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The Complete Guide to Search Tools

search logoSearch tools provide a way to quickly find information in a collection of data. The most popular example of search tools are internet search services like those provided by Google, Yahoo, and Bing. However search tools are not limited to just the internet - operating systems have increasingly sophisticated search capabilities integrated into them, and with tools like Google Desktop Search it is possible to search the files on your local PC and network in much the same way as you search the internet.

This guide shows you how to use the search tools integrated into operating systems like Windows and MacOS, and lists some of the niche internet search tools like those for genealogy and image searches.

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How to Use Search on Windows Phone 7

Search is an integral part of Windows Phone 7; it even has its own button. So how do you take advantage of this feature?...

Great Antonym Search Tools

Whether you have an assignment for school that requires a list of opposites or you simply want another way to increase your vocabulary, antonym search tools can help. Following are...

Search the Web with WP7 Search Center!

Enhance your default Bing search app on your Windows Phone handset with WP7 Search Center, a free tool that offers additional search engines for your phone!...

Optimize or Disable Windows Search Indexing: Vista Tips

This step-by-step Windows Vista tutorial provides instruction on how to speed up system performance by optimizing or disabling Vista's windows search indexing feature....

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    Great Antonym Search Tools

    Whether you have an assignment for school that requires a list of opposites or you simply want another way to increase your vocabulary, antonym search tools can help. Following are several resources, including...

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    Optimize or Disable Windows Search Indexing: Vista Tips

    This step-by-step Windows Vista tutorial provides instruction on how to speed up system performance by optimizing or disabling Vista's windows search indexing feature....

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    Using Google Advanced Image Search

    Google image search is one of the most powerful tools to find an image on the internet. However, there are many features Google offers that many do not utilize. Learn what Google's advanced image search...

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    Top 10 Paid Apps for Windows Phones

    Windows Phone 7 now has 10,000 apps - so what are the best paid apps for Windows Phones currently available?...

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    Mac Search Options

    When Searching a file or data in Mac OS X does not have to be done with Spotlight; there are also many other search tools available in most Mac applications. Here I will explain the different search...

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Adding a Site Search to a Web Page

Adding search functionality to your website is certainly advantageous as visitors to the site can quickly access the specific information they need. There are a couple of ways to do...

Using Google Advanced Image Search

Google image search is one of the most powerful tools to find an image on the internet. However, there are many features Google offers that many do not utilize. Learn what Google's...