Tag Archive: Search


Google settles in Russian lawsuit, agrees to let other search engines be the default

Google was hit with an anticompetitive lawsuit in Russia over forcing its own search engine as default for Android phones sold with Google Services. The main complaint was that other search engines like Yandex were being pushed out.

Now the search giant has settled, agreeing to pay a $ 7.8 million fine as well as allowing phone manufacturers to choose any default search engine. Google has “reached a commercial agreement” with Yandex to allow the Russian search company to partner  [Read More…]

Google’s next step against fake news is rolling out to Search

Can we make this a part of Facebook and Twitter next?

Google can’t stop fake news, but it will now do a better job labeling it as such when you see it. Searching for topics flooded by fake news will now have a new tag in the top results card with fact checking done by third parties. This same tag will be applied in Google News for situations where those articles have become top posts in the news cycle.  [Read More…]

Bing looks to dethrone Google as the search king (Review)

Overview: Bing Search is the Microsoft equivalent of the Google app and features a search engine and a proto-web browser that allows you to utilize Bing to search the web in style. Developer: Microsoft Cost: Free Impressions:   Bing is Microsoft’s answer to Google and it’s juggernaut of a search engine. Bing has some neat […]

Google Assistant in Allo accused of sharing private search history with friends

Even if up until now the Google Assistant wasn’t available independently on non-Pixel Android, the AI-driven companion was available on Android devices via the Google Allo app. During chats, one can call up the Google Assistant and instruct it for example, to provide information about a certain restaurant both parties involved in the convo are […]

Google is making it easier to see the original URL from an AMP search result

A new feature makes it easier to make sure the page you’re seeing from an AMP search result is legit and lets you share the “real” URL with others.

AMP pages are great. They are designed to help us find what we’re looking for when we’re mobile and point us towards search results that are easy to read because they were designed for a smaller screen and touch-based navigation. So many people use their phones to get  [Read More…]

How to fix voice search problems on Gear VR

How do I enable voice search for my Gear VR?

When it comes to browsing the web in VR, Samsung has made it easier than most with the Samsung Internet app for Gear VR. The ability to surf the web and watching anything you come across is generally pretty easy, though reading isn’t always the best experience.

A key part of this experience is voice search, making it so you don’t have to type every character out  [Read More…]

How to clear your Google Play search history

We all have searches we’d rather forget.

We all go on app kicks that could skew our future search results. We may need to cover our tracks after searching for certain kinds of apps) on Google Play. We need to clean things up after our stupid friend/coworker/kid brother searches for apps on our phone as a joke. And when it comes to cleaning our Google Play search history, things are blissfully simple.

Open Google Play. Tap  [Read More…]

Google Android app new feat will help you search even on a spotty connection

It happened to all of us at some point – trying to Google something but unable to retrieve the results due to a spotty connection or no Wi-Fi at all. It’s very annoying right? Today the search giant has announced an update for the Google app which to help users overcome that frustration. Starting this

Snapchat’s Universal Search is everything we ever wanted

Search for friends, content creators, groups and more with Snapchat’s newest universal search feature!

While Snapchat is arguably one of the best things to come out of social media, well, ever, its interface and easy searchability have been seriously lacking.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Snapchat mentioned that it’s rolling out a new interface that’s designed for efficiency and speed, making it easy to find what you’re looking for so you can get back to  [Read More…]

WhatsApp now lets you search for GIFs from within its interface

Spicing up your conversations with GIFs is easier than ever before.

The latest update to WhatsApp beta introduces GIF search, allowing you to search for and add GIFs without leaving the messaging platform. WhatsApp added support for GIFs a few months ago, although it was limited to sharing locally-saved GIFs. Today’s update makes it easier to search through Giphy’s extensive library and add GIFs directly from within WhatsApp’s interface. The update also increases the media sharing limit  [Read More…]