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Three Guys and a Podcast: Apple News & Analysis

September 29, 2012 at 9:45am Pacific Time
by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications, Review

DuckduckgoGoogle Search is the most popular search engine on the Internet today. It is also the default search engine for most browsers except for Internet Explorer. Google has a good search engine, but its corporate practices may leave users on edge. Since they offer everything for free, they make money by selling the information they collect about their users. If that feels like an invasion of privacy, there are alternatives.

DuckDuckGo is a good search engine that does not collect or share personal information. To find out more, head over to their privacy policy here. One of the key features of Google Search is that it does more than search the Internet. If you type in a math problem into Google Search, it will return the answer for example. The same is true for unit conversion. Bing has something similar, but it's not as robust. DuckDuckGo is the first search engine that can compete with Google in this area. DuckDuckGo uses Wolfram|Alpha to answer many of these questions. Wolfram|Alpha is also used by Siri for the same functions. DuckDuckGo can be used as the default search engine for Safari 6 by adding the plugin AnySearch. With AnySearch, users can type their question in the address/search box and go straight to DuckDuckGo.

With Google's privacy practices becoming more of a concern, people are looking for an alternative to Google search. DuckDuckGo is the first search engine that gives users a real alternative. They have added a number of extra goodies to make it a great search engine. Check it out at DuckDuckGo.com.

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