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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. My Saves, as the name suggests already, lets you save certain […]

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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 […]