Microsoft and RIM has announced a partnership and according to that Bing will be the default search engine for the upcoming Blackberry mobile phones and tablets devices.
Mobile search is getting more and more importance now a days so that Microsoft and RIM took this decision to compete with Google Search on Android devices and Apple with iPhone and iPad.
From the talented minds who created animated videos for the iPhone 4, Tiger Woods and HP sexual harassment scandals comes…Evil Google! Seriously, these minute-long Taiwanese videos are the highlight of my job.
In this week’s latest video, the Taiwanese news producers show the transformation from Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” origins, to current-day Google, where the founders high-five each other in their private plane, strike devils with the devil (Verizon) and snap photos of primates emerging from sex shops.
It’s their most twisted video yet, and if you [...]
Apple doesn’t just make tablets, you know. No! It makes phones, too!
We know the iPhone’s on an annual upgrade cycle, so a new one is due by the summer – and that means it could be announced as early as next week.
Despite Apple’s best efforts details of the next iPhone are beginning to leak, but what’s coming and what’s just wishful thinking? Let’s find out.
The iPhone 4G will have a “magic arse”
Some call it “touch-sensitive casing”; we call it “magic arse” – a much better description, we’re sure you’ll [...]
The new default start page for the Firefox webbrowser in Ubuntu 10.04 is now online. The design is kept very clean and simple. You might remember that I created a few suggestions for the Ubuntu 8.10 design myself, but I must say I really like this minimalistic look. There’s also another huge change besides the design. The new start page will use Yahoo as the default search engine as part of Canonical’s deal with Yahoo.
This week’s BusinessWeek cover story is about the increasingly competitive relationship between once-cozy Apple and Google. It contains a bold forecast by Jonathan Yarmis, a research fellow at consulting firm Ovum:
Yarmis thinks Apple may soon decide to dump Google as the default search engine on its devices, primarily to cut Google off from mobile data that could be used to improve its advertising and Android technology. [Apple CEO] Jobs might cut a deal with—gasp!—Microsoft to make Bing Apple’s engine of choice, or even launch its own search engine, Yarmis says. “I fully [...]
Eco warriors who prefer doing their bit from the comfort of their computer can do so with the launch of Ecosia, the ‘world’s greenest’ search engine.
Devised by Christian Kroll and his Berlin-based company, the search tool will apparently save up to 2 square metres of rain forest everytime you submit a search.
Servers for the Ecosia search engine run on green electricity, and once installed as your default search engine alerts you as to how much of the rainforest your web searching is actually preserving.
Yahoo and Bing have been involved in the project providing search results [...]
Our last Tip was about dragging links to the tabstrip. But sometimes instead of opening a link you want to search for some text. You might have already discovered that you can highlight text in a web page, right-click it, and get an option to search for that text with your default search engine.
It turns out there’s another way to do the same thing: once you have some text selected, just click and hold the selection and drag it onto the omnibox.
When you let go, Google Chrome will search for the text you dropped using your default search engine. And just like with dragging links, [...]
We recently showcased how the address bar (also affectionately known as the Omnibox) doubles as a search box: simply type a search term in the box and press Enter to see results from your default search engine.
Here’s another fun fact about the address bar: you can use it to search sites that you’ve previously visited.
Say you frequently go to YouTube to watch funny videos. The next time you need a good laugh, just start typing “youtube” in the address bar. After a few letters, the address bar will automatically offer you the option to search the site.
Now the cool [...]