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Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Jason Snell and Lex Friedman | May 31, 2013
Microsoft announced details of its Windows 8.1 update and since it owns both operating systems and a search engine, it's not surprising that one of the new features in Windows 8.1 is improved Web-search integration.

And one other area where I concede that Spotlight needs to do more is with Documents in the Cloud. Save a document to iCloud, and it's largely invisible to you if you forget which app you created it in. Spotlight should certainly incorporate your iCloud-stored documents in its search results.

Beyond that, though, leave my search boxes alone. I'll turn to Google when I need to search everything, and I'd like my Mac and iPhone to just search themselves unless instructed otherwise.--Lex Friedman


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