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How to avoid the tech support search engine trap

Recently, a friend of mine was having troubles with his Epson scanner. He Googled Epson tech support and wound up talking to a technician who logged into his Mac and claimed to find viruses that were affecting the scanner's performance. He offered to fix the problems on the spot for US$200. My fri...

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Apple picks Bing over Google to power Spotlight search on OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

While Google is the 800-pound gorilla when it comes to search, Apple is becoming increasingly flirtatious with Microsoft's Bing. While it wasn't necessarily clear during Monday's keynote, Microsoft has since confirmed that Bing will be the default search engine in Spotlight for both OS X Yosemite...

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Why Apple likely won't make Yahoo the default search engine on iOS

Kara Swisher of Re/code yesterday published a story claiming that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working hard to hopefully convince Apple that it should replace Google as the default search engine in iOS with, wait for it... Yahoo. A number of Yahoo insiders I have talked to said her plan to pitch A...

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This one weird Siri feature turned me into a Bing user

Even Spider-Man couldn't make Bing cool. So when Apple introduced Bing integration into its Siri voice assistant for iOS 7, I wasn't exactly thrilled by the change. Bing is basically the search engine equivalent of the sixth Doctor, loud clothes and all. Sure, Apple included a Google workaround for...

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Microsoft revamps Bing for iPad

Microsoft has released a major update to its Bing for iPad app. The most noticeable thing about Bing for iPad 2.0 is a new icon and a completely revamped user interface that now matches the aesthetics of iOS 7. Outside of the purely cosmetic, Microsoft has put a lot of work into syncing and sharing...

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Apple products top Bing's 2012 top search list

Microsoft has just revealed Bing's top search terms for 2012, and while the company's own products only make a couple of appearances, Apple dominates the list with five of the top 10 keywords. Unsurprisingly, iPhone 5 tops the list, followed closely by iPad in second place. The "iPad 3" pops ...

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Bing search engine arrives on iPad

Machines that go 'Bing!' now include your iPad. Microsoft's search tool has surfaced on the iOS App Store, and a first look at Bing for iPad (free) shows it to be a solid and well-designed competitor to Google and the parade of news, weather and search apps that have appeared for Apple's tabl...

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Apple, Google extend deal for iOS

Business Insider is reporting that Apple and Google have extended the deal that brought Google search to the iOS. In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Google CEO Eric Schmidt mentioned that his company's arrangement with Apple has been "recently extended." "Apple is a company we both partner ...

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iPad 3.2.1 update released

On the heels of the iOS 4.0.1 update, the iPad software has been updated to version 3.2.1. The update notes: Improved Wi-Fi connectivity Fixed an issue that stops the copy/paste of single-page PDFs in Mail Addressed issues that causes video playback to freeze Improved reliability involv...

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WWDC 2010: Bing coming to MobileSafari search

The rumor was partly true, Bing is indeed coming to the iOS search party; however, it will not be the default option as was speculated in January. During today's WWDC 2010 keynote address, Steve Jobs announced that Bing would be alongside Google and Yahoo as available search engine choices for Mo...

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iPhone OS 4: Google branding removed in Safari search

iLounge has pointed out that the "Google" branded search button in mobile Safari has been renamed "Search" in iPhone OS 4. Is this a sign that Apple is about to dump Google from mobile search? Despite their increasing competition, it's highly unlikely that Apple will entirely eliminate Google fro...

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Steve Ballmer compliments Apple, Hell freezes over

The Seattle Times is reporting that Steve Ballmer, who notoriously laughed at the iPhone, had some good things to say about it last week in a speech he gave at the computer-science building at the University of Washington. "Apple's done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and commercializ...

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Google calls Apple "valuable partner"

Steve Jobs is trashing Google internally according to rumors, but Google is having none of it. Company reps told the press at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week that Google considers Apple "a very close and valuable partner," and that they believe that the relationship between the two ...

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Rumor: Bing to be default search engine in iPhone OS 4.0?

One of the most surprising things about the next iPhone OS could be the default search engine. BusinessWeek is reporting that Apple is in talks with Microsoft to have Bing replace Google as the default search engine. It's becoming increasingly clear that Apple's main rival is not Microsoft, but G...

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Bada Bing! Microsoft delivers Bing search app

Search is really getting interesting these days. Microsoft late last night released Bing [iTunes link] for the iPhone -- a full featured free app offering search, movies, maps, and directions, all with voice control. It's notable that Microsoft is going after iPhone mind-share after Steve Ballmer...

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