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Apple replaces Bing with Google as search engine for Siri and Spotlight

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Siri screenshot. (Apple Image)

Apple is ditching Bing and will now use Google to power the default search engine for Siri, Search within iOS (iOS search bar), and Spotlight on Mac.


TechCrunch reported Monday that Apple users will now see search results powered by Google, instead of Bing, when using those tools.

For example, when an iPhone user asks Siri a question that needs a search engine result, the voice assistant will now pull from Google, not Bing.

Apple will still use Bing for image search queries using Siri or Spotlight on Mac, TechCrunch reported. Apple said the move was done for consistency; its Safari browser uses Google as the default search engine.

In a statement, the company told TechCrunch that “we have strong relationships with Google and Microsoft and remain committed to delivering the best user experience possible.”

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Citrix Extends Mobile Application Availability

citrix-logo1Citrix recently announced a series of expansions to their suite of mobility solutions. In particular, the company has increased the availability of their choice IT support, data sharing, collaboration and remote access applications for the Android, iOS, Windows RT/8, and BlackBerry OS platforms.

Citrix has added the following functionality to their mobile applications:

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