Tag Archive: Search


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 […]

Google Assistant gets new search bar to help you find services, new commands easier

Google is constantly trying to improve its Google Assistant service, so it’s always looking to add more smart home partners and features. But for users, it can prove a little daunting to keep up with these continuous developments. So in order to make it easier for users to discover new app integrations, as well as […]

Siri now uses Google to search instead of Bing

Bye bye, Bing — Apple is now using Google as its default for Siri and Spotlight web search results.

Yes, it has finally happened. According to a statement released by Apple today, now when you ask Siri a question and it falls back on a web search, the default search engine used will be Google instead of Microsoft’s Bing. The company had the following to say about the change, citing the consistency of search results as the reason behind  [Read More…]

Google now rolling out video previews in search results

Ever see videos in your search results and wonder what they’re all about, but you don’t want to press play and sit through each one? Google’s rolling out a new feature to help with that.

Google is launching video previews in search results. When you’re using the Google app for Android or Chrome for Android and video results show up in the video carousel, you’ll now see GIF-like video previews. These will help show you what a video is about  [Read More…]

Google Search will now alert users to pollen levels

Google Search will now integrate pollen forecasts.

Google Search has long been able to alert users of various weather conditions, from thunderstorms to flash foods and and everything in between. One more weather condition will be available for search starting today.

Google has announced that users will be able to search for pollen levels near their location. I tried this on my OnePlus 3T by searching for both “pollen levels” and “pollen forecast.” All this  [Read More…]

Google’s new SOS Alerts in Search and Maps deliver info in times of crisis

Google wants you to always be safe, so this week it has rolled out a new tool called SOS Alerts in Maps and Search, which display emergency info in case of disasters. In Search, an SOS Alert will appear at the top of results if a user performs a search on a location that has […]

Google Instant Search is dead

Google wants search to be consistent across all devices, and that means killing off Instant Search after seven years.

First launched just way back in 2010, Google Instant Search was supposed to be the future of search, saving countless precious seconds each day by loading results dynamically as you typed, freeing users from the chains of the enter key. The feature was big news at the time — and not just in the tech world, but the  [Read More…]