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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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A look at Search changes in Windows 10 version 1903

Microsoft released the October 2018 Update yesterday on the November 2018 Patch Tuesday; while the update was delayed quite a bit because of issues that were not detected in time before it […]

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Preview of the new Startpage.com

Startpage.com plans to release an updated version of its search engine in November 2018 that promises faster searches and better functionality. The company revealed a preview of the upcoming interface and functionality […]

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Google makes it easier to delete your search history

Google launched an update today that make sit easier for Google users to delete the search history. The company records search activity for signed-in users and associates it with a user's account. […]

Microsoft Search brings Bing and Microsoft Apps closer together

Microsoft launched a new product dubbed Microsoft Search today designed to improve the search experience of people using Microsoft products in organizations. If you break it down to the core, Microsoft Search […]

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Bing Search does equations and text transcriptions now

Microsoft's Bing Search engine is doing quite well as we have found out in 2017 and it should not come as a surprise that Microsoft updates the search engines functionality regularly to […]

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Firefox 62: Google added to Top Sites

The next stable version of the web browser Firefox, Firefox 62, comes with a number of search related changes on the browser's default New Tab page and Home page. Users of the […]

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Bing's World Cup Predictions are only for English regions

Companies like Microsoft showcase computer technologies that can be used to predict outcomes of events regularly. The football World Cup 2018 starts today and it should not come as a surprise that […]

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Phil Zimmermann joins Startpage.com

Startpage.com announced today that Phil Zimmerman, the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) joined the company "to spearhead its product innovation and crypto-development". Startpage.com, which is best known for its privacy focused […]

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Firefox 61: add search engine in Page Actions menu

Mozilla removed the classic search bar from new Firefox installations with the release of Firefox 57 but did not touch the search bar in existing Firefox installations. Mozilla added so-called one-off searches […]

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Search engine Ixquick.eu redirects to Startpage.com

The search engine Ixquick.eu will start to redirect to the search engine Startpage.com later today. The privacy-focused search engines are maintained by the privately owned Dutch company Surfboard Holdings B.V. One of […]

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How to get Google Search results in a different language

When you run searches on Google Search, results are returned based on your location and not necessarily on the query or language you used to type the search phrase. If you are […]

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View Image for Google Images extension for Firefox and Chrome

View Image is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that adds a "view image" button to Google Images so that users can click on it to display the image […]

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Missing Google Images' "View Image" button? Use Startpage Image Search instead

So, Google pulled the "view image" button on the company's Google Images search engine recently leaving many users puzzled. Google removed the button after the company entered an agreement with Getty Images. […]

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Google may remove View Image button on Google Images

Getty Images announced today that it has come to an agreement with Google that includes a global licensing partnership between the two companies and accompanying changes to Google Images. If you search […]

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DuckDuckGo's new browser extensions and applications launch

Search engine DuckDuckGo launched updated browser extensions and mobile applications for all major platforms today. The company notes that it has redesigned all products to include new features such as tracker blocking, […]

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Yahoo Search becomes unusable because of ads

If you visit Yahoo Search right now from a location in the United States, the chance is high that you get more ads on the search results page than organic results. A […]

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Mozilla drops Yahoo as Firefox's default search provider

Mozilla released a major new version of the organization's Firefox web browser on November 14, 2017. The new version of Firefox promises better performance and stability, came with a theme refresh, and […]

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Google feeds users local results in Maps and Search

Google announced a change yesterday that affects which version of the company's Maps and Search services users get. The change affects mobile and desktop searches and Maps access, and returns local results […]

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Privacy focused search engines (still) on the rise

When Snowden revealed the massive spying program of the NSA back in 2013, Internet users started to turn to privacy focused search engines. Search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage saw a jump […]

Google rolls out autoplaying videos on Android

Google announced on August 18, 2017 that company engineers enabled autoplaying videos in Google Search results in Chrome and the Google application for Android. The feature will roll out to all Google […]

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Google Search Lite for Android

Google launched Google Search Lite, a less-heavy version of Google Search for Android in select regions of the world yesterday. The new application is marked as experimental when installed, so handle it […]

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Google moves Instant Search to the retirement home

When Google launched Google Instant Search back in 2010, the company called it a fundamental shift in search that would save searchers time when running searches on Google. Instant Search displayed search […]

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Disable autoplaying video in Google app on Android

If you use the Google application on Android, you may have noticed that videos may autoplay when they are shown in search results. Jennifer Slegg was the first to notice this on […]

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Google app takes screenshot of your searches on Android

Google rolls out a feature currently on Android that introduces a "recent" feature in the Google application on Android devices. The Google application ships with many Android devices by default. It is […]

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Windows 10 Web Search gets a tad more useful

The most recent Insider Build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update comes with extended web search functionality that makes it a tad more useful than it is right now in […]

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Surprise: Bing is doing quite well

Microsoft published information on Bing on the company's Bing Ads account yesterday that show Bing's market share in some parts of the world. According to the Bing Network market share graphic, Bing […]

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Disable AMP on mobile devices

AMP is a controversial technology by Google with the aim to speed up the loading time of websites on mobile devices. It is criticized both by users and publishers, for instance for […]

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Everything Desktop Search review

Everything is a long standing desktop search program for Microsoft Windows devices that is both powerful and very fast. Our first review of Everything dates back to 2008, and the most recent […]

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Why Bing Video Search is better than YouTube Search

You have a lot of options when it comes to watching videos on your devices. Most users seem to use YouTube more or less exclusively for all their family friendly video needs, […]

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Bing Visual Search: search in images

Bing Visual Search is a new feature of Bing's Image Search tool that allows you to select objects in images to run searches for them. The new feature, which is live already […]

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Five Startpage Tips to improve your search experience

The private search engine Startpage is my search engine of choice. If you are a long-time reader, you know that I made the switch from using Google first to DuckDuckGo, and then […]

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Bing My Saves launches

Microsoft announced a couple of days ago that it added a new feature called My Saves to its Bing Search engine expanding the Bing Saves feature that it launched in 2014. My […]

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How to add custom search engines to your web browser

The following guide walks you through the steps of adding custom search engines to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Vivaldi, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. The guide covers the major browsers on […]

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DuckDuckGo extends Yahoo partnership

Search engine DuckDuckGo announced the extension of its partnership with Yahoo a moment ago that brings new features to all users of the search engine. The search engine has partnerships with several […]

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Search lock already bypassed

Microsoft announced on April 28, 2016 that it implemented a change on Windows 10 that prevents third-party programs from hijacking the operating system's web search functionality. It took one day to create […]

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Ixquick merges with StartPage search engine

Heads up Ixquick users, the company behind the popular search engine announced today that it will merge the search engine with the company's other big search engine, StartPage. What it means, basically, […]

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Oscobo, a new privacy focused search engine

Ever since the Snowden relevations, privacy search engines and privacy in general has been a boom on the Internet. Search engines focused on privacy have seen a rise in daily searches. While […]

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DuckDuckGo, Startpage and Ixquick search engines are doing well

The search engines DuckDuckGo, Startpage and Ixquick are doing better than ever according to statistics released by DuckDuckgo and Surfboard Holding BV. DuckDuckGo traffic climbed from an average of 7.1 million daily […]

DuckDuckGo search redesign beta now with image and video search

The DuckDuckGo search engine has a new minimalistic design with a fixed header on search result pages that is currently in beta. DuckDuckGo saw an impressive traffic increase after the Snowden revelations, […]

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10 Quick tips to improve StartPage Search further

For some time now I have used the search engine StartPage as the main search engine in Firefox. While I switch regularly to other search engines such as DuckDuckGo, it is StartPage […]


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