Bing News, Weather, Travel, Finance And Sports App Updated For Windows 8 Devices

Microsoft has updated a set of Bing powered apps that are coming pre-installed in Windows 8 machines. Bing apps that got updated today includes News, Weather, Sports, Finance and Travel. All these apps has got new features and several performance improvements. Here is the change log for all of them,

Travel

  • New destination content from Lonely Planet
  • Points of interest reviews and ratings from TripAdvisor
  • Saved flight and hotel searches for easy access
  • Faster display of flight and hotel search results
  • Easier filtering of flight results for departure and arrival times
  • Enhancements to destination weather and currency information, with linking to Weather and Finance apps

Sports

  • New Soccer Leagues
    • UK League 1
    • UK League 2
    • Bundesliga 2
    • FR Ligue 2
    • Dutch Eredivisie
    • Argentina Primera División
    • Portugal Primeira League
    • Australian A league
  • Content from additional partners

Finance

  • Improved navigation
  • Content from additional partners
  • Featured partner content
  • Additional exchanges enabled
  • Videos
  • Improved network connectivity

Weather

  • 10 days of detailed weather forecasts hour by hour
  • Updates to historical weather information
  • Additional information including sunrise/sunset
  • New weather background images

News

  • Content from additional partners
  • Featured partner content
  • Improved support for mouse/keyboard for article viewing
  • Support for regional sources

Find the updates in Windows Store from your Windows 8 machine.

via: Windows observer

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  • Bugbog

    Waiting on Mail and Store updates too!

  • http://twitter.com/purevibz jack frost

    Waiting for the people app update.

    • blackhawk556

      YES!! This app crashes every single day that I use it. PC refresh didn’t fix the issue. @surface twitter has tried to help but still no improvements. Sick an tired of it crashing.

  • inyourbase

    Waiting on XBOX MUSIC update. Worst app ever.
    Oh, it’d be nice to be able to pick our weather sources for the weather app. Here in Australia, the best weather source is BOM (Beareau of Meteorology), and these apps don’t source that data unfortunately.

  • jspeed

    How do I remove them from my updates list without updating them? I’ve uninstalled 3 of those apps and want them gone forever, but they keep bugging me.