Did you seriously put your trust in Microsoft consumer offerings? OK, I did too. But maybe it's time to think differently.
Recent Bing + MSN Stories
The change impacts Siri and Search (formerly Spotlight) search queries on iOS and Spotlight on Mac, Apple says.
Following a similar Google effort by several months, Bing has finally started displaying fact-checking data in its search results.
If you're anything like me, your Microsoft account is the core of your online identity. It's time for a check-up.
There's a U.S. presidential election coming up, and Microsoft has launched a new Bing interactive experience to help voters make educated decisions.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Bing goes to the Olympics, a big sale on PCs at the Microsoft Store, new Nokia smartphones are confirmed, a Lenovo profit is driven by a real estate sale not by PCs, and AT&T raises prices for some, lowers prices for others.
Microsoft is re-branding Bing Rewards to Microsoft Rewards and is also expanding the program to other applications to make it easier to earn points.
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.
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.