Microsoft is clingy. It’s implanted Internet Explorer as your default web browser for the longest time. And if you happen to use Microsoft Edge on a frequent basis, you’ll have found out how to switch your search engine: you have to go to the search engine site, then go into “Advanced Settings” and then choose from a list of possible (if implausible) search providers.
Very intuitive, indeed.
The Microsoft Edge app for Windows 10 Mobile does not have this feature right now, but it will soon. One Russian Windows Insider is on the case.
Microsoft’s Bing Rewards has reached a decent level of popularity on desktop browsers. By using its services, Bing awards you with credits that can later be used to redeem rewards in Amazon, Xbox, Skype, and other gift cards, and which even allow you to donate these credits to schools or charities as well. The only problem the service had is that it was only available on the desktop, or at least it was a problem until today.
Microsoft has just launched the service on iOS and Android, which will give you similar functionality to what you get on the desktop for now, but not [...]
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Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s Android Device Manager, which just went public for all markets. Microsoft follows with an announcement of their Bing app suite for Windows Phone 8, though with some boring services. Whatsapp is next as the company has reached 300 Million users and is now offering voice messaging. Samsung’s 384GB storage chip takes the spotlight next, even though it’s hard to tell when we’ll get it. We end today’s [...]
We’ve seen how Microsoft has been working on significantly improving the experience of Bing on the browser. The process has taken them a while, but it’s clear that the service is significantly easier to use, and at the same time the results provided include more added value than many of its competitors. Obviously it was only a matter of time before this level of overhaul came to Windows Phone, and the changes just got detailed.
The new Bing for Windows Phone 8 will reduce the search filters to just three, but will also provide you with more relevant content on the [...]
Microsoft has made a lot of noise recently with their “Scoogled” campaign, accusing Google of taking every bit of information they can get their hands on – your searches, your emails, your IM’s, etc and storing it and using it. They use it to give you ads; they use it to track your interests; they use it to “turn you into the product”, to use the accepted phrase of the day. Microsoft’s counter is to try and turn your fears into Google-phobia. They’re trying to scare you away from Google.
And it’s kind of…what’s the word? Oh yeah, [...]