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SearchMyFiles

SearchMyFiles is an alternative to the standard "search for files and folders" module of Windows. It allows you to easily search files...

December 3, 2014 by NirSoft Freeware

Registry Finder

Registry Finder is a small fast utility that searches the Windows registry for specified strings. It was designed bearing in mind two...

November 23, 2014 by Sergey Filippov

Secure Lockdown Internet Explorer Edition

Lock down Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and create a virtual embedded environment. Inteset's inexpensive Secure Lockdown version 2.0 - Internet...

November 10, 2014 by Inteset Systems

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2: Preview

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is shaping up to be a controversial release, with a solution for dual-booting with Windows 8 and a new online scope for Dash search providing Amazon shopping suggestions.

September 27, 2012 by

With Frommer's purchase, Google poaches a Microsoft partner

Google's purchase of the popular Frommer's series of travel guides gives it a premium source of information to combine with its search products. It also poaches a partner that exclusively provides data for a featured app in Windows 8.

August 13, 2012

Google launches searching by ink ahead of Windows 8

The Handwrite setting on iOS and Android devices allows input for Google search terms by writing anywhere on the phone/tablet screen. Google has entered the input by handwriting arena, albeit in a limited fashion, ahead of the release of Windows 8 with its similar function.

July 27, 2012 by

How Siri and Windows Phone voice recognition differ

There's a slightly weird, slightly sad video for the TellMe service that Microsoft bought, merged into its own voice recognition offerings and used for the voice recognition, control and search on Windows Phone. It shows a Siri-style service that fast-forwards a couple of gal pals through planning and celebrating a wedding - only with the kind of really long-term interactions you need to accomplish anything more complex than a Web search or putting an appointment in the diary.

November 4, 2011 by

Microsoft explains Windows 8 desktop search

Microsoft has provided a detailed explanation of how desktop search will work in Windows 8, spelling out a future where the default results will all be apps.In a blog post on Tuesday, Search, View and Command User Experience Team program manager Brian Uphoff described how search would work on Windows 8's new Metro user interface.

October 20, 2011 by

Run any app in Windows 8 straight from the Start screen

You don't need the Run dialog, the pinned taskbar icons or even live tiles in the Windows 8 Start screen; you just need to start typing.Press the Start button, start typing the name of the app you want, or the file you want, or the control panel setting, and a list of matches appears on the Start screen (app first, but you can click Documents and Settings in the filter on the right - or choose any of the apps that have a search contract in the list to see specialised results).

September 22, 2011 by

Bing ad serves malware to would-be Google Chrome switchers

The criminal gangs that specialize in malware love search engines, because they represent an ideal vector for getting Windows users to click on links that lead to potentially dangerous Trojans. The latest attack targets ads, and the social engineering is frighteningly good.

August 8, 2011

Google purchases SageTV. Will place-shifting of video come to Google TV?

Looking no doubt to boost its Google TV offering, the search giant has purchased yet another company, in this case SageTV, which provides an alternative software option to Windows Media Center. At first blush, it may seem like a redundant exercise, since being the hub for your digital media is the whole point of Google TV already.

June 20, 2011 by

Yahoo blames Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 data bug

Microsoft's implementation of email retrieval settings on Windows Phone 7 is to blame for Yahoo Mail customers using unexpectedly large amounts of data on that smartphone platform, Yahoo has said.In the latest twist to the search for culpability over the issue — some users have been consuming 25 times the data that should be needed to retrieve Yahoo Mail emails on Windows Phone 7 handsets — Yahoo said on Wednesday that Microsoft was responsible.

February 2, 2011 by

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