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Spotlight in iOS 8 will find apps, media, and give directions

Spotlight in iOS 8 will find apps, media, and give directions

Users of iPhones and/or iPads are getting a neat new feature in iOS 8, as Spotlight gets a few new features that bring a more contextual feel. Complimenting Siri, Spotlight can now find things you didn’t even know you wanted, or maybe things you did but weren’t sure how to find. On your device or elsewhere, Spotlight will be a go-to source.

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Google “Right to be Forgotten” tool goes live

Google “Right to be Forgotten” tool goes live

Google has quietly launched a "right to be forgotten" tool which will allow European users to attempt to have personal details they deem outdated or just plain wrong dropped from the search company's index. The new form comes after the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union earlier in May, which decided search engines were obliged to concede to such removal requests: however, it's not blanket permission to have anything embarrassing deleted from the internet.

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Google’s Schmidt slates Europe vanity search ruling

Google’s Schmidt slates Europe vanity search ruling

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has lashed out at the European Union ruling that individuals have the right to remove themselves from search results, arguing EU "was wrong" in its decision, which has already seen politicians and pedophiles request to be deleted from the search giant's index. "You have a collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know," Schmidt said during Google's annual stockholder meeting, when asked whether he felt the decision would have an impact on the company's bottom line.

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