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Google has made some design changes to its desktop search results, the biggest of which is removing underlines from links, along with increasing the size of search result titles and more.
Google has released a long awaited update for its Google Search app for Windows Phone 8, adding new features like seeing voice search commands, viewing resolution improvements and more.
Google has released the first update for its Google Search Windows 8 app in several months, adding a few new minor features to the highly popular free app for Microsoft's latest OS.
Google continues to shake up its organization as it merges its Maps team into its search division and its former Maps head, Jeff Huber, will now work in the Google X division.
The current list of the top free Windows 8 apps in the Windows Store show that Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass app continues to stay on top of that list, with the Skype app in the number two slot.
A quick check of the current top 10 most downloaded apps for Windows 8 show little change from the same list in December, with only a few minor additions and alterations.
We list the current most downloaded free Windows 8 apps in the Windows Store, with Xbox SmartGlass holding onto the number one slot, followed by Skype, Netflix and Google Search.
The Expedia online travel service has finally launched its official Windows 8 app this week in the Windows Store, which has also seen new app updates for Google Search and Netflix
The product management director for Google Apps says that the company has no current plans to release any more apps for Microsoft's Windows 8 although he did admit that could change in the future.
Google has now confirmed that it has changed its search algorithms today so that from now on it will be harder to bring up pornographic images in regular search results.
Google has been running banner ads on a number of web sites that promote its recently launched Google Search app for Windows 8 and are targeting Windows 8 users.
The Google Search app for Windows 8, released a few weeks ago, has now received an update that allows the app to be used on Windows RT devices as well, such as the Surface tablet.
Google has launched an advanced search app for iOS devices that will directly compete with Apple's Siri voice assistant. The app allows use to ask almost any questions and make specific requests.
Google has launched a website, getyourgoogleback.com, and a video that shows Windows 8 users how they can download the Google Search Windows 8 app along with how to put Chrome in the Start Screen.
Google has quietly released a search app for Windows 8, offering users of Microsoft's new OS a number of Internet search options, including voice search and adding Google to the Windows 8 search charm
Gmail's latest addition might help you dig up documents you forgot you ever received, indexing .doc and .pdf files among others so they can be hunted down with a simple search in the web interface.
Google has announced its new Knowledge Graph search feature, which it claims will allow users to find information about related subjects in a search query more quickly.
Google is reportedly going to make another major change in its search engine that will offer answers to a user's search inquires rather than offer just links to various web sites.
In an unusual move, Twitter has released a statement slamming Google for its newly announced search features that include using information generated by Google's own Google+ social network.
Google announced a major revamp of its Google Search service, adding new features that Google has put under the umbrella term Search plus Your World.
Google has revealed the 10 biggest rising search results on its web site for 2011 with the so-called pop singer Rebecca Black named as the number one rising search result of the year.
Google is making a major change to its search algorithm in order to give users search results that are up to date and timely compared to its previous search models.