Microsoft Touts Bing Smart Search In New TV Ad For Windows 8.1 Release Tomorrow

bing-logo-2013-200px Microsoft is pushing its new Bing Smart Search feature, which will hit the streets tomorrow when the company releases Windows 8.1. Bing Smart Search is a feature in the new OS that simultaneously searches the web, the cloud (Microsoft SkyDrive), your PC and -- if you're using a mobile device -- your device and the apps on it. Microsoft pushed out a TV commercial about it a month ago, and has posted a new ad today on YouTube: There's also a lengthy post on the Windows blog about Smart Search that dives into a lot of the details about the new technology, including its reliance on B [...]

Bing Launches News, Sports, Weather & Finance Apps For Windows Phone 8

bing-mobile-featured After releasing a number of new updates for the Windows Phone 8 yesterday, Bing announced today it has launched News, Sports, Weather and Finance apps for the phone as well. Originally released for Windows 8 last October, the mobile versions offer a new collection of apps for Windows Phone 8 users. Bing News App Bing has partnered with a number of national, local and region news sources, including Associated Press, Reuters, Gizmodo and The Guardian, to deliver a customizable news app that lets users track specific story categories, topics or sources. Users can rearrange headline clusters t [...]

Google Releases Search App For Microsoft Surface & Windows RT

Exciting news for Google users who have upgraded to the Microsoft Surface device & Windows RT operating system. You can now download the Google Search App, which is specifically optimized for the Windows Surface and Windows RT. Google announced this on their Google+ page saying: If you just got a new Windows RT tablet and want to use Google Search, you’re in luck—you can now download the Google Search app optimized for Windows RT. It’s got all the good stuff: voice search, instant results and doodles. Just go to our “Get Your Google Back” site at [...]

Sorry, Microsoft Surface Users: No Google Search App For You

IMG_20121026_112859 Got a shiny new Microsoft Surface with Windows RT and want to search with Google? No can do. The Google Search app is only for Windows 8, and it seems like -- amazingly enough -- that's because Google hasn't gotten around to making one. Postscript (Nov. 13): This is now finally available. See our story, Google Releases Search App For Microsoft Surface & Windows RT Anyone searching the Windows Store for the Google Search app and using Windows 8 will find it easily, as shown below: Google's new "Get Your Google Back" site is even promoting a faster way to find the app, pointing pe [...]

Google Launches “Get Your Google Back” Campaign For Windows 8 Users

win8_chrome_en Google has launched a Get Your Google Back site to teach new Windows 8 users how to restore or add Google Search to their devices and to get Chrome. It doesn't help those with Windows RT devices who seem stuck without Google, however. Windows 8 was released today, which means a number of people will find Bing as the default search engine. This isn't always the case. Those who are upgrading and already have Google as default or buying computers from companies that partner with Google to be the default should still have Google, though we're checking on this. Still, plenty of people may f [...]

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