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The search function has grown more essential as data continues to expand, whether on your desktop or on the web. We’ll cover news, tips, and updates on popular search engines online and locally, while also discussing our opinions on the latest news.

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Google has added Presearch as a default option on Android devices in Europe

Google has just announced that they will be adding private, decentralized search engine Presearch to the default options on Android devices in the UK and Europe. This option will be available for […]

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You may replace Windows Search with EverythingToolbar now

The latest beta of the Windows search tool Everything Toolbar supports replacing Windows Search with Everything Search. Everything Search is a popular third-party search tool for Windows devices that comes with everything […]

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2021 looks to become another record year for the DuckDuckGo search engine

Can a privacy-focused search engine survive on today's Internet? It appears that it can, as DuckDuckGo is looking to end the year 2021 with another record-breaking traffic increase. I have followed the […]

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Google ends search provider auctions on Android

Google displays a search engine selection screen on Android devices in some regions of the world, including the European Union. The majority of Android devices have Google Search as the default search […]

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Startpage Search retires Advanced Search page

If you have been to main search page of Startpage recently, you may have noticed that the link to the site's advanced search feature is not there anymore. Users who have bookmarked […]

How to use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and other sites to get faster, precise results

How to use DuckDuckGo instead of Google and other sites to get faster and precise results

DuckDuckGo is a popular internet search engine that is privacy-focused and ad-free. It is widely recommended by security professionals, blogs, armchair experts, because it does not profile users or harvest their data. […]

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Everything Toolbar update introduces a new installer: what you need to know

The latest Everything Toolbar update introduce a new installer that is not compatible with the old. Users are required to uninstall the old version of Everything Toolbar on their devices before running […]

Brave acquires Tailcat search engine; will offer search results without profiling users

Brave acquires Tailcat search engine; will offer search results without profiling users

Brave Software has acquired the Tailcat search engine, to step up the competition with Google Search. Tailcat will be integrated in to Brave Browser, as Brave Search. Brave Search is intended to […]

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If you care about the environment, you should try the tree-planting search engine Ecosia

Ecosia is a search engine like many others available on the Internet on first glance. You open its website or add it to your browser, type in search terms, get a list […]

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The three-dots menu in Google Search next to results? It's a new feature!

Google has started the rollout of a new Google Search feature yesterday for users in the United States. The change adds a three-dots menu to each site listed by Google Search in […]

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DuckDuckGo Search Engine's rise continues as it hits 100 million search queries for the first time

Privacy-first search engine DuckDuckGo's year was productive in 2020. The search engine managed to increase daily search queries significantly in 2020 and 2021 is already looking to become another record year as […]

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How to use any search engine from Google Chrome's and other Chromium browser's address bar

All web browsers include a default search engine and a set of search engines that is supported by default. You search when you type anything in the address bar that is not […]

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WizFile 3.00: massive update for fast file search tool

The developer of the file search tool WizFile has released WizFile 3.00 to the public. The program was released in 2018 and you can check out our initial review of WizFile here and […]

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How to disable the display of recent searches in Windows 10's Search Box

When you run a search on Windows 10, you can do so using the Start Menu or the dedicated search box if it is displayed. Both search options use the same Windows […]

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DuckDuckGo Maps gets Directions feature

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has had maps integrated for years. Users could open the Maps part of the offering to look up places powered by Apple's MapKit JS Framework. One thing that […]

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar for even faster searches

Everything Search is without doubt one of the fastest search tools that is available for the Windows operating system. It is a lot faster than the built-in Windows Search tool as it […]

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How to disable Bing Search in Windows 10 version 2004 and newer

When Microsoft launched its Windows 10 operating system in 2015, it merged the local search functionality with the digital assistant Cortana and also Bing Search. Cortana has since been revamped completely and […]

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Microsoft launches its Bing Coronavirus Tracker

Keeping track of Coranavirus news can be quite the time-consuming process and a burden as well considering that you need to find reliable information. Microsoft just launched its Coronavirus tracker on Bing. […]

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Need another reason that current web search integration is bad in Windows 10?

Reports are coming in that search is not working properly on many Windows 10 devices; the issue is different from the recent File Explorer search issue that users experienced and are still […]

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Microsoft will install a Bing Search extension in Chrome on some customer systems

Microsoft revealed today that it plans to install an extension in Google Chrome called Microsoft Search in Bing for some customers that will make Bing the default search engine in the browser […]

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DuckDuckGo Lite: efficient lightweight search

DuckDuckGo Lite is a tiny resource-friendly search option by the search engine DuckDuckGo that is as fast as it can get. Users of DuckDuckGo use the search engine for its stance on […]

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Google Search displays icons now on results pages

If you are still using Google Search, you may have noticed that Google changed the design of the search results page by adding icons to results. Google does not make changes to […]

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DuckDuckGo is the clear winner of Google's first Android search provider auction

Google announced plans in 2019 to auction off three of the four positions of a new search provider selection screen on Android devices that are set up for the first time from […]

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Private.sh Privacy Search Engine first look

Private.sh is a new search engine that was officially unveiled in November 2019. The search engine is maintained by Private Internet Access, a provider of VPN solutions and other tools, and Gigablast, […]

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Startpage launches News tab to help users escape filter bubbles

Search engine Startpage launched its new News offering on November 21, 2019. The new feature promises to deliver news to users that is not curated or personalized. In other words: every user […]

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Startpage replies to questions about ownership change

Startpage, a popular privacy focused search engine that operates out of the Netherlands, published a new FAQ on its websites in which several answers are provided regarding the change of ownership that […]

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Startpage Search owner changes raise serious questions

Startpage announced on September 28, 2019 on the official Startpage blog that Privacy One Group Ltd has made an investment in Startpage.com. The announcement revealed that the relationship between the two groups […]

MasterSeeker is a freeware desktop search application for Windows

MasterSeeker is a freeware desktop search application for Windows

We have seen plenty of desktop search applications in the past. There's Everything, which is the favorite of many, UltraSearch or VX Search among other options. If you're looking for something simpler, […]

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DuckDuckGo adds Indian servers and new options

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced the launch of new features and servers recently on the company's Spread Privacy blog. The company added servers in India to better serve Indian users, a […]

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File Search Utility is a new desktop search tool

File Search Utility is a new desktop search program for Windows, Mac and Linux devices to find files quickly based on certain search parameters. We checked out the Windows version of the […]

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Not everyone likes the new Google Images preview format

More and more users of Google Images, the image search engine operated by Google, are switched over to a new display format and design. Google Images is a popular search engine to […]

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Google: Search engines should pay for recommendation on Android

Android devices operated in the European Union will soon display a selection of search engines to users. Three search engines, next to Google Search, which is the default on most Android devices, […]

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A look at VX Search, a desktop search program for Windows

VX Search is a powerful desktop search program for Windows that is available as a free version and commercial versions. Windows Search, the built-in search function of the Windows operating system, does […]

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Google changes layout of mobile Google Search pages

Google revealed a change to its mobile search results pages yesterday that is already being rolled out to all users of the search engine. Google Search is the world's most popular search […]

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Fix Chrome prioritizing search words over visited sites in address bar

Google Chrome users who have updated the desktop version of the web browser to the latest version may have noticed a change in how Google Chrome responds to input in the browser's […]

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Google Images may soon feature "shoppable ads"

Google Images is a popular image search engine that returns images based on search terms that you enter into the search box on the site. Advertisement may be displayed on Google Images […]

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Please Microsoft, leave Windows Search alone

Microsoft released a new preview build of the upcoming Windows 10 version 1903 feature update yesterday; it included, among other changes, a new top apps listing in Search. Windows 10 users who […]

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DuckDuckGo Search switches mapping to Apple Maps

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo announced yesterday that the search engine's map and address related searches and functions are now powered by Apple's MapKit JS framework. The new functionality is live already for […]

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Google launches "your related activity" mobile search feature

Google announced the rollout of a new mobile search feature called "your related activity" that lets users pick up where they stopped previously according to Google. The feature is being rolled out […]

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Bing warns that VLC site may be dangerous

Microsoft's Bing search engine classifies the official site of the media player VLC as a site that might be dangerous currently. While you may type https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ directly to open the site in […]


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