Weather apps are a dime-a-dozen, but Yahoo!’s offering has always managed to stand out. Now, some new alerts might make it even more worthwhile to users.
Ever wondered why Apple’s stock Weather app in iOS 7 and above looks so much like the Yahoo Weather app? It’s not just a coincidence. According to a new book about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Apple designer Jony Ive copied the app because he was “tormented” by its beauty.
The Wall Street Journal on Friday reports that Yahoo plans to reinvest a portion of the earnings it made from an early investment in Alibaba in the fast-growing startup Snapchat. The ephemeral app allows iOS and Android users to send photos and videos to others that only last for a matter of seconds before permanently disappearing.
Here’s Why Apple switched from Yahoo to Weather Channel for Weather data in iOS 8, Stocks App could be next
iOS 8 includes a revamped Weather app that removes Yahoo as the data provider in favour of The Weather Channel. The change won’t mean much to the average user, but for Yahoo it could be a huge cause of concern.