TherDuckduckgo App Screenshote’s a lot to like about previously mentioned DuckDuckGo, and there’s even more to like about its mobile app.

DuckDuckGo is a fast search engine that adds a short blip of information above the normal list of search results, in a way that often answers the question being asked. The informative blip is called “zero-click info.” For example, typing !amazon pillow will immediately route the user to an Amazon search page for pillows. The same trick would work for just about any site. The newly-released Android App has all the functionality of the full site, but it almost seems more fitting as a mobile tool than it ever did on the desktop.

The zero-click info feature in DuckDuckGo suddenly becomes a major star in the mobile app, since looking up quick questions while away from your desktop computer is when you really want results to be streamlined. That’s where the app excels; less than a second after you enter a search term, DuckDuckGo loads a quick bit of essential information about whatever it is you entered. If you entered something vague, then it comes up with a quick list of possible searches that you meant. One click and the info that’s most likely to help you is on the screen—it’s that simple.

One feature of the mobile app that you won’t find in a browser is voice search, which has the potential to really speed up answer-finding when combined with the app’s zero-click info feature. Users can also add to this by setting a custom search widget for DuckDuckGo.


For the past several years, a variety of start-up companies have been working, mostly unnoticed, to bring real-time local product inventory data to the internet. In November of 2010, Google joined that effort with local product search.

Google has released Page Speed Online, a Google Labs project that analyzes any website for its speed and gives suggestions on how to improve it.

Global shipments of smartphones will reach 653 million by 2016, double the amount sold in 2010, according to a new forecast by the market research firm Ovum. The company believes that Google’s Android platform will be the driving force behind this upsurge.

AT&T has started sending email and text messages to users they believe are using unofficial tether methods on their iPhones, according to iPhone community ModMyi.

Is the Windows Mobile Phone blog just a little too “culture of praise” in their recent article celebrating 10,000 apps on the Marketplace?

Today Google announced the replacement of the already-praised Google Mobile app for iPhone with the shiny new Google Search app. The new app (free to download on iOS) is geared at making searches on the iOS platform quicker and easier than ever.


/*Mobile internet usage is exploding as can be seen in several NetMarketShare reports. The Browsing by Device Type report (see below) shows that mobile internet usage has now grown to 2.6% for August 2010. It was 0.94% for August 2009, so has more than doubled in a year’s time. It could easily [...]


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/*NetMarketShare from Net Applications has been following and reporting the huge success enjoyed by Apple’s iPhone since its introduction in 2007.  And, Apple is continuing the trend of new iPhone releases in late June each year.  This new release, the iPhone 4, appears to be the largest leap in technology since the original iPhone.  I [...]

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