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Siri Switches From Bing to Google

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Sep 25, 2017, 5:08 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Apple today changed its Siri voice assistant to use Google for web searches instead of Microsoft's Bing. The change affects direct requests to search the web, as well as default results when Siri cannot return a more specific, intelligent answer or action. Apple says the switch is intended to make web search more consistent, as Google is already the default within Apple's Safari web browser in phones. Bing will still power Siri's image search function. The change takes effect today.

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Sep 26, 2017, 7:22 AM

What about Map Searches?

Unless you have Google Maps on your iPhone, Google’s search engine won’t open Apple’s map app automatically if you click “directions” (unlike Bing). Instead, your taken to the Google Maps webpage.
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