Tag Archive: Search


Random Android bug shows your recent texts if you search ‘the1975..com’

Oh my hair smells like chocolate.

As awesome as technology is, it’s not uncommon for bugs/glitches to pop up every now and then. If just the slightest thing goes awry, a multitude of unexpected things can happen. Most recently, Android users have been discovering a particularly odd one that causes your recent texts to show up when searching for very specific words on Google Search.

First spotted by a few Redditors over Memorial Day weekend in the  [Read More…]

You can now filter movies by location, showtimes, and more in Google Search

There’s also an updated user interface.

Although there are plenty of apps dedicated for finding movie showtimes and purchasing tickets, I still often turn to Google Search for my movie-searching needs. Google Search has been doing a solid job at presenting movie info for some time now, but a new update is bringing a fresh look and handy features.

Next time you search “movies” or “showtimes” on the Google app on your phone, you’ll see a new  [Read More…]

GIF search engine Tenor has been purchased by Google

The service will continue to operate under its own brand.

Google’s no stranger to buying companies it sees a lot of potential in, and the latest to be scooped up by the search giant is Tenor. Tenor has a database of millions of GIFs that users can search through, and Google says it’ll be integrating the company’s tech into things like Gboard and Google Images.

Tenor’s main product is its GIF Keyboard that’s available for Android, iOS,  [Read More…]

Major update to Files Go brings search capabilities, Google Photos integration

Files Go picks up three new features, turning it into one of the best storage management utilities around.

Google’s Files Go is a lightweight storage management utility that’s packed with useful features, and today the app is picking up three new features. There’s now a file search function baked in, which will allow you to search for files on your phone. With Files Go being a Google app, that includes instant results, autocomplete, and search filters.

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Stories are now part of Google Search because you can’t escape them

Welcome to the future of mobile storytelling.

Ever since Snapchat first introduced its Stories feature in late 2013, we’ve seen countless companies try and mimic the same formula with their own services. Following in the footsteps of Instagram, Facebook, and more, Google is the latest company to dip its toes in these waters.

Before you grab your torches and pitchforks, this doesn’t mean that Google is trying to launch its own social network where you share stories  [Read More…]

Google Search on mobile is now the ultimate hotel booking tool

New features include price filtering, a better UI, and the ability to book hotels right from Google Search.

Finding the perfect hotel can often be a hassle, and to help you, there’s no shortage of travel booking/planning apps to choose from on the Play Store. However, if you like to keep things as simple as possible and would rather get all travel accommodations booked right through Google Search on your phone, your day has come.

Next time  [Read More…]

Page speed will soon affect Google Search results on mobile

The change will officially begin this July.

When you search for something, finding the best answers as quickly as possible is key. This is important when browsing on your desktop, but even more so when doing it from your phone. According to Google, this is the reason it’ll be tweaking how search results are displayed later this year.

Starting July 2018, search results on mobile will use page speed as a factor to determine what’s placed up  [Read More…]

Google’s longstanding search widget could add customization options soon

The Google Search widget might be getting a suite of new customization tools for changing its shape, color, and more.

Ever since its inception, one of Android’s strongest characteristics has been its ability to customize just about everything to your heart’s content. There are a ton of third-party customization solutions throughout the Play Store, but thanks to a teardown of the Google app, it would appear that Google itself will soon be giving users more options for changing up  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gains a search bar for easier app searching

There are a lot of apps available for the Google Assistant, and a new search bar makes searching for them easier than ever before.

The Google Assistant is easily one of my favorite virtual assistants to date, and while I already call upon it to do a variety of things, finding new services/apps to take advantage of hasn’t always been very easy. That is, until now.

In a new update to the Google Assistant, a search bar has been  [Read More…]

How-to delete your search history in Instagram

Are you a frequent user of Instagram and for some reason you want to get rid of your search history? If you want more privacy, then you should make sure you’ve deleted your browsing history first. Check the individual browsing apps (Chrome, Firefox) you’ve used, and wipe the history. But if you want to make […]