mail, A Multi-Service Inbox That Manages Your Mail With Automatic Tags Plus Image And Attachment Views

When you think of the intersection between America Online and email, you probably think of the phrase "you've got mail," septuagenarians forwarding politically-charged but factually lacking messages, and/or Meg Ryan. But AOL Mail is still going strong, and it looks like the company is actually trying to branch out into mobile software. Take Alto Mail, for example: it's a new stand-alone mail client just published in the Play Store alongside more antiquated options like AIM and AOL On.

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Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4 Billion, Gets An Abundance Of Sites And A Growing Ad Business

Verizon Wireless and AOL are about to become siblings. Verizon Communications (of which Verizon Wireless is a subsidiary) announced today that it is buying the latter for $4.4 billion. And no, it's not for the dial-up subscribers.

Love or hate it, Verizon offers the strongest mobile network in the US, and it's one of the top broadband providers. In a future where people will stream more and more of their media over the web to an increasingly diverse range of gadgets, Verizon clearly has a role to play. But it doesn't simply want to pump other people's content through its pipes. It wants to make as much money supplying some of that content as it can.

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AOL Releases iOS-Looking OnePoint Password Manager App On Google Play

Let's say you're a loyal AOL user who heard about all of the extra security and convenience offered by password managers. You want in on that action, but you don't know where to start.

AOL points you towards OnePoint, its way of storing your passwords, usernames, and credit card information and auto-filling sites as needed. You use the service because, as the website says, it comes with complimentary products worth up to $1,540 a year but are yours at no additional cost*. How could anyone resist?

You hear you can use OnePoint on your mobile device, so you go to Google Play to find out.

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AOL Starlike Creates A Feed Of Your Friends' Favorite Posts From Facebook, Twitter, And Linkedin

Do you trust the judgement of your internet-friends? Then maybe you want to keep track of their favorite stuff on social networks with Starlike, a new app from AOL. It generates a feed from Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin of posts that are marked as favorites by your friends.

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AOL Releases AOL On And HuffPost Live For Android TV, But They're Incompatible With Everything So Far (Even The ADT-1)

Those few Android developers and other fanatics who got a pricey Golden Ticket to Google I/O are the first to experience Android TV, thanks to the ADT-1 developer set-top boxes that were distributed at the show. They get to try out all the cool new Android TV apps months before everyone else. Except today - today, AOL allows those users to feel solidarity with everyone else, because there are new apps that they can't play with. For some reason.

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AOL published both AOL On and HuffPost Live for Android TV to the Play Store, marked as incompatible with everything including the ADT-1.

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AOL Has Sold Winamp To Online Radio Aggregation Service Radionomy

The internet got all sad and nostalgic in November when AOL announced with little fanfare that Winamp was shutting down. The music player and streaming service had been whipping llamas for 15 years, and it seemed like a depressing and inauspicious end. AOL smartly held off on the shutdown when there appeared to be interest in buying Winamp, and that's just what happened. Winamp is being sold to Belgian online radio purveyor Radionomy.


The website still lists the December 20th shutdown date, but everything is still functioning normally. AOL hasn't made any official announcement about the sale, but users have noted the domains are already being transferred to Radionomy.

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AOL Releases Official Local Community News Service 'Patch' App To Android After Acquiring The Company Four Years Ago

Roughly four years ago, AOL bought a little company called Patch that focuses on local community news. More specifically, "everything you need to know about your town, from local government to school news to what to do with your family this weekend" according to Patch's homepage. Unfortunately it's not available in all areas (or even all states) so there are probably many users who haven't heard of the service (myself included).

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Those who have, however, will be happy to know that there's now an official Android app. According to the Play Store listing, the app "delivers a beautiful browsing experience to Android users, with an emphasis on simplicity." Sound like something you'd be interested in?

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[Hands-On] Autoblog 360 By AOL Puts You In The Driver's Seat Of A Luxury Car And Lets You Take A 360-Degree Look Around

Most of us don't have the money or smooth-talking skills necessary to walk into a luxury car dealership and ask for a test drive of the latest vehicle, or even just get the chance to sit down behind the wheel and use our imagination. But thanks to the marvels of modern technology, there's no need to even put yourself in such an precarious situation. Just reach for your Android tablet and fire up AOL's Autoblog 360. This app will sit you in the front seat of many luxury vehicles and give you a 360-degree look around that would make Google Maps proud.

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