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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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 […]


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, […]


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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How to use Bing's new Image Match feature

If you have an image on your computer that you want to find out more about, or stumbled upon an image online, or are a webmaster or creator who wants to find […]


You can now create QR Codes on

So called QR Codes can be really useful to mobile users. Say, you want to open a web address on your mobile phone that is displayed on your desktop PC currently. While […]


TorSearch: a search engine specifically for Tor pages

The Tor technology has more to offer than making sure that you stay anonymous on the Internet or can connect to resources that are blocked in your country or network. So called […]

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Disconnect Search runs your searches through a proxy for improved privacy

The majority of search engines track people that use them. While the amount of tracking differs, from just recording search terms and IP addresses to creating detailed online profiles about searchers, it […]


Improve Firefox's address bar search with Omnibar

The Firefox web browser offers to its users one of the most versatile search experiences available in today's browser world. The core reasons for this are the use of search in the […]

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Surprise! DuckDuckGo is Gnome's new default web search engine

Gnome is a long-standing desktop environment and user interface that is part of the GNU project and available for use in various Nix-like operating systems including Linux. Gnome announced plans to switch […]

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Kikin for Chrome: search for anything with the click of the mouse button

If you are running a stock version of Google Chrome you may have encountered the following situation. You are reading an article on a website and stumble upon a word that you […]


Zeekly: another privacy based search engine

Privacy based search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage have doubled or even tripled their daily visits ever since the Prism story broke on the Internet. While the daily visits they get is […]


Startpage and Ixquick search engines improve user privacy further

Search engines like DuckDuckGo, Startpage or Ixquick have seen a surge in visitors ever since the PRISM story broke on the Internet. The search engine DuckDuckGo nearly tripled  its daily requests and […]

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DuckDuckGo Android app: a first look

As you may know if you are a regular here, I'm using DuckDuckGo as my main search engine and other search engines only if I cannot find what I'm looking for when […]

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Latest Everything Desktop Search beta build introduces 64-bit version

The desktop search engine Everything has been around since 2008. It may come as a surprise that the most recent stable version of the application dates back to 2009, and that the […]


It may be time to switch to DuckDuckGo or Startpage for web search

News about the government surveillance system PRISM broke only a couple of days ago even though it appears to have been in use for years. Major tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, […]

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DuckDuckGo's traffic surges after PRISM news

Up until three days ago traffic to the DuckDuckGo search engine website remained relatively stable at about 1.7 million to 1.8 million direct queries per day. This changed on Monday when a […]

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Shodan, a search engine for vulnerable Internet devices

Most search engines index all kinds of contents, not only web pages and services. You may use them to find open web cams, printers that can be remotely controlled or other devices […]

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DuckDuckGo: another bag of tricks to get the most out of it

I have switched the main search engine from Google or Bing to DuckDuckGo in all of my browsers. There is not one but several reasons for that: from preferring unfiltered results over […]

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How to browse all your web images on Bing and Google

If you run your own website you are probably also posting images on it from time to time. If you take ghacks for instance, you will notice that most articles contain at […]

bing desktop

So what is Bing Desktop?

Bing Desktop is a free program by Microsoft that aims to bring the company's search engine to the Windows desktop. The review could stop right here as that's all there is to […]

google safe search

Google makes it harder to find explicit materials in search

Okay so we all have probably experienced one of the following situations. We fired up Google Image search, entered a harmless search term like Peach Princess from Super Mario World, Banana, Ruby […]

bing snapshot search

Bing Snapshot is like Google's Knowledge Graph

Search engine companies like Google or Bing seem to think that presenting searchers with a list of ten results per page is not enough anymore to stay ahead of the curve. Google […]

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What is the Google Docs Research Tool?

If you are writing research papers using Google Docs, or sometimes work on papers using Google's free document editing service, you may be interested in the Research Tool that it provides as […]

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Get your Google homepage background image back

Google announced some time ago that it would disable a feature on its homepage that enabled users to select a custom homepage background image for the site. The feature, known as Classic […]

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How to remove IncrediMail MyStart from the Firefox browser

Users of the popular IncrediMail may have noticed that the service has modified the default search engine and homepage of the Firefox web browser after installation. The free version of IncrediMail will […]

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How to search the Windows 8 Store

I'm not a fan of how Microsoft has integrated search into the Windows 8 operating system. While instant search on the start screen is a great feature, its use is diminished by […]

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Add Twitter results to Google Search

Twitter is one of the largest services on the Internet, used by millions of users every day to publish messages about their personal life, events, commentary and virtually everything else that you […]

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Google rolling out search tools on top

If you are in the US You may have noticed a change on Google Search in the last few hours where the traditional sidebar has been moved to the top of the […]

google filter bubble

Google's Filter Bubble is a scary thing

Research on the Internet can be a tricky business these days, especially if you rely on a major search engine like Google or Bing. The main reason for this is a change […]

bing image search

Beware of image search engine poisoning

A recent analysis of the use of search engine poisoning to drive web traffic to payday loan sites by Sophos virus researcher Fraser Howard suggests that the majority of image search poisoning […]

gmail search predicitions

Gmail: advanced search autocomplete predictions and three labs graduations

If you are accessing your Gmail account in a web browser you have probably noticed that Google has been busy lately adding new features to its Google Mail service. It was just […]



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