Bing! Microsoft's search app for the iPhone gets an updated home page

Shh. Listen carefully. Bing! There it is. That sound that you just imagined in your head is telling you that the Bing search app for the iPhone has been updated. And this new version (v.6.20) brings with it a redesigned home page that includes a custom news feed in the bottom half of the page. This feature will remember what kind of stories you like to read over time. Tapping on the “…” icon allows you to dislike a particular story or the source it came from. In addition, the new home page allows users to quickly access camera and voice search. The latter has also been re-designed to make it …


Google Search gets redesigned with mobile shopping tools, more product information

With just a few days ahead of Black Friday, Google announced that its Search app has been redesigned to help users search for gifts while on the move. The new app features a set of shopping tools, as well as more product information available at first glance.

First off, you can now tap the “Quick View” button in the Google Shopping ad to preview details such as a larger image, product description, reviews, seller rating and so on.

Furthermore, Google announced it is now showing buying guides for broader categories. Moreover, when you search for a specific …

Google will now automatically search from your location regardless of domain used

Google’s mobile app for iOS, its mobile web site, and the desktop version of Google and Maps are undergoing a small but important change. Previously, the results you received for an international search were based on the country code selected. For example, search results from google.co.uk would be focused on the United Kingdom. And using www.google.ca would return Canadian results. But those days are gone.

Now, Google will base international search results on your location. For example, let’s say that you’re in New York and you use Google.co.uk to search. The results will be related to your …

New Microsoft Bing Search update brings personalized news feeds, auto-close tab feature, and more

Bing Search might not be your go-to app when you’re looking for something online, but Microsoft is certainly trying to change that. The tech giant has been releasing some big updates for its search engine recently, the latest of which introduces some very useful functionalities. 
After updating, users will be able to set up a personalized news feed. What’s interesting about it is that it features a “fake news filter”, which will tell you if the statements within a given article have been verified. 
The …

Google App is getting a customizable search bar widget in the latest update

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Most Nova and/or Action Launcher users are well-acquainted with the launchers’ highly-customizable, color-changing, shape-shifting Google search bar widgets, and it seems like Google is taking note. The latest beta update of Google App introduces a customizable search bar widget of its own, and although it’s not as flexible as the ones found in custom launchers, it’s still good news for those who don’t rely on home screen replacements.

At first glance, it looks just like the current search bar, but tapping the menu …

You can now install the Pixel 2 launcher with docked search bar on your Android phone

With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google also introduced a revamped version of the eponymous Pixel Launcher, with fresh bouncy animations and expanded dock functionality in tow. The Pixel 2 models will be here in just a few days time, but as is tradition, the folks over at XDA have already got the new launcher ripped and ready to be installed on most Android phones out there.

So, what’s new in Pixel Launcher 2.0, or whatever you want to call it? Well, not much to be honest. Aside from the search bar now occupying the dock, instead of the upper portion …

Action Launcher update brings customizable Pixel 2-style dock search

Google revealed a completely redesigned Pixel Launcher that comes pre-installed on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. As such, the new changes are slowly starting to make their way into some of the more popular Android launchers.

The first to add some of the new Pixel Launcher’s style is Chris Lacy’s Action Launcher. Version 29.0 has just been released in the Google Play Store and brings a customizable Pixel 2-style dock search.

So, aside from the fact that you get to use the Pixel 2’s dock search box, but you’ll also be able to customize it with your …

Apple drops Microsoft's Bing in favor of Google for Siri web search results on iOS

Ok, so Samsung may not the be only company taking Google’s money to use its search engine on their products. Apple has just confirmed that it has decided to switch from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS.

Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari. We have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible, reads Apple’s press statement.