Welcome to another week of apps. Android gets all the cool stuff with an awesome Bing upgrade and your next mobile gaming addiction. iOS is all focused on the camera, and Windows Phone wants to make you more productive. Let’s take a look.
In its continuing efforts to show how cool and down with the kids it is, Microsoft has just added a video game from 1972 to Bing. Yes, this will consume all your remaining spare time this evening.
If you've always looked longingly over the Fence of Babel at all those foreigners making jokes that you know would be funny, if only you could understand them, then fear not: Twitter has harnessed the power of the internet's second-best translation tool into its service.
News from the land of unloved search engines: yesterday, both Bing and Yahoo had an outage (don't worry, I didn't notice either), caused by a coding booboo from Microsoft.
No, it's not just you; it looks like some of Microsoft's services are down right now. That includes Outlook, Hotmail, and Bing.
Facebook and Microsoft have had a relatively long-standing partnership when it comes to search: for years, Facebook searches would also show Bing results, and Bing queries have thrown up results from your friends. But history seems to mean very little to Facebook, which appears to have quietly killed Bing results.
The Bing search engine will now give you results if you use emojis instead of words in your search query.
The twisting sidewalks and dizzying density of Brazil's favelas might deter most outsiders from navigating these crowded inner-city neighborhoods, which informally house about 1.5 million of the country's residents. Yet in the last few months, both Google and Microsoft have both been seen mapping their narrow streets…
Here is a fun/terrible thing! If you search for "iTunes" in Google, the top sponsored result is something called itunes.download-new.com (don't go there), which is nothing but a festering rat king of malware.
It's the time of year when people start looking back over the past 12 months to remember what happened and how it captured the imagination of the population. And to kick things off, here's Bing's search history for 2013.
Out with curly and blue; in with angular and gold. Microsoft's Bing search engine has just received a major redesign which it's hoped will reinvigorate the service—but is it really enough?
The search engine wars are many things: one-sided, enduring, non-violent. But like all good immutable conflicts, they can also be catty.
Bing's making a play for schools with a new ad-free version of search. And in addition to wiping the ads, Bing for Schools will also boast enhanced privacy protection, explicit content filtering by default, and other features to "promote digital literacy." Not a bad idea!
You use Google. Or maybe, just maybe you use Bing. Sometimes one is better. Sometimes the other is prettier. Sometimes it's the other way around. Whatever. The most hilarious, ridiculous difference between the two though? How they auto-complete the Xbox One. Google Instant finds words like terrible, ugly, a joke and…