Yes, it has finally happened. According to a statement released by Apple today, now when you ask Siri a question and it falls back on a web search, the default search engine used will be Google instead of Microsoft's Bing. The company had the following to say about the change, citing the consistency of search results as the reason behind it:
TechCrunch further explained the ins and outs of Siri's functionality post-Bing:
This is all fantastic news for Apple users who continually find Bing search results lacking. It can be frustrating to begin with when Siri can't answer your queries, but to be served subpar search results afterward is a bit like adding insult to injury. It's worth noting that Apple seems to have timed this improvement with today's release of macOS High Sierra, which itself promises many enhancements to your device's current functionality.
You can find more details about the change in TechCrunch's article:
Are you grateful that Apple has finally switched Siri and Spotlight's fallback search engine to Google? Or are you firmly planted in the "Bing is better" camp? Let us know in the comments!
Tory Foulk is a writer at Mobile Nations. She lives at the intersection of technology and sorcery and enjoys radio, bees, and houses in small towns. When she isn't working on articles, you'll likely find her listening to her favorite podcasts in a carefully curated blanket nest. You can follow her on Twitter at @tsfoulk.
Sounds OK, I guess, as long as our identifying data is not shared with the Evil Empire, yes?!
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