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Apple Watch and iPhone 6 rank high in Google's 2014 "Year in Search"

Google today unveiled its annual "Year in Search" overview, which profiles the most popular search terms for 2014. As you would expect, Apple ranked high in the Consumer Electronics category, grabbing the number one spot with "iPhone 6" and following with the "Apple Watch" at number eight and the ...

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Microsoft and Yahoo reportedly trying to convince Apple to dump Google as the default search engine in Safari

According to a new report from Amir Efrati of The Information, Google's contract with Apple regarding the former's position as the default search engine in Safari is set to end next year. As a result, the both Yahoo and Microsoft are reportedly doing their best to pitch Apple to use their respec...

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Type less, search more, with More or Less

More or Less is an app that is designed for the iPhone and iPad ad optimized for iPhone 5. It requires iOS 5.0 or later. It is a Google powered search optimization tool that allows a user to customize a search by indicating that top search links are "more" or "less" of what they are trying to se...

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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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You'll be surprised by how naturally Evernote wants you to search

Products like Evernote provide an invaluable resource for collecting notes, letters, recipes and every other form of important random information we want to keep track of. But search has always been a formal affair, requiring you to know what you're looking for if you want optimal results. This is g...

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'iPhone 5s' third most-searched-for term on Google in 2013

Google has released its annual Year-End Zeitgeist results on the top 10 search terms that dominated the search engine this year. Announcing the results on its official blog, Google said: In our annual Year-End Zeitgeist ("spirit of the times"), we reflect on the people, places, and moments that ...

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Phlo for Mac is a quick and useful search utility

If you are like me, you do a lot of searching every day. Not just Google, but IMDb for movie info, Amazon, TED talks and even TUAW. To help out people like you and me, Cynapse Software has introduced a nifty utility called Phlo. It provides a pop-up search field that be assigned to a global hot...

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Google explains why iTunes search results were missing in action

As of Tuesday morning, searches for iOS apps on Google weren't resulting in overt links to Apple's iTunes Store. Direct links to apps on iTunes appeared deeper within Google's search results than usual. Reports of the quirky search results were first made public on Facebook by AppsFire co-fou...

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Origin Stories: Dunno

Dunno is an odd little free app that allows you to take a note about something and have Dunno "research" the topic for you. After typing in a few words, perhaps about a car model or a book or author, or maybe something esoteric like the meaning of life, Dunno performs a search in the background...

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Google Now for iOS? Promo video appears, removed

Users of Android's recent editions have been exposed to Google Now, the "before you know you need it" search tool. Google Now tries to look ahead at your schedule and physical location to let you quickly access the most relevant results -- traffic for your commute, flight schedules for your tri...

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ACLU: court document shows how invasive cell phone searches can be

The American Civil Liberties Union stumbled upon a document submitted to the court during a drug investigation headed up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The document lists the data that ICE officials were able to pull off an iPhone, and it's striking how much information that one small ...

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Apple may be earning up to $1 billion this year from Google search on iOS devices

Apple and Google have a...complex, but mutually beneficial relationship. In Apple's case, it's a relationship that could earn the company up to US$1 billion from a single agreement this year alone. Analyst Scott Devitt at Morgan Stanley follows Google closely and put out a new report titled "Th...

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Izik is a great little internet search app built for your iPad

When I think of search I pretty much think of Google. I have tried Bing, and while it is pretty, a lot of my searches just don't turn out as well as they do on Google. If you'd like to try something completely different, let me suggest you get a look at Izik, which is free. Izik is not a front en...

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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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