For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
Recent Bing + MSN Stories
Tech tidbits from around the web: the Microsoft Band 2 fire sale continues, "Any developer" will be able to upload apps for Xbox One to the store "soon", Microsoft is updating Windows 10 again, and whether Microsoft's Bing bet is starting to pay off.
Given the popularity of the Windows Insider and Office Insider programs, Microsoft is hoping some of that success will rub off on its search engine too: Microsoft this week quietly launched the Bing Insider Program.
A few tidbits, coming at you this time from Redmond, WA: Windows Weekly meet-up is tonight, a new Windows 10 ad campaign hits softly at Mac, Bing election experience improvements, and Apple's sad new strategy under Tim Cook.
I'm in New York for two days of meetings, so here are a few tidbits from around the web: Bing app updates on Android/iOS, Microsoft stole Iowa from Trump, Facebook's 3.5 degrees of separation, and an awesome new Simpsons search engine.
You may be familiar with the MSN News mobile app, which I use regularly across each of the big mobile platforms. Well, here's another news app from Microsoft, and it's currently available only on iOS. For some reason.
Microsoft today announced its predictions for the first phase of the U.S. presidential election. And if Bing's predictive capabilities are to be believed, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will both emerge from the coming electoral season as big winners.
Good morning. Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: Build 2016 registration is Tuesday, Bing gets a new logo, Microsoft open sources part of Edge, Delivery Beta app for Windows 10, and a new Google Maps feature.
Microsoft has announced the top Bing searches of 2015, and as you might expect, they run the gamut from the important to the truly superfluous.
A small group of external testers has finally gotten their first peek at Cortana on iOS, according to various reports. It's not clear how many have access.
Microsoft has overhauled its app for Bing on iOS and has created something that you may want to actually use on a daily basis.
Microsoft has opened the doors to Distill, a new user based question and answer service to improve search results, to those who registered for invitations.
As you may know, Microsoft makes a wonderful collection of MSN mobile content apps. As of this fall, sadly, three of those apps are being discontinued.