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Updated and new Bing apps to sync data between Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Updated and new Bing apps to sync data between Windows Phone and Windows 8
We've been waiting on more of the convergence features that have undoubtedly been in the works for Windows and today we're getting a big look at what Microsoft wants for its platforms. Microsoft pushed out updates for 4 different Bing apps and released 3 all new Bing apps (new for Windows Phone at least), all of which offer a great new feature: synced data between Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Windows 8.

Bing News, Finance, Weather, and Sports have all been updated; and, Microsoft has released all new Bing Food & Drink, Travel, and Health & Fitness apps for Windows Phone. After grabbing the new apps, or updating the existing ones, you will be able to sign in with your Microsoft account and have your data sync between platforms. This means that your Finance accounts will automatically follow you, as will your favorite teams in Sports, locations in Weather, and the topics you follow in Bing News. 

The new apps are pretty interesting as well. Food & Drink pulls together recipes from AllRecipes, BigOven, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Food52, and more. This means over 600,000 recipes that you can save and set up shopping lists for the ingredients you'll need (all of which will sync between devices). The Health & Fitness app combines a Diet Tracker, Cardio Tracker and GPS Tracker so you can keep an eye on your nutrition and exercise. The Travel app lets you plan, book, and manage flights and hotel reservations, and even pin flight info to your Start screen. 

Overall, an impressive set of apps with quite a bit of functionality. 

 

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posted on 18 Feb 2014, 18:11 3

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3558; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I can hear networkdood jumping up, and screaming like a school girl, right now...
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It's ok network,,, we love WP too!!!! Lol!

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 18:12 1

2. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


lol, HEY!! You beat me to the comment page!!!

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 18:13

3. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I tried using BING, once, and it was painful - I ignore the PC updates for it, too...just takes up more space on my hard drive...

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 18:34 3

5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3558; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Yaaaaaaa!!!! Lol! I beat you!!
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Anyways, I'm sure Bing was annoying the last time you used it, see years ago, because back when I used Google I tried Bing and laughed at Microsoft.. Keep in mind that I was using WinMo at the time and was feed up with my phone, and MS at that point.... A 3 year old could've made a better OS than WinMo6.1..... But, Bing is pretty awesome now, and I don't miss Google at all.. They are both really good, take your pick..
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But, as far as these apps go they are really good.. Very high quality, and strait to the point... I really only use the Bing news app.. This is where live tiles really shine...
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Nevertheless, MS has been doing pretty good lately, and although they have made the dumbest, most illogical, most retarded, blind decisions in the past, in recent years they've been trying really hard to actually do things right, and even this early in the year we can already see major improvements.... But, no company is perfect.....

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 20:42

9. elitewolverine (Posts: 1782; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I haven't missed google in awhile, I go there like a crack head old friend only to find the results are the same only in a different order.

But I truly love the picture background and the discovery squares, it was probably what got me hooked, though I still visit google for their google word updates as well.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 20:50 1

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3558; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Bing really is a lot more fun, and interactive, than Google.. The search results are the freekin same, for Christ sake.. But, Bing just has more going for it...
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Its kinda weird because it's the opposite argument when we talk about WP vs Android.. Bing has more features, and is way more customizable than Google..
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I guess..... Whatever..

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 18:18

4. networkdood (Posts: 6282; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Good to see that Windows is slowly catching up....to everyone else...I do have a live.com email account for my XBOX Live...

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 18:37 3

6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3558; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Ohhhhhhhh, a Live account.. Someone get this guy a medal... Lol!... Just joking....
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Microsoft account?... :-)

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 19:18 2

7. papss (unregistered)


Xbox live is effing awesome.. Titanfall beta ftw!!!

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 20:38

8. elitewolverine (Posts: 1782; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


then you already have all those services and free points from bing to start earning rewards. Not to mention skydrive space as well.

My old msn.com account has kept me going for years

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