Search includes local and Internet-based search news including how-to articles, tutorials and news about Google Search, Microsoft’s Bing search engine, and local search options like Windows Search. We do cover Google Search separately as well as it is the major search engine on today’s Internet. You find news specific to the search engine here.


You can now create QR Codes on

So called QR Codes can be really useful to mobile users. Say, you want to open a web address on your mobile phone that is displayed on your desktop PC currently. While […]


TorSearch: a search engine specifically for Tor pages

The Tor technology has more to offer than making sure that you stay anonymous on the Internet or can connect to resources that are blocked in your country or network. So called […]

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Disconnect Search runs your searches through a proxy for improved privacy

The majority of search engines track people that use them. While the amount of tracking differs, from just recording search terms and IP addresses to creating detailed online profiles about searchers, it […]


Improve Firefox's address bar search with Omnibar

The Firefox web browser offers to its users one of the most versatile search experiences available in today's browser world. The core reasons for this are the use of search in the […]

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Surprise! DuckDuckGo is Gnome's new default web search engine

Gnome is a long-standing desktop environment and user interface that is part of the GNU project and available for use in various Nix-like operating systems including Linux. Gnome announced plans to switch […]

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Kikin for Chrome: search for anything with the click of the mouse button

If you are running a stock version of Google Chrome you may have encountered the following situation. You are reading an article on a website and stumble upon a word that you […]


Zeekly: another privacy based search engine

Privacy based search engines like DuckDuckGo or Startpage have doubled or even tripled their daily visits ever since the Prism story broke on the Internet. While the daily visits they get is […]


Startpage and Ixquick search engines improve user privacy further

Search engines like DuckDuckGo, Startpage or Ixquick have seen a surge in visitors ever since the PRISM story broke on the Internet. The search engine DuckDuckGo nearly tripled  its daily requests and […]

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DuckDuckGo Android app: a first look

As you may know if you are a regular here, I'm using DuckDuckGo as my main search engine and other search engines only if I cannot find what I'm looking for when […]

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Latest Everything Desktop Search beta build introduces 64-bit version

The desktop search engine Everything has been around since 2008. It may come as a surprise that the most recent stable version of the application dates back to 2009, and that the […]


It may be time to switch to DuckDuckGo or Startpage for web search

News about the government surveillance system PRISM broke only a couple of days ago even though it appears to have been in use for years. Major tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, […]

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DuckDuckGo's traffic surges after PRISM news

Up until three days ago traffic to the DuckDuckGo search engine website remained relatively stable at about 1.7 million to 1.8 million direct queries per day. This changed on Monday when a […]

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Shodan, a search engine for vulnerable Internet devices

Most search engines index all kinds of contents, not only web pages and services. You may use them to find open web cams, printers that can be remotely controlled or other devices […]

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DuckDuckGo: another bag of tricks to get the most out of it

I have switched the main search engine from Google or Bing to DuckDuckGo in all of my browsers. There is not one but several reasons for that: from preferring unfiltered results over […]

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How to browse all your web images on Bing and Google

If you run your own website you are probably also posting images on it from time to time. If you take ghacks for instance, you will notice that most articles contain at […]

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So what is Bing Desktop?

Bing Desktop is a free program by Microsoft that aims to bring the company's search engine to the Windows desktop. The review could stop right here as that's all there is to […]

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Google makes it harder to find explicit materials in search

Okay so we all have probably experienced one of the following situations. We fired up Google Image search, entered a harmless search term like Peach Princess from Super Mario World, Banana, Ruby […]

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Bing Snapshot is like Google's Knowledge Graph

Search engine companies like Google or Bing seem to think that presenting searchers with a list of ten results per page is not enough anymore to stay ahead of the curve. Google […]

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What is the Google Docs Research Tool?

If you are writing research papers using Google Docs, or sometimes work on papers using Google's free document editing service, you may be interested in the Research Tool that it provides as […]

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Get your Google homepage background image back

Google announced some time ago that it would disable a feature on its homepage that enabled users to select a custom homepage background image for the site. The feature, known as Classic […]

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How to remove IncrediMail MyStart from the Firefox browser

Users of the popular IncrediMail may have noticed that the service has modified the default search engine and homepage of the Firefox web browser after installation. The free version of IncrediMail will […]

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How to search the Windows 8 Store

I'm not a fan of how Microsoft has integrated search into the Windows 8 operating system. While instant search on the start screen is a great feature, its use is diminished by […]

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Add Twitter results to Google Search

Twitter is one of the largest services on the Internet, used by millions of users every day to publish messages about their personal life, events, commentary and virtually everything else that you […]

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Google rolling out search tools on top

If you are in the US You may have noticed a change on Google Search in the last few hours where the traditional sidebar has been moved to the top of the […]

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Google's Filter Bubble is a scary thing

Research on the Internet can be a tricky business these days, especially if you rely on a major search engine like Google or Bing. The main reason for this is a change […]

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Beware of image search engine poisoning

A recent analysis of the use of search engine poisoning to drive web traffic to payday loan sites by Sophos virus researcher Fraser Howard suggests that the majority of image search poisoning […]

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Gmail: advanced search autocomplete predictions and three labs graduations

If you are accessing your Gmail account in a web browser you have probably noticed that Google has been busy lately adding new features to its Google Mail service. It was just […]

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Browse and search Facebook photos on Bing

I'm not sure what deals Microsoft and Facebook have made in the past but the cooperation between the two Internet giants produces new projects and features each month. This time, it is […]

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You can now save your search settings to your Google account

Google's search settings are available to all users of the search engine, regardless of whether they are signed in to their account or not. Here you can change the SafeSearch filter from […]

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New Google Search signal: copyright removal notices

Google from next week on will add a new ranking signal to its search algorithm that is taking into account a site's copyright removal notices. The signal will be one of over […]

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Gmail results in Google Search? Nonsense!

Okay, so Google is pushing forward with social search and the integration of Google products to the company's search offering. After plastering Google+ links and banners nearly everywhere, the company is preparing […]

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Add Search the Internet to the Windows Start Menu

One of the things that I like about the search in Windows 8 is the option to load websites automatically from the interface. Just search for a site url, do not forget […]

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Search All for Chrome improves your search experience in the browser

Every Internet user has a favorite search engine that is being used for the majority of searches. While it may boil down to Google or Bing mostly when it comes to web […]

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Google Search: left sidebar moves to the top

Google according to several sources in the US is currently rolling out a layout change for Google Search that is moving the left sidebar to the top of the results page. The […]


DuckDuckGoog combines Google Search with DuckDuckGo's !bang syntax

DuckDuckGo is my search engine of choice. One of its coolest features is the !bang syntax that helps you in the following way: if you can't find appropriate results on DuckDuckGo, or […]

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Bing improves image search part of website

The Bing Team just announced that it is rolling out a new version of Bing Image Search. It seems that the changes will be available to a worldwide audience, which may be […]

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Bing integrates New Britannica Encyclopedia information in search

Search engines are moving away from being a catalog of weighted websites to a service that goes beyond just that big time. Google for instance launched Knowledge Graph which is displaying information […]

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Goodbye Babel Fish, Hello Bing Translator

The long standing online translation service Babel Fish is no more. The web application that was launched in 1999 changed owner twice, first in 2003 when it was bought by AltaVista, and […]

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How To Access Removed Results On Google Search

If you search on Google regularly, you may have noticed omitted entries on some search results pages.  For those of you who have never encountered that, try searching for windows 7 torrent […]

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Add DuckDuckGo's Zero-Click Information To Google Search

One of the great features of the search engine DuckDuckGo are its zero-click information boxes that are automatically displayed at the top of the search results for select queries. The information may […]



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