Tag Archive: Search


Spotlight gained many new features and improvements with the latest version of iOS, but along with those changes came a curious bug that seems to randomly prevent Spotlight from working at all on an iPhone or iPad with empty search results. The situation is difficult to reliably reproduce since it does appear to be completely … Read More

As more and more of our lives are lived on social media, the importance of being able to efficiently search through content is greater than ever. With that in mind, Facebook is currently user-testing a new feature letting mobile users sift… Read more ›

If you listen to the CultCast, you know how much our own Leander Kahney loves Sonos. It’s actually kind of scary. You don’t have to feel as strongly as Leander about Sonos to appreciate the major update to its remote app… Read more ›

Pinterest helps you search smarter with latest update

If you’re a Pinterest user, you may be interested in a new mobile app feature being rolled out by the photo-sharing site. Called ‘Guided Search,’ the tool makes it easier to explore Pinterest when you’re not exactly sure what it… Read more ›

Having seen its shares jump recently, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has another plan she hopes will continue her company’s turnaround: convincing Apple to adopt Yahoo as the default search engine for Safari on iOS. Yahoo has reportedly been working on… Read more ›

On the Mac, you may know that a right-click on just about anything can bring up a “Search the web” feature. When chosen, the selected term or phrase, whether from an app or from another web browser, gets quickly searched for using your default browser. This is great if you’re reading something and you want … Read More

Search The Web For Terms In Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

When you’re using OS X, you can search the web for any term you can right click on. You simply do so and then choose “Search Google for [highlighted word].” In iOS, there doesn’t appear to be any way to… Read more ›

Vela Lets You Search Spotify With Your Voice

Here’s how to do Spotify voice search on the iPhone or iPad. Tap the search field in Spotify Tap the Siri dictate button on the keyboard Say the name of whatever you wan to hear Tap Siri button again Browse… Read more ›

Gusto is yet another iPhone email app that promises to fix your email, and it looks pretty good. It’s Gmail-only and iPhone-only, and it’s gimmick is that it separates out your mails into categories according to their attachments. And it… Read more ›

Did you know that Siri defaults to searching the web with Bing, rather than Google? Yes, the results that Siri returns when the assistant says “Here’s what I found on the web” are brought to you by Bing, but they used to be brought to you by Google. That change arrived quietly in iOS 7, … Read More