Yahoo email forwarding is back – CNET

Yahoo didn’t earn any points earlier this month when it turned off the ability to forward your Yahoo email to an outside account. This followed the revelation in late September of a data breach that may have revealed data to hackers from up to half a billion user accounts. On Monday, Yahoo commented on the freeze. “The feature was temporary disabled as part of previously planned maintenance to improve its functionality between a user’s various accounts” and should be back soon, the company said. The ability to auto-forward was important for Yahoo email users who wanted to be able to forward incoming mail to an account on another email service, so they would not have to log into their Yahoo accounts directly, post-hack. If you…

Big changes are coming to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with Nougat The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge should hopefully have Android 7 Nougat soon, given that it’s already available in beta form for the phones, and it’ll be worth the wait, because a lot is changing for the better. SamMobile has obtained the official consumer consultant guide for Nougat on the S7 range and it highlights some big new features, such as the ability to change the screen resolution from QHD, to 1080p and even 720p, saving battery life in the process. Other improvements include grouped notifications and the ability to directly reply to them, plus extra customization options for the always-on display, with new clock styles, colors, and the ability to use your own picture. It's all change Nougat is also bringing improvements to multi...

Download of the day: Snagit The free version of Snagit is designed to promote its paid-for sibling, which is an extraordinarily powerful capture utility. If you’ve ever wanted to make your own memes of people falling over, animals doing funny things or anything else that needs to be seen to be believed, Snagit is the app for doing it. It’s also great for creating software or website demonstrations, tutorials and walkthroughs. The free version isn’t feature-limited, so you can take full advantage of all the app’s features before having to think about paying anything. Why you need it If you can’t justify a paid-for video capture and editing app but need to create a bit of visual content quickly, Snagit is hard to beat: the free edition is fully...

Amazon ordered to refund children's in-app purchases Image copyright Thinkstock A judge has ordered Amazon to refund the parents of children who made in-app purchases on Kindle and Android devices without their consent between 2011 and 2014.Seattle-based Judge John Coughenour ordered the firm to run the refund process for 12 months beginning in January 2017.It follows successful legal action by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).However the FTC's call for a lump refund of $25.6m (£20m) was rejected.Judge Coughenour said the figure was "too high", Reuters reported. He also turned down Amazon's request to offer reimbursement in the form of gift cards.The option of paying for extra content inside mobile apps such as games and music platforms was launched by Amazon and other platforms in 2011.Parents complained that it...

Marvel vs. Capcom 4 to Be Revealed at PlayStation Experience: Report Capcom isn’t just focussing on Resident Evil 7 and Street Fighter V. According to a report, we may see a sequel to its long-running Marvel vs. Capcom series in Marvel vs. Capcom 4 which would be announced at this weekend’s PlayStation Experience. Past instalments have seen characters from the Japanese publisher including Ryu, Mega Man, and Wesker duke it out against the likes of Spider-Man and Wolverine to name a few. However this time around it appears that X-Men may not make the roster this time around, instead focussing on characters in Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Also see:  What's Street Fighter V's Bollywood Connection?) “Fans of the series should expect Marvel vs. Capcom 4's roster of Marvel characters to draw strongly from the cinematic universe that...

Two great gesture controls are coming to the Pixel and Pixel XL The Pixel and Pixel XL already have strong screens, but they’re about to get even better, with the addition of raise-to-wake and double-tap to wake. These features are basically exactly what they sound, allowing you turn the screen on either by double tapping it, or simply picking the phone up, both of which can be faster and more convenient than feeling around for the power button. These features haven’t arrived yet, at least not unless you live in Canada, where some users are posting on Reddit that the latest update has added them. Presumably that same update will arrive in the US, UK and elsewhere before long, and bring these handy gestures with it, but we don’t currently have a time frame for it...

Farewell to Obama, our first digital president Beginning eight years ago, the Obama administration embraced a fresh approach to leveraging technology platforms and improved the experience of interacting with government. While leading the White House’s digital technology team, I witnessed the impact of private-sector principles and ideas becoming embedded in government. It was a push to close the digital experience gap between the private and public sectors, embracing the philosophies of open government: Transparency, participation and collaboration. The Obama administration’s digital initiatives allowed people to influence legislation and participate in their government. Washington is a metonym for bureaucracy, division and dysfunction. Partisan politics demonstrate that we rarely agree on solutions, though, as a country, there is a strong belief that government needs to do better. People increasingly live their lives transparently, sharing their ...

Researchers study how reflectivity of biofuel crops impacts climate Argonne environmental analyst Hao Cai, environmental scientist Jiali Wang and climate scientist Yan Feng sit in front of a US map that plots the albedo effects observed across various agro-ecological zones. Credit: Wes Agresta/Argonne National Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. Their study is part of an overall analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from land use change: instances where land that was previously forests, grasslands or pastureland is converted to producing biofuel crops. Historically, these types of analyses considered only changes in the amount of carbon stored in the soil and vegetation of these lands. The new analysis, published in The Royal...