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Answer scientific calculations and get exchange rates using your Bing search app on Windows Phone

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Answer scientific calculations and get exchange rates using your Bing search app on Windows Phone
Need to know the answer to a calculation? Those with Google Search know that they can get the answer using the app. Even problems requiring a scientific calculator can be answered using Google Search. And if you need to know exactly how many dollars you can get for 125 EUR, that also is a calculation that Google Search will handle.

The good news for Windows Phone users is that Bing Search also has the same capabilities. Recently added to Bing's desktop application, the feature is also available on Windows Phone. You can press your search button and either enter the problem manually, or speak it using voice command. For foreign exchange conversions, you can type or say "Convert 125 Euros to U.S. Dollars." For math problems you can also type in the problem or verbalize it,

While it might not seem like much, it is another little addition to the Windows Phone platform that pulls it up closer to a level playing field with Android and iOS.


source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 01 Mar 2014, 13:35

1. Sauce (unregistered)


This is pretty cool. Does anyone know of a similar way to do this on my Note 2?

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 13:56

2. Alan01 (Posts: 192; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Just go to Google Search and type in or verbalize the equation or Forex conversion you want.

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 15:32

3. Sauce (unregistered)


Thank you

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 09:40

6. networkdood (Posts: 6276; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


lol, in an article concerning BING - use GOOGLE - I love it

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 18:10 1

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Another awesome feature of WP!

posted on 01 Mar 2014, 19:32

5. alterecho (Posts: 1085; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I don't care much for these search for conversions. I want universal search for what's already on the device (apps, contacts, mail). Such a missed opportunity, with the dedicated search button on WP devices. An opportunity which only the Windows Phone design team can miss.

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 11:39

7. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3556; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


So, when are you finally due for a upgrade?

posted on 02 Mar 2014, 14:32

8. Dastrix (Posts: 599; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Why don't you should seize that 'opportunity' and work for them?

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