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Google Search test feature adds live chats with businesses

Google already lets you call businesses via Hangouts directly from search results. Now it's testing text-based Hangouts chats with businesses too.

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Four text skills every Mac user should have in 2015

Make it your goal to employ Joe Kissell's text techniques in the coming year.

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Google adds song lyrics to search results but it feels like a cheap cash grab

Google's instant answer results for song lyrics are partial and push you towards the Google Play Store.

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From ebola to Flappy Bird: These are the most popular Google Searches of 2014

Google's top trending searches for 2014 are out and the top searches for gamers might surprise you.

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Which search engine should be crowned king of Mobile Safari?

Apple could replace Google as the default in Safari for iOS in 2015 with either Yahoo or Bing. Which does the best job right now?

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Google search adding 'mobile friendly' label to show when a site plays nice with phones

Whether a site is optimized for mobile could become a search rank signal, Google said

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Distiller proves booze apps are no flash in the bottle

From online discussions to on-demand delivery, apps for alcohol are combining booze and tech in surprisingly useful ways.

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InfoClick review: Find what you're looking for in Apple Mail

Frustrated by the search in Apple Mail? Nisus offers an alternative, separate search app for finding your mail.

Report: Yahoo hoping to woo Apple away from Google

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly has a secret plan: To convince Apple to use her company's mobile-search technology, rather than Google's. (If so, it's not much of a secret anymore.)