Posts tagged with: Bing
  • by | April 15, 2014 1:03 AM

    Back in the day we used to refer to our electronic devices as PDAs -- Personal Digital Assistants. They weren't. In fact, they weren't much more than battery-operated day planners, the paper versions of which were in style around the turn of the century. Today these devices have given way to Internet-connected smartphones that are finally starting to include the ability to complete core tasks via voice-assisted input. Apple has Siri. Google has Google Now. Finally, Microsoft has Cortana. Some feel that this personalized and voice-responsive component finally brings the "assistant" to ...

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  • by | January 29, 2014 3:56 PM

    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 quite everything. ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    We apologize for the late upload due to some technical difficulties that just got solved. 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 show talking about the LG G2, our first ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 1:11 PM

    There may be ongoing efforts to draw more developers over to Windows Phone, helping increase both the selection and quality of available apps, but Microsoft isn't just looking to third parties to deliver compelling apps. The company is very much keeping itself in the mix, and today announced its own latest series of WP8 apps, a collection of Bing-branded software to keep you on top of all things from the worlds of news, sports, finance, and weather. Bing News pulls the latest stories from a collection of respected sources, gives users access to the latest videos of breaking news, and ...

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  • by | August 6, 2013 8:19 AM

    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 first screen, instead of ...

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  • by | June 18, 2013 6:30 AM

    The Bing team has always had a strange relationship at Microsoft. On one hand, they want to gain market share as a search engine, on the other, they want to integrate with other Microsoft products.  In the past, many of the Bing apps on non-Microsoft platforms really took priority.  For example, Bing on the iPhone was once much better than Bing on Windows Phone and experiences often differ greatly between platforms.  Then there was a very nice Bing for iPad app long before there was anything for Windows Tablets, and to this day Bing on iPad still has a few features more than Bing on ...

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  • by | May 21, 2013 7:00 AM

    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, stupid. Because what Microsoft doesn't address in ...

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