Tag Archive: Search


How to Remove News Headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS

Spotlight Search displays various ‘news’ headlines in modern versions of iOS, and while some users may find this information useful, others don’t care to see what are often tabloid-like headlines splashed across their iPhone and iPad search function. Fortunately with a little effort you can quickly turn off the News headlines from Spotlight and stop … Read More

How to Disable “Search / Copy” Pop-Up in Opera When Selecting Text

The Opera web browser is perhaps best known more recently for having a great free VPN included in the browser, and while it’s generally a good web browser alternative, the latest versions include a rather annoying pop-up feature that shows up any time any text is selected in the app. Fortunately, you can disable the … Read More

How to Disable Search Suggestions in Safari on Mac OS X

If you’re a Safari user on the Mac, you’ve likely noticed that when you click into the address bar and start typing something to search for, you’ll quickly see suggestions of various things based on what you’re typing. These search engine suggestions can be undeniably useful for some cases, but they can also be completely … Read More

Apple looks to paid search to ‘improve’ discoverability on App Store

Apple seems to be looking to improve the way people find apps in the App Store. According to unnamed sources, paid search is one way Apple might both improve discoverability as well as make some money off the feature, like Google does on its own Google Play store. Paid search would let developers pay Apple […]

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Google Search can now teach you animal sounds

Ever wondered what a raccoon sounds like? Do you know the difference between a lion’s roar and a tiger’s “grrr?” Now you can find out right inside Google Search. Google has baked a whole bunch of animal sounds into Google to help teach kids what they sound like. To access them, you simply search for […]

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Which fliers to search? There’s a $1.4 million app for that

Whether it’s airlines dropping flight manuals for iPads or iBeacons being used at airports, the aviation industry isn’t shy about embracing Apple products. But it seems the Transportation Security Administration has yet another use in mind: It spent $ 1.4 million on a TSA iPad app to determine which passengers to randomly search when they’re about to […]

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For Google’s iPhone keyboard, search will be key

The world’s biggest search engine is planning a new way to get its software onto Apple products, The Verge is reporting. It’s a Google iPhone keyboard that developers hope will trump the stock iOS one. Third-party keyboards are nothing new, but very few actually have a shot at replacing Apple’s as the go-to typing tool […]

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How to Clear Instagram Search History

As Instagram continues to grow with pictures of just about anything imaginable, you may find yourself browsing and searching for photos of, well, anything. Instagram keeps track of the searches you make in the app, and when you return to the search tab and search field, you’ll find your prior search history is visible. That’s … Read More

iPhone 6s tops Galaxy S6 in Google’s ‘Year of Search’ list

iPhone ranks as the no. 1 consumer tech gadget on Google’s newly-released “Year of Search” list, beating Samsung’s Galaxy S6 as the smartphone we were, apparently, all looking for this year. Given that the iPhone was a massive hit for Apple, the smartphone’s position on the list is no great surprise, although Apple also takes […]

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Apple TV’s first big update adds Siri search for Apple Music

The latest iteration of Apple TV’s operating system, tvOS 9.1, is out of beta and ready for the big screen. The new update includes support for searching Apple Music with your voice, via the fantastic Siri Remote, so you no longer have to type in long artist names with the weird keyboard line that Apple […]

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