Posts Tagged ‘Search’

Spotlight search, although not a feature of everybody’s iOS-navigating repertoire, is still seen as an important feature of Apple’s mobile OS, and although relatively one-dimensional at stock level, the jailbreak scene has certainly found plenty of uses for the native search feature. Those of you who’ve used Alfred for OS X will be more than aware of its strengths when it comes to speeding up the process of finding exactly what you want, and one Cydia developer has taken the strengths of Alfred and sought to implement them into Spotlight.

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Baidu, China’s number one choice for search, has announced a new deal with Microsoft that will see the search company’s English queries be directed to Bing, with the results being published to Baidu’s own pages.

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If you’re obsessed about privacy, this should be a bad day for you: according to a research done over at CNET, Google is tracking users through their individual device addresses and making them searchable. How does it work? We’ll explain.

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Google announced a set of new features at its big search event, Inside Search, which took place today. The main ones are voice search on desktop computers (not just smartphones) and enhancements to Instant Search and Image Search. Without further ado, let’s get to to them!

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Microsoft has kicked off an ad campaign featuring Bing’s new Facebook integration functionality. This feature allows users to visualize on the fly how many of their Facebook friends “like” a particular search result. This is yet another way that, according to Microsoft, will let you ‘Bing & Decide’. Stay tuned for videos below.

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Looks like Microsoft is on a roll these days, after acquiring Skype for a whooping $8.5 Billion, reports in Chinese press now suggests that Microsoft is on the verge of announcing a deal with Chinese search giant Baidu.

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