Change Log For The Latest Bing Windows 8 Apps Updates

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Microsoft Bing team has updated all their core apps for Windows 8/RT devices. The list of updates available includes the following. All these updates brings new features and improvements in each of them. Read the whole change log below.

Bing News App:

• Bing News – See the day’s top stories and trending topics. Swipe through the latest national, world, tech, business and sports news, and more. • Customize Your News – Get the news you care about on your home screen by adding, removing and re-ordering content.
• Add A Source – Choose from well-known news sources around the world or add your favorite RSS feeds straight to your home screen.
• Add A Topic – Pick topics you care about —like your favorite sports team, celebrity, or gadget—and follow stories about them.
• International Editions – Interested in what’s making the news in other parts of the world? Bing News allows you to easily add editions from other countries.
• Offline Reading – Download your news and keep up with the day’s headlines even when you’re not connected to the internet.
• Breaking News – Make sure you’re the first to know about major stories with our news alerts.
• Sharing – Share news stories with your friends.
• Full-screen image support – Tap on an image to see it in full-screen and see a slideshow of all images in the article.
• Video and Slideshows – Improved representation of videos and slideshows.
• Note: Some features may not be available in all markets.
• Walking and transit directions
• Find nearby by category
• Venue maps
• People picker to quickly find addresses from your contacts
• Personalize your maps experience with favorites
• Set My location
• Click to call
• Clickable landmarks
• Improved navigation
• Report a problem
• Note: Some updates may not be available in some markets
• Personal finance tools such as auto loan calculator, savings calculator, retirement planner and ROI calculator.
• Top personal finance articles
• Real time quotes and charts for US stocks
• Updated Watchlist with list view, more information per ticker and ability to drag/drop/remove tickers
• Index details page enabled
• Additional EOD exchanges enabled
• Enabled OTC exchanges in US
• Content from additional partners
• Market chart on live tile
• Improved navigation
• Note: Some features and enhancements may not be available in all markets

Bing Travel App:

• “Favorites” allow you to maintain lists of destinations, articles and hotels for trip planning.
• “Nearby” features to find destinations and hotels close to attractions, destinations, or wherever you are.
• Hotel booking services available in more countries.
• New travel articles from Lonely Planet and Fodors.
• Easier price filtering on hotel and flight searches.
• See more content in portrait orientation and on high-resolution displays.

Bing Sports App:

• In depth coverage of NBA and Cricket live games
• Tennis (Coverage for WTA, ATP and Grand Slams)
• Cricket (One day and Test internationals)
• Rugby Leagues (Heineken Cup and Super Rugby)
• European Soccer Leagues (UEFA Champions League, 3.Bundesliga, Scottish Premier League, Scottish league 1, Scottish League 2, Scottish League 3, Irish Carnegie Premier Division, Austrian Bundesliga, Austrian Bundesliga 2, Russian Premier League, Denmark SAS-Ligaen, Swiss Super league, Greek Super League and Dutch Eerste Divisie)
• Asia Pacific Soccer (Chinese Super League and J2.League)
• Middle East and Africa Soccer (Saudi Arabia Pro League, United Arab Emirates Pro, Egyptian Premier League)
• Central and South American Soccer (Mexico First Division, Brasileirao Serie B, Brasileirao Serie C, Argentina National B Division) • World Cup Qualifiers (Coverage for all regions)
• Nippon Pro Baseball
• Aggregated news and video panorama
• Note: Some features and enhancements may not be available in all markets

Find these updates in the Windows Store.

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  • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

    I see this is the correct change log, unlike *cough* Paul Thurrott *cough*