Earlier in the morning today, Apple launched new Macbook Air along with the latest Mac OS X Lion operating system, which among hundereds of new features has one that brings a seamless integration with some of Yahoo! products.
On OS X Lion, the first time you open up your Mail application, Lion will ask if you'd like to setup your Yahoo! account. Once set up, you'll have access to your Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Contacts, Yahoo! Calendar, and Yahoo! Messenger (embedded in iChat) services, imforms Yahoo!.
Here's a bit more details on how the individual Yahoo! products play with the new operating system:
Yahoo! Mail: Send mail to your friends directly from Apple's Mail application. With Y! Mail service you can access your entire Mailbox and carry it anywhere you go. Read email on the web, on your phone, or on your Macbook and they all stay in sync.
- Yahoo! Contacts: All the Contacts in your Yahoo! Addressbook automatically flow down to your Macbook. The Contacts you add to your Apple address book are automatically backed up to Yahoo.
- Yahoo! Calendar: Using Yahoo! Calendar with Apple's iCal service enables you to streamline your life effortlessly. Share calendars with your family and stay in sync with them across your Apple devices or other Yahoo! Calendar enabled devices.
- Yahoo! Messenger: Quickly chat realtime with your friends using Apple's iChat product shipped with OS X. See which of your Yahoo! Messenger friends are online and reach out to them right from your computer.
[Source: Yahoo! Mail blog]