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Topic: Spotlight

Apple's Siri, Spotlight extend Google-like search inside iOS 9 apps, without tracking users

06/16/2015, 05:06 am

The biggest announcement at WWDC--with the most relevance to developers and end users--appears to be new Apple's Siri and Spotlight search services that deliver results including deep links within apps. Here's why.

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Apple challenges Google with growing Web search program, fueled by Topsy acquisition

05/06/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple's rapidly-expanding internal search group --aimed at making Spotlight a legitimate Web search engine --is being led by the team acquired in 2013 with social search firm Topsy, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple details new 'AppleBot' web crawler used by Siri and Spotlight

05/06/2015, 06:05 am

Apple has confirmed the existence of a long-rumored web crawling service -- first noticed last November --and provided some details of its operations in a recently-updated support document.

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Tweets coming to Apple's Spotlight search, Twitter CEO says

04/29/2015, 09:04 am

The already-cosy relationship between Apple and Twitter appears to be growing tighter, as the companies are now engaged in an effort to bring Twitter content to Apple's Spotlight search engine.

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Apple's OS X Spotlight found to ignore e-mail privacy settings

01/09/2015, 12:01 pm

Mac owners who regularly make use of OS X's built-in Mail application and Spotlight search should take care when searching through e-mail messages, as Spotlight's preview functionality has been shown to ignore Mail's remote content settings and could inadvertently transmit unintended data to email senders.

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OS X Yosemite first look: Spotlight search

06/05/2014, 11:06 am

As the Spotlight desktop search service nears its aluminium anniversary, Apple has turned up the power on the magnifying glass to put more information at users' fingertips in OS X Yosemite.

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