Microsoft Updates Windows 8 Bing Apps: News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps, Travel

Posted on Apr 16 2013 - 4:19am by Editorial Staff

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Back in October last year Microsoft unveiled six Bing Apps for Windows 8 namely News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps and Travel, letting users explore the world with a set of immersive vertical experiences. The aim to design and develop these apps is to embrace speed and touch providing users a fast, fluid and consistent way delving users’ interests. With today’s announcement, the company is rolling out a significant set of updates across the apps, making it easier to customize and personalize them suiting your needs.

News: With the update, Microsoft now allows users to customize the Bing News app keeping tabs on specific story categories, topics or news sources which matters. Also, now supporting RSS feeds and offline reading, which in turn will make the news truly your own.

Maps: It now supports improved driving, transit and walking directions along with up-to-the minute traffic incidents notifications including construction and accidents.

Finance: The update brings an updated watch-list, real-time US stock updates and customizable with the Bing Finance app.

Sports: Added 29 additional sports leagues, with a total of 65 covering Soccer, American Football, Basketball, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, Motor Sports, Baseball, Ice Hockey and Golf.

Travel: Added travel content from Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and Fodor’s, the Bing Travel app will work as the best place for you to plan your next vacations.

Weather: Now with this update, you can dynamically moving weather maps for your city or region in a number of categories including satellite, temperature, precipitation, cloud cover and radar.  Also get weather conditions at ski resorts in 24 countries around the world.

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