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iPhone OS 4.0 Allows You To Search Web And Wikipedia Directly From Spotlight

April 9th, 2010 04:48 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

iPhone OS 4.0

Engadget has discovered that the Spotlight for iPhone has been updated in iPhone OS 4.0.

In iPhone OS 4.0, you’ll be able to search for content on the web and Wikipedia directly from Spotlight and won’t need to launch mobile Safari.

Apple had introduced the Spotlight feature in iPhone OS 3.0, which is essentially the iPhone version of the universal search feature that is available on Macs.

As of now, using Spotlight you can search for:

  • iPhone Apps

  • Contacts

  • Calendar

  • Email (To, From, Subject but not message content)

  • iPod (Music, Video, Podcasts, Audiobooks)

  • Notes

  • Messaging (SMS / MMS)

Currently, to search for content on the web, you need to launch mobile Safari browser, tap on the search field (on the right side of the title bar) to type a word or phrase that describes what you’re looking for.

Engadget has discovered that you can search for content on the web and Wikipedia directly from Spotlight in iPhone OS 4.0 without the need to launch mobile Safari browser.

As seen in the screenshot below, you’ll see the following options while typing a query into the iPhone Spotlight search in iPhone OS 4.0:

  • Search Web

  • Search Wikipedia

iPhone OS 4.0

This is one of the 100 new features included in iPhone OS 4.0, which Apple previewed at a special event yesterday.

It’s a minor but a useful tweak. Let us know your views on this new feature in the comments section.

[via Engadget]

Source: iPhone OS 4.0 Allows You To Search Web And Wikipedia Directly From Spotlight

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