-By Philip Icuss
Yesterday, Apple and Yahoo released a new way to browse the Internet from multiple mobile devices. Yahoo’s Axis
is the name, and advanced “on the go” browsing is the game. Axis is designed to link all of a user’s mobile devices, allowing them to switch devices and still be on the same search. At this point, it is exclusive to use on Apple products.
Yahoo has reported that the main goal of Axis is to allow a user to “answer questions, not find links.” Yahoo’s V.P. Shashi Seth went on to say, “With Axis, we have redefined and re-architected the search and browse experience from the ground up.”
Yahoo did encounter a couple of problems when Axis was first released (Midnight, May 24th
), the most embarrassing being that it was launched without attaching the terms of service page. Needless to say the issue was resolved quickly. The second problem found with this release was that Yahoo was forced to cut off their connection to Google Chrome (the most used search engine world-wide) because of security concerns, but it was quickly replaced after the security flaw was fixed.
The security flaw in Axis with Chrome was that Yahoo had sent a security key with the Chrome plug-in that allowed users to collect web searches and passwords.
Aside from these release issues, Axis has proven thus far that it is a valuable tool within the world of mobile computing. It will allow a user to connect multiple forms of mobile technology when moving from place to place. It is the perfect tool for someone that travels for work and is constantly back and forth between an iPhone, iPad, and laptop. The axis tool keeps its user’s train of thought on track and is appears to be an easy tool to use.
For a demo of what the Axis is all about Click Here
and click on the demo video once you are there.