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

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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8 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

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

2. Alan01

Posts: 632; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

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

3. Sauce unregistered

Thank you

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Another awesome feature of WP!

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 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.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

So, when are you finally due for a upgrade?

8. Dastrix unregistered

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

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