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Saturday, 15 October 2016 16:38

Mobile Search Engines: Six You Need to Try

People all over the world are using the Web every day - to shop, to search, and to communicate. We're not tethered to our desktop computers anymore, either; we're using phones, tablets, and other easy to use devices to get where we want to go online. Here are six search engines that offer a mobile alternative experience: they're easy to use, and offer a more streamlined search experience than that of the standard desktop. 

Google Mobile

1.  Google

Google's mobile search option is a lean version of the Google we all know and love, offering quick results with the option to search locally, for images, maps, and much more. Once you're signed into your Google account, your searches, history, and preferences will be synced across whatever devices you use, making your Google experience as streamlined and seamlessly integrated as possible. What does this mean? Basically, if you search for something using your computer at home, and then pick up your phone while out to search for something else, you should see your previous searches in your Google search history, even though you used two different devices to make them. 

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Yahoo mobile

2.  Yahoo

Yahoo's mobile search offers an interesting search experience - you have the option of looking at mobile Web-enabled sites OR PC-enabled sites (mobile sites render differently basically because of space constrictions), as well as targeted local results.In addition, specific Yahoo properties, such as email, have their own mobile apps that are dedicated only to that function. 

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3.  USA.gov

If you need to look up government resources while you're out and about, then USA.gov's mobile search engine is what you want. A simple search for "president" retrieved a list of FAQ's, government Web results, images, and news, with the option to search more specifically in any of these sections.

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youtube mobile

4.  YouTube

You're going to want to make sure you have a robust battery before checking out YouTube, because it will eat up a lot of resources. However, if you're wanting to watch the latest videos, YouTube is always a good choice.Just like the full desktop version of  YouTube, you're able to customize YouTube on your mobile device to show what you're  most interested in. Note: personalization goes along with whatever Google account you're signed into, as YouTube is owned by the Google umbrella of properties. 

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twitter

5.  Twitter

While Twitter is used primarily as a microbloggingapplication, it's starting to morph into a legitimate search destination (learn how to search Twitter with Twitter search operators).Twitter is especially useful when used via mobile, especially if you're looking for breaking information on news or local events - it tends to be updated much faster than typical news outlets.  More »

6.  Amazon 
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Search for deals on the go with Amazon; this comes in handy especially when you want to compare prices online and offline. This easy to use app makes it as easy as possible to shop and purchase items with a minimum of clicks.Amazon's mobile app is also able to figure out if you left something in your shopping cart on your phone (for example) and syncs across devices to make sure you have the same items in your cart if you access Amazon on your desktop.  Check Amazon rating »

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